For immediate release
Date: March 15, 2022
Contact: Kenn Quinn, Northern Regional Director
Phone: (321) 345-7455
The Buckingham Democratic Committee Calls on Legislature to Pass Term Limits Resolution
Buckingham, PA – On March 2, 2022, the Buckingham Democratic Committee officially called on Pennsylvania’s legislature to pass an Article V application to propose a Term Limits Amendment for members of the U.S. House and Senate. The Buckingham Democratic Committee passed the resolution with Chairperson Barbara Sheinmel presiding.
The effort is being spearheaded by the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, U.S. Term Limits.
Andrew Dinniman, co-chair for Pennsylvania Term Limits stated, “I was happy to see the Buckingham Democratic Committee in Bucks County vote to endorse Congressional Term Limits. I urge other local and county Democratic Committees to do the same. This will let the Pennsylvania Legislature know how important this call for a Convention of the States for consideration of a Congressional Term Limits Amendment is to the people of Pennsylvania.”
Kenn Quinn, Northern Regional Director with U.S. Term Limits also 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 a Term Limits Amendment for 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.
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.