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Politico: How a tea party-linked group plans to turbocharge lockdown protests

Though their regularly stated goal is to relentlessly petition their state legislatures to call for an Article V convention, the coronavirus crisis presents a unique opportunity for their movement, said Jay Riestenberg of Common Cause, who has monitored the group and its involvement with other right-wing groups focused on state legislatures. “The Convention of States is interested in showing any type of image or anything that shows that people don’t like their government. I mean, that is their end goal, to overthrow the federal government and rewrite the Constitution,” Riestenberg said. “So this is a perfect opportunity for them to show that.”

Associated Press: Past Midterms, Some Zero In On Amending Constitution

Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause, has sounded alarms on a possible convention and portrays the coast-to-coast emergence of resolutions on the issue "a game of Whack-a-Mole. This is the most dangerous idea in American politics that most people know nothing about," she said.

Washington Post: The biggest threat to democracy that nobody is talking about

“It’s actually one of the biggest threats to our democracy that most people have never heard about,” said Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause.

Center for Public Integrity: How a mock convention is helping fuel a movement to change the Constitution

“Clearly, the purpose of the event was to prepare people to get comfortable with the wholesale rewrite of the Constitution via a constitutional convention,” said Stephen Spaulding, head of strategy and external affairs for progressive nonpartisan watchdog group Common Cause.

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