Arizona is honored to host an official national convention to authorize rules to be proposed to the first Article V-approved Convention of States! The BBA Planning Convention Committee is responsible for planning the historic event, which has not happened in over 156 years. Delegates from around the country are invited to represent their state in this national effort.
September 12, 2017 at noon.
The Convention is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 12th at noon at the Arizona State Capitol building and expected to continue through the afternoon of Friday, September 15th at 3p.m.
What makes the Arizona BBA Planning Convention historic?
In recent years, states have called conventions on various topics from the monetization of silver to free trade. However, the delegations were not required to be authorized by both Houses to speak and vote on behalf of the State. The last convention to have that level of authority was the Washington Peace Conference of 1861, where the states attempted to avert the Civil War. The Arizona Planning Convention will raise the requirements of participation to this level, which will naturally lessen the number of States in attendance. It is important for us to remember that we will be re-establishing proper precedent for official conventions of states going forward, creating a level of legitimacy not seen in 156 years.
Delegates are invited to come to Arizona’s rugged and humble Capitol, where we will set about this historic work of planning for an Article V BBA Convention. Don’t miss it!Rep. Kelly Townsend
“In the long run, we must protect the taxpayers from government, and I ask again that you pass (as 32 states have called for) an amendment mandating the federal government spend no more than it takes in.” – Ronald Reagan
We are close to the 34 states needed to initiate an Article V Convention of States to propose the 28th Amendment to the Constitution. Currently there are 27 active resolutions to Congress, with a potential of reaching the target number next year, it is imperative that we convene to discuss issues in order to save valuable time for the actual convention.