Hi, Folks!

My name is Jim Kinney.  I have recently begun working as the Executive Director for the Convention of States Project, and I have some great news.

The COS Project is about to begin a brand new series of free, interactive “Tele-Townhalls” entitled Article V: The Real Deal.  The Real Deal will walk you through the Convention of States process in plain, simple English and answer some of the most common questions about Article V before, during, and after the convention.

To sign up, click here.

Part I – Before the Convention: Mythbusting

Michael Farris, head of the COS Project, will kick things off on February 3 at 8pm EST by doing some myth busting.  A number of objections have been raised against a Convention of States, and Michael would like to respond to a few of them.

Part II – During the Convention: We Know the Rules

On February 13 at 8pm EST Prof. Rob Natelson, leading expert on Article V, will explain how a Convention of States would operate based on previous interstate conventions as well as legal precedent. Rob will be answering questions on amendment ratification as well.

Part III – After the Convention: A Vision for the Future

Finally, on February 20 at 8pm EST, Mark Meckler, President and Founder of Citizen’s for Self-Governance, will paint a picture of America after we hold a Convention of States.

At the end of each presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker through our interactive webinar service.

Click here and follow the on-screen instructions to sign up for Article V: The Real Deal.


Jim Kinney

Executive Director

Convention of States Project

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 MarkMeckler.com, 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.