This November, NY voters will vote yes or no on an important ballot question. Once every 20 years, NY voters can choose to hold a Constitutional Convention. The “con con” is an opportunity to make profound, long-lasting and much-needed reforms to changes to an outdated constitution, or as others see it, the opening of a Pandora’s box that could lead to the weakening of rights and protections.
Speaking in support of holding a Constitutional Convetion, Dr. Gerald Benjamin, professor of political science at SUNY New Paltz.
Speaking in opposition to holding a Constitutional Convention is John Sheehan, Director of Communications for the Adirondack Council.
This debate is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Cultural Affairs Committee of Clinton Community College, Phi Theta Kappa Chapter at Clinton Community College, and the Honors Student Association of SUNY Plattsburgh.
Watch our forum from May on the issues behind the Constitutional Convention: