Forum On NY Constitutional Convention Being Held In Albany

Oct 30, 2017

Advocates will debate in Albany Monday night about whether to hold a New York state constitutional convention.

The New York Civil Liberties Union, Citizen Action of New York and the state's League of Women Voters are holding the free forum at 6 p.m. at the main branch of the Albany Public Library.

New York voters on Nov. 7 will consider a ballot measure on whether to hold a constitutional convention. A convention would allow delegates to consider changes to New York's governmental blueprint.

Supporters see it as a chance to reform state government. Critics claim protections for workers and others could be put at risk.

A counsel for the New York Civil Liberties Union is expected to speak against the proposal. An official with the League of Women Voters is set to argue in favor of it.

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