Article V Convention


When two-thirds or 34 states petition Congress to call for an Article V Convention Congress is Constitutionally obligated to call for the Convention.


The states legislatures may appoint one delegates to represent the people in each of the state’s senatorial districts or they may allow the people to of each senatorial district to vote on who will represent them.

California  has 40 senatorial districts so they would have a delegate from each of the senatorial districts to consider potential amendments to be submitted to their state legislature for ratification. In order to be considered two-thirds of the state’s delegates must  approve of the proposed amendment(s)  before it is submitted to the states for ratification.If 38 states in favor of a proposed amendment it will be added to the Constitution.

It will be the responsibility of the delegates consider potential amendment and two-thirds of the delegates would needed before the proposed amendment would be submitted to the states for ratification.

If three-fourths or 38 states approve of the proposed amendment it shall be considered ratified.

The delegates of the states will be given instructions on which potential amendments they would like the delegates to consider.  

Since the delegates would not vote on the ratification of any of the proposed amendments there is no danger that an ill-advised proposed amendment would be ratified.

People who oppose the Article V Convention are like a person with terminal cancer who refuses to submit to chemo-therapy caner because of the threat of going bald.

If an proposed amendment to repeal the Second Amendment were submitted to the states it would only take 13 states to prevent its ratification.