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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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

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