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a call for action to those who believe compassion makes America great

PROPOSED: an Amendment to the United States Constitution

TITLE: The Longevity Amendment:

The right of citizens of the United States to longevity, including provisions for universal health care and for clean water and clean air, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation to recover demonstrable cost-of-use inherent to industrial processes and to discretionary consumption.

proposed by Charles Wehrenberg
San Francisco CA
v2.0 14/03/2017

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The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures. None of the 27 amendments to the Constitution have been proposed by constitutional convention. The Congress proposes an amendment in the form of a joint resolution. Since the President does not have a constitutional role in the amendment process, the joint resolution does not go to the White House for signature or approval. The original document is forwarded directly to NARA's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) for processing and publication. The OFR adds legislative history notes to the joint resolution and publishes it in slip law format. The OFR also assembles an information package for the States which includes formal "red-line" copies of the joint resolution, copies of the joint resolution in slip law format, and the statutory procedure for ratification under 1 U.S.C. 106b.

The Archivist submits the proposed amendment to the States for their consideration by sending a letter of notification to each Governor along with the informational material prepared by the OFR.

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