TERM LIMITS for Congress Constitutional Amendment

TERM LIMITS for Congress Constitutional Amendment

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Darleen DePoalo started this petition to State Legislatures and

Do you want to impose term limits on Congress members?

By signing this petition, you are instructing your state legislature to propose the Term Limit Amendment to the United States Constitution so that we will meet the requisite number of states to call a Constitutional Convention and amend the US Constitution to impose Term Limits on Congress.

Term Limits for members of congress is a non-partisan issue supported by a majority of the citizens of United States.

Imposing terms limits requires an amendment to the US Constitution. This amendment has already been written (see links below).

There are two ways to incorporate this Amendment into the United States Constitution according to Article V:

First,  2/3 of both houses of Congress must propose the amendment or Second, 2/3 of the State Legislatures propose the amendment.

The House of Representatives and The Senate have both proposed an amendment which needs the requisite approval (as described above) by 2022. The links to these proposals with the Term Limit Amendment already written are below. The amendment has already been written and proposed by both the House and the Senate. But this first process requires the requisite vote of the houses. 

House Term Limit Constitutional Amendment proposal: https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/hjres12/BILLS-117hjres12ih.pdf
Senate Term Limit Constitutional Amendment Proposal: https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/sjres3/BILLS-117sjres3is.pdf

There is a way to get the Amendment imposed without Congress. 

If 2/3rds of the State Legislatures propose the Amendment, Congress "shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, ... shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes

This means that the Constitution must be amended to include the term limits with 2/3rds of the State Legislatures proposing it. A vote of the houses of congress are not needed. 

Twelve states have already passed Article V convention applications for the imposition of term limits on Congress through this Constitutional Amendment. But, we need 34 States.

The Florida State Constitution, Section 5, states "The people shall have the right ... to instruct their representatives" Most States have similar provisions. 

Now is the time to instruct our representatives. By signing this petition, you are instructing your state legislature to propose the Term Limit Amendment so that we will meet the requisite number of states to call the convention and amend the US Constitution and impose the Term Limits on Congress. 

Let's get the US Constitution amended to include Term Limits on Congress!

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