Please join Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley, Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, Assemblywoman Tremaine S. Wright and Public Advocate Letitia James for a Community Town Hall Meeting on the New York State Constitutional Convention.
This November, voters will be asked to decide if our state should convene a Constitutional Convention. The New York State Constitution predates the United States Constitution by ten years and provides greater protections for New Yorkers. This issue is of the utmost importance as every protection granted to residents will be open for modification.
The NYS Constitution CURRENTLY GUARANTEES rights and protections that will be at risk if a Constitutional Convention is convened. Come learn more about what’s at stake for Seniors, Public Education, Unions, Workers’ Rights, Housing, Safety Net Programs and the Environment.
6PM - 8 PM
LAFAYETTE AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
85 SOUTH OXFORD STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11217
(CORNER OF LAFAYETTE AVENUE)
New York State AFL-CIO
New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)
New York State Nurses Association
Transport Workers Union Local 100
Council of School Supervisors & Administrators (CSA)
CWA Local 1180
District Council 1707
UFCW Local 1500
United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
Teamsters Local 237
District Council 37 (DC 37)
United University Professions (UUP)
UAW, Region 9A
New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF)
Professor John Flateau, PhD - Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Michael Mulgrew - President, United Federation of Teachers
Henry Garrido - Executive Director, DC 37, AFSCME AFL-CIO
Jordan Marks - Campaign Manager, New Yorkers Against Corruption
John F. Sheehan - Director of Communications, Adirondack Council
Professor Helen Hershkoff - New York University
Adriene Holder - Attorney in Charge of Civil Practice, Legal Aid Society
Pick up your copy of the NYS Constitution!
Light Refreshments will be served.
To RSVP or for more information, contact: Jason Salmon 718-643-6140 / firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the meeting, download the attached flyer.
To read the New York State Constitution, download the PDF.
For more information about how the New York State Constitution differs from the United States Constitution, download the report “Protections in the New York State Constitution Beyond the Federal Bill of Right” edited by Scott N. Fein and Andrew B. Ayers.