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November 16, 2013

Coming to Oklahoma? National Popular Vote and Convention of States?

OK-SAFE, Inc. – Things are already percolating for Oklahoma’s upcoming 2014 legislative session.  And it  looks like the ol’ Constitution is being targeted for reform…again.

Just a heads up on a couple of items being proposed for the upcoming 2014 legislative session.

I. Popular Vote

NPVtitlebanner_940It is reported that Rep. Don Armes and Sen. Rob Johnson are considering legislation that would modify the electoral college system and adopt a national popular vote for electing the President.
This information is from a legislator approached by the lobbyist promoting the idea.

Here’s the group (we believe) pushing the adoption of a National Popular Vote:

According to their website they have 10 jurisdictions already on board.

Over 50% of the Way to Activating the National Popular Vote Bill – August 8, 2012
The National Popular Vote bill has now been signed into law in 10 jurisdictions possessing 136 electoral votes — 50.4% of the 270 electoral votes needed to bring the National Popular Vote interstate compact into effect.

  • District of Columbia – 3 electoral votes
  • Hawaii – 4 electoral votes
  • Illinois – 20 electoral votes
  • Maryland – 10 electoral votes
  • Massachusetts – 11 electoral votes
  • New Jersey – 14 electoral votes
  • Washington – 12 electoral votes
  • Vermont – 3 electoral votes
  • California – 55 electoral votes
  • Rhode Island – 4 electoral votes

This call to do away with/modify the electoral college and go with a popular vote comes up from time to time.  This time the effort seems pretty well organized.  They even have some current and former elected officials on board.

Below are various explanations of the Electoral College process.  [This is not necessarily an endorsement of these organizations – they just happen to have pretty good explanations of the electoral system.]

From JBS: http://www.jbs.org/news/national-popular-vote-would-end-states-role-in-elections-for-president

II. Convention of States

Convention of States logo
There is also a general call being floated around for a Convention of States, promoted by Citizens for Self Governance. Such a call would require 34 states to pass legislation calling for such a Convention. From their website: “Rather than calling a convention for a specific amendment, Citizens for Self-Governance (CSG) has launched the Convention of the States Project to urge state legislatures to properly use Article V to call a convention for a particular subject—reducing the power of Washington, D.C.”

It is good to be prepared – you might be good to study up on both issues ahead of session.

The first day of the OK Legislative session is Monday, February 3rd, 2014.  Deadlines for filing bills is in December 2013.

January 8, 2012

Kansas State Sovereignty Rally – State Capitol, January 13-14, 2012

If you live in or near Kansas, be sure to mark your calendars to attend the upcoming Kansas State Sovereignty Rally and “Making of America” seminar, to be held on Friday and Saturday, January 13-14, 2012 in Topeka, KS.

This event is sponsored by November Patriots.

Friday – The Kansas State Sovereignty Rally will be held from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Friday, January 13th, at the Kansas state capitol in the old Supreme Court chambers. Address for the Capitol is 10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS, 66612.

Saturday – The “Making of America” Seminar will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 14th, at the Kansan Grill, 705 South Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS, 66603.  Presentation will be by Dr. Earl Taylor, President of NCCS.

This is the fourth annual rally sponsored by November Patriots, set to coincide with the beginning of the Kansas Legislative Session.

Friday’s Rally Speakers and Topics:

  • Dr. Earl Taylor, president of the National Center for Constitutional Studies (NCCS) – The U.S. Constitution: The States’ Safeguard Against a Rogue Federal Government
  • Jeff Lewis, National Director of the Patriot CoalitionOriginal Jurisdiction, State Sovereignty & the U.S. Constitution
  • Amanda Teegarden, Executive Director, OK-SAFE, Inc.Health Care Reform – IT, Privacy and Security Issues and Concerns
  • Dr. George Watson, former President, American Association of Physicians& SurgeonsThe Physicians’ Charity Project: Budget Relief Without ObamaCare
  • Ken Dunwoody,  NOlathe’s BlogAgenda 21 & ICLEI
  • Rep. Pete DeGraff, Kansas House Appropriations Committee –Kansas Budget Gimmickry: A New Look at State Accountability & Transparency
  • Dave Trabert of the the Kansas Policy InstituteThe Truth About Kansas’ Financial Conditions & Implications of ObamaCare for Kansas
  • Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of AmericaThe Feds Out of Control, Sheriff’s Pushing Back, Operation Fast & Furious, and other 2nd Amendment Issues.

Saturday’s “Making of America” Seminar

This day-long event runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Kansas Grill, 705 S. Kansas Ave., in Topeka, KS.  “Making of America” will be presented by NCCS President, Dr. Earl Taylor. Donations of $10.00 to NCCS (National Center for Constitutional Studies) for the seminar workbook are requested.

Contact:

For information about both events, contact Richard D. Fry at 816-853-8718 or by email at richard@novemberpatriots.info

See Rally flyer below for all these details and more.

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