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Dem Legislators in CT DE IA MD ME MO NM NY OR VA WA

🔥PLEASE IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW YOUR RESOLUTIONS calling for a #ConventionOfStates "for purposes of overturning Supreme Courts Citizens United Ruling"🔥

#HR1 is addressing this issue by SAFELY

A Dangerous #COS is NOT REQUIRED
By "Safely" I mean using the method of obtaining 2/3 votes in Congress

NOT by opening the Constitution up to a complete rewrite; a plan that's been financed and pushed by Dark Money AstroTurf grps for years now

Do not play into their hands
#NoConCon

The Religious Right behind this stealth drive is VERY close to achieving their goal

They must be prevented AT ALL COSTS

It may be possible for #ConCon/#COS calls for dif amendments to be combined

🔥We cannot afford to have ANY COS calls on the table

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Dear @HillaryClinton,
I'm appealing directly to you for help in stopping the stealth mission to Rewrite the Constitution.

As of today, Feb 9/19, there are 52 resolutions in 23 state legislatures for an Article V Convention of States (COS). Of these,13 are D sponsored & 8 R+D!
It was because of a televised speech you gave years ago that I heard about GOP plans for a COS, and never forgot your warning.

This is significant, as I'm a CDN living in Canada and the terrifying implications of this were crystal clear to me.
What's more horrifying however, is:

How close GOP is to realising their goal
How Dems are playing right into their plans
How MSM is not covering this
And
How few Americans know it's happening!
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⏰ IMPORTANT Time Sensitive Announcement For:

Maryland
Nebraska
New Hampshire
South Dakota

Dangerous #ConventionOfStates Lgsln can be stopped & US Constitution Protected from REWRITE...but only with your help 🔥

Please Attend Public Hearings Scheduled

☎️Script if Calling:
Your Senator, Reps, &/or Committee members
(Please call ALL of them)
#NoConCon
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🚨CALL TO ACTION🚨

Take immediate steps to protect US Constitution
(Thread)

As of Jan 25 there are 29 resolutions in 12 states calling for a
#ConventionOfStates (#COS) also known as a #ConstitutionalConvention (#ConCon)

Info required to contact legislatures 👇
#NoConCon
See link👇👇👇 for interactive chart tracking Active #COS Legsln

Committee contact names & #s are included for all Resolutions

Public hearing dates listed as available

⏰ALL ConCon resolutions MUST BE BLOCKED & Rescission calls DEMANDED

#ConConTracker
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
What is the threat?

For years there’s been a stealth mvmt guided & funded by #DarkMoney sliding under radar

GOAL 👉 to #RewriteConstitution in ways beneficial ONLY to #Koch-#Mercer-Extreme Christian Right-1% population

#NoConCon #UnKochAmerica #ALEC

prwatch.org/news/2017/03/1…
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🌊🗳️Overview of the Democratic positions after the 2018 Blue Wave Elections. Heading into the 2018 Election, the Senate had a Republican majority. There were 51 Republicans plus the Vice President, 47 Democrats and 2 Independents that caucus with the Democrats so basically 51-49.
🔷As of January 3, 2019, The Republicans now have 52 seats plus the Vice President. and the Democrats have 45 seats and 2 independents who caucus with the Democrats.

🏛️51 required for majority
🏛️60 required for 3/5
🏛️67 required for 2/3

👁️BEFORE VS. AFTER
*⃣There was one vacancy, but the Republican Arizona Governor appointed fellow Republican Martha McSally, who took office on January 3, 2019. So the Senate is basically 53-47, in favor of the GOP.

🕳️The vacancy is shown as red in the "after" configuration.👆
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Liaten. Monday call your state repreaentatives to put a stoo to this. 12 states have agreed ro it??? WTF? newsweek.com/conservatives-…
We’ve talked about this before. It’s not a hoax or a joke. Monday cal. Tuesday vote if you haven’t.
The people@who want to@kick@out your immigrant parents and friends can not be allowed to get their hands on our Constitution!
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There are people who don't plan to vote in November 😠

This may change their minds:

💥GOP plans to REWRITE US CONSTITUTION💥

THEY"RE VERY CLOSE TO DOING THIS AT A #ConventionOfStates/#ConstitutionalConvention

Listen to warning from Hillary Sept 2017👇
I wish I was exaggerating...I'm not

💥We ARE 6 STATE VOTES AWAY FROM REWRITE OF CONSTITUTION💥

28 of the 34 state votes have been obtained to hold a #ConventionOfStates

w/Republican trifectas in 26 states WE NEED EVERYONE AT POLLS


#NoConCon #FlipItBlue
For source info on first 4 changes (set out in image above) to US Constitution see #DemocracyInChains author, Nancy MacLean interview w/ @billmaher 👆

Source info for last two changes see here 👇This is one of hardest pushing #Koch backed astroturf grps
conventionofstates.com/news/these-two…
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“The official propaganda would have you believe that the drive behind this ghastly idea [for a Constitutional Convention aka “Convention of States”] comes from a deep and bipartisan urge by Normal Americans to Get Things Done...” #Mercers #NoConCon google.com/amp/s/www.esqu…. 1/
2/ “This unmitigated crapola” from the Convention of States crowd “is belied not only by the people and money behind the drive, but also by the politicians who have signed aboard.”
3/ “The fact that the people behind the push for the convention very carefully throw into the fog machine is that ... a similar call went out in 1957, in the immediate aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education...This is reactionary politics on afterburners.”
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Um, unless you want an Article V Convention of States to re-write the U.S. Constitution (a Koch-funded effort), you might want to contact the 6 WI counties that have installed cellular modems and insist that they be removed. 1/
Here is the Thread w/ contact info. and a proposed script for the 6 Wisconsin counties (including WI's 3 most populous) that have installed cellular modems. I initially directed it to Wisconsin voters, but have changed my mind bc this affects ALL of us. 2/
Pls let me know if you can call and/or email these 6 counties and the Wisconsin Election Commission to demand removal of the cellular modems. Thanks! #ProtectOurVotes #noconcon 3/
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@RockPaper_Sista @willfightevil @Frimmmy @wrongestwrong @SarahSheKicks2 @RinChupeco For 40+ years the #KochBrothers have been buying politicians at state and fed level. Mostly republicans but there are dems who've taken a bite of the koolaid pie.
Looking at #ALEC, whom they fund heavily, gives you an idea where they're currently at: 1/
sourcewatch.org/index.php/ALEC…
@RockPaper_Sista @willfightevil @Frimmmy @wrongestwrong @SarahSheKicks2 @RinChupeco Here is their agenda, first seen publicly I believe when David Koch ran for VP in 1980 on the Libertarian ticket - 2/

Image from @Ruetheday852
@RockPaper_Sista @willfightevil @Frimmmy @wrongestwrong @SarahSheKicks2 @RinChupeco @Ruetheday852 I've been showing these bullets to people for over a year now and some had a good laugh at the one that does away with the post office. 3/
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/1/ Is it not incumbant on those of us who know what a threat the #Kochs pose to America, and potentially all democracies, to find some way to let people know?
/2/ Trump is a real danger. There is absolutely no doubting that. But the true head of this snake lies squarely in the lap of the alt-right contract writers - those planning out the shit show and paying our politicians and media to make it happen.
/3/ If this were a disease, Trump would be the acute form while the alt-right would be chronic. We get rid of Trump and the chronic simply flare up another accute case as they hone in on our constitution. #NoConCon
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(Short version) What is a #ConCon? It is a Constitutional Convention made possible by a little known phrase in The Constitution which explains how to pass amendments.
The first way you know because our country has passed an amendment 27 times, the first 10 of which are together known as the Bill of Rights. Amendments that have passed include: 1: Freedom of Religion, speech, freedom of the press; 2: The Right to keep and bear arms;...
5. The right to due process (all in the Bill of Rights); 13. Abolishes slavery; 17. Election of U.S. Senators by popular vote; 19. Women’s right to vote; 24. Prohibits revocation of voting rights due to nonpayment of poll or any other tax;
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#NoConCon #HandMarked #PaperBallots
Please include #Midterms2018 - our country is literally bathed in #KochBrothers political lackeys on all trifecta levels.
Through #ALEC, they are pushing for a Convention of States. They mean to radically alter or even rewrite the #COTUS 1/
The link below is a few months old. The "Balanced Budget Amendment" drive currently has 28 states. Just 7 states shy of the 35 required to compell congress to enact an #ArticleV #COS 2/
Additionally the landscape is a minefield of hackable voting machines.

#HandMarked #PaperBallots 3/
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Plague that is #Koch has sprd beynd realm of #GOPTaxScams, crushing unions, poisoning envirnmt & educ'n sys
Their ult goal is 2 Rewrite USConstitution at #ConventionOfStates & they're close 2 obtaining state votes req'd 2 do so
Thread 🔽outlines strategy 2 Stop them
#NoConCon
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As seen in meme above, there R presently 10 states w active Article V #ConventionOfStates legsln in their legislatures
In this thread I'll B including info-filled posts created by my team that ID Res'n #s, pretext given 4 calling #ConCon & contact info needed 2 block
#NoConCon
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💥A special note 2 keep in mind 💥
Pls let go of any preconception that a state is "safe" because state legslr is primarily Democrat
Likewise pls do NOT fall into trap of believing resln's cannot B blocked if legislature is primarily Republican
Let's Begin...
#NoConCon
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Part 7.
Part 6 was rough, I’m sorry, but I meant to illustrate to you that these are people. Not stats that are “collateral damage” because it’s less expensive to pollute and pay fines (if you’re caught) than to pay the price of cleaning it up and fixing the problems.
Heard of the “Pinto Memo?” Well this is the Koch Memo
I’ll quote Gerald E. Connolly, U.S. Representative for Virginia, because he was spot on: “Koch Brothers’ direct contributions have been an investment well worth it. It’s certainly a lot less expensive than actually having to retrofit factories.”
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#SouthCarolina, please call your state Reps & Senators to block these resolutions to call a Constitutional Convention. These are coming from all sides, left, right and in between! #KochBrothers org CoS, Tea Party & Citizens United orgs are getting desperate! #NoConConForAnything
The first two on this list are promoted by American-promise-dot-net. The third is another organization or possibly written by independent Republicans--13 of them. In all, SIXTEEN Republicans are endorsing legislation to ban Citizens United! Don't you think that's strange?!?
Here's evidence of American-promise-dot-net endorsing these first 2 bills H4174 and S0571! Tell your legislators to vote NO on these deceitful bills!
Republicans posing as Democrats! Wake up blue!!! #NoConCon
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If Libertarians behind Heritage Foundation want a Convention of States for a Balanced Budget Amendment, they should have opposed blowing a $2 Trillion hole in the National Debt with the #TaxScamBill.
But they *pushed* the bill.
They're hiding something.
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They don't want to *really* balance the budget; they want to eliminate what they consider the welfare state. They want to kill:
- Medicaid Expansion
- Obamacare
- Caps on greenhouse gases
- Assistance to children's: insurance, school lunches, disability support,
...
2/
- Retraining displaced workers
- Federal contract oversight (to make fraud easier)
- Public reports of OSHA findings (to hide worker safety violations)
- College PLUS loan program (cutting aid to students)
- FAA & TSA (➡️for-profit co's)
- Pricing controls for airlines
...
3/
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Iowa & South Carolina voters! If u care about public education, u must call ur state legislators NOW to oppose pending legislation to join the so-called "Convention of States" to amend the U.S. Constitution! This effort is backed by the #Kochs & #ALEC! Sourced info. below. 1/
2/ The #Kochs--who support and fund the pending legislation in states like Iowa and SC to call a Convention of States to amend the U.S. Constitution (see posts below)--are determined to undermine public education. commondreams.org/views/2018/02/…
3/ Here is a handout w/ links to model legislation from #ALEC--a #Koch funded organization --that would undermine public education. #ALEC is also pushing for a Convention of States to amend the US Constitution via pending bills in states like IA and SC!
alecexposed.org/w/images/7/7b/…
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The threat of a Runaway Convention: Myth? Lie?

Paranoid argument invented by the left wing?

Nope, it’s REAL.

Let’s break this down.
#NoConCon
A lot of people think that fighting against a Constitutional Convention is tinfoil hatty. A lot of people are saying to me “oh, that will never happen” or “they need three-fourths of the states and they can’t get that,” or they just ignore me. #NoConCon
Well, it can happen and if it doesn’t, it’s because people are fighting like hell for it not to happen.
#NoConCon
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Thread: Nothing can or will be done to trump until we can elect a dem congress. Until (and if, thank you cheating republicans) we can do that, IGNORE the distractions of his twitter rants and BS. The biggest reason the GOP is not doing anything to stop him is because he is a
perfect distraction for the people. While our eyes are on him, we aren't seeing what's going on behind the scenes and in our own states. The Koch brothers are pushing for a convention of states. They did a great job of getting their bought and paid for GOP congress to pass the
worst piece of legislation they could have in the tax scam bill, so don't think their reach cannot accomplish getting an Article V convention. They are pushing this as a Balanced Budget necessity, but that is just the beginning. If a runaway convention occurs, they can and WILL
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How many states do "they" have resolutions from in order to call a Constitutional Convention? There are several organizations pushing a call for a ConCon & they don't agree with each other. In fact the main one, Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force doesn't even agree with itself!
In 2016, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) uncovered infighting amongst the many organizations. This resulted in Nick Dranias, a lawyer and former director of policy development at the Goldwater Institute, to be ousted from his job as Director of Compact for America.
Because he argued with the BBATF about the count.
prwatch.org/news/2017/08/1…
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BREAKING NEWS! Courtesy of state lawmakers elected via unverifiable electronic voting machines, there’s a 50% chance the Koch-funded #COSProject & Balanced Budget Task Force will have enough states by 2020 to call an Article V Convention of States 2 amend the US Constitution! 1/
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3/ Here is a CTA re the 5 states that exclusively use paperless voting machines—tho many more states use paperless machines in at least counties & should be called as well, as should those states that use “paper trails” rather than #paperballots. (
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Democrats, I am going to try to warn you again about the Wolf PAC. If you’ve ever heard the expression “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” you know that this can be dangerous. The Wolf PAC = Young Turks (on youtube). #NoConCon
Young Turks are posing as progressive Democrats and there are many indications that they are not what they seem to be. Here’s an article that says they helped Trump get elected:
huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-the-…
The Young Turks claim to be the Breitbart of the left, but honest:
Wolf PAC claims to be nonpartisan. This is confusing. But not really.
motherjones.com/politics/2017/…
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