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Information Related to New York's Nov. 7, 2017 Constitutional Convention Referendum



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November 7, 2017 Referendum


Mahoney, Bill, Did the constitutional convention vote help Democrats?, Politico New York, November 20, 2017.

Johnson, Stephen, Labor and activists celebrate pushback against constitutional convention, New York Amsterdam News, November 16, 2017.

Hamilton, Joe, Constitutional Convention Defeat Allays UUP Concerns, Albany Student Press, November 14, 2017.

Lewis, Crystal, Biggest Municipal Unions Led Charge That Routed Constitutional Convention, The Chief, November 13, 2017.

Toor, Mark, Unions Block ‘Con-Con’ But Crooked Pols Risk Forfeiting Pensions, The Chief, November 13, 2017.

Klepper, David, Convention canned, push for vote on gun bill, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, November 12, 2017

Hamilton, Matthew, Constitutional convention supporters try a different tack until 2037; Voters overwhelmingly reject once-in-20-years ballot question, Times Union, November 9, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Constitutional convention question headed toward landslide defeat, Politico New York, November 7, 2017.

Vielkind, Jimmy, ‘Special-interest money’ scares Cuomo from constitutional convention, Politico New York, November 7, 2017.

New York Voters Reject Ballot Measure Calling For Constitutional Convention, CBS Local, November 7, 2017.

New York rejects constitutional convention, ABC7NY, November 7, 2017.

McKinley, Jesse, New York Voters Reject a Constitutional Convention, New York Times, November 7, 2017.

Blain, Glenn, New York State voters reject constitutional convention, approve proposal to seize pensions of corrupt politicians, New York Daily News, November 7, 2017.

Blain, Glenn, Gov. Cuomo won’t be voting for constitutional convention on Election Day, New York Daily News, November 7, 2017.

Velasquez, Josefa, Ballot Measure Authorizing State Constitutional Convention Fails, New York Law Journal, November 7, 2017.

Campanile, Carl, and Kirstan Conley, NY voters shoot down constitutional convention proposal, New York Post, November 7, 2017.

New York voters reject constitutional convention, Associated Press, November 7, 2017.

Zremski, Jerry, New York voters nix constitutional convention, vote to reform pensions, Buffalo News, November 7, 2017.

New York Voters Reject Ballot Measure Calling For Constitutional Convention, CBS Local, November 7, 2017.

Runyeon, Frank G., Constitutional Convention and New York’s 2017 Ballot Proposal Results, City & State, November 8, 2017.p

Campbell, Jon, Constitutional Convention: Landslide defeat shows labor union strength, Poughkeepsie Journal, November 8, 2017.

Constitutional convention rejected in New York, WCAX, November 7, 2017.

Kilgore, Ed, New Yorkers Poised to Vote Down Constitutional Convention, Daily Intelligencer, November 7, 2017.


Gaffey, Conor, New York Elections: What is a constitutional convention and why should voters care about it?, Newsweek, November 7, 2017.

Constitutional Convention Up for Vote in NY, NBC New York, November 6, 2017.

Constitutional convention rally finds women in support on 100th anniversary of right to vote, News24, November 6, 2017.

Vilensky, Mike, New York Ballot Issue Sparks Heated Debate, Wall Street Journal, November 6, 2017.

Dudzik, Kelly, Voters to decide on Constitutional Convention, WGRZ, November 6, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Cuomo will vote against constitutional convention, Politico Pro New York, November 6, 2017.

Reisman, Nick, Cuomo To Vote ‘No’ On Con Con, State of Politics, November 6, 2017.

Disare, Monica, What does your ‘Con Con’ vote mean for education? Here’s what you need to know, Chalkbeat, November 6, 2017.

Blain, Glenn, Gov. Cuomo won’t be voting for constitutional convention on Election Day, New York Daily News, November 6, 2017.

Voters to decide NYC mayor, county executives, constitutional convention, Associated Press, November 5, 2017.

Hart, Benjamin, 4 Overlooked Stories to Watch on Election Tuesday, Daily Intelligencer, November 5, 2017.

Getting ready for Tuesday: no flipping ballot in county and the races, The Observer, November 5, 2017.

Randy Mastro – Constitutional Convention will set you free. Vote yes November 7, 2017, CATS Roundtable, November 5, 2017.

Klepper, David, Voters to decide NYC mayor, constitutional convention, AM970, November 4, 2017.

Schwarz, Hannah, Con con debate pits fears against hopes, Star-Gazette, November 3, 2017.

*Brand, Rick, NY constitutional convention ballot isue could boost Long Island turnout, Newsday, November 4, 2017.

Buchiere, Steve, ELECTIONS 2017: The constitutional convention debate, Finger Lake Times, November 3, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, The constitutional convention debate: A guide to what’s true, and what’s not, Politico New York, November 2, 2017.

DeWitt, Karen, Choosing to hold a constitutional convention is an option on Tuesday’s ballot, New York Now, November 2, 2017.

DeWitt, Karen, Poll shows constitutional convention sinking, WEOS, November 2, 2017.

Campbell, Jon, and Joseph Spector, Flip your ballot: What you’ll need to vote in NY on Election Day, U.S.A. Today Network, November 2, 2017.

+Manon, Tianna, The Constitutional Convention: Why Does it Even Matter?, Open Mic, November 1, 2017.

Poll shows big opposition to NY constitutional convention, Associated Press, November 1, 2017.

Zagare, Liena, Constitutional Convention Debate On A Lamp Post, Bklyner, November 1, 2017.

League of Women Voters of NY State Supports NY State Constitutional Convention, The Pelhams, October 31, 2017.

Bredderman, Will, Clash over pensions mars constitutional convention debate, Crain’s New York, October 31, 2017.

Touhey, Ali, What’s at stake with a Constitutional Convention?, WKBW, October 31, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Anti-convention coalition has spent $1.2M in recent weeks, Politico Pro New York, October 30, 2017.

Velasquez, Josefa, Progressive Groups Warn Against Constitutional Convention, New York Law Journal, October 30, 2017.

Karlin, Rick, and Matthew Hamilton, Progressives urge “No” vote on constitutional convention, Times Union, October 30, 2017.

Klepper, David, Labor unions lead fight against NY constitutional convention, Associated Press, October 29, 2017.  See also Olean Times Herald, October 30, 2017.

*+Wishina, Steve, Unions Mobilize Against Constitutional Convention, Labor Press, October 27, 2017. Myrick voices support for constitutional convention in ad, WHCU, October 27, 2017.

McKinley, Jesse, Fear vs. Hope: Battle Lines Drawn Over a Constitutional Convention, New York Times, October 26, 2017.

Dinki, Tom, Panel discussion on constitutional convention aims to inform residents, Olean Times Herald, October 26, 2017.

Reynolds, Nick, Mayor appears in ad endorsing NYS Constitutional Convention,, October 26, 2017.

Gerrard, Michael, and Edward McTiernan, Debate Over Environmental Rights And State Constitutional Convention, New York Law Journal, October 26, 2017.

Cuba, Julianne, Conspiracy! Some say Dadey arrest a political hit job, Brooklyn Paper, October 25, 2017. See also: Moore, Tina, NYPD cops ordered to remove political signs, stickers in stationhouse, New York Post, October 18, 2017; and Mixson, Colin, Authorities with an agenda: Cops using police vehicle to advocate against constitutional convention, Brooklyn Papers, October 16, 2017.

Parsnow, Luke, Among Syracuse mayoral candidates, Walsh and Hawkins support NY constitutional convention, CNY Central, October 25, 2017.

Brachfeld, Ben, Yes or No? Three Questions on the Back of Your November Ballot, Gotham Gazette, October 25, 2017.

State constitutional convention proposal will be on November ballot, WHAM, October 25, 2017.

DeWitt, Karen, Debunking some myths about New York’s ballot questions, New York Now, October 25, 2017.

Constitutional convention opponents launch TV ad campaign, WHEC, October 24, 2017.

Hamilton, Matthew, Constitutional convention opponents release first TV ads, Times Union, October 24, 2017.

*Constitutional convention opponents launch TV ad campaign, WHEC, October 24, 2017.

NY Environmental Groups: Say No to Constitutional Convention, U.S. News & World Report, October 24, 2017.

Haam, Nia, Forum tackles issue of Constitutional convention, WNYT, October 24, 2017.

O’Brien, Barbara, 21 WNY school superintendents oppose state constitutional convention, Buffalo News, October 23, 2017. The Debate Over ‘Con Con’–Part 2, NY1, October 23, 2017. Con Con: What’s true, false in that viral Facebook post, WINK 106, October 22, 2017.

*Calder, Rich, and Carl Campanile, City council member targets Eric Ulrich over ethics complaint, New York Post, October 21, 2017. Buell, Bill, Groups offer pros, cons for constitutional convention, Daily Gazette, October 21, 2017.

+Mulkerrin, Sean, Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same?, The Altamont Enterprise, October 20, 2017.

+WHAT ARE WE VOTING NO ON IN NEW YORK?, Lite98.7, October 2017.

Rose, Naeisha, Many advocacy groups favor Constitutional Convention, Times Ledger, October 20, 2017.

Campbell, Jon, Con Con: What’s true, false in that viral Facebook post, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, October 20, 2017.

Campbell, Jon, Con Con: What it is and why New Yorkers should care, Press Connects, October 19, 2017.

Beach, Connor, Pols, Local Groups: Vote ‘No’ On Constitutional Convention, Long-Islander News, October 19, 2017.

Horvatits, Chris, NYS Exposed: Should New York hold a constitutional convention?, WHEC, October 19, 2017.

Constitutional convention supporters go all ‘Hamilton’ with music video, Times Union, October 19, 2017.

Mahoney, Joe, Talks heat up over push for state constitutional convention, Niagara Gazette, October 19, 2017.

Weiner, Mark, State Sen. John DeFrancisco opposes NY constitutional convention,, October 19, 2017.

Robb, Amy, Depew superintendent to pen letter opposing constitutional convention, Lancaster Bee, October 19, 2017.

Reisman, Nick, Judges: Vote No On Con Con, State of Politics, October 19, 2017. Beach, Connor, Pols, Local Groups: Vote ‘No’ On Constitutional Convention, Long-Islander News, October 19, 2017.

Moule, Jeremy, Should we rewrite New York’s constitution?, City Newspaper, October 18, 2017.

Moore, Tina, NYPD cops ordered to remove political signs, stickers in stationhouse, New York Post, October 18, 2017.

Jerome, Erin, SUCO hosts constitutional convention talk,, October 18, 2017.

DeWitt, Karen, Opponents of a NY constitutional convention outspend supporters, North County Public Radio, October 17, 2017.

Feiden, Douglas, Contesting the ‘Con-Con’, Our Town, October 17, 2017.

Susan Arbiter Interviews Art Chang, Sanctuary Project, WCNY: The Capitol Pressroom, October 17, 2017.

Mann, Brian, Constitutional convention: Is Adirondack “forever wild” at risk?, North County Public Radio, October 17, 2017.

Dewitt, Karen, Opponents of a Constitutional Convention outspend supporters, WXXI, October 16, 2017.

Jorgensen, Jillian, City Council speaker candidates jointly oppose constitutional convention, New York Daily News, October 16, 2017.

Precious, Tom, Marijuana legalization advocates press for constitutional convention, Buffalo News, October 16, 2017.

Brian Lehrer: National Politics, NYC’s Affordable Housing Conundrum and a State Constitutional Convention?, WNYC, October 16, 2017.

Mixson, Colin, Authorities with an agenda: Cops using police vehicle to advocate against constitutional convention, Brooklyn Papers, October 16, 2017.

Miller, Rick, Local political, elected officials urge ‘no’ vote on Constitutional Convention, Olean Times Herald, October 15, 2017.

Gormley, Michael, Spending, fear of ‘dark money’ rise in constitution debate, Newsday, October 14, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Dark money shows up in constitutional convention debate, Politico New York, October 12, 2017.

Hamilton, Matthew, Money flows in constitutional convention battle, Times Union, October 12, 2017.

Gartland, Michael, and Tina Moore, Bronx cops illegally put political bumper stickers on squad cars, New York Post, October 12, 2017.

Precious, Tom, Convention opponents outspend supporters in state referendum, Buffalo News, October 11, 2017.

Precious, Tom, Mayor Brown, Cuomo’s party chair, opposes constitutional convention, Buffalo News, October 11, 2017.

Hamilton, Matthew, Changing NY’s constitution common, even if convention isn’t, Times Union, October 10, 2017.

Gormley, James, Support for ConCon fading; Voters divided on whether it’s a “waste of time” or “once in a generation opportunity”, Legislative Gazette, October 10, 2017. Starts at 1:01.

+Vilensky, Mike, New York Constitutional Convention Vote Raises Concern Over Pensions, Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2017.

Precious, Tom, Strangest of bedfellows form alliance to stop state constitutional convention, Buffalo News, October 8, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Support for constitutional convention dips to new low in Siena poll, Politico New York, October 6, 2017.

Lovett, Kenneth, New Yorkers support constitutional convention, but the opposition is growing, poll shows, New York Daily News, October 6, 2017.

Capote, Anthony, Convention vote sparks fiery debate at Dems club, Riverdale Press, October 6, 2017.

Arbetter, Sue, Interviews with pro-convention advocate Bill Samuels and anti-convention advocate John O’Malley, Capitol Pressroom, October 5, 2017.

Hamilton, Matthew, Outnumbered in New York, top Republicans wary of a constitutional convention, Times Union, October 4, 2017.

Dowd, Trone, Deconstructing the Constitutional Convention, Queens Tribune, October 04, 2017.

Post, Paul, Group warns of threats of Adirondack Park, Saratogian News,  October 4, 2017.

Hamilton, Matthew, For some in the grassroots, constitutional convention presents conundrum, Times Union, October 3, 2017.

*Gormley, Michael, Bills to bar incumbents from constitutional reform panel blocked, Newsday, October 1, 2017.

Zangla, Ariél, Corruption an argument for, against state Constitutional Convention, Daily Freeman News, September 30, 2017.

Mogul, Fred, As November ‘ConCon’ Referendum Nears, Supporters and Opponents Escalate Att Save & Exit acks, WNYC, September 28, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Most top state Democrats absent from convention debate, Politico New York, September 28, 2017.

+Alonzo, Levar, The pros and cons of a constitutional convention, The Villager, September 28, 2017. (Also published in Manhattan Express News, September 21, 2017.

Bredderman, Will, Skelos decision shows need for a constitutional convention, reformers say, Crain’s New York Business, September 28, 2017.

New Yorkers To Vote In November On Constitutional Convention, WNYF, September 28, 2017.

Shields, Brian, NYS Bar Association Decides To Back Constitutional Convention, WAMC, September 28, 2017.

Mobilia, Jennifer, News or Noise: Post says state votes for you if voters don’t mark choice on convention, WHEC, September 27, 2017.

+Moss, Dick, What’s the constitutional convention all about?, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, September 22, 2017.

Risk vs. Reward: ConCon Debate Heating Up: Editorial Spotlight,, September 22, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Convention debate could drag down two amendments, Politico New York, September 22, 2017.

Gordon, Jonathan, New Yorkers Can Vote to Amend the State’s Constitution This November, WiCZ, September 22, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, and Laura Nahmias, Democrats have edge in con con, Politico New York, September 21, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Democrats would have advantage in constitutional convention delegate races, Politico New York, September 21, 2017.

Doxsey, Patricia R., False claim about blank Constitutional Convention votes spreads on Facebook, Daily Freeman, September 21, 2017.

Paul, East Siders Jam Forum on Proposed Constitutional Convention, The Manhattan Express, September 21, 2017.

Should We Revisit the State Constitution? Five Locals Sound Off,, September 20, 2017.

Khan, Yasmeen, Learn a Thing or Two About a NY Constitutional Convention, WNYC News, September 20, 2017.

New York State Constitutional Convention: 2 Lesson Plans to Initiate Informed Action in 8th-12th grade New York students, Generation Citizen, September 20, 2017.

Ridgewood Democratic Club’s Panel On Constitutional Convention, Queens Gazette, September 20, 2017.

+Rugh, Peter, Pros and Cons of a ConCon?, The Indypendent, September 19, 2017.

Velasquez, Josefa, State Bar Kicks Off Campaign for a Constitutional Convention, New York Law Journal, September 19, 2017.

Genn, Adina, NCBA opposes NY Constitutional convention, Long Island Business News, September 19, 2017.

Gormley, Michael, NY to alert voters on ballot question to change constitution, Newsday, September 19, 2017.

*Boody, Peter, Weighing the Merits of a Constitutional Convention, Sag Harbor Express, September 18, 2017.

State Bar Group to Campaign for NY Constitutional Convention, AP, September 18, 2017.

Katinas, Paula, Conservative Party tells voters to flip over their ballots, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 18, 2017.

Moss, Dick, Dislike our political system? Then work to change it, Democrat & Chronicle, September 17, 2017.

A Campbell Conversations debate: Should NYS hold a constitutional convention?, WRVO Public Media, September 16, 2017.

Mayor addresses local issues at town hall in Sheepshead Bay, NY! News, September 15, 2017.

Voters being asked to change NY constitution — why it matters to you,, September 14, 2017.

The Journal News Editorial Board, NY Constitutional Convention: Salute to democracy or a big con job?,, September 14, 2017. See also the accompanying video.

Gormley, Michael, Conservative Party Votes to Oppose Constitutional Convention, Newsday, September 14, 2017.

De La Hoz, Felipe, Unhappy With Your Ballot Options? Blame the Board of Elections, Village Voice, September 12, 2017.

Harding, Robert, Eye on NY: NY teachers union chief on DeVos, constitutional convention and more,, September 11, 2017.

Colangelo, Lisa, Labor Day Parade a reminder of unions and their history, AM New York, September 7, 2017.

Johnson, Stephen, Union leaders talk Labor Day, New York Amsterdam News, September 7, 2017.

Blarr, Megan, Hundreds march to support unions at annual Labor Day parade at New York State Fair, auburnpub, September 5, 2017.

Gormley, Michael, Most NYers unaware of chance to change constitution, poll shows, Newsday, September 5, 2017.

Conley, Kirstan, and Carl Campanile, Activist calls for constitutional convention to rein in corruption, New York Post, September 5, 2017.

Hamilton, Matthew, Support for constitutional convention takes a dip, Times Union, September 5, 2017.

Capital Tonight Staff, Siena Poll: Cuomo’s favorability recovers, but negative ratings remain, TWC News, September 5, 2017.

Conley, Kirstan, More voters favor holding state Constitutional Convention: poll, New York Post, September 5, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Aid to religious schools helped sink the ’67 constitution, Politico New York Pro, September 1, 2017.

Mahoney, Joe, Strange bedfellows emerge as debate intensifies over NY convention vote, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, August 31, 2017. Also published in Press Republican and The Daily Star, but with different titles.

Barkan, Ross, New York Is About to Vote on a Constitutional Convention: Here’s Why You Should Care, Village Voice, August 31, 2017.

Pudney, Thomas, Women’s group pushing for ConCon as way to protect abortion rights, The Legislative Gazette, August 31, 2017.

Reisman, Nick, Could largely Democratic primaries decide elections?, TWC News, August 31, 2017.

*GateHouse New York, Ballot propositions: Blanks do not count as ‘yes’ vote, Observer-Dispatch, August 30, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Convention issues from 1967 have a familiar ring, Politico New York Pro, August 30, 2017.

*Mahoney, Bill, Two narratives, one convention: Looking back at 1967, Politico New York, August 29, 2017

LABOR DAY: New York Lawmakers on the State of Labor in 2017, City & State, August 29, 2017.

*Mahoney, Bill, Shadow of 1967 hovers over convention debate, Politico New York, August 28, 2017.

Lovett, Kenneth, Women’s group wants Cuomo to back state constitutional convention, New York Daily News, August 28, 2017.

Hamilton, Matthew, NY Women’s March organizers push for constitutional convention, Times Union, August 28, 2017.

Hennelly, Bob, From the Supreme Court to a Constitutional Convention, Labor is on the Defensive,  City & State, August 27, 2017.

Gormley, Michael, New York constitutional convention vote raises hopes, fears, Newsday, August 26, 2017.

Gormley, Michael, Court keeps consitutional change question on back of ballot, Newsday, August 26, 2017.

Jordan, Jason, Mixed support for NY convention, The Evening Tribune,  August 24, 2017.

Velasquez, Josefa, Constitutional Convention Suit Against Election Board Dismissed, New York Law Journal, August 24, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Judge dismisses suit over where on ballot to place convention question, Politico Pro, August 24, 2017.

Reisman, Nick, Lawsuit To Require Con Con Question Up Front Is Tossed, Spectrum News, August 24, 2017.

Wilson, Colleen and Kimberly Redmond, Labor’s Day: NYSUT pushes back on contract talk, The Journal News, August 24, 2017.

Fitz-Gibbon, Jorge, and Jonathan Bandler, Labor’s Day: Police, fire unions face possible contract challenge, The Journal News, August 24, 2017. Includes PBA video.

“Con-Con” coming to November ballot, NCPR News, August 24, 2017.

Desmond, Michael, ‘Con Con’ coming to November ballot,, August 23, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Convention opponents assail ‘special interests’ while spending big bucks, Politico New York, August 22, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Constitutional Convention gets messy, Politico New York Pro, August 22, 2017. Mahoney, Bill, Special interests and the Con Con, Politico New York Pro, August 22, 2017.

Lewke, Jennifer, New York voters have chance to vote on constitutional convention this year,, August 21, 2017.

Dawson, Evan, Connections: Is this the year New York State holds a constitutional convention?, WXXI, August 18, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Board of Elections defends convention question’s placement on ballot, Politico New York Pro, August 17, 2017 CSEA Leadership Opposes State Convention, The Post-Journal, August 21, 2017. See also Observer, August 16, 2017.

Reisman, Nick, Can ballot placement prevent a constitutional convention?, Spectrum News, August 17, 2017.

Wooten, Michael, False election info in message that’s gone viral, WGRZ, August 15, 2017.

Propper, David, Merits of Proposed Constitutional Convention Debated, The Examiner, August 14, 2017.

LoTemplio, Joe, Push on to support a constitutional convention, Press-Republican, August 13, 2017.

Nani, James, Group raising awareness of constitutional convention vote, Times-Herald Record, August 11, 2017.

Silberstein, Rachel, Dan Squadron Fought the LLC Loophole and the Loophole Won, Gotham Gazette, August 11, 2017.

Dobie, Michael, Daily Point: Sign of things to come, Newsday, August 10, 2017. Includes the first photo of a no campaign yard sign.

Supervisor Jamieson, please hold a forum on sconstitutional convention to improve elections, prevent corruption, The Chronicle, August 9, 2017.

Demola, Peter, Battle lines drawn over constitutional convention, Sun Community News, August 8, 2017.

Barraco, Marc, New York Constitutional Convention Vote Draws Near, News Channel 2–Utica, August 8, 2017.

Pudney, Thomas Giery, Boondoggle or Opportunity? Voters will decide how they see upcoming constitutional convention question, Legislative Gazette, August 10, 2017.

Voters being asked to change N.Y. constitution — why it matters to you, Staten Island Real-Time News, August 5, 2017.

Welles, Hannah, New York Schedules Nov Vote On Constitutional Convention, Nyack News & Views, August 6, 2017.

Esch, Mary, Fix New York’s government? Some say key is new constitution, Union-Sun & Journal, August 6, 2017.

Silberstein, Rachel, There Will Be Three Big Questions on Your Ballot in November, Gotham Gazette, August 4, 2017.

Hamilton, Matthew, Farmers join push against constitutional convention, Times Union, August 2, 2017.

Miller, Rick, DiNapoli encouraged at number of congressional Dem candidates, Olean Times Herald, July 29, 2017.

BPD cracks down on political stickers, WGRZ, July 24, 2017. Related links on Law Enforcement Rant: Pros and Cons of NYS “Con-Con” and VOTE “NO” ON NYS CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION.

Vilensky, Mike, New York’s Political Establishment, Activists Spar Over Constitutional Convention, Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2017.

Dickinson, Mike, Con-Con garners strong support in poll, Rochester Business Journal, July 21, 2017. Includes a collection of dozens of reader comments both pro & con.

Sylvester, Brad, Who’s Who In The 2017 New York City Mayoral Race, City & State, July 17, 2017.

Neubauer, Sue Voters Decide On Constitutional Convention, FOX40, July 11, 2017.

Dobie, Michael, Dancing the con-con, Newsday, July 13, 2017.

Reisman, Nick, Environmentalists See Threat to Keeping New York ‘Forever Wild’, Spectrum News, July 7, 2017.

Mann, Brian, Would a state constitutional convention threaten NY’s “forever wild” land?, NCPR, July 6, 2017.

Dewitt, Karen, Cuomo has reservations about a constitutional convention, WXXI News, July 5, 2017.

Foderaro, Lisa W., A Constitutional Convention for New York? This May Be the Year, New York Times, July 5, 2017.

Hamilton, Matthew, Advocates line up to back constitutional convention, Times Union, July 4, 2017.

Reisman, Nick, Albany Takes A Wary View Of Con Con, State of Politics, June 30, 2017.

Sherwood, Julie, New Yorkers have a chance to fix state government through a Constitutional Convention, Daily Messenger, June 29, 2017.

Lovett, Kenneth, Dadey hits Bronx GOP leader for opposing constitutional convention, New York Daily News, June 26, 2017.

Gartland, Michael, De Blasio ripped for opposing state constitutional convention, New York Post, June 21, 2017.

Hamilton, Matthew, Broad coalition forms to fight constitutional convention, Times Union, June 19, 2017.

Lovett, Kenneth, Coalition of influential interest groups opposing state constitutional convention, New York Daily News, June 19, 2017.

Pudney, Thomas, Strange bedfellows: Large, diverse coalition to fight Constitutional Convention, Legislative Gazette, June 19, 2017.

Meara, Tom, Broad coalition announces opposition to a constitutional convention, NYSUT Press Release, June 19, 2017.

Velasquez, Josefa, State Bar Overwhelmingly Approves Constitutional Convention, New York Law Journal, June 17, 2017.  The vote was 111 to 28.  For details on the meeting, see Vote of New York State Constitutional Convention Tops Agenda of State Bar Meeting, NYSBA Press Release, June 12, 2017.

Tempey, Nathan, Pandora’s Box Or Reset Button? Unions, Activists Square Off Over Upcoming Constitutional Convention Vote, Gothamist, June 6, 2017.

Blain, Glenn, Advocates eye constitutional convention as path to legalizing marijuana in New York, New York Daily News, June 5, 2017.

Dewitt, Karen, Supporters want constitutional convention question on front of ballots, WXXI News, June 2, 2017.

Silberstein, Rachel, 10 Bold or Bizarre Proposals for a New York Constitutional Convention, Gotham Gazette, June 2, 2017

Poll: Voters Unaware Of Constitutional Convention Vote, AP, May 26, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Battle lines form over push to update New York’s Constitution, Union-Sun & Journal, May 20, 2017.

Perreault, Nick, Lawmakers trying to pass hundreds of bills before the end of the session, News10, May 18, 2017.

Brachfeld, Ben, The Evolving Powers of the New York Attorney General, Gotham Gazette, May 18, 2017.

Silberstein, Rachel, As Legislative Leaders Warn of Con Con Dangers, Good Government Groups Come Out in Favor, Gotham Gazette, May 17, 2017.

Brock, Chris, A conventional tale of the Adirondacks, Watertown Daily Times, May 14, 2017. Retired teachers aid YWCA, Lions, Union-Sun & Journal, May 20, 2017.

Harding, Robert, Coalition wants NY constitutional convention question on front of election ballot,, May 12, 2017.

Reisman, Nick, ‘Con-Con’ a No-No, Say Legislative Leaders, Spectrum Daily News, May 12, 2017.

Bragg, Chris, Heastie, Flanagan discuss Trump tax plan, procurement, end of session, Times Union, May 9, 2017.

Willis, Scott, and Karen DeWitt, NYers to Vote Up or Down on Constitutional Convention; Legislative Leaders Opposed, WAER88.3, May 9, 2017.  Also published in WRVO Public Media.

Lovett, Kenneth, Democratic lawmaker warns against convention to change N.Y. constitution, New York Daily News, May 8, 2017.

Dobie, Michael , Talking Point: Con-con at bat, Newsday, May 3, 2017.

Denney, Andrew, Cleary Gottlieb Partner Denied Chance to Challenge Selection for NY Constitutional Convention, New York Law Journal, May 3, 2017.

Lovett, Kenneth, Lawmakers, advocates of worker rights fear change to N.Y. Constitution, New York Daily News, May 2, 2017.

Hughes, Kyle, State Senate members oppose constitutional convention, Saratogian Politics, May 2, 2017. Also published in the Oneida Dispatch, May 1, 2017.

*Gormley, Michael, PAC pushes for constitutional convention to overhaul Albany, Newsday, May 4, 2017.

Larson, Greg, Young and Goodell: State Constitutional Convention Right Now Could Be Devastating, Chautauqua Today, April 30, 2017.

Sebouhian, Damian, To convene or not? Debate sheds light on Constitutional convention, Observer, April 28, 2017.

Bradley, Pat, Adirondack Interests Discuss Potential Constitutional Convention, WAMC, April 28, 2017.

On Brooklyn Paper Radio: Why New York needs to rip up its constitution!, Brooklyn Paper Radio, March 28, 2017.

Heltzel, Bill, Constitutional convention could simplify New York state courts, Fairfield and Westchester County Business Journal, Westfair Communications, March 17, 2017.

Gormley, James, Governor’s poll numbers on the rise, Legislative Gazette, February 28, 2017.

Silberstein, Rachel, As Con Con Debate Heats Up, Heastie Declares Opposition, Gotham Gazette, February 22, 2017.

Desmond, Mike, Constitutional convention could be opportunity to simplify court system, WBFO88.7, February 21, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, How the cost of a convention became urban legend, Politico New York, February 9, 2017.

Reisman, Nick, Flanagan Questions Con-Con Cost, State of Politics, February 7, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Pro-choice forces undecided on merits of a constitutional convention, Politico New York, February 6, 2017.,

Kenneth, Cuomo expresses reservations about state constitutional convention, New York Daily News, February 6, 2017.

Molongoski, Brian, NNY officials question shared services proposal at New York State Association of Counties conference, Watertown Daily Times, Feb. 5, 2017.

Stashenko, Joel, Bar Panel Urges Judiciary Changes to NY ConstitutionNew York Law Journal, February 2, 2017.

Silberstein, Rachel, On Your November Ballot: Stripping Pensions from Corrupt Politicians, Gotham Gazette, February 1, 2017.

Levy, Nicole, Cuomo’s Move to Protect Abortion Rights Isn’t Speedy Enough, Advocates Say, DNA Info, February 1, 2017.

Murphy, Mike, Program on NY Constitutional Convention to air on Finger Lakes TV, Victor Post, January 31, 2017.

Campbell, Jon, Cuomo: Put abortion rights in NY constitution, Poughkeepsie Journal, January 30, 2017.

Petro, Michael, Constitutional Convention may get a push later in the year, Buffalo Law Journal, January 30, 2017.

Mahoney, Joe, State lawmaker forms upstate caucus,, January 27, 2017.

Mahoney, Joe, Committee formed to support constitutional convention vote, Politico, January 25, 2017.

Silberstein, Rachel, Cuomo Embraces Voting Reform Agenda, But Implementation Poses Challenges, Gotham Gazette, January 23, 2017.

Silberstein, Rachel, Constitutional Convention Absent from Cuomo’s 2017 Agenda, Gotham Gazette, January 19, 2017.

Mahoney, Joe, Regional divide still leads to turf battles in Albany, The Meadville Tribune, January 19, 2017.  Also published in The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, January 22, 2017.

Katinas, Paula, Conservative Party gears up for election battle, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 10, 2017.

Greenblatt, Alan, Another Constitutional Convention Could Happen in New York, Governing, January 2017.

Seiler, Casey, Environmentalists want constitutional protections, Times Union, December 29, 2016.

Max, Ben, Predictions! Experts Look Ahead to 2017 in New York Politics, Gotham Gazette, December 28, 2016.

Report: N.Y. forever wild clause should not be modified, The Leader-Herald, December 23, 2016.

State Bar Association: ‘Forever Wild’ clause unlikely to be altered by constitutional conventionsMadison County Courier, December 9, 2016.

Reisman, Rick, Samuels Ad Pushes For Con Con, State of Politics, December 5, 2016.

Seiler, Casey, Cuomo noncomittal on Albany ‘reboot’: Governor not yet involved in constitutional convention push, Times Union, December 4, 2016.

NYSRTA held annual conference, The Daily News, November 14, 2016.  See also, Claus, Michelle, Letter: Retired teachers seek to improve education, Buffalo News, November 16, 2016. Group to hold forum on Constitutional Convention, The Post Star, November 15, 2016.

Silberstein, Rachel, Could Trump & Sanders Populism Fuel Constitutional Convention Approval?, Gotham Gazette, November 11, 2016.

Hamblett, Mark, Court Tosses Suit by Lawyer Aspiring to NY Constitutional Convention Seat, New York Law Journal, November 8, 2016.

Harding, Robert, At Auburn forum, candidates seeking to succeed Nozzolio disagree on recall elections, The Citizen, October 23, 2016. [At a candidate forum for New York’s 54th Senate District, both candidates came out against calling for a state constitutional convention.]

Karlin, Rick, Public sector retirees ring alarm bell against constitutional convention, Albany Times Union, September 28, 2016.

Gavin, Robert, Call for constitutional convention and ‘civil Gideon’ for litigants’ lawyers, Albany Times Union, September 27, 2016.

Chaisson, Bill, Time for ConCon?,, September 21, 2016.

Mahoney, Joe, Government reformers want to edit state’s Constitution, Union Sun & Journal, Sept. 17, 2016. Moss, Dick, New Yorkers to vote on constitutional convention in 2017, Democrat & Chronicle, August 28, 2016.

Stashenko, Joel, Benefits of Overhauling NY Constitution Is Focus of Judicial Task Force,, July 19, 2016.

Powell, Nick.  Podcast: Dancing the Con-Con, City & State New York, June 28, 2016.  Discuss Kremer’s “book.”

Mahoney, Joe, Legislature shrugs off ethics-reform push, The Daily Star, June 25, 2016.

Jamele, Chris, Vote on state Consitutional convention approaches, WBFO, June 25, 2016.

Campbell, Jon, Ethics: Historic change or missed chance?Democrat & Chronicle, June 24, 2016.

Yancey, Roy, Arthur Kremer: Constitutional convention would be boondoggle, Newsday, June 23, 2016.

Hamilton, Matthew, Holding a constitutional convention is ‘nothing but a con’, Times Union, June 23, 2016.

Capital Tonight Staff, The Cons of a Constitutional Convention, Warner Cable News, June 27, 2016.

King, David, Cuomo Appears to Give Up on Legislature Closing LLC Loophole, Gotham Gazette, June 22, 2016.

Seiler, Casey, Preparation lagging for Cuomo’s latest route to ethics reform, Times Union, June 20, 2016.

McKinley, Jesse, Some Call Legislative Session a Letdown. Cuomo Sees It Far Differently, New York Times, June 19, 2016.

Flasch, Jane, You Paid For It: How to save New York taxpayers $140 million a year, WHAM, May 24, 2016.

Moore, Justin, Could New York become two separated states?, WKBW, May 14, 2016.

Wooten, Michael, Rally this Saturday in WNY to ‘Divide New York’, WGRZ, May 11, 2016.

Jason, Jordan, New take on dividing NY, The Evening Tribune, April 30, 2016.

Mahoney, Joe, Reform activist calls for constitutional convention, The Daily Star, April 27, 2016.

Public News Service, Where’s Support for New York State Constitutional Convention?, Public News Service, April 20, 2016.

King, David Howard, A Post-Budget Test of the Governor’s Commitment to a Constitutional Convention, Gotham Gazette, April 17, 2016.

Press Release:New Paltz forum will detail paths to possible New York state Constitutional Convention, Daily Freeman News, April 15, 2016.

Evers-Hillstrom, Karl, NYS Bar Association wants to educate voters on Constitutional Convention, Legislative Gazette, April 12, 2016

Wicker, Ryan, NYS Bar Association Asks Governor Cuomo to Create Commission, Empire State News, April 9, 2016.

Wicker, Ryan, Balance of Power Between NYS and Local Governments Has Shifted, Empire State News, April 5, 2016.

Davidsen, Brett, NYS Exposed: Term limits for state lawmakers,, March 28, 2016.

Karmasek, Jessica, New York attorney sues state, city election boards over allegedly unconstitutional election law,, March 22, 2016.

Fink, Zack, Good Government Groups Pushing for Constitutional Convention in Albany, Time Warner Cable News 1, March 2, 2016.

Seiler, Casey, Before a state constitutional convention, a few modest proposals, Albany Times Union, March 1, 2016.

Dewitt, Karen, Constitutional Convention Should Not be Run by Insiders, Groups Say, WXXI News, March 1, 2016. Also aired on WSKG News and on WBFO 88.7.

Seiler, Casey, Interview with Gerald Benjamin on New York Now, WHMT, February 19, 2016. Interview runs from 1:44 to 11:44.

Reisman, Nick, NYSUT Raises Concerns With Con Con, State of Politics, February 10, 2016.

Ewin, Claudine, Poll: Corruption ‘Serious Problem’ in Albany,, February 1, 2016.

NY Gov. Cuomo: constitutional convention a chance for reform, Associated Press, January 15, 2016.

King, David, Cuomo Unveils Ethics Plan to Questions of Follow Through, Gotham Gazette, January 14, 2016.

Mahoney, Bill, Cuomo muted in support of constitutional convention, Politico, December 31, 2015.

[Blog] Maichle, Kyle, New Yorkers Could Have a Constitutional Convention in 2017, Somewhat Reasonable, December 15, 2015.









Twomey, Michael, New York’s Constitutional Convention Vote: Hit or Stand?, City Land, December 14, 2015.

Klepper, David, New York to decide whether to revise state constitution, Associated Press, December 13, 2015.  Carried by numerous media outlets, including and Times Union.  Klepper was also interviewed on WCNY.

Mroziak, Michael,, Lt. Governor urges public to be informed ahead of critical 2017 vote, WBFO, December 9, 2015.

Dewitt, Karen,NYers Will Soon Get Chance to Change State’s Constitution, WAMC, December 7, 2015.

Capital Tonight Staff, Making the Case for a Constitutional Convention, Warner Cable News, December 7, 2015.

Albany has many options when it comes to corruption, Associated Press, December 6, 2015.

Seiler, Casey, Back to the drawing board for state constitution?, Times Union, December 6, 2015.

Plock, Alyssa, Ashley Hupfl, David Klepper, ConConConversation, WCNY, November 20, 2015.  (Host interviews the leading expert on New York’s last constitutional convention in the late 1960s; includes proposals for what a future convention could do; discussion begins at 13:00; ends at 48:29.)

Press Release, Citizen Groups Create Multiyear Campaign to Promote Awareness of the 2017 NYS Constitutional Convention Vote, Rockefeller Institute, September 14, 2015.

Mahoney, Bill, Activist challenges constitutional convention selection process, Politico NY, September 14, 2015.

Seiler, Casey, SAFE Act, constitutional convention suits form Bob Schulz double-header, Times Union, September 14, 2015.

How Anthony Weiner Would End the Cuomo-de Blasio Beef, The Brian Lehrer Show,, August 31, 2015 (host interview with Weiner on convening a New York constitutional convention ends at 12:32, then call-in questions taken, including more host questions, until 25:30).  See also PR firm announces Anthony Weiner’s departure, which came as news to him, Politico, September 16, 2015.

King, David, State Constitutional Convention: Holy Grail or Pandora’s Box?, Gotham Gazette, August 26, 2015.

Dewitt, Karen, Effort begins to publicize next constitutional conventionWRVO Public Media, August 14, 2015

Rogers, Megan, Three questions with David Miranda, Albany lawyer leading the New York’s bar association, Albany Business Review, August 12, 2015.

Stashenko, Joel, State Bar Chooses Members to Study NY Constitution, New York Law Journal, July 28, 2015.

Bar Association president forms committee to study state Constitution, East Niagara Post, July 27, 2015.

Harding, Robert, Poll: Most NY voters support holding constitutional convention,, July 15, 2015.

Astorino talks to Conservatives of potential 2018 run, Capital, February 9, 2015.

Hamilton, Colby, ‘The Capitol Pressroom’ with Susan Arbetter,, March 8, 2012.

Winchester, Laura E., Newstead board offers support for ‘people’s convention’ on reform, Buffalo News, November 29, 2011.

Virkler, Steve, Assembly GOP leader touts constitutional convention plan in Lowville, Watertown Daily Times, October 18, 2011.

Adams, Cindy, “Ex-Gov’s Call: Reform,” New York Post, January 5, 2011.

Precious, Tom, “Can Cuomo outmaneuver Legislature? Lawmakers and special interests have frustrated governors before, and obstacles to a reform agenda are no less daunting this time,” Buffalo News, October 26, 2010.

Precious, Tom, “Cuomo sets out to restore trust in state government,” Buffalo News, May 28, 2010.

McNeill, Harold, “People’s Convention’ for state is pushed; Ordinary citizens seen as force in Albany reform,” Buffalo News, February 19, 2010.

Gormley, Michael, Hearings set concerning a New York “people’s convention”, Associated Press, December 15, 2009.

Interests, Mechanics, Plans And Hopes Convene In Constitutional Convention Effort, City & State, November 25, 2009.

McCarthy, Robert J., “Republican Lazio makes formal entry as contender,” Buffalo News, September 23, 2009. “Rick Lazio Vows to ‘Replace State Government’,” New York Observer, September 22, 2009.

Lovett, Kenneth, Voters Still in a Rage: State gov’t needs big overhaul, roars majority in the state: pollDaily News, September 16, 2009.

Confessore, Nicholas, As Voter Disgust With Albany Rises, So Do Calls for a New Constitution, New York Times, August 23, 2009.

Millman, Jennifer, NYers Tired of “Worst in Nation” Government:, August 19, 2009. Seiler, Casey, Giuliani: It’s time for a constitutional convention, Capitol Confidential, June 24, 2009.

Giuliani calls for New York constitutional convention,, June 24, 2009.

New York State Senate update: How about a constitutional convention? AP, June 24, 2009. “In Preparation for Possible Race Against Andrew, Rudy Echoes Mario,” New York Observer, June 24, 2009.

Adams, Cindy, “If NY Wanted Change, It Would Constitute It,” New York Post, June 24, 2009. Newfield, Jack, “Cuomo Looks Back – And Ahead,” New York Sun, May 21, 2003.

Impact of Constitutional Convention Referendum on Turnout

Guilott, Jeff, Did Constitutional Convention Vote Open Pandora’s Box?, Long Island Press, November 26, 2017.

Mahoney, Bill, Did the constitutional convention vote help Democrats?, Politico New York, November 20, 2017.

Casey, Ashley, What drove people to the polls this year?, Eagle News Online, November 20, 2017.

Campbell, Tom, Jacqui Berger’s Amherst Town Council Victory Highlights Labor’s Hard Work In Western NY, Labor Press, November 19, 2017.

Brand, Rick, Constitutional convention vote drew highest turnout in Suffolk, Newsday, November 14, 2017.

+ Cites the New York State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse.