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November General Meeting Article V & Grassroots Impact

volunteer.jpegGreat meeting on Thursday, November 20.  Thanks to David Leeper of Western Free Press you can watch the video here.

Nick Dranias, President & Executive Director, CFA, explained the Compact for America Educational Foundation and Dustin Romney explained The Convention of States .  Sen Andy Biggs sees vulnerabilities in Constitutional Amendments until the individual States rise up to re-claim 10th Amendment, State Sovereignty. 
Roman Buhler of The Madison Coalition contributed from the audience. The "Regulation Freedom Amendment" strategy will mobilize states to force Congress to require that Congress approve major new federal regulations, and can unite conservatives, independents and Democrats.

The perfect Debate - all 4 agree on the problem!  We are exploring the solutions.

What we can do: We are the Grassroots

 TPS is joining with Conservatives around Arizona to connect, monitor and influence our elected officials and Councils & Boards.  Where do you want to make a difference - choose here!

Have another idea? or a question?  Contact me here.

AuthorPhoto.jpgDustin Romney is the author of the book Rule of Law: Why and How We MustAmend the Constitution and is the Coalitions Director for the Convention ofStates Project in AZ.

nick_dranias.jpegNick Dranias is President & Executive Director of Compact for America Educational Foundation, Inc. which is a 501(c)(3) charity that focuses on educating citizens and statesmen about the power of interstate compacts to achieve constitutional amendments and other reforms. He also serves as a Board Member of Compact for America, Inc., a 501(c)(4), and as a Civil Liberties Advisory Council member for Our America Initiative, also a 501(c)(4). He previously served as General Counsel and Constitutional Policy Director for the Goldwater Institute. Dranias led the Goldwater Institute’s successful challenge to Arizona’s system of government campaign financing to the U.S. Supreme Court. He remains "of Counsel" for the Institute in representing the City of Tombstone in a fight to protect its 130 year old municipal water supply from U.S. Forest Service overreach. Dranias also serves as a constitutional scholar, authoring scholarly articles dealing with a wide spectrum of issues in constitutional and regulatory policy. His articles have been published by leading law reviews, bar journals and think tanks across the country. Dranias’ latest works are In Defense of Private Civic Engagement (forthcoming), Introducing "Article V 2.0:" The Compact for a Balanced Budget (Heartland Institute/Federalist Society); Recognizing Pension Fund Insolvency: A Catalyst for Reform (Goldwater Institute with Dr. Byron Schlomach) and Moving Forward: A Roadmap for Choice and Competition (Goldwater Institute with Drs. Andrew Kleit and Byron Schlomach).

Nick Dranias

President & Executive Director

Office of the President

Compact for America Educational Foundation, Inc.

Mobile: 602-228-2582

Email: Nick.Dranias@CompactforAmerica.org

Website: www.CompactforAmerica.org

Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickdranias

 

The Madison Coalition: One key goal right now is to get as many as we can of the more than 4000 Republican state legislators, as well as  Republican Governors, Attorney Generals other  statewide officials together with a few courageous Members of Congress,  virtually all of whom dislike what the President is doing, to endorse and urge Congress to propose the Regulation Freedom Amendment to end his power to dictate regulations from Washington. 

In some states we can also find Democratic legislators who don't want to be labeled "rubber stamps for federal regulators".

 

We have 150 legislators, 2 Governors, a former President of the NRA, a former Chair of the National Federation of Republican Women, the Chair of Americans for Tax Reform, the General Counsel of the RNC, the National Taxpayers Union, and many others who support the Amendment.  That makes persuading legislators to support the Amendment easy.  We can send interested people a list of our endorsements.

 

With the increased attention and resources our growing list of endorsements will generate, we can  mobilize the "anti-Washington regulator" majorities in 33 states and near majorities in 4 more to pass resolutions and enact state laws that strengthen the states' power and put pressure on Congress to end the President's power to dictate regulations from Washington.

 

This strategy has a chance of focusing  the debate on an issue that unites us and where voters favor our position by 2-1 margins.

 

It could also deter regulators soon, as early as 2015, as the effort gains momentum, even before an Amendment is proposed.

 

The first steps for anyone who wants to help are: 

 

1)  to endorse the Amendment and 

 

2) Whether they can endorse or not to forward an email to friends, especially business and political leaders asking them to take a look at the Amendment.

 

3) Then we can ask people who have endorsed the Amendment to call or email a state legislator or other elected official and ask them to consider an endorsement.

 

Please pass this email on to help persuade your friends, business leaders, political leaders and state legislators you know to endorse the Regulation Freedom Amendment..

 

Here is the text of the Regulation Freedom Amendment:

 

"Whenever one quarter of the Members of the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate transmit to the President their written declaration of opposition to a proposed federal regulation, it shall require a majority vote of the House and Senate to adopt that regulation." 

For more information, please contact us.  Thanks for your interest.

Roman Buhler, Director, The Madison Coalition 202 255 5000 

Rbuhler@MadisonCoalition.Org www.RegulationFreedom.org

 

 

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