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Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza SpaldinWhole World
Herbie Hancock feat. Susan Tedeschi/ Derek TrucksSpace Captain

Radiothon special on the Constitutional Convention explained, feat. League of Women Voters representatives Nancy Marr and Carol Mellor.

New York State’s Constitutional Convention Question: Get the Facts (9/22/2017): http://www.lwvny.org/programs-studies/concon/2017/ConstitutionalConven_b...

Press Release: LWVNYS to Support 2017 Con Con Ballot Proposal (3/27/2017) : http://www.lwvny.org/programs-studies/concon/2017/Press-Con-con_032717.p...

To find out more about Con Con Education, Click here: http://www.lwvny.org/programs-studies/con-con-edu.html

Every 20 years New York state constitution sets a state-wide referendum on whether or not to convene a Constitutional Convention.

On November 7th this will be one of the 3 ballot propositions on the ballot.

Ours hasn’t been amended since 1938, and unlike other states, NY doesn’t have a process where We The People of NYS can introduce amendments through referendums.

Legislature has failed to pass many laws to protect and defend our rights because NYS is governed by 3 man in a room:

- the governor
- the speaker of the assembly
- the senate majority leader

They set the agenda, so the only way to see legislation go through is to pass through them, or, well, a state constitutional convention!

Although the unions are trying to scare y’all of losing your pensions because the union bosses don’t want to diminish their stronghold in the NYS political arena, they know that much more could be achieved for ALL labor in NY through a convention. Historically on every convention we have added, not taken away, all these rights we so cherish.

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The League of Women Voters is a citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage citizens in decisions that impact their lives.  The League operates at national, state and local levels through more than 800 state and local Leagues, in all 50 states as well in DC, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong.  
Formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the centerpiece of the League’s efforts remain to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans. We do this at all three levels of government, engaging in both broad educational efforts as well as advocacy.

Carol Mellor – Grassroots Director Carol Mellor joined the State Board of the League of Women Voters of New York after having served as President of the Hamptons local for four years. A member of the Hamptons local since she moved to the East End of Long Island, she also served on the Board of Directors for two years before becoming president. She was a member of the national study committee on the National Popular Vote. Carol is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to practice before the federal courts in the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Her practice has, in the past, included litigation of constitutional issues, criminal appeals work and municipal employment law. She now specializes in wills, trusts and estates.

Nancy Marr is currently the president of the League of Women Voters of Brookhaven and Vice President of the Suffolk County League. She was cofounder and director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Bellport Area from 1978 to 1999. She has a masters degree in History from Stony Brook University and is a member of the Greater Bellport Coalition, the South Country Community Land Trust and other local organizations that improve the community