Amend American is a non-partisan organization that seeks to resurrect and reinvigorate the Article V convention process, so that proposals for constitutional reform which are stymied in Congress can be fairly debated and considered on a level playing field controlled by the states. We believe that State Executives, Legislators, and Attorney Generals can substantially increase their power to influence national issues by networking and organizing around specific areas of constitutional reform appropriate for an Article V convention.
Amend America does not favor any particular amendment or advocate that one type of amendment be given priority over another. Rather this website will provide background on the Article V convention process and offer a forum for debate on any amendment that is being actively promoted in the state legislatures or which gains significant political traction.
MARK SINGLETON, CHAIRMAN
Mark is an entrepreneur whose most recent venture was Thought Leaders, Inc., which developed collaborative/communication software applications. Mark received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting (1979) from The University of Texas at Austin (now The McCombs School of Business). During his junior year he served as Sergeant-at-Arms in the Texas House of Representatives by appointment from Bill Clayton, then Speaker of the House. After Graduation he joined Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., Midland, Texas (now KPMG LLP), then served as an instructor for Becker C.P.A. Review for two years, and for 20+ years thereafter privately practiced public accounting. His accounting practice focused on providing organization, business strategy and capital formation services to development stage enterprises. His broad client base included businesses in: real estate; energy; healthcare; entertainment; publishing; emerging technology; and financial services.
ANTHONY (ANDY) HAWKS, VICE CHAIRMAN
Andy is an attorney practicing in the District of Columbia, where he has been a commercial litigator and business attorney since 1985. He co-founded a print management and consulting firm, e-LYNXX Corporation, in 1999, where he later served as President and Chief Legal Officer. Andy received his B.A. degree from Tufts University and an M.A. degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy both in 1976. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the National Moot Court Team and won the school’s most prestigious award for appellate writing and advocacy, the Leahy Prize Argument. He worked as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill in the early 1980s and has published several articles on how to enforce a balanced federal budget by constitutional amendment, including “The Balanced Budget Veto,” which was published by The Cato Institute in 2003.