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McLendon supports Convention of States on Capitol Surge Day

Photo: From left, Linda Davis Mississippi Convention of States (COS) State Director, state Rep Dan Eubanks (R-Walls), State Sen. Michael McLendon (R-Hernando), Jonathan Viaud COS Regional Director, and Bruce Scott Former MS State Co-Director. (Courtesy photo)

“I support the Convention of States Resolution because we need a check on Washington D.C.,” said state Sen. Michael McLendon (R-Hernando) to a gathering of volunteers at the state Capitol in Jackson recently. 

Convention of States is a nationwide movement looking to call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution. Amendments are limited to three areas: term limits, fiscal responsibility, and regulatory relief. 

On their surge day, COS volunteers from around the Mississippi traveled to the Capitol to meet each other and their legislators. 

“As a sixth generation Mississippian, I want to preserve what is best about where I grew up,” said McLendon, who represents Senate District 1. “Convention of States is the best solution to federal government overreach.”

Thirty-four states are needed to call a convention. Today 19 states have joined, including Mississippi. 38 states have to ratify any amendment that comes out of the convention. 

“It comes down to who decides,” finished McLendon. “Do we vote in our towns and our cities for what we want or will those with money and egos in Washington tell us what to do?”

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