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The Voice of working people in Iowa.

February 14, 2018

Constitutional Convention is a dangerous thing

Welcome to this edition of Union Yes Iowa, a podcast sponsored by the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO

Today we are talking with Iowa State Senator, Pam Jochum about the proposed Senate resolution calling for a convention of the states under the US Constitution to proposed amendments on fiscal restraints and other limits on the federal government. If this bill were to pass, it could make Iowa the 28th of the required 34 states needed to call for a constitutional convention.

The last constitution convention held in this country was in 1787 Where the constitution was created

Here in Iowa Senate Joint Resolution 8 has passed committee and appears to be headed for the senate floor. The house passed a similar resolution last year.

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