Thepeoplesconvention.org

Thepeoplesconvention.org Neutral, nonpartisan, citizen-driven convention providing every American with the opportunity to strengthen the American #democracy and #politicalprocess.
The Peoples Convention is a modern convention—supported by national meetings, webinars and conference calls—providing every American with the opportunity to participate in strengthening the American democracy. The People’s Convention is the nation's first impartial, non-partisan, citizen-driven convention under Article V (five) of the U.S. Constitution and was established in 2011 by Blair C Henry, J.D., a former Seattle corporate and trial attorney, certified mediator and university professor.

The People's Convention supports the desire of many to restore trust and confidence in our American democracy. In this quest, we’re reaching out to every American to participate in upgrading and strengthening the #PoliticalProcess in the most inclusive, expedient and efficient manner. Our TARGET AUDIENCE comprises Americans of all ages who care about their nation, their government, and their role in the world as Americans including • Parents, grandparents and relatives who want to protect their loved ones and make an even bigger difference during their lifetimes • Younger Americans concerned about the present and future state of the nation, the democracy, and the world they are inheriting • Activists, academics, and other professionals whose endorsement and support would help raise awareness of The People’s Convention and its process of inclusion, simplicity, fairness, honesty and transparency. While we support the efforts of other organizations attempting to create the nation’s first convention under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, it’s important to note that many of them appear to be • Partisan • Already committed to specific proposals • Taking an approach that may takes years—and • Most importantly, are focused on working with state legislators—rather than with the American people themselves In stark contrast—through our online presence and workshops—The People’s Convention is • Focused on—and includes—every American and what YOU think will make the biggest difference and letting YOU work with others in drafting your OWN proposed amendments • Impartial • Nonpartisan • Designed to produced results in less than a year Here’s what you can do that would make the biggest difference. ► You—and every other American—are invited to take our two-minute survey and tell us YOU think would make the biggest difference via http://thepeoplesconvention.org/survey ► Then, to finance this mission in ways where NO ONE CAN "BUY" THE CONVENTION PROCESS, you’re invited you to become a Member of the convention for as little as $20 per year (or volunteer two hours per year) via http://thepeoplesconvention.org/purchaseticket. And if you want to make an even bigger difference, you can join our new (satirically named) Millionaire’s or Billionaire’s Club by contributing a maximum of up to $20 a month – or $240 a year via http://thepeoplesconvention.org/donate ► Finally, as a Member of the convention, you’re invited to bring your ingenuity, creativity and generosity and join other fair-minded Americans on a "Design Team" or “States Team” creating, and having ratified, proposed amendments supported by the vast majority of Americans across the political spectrum and 75% of the state legislatures Please know we are extremely grateful for your interest and enthusiastic participation. ► Get involved via http://thepeoplesconvention.org

Mission: Our quest is to restore trust and confidence in the American democracy by upgrading and strengthening the political process.

After witnessing what the Nazis did, most of Europe outlawed hate speech and politicians can go to jail there. Legally, ...
10/30/2018

After witnessing what the Nazis did, most of Europe outlawed hate speech and politicians can go to jail there.

Legally, we have the constitutional right to do that here too.

Participate. Be heard.

Support our work! http://bit.ly/2qaVPVK
Our 2 min video http://bit.ly/2NvsVK8
Thank you!

91% of Americans polled believe they were subjected to false and misleading political advertising. This is nuts. Isn’t i...
10/26/2018

91% of Americans polled believe they were subjected to false and misleading political advertising.

This is nuts.

Isn’t it time we required honesty from our representatives and political candidates?

Vote on the proposal drafted by our workshop participants
in Sedona Arizona (Sedona Amendment #1).
http://thepeoplesconvention.org/survey/

Submit your own proposal or constructive suggestions.

Thank you!!

A house divided against itself cannot stand. My name is Blair Henry. I am a former Seattle corporate and prosecuting att...
10/05/2018

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

My name is Blair Henry. I am a former Seattle corporate and prosecuting attorney, mediator, graduate school professor, and delegate to both Republican and Democratic state conventions.

Our American democratic process was designed to BRING AMERICANS TOGETHER fairly and honestly—NOT divide us.

Our nation’s founders were also STRICTLY OPPOSED to the creation of political parties as they would unnecessarily divide us.

JOIN US!
http:/ThePeoplesConvention.org/join-us/

We’re bringing Americans together from across the political spectrum to upgrade and strengthen our democratic process.

Become a part a Inventing a “modern, true” American democracy™.

Democracy stands on the trust and confidence of the people.Democracies fail when they lose the trust and confidence of t...
10/03/2018

Democracy stands on the trust and confidence of the people.

Democracies fail when they lose the trust and confidence of the People—and trust and confidence in American democratic process is now at or near an all-time low—around 17%.

Most Americans don’t know what they can do about it.

But we do! Join Us!
http://thepeoplesconvention.org/join-us/
Neutral - Nonpartisan - Free of Special Interests

It’s time we all told the truth.It’s time for an American revolution.No, NOT the old-fashioned, shoot-em-up, kind of rev...
09/13/2018

It’s time we all told the truth.
It’s time for an American revolution.
No, NOT the old-fashioned, shoot-em-up, kind of revolution.

Rather, a MODERN revolution:
• Americans coming together--fairly, honestly and respectfully--from across the political spectrum
• Agreeing on what would upgrade and strengthen our democratic process
• Drafting constitutional amendments likely to be approved.

YOU ARE INVITED to go online ThePeoplesConvention.org and
(1) Get on our mailing list ThePeoplesConvention.org/join-us/
(2) Tell us what would make the biggest difference! ThePeoplesConvention.org/survey/
(3) See our 2018 booklet thepeoplesconvention.org/booklet-2018/
(4) Contribute whatever you can--Be inducted into the Democracy Hall of Fame ThePeoplesConvention.org/join-us/
(5) Tell others

REMEMBER: Democracy does NOT upgrade itself
#democracy
#thepeoplesconventionorg

SUPPORT a workshop in your state—and if we don’t receive enough funds, we’ll give your money back. HOST a workshop in yo...
07/27/2018

SUPPORT a workshop in your state—and if we don’t receive enough funds, we’ll give your money back.

HOST a workshop in your state.
Make an ENORMOUS difference!

Neutral. Nonpartisan. Free of special interests.
ThePeoplesConvention.org

When elected representatives fail to address the concerns of the people, it’s time for the people to amend their state o...
07/25/2018

When elected representatives fail to address the concerns of the people, it’s time for the people to amend their state or national constitution.

We can help you with that.
That’s what we do.

Support a neutral, nonpartisan workshop in your state.
http://www.gofundme.com/thepeoplesconventionorg-workshop

Our workshops have produced remarkable results.
Contribute whatever you can.
If sufficient funds are not available, we will return your donation minus any credit card fees.
Thank you!

When elected representatives fail to address the concerns of the people, it’s time for the people to amend their state o...
07/25/2018
Click here to support ThePeoplesConvention.org Workshops organized by Blair Henry

When elected representatives fail to address the concerns of the people, it’s time for the people to amend their state or national constitution.

We can help you with that.
That’s what we do.

Support a neutral, nonpartisan workshop in your state.
http://www.gofundme.com/thepeoplesconventionorg-workshop

Our workshops have produced remarkable results.
Contribute whatever you can.
If sufficient funds are not available, we will return your donation minus any credit card fees.

Thank you!

Hello! My name is Blair Henry I am a former Seattle corporate and prosecuting attorney, certified mediator, university professor, and delegate to BOTH the Democratic and Republican state conventions. I am asking you to support a series of neutral, nonpartisan workshops around the nation to pro...

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to claim the United States really is democratic when Congress can continually ignor...
05/17/2018

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to claim the United States really is democratic when Congress can continually ignore the will of over 70% of Americans.

Our nation’s founders provided a constitutional solution for this.

JOIN US!
CONTRIBUTE whatever you can.
SIGN UP for WORKSHOP, or better yet
HOST a workshop in your state

Neutral – Nonpartisan – Free of Special Interests
http://bit.ly/1s7j1he

Trust and confidence in the American democratic process is at, or near, and all-time low--and most Americans don’t know ...
05/14/2018

Trust and confidence in the American democratic process is at,
or near, and all-time low--and most Americans don’t know what
they can do about it.
We can help you with that.
That’s what we do.
Neutral. Nonpartisan. Free of special interests.
Join Us! Become a Member, Host a workshop in your state.

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Checkout New Website and Membership! -  When legislators fail to honor the will of the people, it's time to amend the co...
03/08/2018
New Website and Membership!

Checkout New Website and Membership! - When legislators fail to honor the will of the people, it's time to amend the constitution. We can help you with that. That's what we do. Join us!

An American political process that is fair, honest and FREE of special interests

A STAY OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD: In a civilized society, the freedom of speech does NOT mean you have the freedom to say an...
03/16/2017

A STAY OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD: In a civilized society, the freedom of speech does NOT mean you have the freedom to say anything your want. There are exceptions. For example, in America, you have NO constitutional right to mislead or deceive others and you may held liable for speech that injures or endangers others.

What do it say about we Americans that we tolerate this from our employees?
01/29/2017

What do it say about we Americans that we tolerate this from our employees?

Sign in! Like us and we'll hold a BIG convention later this year!
01/27/2017

Sign in! Like us and we'll hold a BIG convention later this year!

The Results of The People’s Convention 2016:The Sedona AmendmentsAfter six years of research, polling and testing, I’m p...
10/19/2016

The Results of The People’s Convention 2016:
The Sedona Amendments

After six years of research, polling and testing, I’m pleased to share with you the extraordinary results that have been combined here into The People’s Convention 2016: The Sedona Amendments

We asked over 450 generous residents of Sedona Arizona from across the political spectrum:

“What do YOU think would make the BIGGEST difference in upgrading and strengthening—or restoring your trust and confidence in—our American democratic process?

Then they drafted their own proposed amendment to their state and federal constitution—and had it approved by over 75% of the participants:

The people shall have the right to elections free from the influence of private wealth. (15 words)

Soon thereafter, the participants realized there was little or no chance the proposal would succeed as long as we Americans continued to allow the wealthy to mislead and deceive American voters.

The participants then drafted and approved a second proposed amendment which they were convinced would need to be approved BEFORE the first proposal could succeed:

The people shall have the right to complete honesty in all matters of public policy. (15 words)

If you are interested in having one or both of these proposed amendments presented and approved in your state, you are invited to contact The People’s Convention for assistance and support.

Finally, if you are interested in supporting or participating in the next convention—The People’s Convention 2017—please contact The People’s Convention.

Thank you!
Blair Henry
Founder & Executive Director

Fr 10/7/16Hi Everyone!Here’s the shakedown I promised!IF restoring trust and confidence in your American democratic proc...
10/08/2016

Fr 10/7/16
Hi Everyone!
Here’s the shakedown I promised!

IF restoring trust and confidence in your American democratic process appeals to you and/or you want The People’s Convention working full-time on it, I request you step forward now and demonstrate your support by joining the team and

1. Contributing whatever you can--$5, $10, $20 a month (and I’ll even give you a title, hat or T-shirt or something)
2. Participating on The Advisory Board (weekly, one-hour conference call)
3. Volunteering to market the convention, support the state legislators and conduct online research

NEXT STEPS:
1. Introduce and announce “The Sedona Amendments” (the results of the Sedona mini-conventions)
2. Secure an initial sponsor in each state legislature
3. Focus on the “millennials” (the one-third of the voting age Americans under the age of 35)
Other suggestions?
Thank you!!
Blair Henry, Executive Director

more info . . http://bit.ly/2cXDUO0

I recommend the terrific New York Times front page article by Michael Wines yesterday on the mostly right wing, highly p...
08/24/2016

I recommend the terrific New York Times front page article by Michael Wines yesterday on the mostly right wing, highly partisan wing efforts to hold a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. See links below.

PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER that the work of The People’s Convention is DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT from the work of those organizations.

The primary difference is that (1) Each of the other efforts relies exclusively on the never-before-successful, “Article V (five) amendment process” and (2) They focus exclusively on what state legislators want--rather than asking the American people what they want.

The People’s Convention relies primarily on (1) The rights granted under the First Amendment (2) Is neutral and nonpartisan and (3) Focuses exclusively on what the American people themselves say will make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in the democratic process.

Then each year, a single proposed amendment will be forwarded to the state legislatures for approval as an amendment to both their state and federal constitution. Amending the state constitution allows the people of that state to enjoy the benefits of the amendment without having to wait for 37 other states to approve the amendment to the federal constitution.

Questions encouraged!
Thank you!
NWTimes article
http://nyti.ms/2bvjM0Y
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/23/us/inside-the-conservative-push-for-states-to-amend-the-constitution.html?_r=0

If you’re a Larry Lessig fan and you want the money out of politics during your lifetime, you’re going to need a constit...
08/12/2016

If you’re a Larry Lessig fan and you want the money out of politics during your lifetime, you’re going to need a constitutional amendment.

We can help you with that.
That’s what we do.

Support The People’s Convention. We’ve designed a modern convention to
• Bypass Congress
• Bring Americans together respectfully from across the political spectrum
• Align on what would make the biggest difference, and
• Agree on constitutional amendments likely to be approved by the required 75% of the state legislatures

Our workshops have included Bernie fans, Hillary fans and Donald fans and they have all overwhelmingly agreed that getting the money out of politics would make the BIGGEST difference in strengthening our American democratic process.

They also had NO difficulty in drafting a own constitutional amendment that was approved by at least 75% of the participants.

So let’s not waste time focusing on what we DISAGREE on.
Let’s focus on what we Americans AGREE on.
And let’s make something REALLY BIG happen!

Support The People’s Convention right now and we can still have modern, online and in-person national convention later this year.

Help us raise the first $100,000 of the $600,000 necessary for the first in-person convention and we’ll be ready to hold it in as little as three months. Really. No kidding.
Thank you!!

If you’re a Hillary fan, SHE’S RIGHT! We really do need to come together to realize the American dream.And we’re going t...
08/10/2016

If you’re a Hillary fan, SHE’S RIGHT!
We really do need to come together to realize the American dream.

And we’re going to need a respectful nonpartisan convention to accomplish that.

We’re The People’s Convention. We’re a modern convention that
• Bypasses Congress
• Brings Americans together from across the political spectrum
• Aligns on what would make the biggest difference, and
• Agrees on constitutional amendments likely to be approved by the required 75% of the state legislatures

We’ve worked with a lot of Hillary fans. We know the vast majority want the HONESTY IN and the MONEY OUT of our political process. We know most want a SPIN-FREE MEDIA and an ETHICAL GOVERNMENT.

We’ve also worked with a lot of Bernie and Donald fans--and most of them want that too!

Let’s bring We the People get together and make those things happen.

Let’s not waste time focusing on what we DISAGREE on.
Let’s focus on what we Americans AGREE on.
And let’s make something REALLY BIG happen!

Support The People’s Convention right now and we can still have modern, online and in-person national convention later this year.

Help us raise the first $100,000 of the $600,000 necessary for the first in-person convention and we’ll be ready to hold it in as little as three months. Really. No kidding.

If you’re a Donald fan, HE IS RIGHT! Our American political process is not democratic and it is rigged and dominated by ...
08/10/2016

If you’re a Donald fan, HE IS RIGHT!
Our American political process is not democratic and it is rigged and dominated by a few wealthy individuals, a few political party hacks and a few for-profit media tycoons.

It’s time now for a Convention that really makes a difference.

We’re The People’s Convention. We’ve designed a modern convention process that
• Bypasses Congress
• Brings Americans together from across the political spectrum
• Aligns on what would make the biggest difference, and
• Agrees on constitutional amendments likely to be approved by the required 75% of the state legislatures

We’ve worked with a lot of Donald fans. We know the vast majority want the HONESTY IN and the MONEY OUT of our political process. We know most want a SPIN-FREE MEDIA, ETHICAL GOVERNMENT and BALANCED BUDGET.

We’ve also worked with a lot of Hillary and Bernie fans. We know most of them want that too!

So let’s don’t waste time focusing on what we DISAGREE on. Let’s focus on what we Americans AGREE on. And let’s make something REALLY BIG happen!

Help us now raise the first $100,000 toward the $600,000 needed for the first national convention later this year. That’s a small fraction of what’s been spent so far and this would make the biggest difference.

Become a SPONSOR! http://bit.ly/2aY8h3Z
Gifts are available and some preference is provided in attending the convention.

Thank you!

If you’re a Bernie fan. DON’T WORRY! THE MOVEMENT GOES ON And IT’S TIME FOR A REAL CONVENTION! Most of what Bernie stood...
08/09/2016

If you’re a Bernie fan. DON’T WORRY!
THE MOVEMENT GOES ON
And IT’S TIME FOR A REAL CONVENTION!

Most of what Bernie stood for would have been stopped by Congress.

So let’s exercise our constitutional right to
• Bypass Congress
• Hold our own convention
• Re-write the rulebook (draft our own constitutional amendments), and
• Present them for approval by the STATE legislatures

We are The People’s Convention. We’ve designed a modern, nonpartisan convention process that
• Includes every American
• Is transparent, effective, honest and respectful, and
• Focuses only on proposals the participants AGREE are likely to be approved by the vast majority of Americans and the state legislatures

And we invite you to work with us to make sure it stays that way!

Help us now raise the first $100,000 toward the $600,000 needed for the first national convention later this year.
That’s less than ½ of 1% of what’s been raised to support Bernie so far and this would make an enormous difference.
Become a SPONSOR!
Gifts are available and some preference is provided in attending the convention.

We’d rather not accept corporate donations.
Help make that possible by contributing now!

THIS IS what democracy is supposed to look like!
Thank you!!

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Sedona, AZ
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The People's Convention supports the common desire to restore trust in our American democracy. We invite your participation to help upgrade and strengthen the U.S. #PoliticalProcess in the most inclusive, expedient and efficient manner. ► Get involved via http://thepeoplesconvention.org

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