“The American people must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of the middle class, or do we fight for a progressive agenda that creates jobs, raises wages and takes on the economic and political power of the oligarchy?”

— Senator Bernie Sanders

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Does NYS Need a Constitutional Convention (Con Con)?

By Ronny Hardaway Introduction Countless opinions, articles, and discourses on New York State’s proposed Constitutional Convention, commonly called “Con Con,” inundate readers with what can be an overwhelming amount of information on the controversial topic. This article provides a brief overview of the history and process for the Constitutional Convention and its possible state constitutional amendments. Abridged lists of current

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“The Tompkins County Progressive Committee is a grassroots organization dedicated to the promotion of progressive issues at the local level. We are inspired by the political movement started by Senator Bernie Sanders but are open to participation from all progressives regardless of their political-party affiliation. Our leadership members meet regularly to plan activities (including public outreach and education around the issues), to build networks, and to recruit and support candidates for public office. We are a chapter of the statewide umbrella group New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN).”
       – Bylaws of the Tompkins County Progressives (Adopted January 5, 2017)

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Executive Board Officers

       (Elected January 5, 2017)
       Co-Chairpersons: Emily Adams and Kim Knight

       Treasurer: Jason Cortell

       Secretary: Deborah Dawson


Executive Board Members-At-Large

       (Updated April 6, 2017)

Cait Darfler
Margaret Fisher
Ronny Hardaway
Kris Hodges
Anna Kelles
Martha Laux
Ted Laux
Joe Lawrence
Ryan McHugh
Katy Nicholson


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