Convention of States


Dear ICOA Members,

One of the pillars of the Investment Club of America (formerly Las Vegas Investment Club) is community involvement. The overall consensus of ICOA members is that the U.S. Federal Government has overstepped its purpose and has far more power than was ever intended by our Founding Fathers and the U.S. Constitution.

Mark Meckler, Founder of Convention of States Action (aka Citizens for Self-Governance) recently presented at a club event, discussing the original intention our Founding Fathers had with forming the Federal Government. Convention of States Action ( is one of the leading organizations actively working to hold a Convention of States as outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution.

I think all Americans agree that the Federal Government’s spending is out of control and there is very little bipartisan cooperation to get real results for American citizens. There are many important issues, but Congress seems more consumed with political battles and members getting re-elected, rather than improving the lives of American citizens.

What is most impressive about the effort to convene a Convention of States is it is purely a grassroots movement led by community groups, such as the Investment Club of America, who want to see change and restrictions placed on the Federal Government, including: establishing term limits on Federal politicians, limiting the power of unelected bureaucrats and lobbyists, forcing the Federal Government to pass a balanced budget, and most important of all, bringing power back to the states, which was the one of the primary intentions of our Constitution in the first place.

We invite you to watch Mark’s speech to club members last month. Afterwards, 100% of the room supported the Convention of States and every member in the room donated. This truly is a strong testament to the popularity of the movement and evidence that once this message is delivered to all Americans, we will gain the support necessary to make these much needed changes and put power back in the hands of the people, instead of special interest groups and lobbyists on Capitol Hill.

On Wednesday, May 22, following our regular club meeting, ICOA will be holding a special meeting to develop a game plan to assist with getting the Convention of States passed in Nevada. Please come to this meeting if you would like to learn more and become more involved in the movement. As usual, our May 22 club meeting will start at 6:59 p.m. sharp at The Orleans Hotel & Casino (2nd floor) in Las Vegas. The Convention of States meeting will follow around 8:00 p.m. You are invited to join in and make a difference to benefit all Americans and protect our Children’s Future.

Here is the video: