For immediate release
Date: November 15, 2021
Contact: Kenn Quinn, Northern Regional Director
Phone: (321) 345-7455
Lake Region Republican Coalition Calls on Legislature to Pass Term Limits Resolution
Naples, Maine – On October 4, 2021, the Lake Region Republican Coalition (LRRC) officially called 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. The Lake Region Republican Coalition passed the resolution unanimously.
Kenn Quinn, Northern Regional Director with U.S. Term Limits commented on the resolution saying, “It is the Constitutional obligation of the state legislatures to control a runaway Congress. Federal lawmakers will not propose term limits on themselves. Therefore, we call on our state legislature to join with other states to call an Article V convention limited to proposing term limits on Congress.”
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 an amendment.
The Lake Region Republican Coalition resolution calls on the Maine Legislature to pass an Article V application to propose an amendment for Congressional Term Limits. The effort is being spearheaded by the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, U.S. Term Limits.
Al Fitzmorris, Chairman of the Lake Region Republican Coalition had this to say on the passing of the resolution, “I have always been a supporter of term limits. We did not vote our Congressional representative into office for them to pursue a lifelong career in Washington. We want them to go there to represent the people, get the job done and get out of there. I worked at the Republicans booth at the Fryeburg Fair this year and was encouraged and amazed that so many people signed the petition from so many different states and different political parties. I would encourage anyone who has had it with the representatives in Washington to sign on and let our voices be heard.”
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.”
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.