Leadership Summit

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
August 22-25, 2019

Plenary Session 1 - Constitutional Courage

Video Visit With Michael Farris

Plenary Session 2 - The Story of COS

Plenary Session 3 - Why This, Why Now?

Plenary Session 4 - The Law of Article V

Plenary Session 5 - A Living Room Conversation

Plenary Session 6 - The Real Threat to Gun Rights

Plenary Session 7 - Smashing the D.C. Monopoly

Video Visit With Ben Shapiro

Plenary Session 8 - Constitutional Courage Banquet

Worship Service - The Bible and Politics

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

1:00 PM - Registration Opens
6:30 PM - Opening Reception
- A sweet beginning with a dessert bar on The Virginia Lawn.

COS President Mark Meckler and Historian David Barton explain the concept of “Constitutional Courage,” and discuss the Founders who best exemplified it.

7:30 PM - Opening Session
COS President Mark Meckler and Historian David Barton
"Constitutional Courage"
8:30 PM - Opening Session
Founding Father, Patrick Henry "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"

Founding Father, Patrick Henry, delivers his famous speech, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.”

Friday, August 23, 2019

7:00 AM - Late Registration/Breakfast Buffet
7:30 AM - Plenary Session
COS President Mark Meckler and Board Member Eric O'Keefe
"The Story of COS"

COS President Mark Meckler is joined by founding board

member Eric O’Keefe to tell the story behind COS.

9:00 AM - Plenary Session
Fox & Friends Host, Pete Hegseth
"Why This, Why Now?"

Fox & Friends Co-host Pete Hegseth talks with COS President Mark Meckler about his passion for this movement.

10:00 AM - Break
10:30 AM - Workshops Available in Session 1
  1. From the Horse's Mouth: How Federal Overreach Affects Your State - A Panel Discussion with State Legislative Leaders.
  2. Servant Leadership: How to Build and Inspire Your Team
  3. Self-Governance: It's More than a Convention - Continuing Activism in Passed States
  4. Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves - Sharpening Your Political Judgment & Building Winsome Relationships with State Legislators
  5. Non-Partisan Political Activism 101
  6. Millennials on the March for COS - Young Americans move from being drawn to "the bread lines of socialism" to "the front lines in the fight for liberty with COS."
11:50 AM - Workshops Available in Session 2
- Regional Roundtables - State Leadership teams convene by region of the country to engage in group discussions on matters that impact their efforts uniquely within their region of the country.
 
  1. Western Region
  2. Eastern Region
  3. Passed States Region
  4. Midwest Region
  5. Northeastern Region
  6. Southeastern Region
1:00 PM - Box Lunch & Networking with State Teams
2:20 PM - Workshops Available in Session 3 (workshops in demand made available again)
 
  1. Engaging Your Team - Best practices for effective conference calls, e-mails, and meetings
  2. Servant Leadership: How to Build and Inspire Your Team
  3. From the Horse's Mouth: How Federal Overreach Affects Your State - A Panel Discussion with State Legislative Leaders.
  4. Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves - Sharpening Your Political Judgment & Building Winsome Relationships with State Legislators
  5. The Power of the Pen: Effective Communication Strategies in a Digital Age
  6. Non-Partisan Political Activism 101
3:30 PM - Break - refreshments provided
4:00 PM - Plenary Session
Professor Rob Natelson
"The Law of Article V"

Professor Rob Natelson, the world’s leading expert and author on Article V, discusses the most important points to know about the law and history surrounding Article V.

5:00 PM - Plenary Session
James Madison
Founding Father

James Madison talks about what the Constitutional Convention

was like and how Article V came into being.

5:30 PM - Free Time
- Dinner on your own.
8:00 PM - Regional Meet & Greet
- Details forthcoming from your Regional Director!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

7:00 AM - Breakfast

George Washington gives his inspiring farewell address.

8:30 AM - Plenary Session
George Washington
Founding Father

COS’s President, National Legislative Director, and National Grassroots Director share the latest developments and discuss the intricate relationship between grassroots and legislative strategy. Plus, we answer questions submitted

from volunteers in attendance and back home!

9:00 AM - Plenary Session
Mark Meckler, Rita Dunaway,
and Ginny Rapini
A Living Room Conversation
10:00 AM - Break
10:20 AM - Workshops Available in Session 4
 
  1. Flexing the Grassroots Muscle - Executing a Successful COS Capitol Rally, "Legislative Surge," and Town Hall Meeting
  2. Coordinating the Battle - Using the COS Strategy Toolkit to Convert Legislators
  3. Words that Work - Mastering the COS Presentation
  4. Undaunted: Winning Over the Skeptics
  5. Successful State Secrets: tips from successful state leaders on building a winning strategy
  6. The Strategic Foundation: Strong District Captains, Engaged Volunteers

Charles Cooper, Esq., one of the nation’s foremost litigators for 2nd Amendment 
rights, explains why those who care about gun rights should support COS.

11:30 AM - Plenary Session
Attorney for the NRA, Charles Cooper
"The Real Threat to Gun Rights"
12:15 PM - Working Lunch In All Workshops Available in Session 5
12:45 PM - Workshops Available in Session 5
 
  1. Committee Testimony 101 - Making the Most of the Opportunity
  2. Leaving No Stone Unturned - Using COS Comms Tools to Maximum Advantage
  3. More Than Just Numbers - Maximizing Engagement of your District Captains and Volunteers
  4. Flexing the Grassroots Muscle - Executing a Successful COS Capitol Rally, "Legislative Surge," and Town Hall Meeting
  5. Coordinating the Battle - Using the COS Strategy Toolkit to Convert Legislators
  6. One Hour a Week - Simple Ways to Make a Difference
2:00 PM - Plenary Session
COS Senior Advisor and U.S. Senator, Tom Coburn
"Smashing the D.C. Monopoly"

Dr. Tom Coburn explains why COS is our nation’s last,

best hope for real constitutional reform.

3:00 PM - Free Time
6:00 PM - Constitutional Courage Banquet and Award Ceremony with Special Guest, Mark Levin (Business attire)

FEATURING

MARK LEVIN

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Courage Banquet

Author of the intellectual fire power behind this renewed movement to call an Article V Convention of States, with his best selling book, Liberty Amendments. Levin also hosted Senator Tom Coburn and Mark Meckler for a one hour Fox News special on “Life, Liberty & Levin” and has featured COS many times on his syndicated radio show, “The Mark Levin Show.” His most recent best seller, Unfreedom of the Press is now available in bookstores everywhere.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

7:00 AM - Breakfast on your own
10:00 AM - Worship Service
COS Board Member, Tim Dunn
"The Bible and Politics"

Tim teaches at Midland Bible Church in Midland, TX. He often explores the reality that the Bible is full of politics (politics being simply people interacting and organizing). He will lead us to open our Bible that contains commands such as “love your neighbor” - which are not intended to create a spiritual silo, but lead us to be effective in everyday life (including interacting and organizing).

 

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

A Time For Constitutional Courage

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

A sweet beginning, words from Convention of States President Mark Meckler, and a famous speech by Founding Father, Patrick Henry.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn and Charles Cooper speak, COS President Mark Meckler talks strategy, and Mark Levin at the Constitutional Courage Banquet.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

A speech by Pete Hegseth and Rob Natelson, workshops for the grassroots leadership, and exciting activities in Colonial Williamsburg.

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

A special worship service with Tim Dunn and parting.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11:30 AM - Break

SPONSORSHIP AND UNDERWRITING OPPORTUNITIES

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  • Provide front line support to allow COS Action to provide this advanced level training to state leaders.

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$250

  • Sponsor the creation and production of COS training materials for activist leaders to carry the message back home to their states.

Paul Revere

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$500

  • Sponsor a working lunch brainstorming session where “Common Sense” strategies to recruit, engage, and deploy the COS activist base are shared among state leaders.

Thomas Paine

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$750

  • Partner with a COS state leader by sponsoring their hotel expenses to attend the Leadership Summit.

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$1,000

  • Sponsor a plenary session to share winning legislative strategies to lead the next state to victory

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  • Sponsor a State Director’s attendance to the conference and advanced level training sessions that will enable them to organize, lead and execute their state strategy effectively

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  • Attend the Constitutional Courage Banquet on August 24th with keynote Mark Levin, and sponsor a state leadership team’s attendance to the 3 day conference.

TO DONATE BY CHECK

Payable to:

Mail to:

Convention of States Action

5850 San Felipe, Suite 580

Houston, TX 77057

TO DONATE BY WIRE

Contact Patty Meckler at:

pmeckler@cosaction.com

512-487-5525

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