Nearly 250 people attended the Article V Symposium in Denver, Colorado, last week, where they heard Prof. Rob Natelson, Mark Meckler, and Michael Farris discuss the Convention of States Project and explain the Article V process.

The Colorado Statesman wrote an article covering the event, an excerpt of which we’ve posted below:

“Last week nearly 250 Coloradans paid $10 each to attend a rally at the Colorado Convention Center for the nascent Article Five movement. A panel discussion, moderated by Independence Institute Senior Fellow Rob Natelson, author of ‘The Original Constitution: What it Actually Said and Meant,’ offered a tutorial on who, why and how voters might trigger a Convention of the States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The long-ignored provision that supplements the traditional amending process whereby two-thirds majorities in both Houses of Congress may refer proposed amendments to the states for ratification by three-fourths of state legislatures was the subject of the 85th and final Federalist paper. Envisioned as a safety valve for an aggrieved populace confronting a Congress spun out of control has never been used, but that could be about to change.”

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About The Author


Robert was born and raised in southern Orange County, California. He graduated from Patrick Henry College in 2010 and returned to California to pursue the study of law at Pepperdine University. While at both Patrick Henry and Pepperdine, Robert competed extensively in moot court and debate and won numerous awards for his sharp advocacy. During his time in law school, Robert worked as a Blackstone Fellow for the Alliance Defending Freedom and as a judicial extern on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Robert graduated from Pepperdinemagna cum laude and recently passed the California bar.