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!

from the
State Legislators’ Article V Caucus

March 24, 2020
The regular monthly newsletter will be sent out as scheduled on April 1.

State Legislators Have a Vital Role During the COVID-19 Crisis
A Letter to State Legislators 

This Month…

  • National Poll of Legislators and Public Just Released –  Significant Information on Article V and Federalism
  • Could the ERA Movement Impact the BBA Effort?
  • CBO Outlook: Trillion Dollar Fed Deficits are Here to Stay
  • Convention of States Project Keeps Pressing Forward
  • Congressional Term Limits Proposal Chugs Along
  • Will the Electoral College be Subverted by the NPVIC?
  • Recommended Reading by Thoughtful, Little-Known Writers

This Month…
  • Challenges to the Electoral College Continue
  • Scholarly Resources on the Electoral College
  • The Bill for US Debt Will Come Due
  • Updated Article V Progress Report is Now Available
  • Ballotpedia Offers Important Service to Political Candidates
  • More Parties or Direct Elections – You Can’t Have Both
  • ERA Still Believed to be Active and Now Fully Ratified
  • Ranked-Choice Voting is Gaining Popularity
  • States are Calling for a National Federalism Task Force
  • Recommended Reads
  • What is an Article V Convention of States?

This Month…

  • Special Note to State Legislators: Resources Available
  • New Film: Ways to Fix America’s Broken Government
  • Congress Adopted a Federal Budget – Oops, Wrong
  • Other News Related to Governmental Fiscal Irresponsibility
  • Five Constitutional Amendment Efforts to Watch in 2020
  • Multiple Efforts Underway to Control Campaign Financing
  • Tucker Carlson Takes on Large Conservative Groups
  • Historian Tara Ross: Electoral College ‘Critically Important’

This Month…

  • Forbes Writer: Restore Power to the States… NOW
  • Left-Leaning Daily KOS Says It’s ‘time to bypass Congress’
  • Fear of a COS is Misplaced, Says Article V Activist
  • Concerns Continue about the Growing National Debt
  • Do We Need a Constitutional “Do Your Job” Amendment?
  • Compromise or Conflict?  Maybe Both
  • Several Article V Convention Resolutions Still Not Received
  • End-of-the-Year Status of Various Article V Efforts
  • Will the ERA Become the 28th Amendment?

This Month…
  • Feds Should Study Example Set by the States
  • A MAD Solution to America’s Problems
  • Current Activity at the Convention of States Project
  • Phoenix Correspondence Commission Adopts Charter
  • Is the Importance of American Citizenship Dying
  • Three Especially Good Reads on Federalism & Citizenship
  • The Electoral College vs NPV Debate Goes On
    • A Digest of 18 Sources of Related Information
    • In-depth Information on the Electoral College

This Month…
  • Now is the Time to Start Reducing the National Debt
  • Columnist Says US Government is Facing Insolvency
  • Single-Year Trillion Dollar US Deficit Surpassed
  • Democrat Congressmen Appeal for Fiscal Responsibility
  • Ohio Sen. Huffman Calls for Convention to Address Debt
  • Is a ‘Plenary’ Article V Convention a Viable Option?
  • The Implications of the National Popular Vote Movement
  • An Update on Missing Article V Applications

  • Anti-Federalists Were Patriots Too
  • More Evidence Article V Needs to be Used … NOW
  • Status of the US Term Limits Campaign
  • Is the Tea Party Dead?
  • COSP Pocket Guide is Now Available
  • NYC Lawyer Says Article V Needs to be Amended
  • AV Process Briefly Proposed as Gun Control Approach
  • Especially Good Relate Reads

This Month…

  • Heritage Holds Symposium on Restoring Federalism
  • Amendment Expert Warns of Missing A5 Applications
  • Former Dem Leader Harry Reid: ‘Deficit is going to bury us’
  • Other Observations on America’s Excessive Debt
  • Former US Comptroller: ‘Time to Confront Fiscal Failure’
  • Mismanagement is Costing Taxpayers a Fortune
  • Missouri Editorial Offers ‘Show-Me’ State as an Example
  • Writer Says ‘It’s About Time to Use Article V’
  • An Update on Proposed Constitutional Amendments

This Month…

  • Congress: Not the Source of Answers to America’s Problems
  • Does Anybody Care about America’s $22 Trillion Debt?
  • Can You Say Ponzi Scheme?
  • Dan Mitchell Challenges USA Today Editorial on Debt
  • Cato Writer Chides Republican Freedom Caucus on Debt
  • Democrats Warned Debt Can’t be Wished Away
  • Swiss Spending Cap Continues to be Successful
  • Professor Seeks Crowdsourced Rights Amendments
  • Washington Standard Op Piece Claims CoSP Cheated Utah
  • Anti-Citizens United Group’s Claims in Doubt
  • A Digest of Some Especially Good Related Reads