Dear PEF Members, Retirees, and Staff,
I want to thank each and every one of you for your part in the overwhelming defeat of Proposition 1 in yesterday’s election. New Yorkers rejected the Con Con proposal by an 80 percent no vote!
This victory means more than just stopping the Constitutional Convention. It also clearly demonstrates what can be accomplished when we all work together and engage the membership with a clear message. Our membership, retirees and staff all worked hand in hand to protect pensions, collective bargaining and many other issues that could have been taken away.
PEF committed resources early on to educate our membership and the public about the dangers of a constitutional convention. From our Vote No Toolkit, PEF regional meetings, phone banking, and door knocking to placing educational flyers in every piece of mail that left the PEF office, everyone played a role in this victory.
Because of you, all New Yorker’s will continue to enjoy the protections the New York State Constitution provides. Together We Win!