New York People’s Convention

This election day, November 7th, New Yorkers will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to vote YES for a state Constitutional Convention.

A People’s Convention is our best chance to:

  • Protect and expand our rights
  • Defend ourselves against federal overreach
  • End the dysfunction and corruption that plagues Albany
  • Save the New York over a billion dollars per year in waste and redundancy
  • Fundamentally transform our state for the better


18 reasons why:

Doesn’t Guarantee our Right to Clean Air and Water

Doesn’t Guarantee Adequate Health Care for All New Yorkers

• Doesn’t Give Equal Rights to Women, Members of the LGBT Community, or the Disabled

Doesn’t Force Big Cuts in County Property Taxes by Making the State Pay for Medicaid as 49 Other States Do

Doesn’t Provide a New Approach to Drug Addiction and the Legalization of Marijuana.

Doesn’t Impose Term Limits on Albany.

Doesn’t Require Equitable Funding for our Schools

Doesn’t Guarantee an Affordable Public College or Technical Education

Doesn’t Provide Pensions for All New Yorkers

Doesn’t Let Cities Make Local Decisions Without Albany’s Interference

• Doesn’t Provide Early Voting and No-excuse Absentee Balloting

Doesn’t Reform our Dysfunctional Criminal Justice System

Doesn’t Impose Independent Redistricting

Doesn’t Enable Citizen Initiatives

Doesn’t Take Big Money Out of Politics

• Doesn’t End the Message of Necessity

Doesn’t Restructure Our Inefficient and Overworked Judicial System

Doesn’t Create a Nonpartisan Board of Elections

And that’s only a short list of its deficiencies.

Over the next few months, New York People’s Convention founder Bill Samuels along with other leading supporters of a People’s Convention will share a new way of thinking about major policy issues critical to the life of every New Yorker.

Join in the conversation and have your voice heard. Let’s take back New York for We, the People.

Let us take back New York. We are the people we’ve been waiting for.

Are you ready to join the movement and have a People’s Convention?