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.

Join the caucus today!

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

To see the August progress report click on the link: 17- 0801 AVC Progress Report


  • 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

This month…

  • New Comprehensive Article V Resource Site Has Opened
  • Legislators Plan for Upcoming Historic Convention of States
  • Two New Excellent Books Deal with an Article V Convention
  • Article V Opponents Have Become Ultra Aggressive
  • Upcoming Events That Are Important to Article V Efforts
  • New Video Addresses Myth about 1787 Constitution
  • Survey: National Debt is Not on Millennial’s Radar
  • Colorado Senate Kills Congressional Term Limits Bill
  • Convention of States Project is Still Active in 8 States
  • Several Publications Cover Article V Issues
  • Georgia Attorney Tracks Article V Progress
  • They Are Still Trying to Ratify the ERA
  • Indiana Moves toward a BBA in Their State Constitution

This month…

  • Arizona Calls Formal Planning Convention of States
  • CoSP Campaign Gains Two States for Current Total of 10
  • BBA Drive Loses 1 & Gains 1 – Still at 29 States
  • Wisconsin Seeks to be 30th BBA Application
  • National Debt Described as ‘a Huge Threat to Millennials’
  • Term Limits Proposal is Moving Along in Several States
  • Compact for America Proposal Approved in 5th State
  • Single Subject Amendment Effort Sees Some Action
  • Proposal to Use Article V to Address Social Issues Fails

Those Anti-Article V Misinformation Campaigns –

  • Hard-Hitting Article Chides Opponents of Article V
  • Related – Andy Schlafly Called Out for Misinformation
  • ‘Runaway Convention’ Notion Is a Modern Contrivance

Article V Research Resources –

  • Five New Article V-Related Research Papers Available

  • 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