Friends Of the Article V Convention FOAVC

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We are a non-partisan association of American citizens from every state in our Republic comprised of a broad range of occupations, ethnicities, religious affiliations and political persuasions. Our common bond is a deep commitment to preserving the values and principles embodied in our founding documents – the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution – upon which this nation was founded. (Homepage FOAVC).

Article V of the U.S. Constitution (on the Cornell University Law School): The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.

The United States Constitution, on Cornell University Law School.

Press Release FOAVC, Oct. 4, 2007.

Sorry, I found no Contact-link, but a registration- link.

Article V of the Constitution of the United States provides that “on the application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, [Congress] shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments…”. The Founding Fathers of our nation recognized the importance of providing this means by which the citizens of our country could initiate amendments to change and/or clarify the Constitution; the fundamental document which they intended to be not only the blueprint for our federal system but also “the supreme Law of the Land” … (full text).

About: FOAVC Mission Statement:

  • To preserve the Constitution of the United States;
  • To restore the principle of local governance by empowering the people, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, to discuss, draft, and propose relevant amendments to our Constitution;
  • To exercise the authority granted by the Framers of our Constitution to the people of this nation to actively participate in their governance;
  • To require Congress to call an Article V Convention, as mandated by our Constitution, in response to the 567 applications submitted to it by the States;
  • To serve as a public forum to educate, inform and discuss, with the general public at large, the true facts surrounding an Article V convention; to dispel the myths, half-truths, fears and misinformation regarding the convention call and the Article V Convention; to bring to the public’s attention the actions of Congress regarding an Article V Convention;
  • To refrain from supporting any specific amendments that may be proposed at an Article V Convention;
  • To help the public understand the difference between an Article V Convention, which FOAVC fully supports, and a “constitutional convention” that would rethink the entirety of our current Constitution, which FOAVC emphatically does not support.

Who we are: Welcome to Friends Of the Article V Convention FOAVC. We are:

  • a non-partisan association of American citizens;
  • from every state of the nation;
  • comprised of a broad range of occupations, ethnicities, religious affiliations and political persuasions;
  • with a common commitment to preserving the values and principles embodied in our founding documents – the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution – upon which this nation was founded.

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