New York Constitutional Convention
Under New York’s constitution, every twenty years voters get an opportunity to decide if they wish to overhaul — or tinker with — their state constitution. The below "roadmap" offers a basic view on how that process works. You can hover your cursor over each number to get more detail on each of the "stops" along the way to "Conventionland."
In addition to getting more information by clicking on numbers on the game board, please take a look at our short Guide to the New York State Convention Process.
We offer this a an educational service to all New Yorkers.
Blair Horner discusses the November 6th election and NYPIRG's 45th Anniversary (Hudson Mohawk Magazine, November 15, 2018)
State panel considers pay raises for lawmakers, others (Newsday, November 13, 2018)
Panel considers first raise for state lawmakers in almost 20 years (The Buffalo News, November 13, 2018)
Legislators debate pay raise issue (ABC News 10, November 13, 2018)
Census 2020 information event coming to Staten Island (Staten Island Advance, November 10, 2018)
State Commission to Decide on State Lawmaker Increases (Spectrum News, November 8, 2018)
Cuomo won more votes than any governor in NY history (City & State, November 7, 2018)
NYPIRG's Russ Haven discusses the impact of the 2018 election on NYS (The Sanctuary for Independent Media, November 7, 2018)
NYPIRG and Common Cause talk voting rights and election reform on Capitol Pressroom (WCNY, November 6, 2018)
Vote Yes Three Times to Improve New York City Democracy (Gotham Gazette, November 5, 2018)
Will NYC voters 'tune out" Tuesday’s election? (The Legislative Gazette, November 5, 2018)
How NY's enrollment surge could influence key House races (WGRZ, November 2, 2018)
The largest donors to New York candidates (City & State, November 1, 2018)
NYPIRG discusses NYC ballot questions 1 and 2 for November 6 election (WBAI, November 1, 2018)
The corrosive nature of money in politics is on display again (Poughkeepsie Journal, October 30, 2018)
The (Poor) State of Ethics in New York (Spectrum News, October 24, 2018)
The $100 Million Man: How Cuomo's campaign war chest became one of the nation's largest (Democrat & Chronicle, October 18, 2018)
Deadline to Register to Vote in NY for November Elections is Tonight (NY1, October 12, 2018)
Final voter registration drive push before Friday deadline (NY1, October 11, 2018)
'What if he left a bag of money?' Judges struggle to define bribery (New York Post, October 4, 2018)
State Lawmakers Ranked Third Highest Paid in the Nation, Overwhelming Number of State Lawmakers Report No, or Little, Outside Income
NYPIRG's 2018 Legislative Review
As End of Legislative Session Draws Near, NYPIRG and Other Civic Organizations Call for Overhaul of Ethics Enforcement to Restore Public Trust in Government
New York's leading civic organizations call for action to respond to the state's corruption crises.
Roadmap to Reform
NYPIRG and other leading civic organizations respond to the important ethics issues raised during the Joseph Percoco trial, which went to the jury today.
News Release: As Percoco trial begins, Reformers call for strong anti-corruption measures
News Release: Watchdog Groups Unveil "roadmap" to Curbing Corruption In New York, Kicking Off Their Restore Public Trust Campaign
Letter: Watchdog Groups Call for "Restore Public Trust" Reforms in Albany
News Release: Nearly 1.8 Million New Yorkers Without Full Representation
Read Our Voters Guide to the Proposed 2017 Ballot Questions
Tale of the Tape: NYPIRG 2017 Legislative Review
NYPIRG and other good government groups call for the NYS Senate to end the practice of diverting stipends for committee chairs to other committee members
Blair Horner discusses Albany politics and the importance of voting on "It's Your System"
Watchdog Groups Call on Senate and Assembly Leaders to Hold Emergency Oversight Hearing On Allegations of Historic Bid-Rigging Scandals and Clean Contracting Reforms
NYPIRG's 2016 Legislative Review & Release of "Legislative Profiles"
Gov't Reform Groups Call for Corruption-Busting Reform Package Now
Albany Money Machine 2016 (PDF)
REFORMERS CALL ON GOVERNOR, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TO HOLD PUBLIC LEADERS' MEETINGS TO OPENLY ADDRESS STATE ETHICS REFORM
NYPIRG REACTION TO SENATOR SKELOS'S CONVICTION