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The New York State
Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse


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

 

Single Events

Note: This page is generally only updated once a week: on Monday mornings.  Some events have been covered in the news section of this website rather than here.

Sponsored by Nassau Community College
October 30, 2017. 12:30 p.m.
College Center Building, room 252/253
Nassau Community College
Long Island, NY

NYS Constitutional Convention Harlem Forum
Sponsored by West Harlem Dems and Democratic Clubs of the 70th Assembly District
October 26, 2017. 6:30 pm
Antioch Baptist Church
515 West 125th St.
New York, NY 10027

Forum on NYS Constitutional Convention
October 25, 2017. 6:00 – 7:30 pm
New York County Lawyers Association,
14 Vesey Street
New York, NY

What You Should Know About The “Con Con” Vote
Sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity
October 24, 2017. 6:30pm-8:15pm
Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101
New York, NY

Phone bank – GET OUT THE VOTE NO ON PROP 1 CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION VOTE!
Cosponsored by NYSUT and AFL-CIO
October 23, 2017.  3:30 PM
NYSUT Syracuse Regional Office
4983 Brittonfield Parkway, NY

Constitutional Convention Debate
Sponsored by New York City Employment & Training Coalition
October 18, 2017.  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cardinal Spellman Community Center
137 E. 2nd Street
New York, NY

New York State Constitutional Convention Forum
Sponsored by Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of New York
October 18, 2017.  6:30pm
Cardinal Spellman Community Center
New York,, NY

Vote No NY Constitutional Convention–Presentation & Discussion
October 17, 2017. 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Massapequa Public Library
40 Harbor Lane
Massapequa  Park, NY

A New York Constitutional Convention?
Sponsored by Dutchess County Democrats
October 17, 2017. 7:00 pm
Hellenic Center
140 S. Grand Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY

Forums on the NYS Constitutional Convention Ballot Proposal
Cosponsored by Rhinebeck Grange No. 896 and American Association of University Women Kingston Branch
October 12, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Morton Memorial Library
82 Kelly Street
Rhinecliff, NY

Civics 101: The New York State Constitutional Convention
Sponsored by Rich Stewart
October 12, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Penn Yan Public Library
214 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY

Constitutional Convention Forum
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County
October 11, 2017. 7:00 pm
Skidmore College
Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall

Constitutional Convention Forum
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Schuyler County
October 11, 2017. 6:30 pm
Watkins Glen Elementary School auditorium
Schuyler County, NY

ConCon Debate
October 11, 2017. 6:00 p.m.
SUNY Sullivan’s Seelig Theater Cancel
112 College Road
Loch Sheldrake, NY

Radio Program: WUSB 90.1FM
Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Brookhaven
October 6, 2017. 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

NYS Constitutional Convention
Sponsored by State League of Women Voters
October 5, 2017. 6:00 pm
Cazenovia Public Library Community Room
100 Albany St
Cazenovia, NY 13035

Constitutional Convention Workshop
Cosponsored by Public Employees Federation and the Central New York Labor Council
October 5, 2017.  5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Daniele’s Banquet Specialists
New Hartford, NY

The New York State Constitutional Convention: Process and Possibilities
Sponsored by Citizens Union
October 4, 2017. 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603

Capitol Confidential Breakfast Forum: A Constitutional Choice
Sponsored by New Yorkers Against Corruption and Effective NY
October 4, 2017. 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Hearst Media Center
Loudonville, NY

NYS Constitutional Convention
Sponsored by Mount Saint Mary College’s School of Business
October 3, 2017. 6:00 pm.
Dominican Center
330 Powell Ave.
Newburgh, NY

Corning forum will look at constitutional convention idea
Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Steuben County
October 2, 2017. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Southeast Steuben County Library
300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza
Corning, NY

Phone bank to defeat the Constitutional Convention
Sponsored by Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
Sep 27, 2017, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
NSEA
210 South Main Street
North Syracuse NY

Forum on state Constitutional Convention vote
Cosponsored by The League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County
September 26, 2017. 6:30 p.m.
East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY

Debate on New York State Constitutional Convention
Cosponsored by Manhattan College government department, government and politics club, Concerned Citizen For Change, Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, and Northwest Bronx Indivisible
September 26, 2017. 6:30 p.m.
Manhattan College
Kelly Commons
3900 Waldo Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463

The New York State Constitutional Convention: Process and Possibilities
September 25, 2017. 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
New York Law School
Auditorium
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Constitutional Convention — Yea or Nay?
Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Putnam County
September 25, 2017. 6:00 p.m.
Mahopac Library
Mahopac, New York

*The Pros and Cons of New York State’s 2017 Referendum on a Constitutional Convention
Sponsored by Sienna College
Siena College
Sarazen Student Union 243
515 Loudon Rd
Albany, NY

*Panel On Constitutional Convention
Sponsored by Ridgewood Democratic Club
September 15, 2017. 7:00 pm
Ridgewood, NY

GET OUT THE VOTE NO ON PROP 1 CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION VOTE!
September 23, 2017. 10:00am – 1:00pm
Roofers Union Hall
6200 State Route 31
Cicero, NY 13039

NY Constitutional Convention: Salute to democracy or a big con job?
Sponsored by Lohud.com
September 20, 2017. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Note: This is a live webcast.

Join Senator Montgomery, Assemblyman Mosley, NYS AFL-CIO, NYSUT, TWU Local 100, CSA, NYSNA, CWA Local 1180, DC 1707, 32BJ SEIU, UFCW Local 1500, UFT, Teamsters Local 237 and DC 37 for a Forum on the NYS Constitutional Convention
Sponsored by New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
September 19, 2017.  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lafayette Avenue
Presbyterian Church
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Forum on state Constitutional Convention Vote
September 18, 2017. 7 p.m.
Hampton Bays Senior Center
25 Ponquogue Ave.
Hampton Bays, NY

New York State Constitutional Convention Information Table
Sponsored by DC37
September 6, 2017. 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
88 3rd Ave, 2nd Fl Conference Rm
New York, NY 10007

The Case for a New York State Constitutional Convention
Co-sponsored by the Gertrude & Morrison Parker West Side Republican Club.
September 5, 2017. 7:00 pm.
The Jewish Center
Blue Room
131 W. 86th St., Floor 10
New York, NY 10024

A Closer Look: The New York Constitutional Convention
Co-sponsored by Citizen’s Union, The Committee for Constitutional Convention, Forward March New York, and the New Kings Democrats
August 16, 2017. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court
Buffalo, NY 14216

A Constitutional Convention for New York – Yes or No?
Co-sponsored by Civic Hall
August 15, 2017. 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Civic Hall
118 W. 22nd Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10011

A Closer Look: The New York Constitutional Convention
Co-sponsored by Citizen’s Union, The Committee for Constitutional Convention, Forward March New York, and the New Kings Democrats
August 9, 2017. 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
The Lower Gallery
Bronx, NY 10456

NY State Constitutional Convention: Process and Possibilities
Sponsored by Citizens Union
August 3, 2017. 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Webinar

A Closer Look: The New York People’s Convention
Co-hosted by Citizen’s Union, The Committee for Constitutional Convention, Forward March New York, and the New Kings Democrats.
July 12, 2017.  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003

Constitutional Convention Forum
Sponsored by Ulster County Democratic Women
July 10, 2017. 6:30 p.m.
Old Dutch Church’s Bethany Hall
272 Wall St.
Kingston, NY 12401

Should Progressive New Yorkers Support a State Constitutional Convention?
Sponsored by Chelsea Reform Democratic Club
June 15, 2017.  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hudson Guild, Elliott Center
441 West 26 Street
New York, NY 10011

Constitutional Convention Debate
Sponsored by The Long Island Association
June 6, 2017
300 Broadhollow Rd., Ste. 110
W Melville NY 11747

No Constitutional Convention Training
Sponsored by Long Island Federation of Labor
May 11, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
370 Motor Parkway A
Hauppage, NY  11788

No Constitutional Convention Training
Sponsored by AFSCME District Council 1707
May 3, 2017, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
420 West 45th Street
New York, NY

Pros and cons of a constitutional convention in New York State
Cosponsored by the New York League of Conservation Voters and the Citizens Budget Commission
May 2, 2017, 8 a.m.
Note: No location provided

Constitutional Convention Break out session
CNY Solidarity Coalition
Apr 30, 2017, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
1342 Lancaster Ave
Syracuse, New York

Exploring the 2017 New York State Constitutional Convention Referendum
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters
April 27, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Recital Hall, Academic II
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY

Exposing the “Con” in a Constitutional Convention
Sponsored by NYSUT
April 25, 2017, 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Schalmont High School Auditorium
1 Sabre Drive
Schenectady, NY

Achieving Reform Through State Constitutional Change
New York State Political Science Association
April 22, 2017, 8:45 am to 10:15 pm
Nazareth College
4245 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618

New York State Democratic Rural Conference 2017 Convention (registration info. here)
April 21, 2017, 3:00 pm to 5 pm
Marriott Downtown
100 E. Onondaga
Syracuse NY

Macedon Public Library to Celebrate Constitutional Convention
Macedon town historian June Hamell celebrates the final Constitutional Convention in New York State that created the NYS Constitution
April 18, 2017, 2 p.m.
30 Main St.
Macedon, NY

Three steps to Legal Weed in New York in 2019
April 18, 2017, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Washington Square N
New York, NY

Constitutional Conventions in New York: Past, Present, and Future
Sponsored by The Historical Society of the New York Courts
April 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY

Workshop Luncheon Pro & Con Debate
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Chautauqua County
March 29, 2017
Moon Brook Country Club
2879 N.Main St.
Jamestown, New York

A Constitutional Convention In New York State?
Sponsored by American Association of Univeristy Women, Westchester Branch, and Westchester Women’s Bar Association
March 25, 2017, 10:30 AM
Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road
Elmsford, NY 10607

Symposium on Topics for Reform of the New York State Constitution
(Restricted to lawyers paying for continuing legal education credits)
March 24, 2017, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pace Law School
78 N. Broadway
White Plains, NY

State Constitutional Convention Prospects?  Community Information Forum
March 21, 2017, 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm (was originally scheduled for March 14)
John Jay College
Moot Court Room, 6.68
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY

Yes or No In November? Discussing a Constitutional Convention for New York
March 15, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
New York City Bar Association
42 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

League of Women Voters Local Chapter
March 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.
Hampton Library
2478 Main Street.
Hampton, NY

League of Women Voters Local Chapter
March 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m
Barker Library, Steele Room
7 Day St.
Fredonia, NY

Constitutional Convention Working Group Call
New York Democratic Lawyers Council
February 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
New York, NY

Why or Why Not to Vote for a Constitutional Convention
The discussion is organized by the LWV of White Plains and co-sponsored by the local Leagues of Harrison, Larchmont/Mamaroneck, New Castle, New Rochelle, Northeast, Scarsdale and the Westchester county league.
February 7, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
White Plains Church Street School Auditorium
295 Church Street
White Plains, NY

League of Women Voters chapter of Cazenovia sponsor a lecture on constitutional convention
January 21, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Community Room of the Cazenovia Public Library
100 Albany St.
Cazenovia, NY

NYS Constitutional Convention Referendum 2017 and the Adirondacks
December 7, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Saranac Lake High School Auditorium
79 Canaras Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY

Path to Statehood: New York’s Constitutions and the U.S. Constitution
November 7, 2016 to November 28, 2016
New York Metropolis Hall
Albany, NY
(Articles on this exhibit can be found here and here.)

Forum on Constitutional Convention
November 18, 2016, 7:00 pm
Scoville Learning Center
SUNY Adirondack
Queensbury, NY

Looking Back – Looking Forward: Society, Policy and Law
Sponsored by the New York State Historical Association
November 17-19, 2016, SUNY Albany
Note: The session on New York State constitutional history was organized as a follow-up to the September 24, 2015 event described below organized by The New York State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse.

Constitutional Convention Referendum 2017 and Home Rule within the Empire State Forum
October 20, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Jerome Greene Hall, First Floor
Columbia Law School
435 W. 116th Street
New York, NY

Winning Back our Democracy by Voting in 2017 to Hold A State Constitutional Convention
Annual Meeting of Citizens Union
September 12, 2016, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Avenue, Recital Hall, New York, NY

A Political Primer on the Periodic State Constitutional Convention Referendum
Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association
August 31, 2016, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Philadelphia Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA

Informational Forum on the State Consitutional Convention Referendum
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Region
April 20, 2016,
Deyo Hall, 6 Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz, NY 12561

Continuing Legal Education Course (2.5 Credits): How to Fix New York’s Constitution
New York State Continuing Legal Education Board
April 5, 2016, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Cellino & Barnes Conference Center
509 O’Brian Hall
Albany, NY

Can a NYS Constitutional Convention Strengthen Government Ethics?
Sponsored by the Rockefeller Institute
March 25, 2016, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany
Video

New York State Bar Association Presidential Summit: Possible New York State Constitutional Convention
Hosted by the New York State Bar Association
January 27, 2016, 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm
New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan

Constitutional convention “boot camp”
Co-hosted by Rockefeller Institute and New York State Bar Association
December 7, 2015, 10:00 am

Brainstorming a Public History and Civic Participation Agenda for New York’s Nov. 2017 Constitutional Convention Referendum
Sponsored by iSolon.org (publisher of the State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse and The New York State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse)
September 24, 2015, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (an invitation-only conference followed by cocktails and dinner)
Background: See Gotham Gazette article, Preparing for New York’s Next Constitutional Convention Referendum, June 4, 2015, and New York History Blog article, November 29, 2015. The conference led to the public forum, The New York State Constitutional Convention in Historical Perspective, at The New York State Historical Association’s Conference on New York State History.  See the event description above for November 17, 2016.

Budgets and the Balance of Power: The Lasting Impact of Silver v. Pataki and How It Shapes the Future of Government in New York State
Co-Sponsored by the Rockefeller Institute and the Government Law Center at Albany Law School
June 16, 2015, 1:00-4:00 pm.

Grouped Events

Statewide Forums on the Constitutional Convention
Sponsored by School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS)

  • Region 1: Oct 25 | 8:00-9:00am | AXA Long Island – Woodbury |REGISTER
  • Region 2: Oct 25 | 3:00-4:00pm | Nassau BOCES | REGISTER
  • Region 4: Oct 27 | 3:00-4:00pm | Dutchess BOCES | REGISTER
  • Region 5: Oct 27 | 3:00-4:00pm | Orange Ulster BOCES |REGISTER
  • Region 6: Oct 24 | 3:00-4:00pm | SAANYS Headquarters |REGISTER
  • Region 7: Nov 2 | 3:00-4:00pm | Plattsburgh CSD | REGISTER
  • Region 8: Nov 1 | 3:00-4:00pm | Herkimer BOCES | REGISTER
  • Region 9: Oct 26 | 8:00-9:00am | Union Endicott CSD | REGISTER
  • Region 10: Oct 26 | 3:00-4:00pm | Central NY Phil. Center |REGISTER
  • Region 11: Oct 30 | 8:00-9:00am | Rush Henrietta CSD | REGISTER
  • Region 12: Oct 30 | 2:45-4:15pm | Erie 1 BOCES | REGISTER

Statewide “Labor to Neighbor” Campaign: JOIN NYSNA AND OTHER UNIONS TO TALK WITH NEW YORKERS ABOUT THE URGENT NEED TO VOTE NO ON A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION THIS NOVEMBER 7TH
Sponsored by the New York State Nurses Association
September 23, 2017.
Locations throughout New York.

Public Employees Federation – Region 8

LABOR WALKS                                                                                                    

  • Sat Oct 7th Labor Walk Waterford HOTDOG HEADQUARTERS 301 Hudson River Road 10:00 am. DONE
  • Sat Oct 14th CDALF Labor Walk Saratoga and Malta, Malta Community Center 10:00 am.
  • Sun Oct 15th PEF Region 8 Labor Walk,  Clifton Commons, located at 14-22 Clifton Common Blvd, Clifton Park, NY 12065 From 2-5 P.M.
  • Sat Oct 21th CDALF Labor Walk Schenectady and Rotterdam IUE/CWA 301 @336 Broadway 10:00 am.
  • Sat Oct 28th CDALF Labor Walk Troy (Start Point TBD 10:00 am.)
  • Sat Nov 4th  CDALF Labor Walk Albany, Albany Public Teachers Assoc. 10:00 am.
  • Sun Nov 5th PEF Region 8 Labor Walk (Start Point and time TBD

PHONE BANKING

  • Thu Oct 12th     Phone Banking CDALF Office 302 Centre Drive, Albany, NY 12203 from 5:00-8:00 pm.
  • Thu Oct 19th     Phone Banking CDALF Office 302 Centre Drive, Albany, NY 12203 from 5:00-8:00 pm.
  • Thu Oct 26th     Phone Banking CDALF Office 302 Centre Drive, Albany, NY 12203 from 5:00-8:00 pm.
  • Tue Oct 31st     Phone Banking PEF HQ from 5:00-8:00 pm.
  • Wed Nov 1st     Phone Banking PEF HQ from 5:00-8:00 pm.
  • Thu Nov 2nd     Phone Banking CDALF Office 302 Centre Drive, Albany, NY 12203 from 5:00-8:00 pm.
  • Fri Nov 3rd        Phone Banking PEF HQ from 5:00-8:00 pm.
  • Mon Nov 6th    Phone Banking PEF HQ from 5:00-8:00 pm.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Oct 22-25th PEF Convention   Sun –Wed Phone Banking
  • Tue Oct 17th Booth/Table ESP by McDonalds 11:00 am -1:00 pm.
  • Wed Nov 1st Booth/Table ESP by McDonalds 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
  • Mon Oct 30th Sticker & Flyer Distribution 7:00 am. Sheridan Hollow by SED and 1 Commerce Tower
  • Tue Oct 31th Sticker & Flyer Distribution 7:00 am Location TBD
  • Wed Nov 1st Sticker & Flyer Distribution 7:00 am Location TBD
  • Thu Nov 2nd Sticker & Flyer Distribution 7:00 am Location TBD
  • Fri Nov 3rd Sticker & Flyer Distribution 7:00 am Location TBD
  • Mon Nov 6th Sticker & Flyer Distribution 7:00 am Location TBD
  • Dates and times TBD Sticker & Flyer Distribution at “Vote Yes” events,
  • Oct 10th-12th Sticker & Flyer Distribution at the Statewide Senior Action Network Conference  Saratoga

We the People…..say NO Constitutional Convention

PHONE BANKING SESSIONS
Mondays and Fridays from 3:00 to 8:00pm @ Hell’s Kitchen Location to be disclosed with your RSVP confirmation.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00pm to 7:00pm @ Gramercy Park Location to be disclosed with your RSVP confirmation.

CANVASSING WEEKENDS
Saturday and Sundays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm @ Various Manhattan Locations, to be disclosed with your RSVP confirmation.