Jim DeMint is now joining the movement to push states toward a Convention of the States!
USA TODAY – Former South Carolina senator Jim DeMint, ousted last month as head of the Heritage Foundation think tank, is joining a fast-growing, conservative movement that is pushing states to seek a constitutional convention to rein in federal spending and power.
DeMint, a prominent figure among the Tea Party activists who helped Republicans seize control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, will serve as a senior adviser to the Convention of the States Project, providing a jolt to its efforts to marshal grassroots support for a state-led movement to amend the U.S. Constitution.
News of DeMint’s role was provided first to USA TODAY, and a formal announcement is expected Monday.
Under Article V of the Constitution, there are two avenues to propose amendments: Two-thirds of each house of Congress can vote to do so or two-thirds of the states – 34 in total – can request the convention.
In either case, three-fourths of the states – or 38 states – must ratify any amendment proposed by convention delegates.
This is great news! The team is growing and more states are coming on board. At present, 12 states have passed the COS legislation:
To stay updated please check out the Convention of States national update page.