For immediate release
Date: November 24, 2021
Contact: Kenn Quinn, Northern Regional Director
Phone: (321) 345-7455
The Wells Republican Town Committee Calls on the Maine Legislature to Pass an Article V application to propose a Term Limits Amendment for Congress.
Wells, Maine – On November 18, 2021, the Wells Republican Town Committee 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 Wells Republican Town Committee passed the resolution unanimously.
Left: Nancy Ford, Chair of the Wells Republican Town Committee; Right: The Honorable Robert Foley, Wells Board of Selectman/former Maine State Senator, and Kenn Quinn, U.S. Term Limits Northern Regional Director
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 urge our state legislature to join with other states to call an Article V convention limited to proposing a Congressional Term Limits Amendment..”
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. Regardless of the method of proposal, the states are the only entity that may ratify amendments, requiring the approval of 38 states in order for the amendment to become law. The effort is being spearheaded by the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, U.S. Term Limits.
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 and oldest 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.