How can we actually change the Constitution?
The Framers of the Constitution specifically gave us the power to amend the constitution for times like this. In fact, we’ve used that power twenty-seven times, and of the last dozen amendments, nine specifically relate to reforming the electoral process!
Through Constitutional Amendments, we changed how senators are elected, gave all citizens the right to vote, lowered the voting age to 18, allowed the President and Vice President to run on a common ticket, gave women the right to vote, changed the term length for Congress and the President, limited the President to two terms, revoked the poll tax, and gave the District of Columbia representation in the Electoral College. We’ve done it before, and we can do it again.
There are two ways to change the Constitution, because Framers were also wise enough to know that there may come a time when changes to the Constitution might not be in the personal interests of Senators and Congresspeople. This is the situation we are facing today. Fortunately, the Constitution can be changed by a petition of 2/3 of the states, followed by a “Convention” and a three-quarter vote. Under this procedure, the U.S. Congress has no power, and only the subject described in the petition to Congress may be considered (this does not open up the entire U.S. Constitution to changes).
Ending Gerrymandering and instituting Federal term limits are favored by a vast majority of Americans. The only thing missing is for us to get loud. Give us your voice, and we will make sure it is heard.
Join our bipartisan movement for a Constitutional Amendment to restore democracy to our county!