Are my donations to CCN tax deductible?
No. CCN is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization to which contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.
Is CCN a PAC or SuperPAC?
No. Constitutional Change Now Co. is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)(4) for tax purposes. CCN is a social welfare organization which supports a nonpartisan approach to improving the civics of the United States. It does not endorse or support any political candidate, party or partisan organization.
Can the President veto an amendment proposed by an Article V convention?
No. Once ¾ of state legislatures or state conventions ratify the amendment, the President is required by law to sign the amendment.
Won't term limits just allow congressman to serve for a few years and then receive full pay for the rest of their life?
Currently Members of Congress are automatically covered under the Federal Employees’ Retirement System. Section 5 of our amendment specifically states that no member of Congress shall receive any pension, benefits or form of compensation upon leaving their office.
Won't term limits make lobbyists more powerful?
Section 8 of our amendment prevents a member of congress from engaging in any lobbying activity for a period of 7 years following the end of the public service. In essence, term limits reduces the majority of lobbying activities that occur during re-election campaigns AND removes the possibility any post-congressional lobbying activities by members of Congress.
Will an Article V open up the entire constitution for changes?
Many myths persist about a runaway convention, however, there is no precedent for runaway conventions in history. States submit applications for the Article V to Congress, after which it is impossible to add additional amendments or agenda items to the process. If a majority of states agree and submit agenda items, then the Article V convention stays on task.
How will states select delegates for the convention?
Each State Legislature would come up with its own process for selecting delegates.