PROTECT THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

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The Constitution needs your help. A Wisconsin legislative committee will decide on Wednesday whether to advance an unproven method of amending the U.S. Constitution that could result in unintended consequences with the potential to threaten basic freedoms.

Use this tool to contact your state lawmakers and tell them the U.S. Constitution deserves to be protected in its current form.

The U.S. Constitution has served our nation well for more than 200 years. But now, a national movement is pushing states to approve a resolution that would open the door to drastic changes to our nation’s governing document.

Wisconsin state legislators are under intense pressure from outside groups to pass a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention as a way to limit federal action — a limitation that would hamper the federal government’s ability to respond to an economic recession or a national emergency.

Convening a Constitutional Convention, the first since the founding of our country, could endanger our freedoms and protections and put special interests in charge of our rights.

Once convened, a Constitutional Convention has the potential to go beyond its original mandate and make extensive changes to the Constitution. Some believe that a Constitutional Convention could even rewrite the process for states to ratify amendments. With virtually no precedent, there’s no way to know for sure.

If state lawmakers sign off on this resolution on Wednesday, the next stop for the resolution could be the Assembly floor. Now is the time to stop this resolution in its tracks and demand that Wisconsin lawmakers protect the U.S. Constitution.

Here are some ways to make your voice heard:

Use the tool at ConstitutionalDefenders.org to ask your lawmakers to oppose Senate Joint Resolution 18 and Assembly Joint Resolution 21. And follow the Facebook page for Constitutional Defenders to keep up to date with new developments.

Tweet at your lawmakers, reminding them SJR 18 and AJR 21 threaten our fundamental freedoms. Use the hashtag #NoConCon.

Contact your state legislators in other ways. If you’re not sure who represents you, this website can help.