From Gotham Gazette: Constitutional Convention Absent from Cuomo’s 2017 Agenda

January 19, 2017 | by Rachel Silberstein Gov. Cuomo (photo: Governor’s Office) Though he has expressed support in the past for a “yes” vote for a constitutional convention on this year’s ballot, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s newly revealed 2017 agenda and 2017-2018 budget provide no indication that such support continues. Last year, Cuomo backed a constitutional […]Read More »

Speaker Mark-Viverito, Council Members, EffectiveNY, Eleanor’s Legacy, and the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund Announce New Effort to Elect More Women to New York City Council

QUEENS – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, Council Member Margaret Chin and a coalition of women’s organizations and good government advocates today unveiled ,”21 in ’21,” a new initiative designed to encourage more women to run for local City Council seats. The Five Founders: (left to right) Morgan Pehme, […]Read More »

Hoosick Falls Kids Call for Constitutional Right to Clean Water

Environmental Advocates of New York and EffectiveNY Team Up in Push for Constitutional Amendment “At home we drink bottled water, we basically do all the stuff with bottled water” says 10-year-old Hoosick Falls resident, Ashlynn Sagendorf, more than a year after residents first learned they had been drinking water contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Environmental […]Read More »

Bill Samuels Launches Campaign to Innovate and Reform Albany with Radio Series on 2017 Constitution Vote

Samuels’ “Effective Radio” Show Seguing to Monthly 2-Hour Special Aimed at Enacting Bold Statewide Policy Changes and Educating New Yorkers about “People’s Convention” Progressive activist Bill Samuels announced today that his weekly radio show on AM970 The Answer “Effective Radio” will relaunch on the evening of November 30, 2016 as a special two-hour-long monthly series […]Read More »

After slow start, Cuomo retirement commission gets moving

Director of the New York state budget division, Mary Beth Labate. | AP Photo/Mike Groll By JIMMY VIELKIND 08/19/16 05:15 AM EDT ALBANY — A state commission to tackle retirement security plans to hold its first meeting next month, eight months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the commission during his State of the State speech. […]Read More »

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