Something to keep in mind about the 17th Amendment:
Near the turn of the 20th century the states wanted a direct election of senators, and Nebraska was the first state to call for a convention of the states under Article V. of the Constitution for this one purpose in 1893. By 1913 the movement had come within one state of reaching the necessary 2/3 threshold that would force a convention. When it became clear to Congress that the 17th Amendment was going to happen one way or another they decided to preempt a convention by passing it themselves. It's time to take real, substantive action to fix our Democracy. This can and must be done in a far shorter time period then it took for the 17th Amendment, then again, they didn't have the power of the internet and other technology we will be using in this battle to restore Free and Fair Elections in the United States.