CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Monday (July 17): Two local actions today—one email and one in person.
Last chance to submit public comments on funding for Lower Onondaga Creek
Today at 5pm is the deadline for submission of input on proposed Onondaga Creek revitalization plans. Maureen Curtin’s emails on behalf of our Community Outreach & Defense team have provided lots of relevant details in recent weeks. If you haven’t submitted a comment yet, please do so today, urging inclusion of plans for an accessible lower Onondaga Creek and for addressing the flood insurance issue facing hundreds of Southside city residents. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and please blind carbon copy (BCC:) email@example.com.
Another local candidates’ forum!
7pm: Candidates’ Forum: City County, Family Court Judges and County Legislature. Organized by National Action Network, co-sponsored by CNY Solidarity and others. Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave in Syracuse.
Tuesday (July 18): National day of action against TrumpCare
The Indivisible folks have called for a national day of action to oppose TrumpCare today. As of now, we’re not aware of any in-person events planned for Syracuse, but we can all lend our support virtually. Pick one friend or family member who lives out of state. Call or message him/her and encourage them to contact their US Senators. Bonus points if they have Republican Senators. If they need some talking points, point them to this page.
Wednesday (July 19): Defend voting rights with a letter and a phone call
As we have reported previously, the Pence-Kobach Commission on Election Integrity has been laying the groundwork for a nationwide campaign of voter suppression by requesting that states provide it with detailed information on all registered voters. (More details here.) Among other things, this has led to reports of thousands of voters cancelling their registrations out of privacy concerns. And when some voters contacted the Pence-Kobach Commission to complain about its efforts, the Commission responded by publicly releasing those voters’ names and contact info, without their permission. Two recommended actions on this front today; we encourage everyone to do at least one of them:
1) Write a letter to the editor objecting to the Commission’s voter suppression efforts. This page on our website, though a bit dated, includes contact info for multiple local outlets for letters to the editor.
2) Call NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (1-800-771-7755). Ask whether any New Yorkers’ personal information was released without permission by the Pence-Kobach Commission, and if so, whether there are any legal responses that Schneiderman’s office can take.
Thursday (July 20): Demand corporate responsibility and fair wages with one call
Today, please call Rep. Katko and urge him to support the Corporate Responsibility and Taxpayer Protection Act (HR 2814), which would tax wealthy corporations that don’t pay their employees a living wage. The bill was introduced by Rep. Khanna (CA-17) on June 7 and currently has 9 co-sponsors, all Democrats. More details here. Katko’s numbers are 315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), or 202-225-3701 (DC).
Friday (July 21): No actions today (at least until further notice!). Rest up and enjoy the day.
Saturday (July 22)
12-4pm: CNY Solidarity Picnic Day, Thornden Park Amphitheater in Syracuse. Lunch will be served at 12:15. Friends and family welcome. If you haven’t done so, please let Michaela or Jennifer know that you are coming and what dishes you can bring to share. So far, we have 32 people attending with 5 main dishes, 4 desserts and 1 drink.
Sunday (July 23): No CNY Solidarity meeting today, but note the upcoming meetings below.
Save the date for these upcoming events:
Wed., July 26, 7-8:30pm: CNY Solidarity meeting, Bishop Harrison. Full-coalition meeting for 90 min., then some committees may meet at 8:30pm.
Sun., Aug. 6, 3-5pm: CNY Solidarity meeting, location TBD (followed by Hiroshima Day commemoration at Thornden Park lily pond, 5pm)
Tue., Aug 8, 6:30-8pm: Roving teach-in on Trump, the Environment, and Climate Change, University United Methodist Church, 1085 E. Genesee St.
Wed., Aug. 23, 7pm: CNY Solidarity meeting, location TBD
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Check out our website: www.cnysolidarity.org