Saturday, December 27, 2014

Get Ready for the General Assembly

Convention of States Project

Virginia Convention of States Project Team –

The New Year approaches and soon the Virginia General Assembly will convene its 2015 session.  With that in mind, attached are two documents.  

The first attachment is titled A Tale of Two Resolutions and it briefly explains important differences between the two Article V resolutions that will be voted on after the General Assembly convenes on 14 January.

  • One resolution is exactly what we want our State representatives to pass.
  • The other resolution will not effectively rein in the Federal government and may make things worse.

Whether by phone, email or letter mail it's important that your House Delegate hear from you before and after the General Assembly session begins.  You can use this document's Talking Points to help craft a message conveying exactly which resolution for which you want your Delegate to vote "Yea."

The second attachment is a flyer for an Article V presentation that will be held on 10 January, Saturday, 1-3 pm, in Prince William, VA.  The two presenters are our Virginia Legislative Liaison (and Citizens for Self Governance Staff Counsel) Rita Dunaway, and Founding Member of Middle Resolution, Bob BailieMiddle Resolution is a high profile Virginia grassroots coalition with members from across the political spectrum; it's "proud to support the Convention of States Project to rein in federal overreach."

The event featuring this presentation is a 51st House District Town Hall, sponsored by Del. Rich Anderson.  Please promote the event with others, attend yourself if possible, and ask your own Delegate to have an Article V presentation at his or her next Town Hall.

Finally, in the near future Convention of States Project will tabulate the total number of COS petitions Virginians have signed and use that number to impress upon General Assembly members their constituents' support for our Article V resolution.  It is imperative that we get as many petitions signed as possible right awayNow is the time to redouble your petition-promoting efforts with friends, family, colleagues and even complete strangers!  Here again is the petition link:



Warren Wheeler
Virginia Coalitions Director
Convention of States Project

Please see the links to the attachments below:

First Attachment: A Tale of Two Resolutions 

Second Attachment: Flyer for Article V Presentation

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