Calling a Constitutional Convention in New York: The Process and the Issues

Peter Galie, Professor Emeritus Canisius College will be discussing the process and issues surrounding the upcomming vote on whether voters should call for a convetion to update the New York State Constitution. The current constitution dates from 1894, amended in 1938. It provides voters the opportunity to call for a convention to amend the Constitution every 20 years. This is the year, and a measure is on the ballot for the Tuesday November 7 general election. 

Professor Galie has a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is author of numerous articles in the area of state constitutional law and three books:  Ordered Liberty: A Constitutional History of New York (Fordham University Press, 1996); The New York Constitution: A Commentary, with Christopher Bopst, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2012); and co-editor with Christopher Bopst and Gerald Benjamin, New York's Broken Constitution: The Crisis in State Government and the Path To Renewed Greatness (SUNY Press, 2016).

(This event was originally scheduled for October 3.) 

Thursday, October 12 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Reed Library, Japanese Garden Room
Reed Library, Fredonia, NY 14063