Article V of the U.S. Constitution gives states the power to call a convention of states to propose amendments.

It takes 34 states to call the convention, as well as 38 to ratify any proposed amendments. A Convention of States Action resolution would allow states to discuss amendments that “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and place term limits on federal officials.”

Our convention would only allow the states to discuss amendments that, “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, and place term limits on federal officials.”

Simple: to bring power back to the states and the people, where it belongs.

Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. shouldn’t be allowed to make sweeping decisions that impact millions of Americans. But right now, they do.

So it all boils down to one question: Who do people think should decide what’s best for them and their families? Them, or the feds? We’d vote for the American people every single time.

People should contact their state legislators and urge them to pass the Convention of States Action resolution this year.

Robert Porter, Mechanic Falls

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