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South Carolina CALL TO ACTION

Note: This is an in-state Call to Action. It only applies to folks in South Carolina.

Dear Convention of States Project Patriot,

The Convention of States resolution in South Carolina -- S 198 -- was passed out of the South Carolina Senate with a vote of 13 to 8 last Tuesday. 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 prevents debate and vote on our resolution!

The only way to bring this resolution up for debate and a vote is to have a majority of Senators support and vote for what is called “Special Order.” The Republicans in the SC Senate have a strong majority and can easily bring S 198 up on “Special Order.” There are multiple bills competing for Special Order right now. One of them is S 30, the Article V effort that is limited to a Balanced Budget Amendment. You know from my previous messages that a BBA all by itself will not address the deep issues of power imbalance between the states and the federal government. The only Article V effort that is using a template resolution in order to force Congress to call a Convention of States that will address the runaway federal government is S 198.

So here's what we need you to do:

Call and email your Senator on the list below. I know that there are a lot on this list, so I hate to ask you to call and email all of them. But the truth of the matter is that we need maximum calls and emails sent in order to send a strong message that we want S 198 brought up on Special Order and ultimately passed in the South Carolina Senate. I know you are as eager as I am to join the other states calling for an Article V Convention of States to lawfully rein in the out of control federal government.

If you cannot call all of them, it is IMPERATIVE that you call YOUR Senator if he / she is on this list. The list below contains all 28 Republicans in the South Carolina Senate. The first 13 voted for S 198 in the full Judiciary Committee, please thank them for voting for S 198 in Judiciary and then please let them and all of the rest know that that “we need your help for a Special Order vote on the Convention of States Project resolution S 198”.  Let them know that out of the two Article V resolutions before them, S 198 is the ONLY effort that will address the serious issues facing our nation because of runaway and out of control federal power. Please be very polite and respectful. Those that oppose this effort are spreading fear and misinformation…and they do it in a nasty and disrespectful manner. We don’t want to be like that.

District

Name

Email

Phone

SD2

Larry Martin

LarryMartin@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6610

SD5

Tom Corbin

TomCorbin@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6100

SD8

Ross Turner

RossTurner@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6148

SD12

Lee Bright

LeeBright@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6008

SD16

Greg Gregory

greggregory@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6024

SD23

Katrina Shealy

KatrinaShealy@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6108

SD24

Tom Young

TomYoung@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6124

SD25

Shane Massey

shanemassey@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6024

SD28

Greg Hembree

GregHembree@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6016

SD33

Luke Rankin

LukeRankin@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6410

SD38

Sean Bennett

SeanBennett@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6116

SD41

Paul Thurmond

PaulThurmond@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6172

SD43

Chip Campsen

chipcampsen@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6340

SD1

Thomas Alexander

thomasalexander@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6220

SD3

Kevin Bryant

KevinBryant@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6320

SD4

William O'Dell

WilliamODell@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6350

SD6

Mike Fair

MikeFair@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6420

SD9

Danny Verdin

SAgriComm@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6230

SD13

Shane Martin

ShaneMartin@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6100

SD14

Harvey Peeler

SMediComm@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6430

SD15

Wes Hayes

SEthicsComm@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6240

SD18

Ronnie Cromer

RonnieCromer@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6330

SD20

John Courson

SEduComm@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6250

SD31

Hugh Leatherman

SFinComm@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6640

SD34

Ray Cleary

RayCleary@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6040

SD37

Larry Grooms

STransComm@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6400

SD44

Paul Campbell

PaulCampbell@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6016

SD46

Tom Davis

TomDavis@scsenate.gov

(803) 212-6008


What is S 198?

Article V of the U.S. Constitution gives the states power to propose amendments through a Convention of States. S 198 is South Carolina's application to call for a Convention of States for the purpose of proposing amendments that would limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints and establish term limits on its officials.

For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions here.