WASHINGTON, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Convention of States proudly announces that former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (SC) has officially come on board as a Senior Advisor. His extensive experience in Washington gives him first-hand knowledge of the near-impossible task of making significant changes from within the federal government.
"I tried to rein in Washington from inside the House and Senate, then by starting the Senate Conservatives Fund to elect good conservatives, and finally as President of the Heritage Foundation, creating and promoting good, conservative policy. But once I realized that Washington will never willingly return decision-making power back to the American people and the states, I began to search for another way to restrain the federal government," said DeMint. "I am excited to get outside the beltway and work with the grassroots of the Convention of States Project to continue the fight I started almost two decades ago."
"The time is now for bold action to save America, and Jim DeMint knows how to fight the opposition to do what is best for Nation and the People," said Mark Meckler, Co-founder of the Convention of States Project. "He is a principled legislative leader and a friend of the grassroots, which makes his addition to the Convention of States Project a natural fit."
For nearly two decades, DeMint made a name for himself in Washington fighting for freedom, limited government and fiscal responsibility. Like former Senator Tom Coburn, also a Senior Advisor with the Convention of States Project, DeMint was known throughout our nation's capital for his refusal to become another Washington insider.
"The Founders' vision was never to surrender sovereignty, yet the people have been willing for more than half a century to hand over their liberty for the carrots of big government," said Meckler. "The slow-creep of waste, fraud, abuse and selfish interests, along with unfathomable debt, has made citizens frustrated with all branches and departments of the federal government. The Convention of States is the constitutional, viable solution the Founders gave us for exactly this moment."
Twelve states have passed the Convention of States resolution calling for fiscal restraint, limiting the size, scope and jurisdiction of the federal government, and term limits on federal officials, such as judges.
Momentum continues to build as constitutional thought leaders, statesmen and experts urge citizens and state legislators to use this constitutional tool before it is too late. Endorsers of the Convention of States include Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, American economist Thomas Sowell, Sheriff David Clarke, Lt. Bill Cowan, historian David Barton, Ben Carson, M.D., Ken Cuccinelli, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Ron Johnson, retired U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, retired U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan, former Gov. Jeb Bush, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. John Kasich, former Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Greg Abbot, and Col. Allen West.
About the Convention of States Project
The Convention of States Project is currently organized in all 50 states, including over two million volunteers, supporters and advocates committed to stopping the federal government's abuse of power. Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arizona, North Dakota, Missouri and Texas have passed the Convention of States resolution since the Project's founding in 2013. Virginia hosted the first-ever Simulated Article V Convention of States in the fall of 2016. The 2017 legislative session has included 32 states considering the Convention of States resolution. For more information visit www.ConventionofStates.com.
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