Wisconsin and Nebraska this week became the 16th and 17th states to call for a convention of states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution, putting the grassroots movement halfway towards its goal of triggering a convention with the support of 34 states.
Lawmakers in the Nebraska legislature on Friday approved a convention of states resolution by a 32-10 vote, three days after Wisconsin passed a measure calling for a convention to put fiscal restraints on the federal government and impose term limits on members of Congress and other federal officials.
“This week our resolution passed both Wisconsin and Nebraska bringing our total to 17 states. Additionally, we passed the South Dakota House and are moving in the Senate. This puts us across the halfway mark to the necessary 34,” said Convention of States President Mark Meckler.
“The question is no longer if we will call a Convention of States, but when. People in this country are sick and tired of DC, and they know that they are going to have to take the power back to the states themselves,” he said.
Convention of states resolutions have passed in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin — halfway towards the goal of 34 states.