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A Constitutional Convention is bad for all New Yorkers

A Constitutional Convention is bad for all New Yorkers
A Message from President Brian Sullivan

This year, voters across New York State will be asked to vote on whether or not we should hold a constitutional convention. Every 20 years, voters are given the ability to vote for or against holding a convention.  As you will see in the video below, holding a constitutional convention is not only a waste of money, but would put many of the protections that our state holds dear in danger.  Environmental regulations, a free public education for all, pensions, collective bargaining rights, and even the structure of our state government could be changed. 

With the cost of living already high in New York, a constitutional convention would also be an added cost, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, without a guarantee that any work gets done. The people who would profit off of this would be the politicians and party bosses who will be elected as delegates and paid tens of thousands of dollars to do little to no work. 

Does it make sense to change the state constitution from time to time? Yes it does and we already have a process in place to amend the constitution that is cheaper and more efficient then holding a convention.

Please watch the video below to find out more about the constitutional convention and about what you can do to help make sure that this boondoggle does not happen. It is also important that you spread the word and help educate your friends and family about why it is important that they Vote No as well.   Please watch and share the video below and remember to Vote No in November.

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