For immediate release
Date: November 15, 2021
Contact: Kenn Quinn, Northern Regional Director
Phone: (321) 345-7455
The York County Republican Committee Calls on Legislature to Pass Term Limits Resolution
Alfred, Maine – On November 8, 2021, the York County Republican Committee officially called on Maine’s legislature to pass an Article V application to propose a Term Limits Amendment for members of the U.S. House and Senate. The York County Republican Committee passed the resolution unanimously.
The effort is being spearheaded by the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, U.S. Term Limits.
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.
Chairman of the York County Republican Committee Jonathan Kinney (left) is joined by Representative Nate Wadsworth who is the House lead sponsor of the Article V application for a Congressional Term Limits 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.