NY People’s Convention is an opportunity for all citizens to discuss major issues and work together on progressive solutions that can restore pride in our government and make New York a policy leader for the nation once again. If we want real, transformative change then we need to take transformative action. That means going around the lobbyists and special interests and bringing democracy directly to the people. We have that opportunity this November!

The Story of the People's Constitution

The Process

On the ballot this November, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make NY a progressive leader. Every 20 years, New Yorkers are asked whether or not to call a convention to revise the constitution. Voting YES kicks off a multi-year process that empowers the people of New York to take back our government from entrenched lobbyists and special interests.  Voters have the ultimate power in every step of the process:

 

The Process

On the ballot this November, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make NY a progressive leader. Every 20 years, New Yorkers are asked whether or not to call a convention to revise the constitution. Voting YES kicks off a multi-year process that empowers the people of New York to take back our government from entrenched lobbyists and special interests.  Voters have the ultimate power in every step of the process:

 

History

Constitutional conventions have been a regular part of New York’s history. Over the last 240 years, New York has held nine (9) such conventions; the longest gap being the 50 years since our last convention. Each one has produced substantial progressive policy changes.

The Convention of 1894 introduced wilderness protections in the Adirondacks laying the foundation for the national park system; the Convention of 1938 introduced provisions to care for the needy and protect workers’ right to organize, paving the way for the federal New Deal reforms.

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New York Constitution

The current New York State Constitution was largely written in 1894 with substantive changes made in 1938. Since that time we have popularized the automobile, split the atom, fought a second world war, put a man on the moon, invented the internet, and increased the population of the state by six million people. It’s time about time for an update.

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History

Constitutional conventions have been a regular part of New York’s history. Over the last 240 years, New York has held nine (9) such conventions; the longest gap being the 50 years since our last convention. Each one has produced substantial progressive policy changes.

The Convention of 1894 introduced wilderness protections in the Adirondacks laying the foundation for the national park system; the Convention of 1938 introduced provisions to care for the needy and protect workers’ right to organize, paving the way for the federal New Deal reforms.

[LEARN MORE]

New York Constitution

The current New York State Constitution was largely written in 1894 with substantive changes made in 1938. Since that time we have popularized the automobile, split the atom, fought a second world war, put a man on the moon, invented the internet, and increased the population of the state by six million people. It’s time about time for an update.

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