Wrong the STATES can do it without congress.
Two thirds of sitting congressmen to get the process started.
"Article V creates two ways to propose amendments to the Constitution: through Congress or by a special convention called by the states for the purpose of proposing amendments.
In either case, the proposed amendment or amendments must then be ratified by the states, either (as determined by Congress) by state legislatures or by ratifying conventions in the states."
"When Inverted down is up and up is expensive"