Green Amendment on New York Ballot This November
This Election Day, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to vote on a "green amendment" to the state's constitution.
According to the Rockefeller Institute of Government, green amendments are "constitutional provisions that: grant residents an affirmative right to certain environmental conditions; locate those rights under the state bill of rights, rather than elsewhere in the state constitution; and broadly include environmental rights like clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment.” The proposed amendment in New York would ensure that “each person shall have a right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment.”
Healthy ecosystems are fundamental to healthy communities. The Trail Conference urges everyone eligible to vote in New York State elections this Nov. 2 to learn more about the proposed green amendment, also known as "Prop 2," and exercise their right to vote.
To learn more about voting in New York, including how to find your polling place, visit the NYS Board of Elections.