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  • This Newsletter Includes a Comprehensive Review of Article V Efforts One Month into 2018 Legislative Sessions


  • New Book Debunks ‘We Don’t Know How Conventions Work’ Claim
  • Numerous Writers Express Support for a Constitutional BBA
  • Candidates for Federal Offices Promise Support for a BBA
  • First Guldenschuh Article V Progress Report of 2018

  • Cuccinelli Gave a Powerful Speech at ALEC Conference
  • Bipartisan Report Authors Underscore Need for Debt Control
  • Heritage Foundation Gets a New President
  • Iowa State Rep Calls for a Convention of States
  • Coburn:  No One is Working on National Debt Reduction
  • New Amendment-Seeking Group Takes Aim at Citizens United
  • Writer Says Tea Party Must Now Focus on Spending Restraint
  • Should Article V Itself be Amended?
  • NewsMax Finally Publishes Brief Acknowledgement of Article V
  • Writer’s Wish: ‘Stop Bankrupting My Children’s Future’
  • US Term Limits Proposal Gains Support Going Into 2018

This month…

  • Wisc. Approves 28th BBA-focused Article V Application
  • Press Coverage of Wisc.’s Action: Wide and Varied
  • BBA Endorsed by California Gov. Jerry Brown
  • Guldenschuh Year-End Report Tracks Article V Progress
  • Article V: ‘Necessary’ to Fix America’s Problems
  • More New Article V-related Papers & Articles of Note
  • NY Rejects Convention to Amend State Constitution
  • Article V Advocate Mark Levin to Host Show on Fox News

To see the November progress report click on the link: 2017 11 13 AVC Progress Report – Final

This month…

  • One Man’s Efforts Led to the 27th Amendment
  • Phoenix Correspondence Commission Is Being Organized
  • The Federal Debt Has Increased for 60 Straight Years
  • US House Clerk’s Article V Listings Still Incomplete
  • ALEC ‘States & Nation Policy Summit’ Set for Dec. 6-8
  • CoSP Reports it Now Has 3 Million Supporters
  • A Winning Strategy for State Legislative Candidates
  • Will New York State Hold a Constitutional Convention?
  • Rob Natelson Releases New Article V-related Policy Brief
  • New Book: Fiscal Rules to Limit Federal Deficit Spending
  • Congressional Term Limits are On Their Minds
  • Act 2 Refined… Another Proposal for Using Article V

This month…

  • Phoenix Convention Was an Enormous Success      
  • The Phoenix Convention Drew Considerable Media Coverage
  • Phoenix Correspondence Commission Created
  • The Economist Publishes Major Piece on Article V
  • A Debt Ceiling With No Limit?
  • Hillary Clinton Apparently Doesn’t Understand Article V
  • Congressional Dysfunction Spurs Interest in Term Limits

This month…

  • Phoenix Readies for Historic Convention
  • Democrat Leader is New US Term Limits Utah State Director
  • CfA Wins Over Constitutional Scholar Trent England
  • The CoS Project Is Producing Lots of Press Coverage
  • Another Article V Proposal Emerges
  • New ‘Calexiters’ Group Seeks to Use Article V
  • NY Voters to Consider Amending Their State Constitution
  • Additional BBA-Related News

This month…

  • An Update on the Phoenix Convention of States
  • ALEC’s Denver Convention Draws a Large Attendance
  • News Flash: ‘Our Federal Government is Completely Broken’
  • BBA Proponents Testify Before Congressional Committee
  • Idaho Legislator Supports BBA, Will Self-Term Limit
  • CoSP was Active During July
  • More Article V-related News

  • ALEC Convention to Include Article V Emphasis
  • Phoenix Convention of States Update
  • Former US Senator DeMint Has Joined CoSP as an Advisor
  • New Montana Congressman Gianforte Supports Amend Bills
  • Texas Adopts Delegate Bill, Celebrates Article V Victories
  • Article V Opponents Keep Spreading BS
  • An Update on BBA Efforts in Wisconsin
  • Does America Have Any “Fiscal Space” Left?
  • More Article V-related News

Official Invitations Sent Out for the Arizona Convention
•        2017: A Good Year for the Convention of States Project
•        BBA Effort Dealt Setbacks
•        George Soros Focuses on Killing Article V Efforts
•        New A5 Report: BBA and CoSP are 81% and 46% There
•        Caucus Site Adds Links to More Resources
•        Federalism Course at UVU is Free
•        NTLC President Champions the Trump Budget
•        Puerto Rico Offers a Lesson in Excess Government Debt
•        Senator Tom Coburn Releases Smashing the DC Monopoly
•        New Research Paper Issued by Rob Natelson
•        Is the ERA on the Verge of Full Ratification?
•        Coming Events That Impact Article V & Federalism