JUNE 4, 2014
Speaker appoints Rep. Kelly Townsend to participate in The Mount Vernon Assembly
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Speaker of the House of Representatives Andy Tobin appointed Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, to participate in The Mount Vernon Assembly scheduled to meet June 12 – 13 at the Indiana State House.
There will be more than 100 attendees from state legislatures across the country meeting to discuss each state’s responsibilities with regard to Article V of the U.S. Constitution, and the possibility of adding amendments to the U.S. Constitution through a convention of states, also referred to as an Article V Convention.
“I encourage everyone to research and study Article V of the U.S. Constitution, and how an Article V Convention of states could effect changes to the way our federal government operates,” said Townsend.
“Using Article V to propose amendments to the Constitution has never been done before, so it is understandable that we are less than scholars on the subject, and vulnerable to the misinformation. Know the facts and decide for yourself,” Townsend added.
Once an Article V Convention is called, amendments to the U.S. Constitution can then be proposed by the states. To take effect, an amendment requires approval of three-fourths of the 50 state legislatures or 38 states.