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WHEREAS, legislative term limits improve citizen access to office, broaden the range of experience in a political body, improve incentives faced by lawmakers, and mandate competitive elections at regular intervals;
WHEREAS, recent national polling (McLaughlin & Associates, 2018) indicates 82% of voters of all parties continue to support term limits, including 89% of Republicans, 76% of Democrats, and 83% of Independents;
WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States (U.S. Term Limits v Thornton, 1995) declared that term limits could only be imposed by a constitutional amendment;
WHEREAS, the U.S. Congress has steadfastly refused to send a Congressional term limits amendment to the states for ratification in spite of broad popular support;
WHEREAS, Article V of the U.S. Constitution provides an alternate means of proposing constitutional amendments via a convention of the states that does not require a Congressional vote;
WHEREAS, upon receiving official calls from two-thirds of the states, Congress must call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments;
THE (name of your organization) that the YOUR STATE legislature make an official Article V call to convene an amendment proposal convention for the specific purpose of limiting the terms of the U.S. Congress.