Apolitical, Constitutional Article V Convention
At an Article V Convention, state delegates propose, debate, and vote on potential amendments. Each state receives one vote. Amendments that receive support from a majority of the delegates are then submitted to the States for ratification.Potential amendments include 1.) requiring a supermajority to raise taxes or engage in deficit spending, 2.) a sunset clause on all federal programs, 3.) term limits, and 4.) a prohibition on lawmakers exempting themselves and their friends from laws they enact for their fellow citizens to obey.
Any amendment that is ratified by 3/4 of the States becomes part of the United States Constitution and does not require the sanction of Congress or the Supreme Court.
Convention of the States
The Convention of States Project is mobilizing volunteers across the nation to contact their state legislators, speak at community group meetings, and inform & equip friends and neighbors who would like to be a part of this historic undertaking. Please visit ConventionOfStates.com for additional information and to sign up at the COS Action Center.
In Illinois, the Illinois Legislative Liaison is Victoria Deppe. She can be reached at COS.Liaison.IL@gmail.com.
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