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📢 #HAWAII 🔥

I'm Yelling from Canada

CAN YOU HEAR ME?

Something REALLY Hinky is going on in your legislature

You've got Dems who are PUSHING DANGEROUS #ConCon Legislation that other states are WISELY dropping like Hot Potatoes

Look at this Committee Report ‼️
#NoConCon
Link to #HI Senate Judiciary Committee Report on resolution #SCR131
capitol.hawaii.gov/session2019/Co…

🚨It was adopted despite opposition from 16 Orgs; including @ACLU, @CommonCause @IndivisibleHI AND testimony of a HI Attorney General

Possibly this AG? 👇
Situation in #HI so disturbs me that I'm writing this thread on a Friday Night!

Here's Legiscan pg showing #SCR131

Note Action: One Day Notice 04-01-19

No amt of searching HI legislative pages provided a def'n of what this means

My guess - it goes to Senate for vote Apr 1
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🔥🌊#DEMOCRATS Serving in State Legislatures🌊🔥

Please read this thread to see why you MUST not vote for any constitutional convention resolutions!

🐺No subject is safe, including left wing causes that all #Democrats favor. You are being duped w/ these resolutions (links 👇).
🐺Language used by Wolf PAC is meant to tempt Democrats, but Constitutional Conventions are extremely dangerous to anyone whose last name isn’t KOCH.

Please don't open Pandora's Box.

#UnKochAmerica
#NoConCon4Anything
ℹ Language now used in Resolutions used to lure #Democrats include:

🐺Free & Fair Elections
🐺Repeal Citizens United
🐺Election Integrity
🐺Limits on Political Contributions & Expenditures
🐺“Limited” Convention

Why are all calls for Constitutional Conventions dangerous?
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🔥💥#DEMOCRATS SERVING IN STATE LEGISLATURES

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION & DO NOT VOTE FOR ANY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS!

No subject is safe, including left wing causes. You are being duped w/ these resolutions. (links at the end of this thread).

Don't open Pandora's Box.
🏛STATE LEGISLATURE #NOCONCON HEARINGS

💥March 4th @ 2pm—#Kentucky HJR 87—House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergov't Affairs—Annex Room 171—Fiscal restraint on federal gov't, limit powers

Proposed by Convention of States organization
#UnKochAmerica
🏛STATE LEGISLATURE #NOCONCON HEARINGS (cont'd)

💥MARCH 4 @ 2pm—#MARYLAND MD HJ1—Rules & Executive Nominations Committee—House Office Building 150—ConCon proposed by Convention of States for term limits for members of Congress

#UnKochAmerica
#NoConCon4AnyReason
#NoConCon
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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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⏰ 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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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 fifth former Ohio State University (OSU) wrestler has come forward to say that U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan had knowledge of sexual abuse committed by the university team doctor while he was an assistant wrestling coach in the 1990’s.
daytondailynews.com/news/local/rep…
🥼Dr. Richard Strauss worked as the Ohio State University team physician, student services doctor, faculty member and professor emeritus from 1978-98.

daytondailynews.com/news/crime--la…
🔎The University has been investigating the matter since April 2018, retaining the law firm Perkins Coie, but Dr. Strauss committed suicide at age 67 in 2005.
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Alexander Acosta, Trump's Secretary of Labor, has ties to Charles Koch through
George Mason University School of Law. This is only one of many cabinet positions and heads of agencies that are Koch'd-up in Trump's administration. #UnKochAmerica
checksandbalancesproject.org/koch-strength-…
But do you know what else Acosta is mixed up in?
Jeffrey Epstein's "sweetheart deal" (Trump: "terrific guy") i.e. light sentence he received in a #Florida court battle over allegations that he sexually abused more than 40 minor girls, most of them between the ages of 13-17.
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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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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
2/
💥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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Right on cue #MarkMeckler reads line from script all #Koch bought actors & #GOP R work'g from
Summary:
GOP:
1 xplds deficit
2 proposes #BalancedBudgetAmendment as solutn
Meckler:
3 claims only #BBA chance of Bcoming law ➡️#CoS ➡️#RewriteConstitution
conventionofstates.com/news/house-to-…
One "small" problem...The reading of the script neglects to mention a couple of things.
Firstly, #BBA - #BalancedBudgetAmendment actually means gutting SS, Medicare, public education as a start.
#NoConCon #ProtectSocialSecurity #ProtectMedicare
2ndly,#ConventionOfStates or #ConstitutionalConvention wld allow Constitution 2B #Rewritten. There R NO safeguards in place 2 lmt #CoS 2 single topic or 2 determ what delegates R sent
A #Koch written constitution would end democracy in America
#NoConCon
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