ISSUE 33: Can you do the Con-Con?

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Unconventional.

A constitutional convention (aka a "Con-Con") is 1 of only 2 ways to amend the New York State constitution. Every 20 years, NYers have the chance to vote on whether or not to hold a constitutional convention, and 2017 is one of those years. So Con-Cons are especially relevant right now for New Yorkers, and this week we’re explaining what they are, how they work, who’s for them, and who’s against them. Brace yourself: there’s not a clear Dem–GOP line.