States meeting in Convention:
where Americans, together, will find the solutions to the most pressing problems facing our nation.
To return the states to their constitutional role as part of the checks-and-balances system that protects our liberties and freedoms.
To facilitate the first-ever Article V General Convention in American history.
Organize the 30 states that have already submitted applications for an Article V General Convention to affirm that their applications remain valid and in force, and that they expect Congress to discharge their duty to call the Convention.
Work with additional states to remove limiting language from an existing application, or pass a new application for an Article V General Convention to attain the 34 applications needed to trigger the Convention.
Equip State Attorneys General for litigation to compel Congress to call the Convention, should it be necessary.
Hold a pre-convention assembly to prepare state legislatures to effectively participate in the Convention.
Provide the states with logistical support from pre-convention all the way through ratification, including facilities, security, communications, media, and legal support.
Provide a politically-safe path for legislators regardless of party affiliation: ACF is the only Article V organization working with state legislators that is not promoting a political agenda or specific amendments. Our only aim is to facilitate a General Convention where state legislatures are able to address their own concerns and those of their constituents.
Prepare for litigation and maximize the probability of a favorable outcome for the states: ACF is the only Article V advocacy organization that is preparing to support the states beyond achieving the 34 applications necessary to trigger the call. Our plan prepares the states for litigation, and a General Convention offers the states the best opportunity for a favorable outcome.