Convention of States Project Gaining Ground thomas.barclay September 16, 2013 News Every day, more and more Americans recognize that a Convention of States offers the last, best chance to preserve liberty. Support for the Convention of States Project has been steadily growing, and there’s no sign of slowing down. When we began accepting applications for leadership positions, the COS Project office here in Purcellville, VA, was flooded with applicants. Our Grassroots Coordinator, Laura Fennig, can barely keep her head above water. Social media provides one of the most effective ways to spread the word. Our Facebook “likes” and Twitter “follows” increase hourly. People are engaging; people are getting excited; people are catching the vision. In fact, we’ve been so busy we’ve had to hired new staff. Robert Kelly has recently joined the team as our legal analyst. Kelly graduated from Pepperdine Law School seventh in his class. During his time at Pepperdine, Robert worked as a Blackstone Fellow for the Alliance Defending Freedom and as a judicial extern on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. On top of all this, WORLD Magazine, one of America’s leading conservative news publications, released an article yesterday explaining the Convention of States Project. Here are some of the highlights: “A new grassroots organization believes it has an answer for those who think the federal government is too big and abuses its power: a convention of states.” “These amendments [at a Convention of States] would be designed to ‘stop the federal spending and debt spree, the power grabs of the federal courts, and other misuses of federal power.’” “[Michael] Farris believes the nation has reached a historic turning point at which states could be rallied to bypass Congress: ‘I’ve got seven [amendment propositions]. There will be others.’” “Farris argues that, if the states can agree on a subject, they have a much better shot at passing an amendment than previous movements. While the ‘spending and debt crisis,’ the ‘regulatory crisis,’ and ‘congressional attacks on state sovereignty’ are leading concerns, he says his organization will provide a place to discuss possibilities and then collectively choose which to rally around.” This article is one of many that have covered the COS Project. You can find links to them below. These are exciting times! When historians consider the Convention of States movement, will they remember your name? You have an opportunity to make history. Sign up today and spread the word!