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Lunch and Issues

Peter Galie will discuss the New York State Constitutional Convention

Friday, January 13, 2017
11:30 a.m. registration

Scotch 'n Sirloin Restaurant
3999 Maple Road, Amherst, 14226

Every 20 years, New Yorkers decide whether or not there should be a constitutional convention. Even though the vote is a year away, now is the time for us to study the issue and send our input to the State League, which will be deciding in March whether we will support, oppose, or remain neutral on this ballot proposal.

Peter J. Galie, professor emeritus and former chairman of the political science department at Canisius College, is one of the state's leading experts on the history of the New York State Constitution and the mechanics of how a constitutional convention works. He has authored, co-authored, or edited too many leading books and papers on the Constitution to list here, so we'll just mention that his latest such project, as editor of New York's Broken Constitution, is being released by SUNY Press this month.

[NY State Capitol Building]

Make reservations by noon on Tuesday, January 10, by calling the League office at 986-4898 or online here.

Luncheon cost is $20. Pay at the door with cash or check to LWVBN. To attend the program only (no charge), call 986-4898.

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