In the General Election on Tuesday, November 7, we will be voting for our 1199 candidates – and then turning the ballot over to vote on whether New York should hold a convention to change our state constitution. We are voting NO because essential healthcare and social services, and the fundamental rights of working people, could be at risk!
• WE’RE VOTING NO BECAUSE a Constitutional Convention could unravel existing protections in our State Constitution for citizens in need. These include the safety net for the poor and the sick, and essential health care and social services. The loss of these programs could endanger patients and threaten the livelihoods of caregivers.
• WE’RE VOTING NO BECAUSE a Constitutional Convention could take protections for our basic rights out of our State Constitution, including our right to collective bargaining and workers’ compensation. This puts our economic security in jeopardy. And without these constitutional protections, New York could descend into the ranks of the states where workers have a limited voice.
• WE’RE VOTING NO BECAUSE an expensive convention dominated by political insiders is not necessary. Our State Constitution can be – and regularly is – amended through a legislative and ballot process that provides checks and balances and gives ordinary people a voice. Because it’s part of the regular legislative and electoral process, there is no cost to taxpayers when amendments are made this way.
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