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Debate: NYS Constitutional Convention

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:00pm

Professor Gerald Benjamin & Michael Grubiak Debate

What’s all this fuss about a Constitutional Convention, and why do so many seem to have such strong feelings? What would it mean for New Yorkers?

In November, New Yorkers will head to the polls to decide on a very significant question that most are only dimly aware of: whether to hold a state constitutional convention, the first in a half-century.​ ​The convention, or Con Con, as it’s known in political circles, is an opportunity to make profound, long-lasting, and much-needed changes to New York’s outdated state constitution — or open a Pandora’s box that could doom working people forever, depending on whom you ask.

Join us in the Seelig Theater for a debate between Professor Gerald Benjamin, Associate Vice President for Regional Engagement, and Michael Grubiak, Regional Political Organizer from NYSUT (New York State United Teachers).

The debate will take place Wednesday, October 11th, at 6pm. Seelig Theater is located on the SUNY Sullivan campus at 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759.

The Debate