Convention of States Project announces Article V Convention simulation
The Convention of States Project will hold a simulated convention for proposing amendments under Article V of the U.S. Constitution in September in historic Williamsburg.
Legislators from all 50 states will participate in this historic convention simulation.
Elected officials, the general public, members of the media, and other opinion leaders will get their first glimpse on how an Article V convention is conducted. Eight states have already enacted resolutions calling on Congress to hold a convention for proposing multiple constitutional amendments; 28 states have enacted applications calling on Congress to hold a convention strictly for the purpose of enacting a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Convention of States is a project of Citizens for Self-Governance, an organization dedicated to greater citizen participation in government. It advocates for a balanced budget amendment, term limits on members of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court, along with reductions in federal regulations.
Louisiana was the last state to pass a resolution calling for an Article V convention, which it did back in May. The Heartland Institute does not endorse a particular Article V effort.
“The Convention of States Project should be applauded for taking a giant step forward in its support of a growing grassroots movement calling for true constitutional reform in the United States. The historic simulation of an Article V convention will give academics, elected officials, the general public, reporters, and opinion leaders an opportunity to see how the process works in black and white,” said Kyle Maichle, Project Manager, Constitutional Reform, The Heartland Institute.
“The simulation will demonstrate to critics and supporters that an Article V convention can be properly conducted while protecting the civil rights of every American citizen. Legislators from every state should seize this opportunity to see how effective an Article V convention can be,” Maichle said.