Path To Reform, the State Legislators Article V Caucus, and the Academy of States Coalition invited elected state legislators to participate in the FREE Academy of States 3.0, an innovative, cross-partisan event focused on serving thier constituents.
In anticipation of an imminent Article V Convention, this academy equipped state legislators to draft delegate selection and oversight legislation, draft instructions for their delegates, and create a plan to support their delegation at the convention.
EVENT SCHEDULE AND OVERVIEW
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
Registration 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Academy Sessions 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Reception 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Session 1: Delegate Selection
Sam Fieldman, National Counsel for Wolf-PAC, and Vickie Deppe, Director of Education for Path To Reform, will discuss options and considerations to equip you to draft a delegate selection statute that reflects the needs and sensibilities of your state.
Session 2: Delegate Instruction and Oversight
Michael Sterns and David Guldenschuh, constitutional and legal experts, will provide guidance regarding how to instruct delegates. They will also discuss how to impose an accountability structure and steps that may be taken in the event a delegate violates the instructions they have been given.
Session 3: Overcoming Convention Apprehension
This module will facilitate a cross-partisan dialogue with emphasis on the high bar of ratification. After participating, members of the minority party should feel more comfortable that the majority will not be able to unilaterally impose policies they believe will harm their constituents. Members of the majority party should have a greater appreciation for the fact that they’re going to need the support of the minority party if the work product of their convention has any chance of being ratified.