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PEER Forum on New York Constitutional Convention
September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
What’s a ConCon?!
Every 20 years, New Yorkers vote on whether or not our state should have a Constitutional Convention. A convention is a lengthy process whereby reps from each CD work together to develop changes to our NYS constitution. After which, the public votes on these changes.
This November, New Yorkers will vote on whether or not NY should start this process with a constitutional convention.
PEER will host a moderated Panel on ConCon, with Pro & Con representatives. An historic overview of past NYS constitutional conventions will be presented by Laura Leever, PEER treasurer. Joining us will be John T. O’Malley, from CWA Local 1180 and Ann Sandford, LWVH.
John T. O’Malley is the Legislative Coordinator for the Communications Workers of America, Local 1180, in NYC. Prior to that, he served as the Legislative and Political Coordinator for CWA Local 1120, in Poughkeepsie, NY. He Is liaison to many coalitions including AFLCIO, WFP, NYPAN, and NY PEC. O’Malley is a certified trainer on the subject of Runaway Inequality. O’Malley is also a professionally trained Mediator and Arbitrator. He presides over community mediations, workplace mediations, and Lemon Law arbitrations and attorney/client fee disputes with the Dispute Resolution Center and NYSDRA.
PEER committees will give brief reports on their recent and upcoming efforts, after the panel including our Community Conversations on Voter Registration, Canvassing, and the NY Health Act.
PEER, Progressive East End Reformers, is a multi-issue, grassroots organization committed to advocating for social, racial, environmental, and economic justice for all through electoral politics and activist, issue-oriented engagements. PEER believes ALL issues are interconnected and strives to help build diverse coalitions on important issues, and to work with all groups with shared values.