By ARDEN BASTIA On Saturday July 17, the Rhode Island Convention of States will host a gathering at Rocky Point Park. According to Tara Levasseur, event coordinator, the non-profit conservative group "is focused on building self-governed, grassroots
On Saturday July 17, the Rhode Island Convention of States will host a gathering at Rocky Point Park.
According to Tara Levasseur, event coordinator, the non-profit conservative group “is focused on building self-governed, grassroots citizens”.
Levasseur said, in an interview Thursday, the group “is committed to using Article 5 of the Constitution to impose fiscal restraint, limit the scope and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and members of Congress.”
According to the Convention of States website, Article V of the Constitution “gives states the power to call a Convention of States to propose amendments. It takes 34 states to call the convention and 38 to ratify any amendments that are proposed.”
“The government serves the people,” she said, simply.
The event is expected to draw a crowd, including some elected officials, although Levasseur didn’t share any names during the interview.
Other guests include speakers from the American Frontline Doctors, a group of physicians and medical professionals that “stands up for every American looking for the best quality healthcare by empowering doctors working on the front lines.”
The group has been accused of spreading misinformation regarding the COVID pandemic, vaccines, and mask wearing.
Guest speakers from the group are Mark Brunbaugh and Bill Dudek.
Levasseur expects hot topics like vaccines, mask wearing in schools, and Critical Race Theory (CRT) to be discussed at the event.
“It’s time to stand up, speak up, and show up to put the citizens of Rhode Island back in charge,” said Levasseur.