WHAT CAN YOU DO to HELP?
The states have applied in sufficient
cause a convention.
Article V of the Constitution requires Congress to Call a Convention.
But Congress has refused to obey the Constitution.
We urge everyone to help.
It's a slippery slope when we allow an increasing number of portions of the Constitution to be ignored or violated.
Especially when the nation's pressing problems are increasing in number and severity.
If we allow Article V to be ignored, then what's next?
Together we can get the Article V Convention our country needs, and the following will help to preserve and protect our constitutional rights.
FOAVC is a
completely 100% volunteer organization, with
co-founders in different states across the United States (who
receive no compensation for their time and work) and members from 49
funds are used to further the message to inform more fellow citizens about Article
V of the U.S. Constitution.
FOAVC is working hard at growing support and to inform more fellow citizens about Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
None of these things would be possible without the generous support from the co-founders and people that care, such as you. Thank you!
Without wanting to resemble a news-reporter telling you about a plane-crash with a gleam in their eye, FOAVC is the ONLY place where you can find the high-resolution photo-copies of over 400 Article V Applications, which FOAVC spent thousands of dollars and many months to acquire, by hiring experienced archivists to go to the National Archives And Records Administration in Washington, D.C. (where Congress has been trying to hide them away in huge, dusty, cumbersome volumes of paper; interesting in this age of computerization), and try to find as many Article V applications as possible. We might have missed some, but the main point is that 49 of all 50 states have already filed over 400 Article V applications (far in excess of the 34 (e.g. 2/3) required).
Article V is only 143 words in one sentence, essentially stating that when 2/3 of the states ask for an Article V Convention, Congress shall call the convention:
Article V of the U.S. Constitution: The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.
Congress refuses to call
the convention, despite over
400 Article V applications from 49 of all 50
Also, BEWARE of opponents who will tell you that some states have filed rescissions, or that the applications must be about the same-issue, or applications must be submitted at the same time.
First of all, there is nothing in the 143 words in the single sentence in Article V about rescissions, any same-issue requirements, or any expiration time-limits on Article V applications. Also, there are no law suits or Supreme Court rulings that trump Article V of the Constitution.
However, even if rescissions are recognized and excluded, there are STILL 38 (or more) different states that have submitted Article V applications (more than the 34 required).
Please see this web-page for the common lies and obfuscations used to defend the violation of Article V: http://FOAVC.org/01page/Articles/AmendmentsTables.htm