Mississippi has become the 15th state to pass the Convention of States that would limit the power of the federal government and would be made possible under Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
“We’re excited to welcome Mississippi as the 15th state to call for a Convention of States to propose amendments to limit the scope, power, and jurisdiction of the federal government,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “The grassroots organization of volunteers in the state have been dedicated and working hard for years to bring this effort to this stage. Sen. Angela Hill, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Speaker Philip Gunn, and Rep. Dan Eubanks all deserve credit for making history. Now the work continues, as they will help guide the state through the next phases of this important constitutional effort.”
The Convention of States resolution must be passed by 34 states to bring about a Convention and Mississippi saw support in both chambers of the Mississippi legislature, passing 32-17 in the Senate and 69-46 in the House. This comes just weeks after Arkansas and Utah joined the movement to limit the power of the federal government
“Mississippi’s legislature has displayed the vision, courage, and leadership to become the 15th state to take a stand in accordance with Article V of the United States Constitution,” said Bruce Cook, Deputy Director for COS Mississippi. “Citizens are not happy with the national leadership, and We the People intend to save this great nation for our children and all those that follow.”
Convention of States state Director Ron Scarbrough added his thanks to the legislature for their help in getting the resolution passed.
“This could not have happened without the solid support of our grassroots and our legislators,” said Scarbrough. “I’m proud to be part of this Convention of States team. Thanks to all who played a part.”