I am also gravely concerned and I am asking the paper to vigorously oppose an upcoming vote, and give proper attention as this free press always does.
I am writing to you in hopes of shedding light on a vote this Nov. 7 called the Constitutional Convention, which happens every 20 years.
This would, if voted yes, open up disastrous dialogue and have very damaging repercussions. It could affect guaranteed pensions, the right to collective bargaining, drastically change workers compensation, guaranteed public education and standards, social welfare programs that protect the most vulnerable, and environmental protections, as well as change the balance of power of the state.
Under the state Constitution, every 20 years the people are asked a seemingly innocuous ballot question: “Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend same?” It’s an option, but it’s not the only way to update the Constitution.
With this being an off year for elections, voter turnout is more important than ever.
I hope the community rallies together and votes NO to keep in place the great things that awards its citizens the things that have been slowly taken away over time throughout the country, and make New York state a wonderful place to live.
Sean A. Miller
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