Yesterday I watched Ohio hearings for testimony against an Article V Convention of States.
One of the witnesses against a Convention of States claimed that the Convention rule of each state only getting one vote was Racist. Because smaller States don't have the racial diversity of bigger States abd shouldn't be given that much power.
Larger States need more power than small States was her stance.
First off you need 34 States ti agree to the same platform to even call the Convention. Then each state can send as many delegates as they choose. But each state gets one vote in the approval process for amendments that come out of the Convention. So a 26 for vs a 24 against to have it come out of Convention.
Then the amendments go to the States to be Ratified. It takes 38 States to approve any amendments , the same as it does from Congress, it is just the people of 37 States demanding these changes.
The COS platform is
Term limits on federal officials
Reiging in federal spending
Reigning in Federal overreach
I was shocked to listen to many of the out of state ppl showing up to weigh in on the politics of States they don't live in.
I will participate as a witness in my Maryland house and senate later this month in support of an Article V Convention of States . This isn't a con-con. Or a balanced budget anendment fight, or Runaway Convention to replace the American govt. It's simply trying to shrink the amount of power our federal officials have abd to force them to go and serve. Then return home and live under the laws that they construct for us the ppl.
Please go to Www.conventionofstates.com abd sign the petition and show your support in your state.