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Constitution Convention Debate--podcast

Every 20 years, New York voters are faced with the constitutionally mandated question: Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?  To answer the question, November 7, 2017 voters in New York State will vote on whether or not to constitute a state constitutional convention (ConCon).  
On October 10, 2017 a constitutional convention debate took place at the Riverhead library in Riverhead, NY.  The event was sponsored by Indivisible North Fork, moderated by the League of Women Voters, recorded by WPKN radio and produced by WPKN News.  The 90-minute recording has been divided into five segments to facilitate listening.
Please contact Tony Ernst for further information.
1) Laura V (Indivisible NoFo) and Cathy Peacock (LVWH) (2:47) 2) Overview - Laura Leever (PEER)  (21:23) 3) Paul Pecorelli NYSUT AGAINST ConCon  (10:37) 4) Art Chang - Citizens Union - FOR ConCon  (10:22) 5) Q&A and summary statements   (45:31)…

October 2017

Tuesday October 17, 2017  (Thanks to volunteers Trace Alford and Danniella Tompos)

On tonight’s news: Blumenthal Defends Press Freedom; Wall Street Issues Connecticut Another Warning; State to permit Puerto Rican teachers to work in New York schools; and, Bay Shore affordable housing aimed at LGBT seniors  
CT News Junkie reports:
Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal asked the Federal Communications Commission on Monday, to publicly affirm its support for the First Amendment following President Trump's recent tweets calling into question media outlets for their news reporting. Mr. Blumenthal said the President's calls to revoke broadcaster licenses based on speech content are “an affront to the First Amendment and American values." 

Last Wednesday President Trump tweeted: "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!"…