THIS AFFECTS EVERY PUBLIC EMPLOYEE IN NEW YORK STATE
The 2017 election will include a Constitutional Convention Ballot Question.
It is important the every voter understands the facts about what a Constitutional Convention really means.
Under the New York State Constitution (Article 19, §2), every 20 years the people of the Empire State are asked a seemingly simple ballot question; “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend same?”
These twelve simple words that will appear on the top of the ballot on November 7, 2017, will have a huge impact on not just NYSUT members, but every citizen of the state. From teachers and school staff, to the children who will be entering pre-K the very next year, all of us will have a stake in the outcome of this important vote.