The goal of the Article V Caucus is to re-establish federalism as our Founders intended, and limit the runaway growth of the Federal Government.

The Caucus is named after the Article in the U.S. Constitution that addresses the amendment process, which includes granting States the authority to amend the Constitution without the approval of Congress:

“The Congress … on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States or by Conventions in three fourths thereof,…”

The Caucus encourages state legislators to uphold these principles of federalism and limited-government through web-based information, model legislation, and strategic meetings. The Caucus believes an Article V convention is the most efficacious means of meeting these goals, and encourages the States to adopt resolutions to call for such a convention. But we also believe that a convention is only one means to that end, and will always keep a focus on the goal of federalism and limited-government.

January 2023 Newsletter

Are State Legislatures Really Independent?  by Vickie Deppe  On December 9, the Supreme Court heard arguments for Moore v. Harper. At issue is a remedial redistricting map drawn by a special master commissioned by the North Carolina Supreme Court after the two proposed by the state legislature were determined to be excessively gerrymandered. Timothy Moore in his capacity as Speaker of the House is challenging the map based on Article I, Section 4 of the United States Constitution: “The...

December 2022 Newsletter

Red Fizzle Article V News Will an Article V Convention be secure? Who Said It? Red Fizzle by Vickie Deppe The 2022 midterms are—for the most part—in the can. Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief while Republicans are engaged in some serious post-game analysis over their failure to produce the rout many had predicted. One thing on which most can agree, though, is that not much is going to get done in Washington for at least the next two years. From a constitutional perspective, that’s not...

November 2022 Newsletter

Don’t Hand Them the Ammo  Article V News  Who said it?  Don’t Hand Them the Ammo  The Constitution in Jeopardy by Russ Feingold and Peter Prindiville  A review by Vickie Deppe    Russ Feingold is accomplished, intelligent, well-educated, and, most importantly, well-deserving of his reputation for bipartisanship during his tenure in the United States Senate. When I began reading the The Constitution in Jeopardy I expected an objective scholarly tome but was quickly disabused of this...

October 2022 Newsletter

We Need a Little More Queen Article V News Academy 3.0 Videos  Who said it?  We Need a Little More Queen  By Vickie Deppe  If you’re among the millions of Americans who watched documentaries about Queen Elizabeth in the wake of her passing, you’ve probably heard—more than once—about how gracious she was, eager to put everyone around her at ease. Presiding over the transformation of the British Empire into the British Commonwealth as well as the post-WWII eclipse of Great Britain by the United...

September 2022 Newsletter

Chuck Schumer was Right Article V News Who Said It? Chuck Schumer was Right by Vickie Deppe Conservatives have reacted with shock after the FBI served a warrant at the home of former President Donald Trump. If they were genuinely surprised, they shouldn’t have been. Though Americans may be split between outrage and schadenfreude in the wake of federal agents’ visit to Mar-a-Lago, we should all be concerned about their methods. Allegations of misconduct have plagued the FBI from its very...

Academy 3.0 and NCSL Summit Recap

Special Edition: Academy 3.0 Recap   We promised an Academy 3.0 recap with the September edition of the State Legislators Article V Caucus Newsletter, but we just couldn’t wait two more weeks to share what happened in Denver! Content Academy 3.0 attendees learned about Delegate Selection, Delegate Instruction & Oversight, and Overcoming Convention Apprehension. Feedback on the presentations was overwhelmingly positive, thanks to the efforts of Neal Schuerer and Vickie Deppe at Path to...

August 2022 Newsletter

Academy 3.0  How Federalism Facilitates Peace Shock Poll: Two-thirds of Likely Voters, Half of Democrats Support an Article V Convention Arrington Files Call for First Article V Convention in US History  More Article V News Who Said It?    Academy 3.0  As you read this, the Article V Caucus/Path To Reform team is educating state legislators at Academy 3.0 and the NCSL Legislative Summit Exhibitor Hall! If you’re in Denver, please drop by Booth 806 to say hello! We’ll have a report on our...

Academy of States 3.0 in Denver CO (previous event)

INVITATION 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...

July 2022 Newsletter

Academy of States 3.0: Registration is Now Open! The End is Near! …the end of federal hegemony, that is. Article V News Who Said It? Academy of States 3.0: Registration is Now Open! Get ready for the first Article V Convention in American history! Head to NCSL a day early and join us in Denver on Sunday afternoon, July 31 for Academy of States 3.0. Check-in opens at 12:30 and we’ll wrap up with a celebrity chef networking event. Please click here to reserve your place, and bring a colleague...

June 2022 Newsletter

Mark Your Calendar The Time has Come Five Guys: What Dobbs v Jackson Can Teach Us About Federalism Article V News Mark Your Calendar: Academy of States 3.0 To avoid conflicting with the NCSL Legislative Summit schedule, Academy 3.0 has been rescheduled from Monday morning, August 1 to Sunday afternoon, July 31. The conference will take place from 1:00-5:30 p.m. (MDT) followed by a celebrity chef event. Why attend? Because… a convention could take place within the next 24 months! (add link)...

CAUCUS LEADERSHIP

  • Kevin Lundberg, CO State Senator , ret.
  • Rep. Ken Ivory, UT State Legislature
  • Yvette Herrell, NM Congresswoman, ret.
  • Neal Schuerer, IA State Senator, ret.
  • Kim Koppelman, SD State Representative, ret.

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”

– James MadisonFederalist 45, 1788