Whereas the Commonwealth of Massachusetts believes that a convention called pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution should be convened to consider amendments to that Constitution to limit the influence of money in our political system, among other reasonable proposals; and
Whereas, the Congress of the United States has failed to propose, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution, amendments that would adequately address the concerns of Massachusetts;
Therefore, be it resolved, that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, speaking through its legislature, and pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, hereby petitions the United States Congress to call a Convention for the purpose of proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America;
Be it further resolved that, and not intending to condition this petition, Massachusetts requests that its specific concerns notwithstanding, Congress limit the agenda of the convention to those matters enumerated by at least ten of the states calling for the convention;
Be it finally resolved that, Massachusetts requests that Congress exclude from eligibility as delegates to the convention any Member of Congress, or current candidate for Congress.
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