Our friends in conversations almost unanimously agree that Congress is not fulfilling its responsibilities – that it is broken. They are frustrated and even angry!
Thus, there is huge quiescent support for meaningful and permanent change.
We must harness all of that support because amending our constitution is not easy. Proposing change by the “convention” method – to avoid asking Congress to do it – requires application by the legislatures of two-thirds of the states and subsequently ratification of the amendment. This ratification must be either by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states or by the conventions in three-fourths of the states. These requirements are tough – for good reason. But, they can be met because there is such widespread disgust with the present inability of Congress to solve our problems. There is no way the drive for this amendment will succeed if it isn’t bipartisan. Left and right, Democrats, Republicans and Independents must understand its importance and demand it!
Back to What Can You Do? You can:
• Discuss the need for change and the proposed amendment with everyone you know – friends, relatives, neighbors, and fellow workers
• Use Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other social media to obtain widespread awareness of this website
• Lead your state senators and representatives to the website and request that they support their legislatures’ making the application
• Read more background materials to understand better the need for the amendment and the process of calling a convention. Start with this website’s bibliography
“The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.” Jawaharial Nehru