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Letter: Lack of information led to defeat of convention

Lack of information led to defeat of convention

Voter suppression by unions and politicians defeated the constitutional convention. The electorate was not properly informed of the timeline and process required to conduct a constitutional convention.

Voters were led to believe a “yes” vote would lead to loss of health benefits and union rights and government abuses of power. A “yes” vote would have begun a process that would have taken at least two years to complete.

If approved, the next step was selection of delegates to draft legislation to change the New York State Constitution.

Unions and political parties successfully suppressed voters’ rights, allowing another 20-year wait. Now they can celebrate with a party like the one in their scare tactic ads.

Are you proud of yourselves now?

Mary A. Kless


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