Constitutional Convention Forum @ Lenox Hill Democratic Club
Time & Location
About the Event
Dear LHDC Members –
What do we know about the most important proposal in twenty years that will appear on the ballot in the November 7th Election?
You will hear arguments FOR and AGAINST at our Forum on whether or not to hold a convention to amend the New York State Constitution. Hear three points of view
at our monthly meeting.
When: Thursday, October 19th
Where: Church of the Holy Trinity – Choir Room
341 East 87th Street (Between 1st and 2nd Avenues) (View Map)
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Gus Christensen, a former President of The Lenox Hill Democratic Club, currently serves as the Strategy Director for No IDC NY, a volunteer-led organization dedicated "to eliminating the scourge of fake Democrats from the New York State Senate and achieving majority control of the body by true Democrats, as is clearly desired by New York's voting public." Gus is a graduate of Yale and the University of Pennsylvania. He has previously run for public office himself, losing a Democratic Primary in 2014 for an open seat in the New York State Assembly. He believes that progressive New Yorkers should vote "Yes" in 2017 on the matter of calling a Constitutional Convention.
Hilary Gingold is Principal Court Attorney working under the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, serving in high needs courts throughout the five boroughs. Hilary is the President of the Network of Bar Leaders, representing the interests of 50 affinity bar associations throughout the metropolitan region. She's also President-Elect for the Queens County Bar, Queens County Women's Bar and is an active member of The New York City Bar. Hilary is also a State Delegate for the New York State Bar Association. Hilary will weigh in on both the pros and cons of having a New York State Constitutional Convention.
Maria Castro is a Business, Community, Family, Political Leader and Government Relations Strategist. She was an elected Democratic National Committee Presidential Convention Delegate from the 12th Congressional District and a New York State Judicial Convention Delegate in 2016 from the 75th Assembly District. Most recently, Maria was a Candidate in the 2017 Primary for the 4th Council District seat in Manhattan. She opposes the New York State Constitutional Convention and urges others to do so because she believes that many valuable rights that we now have protected under our constitution will be lost.
Please Join us at our General Meeting and Forum.
Regards, Madelaine D. Piel, President