Open the States

Open the States is a website associated with Convention of States, also known as Convention of States Action,[1][2][3] an "ad-hoc coalition" of individuals who want government to end some or all of the restrictions on economic activity and public life that were imposed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.[4] Convention of States Action's parent organization is Citizens for Self-Governance.[4] According to Politico, "The Convention of States' efforts are among several national conservative groups, such as FreedomWorks, that have helped organize anti-lockdown protests across the country."[2] Center for Media and Democracy said Citizens for Self-Governance "does business as the Convention of States Foundation (COSF)";[1] Boston University's BU Today stated "Convention of States created a sock puppet organization called Open the States to hide their role in the campaign".[5]

See also

  • 2020 United States anti-lockdown protests


  1. ^ a b Alex Kotch (April 22, 2020), Groups Aligned with Right-Wing Megadonors Are Promoting Coronavirus Protests, Center for Media and Democracy, Convention of States Action (COSA) is a project of the right-wing nonprofit, Citizens for Self-Governance, and has a web page devoted to its new initiative, "Open the States".
  2. ^ a b Tina Nguyen (April 24, 2020), How a tea party-linked group plans to turbocharge lockdown protests, Politico
  3. ^ Isaac Stanley-Becker and Tony Romm (April 22, 2020). "Inside the conservative networks backing anti-quarantine protests". The Washington Post – via MSN.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Lissandra Villa (April 22, 2020). "How Some Anti-Quarantine Protests Are Being Promoted by National Players With Ties to Trump". Time.
  5. ^ Rich Barlow (April 24, 2020). "Could Anti-Lockdown Protests in the United States Help Trump Win This Fall?". BU Today. Boston University.

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