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The New York State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse

Information Related to New York's Nov. 7, 2017 Constitutional Convention Referendum

Newspaper Editorials on the

November 7, 2017 Referendum

Vote Yes

New York needs a constitutional convention, Buffalo News, August 11, 2017.

Farm injustice on trial that must end the unfairness, New York Daily News, July 24, 2017.

Errol, Louis, Rouse N.Y.’s sleeping powers with a people’s convention to fix our broken state Constitution, New York Daily News, July 18, 2017.

Why New York might dance the con-con, AM New York, July 10, 2017.

Fix this government and vote this fall for a Constitutional Convention, New York Daily, News, May 22, 2017.

Update the ways New York votes, AM New York, May 7, 2017.

In Our Opinion: New Yorkers need to approve a convention, Daily Star, September 20, 2016.

No action on constitutional convention, The River Reporter, August 24, 2016.

Constitution flaws must be addressed, Press Republican, December 17, 2015.

Editorial (Melissa Hale-Spencer), Honor New Yorkers who fought to govern themselvesAltamont Enterprise, August 6, 2015.

New York can still fix this, Albany Times Union, July 1, 2015.

Leaders failed; let people tryPress-Republican (Plattsburgh, New York), March 29, 2011.

New York State needs a constitutional convention, Newsday, June 24, 2009.

Vote No

Editorial, A chance to change the constitution, Niagara Gazette, January 2, 2016.

Editorial, Amending our state constitution won’t be easyDaily Gazette of Schenectady, August 9, 2015.  Also published here in the News Tribune.

Editorial, The New York Convention ConNew York Times, August 9, 2010. (Note: in 1997, the New York Times editorialized in favor of a convention.)


The City Council’s Kremlinesque crackdown, New York Post, July 23, 2017.

NY constitution measure makes 2017 more than a ‘local’ election year, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, June 26, 2017.

Be ready for constitution measure on local ballot, Niagara Gazette, June 25, 2017.

Why New York State might vote to do the con-con, Newsday, May 30, 2017.  Newsday stops just short of an outright endorsement of a yes vote.

Let’s talk about clean water and air, AM New York, April 24, 2017.

Miller, Ted, New York Proposing Constitutional Convention To Hand More Legislative Authority To An Elite Few, Liberal America, March 23, 2017.  Note: title suggests opposition but content is neutral or even slightly positive.

Cronies with benefits, Times Union, March 25, 2017.

Anagnostakis, Mike, My view: Get ready for a monumental vote this November, Times Herald-Record, March 12, 2017.

No time to waste in 2017 Albany Agenda, AM New York, January 9, 2017.

No recall for New York, Times Union, January 24, 2016.