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The 2016 election has made it clear that America is awakening and clamoring for a solution – a solution that increases liberty via a structural change to Washington DC.  Reinforcing that desire is the increasing Convention of States support from national leaders, notably including former Sen. Tom Coburn, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco Rubio, former Govs. Mike Huckabee & Bobby Jindal, HUD Secretary nominee Ben Carson, Talk show hosts Mark Levin, Sean Hannity & Rush Limbaugh, and American economist, turned social theorist, Thomas Sowell.

Convention of States is the lawful and orderly solution provided in the Constitution to effect the desired solution.  To call an amendments convention, we must pass Convention of States resolutions in 34 states, and we have already done so in eight (i.e., Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, & Tennessee).

Please do not be coerced into standing idly by because someone has sown fear into you with misinformation that has its roots in left wing nonsense.  When future generations look to you, asking what you did to help our ailing country, you can proudly admit that you are part of the solution.

Please get involved by signing the petition, volunteering to the degree your capacity permits, and then engaging all your like-minded contacts to do the same.

We’ve made incredible progress both nationally (click here for a recap) and here in South Carolina.  During the 121st General Assembly which took place in 2015 & 2016. We moved the “ball” way down the field. If you will permit me to continue to use the football metaphor….we started on our own 1 yard line and moved the ball across midfield in both the House and the Senate chambers. In the Senate our resolution passed the Judiciary subcommittee with a 3-2 vote and the full Judiciary committee with a 13-8 vote. Every single Republican present on that committee voted for this resolution. Unfortunately many Democrats in the SC Senate are opposing this effort to rein in the federal government and a “minority report” was placed on this bill when it was sent to the Senate floor. A “minority report” permits one person to thwart the efforts of the majority….and prevented debate and vote on our resolution and our bills died.

In 2017, Representative Bill Taylor and Senator Larry Grooms are once again leading the way in South Carolina by introducing the Convention of States resolution in both the South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate.

The House resolution is H.3233 and the Senate version is S.86. We will be working very hard right out of the gate to convince the members of the South Carolina General Assembly that this will be the most important vote of their lives and that they need to pass this resolution in South Carolina so that we can be added to the growing list of states that have had enough of an out of control federal government!

Let’s make South Carolina the ninth state to pass the Convention of States application!

Bob Menges

South Carolina State Director

Convention of States Project

p.s. Please take a moment to thank these South Carolina leaders who are sponsoring or co-sponsoring the resolutions at the statehouse in Columbia:

<2/16/17 | Resigned to run for Rep Mulvaney’s seat> Rep. Ralph W. Norman, District 48, (803) 212-6888, RalphNorman@schouse.gov

South Carolina Action Prompt

South Carolina Action Prompt

The grassroots are the key to victory -- high numbers ensure success. So are you ready to talk to your friends about the Convention of States Project?

Join our team as a District Captain!

Our goal is to find one District Captain in every South Carolina state house district. The District Captain's mission is simple: find 100 people in your district willing to contact their state legislators in support of Convention of States legislation next session.

It doesn't take a huge time commitment to make a difference. Five constituent phone calls is often enough to move an issue to the top of a state legislator's priority list. In person meetings are even more effective.

Get involved today by reaching out to your state legislators. Don't know what to say?

Download talking points here.

If you'd like a Convention of States leader to attend a meeting with you and your legislator, contact your state’s legislative liaison.

South Carolina Action

South Carolina Action

Your voice is VERY important. Make it heard by sharing Convention of States with your friends and contacts. We need to double if not triple the size of our grassroots before January of us do that by encouraging everyone you know to sign our petition. That petition will automatically be sent to their statehouse Representative and Senator. It also gets them into our system so that we can call on them to help us with our Calls to Action. When we all work as a coordinated team, our legislators will get the message that they need to pass the COS resolution. Don't miss the chance to tell future generations that you stood strong for liberty!

South Carolina Team

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    John Beatty

    Grassroots Coordinator

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    Bob Menges

    State Director

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    Claude O'Donovan

    Legislative Liaison

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    Kelly Rowe

    Legislative Liaison

South Carolina Blog

House & Senate @ 25% Sponsorship!

Another Leader in the House

Now both the House and Senate have 25% of their members signed onto the Convention of States resolutions!

The South Carolina Convention of States team would like to thank Representative Willis for co-sponsoring our Convention of States resolution H.3233, helping us reach the 25% mark in the House! 

Please contact him to let him know of your support!

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And Campbell Makes It a Dozen

Another Leader in the Senate

The South Carolina Convention of States team would like to thank Senator Campbell for co-sponsoring our Convention of States resolution S.86!

Please contact him to let him know of your support!

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