For immediate release
February 4th, 2021
Contact: Jim Olivi, U.S. Term Limits
Phone: (202) 261-3532
Arizona legislators introduce resolutions to term limit Congress
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Term Limits applauds both chambers of the Arizona state legislature for introducing resolutions to term limit Congress. State senator Kelly Townsend (district 16) is the sponsor of Senate Concurrent Resolution 1025 (SCR1025). The related bill in the state house, House Concurrent Resolution 2015 (HCR 2015), was introduced by representative Ben Toma (district 22).
Under Article V of the Constitution of the United States, state legislatures may team up at a national convention to propose a congressional term limits amendment to the Constitution. The effort is supported by the nonpartisan, grassroots nonprofit, U.S. Term Limits.
Twenty-four members of the Arizona house and eleven members of the senate have signed a pledge to vote for and co-sponsor the measure.
A poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates shows that 85% of likely voters in Arizona support term limits on Congress, including strong support across partly lines. 87% of Republicans, 83% of Democrats, and 85% of independents of those surveyed support the reform.
U.S. Term Limits’ President Philip Blumel commended Sen. Townsend and Rep. Toma for putting forth the legislation. Blumel said, “The people of Arizona are lucky to have public servants who see what is going on in D.C. and are willing to take action to fix it. They know that Congress won’t set term limits on itself. Therefore, it is the obligation of the states to do so.”
Both resolutions have been assigned to their respective Government committees for a vote.
If passed in both the state house and senate this session, Arizona will join other states at a national convention to propose a term limits on Congress amendment. 34 state legislatures are required to call the convention. The amendment must then be ratified by 38 states to become part of the U.S. Constitution.
U.S. Term Limits is the oldest and 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.com.