New York Constitutional Convention
Under New York’s constitution, every twenty years voters get an opportunity to decide if they wish to overhaul — or tinker with — their state constitution. The below "roadmap" offers a basic view on how that process works. You can hover your cursor over each number to get more detail on each of the "stops" along the way to "Conventionland."
In addition to getting more information by clicking on numbers on the game board, please take a look at our short Guide to the New York State Convention Process.
We offer this a an educational service to all New Yorkers.
Advocates want New York to expand its “bottle bill” next session (WAMC, November 29, 2022)
Governor Hochul moves from campaigning to governing (WAMC, November 28, 2022)
Groups ramp up efforts on wrongful death bill as signing deadline looms (Albany Times-Union, November 28, 2022)
Hochul wields veto pen after being safely elected to full term (NY 1, November 28, 2022)
Campaign donations, spending in NY governor's race highest in 20 years (Newsday, November 28, 2022)
Supreme Court to hear Ciminelli, Percoco appeals – and decide shape of federal corruption laws (The Buffalo News, November 27, 2022)
Governor Hochul Signs Precedent-Setting Cryptomining Moratorium (Niagara Reporter, November 24, 2022)
New York kicks off its new voluntary system of public financing of elections (WAMC, November 21, 2022)
Advocates Call For Bottle Bill Modernization (WNY News, November 22, 2022)
Environmental advocates call on Gov. Hochul to modernize the Bottle Bill (Erie News Now, November 22, 2022)
Advocates call for update to New York's "bottle bill" (CBS 6 Albany, November 21, 2022)
Why advocates want to expand New York's bottle deposit law (Spectrum News, November 21, 2022)
NY's ranking in hospital safety grades improves, but far from best in U.S. (Poughkeepsie Journal, November 21, 2022)
Hochul faces many issues in first full term (Oneonta Daily Star, November 21, 2022)
CNY advocates push for statewide climate initiatives (WRVO, November 20, 2022)
Purple Districts, Motivated Voters and Polarizing Issues — Experts Unpack Hudson Valley Election Results (The Legislative Gazette, November 18, 2022)
Climate organizations raise awareness on campaign addressing climate change (The Daily Orange, November 17, 2022)
Coalición exige tiempos de espera de trenes y buses no mayores de seis minutos (El Diario, November 17, 2022)
Gov. Hochul should empower consumers (New York Daily News, November 16, 2022)
Advocates, lawmakers push for billions in funding to fight climate change (Spectrum News, November 16, 2022)
NYPIRG Applauds Passage of Environmental Bond Act, Urges Gov and Lawmakers to Act on Additional Measures
126 Groups Urge Governor & CAC to Support All-Electric Buildings Start in 2024
UPCOMING EVENTS! Securing Our Future: Saving Social Security from the Chopping Block
Watchdogs Ask New Members of Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government to Reset Expectations about NYS Ethics Oversight Groups’ Recommendations Would Improve Enforcement, Transparency, and Training
Reform groups urge the new state ethics commission to get to work this month
NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and TransitCenter Release 17th Annual Pokey and Schleppie Awards on Bus Performance
Governor Approves Three Steps Toward Meeting Goals of Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act (CLCPA) NYPIRG Applauds Move and Urges Governor to Sign Cryptocurrency Moratorium Act, and Include All-Electric Building Act and EV Car Charging Station Expansion Bill in 2023 Executive Budget
Policy Close Up: Climate Scorecard 2022
NYPIRG Submits 2022 Climate Action Council Draft Scoping Plan Comments
NYPIRG Releases “Albany Money Machine” Albany Fundraising Fires up, Despite Pandemic 137 Fundraisers in Albany, or Virtual, or by Leadership During 2022 New “Normal” a Lot Like the Old One
Straphangers Campaign Hosts Bus Lane Painting Party — Celebrate Plans for 20 Miles of New Bus Lanes in 2022
State Court Rules DEC Can Deny Permit on Danskammer Fracked Gas Power Plant as It Undermines NYS's Climate Law
NEW! NYPIRG's updated Legislative Profiles offer New Yorkers a “one-stop” opportunity to conveniently examine publicly-available information on their state legislators.
Tale of the Tape: NYPIRG’S 2022 Legislative Review Number of Bills that Passed Both Houses Increased
Governor's Use of Emergency "Messages of Necessity" Jumps
Governor's Use of Emergency "Messages of Necessity" Jumps
NYPIRG reacts to the environmental actions of the 2022 session. The State Legislature passed three major bills in the last days of session which place New York in the national forefront on energy efficient standards, expansion of geothermal renewable energy, union just transition, and hit the appropriate pause button on cryptocurrency mining.
VICTORY! News Release: NYPIRG Celebrates Passage of Right to Repair Bill by NYS Legislature
Release: Mayday Distress Signal for Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Without Passage of All-Electric Buildings Act this Session
NYPIRG and over 50 other environmental and community organizations call on Governor Hochul and state legislative leaders to make the climate polluters pay. NYPIRG also joined state Senator Krueger and Assemblymember Dinowitz calling for the oil, gas, and coal industries to be held financially liable for the costs of global warming
*UPDATE: NYPIRG will be working with Donald Ross’ family and friends to organize an event celebrating his life. We are planning on the event occurring sometime in the early fall.
NYPIRG, Statewide Groups and Legislators Hold 40th Birthday Party for the “Bottle Bill” Advocates Call on State Legislature to Pass Bill This Session to Expand and Modernize NY’s Most Successful Recycling and Extended Producer Responsibility Law