From: Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Conference Call: - Mt. Vernon Conference Reconvenes - Friday, June 13, 2014 at 4:00 EST
Date: Thu Jun 12 18:58:56 MDT 2014
Mt. Vernon Assembly Reconvenes in Indianapolis to Talk  Convention of States

Dear Honorable Scott K. Jenkins,  


You are invited to participate in the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force's weekly conference call to move forward the campaign to reach the necessary 34 state applications requesting a Convention for Proposing Amendments to solely consider a Balanced Budget Amendment.


We have assembled the nation's best experts on the history of Article V and the Balanced Budget Amendment. We hope you will join the campaign!


Please join us Fridays at 4:00 PM EST


BBA Campaign Weekly Conference Call


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2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

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Conference Call Agenda


4:00 - 4:05 Self Introductions

  • Discuss Mount Vernon Conference
  • Defend Article V Application North Carolina 
  • Discuss Article V Education Events
  • Discuss Campaign Budget and Fundraising   
  • Updates from the BBA Task Force and Coalition Members

4:56 - 5:00 New Business


In Liberty,


Scott Rogers

Executive Director

Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force

P.O. Box 1261

Leesburg, Virginia 20175



States Talk Rules for Amending the Constitution

The Blaze - June 11, 2014

By Fred Lucas


State lawmakers from across the country are gathering in Indianapolis this week to plan rules for a potential convention to amend the U.S. Constitution.


Legislatures in 24 states have passed resolutions calling for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, while Vermont became the first to call for an amendment to limit spending and contributions in political campaigns.


No actual amendments will be discussed at the Assembly of State Legislatures meeting Thursday and Friday at the Indiana State House, Wisconsin state Rep. Chris Kapenga said, only setting the rules for how an Article Five convention would be handled. Lawmakers from 30 states are taking part.


"As a body we are not touching amendment subject matter and take no stance," Kapenga, a Republican, told TheBlaze. "We do not take a stance on amendment issues. This body is about process."


The group of state lawmakers first met in December.


So far, all 27 amendments to the Constitution were passed by Congress and then ratified by three-fourths of the states, but the Constitution also allows for a convention of states to be convened if two-thirds of the states -34 - call for one. If a convention approves an amendment, three-fourths of the states - 38 - must vote to ratify it.


In deciding on the rules, attendees to the meeting could consider such matters as how many delegates each state would have at a convention, who would appoint them and the process for considering a specific amendment.


The group of state lawmakers has no legal authority, but is putting forth a consensus blueprint for rules of the convention of the states, which would be ultimately decided by the convention or by state legislatures.


To read more, click here

BBA Campaign News in the States










Wisconsin Assembly OKs amendment convention request  


Arizona BBA Application HCR 2017 passes House Rules Committee 8-0 

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In This Issue
States Talk Rules for Amending the Constitution
BBA State Campaign Map
Debt Clock

Article V BBA Resources

Article V FAQ By Professor Rob Natelson

Article V FAQ By Jim Brown NFIB

Top Ten Reasons to Vote for a BBA



We Demand a Balanced Budget


Citizens Against Government Waste


National Tax-Limitation Committee


I Am American


The Jeffersonian Project


The Reagan Project

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