Yet another poll shows strong support for a NY State Constitutional Convention — 68% this time!
I do not refer to a Constitutional Convention as “Con-Con” as many in the media do because the definition of the word “con” is to persuade (someone) to do or believe something, typically by use of a deception. –Ed
Read the Rochester Business Journal Snap Poll that shows strong support for a State Constitutional Convention at the following link:
Another only in New York …
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found guilty by a jury in May of 2016, never serving a single day for the crimes he committed is free as a bird because of a federal appeals court ruling.
We the people of New York have justice that is proportional to our collective knowledge of state government. –Ed
More info available at: http://nypost.com/2017/07/13/the-evidence-still-shows-shelly-silver-is-guilty-guilty-guilty/
Christopher Bopst (pictured above) and Peter J. Galie have written an article showing the likely cost of a convention to be $55 Million, as opposed to the erroneously propagated $350 Million cost.
Is $55 Million ( $2.75 per New Yorker ) too high a cost for a process that could lead to a state constitution that secures freedom and prosperity for future generations? –Ed
Read the source article at http://www.rockinst.org/observations/galie/2017-07-07_galie.aspx
Dave Debo of WBEN 930AM Radio – western New York discusses State Constitutional Convention with Prof Galie, Attorney Bopst and answers listeners questions .
Listen at the following link http://www.wben.com/media/audio-channel/does-nys-need-constitutional-convention-prof-peter-galie-atty-christopher-bopst
The New York State Bar Association is calling for a state Constitutional Convention, because New York “should not forfeit this rare, generational opportunity to modernize and significantly improve the Constitution that forms the foundation of state government.”
On November 7, New Yorkers will vote on whether to authorize a Constitutional Convention which, if approved, would be the state’s 10th Constitutional Convention since 1777.
At its June 17, 2017 meeting in Cooperstown, the Association’s House of Delegates voted 111 to 28 (with one member abstaining) to endorse a Constitutional Convention, or “ConCon.” A day earlier, its Executive Committee voted unanimously to support a convention.
“As an association of attorneys, we are acutely aware of the shortcomings of the state Constitution, which touches on the lives of every New Yorker. A convention would focus public attention on ways to modernize and improve the operations of state government, especially our court system,” said State Bar President Sharon Stern Gerstman of Buffalo.
… for the rest of the article click this link http://www.nysba.org/CustomTemplates/SecondaryStandard.aspx?id=73790
Pictured above is NYSBA constitutional committee leader Henry M. Greenberg, Esq. His committee’s report is available at the following link.
A related article is available at the following link:
Read the article by constitutional scholars Peter J. Galie and Christopher Bopst at the following link
62% Vote YES for New York State constitutional convention according to recent Siena poll (Siena Collage Research Institute).
Pictured above is Dr. Don Levy, the director of the Siena College Research Institute.
Note: Typical of the left media, the poll is buried below positive spin Cuomo polling. Read source at https://www.siena.edu/news-events/article/cuomo-ratings-all-up-favorability-best-in-three-years