Article V Constitutional convention action:
Here is the full letter to the Clerk of US House. You can see we included the applications from the pages of the Congressional Record with the request for verification. http://articlev.org/upload/Article_V_Action.pdf
We are seeking support from various groups and individuals to submit support directly to the Clerk of the US House. We are also adding names to a list we are keeping track of so we know which groups will be sanding in support of our request in a letter to the Clerk of House of Representatives, Karen Haas dated 04/15/13.
“Subject: Requesting verification and tabulation of State applications for an Article V convention to propose amendments from Dan Marks and ArticleV.org.”
FOAVC Co-Founder William Walker May 1st, 2013
"What everyone apparently doesn’t realize is one historic fact. No one has ever actually officially requested a count of applying states from the clerk of the House. In fact, despite all the hoopla about the convention, the applications and so forth almost no one has ever bothered to actually find out through official channels what is the truth.
This letter is historic and assuming the government will simply ignore it when no such request has ever been made is simply wrong. Just because Americans happen to work for the government doesn’t mean automatically they are disloyal to the Constitution. Let the action prove the fact."
Here is a sample letter you can send in/ or call the Clerk
HONORABLE KAREN L. HAAS
Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol, Room H154
Washington, DC 20515–6601
Regarding: ArticleV.org request for tabulation of State applications for an Article V convention
Greetings Clerk Haas,
I am writing to you today in support of a request made by Dan Marks of ArticleV.org in a letter dated 4-15-2013 with the subject “Requesting verification and tabulation of State applications for an Article V convention to propose amendments”.
An official tabulation has never been issued from Congress and we are also curious. Much of the debate surrounding State applications will be settled by verifying and counting these applications for public knowledge. I support this as a reasonable request for information.
Tom Wickham, the House Parliamentarian told me they are going to have to respond. He is watching over this now too. On 5-21-13 I will submit support as they just start to process the request and speak to them if I can.
Justice Party said on FB: "We're not seeing anything in Congress or in the White House that would help lead us toward the truth, and, in fact, they are doing everything possible, including the crackdown on whistleblowers and the war on the fourth amendment, to make certain the truth doesn't get out. We need a democracy with a healthy separation of powers, with checks and balances in government along with an independent and free press."
And I replied to them: "That's why regime change is necessary." And I referred them to this site.
An electronic petition exists where the signers say they find as a fact that sufficient States have applied to Congress for a convention to satisfy Article V. That petition is a fine thing. For some time, I felt reluctant to sign it, on the grounds that I am not a constitutional lawyer and felt that I did not have the expertise to make the finding of fact. Moreover, I have not troubled myself to study the documented applications to check for provenance, authenticity, etc. However, I have come around, thinking that signing it could do no harm. And so I have "signed" it (electronically). However, I can imagine that given the way the petition is worded, others might be reluctant to sign it for the same reasons as I was, and this may hurt its tendency to gather support. So I'm thinking maybe a solution to that is to start a second petition. This would be addressed to all State legislators and would urge them to apply (again) for a convention.