Mark Meckler is one of the nation’s most effective grassroots activists. After he co-founded and was the national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, he founded Citizens for Self-Governance, and Convention of States Action, where he serves as president. These organizations provide education about and grassroots organizing and lobbying for the calling of an Article V Convention of States. Currently, such application has been made by eight states, and the resolution will be pending in at least 30 additional states in 2017. Meckler appears regularly on wide variety of television and radio outlets, including MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and the BBC. He is the coauthor of Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution, and writes regularly for the American Spectator, Daily Caller, Breitbart and SelfGovern.com. He is also an attorney who specializes in internet privacy law.