A major effort of Citizens for Self-Governance is The  Convention of States Project, a grassroots Constitutional effort to restore American self-governance.   Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla), a longtime advocate for fiscal responsibility and individual liberty, recently expressed his support for The Convention of States Project, saying:

“The problem in Washington is not that politicians agree too little but that they agree too much.  Both parties have worked together to grow government far beyond what we can afford, and what the Founders intended.  Sadly, there is not enough political will in Washington to fix the real problems facing the country.  It’s time for the people to take back their country.  The plan put forth by Convention of States is a great way to do just that by using the process the founders gave us for reigning in the federal government.”

Mark Meckler, founder of Citizens for Self-Governance, said

“We appreciate Sen. Coburn’s support and are glad to see such a long time advocate for citizens rights express support for a movement that promises to restore self-governance to our republic.  State legislators have the sole power to act in this arena, but it’s still important to see leaders in Washington like Sen. Coburn endorsing the use of that power in the states.  Critically, we’re not just gaining momentum with political leaders, but with the grassroots as well, as our message and fundamental question ‘who decides’ is rapidly gathering national support.”

Citizens for Self-Governance launched The Convention of the States Project to urge state legislatures to properly use Article V to call a convention for a single subject—reducing the power of Washington, D.C. and imposing restraint on the misuse of power by all branches of the federal government.  For more information on this project and to join the effort, please click here to visit our Convention of States website.

About The Author

Mark Meckler

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.