NY People’s Convention Series Comes To the Bronx, Tonite

The movement for a New York State Constitutional Convention is taking off in The Bronx. New York Says Yes, a coalition of New Yorkers, good government groups and civic organizations that has come together to make the most of the opportunity to vote YES this Election Day for a New York State Constitutional Convention, is hosting its next empowerment and education event about this year’s ballot referendum at the Bronx Museum (Lower Gallery) on August 9, 2017.

NY People’s Convention, Citizens Union, Forward March, the NYS League of Women Voters, The Black Institute, The National Action Network, and many others leading good government and civic organizations are inspiring New Yorkers to vote yes this Election Day, November 7th, through a statewide series of informational rallies.

WHAT: Vote YES for the NYS Constitutional Convention Bronx Forum
WHEN: 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
WHERE: Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

A recent poll Siena College poll shows that 67% of New Yorkers have not heard of the possibility of a Convention, but of those who have heard of it, the support for it is overwhelming. Among the reasons New Yorkers support a Convention is the opportunity to clean up New York’s broken and corrupt government, expand voting rights, advance equality to all, broaden environmental protections to include a right to fresh air and clean drinking water, reform the criminal justice system, legalize recreational marijuana, and a host of other landmark updates to the state’s antiquated Constitution.

A new NYS Constitutional Convention would also empower people of color and women to a historic degree. In the two previous Conventions that created the state’s current Constitution, in 1894 and 1938, only a total of six women and two people of color participated as delegates.

Through events like the upcoming August 9th forum in The Bronx, The New York Says Yes coalition is empowering New Yorkers across the state to come together to create a new constitution that works for and benefits everyone.

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