Friday, February 17, 2017

U.S. Term Limits Scores Committee Wins

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), based out of Washington, D.C., advocates for Term Limits at all levels of Government.

Since it was established in the early 1990s, USTL has assisted in enacting and defending Term Limits on State Legislatures in 15 States as well as Congressional Term Limits in 23 States.

Unfortunately, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton that States may not individually enact Term Limits for their members of Congress and the popular and hard-won Congressional Term Limits never went into effect.

USTL was and continues to be at the forefront of the Term Limits movement.

Using the Citizen Initiative as its most potent tool, the Term Limits movement is considered to be among the most successful Grass Roots movements in American history.

To this day, Voters in States and Municipalities across the Country are enacting and reaffirming Term Limit Laws one Election cycle after another.

Article V Convention

The Article V Convention allows the American people to Term Limit Congress without needing Lawmakers’ approval. This process, which comes not from Washington but the States, was designed specifically to rein in Abuses of Power coming from Members of the House and Senate.

It works like this:

- Two-thirds of State Legislatures (34) must pass Bills applying for a Convention to consider only Amendments for Congressional Term Limits.

- Congress is compelled by Law to call the Convention, which includes Delegates chosen solely by their respective States.

- The Convention reports out an Amendment for Congressional Term Limits.

- The Amendment must be ratified by either three-quarters (38) of State Legislatures or State Conventions.

In the last three days, the Term Limits Convention Bill has gone 3-0, scoring Committee Victories in the State Legislatures of Arizona, Georgia, and Utah.

Committees are only the first step toward passing each State, but they're an encouraging sign. It means Volunteering and Grassroots Activism is paying off.

This has always been a numbers game, as you know. The more your State Legislators hear from you, the more likely they are to Vote for the Term Limits Convention. If they never hear from you, they won't know how important this Reform is.

Every single time a State takes action toward slapping Term Limits on Congress, Career Politicians in Washington begin to sweat just a little bit more. They know the day is coming when we the American People will change the system forever by giving them the boot.

Bills have been filed or are getting filed now in:

South Carolina

CLICK HERE for more information about the Term Limits Convention Bill.

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