Rep. Mark Spreitzer statement on Article V convention
"An Article V convention is an untested, uncontrollable, and undemocratic risk that would open Pandora’s Box to rewrite our U.S. Constitution."
MADISON- Today, the State Assembly will vote on a resolution calling for an Article V convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution. In response, Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) issued the following statement:
“An Article V convention is an untested, uncontrollable, and undemocratic risk that would open Pandora’s Box to rewrite our U.S. Constitution. We have never had an Article V convention before and have no way of stopping it from rewriting the U.S. Constitution once it begins. There is no requirement that our state’s voters would have any say over who represents Wisconsin at a convention.
“Clearly, an Article V convention is not how we should approach changing the bedrock document that forms our country and guarantees our rights. I strongly oppose an Article V convention.”
Mentioned in This Press Release
Recent Press Releases by State Rep. Mark Spreitzer
As Wisconsin’s current farmers age, our economy must find new farmers to take their place.
Rep. Mark Spreitzer’s and Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa’s statement on the withdrawal of federal protections for transgender studentsFeb 23rd, 2017 by State Rep. Mark Spreitzer
"The reasoning of the Trump administration’s decision in withdrawing federal protections for transgender students is hurtful, discriminatory, and baseless."
"Clearly, Republicans will stop at nothing to secure their grip on power."