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The New York State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse

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



Note: This page is generally only updated once a week: on Monday mornings.

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

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

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 (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.