Right to Write: New York State Constitutional Convention 2017

September 27, 2017 12 – 5 p.m.

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  • Open to Nazareth Community Only
  • Attendance is Free

Every 20 years, New York residents have the right to vote on whether or not to hold a Constitutional Convention to rewrite our state’s constitution. In advance of this year’s referendum, we will be holding a Right to Write session in the Writing Center (library basement) to garner awareness about this crucial vote. During the session, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the pros and cons of having a constitutional convention —should we break up New York state? Should we change New York labor laws? Should New York guarantee access to healthcare? We will also be registering students to vote, making posters, eating pizza, and writing our representatives to endorse or oppose the convention.

Sponsored by the Political Science Department, the Library, the Writing Center, and the Center for Civic Engagement

Dr. Paul Gordon Kramer,