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White Plains Speaker Cites Importance Of Constitutional Convention

Sally Robinson
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The topic may sound dull and unimportant, but in these tumultuous, changing times -- it may be time for a Constitutional Convention.

That's one line of thought presented by the League of Women Voters of White Plains which has invited the public to attend an information program Tuesday, Feb. 7 on whether to convene a New York State Constitutional Convention.

This program is jointly sponsored by the local Leagues of Harrison, Larchmont/Mamaroneck, New Castle, New Rochelle, Scarsdale and Westchester County League.

There will be time for questions from the audience. For additional information consult the New York State League of Women Voters website, by clicking here www.lwvny.org . The program is free and open to all.

The New York State Constitution mandates that every 20 years voters be presented with the ballot question: “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” This year the question will appear on the ballot in November.

Sally Robinson, vice president of Issues and Advocacy for the League of Women Voters of New York State, will discuss The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of New York State’s Constitutional Convention Question.

Tuesday's forum runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Church Street School Auditorium, 295 Church St. in White Plains.

The state League of Women Voters has not taken a position on whether to support, oppose or remain neutral on the question of holding a constitutional convention and so LWVNYS’s goal at this time is to educate members of the public about important aspects of the question and to assist the League in its decision on what, if any, position the League will take on the question of convening a constitutional convention.

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