What you need to know to protect your
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, a referendum will be on the ballot in New
York State (NYS) asking voters to choose “yes” or “no” on the issue: Do
you agree to hold a NYS Constitutional Convention (ConCon)? Our answer:
If you are a PA retiree or a current PA employee, collecting and/or
earning your pension from the New York State and Local Retirement System
(NYSLRS), you should be very concerned about the potential impact a NYS
ConCon could have on your pension. Why? During a NYS ConCon anything
can be put on the table and that includes the current provision under
the NYS Constitution that protects pension benefits.
Every few weeks from now until November 7, 2017 PARA will be mailing
every member a paper explaining all the reasons why we should vote "NO".
Click Here for the first letter (why is
PARA worried) .
Click Here for the next letter
(Choosing Certainty Over Uncertainty).
November 7, 2017 will be here rapidly, and we need you to get the word
out to your family and friends, people with whom you worked and work
with now, and anyone you know who is a NYS voter who would want to be
sure pension benefits will continue to be protected.
to read more about the NYS ConCon, and to get fact checks about the NYS
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