Who Calls Delegates?
"If Congress ever decides to act, Article V gives Congress exclusive power to issue the “Call” for a convention to propose “amendments” (note the plural). The Call is the governing document which determines all the basic rules such as where and when a convention will be held, who is eligible to be a delegate (will current office-holders be eligible?), how delegates will be apportioned, how expenses will be paid, and who will be the chairman.
Article V also gives Congress the power to determine whether the three-fourths of the states required for ratification of amendments can ratify by the state legislature’s action or by state conventions."
- Phyllis Shlafly
"Because Congress calls the convention, it is Congress that appoints the delegates, not the states. Article V does allow states to call one convention, but this convention is limited within state borders to reject or ratify amendments that Congress proposed."
- Michael Lotfi