It all started in 1957 when Indiana passed the first Article V – BBA convention application. However, it wasn’t until the mid-1970s that the campaign really got started. With Ronald Reagan riding shotgun, it reached it’s zenith in 1983 at 32 states when Missouri passed its application. Sadly, the leftist run-away convention myth spooked the rest of the states and the effort went no further.
When Reagan laid down the mantle in 1989 the tin-foil hat crowd at the John Birch Society (JBS) took up the attack for the far-left as the main purveyors of the run-away convention myth. From 1988 to 2010, they duped 16 states into rescinding their applications, leaving only 16 of the original 32 intact.
In 2010, the BBA Task Force picked up where Reagan left off, attaining 16 state resolutions while losing four. Heading into 2018, we have 28 of the 34 states required to call a convention to propose a balanced budget amendment! With your help we can attain the final 6 by July 4th, 2018!