We are delighted to have Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause NY to speak about the “Big Money’s Plan to Shred the Constitution“ at 2 pm on Sunday, June 18.
There is a stealth effort, funded by ALEC, to call a Constitutional Convention to institute a balanced budget amendment and potentially other malfeasance. The threat is very real. They already have 29 states, only five short of what is needed to call for a convention. Fred Wertheimer CEO of Democracy 21 and former Common Cause legislative director said, in 2015, that the call for an Article V constitutional convention was ‘by far the most dangerous thing in the country today” and three additional states have signed on since then. Susan will talk about the effort, the threat it poses and what can be done to marshal opposition.
Common Cause is dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest, and accountable government that empowers ordinary people to make their voices heard.
The meeting is free and open to the public. We meet in room 409 of the International Affairs Building of Columbia University 420 W. 118th St.. (SE Corner of Amsterdam Ave. )
Note: Room 409 is on the ground floor, up a short flight of stairs if you enter from 118th St. (around the atrium and to the right if you enter from Amsterdam)
No need to RSVP, you can just show up. But, if you want to let us know you are coming, you can do so on our meetup event page.