Elected officials in southeast Queens are hosting a forum about the upcoming vote on a New York State Constitution Convention.
On November 7th, Election Day, New York voters will decide whether or not to have a “Con-Con,” a once-in-20-years opportunity to open up the New York State Constitution and implement changes.
“It is important to educate our communities on what a constitutional convention is and how it could affect their lives in New York State,” said Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman. “Many New Yorkers may not be aware of this important ballot referendum and the impact this may have on key issues affecting their employment, pensions and their families.”
The forum will feature a panel from leaders in labor, law and academia, who will discuss what’s at stake.
Labor unions have banded together to strongly oppose the Con-Con, fearing that strong labor protections will be stripped away. Some good government and progressive groups are in favor, believing it’s a chance to enact important state reforms that would not otherwise pass the Republican-controlled State Senate.
The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Robert Ross-Johnson Family Life Center in Jamaica.