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



General Voting Guides On The

November 7, 2017 Referendum


Getachew, DeNora, and Bonnie Mills, What’s This About A State Constitutional Convention? A Lesson Package to Educate New York’s Voters Young & Old about This Rare Automatic Ballot Question, Generation Citizen, October 10, 2017.

General Election 2017 Ballot Proposals, New York City Campaign Finance Board.

Proposal 1: Calling a State Constitutional Convention–Pro & Con , New York City Campaign Finance Board.

Know The Facts: The New York State Constitutional Convention, Who’s on the Ballot, October 23, 2017. 2017 Statewide Ballot Proposals, New York State Board of Elections.

Voters Guide New York 2017, New York Public Interest Research Group/NYPIRG, September 27, 2017.

“Constitutional Convention” in New York City Voter Registration Training Guide, League of Women Voters of the City of New York, January 2017, p. 32.


Myth/Reality Essays On The

November 7, 2017 Referendum


Reports On The

November 7, 2017 Referendum


Vote Yes

Best Print Guide: Your Official Guide to the NYS Constitutional Convention Vote,, October 31, 2017.

Best Webinar: NY Constitutional Convention Presentation,  Description: Former Judge Carmen Ciparick of the NY Court of Appeals
Evan Davis, Former Counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo, Oct 17, 2017.

Best Pro & Con Bar Association Analysis: Report of the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on the New York State Constitutional Convention, June 14, 2017.  See also Report and Recommendations Concerning Whether New Yorkers Should Approve the 2017 Ballot Question Calling for a Constitutional Convention,  New York State Bar Association’s Committee on the New York State Constitution, April 20, 2017.

Best Think Tank Analysis: Malatras, Jim, editor, Decision ’17: The Citizens’ Guide to the Constitutional Convention, Rockefeller Institute, October 6, 2017.  This report compiles previously published articles, mostly on the Rockefeller Institute’s blog.  Congrats to three contributors–Gerald Benjamin, Peter Galie, and Christopher Bopst–who are alumni board members of, this website’s parent organization.

Vote No

Best Magazine Cover Story: NYSUT United.  See also: Public Employee Press and CSEA Workforce Magazine.

Best Podcast: NYSUT Mac Podcast. Description: In this episode: a conversation with elementary teacher and newly-elected Assemblymember Christine Pellegrino; stories from retired union leader Rod Sherman, the first in our “NYSUT Legends” series; and a look at how the idea of a Constitutional Convention in New York State has brought together some unlikely allies in opposition. We’re excited to bring you these stories and conversations of NYSUT activism and advocacy from around New York State.

Best Webinar: Giachetti, Jason, Constitutional Convention: What You Need to Know (endorsed by NYSUT’s former president).


One Hundred and Six Ideas for Constitutional Change, Rockefeller Institute, September 26, 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.

The People’s Convention: An Overview of the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of New York State’s Constitutional Convention Question, League of Women Voters of the City of New York, November 2016.


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November 7, 2017 Referendum