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!

•       ALEC Adopts Model Rules for Future Article V Conventions
•        WV Is 28th State to Adopt BBA-focused Application
•        Indiana is Sixth State to Adopt the CoS Application
•        Compact for America Effort Gains Prominent Endorsement
•        Ohio Senator Leads Call to Presidential Candidates
•        Dem Congressmen Seek a Balanced Budget Amendment
•        Republican Congressman Calls for a Delayed-Action BBA
•        Bi-Monthly Article V Report Evidences Progress
•        Canadian Publication Reports on US Article V Debates
•        State-by-State Tidbits of Article V News


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

0401AVCProgressReport


  • ALEC Nudges Congress to Get on Board with BBA
  • Convention of States Project Adds Tennessee
  • US Term Limits Effort Approved by Florida’s Legislature
  • The BBATF Proposal is Inching Forward
  • Article V Progress Reports Are Updated Twice Monthly
  • CBO Report Warns of Growing Federal Deficit
  • Admiral Speaks on Security Reasons Why a BBA is Needed
  • Congressmen to Presidential Hopefuls:     Focus on the National Debt
  • Presidential Candidates Pledge Support for Article V Efforts
  • Montana Congressman Calls for Federal BBA
  • New Hampshire Considers Adoption of a State BBA
  • Heritage Foundation Releases Article V ‘Memorandum’

  • Governor Abbott’s ‘Texas Plan’ – What Will Come of It?
  • Guldenschch Article V Progress Reports Available Again
  • Center for Public Integrity Releases Report on Article V Efforts
  • Can the US Debt Growth Be Stopped?
  • Convention of States Project Moving Full Steam in 2016
  • BBA Task Force Updates Its Web Site, Works on Final 7
  • US Term Limits Effort Gains Support in Florida’s House
  • Developments in Other Article V Movements
  • Constitutional Literacy Seminar Set for Colorado
  • Article V Caucus Opens New Facebook Site

  • Can Sick Child Inspire Fundamental Change in Washington?
  • Six Natelson A5 Tutorials Posted at Washington Post Site
  • Coburn’s ‘Kill the Cancer’ Speech at ALEC Convention
  • ALEC Task Force Approves Proposed A5 Convention Rules
  • Heartland Institute Podcast/Letter Focus on BBA
  • Congress Plays with BBA Idea – But Nothing Ever Happens
  • Experts Dual Over 10th Amendment Implications on Article V
  • NFIB Continues to Support the BBA-Focused Article V Drive
  • Presidential Candidates Express Support for a BBA

  • ALEC Task Force Will Consider Article V Convention Rules
  • U.S. Term Limits AV Campaign Starting to Move Forward
  • Natelson AV Blogs Posted at Washington Post Site
  • House Clerk Posting of AV Applications Slowly Proceeding
  • CoS Posts ‘Thank You, Mark Levin!’ Video on YouTube
  • BBA Group Partners with NFIB & Tea Party Express
  • Act 2, Scene 2 – A Good Idea Refined
  • Dr. Carson Supports Returning Federal Lands to States
  • Single Subject Drive Gets New Advisory Board Chairman
  • Donations Welcomed… But a BBA is the Real Answer

  • ASL Proposed Article V Rules Partly Completed
  • Natelson Sees Silver Lining in ASL Effort
  • Heartland Issues Policy Brief on the Article V Movement
  • New Article V Book by Judge Brennan Released
  • Wyoming Organizations Announce Support for a BBA
  • US Debt Now Nearing $18.5 Trillion
  • Florida Republican Group Calls for Convention on Term Limits
  • Compact Movement Adds FAQ Page to Its Web Site

  • Proposed ASL Rule Questioned by Article V Expert
  • ALEC Formally Adopts Another Article V Model Resolution
  • New Educational Video Series Released by the BBA Task Force
  • CfA to Join Navy Seals for Special Event in Arizona
  • Countermand Movement Planning for 2016 Legislative Sessions
  • NTLC Celebrates 40 Years Work toward Federal Fiscal Restraint
  • Support of Article V BBA is Part of Kasich’s Presidential Bid
  • US Senator Hatch Calls for Action on a BBA
  • New Group Organized to Assist with BBA Drive
  • ‘Plausible Deniability’ Has Come to an End
  • US Fiscal Mess Pegged as Potential Trigger for Global Crisis

  • New Article V Congressional Term Limits Drive Announced
  • Oklahoma Senator Coburn Registers as CoS Lobbyist in MO
  • New Heartland Initiative Seeks Constitutional Reform
  • Florida College Students Celebrate Constitution Day
  • Gov Failure to Honor Boundaries Spurring Article V Efforts
  • Article V Groups Gain Endorsements
  • Assembly of State Legislatures to Meet In Salt Lake City
  • Smaller Deficits Are Still Deficits
  • SCOTUS Grabs More Power from State Governments             A commentary by Article V Caucus National Co-Chair Senator Kevin Lundberg

  • The Supreme Court Has Trampled Article V
  • Associated Press Story Highlights Article V ‘Buzz’
  • Presidential Contenders Not Addressing Debt Problems Enough
  • Debt Is Besetting More Governments
  • CBO Director Says U.S. Debt Ratio Hitting a New High
  • Article V Issues Prominent at ALEC Convention
  • Suggested Rules for a Convention of States Unveiled
  • CoS Taps Bob Berry to be Regional Director
  • ‘Supply Side’ BBA Proposed