The call for a federal constitutional convention is a dangerous threat to our democracy.

A Constitutional Convention Cannot Be Limited Because:

  1. The U.S. Constitution does not lay out any guidelines or rules for a convention.
  2. There is no clear judicial, legislative, or executive body that would have authority over the convention.
  3. Given the lack of rules and authority, the convention would likely open to outside and special interests.
  4. 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.

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