I get a lot of questions about how the Convention of States Project operates, especially since we are a national movement with a growing presence in the grassroots, the media, and state capitols around the country. What follows are answers to some of the questions our detractors fantasize will expose and damage the Convention of States Project. Though this information has always been available to everyone, here are the answers to some issues about which people are sometimes curious. (Plus, I threw in some bonus material I thought folks might like to know.)

1. Corporate Headquarters. We don’t really have one. We neither need nor want a fancy corporate office. The majority of us work from our homes, hotels when we’re on the road, or wherever we happen to find ourselves with a computer and a cellphone at the moment. I work from home when I’m not traveling and hanging out with grassroots folks all over the country. My Executive Vice President and his assistant share an office space with another small business. Fancy, huh? Sometimes we get some mail there. For other matters, our mail comes to post office boxes. We’re frugal and fiscally conservative. We don’t believe a non-profit should spend excessively on overhead. Donors work hard for their money, and when you’re largely run on donor funds from regular folks who are giving $5, $10 and $20 donations, it’s important that you operate in a way that shows you understand that. We never forget.

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About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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