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New York's Struggle for a Living Constitution--1776-2017

An Information Clearinghouse for New York's Nov. 7, 2017 Referendum on Whether to Call a Constitutional Convention

Organization Endorsements

Yes (endorses a convention)

  • Citizens Union. Principal: Dick Dadey.  Bio: Executive Direct of Citizens Union.
  • ChangeNYS.org.  Principal: James Coll.  Bio: Adjunct professor of American and Constitutional history at Hofstra University.
  • Committee for a Constitutional Convention.  Principal: Evan Davis.  Bio: Senior Counsel Cleary Gottlieb, former Counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo, President of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and Vice Chair of Columbia University Board.
  • League of Women Voters of New York State. Principal: Ms. Dare Thompson, President..
  • New Kings Democrats. Principal: Anusha Venkataraman. New Kings Democrats is a progressive, grassroots political organization committed to bringing trans­parency, accountability, and inclusionary democracy to the Kings County Democratic Party.
  • @LegalWeed4NY. Principal: Jerome W. Dewald.  Bio: Partner in the marketing research firm, Awesomepova Research, which studies marketing and social media in the cannabis space; and Executive Director of Tax and Regulate NY State 2019, which seeks to place a constitutional amendment legalizing adult-use cannabis before the New York voters through a state constitutional convention.
  • Long Island Association. Principal: Kevin Law, President.
  • People’s Convention.  Principal: Bill Samuels.  Bio: Host of “Effective Radio with Bill Samuels”, which airs live for two hours every month. on AM970.  Samuels has also put together a New York People’s Convention PAC; e.g., see ad for Digital Director, May 5, 2017.

No (opposes a convention)

Non-Media Organizations or Individuals Covering the Referendum