New Mexico Will Rescind Constitutional Convention Applications
Speaker Egolf: We Need to Protect the Constitution from Moneyed Special Interests and Political Extremists
Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico will rescind its prior applications for an Article V Constitutional convention. Both the House and Senate have voted to ensure that New Mexico is not one of the 34 states needed to call a convention where the Constitution could be amended or rewritten. President Trump's supporters and conservative political action committees across the country have been pressing for a convention to change the Constitution of the United States, possibly to add term limits or restrict fundamental constitutional rights.
“We cannot underestimate the threats to our democracy under this administration,” said Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe), the sponsor of House Joint Resolution 10, which rescinds the applications. “We must take every step we can to protect our hardworking families from any infringements on their human rights as granted by the United States Constitution. We won’t allow this document that belongs to every American to be altered to suit the desires of political extremists and well-connected special interests.”
It takes 34 states to call a Constitutional Convention. Even with New Mexico’s rescission, proponents claim to be just six states away from reaching the constitutionally required 34 states to call a convention.