For immediate release
Date: March 21, 2022
Contact: Kenn Quinn, Northern Regional Director
Phone: (321) 345-7455
Androscoggin County Republican Committee Unanimously Passes Term Limits for Congress Resolution
Lewiston, Maine – On March 10, 2022, the Androscoggin County Republican Committee (ACRC) unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Maine legislature to pass an Article V application to propose a Term Limits Amendment for members of the U.S. House and Senate.
Committee Chairman Steve Bannister commented on the resolution saying, “The voters are tired of career politicians in Congress and this was abundantly clear by our committee members voting unanimously for this resolution. It is encouraging to see so many of our Republican candidates and legislators signing the pledge in support of the state legislatures proposing a Congressional Term Limits Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This is a reform that is long overdue.”
Article V of the Constitution of the United States specifies how amendments may be proposed; either two-thirds of both Houses of Congress or on the application of two-thirds of the state legislatures to force Congress to call a convention for proposing the amendment. The resolution passed by the Androscoggin County Republican Committee endorsing the effort to propose a Term Limits Amendment for Congress is being spearheaded by the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, U.S. Term Limits.
Kenn Quinn, Northern Regional Director with U.S. Term Limits who presented the resolution to the committee last month stated, “Over 80% of the American people want term limits for Congress but unfortunately the members of Congress refuse to listen to us and propose this needed amendment, so that is why we are turning to our state legislatures impose term limits on them without their consent. Maine needs to join with other states to finally get this done on behalf of the American people.”
According to recent national polling, “82% of voters of all parties continue to support term limits, including 87% of Republicans, 83% of Democrats, and 78% of Independents.”
View the Androscoggin County Republican Committee resolution here.
To sign the U.S. Term Limits petition, visit termlimits.com/petition.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest grassroots term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits on all elected officials, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.