Should New York Have A Constitutional Convention?
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Should New York State hold a Constitutional Convention?
The question has sparked a vigorous debate as voters prepare to tackle the issue this November. Proposal 1, as it will be seen on the ballot, has united some strange bedfellows. In an off-election year, it's been the focal point for many organizations from environmental groups to a slew of unions, mostly against the idea.
This week on the program we'll hear from four voices: two for and two against a convention. Jerry Benjamin of SUNY New Paltz, Bill Samuels of Effective New York, Donna Lieberman of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and former Assemblyman Jerry Kremer recently held a discussion at the Times Union Media Center to debate the topic.
Tune in this weekend on your local PBS station.