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Nuts, Bolts and Monkey Wrenches of a NY State Constitutional Convention

Presented by

The League of Women Voters of Rochester Metro Area (LWV-RMA) and The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester (TIAR)

A public forum on the 2017 ballot proposition “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” 

Our distinguished panelists:

Peter J. Galie, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Canisius College
The Honorable Brian M. Kolb, Assemblyman of the 131st District and the Assembly Minority Leader

  • What is in the New York State Constitution?
  • Does the current Constitution helps and/or hinder effective and efficient governance of the state?
  • If the voters approve holding a Constitutional Convention, what is the process for convening a Constitutional Convention?
  • How would delegates be chosen?
  • What issues are likely to be discussed at the Convention?
  • Can the Convention be limited in what it can propose?
  • How are the proposed changes presented to the voters?
  • What’s the timetable?

Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Asbury First United Methodist Church
1050 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Handicapped Accessible/Parking in Rear

Registration is requested.
Click here to register.  

To help you make an informed vote:

Attend or watch a League-sponsored Candidate Forum

Sunday, October 11 at 6:30 pm for County Legislator candidates
at Henrietta United Church of Christ
1400 Lehigh Station Road
Henrietta, NY 14467

co-sponsored with The Children’s Agenda’s Interfaith Collaborative and Henrietta United Church of Christ and TIAR
Click here for more information

Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 PM
at the Strong Museum
co-sponsored with the Center for Disability Rights
Click here for more information

Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 PM
WROC-TV and LWV-RMA Live, Televised Debate of County Executive Candidates

And visit Vote 411, the League of Women Voters' electronic voter guide. Vote 411 allows voters to find out what elections will be on their ballot and compare candidates.

The Fair Election Practices Campaign 2015 has started!

Click here to see the list of candidates who have signed the 2015 FEPC Pledge and here for news articles and complaints.

Sheila Abeling, our VP and Election Services Chair and Neil Jaschik of TIAR, were guests on 'Connections with Evan Dawson', WXXI-1370AM, on August 18th.   Sheila and Neil discussed the Fair Election Practices Campaign (FEPC). If you missed the broadcast, you can listen here.

Our own YouTube channel

The League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area proudly announces that we have our own YouTube channel where you can view our past forums. Our April forum, "The 5th Anniversary of the
Affordable Care Act: Challenges of Implementation," is now available.


The League is a nonpartisan, political organization which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is NOT limited to women — men can join in the fight as well.

League of Women Voters of New York State September Voter is now available.

The Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking has published the second edition of its newsletter. Click here to view it.

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