Program on Proposed Constitutional Convention: Wed. Oct. 18, 5 PM, Otsego Grille, Morris Hall, SUNY Oneonta

The public is invited to an important program on the proposed Constitutional Convention on Wednesday, October 18th from 5 PM-6:30 PM in the Otsego Grille, Morris Hall, SUNY Oneonta.
The New York State Constitution establishes our fundamental rights as citizens of this state. These include rights to a free public education, health care, collective bargaining, environmental protections, pension security, and many other basic protections. Come learn about and discuss the rights we currently have, potential threats to those rights, popular issues motivating convention supporters, who is likely to serve as delegates to a NYS Constitutional Convention, and the groups involved in convention lobbying.
The panel will include New York State Senator James Seward; State UUP President Fred Kowal; Tyra A. Olstad, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, SUNY Oneonta; and Elizabeth Bloom, Chair, Education Department, Hartwick College. UUP Oneonta Chapter President and SUNY Oneonta History Professor Bill Simons will moderate the discussion. A questions-and-answer session will follow the panelists’ remarks. Admission is free, and the event is open to all.
Program sponsors include UUP Oneonta, Oneonta Area NAACP, SUNY Oneonta Department of Secondary Education and Educational Technology, Hartwick College Education Department, Oneonta Area for Public Education, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Teachers Association, UUP Cobleskill, Tri-County Women’s Coalition, SUNY Oneonta History Department, Sidney Teacher Association, UUP Delhi, SUNY Oneonta Political Science Department, UUP Albany, SUNY Oneonta Department of Africana & Latino Studies, Sherburne-Earlville Teachers Association, SUNY Oneonta Sociology Department, Cobleskill-Richmondville Teachers’ Association, Norwich Educators Organization, Morris Teachers Association, Bainbridge-Guilford Teachers Association, and Oneonta Teachers Association.