To: David Lifferth,
Subject: Convention of States Call-To-Action - David Powell (Saratoga Springs)
Date: Sun Feb 28 13:23:12 MST 2016
Dear Representative Lifferth,
Almost everyone knows that our federal government is on a dangerous course. The unsustainable debt combined with crushing regulations on states and business is a recipe for disaster.
What is less known is that the Founders gave state legislatures the power to act as a final check on abuses of power by Washington, DC. Article V of the US Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention for proposing needed amendments to the Constitution.
Citizens for Self-Governance has launched the Convention of States Project to call an Article V convention to propose only amendments that would impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.
I support this approach. I want our state to be one of the necessary 34 states to pass a resolution calling for this kind of Article V Convention. You can find a copy of the model resolution and the Handbook for Legislators and Citizens (which explains the process and answers many questions) here: http://www.conventionofstates.com/handbook_pdf
I ask that you support the Convention of States Project and consider becoming a co-sponsor of the resolution.
Please respond to my request by informing the national COS team of your position, or sending them any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 441-7227.
Thank you for your time and your service to the people of our district.