September 26, 2023

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Eastern Time

The Imminent Threat of a Constitutional Convention

Co-sponsored by the Center for Media and Democracy and Common Cause.

The Far Right is waging a dangerous, dark money campaign to force a constitutional convention that could radically rewrite the U.S. Constitution and severely hamper the federal government’s ability to address some of today’s most pressing problems. California Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent pursuit of a constitutional convention to specifically address gun violence could inadvertently advance those efforts. What threats does the Far Right’s strategy pose to our foundational governing institutions and the hard-won progress America has achieved in our pursuit of a truly pluralistic, multiracial democracy?

Join ACS, the Center for Media and Democracy, and Common Cause for a conversation on the lurking dangers of a constitutional convention.


Arn PearsonCMD Executive Director (moderator)

Russ FeingoldACS President; co-author of The Constitution in Jeopardy

Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University; author of Democracy in Chains

Jonathan Mehta SteinExecutive Director, California Common Cause

The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1 hours of California MCLE credit. Click here for the CLE DocumentationCA MCLE Cert. of AttendanceNon-CA CLE Cert. of AttendanceEvaluation Form, and Record of Attendance. Please be sure to fill out the record of attendance by October 13.

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