From: Scott Rogers, Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Conference Call TODAY!: Reagan BBA Summit a Success - New Strategic Partners - Congressional Lobbying - ATR Presentation - Much More! - Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4:00 EST
Date: Fri Dec 06 16:49:37 MST 2013
Reagan BBA Summit a Success!

Dear Honorable Dean Sanpei,  


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


1. Please join my meeting.


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Conference Call Agenda


4:00 - 4:05 Self Introductions


  •  Reagan BBA Summit a Success!


  • New Strategic Partnerships!


  • I Am American Congressional Lobbying!


  • American for Tax Reform Presentation!


  • 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




Amending U.S. Constitution has the attention of some in Idaho                   

By Austin Hill


As state legislators from across the country prepare to gather this weekend at President George Washington's historic Mount Vernon estate, the agenda to be discussed-the possibility of amending the U.S. Constitution-remains a point of interest in the Gem State.


While some members of Idaho's Legislature have been working toward this goal for several years, others vehemently oppose the idea and express fear of what may result with such an attempt.


"Over the last three legislative sessions I've proposed bills regarding both the subject matter for a convention, and procedurally how Idaho would select delegates for a convention," said Sen. Curt McKenzie, R-Boise. Commonly referred to as a constitutional convention, McKenzie's goal is to involve Idaho in what is more technically known as a "convention for proposing amendments."


According to Article V of the U.S. Constitution, there are two pathways to amending the U.S. Constitution. One is initiated through the U.S. Congress itself, where two-thirds of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate agree on amendments, followed by ratification of those amendments by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states.


The other approach begins at the state level, where the legislatures of two-thirds of the individual states ask Congress to call "a convention for proposing amendments." In this scenario, states would send delegates to this convention to propose amendments, after which the legislatures of three-fourths of the states would have to ratify any amendments approved by the convention, either by a vote of the legislatures or through special ratifying conventions.


McKenzie believes that there is growing support for such a convention. "I definitely think there's been a shift in the mindset among the people regarding states' rights," he commented . "People are more concerned about the expansive nature of our federal government and the need for the states to put some controls on it."


To read more, click here.


In This Issue
Amending the U.S. Constitution has the attention of some in Idaho


We Demand a Balanced Budget


Citizens Against Government Waste


Families for America


National Tax-Limitation Committee


I Am American


The Jefferson Project


The Reagan Project

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