Solidarity forever! Working locally and with our national affiliates (AFT and NEA) and state affiliate (NYSUT), the vote on having a Constitutional Convention was soundly defeated with 83% of New Yorkers voting "NO" to the proposition. 83%!! Feel free to save your lawn signs and magnets for the next vote in 2037.
In challenging times, we are stronger when we remain united. All of our affiliates worked together to defeat this proposition. The financial support from the AFT and NEA helped produce ads. NYSUT held phone banks, mailed information to our homes, provided us with the lawn signs and magnets that adorned thousands of cars, lawns, and ramps to highways. It was an outstanding effort. Given the editorial and articles that appeared in Newsday, my satisfaction with the results is enormous!
Locally, BMUST has many people to thank for helping us achieve this successful result:
In Solidarity and with much appreciation,