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RELEASE: Minnesota's Call for Convention of States

Thursday, March 15, 2018

ST. PAUL – State Representative Duane Quam, R-Byron, is chief author of the Convention of States bill in the Minnesota House. House File 2690 will call for a convention under Article V of the US Constitution, which allows a convention of the states to be called to amend the United States Constitution if two-thirds of the states call for it. 

"This important and growing movement will empower 'We the People' to restore the balance between the individual and the federal government," said Rep. Quam, author of the Convention of States bill in the House. "A convention of the states will allow us to correct the last century or more of federal government creep and overreach. The time has come to bring the power back to the people and I am proud to lead that charge here in Minnesota."

“Convention of States is a revolution, without the bullets," said Pete Hegseth, Fox News Host and a leader of the Convention of States movement. "A chance for the People to take back their overbearing federal government. Now is the time, and Minnesota should be next.”

The Senate version, SF 3490 is authored by Sen. Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino Lakes, and was introduced this week. 

“There is a compelling case to be made that our federal government has drifted far afield of its original purpose,” said Sen. Chamberlain. “It has grown too powerful and too ineffective. A convention of states will empower people and states by securing our rights and liberties, so we can thrive and prosper the way our founders intended.”

House File 2690 has fourteen co-authors in the Minnesota House.