HOME RULE

HOME RULE

We must strengthen Home Rule for NYC and other cities in our State. What is Home Rule? Under our current NY State constitution, localities are granted Home Rule. This means that cities like NYC, Buffalo, Syracuse, and more have the right to make their own legislative...
AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN NEW YORK STATE

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN NEW YORK STATE

In the 1938 Constitutional Convention, an amendment was added to our state constitution saying that “the aid, care, and support of the needy” was the responsibility of the government. In the 1970s, advocates for the homeless argued successfully that this clause in our...
Why We Say Yes To A New York State Constitutional Convention

Why We Say Yes To A New York State Constitutional Convention

The founding fathers believed that we have an inalienable right to alter our government. It is an inherent and critical aspect of democracy. In New York, our state constitution calls for a referendum (a vote) every 20 years to decide whether a Constitutional...
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