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The Mississippi State Senate Kills All Article V Convention Resolutions
APPLETON, WIS. – March 29, 2018 – On March 28, 2018 a committee in the Mississippi State Senate voted against 7 resolutions calling for an Article V Convention, HCR 31, SCR 509, SCR 510, SCR 511, SCR 548, SCR 644, and HCR 56. Specifically HCR 56 was backed by Convention of States (COS) and had passed the Mississippi House of Representatives by a vote of 76-42. With this resolution dying in the state Senate committee, it prevents Mississippi from becoming the 13th state with a live application for a COS-type of Article V Convention.
This victory was achieved by members of The John Birch Society, among others, who took a stand and made their legislators aware of the dangers that an Article V Convention presents to our Constitution. To all of the JBS members, and those who worked toward our shared goal, we thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to getting this accomplished!
Despite this victory in Mississippi we are still fighting to prevent similar applications for an Article V Convention in Maryland, Kentucky, Iowa, Nebraska, Maine, and Minnesota. In 2018 JBS has an impressive 12-0 record of states that have rejected their applications for a convention. In order to keep this momentum going and have the rest of these states reject their applications, JBS will continue to rely on its hard working and committed members. Thank you to everybody who took action in Mississippi to prevent this application from being passed through the committee in the Senate, the effort that was put in has not gone unnoticed and will serve as an example for those in the remaining at risk states.
Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Appleton, Wis., The John Birch Society is dedicated to restoring and preserving freedom under the U.S. Constitution. Members come from all walks of life and are active throughout the 50 states on local, state, and national issues. United by a strong belief in personal freedom and limited government, members have a strong sense of duty, and their educational efforts have played a continuous and pivotal role in exposing legislation and policies that threaten the independence of America and the freedom of citizens.