Nancy, thank you for posting the WashPo article below about our time at The American Legislative Exchange Council in Washington D.C. this week.

I wish you all could’ve been there!

To kick off the event, The Convention of States Project hosted the opening luncheon that was keynoted by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI).  He spoke about the need to limit the government. Senator Johnson also endorsed the Convention of States Project acknowledging a Convention of States is the only legal avenue we have to restrain the vast overreach that the federal government has on the States.

The breakout session was attended by over 6% of all legislators needed to hold a convention and over 25% of all State representatives are members of ALEC!

The Convention of States Project’s presentation was met with overwhelming enthusiasm.  Many senators left business cards asking to get information on sponsoring the convention in their state.

Even though we’ve been advocating for this for a long time, this felt like a “beginning” – like something momentous was being catalyzed.

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