The Convention of States Project

The biggest political story of the decade won’t be about gun control or immigration or health care.  It will be about how the people—acting through the states—stopped the runaway train in Washington, DC.

The Convention of States Project gives Americans a realistic, legal, effective solution to the problems that threaten our nation.  For the first time in a long time, Americans can do something about the spending and debt crisis, the crushing regulatory system, and the centralization of power.

Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows the states to call a Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments.  These amendments could limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and force Congress to be fiscally responsible.  Our mission is to urge and empower state legislators to call such a convention.

The time to call a Convention of States is now.  Dissatisfaction with Washington hit an all-time high last year.  Americans dubbed the 113th Congress “the worst ever,” and the ACA debacle left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth.

On top of all this, best-selling author Mark Levin called for a Convention of States in his book The Liberty Amendments.  Levin’s book was the #1 bestselling book on Amazon.com and a NYT bestseller in every category for which it qualified.  Clearly, Americans are excited about the chance to preserve liberty.

What We’ve Done

We’re well on our way to reaching our goals for 2014.  We’ve made some great progress, and we’re gaining momentum every day.

States That Have Officially Passed the COS Application

Georgia (Senate, House) – Officially passed on March 6, 2014.

Florida (Senate, House) – Officially passed on April 21, 2014.

Alaska (Senate, House) – Officially passed on April 19, 2014.

States with Statewide Volunteer Leadership

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

If you would like to get in touch with one of our volunteer leaders, email our Grassroots Director, Sophie Linde, at sophielinde@selfgovern.com.

Convention of States in the News

Forbes.com: “Mark Levin’s Game Changer: Using The Constitution To Arrest Federal Drift.”

Forbes.com: “The Big Political Story Of 2016 Will Not Be About Who Replaces Obama.”

American Thinker: “Is a Convention of States Politically Possible?

World Net Daily: “Why We Need a Convention of the States Now.”

Huckabee: “Convention of States to Reign in Government?

Slate.com: “States, Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Chains.”

Glenn Beck: The Glenn Beck Program.

American Thinker: “First State Passes Article V Convention of States Resolution.”

Red State: “Georgia Becomes First State to Pass Convention of States Resolution.”

Conservative Byte: “Georgia Passes Convention of States Application.”

WesternFreePress.com. “Glenn Beck, Mark Levin United Around Convention of States.”

WORLD.com: “A Unconventional Proposal to Limit Federal Power.”

Downtrend.com. “Glenn Beck Discusses How The States Can Amend The Constitution To Include Term Limits.”

Minnpost.com. “Is the Constitution Preparing to Come Back from Exile?

The Augusta Chronicle.  “Powering Up the States.”

Resources for Further Reading

Our Frequently Asked Questions page provides a short overview of what a Convention of States is and how it works.

Our handbook is available here, and our brochure is available here. These resources give you a great summary of the Convention of States Project’s goal and how we plan to get there.

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Interview Requests

If you would like to schedule an interview, please email our Public Relations Director, Tamara Colbert at tamaracolbert@selfgovern.com or call the COS office at 540-441-7227.