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The New Jersey COS effort got a MAJOR boost with the recent additions of three new sponsors to the COS legislation! Senator Chris Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove, all representing Legislative District 9, have "officially pledged support"to the Convention of States Project!

After reading their joint statement below, please send these great legislators a quick thank you for their support! Finally, a special congratulations to District Captain of LD-9, Bill Truax, and his entire team of committed volunteers! Way to go!!!

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One Important Reason NJ Legislators Should Support COS


Have you noticed that New Jersey has a problem with funding state pensions? In a recent article posted at NJ Spotlight, Governor Chris Christie’s former State Treasurer, Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, wrote that he believes the federalization of the state's pension plans to be inevitable. Mr. Sidamon-Eristoff feels that New Jersey is politically incapable of managing its own pension challenges, and comments that the federalization is a necessary solution.

One cannot imagine that New Jersey Democrats would take kindly to losing control over benefit levels through a federal takeover, especially with how fiercely they reject the current administration led by President Trump. But will they be able to resist the expanding reach of the massive federal government? 

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NJ COS Interview with WOBM


Last month, NJ State Director Dan Gilligan sat down with WOBM's Tom Mongelli to discuss the Convention of States Project.

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New Jersey State Representatives Sponsor Convention of States Application!


It's official!

The New Jersey State Representatives listed below have committed to sponsoring the Convention of States Project application in New Jersey during the 2017 legislative session! This means that our New Jersey legislators will have the opportunity to join their colleagues from sister states who have already passed applications for a state-led convention to propose constitutional amendments that will restrict federal power, and restore power to the states. View and/or download these resolutions: SCR42 and ACR84

Please take a moment to thank your Representatives for being a true patriot by leading this historic effort. And stay tuned! We will need to do our part as the grassroots to support them in their efforts, by making phone calls, and sending e-mails at key points in the legislative process.

Thank you for standing shoulder to shoulder with me as we do our part to restore real self-governance in America. Please leave these Representatives a message thanking them for taking the lead on this and sponsoring our application.

You can contact these sponsors as follows:

Primary Sponsor: ACR84, Robert Auth,, 862 248-0491

Primary Sponsor: ACR84, Michael Carroll,, 973-539-8113

Primary Sponsor: ACR84, Anthony Bucco,, 973-927-2526

Primary Sponsor: SCR42, Michael Doherty,, 908-835-0552

Primary Sponsor: SCR42, Joseph Pennacchio,, 973-227-4012

Co Sponsor: SCR42, Christopher Bateman,, 908-526-3600

Co Sponsor: SCR42, Steven Oroho,, 973 300-0200

Co Sponsor, SCR42, Robert Singer,, 732-987-5669

Co Sponsor: ACR84, Jack Ciattarelli,, 908-450-7064

Co Sponsor: ACR84, Sean Kean,, 732-974-0400

Co Sponsor: ACR84, Erik Peterson,, 908-238-0251

Co Sponsor: ACR84, David Russo,, 201-444-9719

Co Sponsor: ACR84, Nancy Munoz,, 908-918-0414

Co Sponsor: ACR84, Ronald Dancer,, 609-758-0205

Co Sponsor: ACR84, John DiMaio,, 908-772-1365

Thank you for supporting the Convention of States!

Dan Gilligan

New Jersey State Director, Convention of States Action 
908 751 1193

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The Garden State is Standing for Freedom!


We've done it! T​he Convention of States Project's application was officially filed in the New Jersey legislature! Assemblyman Michael Patrick​ Carroll's and Senator Joseph Pennacchio's companion resolutions (ACR84/​SCR42) seek an amendment-proposing convention of the states to restore our Republic. Its official title will be "Applies to Congress for an Article V Convention of States to limit certain powers of the federal government and terms of office." 

In conformity with the resolutions filed in 38 states in 2015 and already passed in 4 states, ACR84 & SCR42 set the agenda of the meeting to consider amendments that "impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress." The process has officially begun, and we will be keeping you updated at every step along the way. Please take a moment right now to contact your state legislators and ask them to support ACR84 & SCR42.

LETTER: Back the implementation of Article V

This is a great letter to the editor written by a Convention of States volunteer in New Jersey.

Many Americans feel that our federal government has demonstrated a fair amount of overreach during past presidential administrations and is not on the right path toward preserving our Constitutional rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A recent concern that New Jerseyans have is the Common Core State Standards program and the federal government’s influence over it. Net neutrality proposed by the FCC is another concern.

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