For immediate release
February 22, 2021
Contact: Ron Hooper
Phone: (202) 261-3532
Term Limits on Congress Resolution Passes Two Arizona Committees in One Day
PHOENIX, AZ — Today, two Arizona committees passed resolutions for a term limits amendment proposal convention that would help put term limits on Congress. SCR1025, sponsored by Senator Kelly Townsend, passed the Arizona Senate Rules Committee. The concurrent resolution in the Arizona House, HCR2015, sponsored by Rep. Ben Toma, passed the Arizona House Rules Committee.
The resolutions are being guided through by U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the nation’s largest term limits advocacy organization. Both are now cleared for the last step, a full vote of each chamber of the Arizona legislature.
“It’s great to know that the Arizona legislators take seriously their obligation as a check and balance to the federal government when it comes to proposing a term limits amendment to the Constitution,” said Jim Olivi, Arizona State Director for U.S. Term Limits. “We know Congress won’t propose this important election reform, so the states must step up and take action.”
Thirty-five Arizona state lawmakers in the 2021 legislature have taken the term limits pledge (see listing below) promising to support an Article V convention for term limits on Congress. According to a 2020 poll by McLaughlin & Associates, congressional term limits is the most popular and bipartisan issue in Arizona, with 85 percent support statewide. That includes 87 percent of Republicans, 85 percent of independents and 83 percent of Democratic voters.
Once both chambers pass the concurrent resolution, Arizona will be in the forefront of states that have applied to call a national convention for the sole purpose of proposing a term limits on Congress amendment.
List of Arizona State Legislature Signers:
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.