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What is The Constitutional Convention of 2017?

The Consitutional Convention of 2017 is a grass roots assembly of ordinary citizens representing the people of the United States convened on the Internet to conduct an amendatory constitutional convention as authorized by Article V of the United States Constitution for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution.

Why do we need it?

The American people have lost faith and confidence in the national government. An elite ruling class of career politicians has captured the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the national government and has been ruling the nation without regard for the Constitution.  

Who is behind it?

Convention USA, Inc., the sponsoring organization, is a Florida non profit corporation organized by Judge Thomas E. Brennan and a few associates. Judge Brennan was Chief Justice of Michigan and the founder of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, which is the largest accredited college of law in America. Judge Brennan resides at 12953 Grand Traverse Drive in Dade City, Florida and at 2174 Golfview in Harbor Springs, Michihgan. His telephone number is 352-346-5891. He can be reached by email at teb@judgebrennan.com

How is it financed?

The convention is financed entirely by voluntary contributions. Because the convention is engaged in political activity, contributions are not tax deductible. Contributions to support the web site, payable to Convention USA, may be sent to P.O. Box 581, Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740, or on line at: https://www.gofundme.com/8nojiw

What is the Convention hoping to accomplish?

The goal of the Convention is to consider, debate and adopt the actual language of proposed amendments to the Constitutiion of the United States and to work toward the ratification of those amendments by the State Legislatures and by conventions of the people in thirty-eight States.

Is this legal? 

Of course it is. The First Amendment to our Constitution guarantees us the right to assemble peacably, and Article V of the Constitution authorizes a convention to propose amendments.

Doesn't Article V require Congress to call the Convention?

Yes it does, but Congress has ignored over 700 petitions by State Legislatures. They will never agree to call a convention to propose reforms and they will never clean their own house.

Can't the Supreme Court order Congress to call a Convention?

The Court doesn't want a Convention, either. It might propose term limits on them.

Can't the President help?

He or she could, but they won't. Politicians never relinquish power willingly.

When and where will it be held?

The Convention will begin on Monday, May 8, 2017, in Saint Louis, Missouri.  Some of the convention leaders will be in actual atendance at the Convention, but most of the delegates will participate on line from their homes. 

How will it work?
Unless otherwise provided in the rules, the Convention will be governed by Roberts Rules of Order, the traditional process for parliamentary debate and decision. Delegates will dialog with others in their state caucus and when a caucus agrees, their proposals will be introduced on the floor of the Convention, where they will be debated and acted upon.

Who can be a delegate?
Any registered voter in one of the fifty United States is eligible to register as a delegate or a candidate for a contested seat.

How many delegates will there be?
There will be 6,166 delegates, one for every 50,000 people in the United States, according to the 2010 Census.  Delegates will be elected in 1,110 Districts drawn along county lines. Where a Delegate seat is contested, the person receiving the greatest number of votes will be seated at the convention.

Does every delegate have one vote?
For some purposes, yes, but some votes will be by states.  No amendment will be proposed by the Convention unless it is approved by a majority of the delegates and three quarters of the States.

How long will the Convention last?

The convention will adjourn sine die when its work is done.