The call for a federal constitutional convention is a dangerous threat to our democracy.
A Constitutional Convention Cannot Be Limited Because:
- The U.S. Constitution does not lay out any guidelines or rules for a convention.
- There is no clear judicial, legislative, or executive body that would have authority over the convention.
- Given the lack of rules and authority, the convention would likely open to outside and special interests.
- The convention could create its own ratification process, rewriting the U.S. Constitution’s states process.
During the 2017 session, the Texas Legislature passed a resolution calling for an Article V Convention.
In 2019, we’ll be fighting to rescind that bill.
Across the country, other state lawmakers are recognizing the threat of a runaway convention and rescinding their own calls for an Article V Convention.
Join Common Cause Texas in our ongoing fight to protect the Constitution.