Convention of States

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Are you tired of a Congress that gets paid without doing their jobs, while citizens do their jobs without getting paid?
Sick of the gridlock that fails to help anybody?
Confused about why we have a freedom caucus, a black caucus, a Saturday morning breakfast caucus when ALL elected representatives were elected to represent ALL Americans?
There IS something you can do that doesn't involve your wallet.
There's this thing, it's called the Convention of States, and it's a way to amend the Constitution without Congress.
Did you know that one is being called for term limits?
The way it works is 34 states have to pass Convention of States legislation, 17, including Texas, already have, while a few more have introduced the legislation.
Then we need 38 states to approve the amendment to the Constitution.
Ted Cruz has just introduced legislation to add term limits to the Constitution, while honorable in its attempt, it's highly doubtful those who thrive off their elected office will be on board to get rid of themselves.
Just do a search for Convention of States to see where your state currently stands. For those states either not participating or are in the first stages of participating, you can help get this done by contacting your state legislators and voicing your support for this amendment.

We need to preach this from the hilltops, shout it to the sky. At the very least, it will put Congress on notice that their inability to function is wearing thin. And if we get it done, there will be a constant flow of new faces and new ideas in Congress, the way it's supposed to be!
 

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We need way more than that! The convention of stated must pass the 28th amendment, which does include term limits but much, much more that we, the people need to curtail the self centered and arrogant position of our legislators.
 

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this is the first time I've even seen that mentioned ... a little research shows just how right you are

"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States”.

Our "Public Servants" in Congress have voted to exempt themselves from the laws that govern the rest of us, including prosecution for sexual harassment, Healthcare Reform, repayment of student loans, and they receive full retirement pay after only one term.

but from what I can tell, this is just a petition ... however, once we get the Convention of States called, the legislation to amend the Constitution can be written to include these items

thank you! ♥
 
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Major action is happening in Washington D.C. and in state capitals across the country. Our U.S. Term Limits teams are working for term limits on Congress by any means necessary.

In D.C., U.S. Representative Francis Rooney and Senator Ted Cruz have introduced the USTL amendment resolution and are working to add cosponsors and secure a vote.

This year, Sen. Cruz is also chair of the first committee stop in the Senate, which dramatically increases our odds of getting a hearing. But let’s be real. The rest of Congress is not going to push for a term limits amendment unless they see the writing on the wall. That’s why we are also working with states to bypass Congress and pass the amendment through a national Term Limits Convention!

To start off the 2019 legislative session, we have resolutions lined up in Arizona, Georgia, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Maryland, Vermont, South Carolina, Kentucky, Colorado, Michigan, Connecticut and Utah. And more states are lining up.

Now, we all need to work together to get these state legislatures to pass the bills.

Remember: term limits on Congress is the most bipartisan and popular political issue in America. A whopping 82% of the voters want term limits on Congress. But it’s still not the law of our land because career politicians in D.C. refuse to listen.

Our only choice is to put pressure on them and make them listen by demanding our states pass the Term Limits Convention.

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Once again, there is a push for Congress to be exempt from what they demand of others. But this time it isn’t an onerous health care plan.
On Friday, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced H.R.1, the “For the People Act,” according to CNS News.

A summary of the bill is available online and gives a quick look at what is included in the 571-page legislation. Maryland’s Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md.is the lead author of the bill, as well as the chairman of the Democracy Reform Task Force.
CNBC reported that Sarbannes said in a statement that “Once we clean up Washington and get special interests out of the way, we can get to work on a whole host of important issues that Americans care about.” However, from the items specified in the bill’s summary, it appears more like it is about addressing the Democrats’ “special interests.”

One glaring example of that is found in Title X – Presidential Transparency. In the summary, it reads simply as “Requires sitting presidents and vice presidents, as well as candidates for the presidency and vice presidency, to release their tax returns.”
Forcing President Donald Trump to release his tax returns was a talking point used in the 2018 mid-term elections by Democrats. Of note is the fact that Congress is not held to the same standard.
There is nothing in the bill summary indicating any mandate that candidates for Congress release their tax returns. Members of Congress are sometimes held in suspicion by the American public over the fact that a number of them become millionaires while serving in office, despite insufficient government pay to accomplish such a thing.

This would make the exemption for themselves appear a bit suspicious. That is on top of the fact that it is another example of them exempting themselves from something they force onto others.
This exemption for themselves reflects an unwilligness to be transparent about their own finances display in 2017. When they were calling for Trump to release his tax returns, Roll Call asked them for theirs, reported CNS News.
All 535 members of both the House and the Senate were given the request. Six members complied and an additional 6 already had released their returns prior to the request.
On top of that, 45 members of Congress already had at least partially released their returns. This leaves 473 who did not release their returns either before or after the request.
Not surprisingly, now-Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to release her tax returns. She is also the same member of Congress who introduced the bill in question to force President Trump to release his.

The introduction in the summary of the bill speaks of transparency and the House Democrats being “ready to deliver on that promise.” The transparency talking point is something Pelosi reiterated recently to MSNBC: But where is her personal transparency in regards to her own tax returns? Where is the transparency from the House democrats as a whole, in regards to this bill exempting them from releasing their tax returns?

With a Republican majority in the Senate, the bill, which is rife with Democratic talking points, may not pass. But the fact that the Democrats saw fit to spend time creating the 571-page virtue signal rather than address current issues such as the government shut down says something about them that Americans may not appreciate at all.

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i say the demonrats are suffering from mental illness..its called TDS
idiots and even more mental are those that voted for them
 

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Every election we hear about this person or that person running on term limits as his/her #1 priority. Guess what? It will never happen. Our legislators are never going to regulate themselves.
38 states are needed for a Convention of States, last I heard there were 35 on board.