From: Scott Rogers, Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Conference Call: How the States Can Apply for a Convention of States to Consider a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment - Friday, January 3, 2014 at 4:00 EST
Date: Thu Jan 02 15:35:49 MST 2014

How the States Can Apply for a Convention of States to Consider a Balanced Budget Amendment

Dear Honorable Scott K. Jenkins,  


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


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Conference Call Agenda


4:00 - 4:05 Self Introductions

  • Updates from Balanced Budget Amendment Sponsors  
  • BBA Campaign Updates - Target States on the Line - Travel Team and Event Updates - Partnering with Organizations at State Fairs
  • Fundraising for the 2014 BBA Campaign
  • Defending Against Rescissions - Discuss North Carolina
  • 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




Gaining Steam? Nearly 100 Lawmakers Descend on Mount Vernon to Talk Convention of States
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Close to 100 legislators from 32 states met in Mount Vernon, Va., last month to discuss the possibility of adding amendments to the U.S. Constitution through a convention of the states.


Such a convention, as outlined in Article V of the Constitution, would allow state legislatures to vote on amendments to add.


No constitutional amendment has been added this way, but some say the Constitution specifically allows for states to use the convention as a means to push back against the federal government.


Two-thirds of the state legislatures, or 34, must approve an application for a convention to occur, according to the Constitution's article five. State legislatures would then send delegates to the convention, each state getting one vote on proposed amendments. For an amendment to pass and become a part of the Constitution, it would have to be approved by three-fourths, or 38, of the state legislatures.


State legislators stressed Saturday the bipartisan nature of support for the discussed amendments, citing arecent poll that shows 74 percent of Americans support a balanced budget amendment.


Saturday's Mount Vernon meeting was organized by Indiana state Sen. David Long and Wisconsin Rep. Chris Kapenga.


To read more, click here.

The work of the Balanced Budget Amendment, Inc. is solely dependent on our supporters, so please join with us and ensure our nation's future prosperity through the adoption of a federal balanced budget amendment.


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