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On November 7th, New Yorkers will be asked to vote on Proposition 1, deciding whether NY should hold a Constitutional Convention.

In these turbulent political times, it is tempting to throw caution to the wind and shake up the status quo in the hopes that change will bring about progress. However, when it comes to the Constitutional Convention this year, it’s important to question just what it is we are voting for, and what kind of chaos the Convention may invite into our state.

Every twenty years, we have the opportunity to vote on a Constitutional Convention. We have only voted yes five times in the last 150 times, and rejected the revisions the delegates proposed four of those times. For good reason: it’s a bad idea.

Why? Because there are no guidelines for holding a convention.

We do not know who would run it or who the delegates may be. Without rules, nepotism, cronyism, and corruption would be

given free reign.

In voting yes, we open the doors to special interests whose vested purposes are for individual and corporate gain.

With delegate salaries poised to pay out approximately $80,000 on top of their current salaries (with taxpayers footing the bill), it is a potential economic catastrophe that could cripple this already

cash-strapped state while benefitting very few.

A yes vote is to give a blank check to political insiders and hope for the best. We know better.

Vote No on Prop 1.

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Noel DiGerolamo
President
Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association

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