As State Legislators, we have a solemn obligation to defend the rights of the people and protect the sovereign authority of our states, but the powers in Washington D.C. have made that almost impossible. Decades of out of control spending and a slow erosion of the balance of power between the states and the Federal government have all but destroyed the constitutional federalism that our founding fathers established.

The drafters of our Constitution knew this could happen and so they gave us the tools to keep the genius of Federalism functioning, but we have to use those tools.

The stronger we are, the sooner we can take the credit cards away from Washington and put our nation back on track.

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  • BBA Campaign Moving Toward Adding More States
  • Triple-Subject Article V CoSP Drive Very Active This Year
  • Mike Farris Steps Away from Convention of States Project
  • Current Status of Other Article V Efforts
  • Updated Article V Progress Report Now Available
  • More BBA-Related News
  • Misc. Article V News & Developments
  • Natelson Uncovers 38th Prior Convention of States
  • New Paper Clarifies:  AV Conventions Cannot Run Away


This month…

  • Tennessee to Call an Official Meeting of States
  • Utah Valley University Offers Federalism Course
  • What Did Antonin Scalia Really Believe About Article V?
  • ASL Fall Meeting Was Short of a Quorum
  • Press Coverage of Article V is Increasing
  • CoSP Movement Expects Substantial Progress in 2017
  • ALEC Leader Calls on Trump to Focus on Federalism
  • SC Senate Drops ‘Minority Report’ Rule
  • Senator Cruz to Introduce Term Limits Measure
  • New Reports Highlight Need for Federal Budget Restraint

  • Citizens’ Group Seeks to Expand Article V Knowledge
  • US Term Limits Appoints Bob Berry its Colo. State Director
  • Speaker Paul Ryan Announces Support for Term Limits 
  • Conservative Publication Sees the Need for a BBA
  • ‘State Legislators Hold Key’ to Overcoming Debt Addiction
  • US Senators Grassley & Perdue Support a BBA
  • Heritage Sees the Problem… But Not the Solution
  • Natelson Issues New Paper on the Constitution

  • Wyo. Has History of Supporting Constitutional Amendments
  • Washington Examiner Gets It Slightly Wrong
  • Barron’s Editorial Statements Needed Correction Too
  • NFIB Takes Flack for Supporting a BBA
  • Volcker & Peterson Warn of Debt Growth
  • Heartland Issues ‘Debt Brake’ Policy Paper
  • History Columnist Calls for a Balanced Budget Amendment
  • New Book Analyzes Federalism
  • Natelson Releases New Articles & Research on Article V
  • Non-Article V Effort Asks Congress to Rein-In Regulations

  • CoS Simulated Convention Draws 137 Commissioners 
  •      Comments by Participants and Observers
  •      The Proposals Adopted at the Simulated Convention
  •      Article V Activist Disparages the Simulated Convention
  • Tenth Amendment Center Releases New Video
  • Dr. Poulson Proposes Federal Fiscal Rules Working Group
  • Constitution Day Celebrated in South Carolina
  • Nebraska Senator is Stumping for a CoS Resolution
  • Strange Survey Question Leads to Wrong Conclusions

  • NY Times: BBA Has “a Plausible Chance of Success”
  • New York Sun Supports an Article V Convention
  • CoS Project: More Details about its Simulated Convention
  • CfA Issues a Policy Brief to Rebut Natelson
  • CfA Effort to ‘Unify’ Article V Campaigns Rejected
  • Another Federal Term Limits Effort Launched
  • Countermand Group Hosts Session for Legislators
  • Phyllis Schlafly Passes Away at 92 
  • Natelson Unearths 37th Past Convention of States
  • CATO Institute Report: ‘Very Simple to Balance the Budget’
  • ALEC Hit by ‘Shut Up Politics’ Campaign
  • Dr. Poulson Addresses RedState Gathering About US Debt
  • Indiana Gov. Race Includes Focus on Article V Convention
  • Misc. Article V-related News

  • ASL Issues Proposed Rules for a Convention of States
  • Party Platforms Call for Constitutional Amendments
  • High and Growing US Debt Levels Confirmed by CBO
  • Article V Progress Highlighted in New Report
  • There Are BBAs… and There Are BBAs
  • SC State Rep. Organizes Event Highlighting Constitution Day
  • WolfPAC Gets an Ally in Effort to Amend the Constitution
  • Simulated Article V Convention Set for September 22-23
  • America’s Official Motto Now 60 Years Old

For a detailed report on Article V efforts from around the country:

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