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Last Thursday, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick met with COS Texas Leadership Team to congratulate self-governing Texans, the grassroots, for a job well done in the adoption of the Convention of States resolution - SJR2.  Tamara Colbert, the National Media Relations Director, and Angie Turner, the Texas State Director, posed with the “Guns of the Alamo” per Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s idea of fun.  He took them down from his personal collection in the Alamo Conference Room, stating, "I don't think you realize what you've done.” In just 4 years, we, as volunteers, have accomplished something that even paid lobbyists haven’t been able to do in twice the amount of time.  After a little more than an hour personal time with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the COS TX Leadership Team was able to communicate effectively and develop a relationship with the Lieutenant Governor.  After the meeting, he responded by insisting Article V's importance to return self-governance to the sovereign citizens.  The Framers knew LIBERTY rests in the hands of "We the People" by the Constitutional principles of limited government and the power to keep it through the legal, peaceful tool of an Article V, Convention of States.  Now, in Texas, Phase Two is being implemented, which involves growing the grassroots, training the citizens in activism, and continuing to educate Texans on the use of Article V.  Our legislators can’t do it alone, the grassroots are responsible for being the watch dogs for what we want in our states! Like in Texas, it is vital that citizens be actively engaged in what is happening in their communities! .
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Left to Right: Tom Dowdy, Tamara Colbert, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Angie Turner, and Paul Hodson.
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“I know that I am making an impact by helping another state get the resolution passed. The only path to return our country to its founding principles is through the use of an Article V Convention of States.” .
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Meet Weston Boardman, a current COS Legislative and Grassroots Leadership Intern based in Arizona.  He currently attends Hillsdale College where he will be a sophomore in the fall.  This summer he has been aiding the state of WI in a legislative strategy to carry them one step closer to passing the resolution, moving the entire effort closer to fruition.  Jason Girard mentioned that Weston has worked to “encourage, inspire, lead, and train the state of WI to greater effectiveness” amongst the movement.  This has involved identifying targets of sponsors and co-sponsors for the COS resolution, and warning against potential pitfalls in the WI legislature.  In addition, he has been helping call COS supporters for Operation Steady Flow to help the grassroots army in WI remain involved and active to prepare for a victory next legislative season.  Joanne Laufenberg, the State Director from WI, stated, “He took all of our legislative feedback, acquired some proven wisdom from others, added his ideas, and put together a beautiful strategy” that will be used as a guiding document going forward.  We are all grateful for the impressive work he did with both the legislative strategy and the grassroots development. He was an answer to a prayer for the WI team, and we here at COS hope to grow our internship program with more young patriots like Weston Boardman in the future.
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We are happy to announce that during July our NJ COS team has collected a record breaking 701 petitions!  With the amazing help of their mascot, Bentley the dog, the COS District 16 team collected 440 petitions alone at this past week’s Readington Balloon Festival!  In addition, due to the hard work of great patriots like Bill Truax and Joe Ciccone another 261 petitions were signed at local fairgrounds and 65 new volunteers were brought into the COS family! 
Lee Mack helped rally the NJ COS team together to create an effective strategy for liberal states like theirs, addressing issues like money and corruption in politics.  It takes many days and much patience to create lasting relationships in the legislature.  Due to their wonderful dedication and hard work serving their state, NJ now has over 20 cosponsors.  Mack stated, "We are working diligently, meeting with legislators on both sides to find common ground… We are all determined to help NJ become the first blue state to pass this historic resolution!” #COSproject #IamCOS
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Pictured 1(left to right): Lee Mack, Janet Mack, Zachary Schnapp, Liza Thomas, and Bill Truax.
Pictured 2(left to right): Bentley, Eddie Dunn, and Bill Boniface
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Across this great nation we have patriots fighting for our freedom from a very young age.  Pictured here is the daughter of a National Staff Member based out of OH. 🌼🇺🇸 How cute is she!!! #COS #freedomfighter #youngpatriots #IamCOS
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But we have to defend it or it won't stay that way.
Our next challenge coin recipient is Nancy Suits - a Regional Captain from Miami, Florida. ⠀
Nancy serves in a very liberal, democratic area. She served in her home district first and reached right out to her people. Then she began to reach out to the other DC's in her area to go with her to meet legislators. She has developed a team to reach into the various civic groups and to the legislators. She has established a regular conference call and leads the way in pulling her team together for the candidate survey and poll project. Congratulations, Nancy! Thanks for your hard work!
Pictured is Rick Jensen, our state videographer for Minnesota helping out at a local gun show. We have a ton of volunteers and they help with everything from pictures to door knocking to talking legislatures. Find where you fit in at COS. Click the link in our bio.
People are more important than partisan politics. Fighting for freedom is more important than partisan politics. It's time that we unite and fight for the future together.
We're incredibly proud to welcome Senator Jim DeMint to the Convention of States Project as a Senior Advisor! "I tried to rein in Washington from the House and Senate, but once I realized that Washington will never willingly return decision-making power back to the American people and the states, I began to search for another way to restrain the federal government,” said DeMint. “I am excited to get outside the beltway and work with the grassroots of the Convention of States Project to continue the fight I started almost 2 decades ago." It's great to have you on board!
Our next challenge coin recipient is Howard Boothroyd, our Grassroots Coordinator from Venice, FL.
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Howard has revolutionized our grassroots outreaches. He professionalized our approach, developed a roll out program, and invested in all the backup material to make the outreaches a total success. He has the patience of a saint to take someone who is doing everything wrong and gently turn them around into an effective force for liberty. He has shared his strategy all across the nation- just as a volunteer.
A weak country is the one where the government thinks it's allowed to run its citizen's lives. If we love America, it's time to stand up for a strong and free country.
Today we want to highlight Grassroots Coordinator and challenge coin recipient, Sherry Clark from The Villages, FL.

Sherry has been on the COS FL team from the beginning in the fall of 2013. She has worked tirelessly as a volunteer, DC, RC, GC and now SIA. Her willingness to serve wherever she is needed and do whatever task is an example to all. She is an amazing trainer and has touched countless volunteers in FL giving them the patient guidance and education they need to make a real impact for the movement!