May 30, 2023

Idaho Falls–Stand Up For Idaho, an Idaho Falls-based nonpartisan citizens’ organization that peacefully and actively advocates for the rights and liberties of all Idaho citizens, is hosting a presentation by Representative Julianne Young at their next Wednesday meeting.  Young will speak on the topic of “Why a Constitutional Convention is Not a Good Idea.”

SUFI’s announcement reads:

Many of us are very concerned with the direction our country is heading and some believe the answer is for a constitutional convention (also known as a convention of states) to occur as identified under Article V of the U.S. Constitution.  Representative Young will explain why she believes a constitutional convention is not a good idea.

The U.S. Constitution offers two ways to add amendments to our nation’s governing document in Article V. The process that has always used for all 27 amendments added to the Constitution since 1789 is for an amendment to pass with a two-thirds vote in each chamber of Congress and then be ratified by three-fourths of the states.  The other, untested way laid out in Article V is for two-thirds of state legislatures to call for a constitutional convention (aka: an ‘Article V convention’ or ‘convention of states’), to add amendments to the Constitution once they are ratified by three-fourths of the states. Throughout the 230-year history of the U.S. Constitution, an Article V convention has never been called by Congress.

Representative Julianne Young, from Blackfoot, loves the U.S. Constitution and serving the people of the great state of Idaho.  She and her husband, Kevin, have 10 children, a couple of daughter-in-laws, and 1 grandbaby.  Their family loves working on their small hobby farm, hiking and camping, and making beautiful music together.

The class will be held at the Snake River Event Center (Shilo Inn), located at 780 Lindsay Blvd. in Idaho Falls.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the class begins at 6:30 p.m.



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