Every 20 years, New Yorkers get to decide whether or not to call a Constitutional Convention to revise the document.
Voting “yes” kicks off a two-year process that empowers the people of New York to make sensible changes to the workings of our government, from eradicating entrenched lobbyists and special interests to how we deal with budgeting to triggers and systems for working with new, and sometimes unforeseen, challenges facing New Yorkers.
Voters will have the ultimate power in every step of the process.
The current New York State Constitution was written in 1894 with substantive changes made in 1938. Since that time we have popularized the automobile, split the atom, fought numerous wars, put a man on the moon, invented the internet…and seen dozens of statewide politicians go to jail.
We think it’s about time about time for a close review and an update.
If we vote in favor, voters will elect three delegates from each state senatorial district to the committee posts in 2018.
From election day in 2018 through April 2019, they will come up with proposals for the public to vote on within two months of the adjournment of the committee.
Vote “yes” on Proposition 1 for a Constitutional Convention in New York State.