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!

  • NY Times: BBA Has “a Plausible Chance of Success”
  • New York Sun Supports an Article V Convention
  • CoS Project: More Details about its Simulated Convention
  • CfA Issues a Policy Brief to Rebut Natelson
  • CfA Effort to ‘Unify’ Article V Campaigns Rejected
  • Another Federal Term Limits Effort Launched
  • Countermand Group Hosts Session for Legislators
  • Phyllis Schlafly Passes Away at 92 
  • Natelson Unearths 37th Past Convention of States
  • CATO Institute Report: ‘Very Simple to Balance the Budget’
  • ALEC Hit by ‘Shut Up Politics’ Campaign
  • Dr. Poulson Addresses RedState Gathering About US Debt
  • Indiana Gov. Race Includes Focus on Article V Convention
  • Misc. Article V-related News

  • ASL Issues Proposed Rules for a Convention of States
  • Party Platforms Call for Constitutional Amendments
  • High and Growing US Debt Levels Confirmed by CBO
  • Article V Progress Highlighted in New Report
  • There Are BBAs… and There Are BBAs
  • SC State Rep. Organizes Event Highlighting Constitution Day
  • WolfPAC Gets an Ally in Effort to Amend the Constitution
  • Simulated Article V Convention Set for September 22-23
  • America’s Official Motto Now 60 Years Old

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

0704AVCProgressReport


This month…
  • ALEC Holds Article V Event
  • Rules – Rules – Rules
  • A New BBA Legislative Debate Handbook Is Now Available
  • New Natelson Paper Offers Insight on Article V Wording
  • Texas Policy Group Lauds Louisiana for A 5 Application
  • A BBA for Brazil?
  • Article V Supporter Jabs Back at Phyllis Schlafly
  • Doctor Calls for a Federal BBA to Save Health Care
  • Policy Wonk: Illinois Needs Real Balanced Budget Rules
  • Democrat Candidates Announce Support for a Federal BBA
  • NJ Publisher Call for Use of Article V
  • Policy Group Analyzes the Article V Process

  • Assembly of State Legislatures Plans to Finalize A5 Rules
  • Congressman Introduces A5 Recordkeeping Legislation
  • Texas Governor’s Book Tour Promotes Use of Article V
  • Texans Add Pro-Article V Plank to State GOP Platform
  • The Real Reason JBS Opposes Article V
  • Greek Citizens Anguish Over Austerity Measures
  • Colorado Briefly Considers US Term Limit Bill
  • Delaware Rescinds All Prior Article V Applications
  • Massachusetts Democrats Push for Article V Application
  • Is a BBA Ahead for Japan? 
  • Former Dem Consultant Dick Morris Advocates for BBA

 

  • New Report Challenges Constitutionality of ‘Compact’ Plan
  • Oklahoma Legislature Passes Both BBA & CoS Resolutions
  • Alaska is First State to Adopt the Countermand Resolution
  • Eagle Forum is Locked in an Intra-Organizational Dispute
  • Anti-Article V Activist Rebuffed in Colorado
  • Updated Debt, Deficits and the BBA Booklet Now Available
  • Senator Coats Calls for a Balanced Budget Amendment
  • US Term Limits Unveils a Quirky Article V Education Video
  • ALEC Confab Will Have Strong Article V Emphasis
  • Transfer of Public Lands Issue is Central in Utah Gov. Race
  • Heritage Releases an Article V Memorandum
  • CoS Application Passed by MO & VA House / NH Senate

•       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


  • 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