Path To Reform, the State Legislators Article V Caucus, and the Academy of States Coalition invite you, an elected state legislator, to participate in Academy of States 3.0, an innovative, cross-partisan event focused on serving your constituents.
In anticipation of the passage of the 34th and final application necessary for an Article V Convention this academy will equip state legislators to draft delegate selection and oversight legislation, choose delegates and alternates, draft instructions for their delegates, and create a plan to support their delegation at the convention.
OUR GOVERNMENT IS BROKEN
Our government is broken; Congress, gripped by rigid partisanship, seems unable or unwilling to initiate the reforms needed to fix it. In this situation, the Constitution gives the People the authority to take action (through state legislatures) by calling a convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution.
A Convention of States is legal, reasonable, and has historical precedent. Moreover, the process is safe and effective!
Creating a More Perfect Union
In the last decade, American’s approval of Congress has been hovering around 20% and a May 2019 Gallup poll found that 19% of American’s identified that the “most important problem facing this country today” was “The government/Poor leadership”. What is to be done and by whom?
The People's Cry
For decades, America was the leader of the free world and inspired others to follow our footsteps in democracy. But the severe dysfunction of our government today has muted our voice, and as a result, democracy is in retreat around the globe.
The Humility of the Founders
Were the founders insightful? Absolutely. Infallible? Of course not. Audacious? Yes, launching the American Experiment took great courage and trust in their fellow man. Humble? Most certainly, and we should be eternally grateful for that humility, which made the Experiment possible.
Is it Time for an Article V Convention?
We agree that something is broken: it is self-evident that our voices are not being heard and that our national government no longer serves us but itself. Where we might differ is not in our observations of today’s problems but in how to solve them. Regardless of the ideas of how to remedy what is wrong, the process to do so is clear and it is found in the fifth part (Article 5) of the United States Constitution, namely, a convention of states called by Congress on the application of two-thirds of the state legislatures.