PURCELLVILLE, Va. and AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Term Limits endorsed the Convention of States (COS) Project, joining with many like-minded organizations dedicated to reining in a bloated, corrupt federal government.
"Career politicians are a big part of the problem," said Mark Meckler, president of Citizens for Self-Governance and co-founder of the COS Project. "Thankfully, U.S. Term Limits has been stalwart in their advocacy of limiting the power on Capitol Hill. More than seventy-five percent of U.S. citizens agree on term limits, but do you think that politicians will vote to limit themselves? Article V will allow citizens to send career politicians packing by passing a term limit amendment."
Nick Tomboulides, Director, U.S. Term Limits, agrees that the COS Project will empower citizens.
"Established in 1992, U.S. Term Limits is the nationwide leader in the movement to enact term limits at all levels of government in the United States. After achieving state-imposed term limits on 23 states' congressional delegations -- encompassing nearly half of the U.S. Congress -- USTL saw these efforts undone by an activist Supreme Court in the 1995 decision U.S. Term limits v. Thornton," said Tomboulides. "Today, it advocates for a constitutional amendment limiting U.S. House members to no more than three terms and U.S. Senate members to no more than two. The Article V Convention process presents a golden opportunity to pass a term limits amendment. The Convention of States legislation identifies term limits as a core component of any convention, and we fully support COS's effort to restore citizen government in America."
The Convention of States Project currently has organized leadership in 43 states around the country, including thousands of volunteers committed to stopping the federal government's abuse of power. Three Article V applications have already been passed in Alaska, Florida and Georgia. For more information visit www.ConventionofStates.com.
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SOURCE Convention of States