FOAVC Mission Statement
|(1)||To preserve the Constitution of the United States;|
|(2)||To restore the principle of local governance by empowering the people, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, to discuss, draft, and propose relevant amendments to our Constitution;|
|(3)||To exercise the authority granted by the Framers of our Constitution to the people of this nation to actively participate in their governance;|
|(4)||To require Congress to call an Article V Convention, as mandated by our Constitution, in response to the 748 applications submitted to it by the States;|
|(5)||To serve as a public forum to educate, inform and discuss, with the general public at large, the true facts surrounding an Article V convention; to dispel the myths, half-truths, fears and misinformation regarding the convention call and the Article V Convention; to bring to the public's attention the actions of Congress regarding an Article V Convention;|
|(6)||To refrain from supporting or opposing any specific amendments that may be proposed at an Article V Convention;|
|(7)||To help the public understand the difference between an Article V Convention, which FOAVC fully supports, and a "constitutional convention" that would rethink the entirety of our current Constitution, which FOAVC emphatically does not support;|
Who we are
Welcome to Friends Of the Article V Convention (FOAVC). We are:
a non-partisan association of American citizens
from every state of the nation
comprised of a broad range of occupations, ethnicities, religious affiliations and political persuasions,
with a common commitment to preserving the values and principles embodied in our founding documents - the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution - upon which this nation was founded.
Public Statements by FOAVCAs prescribed by FOAVC policy, only official press releases by the FOAVC National Press Secretary, or statements made by our National Executive Director, shall be deemed the official position of FOAVC for the purposes of reference, accreditation and public record.
Other FOAVC Statements
From time to time, Friends Of the Article V Convention (FOAVC) will issue public statements as FOAVC policy, press releases and other matters. These statements, which will represent the only official policy statements by FOAVC will be posted on this web page.
April 17, 2007
Statement on NCC06
It has come to our attention that a group calling itself the "National Constitutional Convention 06" (NCC06) has linked or otherwise referred viewers on that site to the FOAVC website. Whether intentional or otherwise, this may create the erroneous impression that FOAVC and NCC06 are in some manner related or share common objectives. FOAVC does not share NCC06's goal nor do we have any association or affiliation with it. FOAVC hereby publicly disavows any relationship whatsoever with NCC06--past, present or future and emphatically does not endorse nor support the principles, objectives and goals advocated by that group.