SEPTEMBER 9TH, BINGHAMTON CLAMBAKE
Our Annual CSEA Combined Locals Clambake in Binghamton will take place on Saturday, September 9th at Mountain Top Grove, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. There will be tons of food, live music, raffles, door prizes, 50-50 and more. No tickets sold at the door, so make your reservations with Tammy by calling 607-240-5801. Reservation deadline is August 30th. Click the link below for complete details.
ENCHANTED FOREST – WATER SAFARI - 2018
We had a fantastic day at Enchanted Forest Water Safari this year and, for our regular attendees and anyone who would like to attend next year, we have already booked next year’s event for July 21, 2018. Mark your calendars. And thank you to Brenda for doing all the work to set up the event once again this year!
REMINDER - PROPOSED NYS CONSITUTIONAL CONVENTION – VOTE NO!
At a recent meeting, a member complained that they were “tired of hearing about the Triborough Amendment and the Constitutional Convention.” So I guess that means I’m doing my job. Because if/when the day ever comes that we have to face losing the Triborough Amendment or have to suffer through a Constitutional Convention, our Local members will know how/why either of those things would be devastating and what that means for them. Hopefully, neither of those things will ever happen.
In that vein, I will be sending and resending information on the proposed Constitutional Convention repeatedly between now and November 7th. It is that important. It’s your reminder to education your family, friends, neighbors, etc., as to what devastating effects it could have on you and your family and how much of a waste of our taxpayer dollars it would be:
On Election Day 2017, November 7th, voters in New York will be given a referendum on the ballot regarding a proposed New York State Constitutional Convention to be held in the future. The vote this year will be whether there should be a Constitutional Convention in the future (see attached timeline). We must educate all of our members, families and friends about the risks and costs involved, particularly as State employees. What type of risks? Changes to our pensions, union rights and more. Who would make these decisions? Only those that could afford an expensive campaign to be voted in as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. See the attached flyers for more information, facts and a timeline, and then talk with your family and friends – New York State does NOT want or need a Constitutional Convention!