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Oppose A Constitutional Convention One More Time

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URGENT: ONE MORE CON-CON ACTION NEEDED NOW!
Let’s keep the pedal to the metal on this!
There will be a hearing of the Pennsylvania Senate State Govt Committee addressing all Senate applications for an Article V convention on Wed. Oct. 17th at 9:00 am (Eastern).
If you can attend the hearing please capture video. If you can share it please let me know. Also, try to get a head count of the pro con-con advocates and try to wear some kind of sticker that identifies you as against the con-con.
We need 1 more thing from you to help preserve the Constitution:
1. We need you to use the following email list to send a note to the Senators in THE STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE in PA expressing your desire that they vote NO on all 3 Senate Bills and all other bills which apply to Congress for an Article V convention. We need this today thru Tuesday (10/16/2018) evening.
It need not be complicated or long-winded. Simply say something like this:
I am concerned that we can lose our Constitution at a convention VOTE “No!” on SR133 (HR187); SR254 (HR357); SR134; and any other applications from Pennsylvania asking Congress to call an Article V convention.
Mike Folmer <mfolmer@pasen.gov>,
Richard Alloway <ralloway@pasen.gov>,
Andrew Dinniman <adinniman@pasenate.com>,
Thomas Killion <tkillion@pasen.gov>,
Daylin Leach <dleach@pasenate.com>,
Charles McIlhinney <cmcilhinney@pasen.gov>,
Mike Regan <mregan@pasen.gov>,
Joseph Scarnati <jscarnati@pasen.gov>,
Judith Schwank <jschwank@pasenate.com>,
Patrick Stefano <pstefano@pasen.gov>,
Donald White <dwhite@pasen.gov>,
Anthony Hardy Williams <williams@pasenate.com>
OPTIONAL (must be completed by Noon on Monday (10/15/2018):
In addition to the Senators above, you can send a separate message addressed to the Senate State Government Committee, to Michaele Totino, Counsel and Committee Executive Director; and refer to written testimony against SR133, SR134 and SR254 for the Oct. 17th hearing on the subject line:  mtotino@pasen.govPlease send to Michaele by Noon (Eastern) on Monday Oct. 15th so she can post your testimony online and distribute it to committee members with their packets.
 
Thank you for defending our Constitution!

See an earlier post describing all the bills we are opposing.

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October 14, 2018 at 12:41 pm

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Oppose A Constitutional Convention Now

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URGENT CON-CON ACTION NEEDED NOW!
There will be a hearing of the Pennsylvania Senate State Govt Committee addressing all Senate applications for an Article V convention on Wed. Oct. 17th at 9:00 am (Eastern).
Convention of States Project (COSP) has scheduled a rally and lobby day for the occasion at Noon with former US Senator Tom Coburn. Coburn is on the COSP payroll for $240,000 in 2016 alone!
We need 2 things from you to help preserve the Constitution:
1. We need you to use the following email lists to send a note to all the Senators in PA expressing your desire that they vote NO on all 3 Senate Bills and all other bills which apply to Congress for an Article V convention.
 

It need not be complicated or long-winded. Please let all 49 PA Senators know that we can lose our Constitution at a convention and ask them to VOTE “No!” on SR133 (HR187); SR254 (HR357); SR134; and any other applications from Pennsylvania asking Congress to call an Art. V convention.
 
 
2. In addition to the Senators above, please send (separate) the same letter, this time addressed to the Senate State Government Committee, to Michaele Totino, Counsel and Committee Executive Director; and refer to written testimony against SR133, SR134 and SR254 for the Oct. 17th hearing on the subject line:  mtotino@pasen.govPlease send to Michaele by Noon (Eastern) on Monday Oct. 15th so she can post your testimony online and distribute it to committee members with their packets.
 
Thank you for defending our Constitution!
 
 
Here are the bills we oppose in the PA Senate:
SR133 (HR187) (COSP); SR254 (HR357) (WP);  SR134 (Regulation Freedom);
HERE  is a flyer explaining why Pennsylvania legislators should defeat all applications for an A5C.
HERE  is the Brilliant Men flyer.
HERE  is a political cartoon where one can grasp a very complicated issue at a glance.
This ARTICLE explains why states can’t control Delegates to an Article V convention.
HERE is a 2-minute video explaining that Delegates will run the convention, and we don’t know who they’ll be!
BILL DETAILS

Pennsylvania: Carryover Session: 1/2/18 to 11/30/18 (No Carryover to 2019)

HOUSE BILLS

HR10: Stage 1H   CTM  
A Concurrent Resolution directing the Congress of the United States to call for an amendment convention pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States that shall be entitled the Countermand Amendment Convention and limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to grant state legislatures authority to countermand andrescind any mandate issued by any branch of the Federal Government or its agencies that encroaches on states’ rights and the personal liberties of their citizens
Status: Introduced on February 2 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-02-02 – Referred to State Government
Pending:
House State Government Committee
 
HR11: Stage 1H   DEL for CTM
A Concurrent Resolution establishing a delegation to represent the Commonwealth at the Amendment Convention pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States entitled the Article V Amendment Convention and limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to grant State Legislatures authority to countermand and rescind any mandate issued by any Branch of the Federal Government or their agencies that encroach on states’ rights and the personal liberties of their citizens
Status: Introduced on February 2 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-02-02 – Referred to State Government
Pending:
House State Government Committee
 
HR100: Stage 1H   DEL for BBA
A Concurrent Resolution establishing a delegation to a convention for proposing a balanced budget amendment pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for duties of the General Assembly and for an Article V Convention Committee
Status: Introduced on March 20 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-03-20 – Referred to State Government
Pending:
House State Government Committee
 
HR187: Stage 1H   COS  
A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention of states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress
Status: Introduced on March 27 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-03-27 – Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT
Pending:
House State Government Committee
 
HR357: Stage 1H   WP  
Concurrent Resolution calling for a Free and Fair Elections Amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of States, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, to authorize the states to apply disclosure rules and reasonable guidelines on election campaign contributions and expenditures
Status: Introduced on March 20 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-03-20 – Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT
Pending:
House State Government Committee
 
HR647: Stage 1H   TML
A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention of states limited to a congressional term limit amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Status: Introduced on January 22 2018 – 25% progression
Action: 2018-01-22 – Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT
Pending:
House State Government Committee
 
SENATE BILLS

SR133: Stage 1S   COS  
A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a Constitutional Convention limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress
Status: Introduced on June 4 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-06-04 – Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT
Pending:
Senate State Government Committee
 
SR134: Stage 1S   REGF  
A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention of states limited to proposing a regulation freedom amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Status: Introduced on June 4 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-06-04 – Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT
Pending:
Senate State Government Committee
 
SR254: Stage 1S   WP   
A Concurrent Resolution calling for a Free and Fair Elections Amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of the States, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, which would authorize the states to apply disclosure rules and reasonable guidelines on election campaign contributions and expenditures

Status: Introduced on January 19 2018 – 25% progression
Action: 2018-01-19 – Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT
Pending:
Senate State Government Committee

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October 11, 2018 at 10:54 am

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