Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from our legislative action team.
Monday (Sept. 11):
Oppose H.R. 3697, The Criminal Alien Gang Removal Act. Call John Katko and ask him to vote against this bill when it comes up for a vote in the House on Tuesday. Katko’s numbers are 315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), and 202-225-3701 (DC).
Don’t be fooled by the name. It criminalizes immigrants, including those fleeing gang violence, and allows more of them to be detained and deported. It also affects vulnerable populations such as asylum seekers, TPS holders, and unaccompanied children. The bill can be found here
Community Forum on Service Sharing. The County Executive’s office is facilitating a community forum on sharing services between Ondondoga County and the towns and municipalities within it at 12:00 p.m. at the OnCenter.
Facilitation Skills Workshop, 6:30 – 8 pm, Bishop Harrison Center, 1342 Lancaster Ave., Syracuse
Tuesday (Sept. 12):
Make New York a Sanctuary State. Call Gov. Cuomo 518-474-8390 and urge him to either sign an Executive Order making NYS a sanctuary state
or to call a special legislative session to get the Liberty Act passed in the New York Senate (it already passed in New York Assembly in regular session). We must make sure that local law enforcement does not help federal Immigration and Customers Enforcement target, detain, and deport undocumented immigrants.
Wednesday (Sept. 13):
Defend DACA recipients. Tell Senators Charles Schumer (202-224-6542; 315-423-5471), and Kirsten Gillibrand (202-224-4451; 315-448-0470) that you want the Dream Act attached to every must-pass bill in Congress. This would restore the practice of not deporting law abiding immigrants who came here as children, which Trump plans to end absent Congressional action. A script and state specific facts can be found here .
Thursday (Sept. 14):
Signup to Meet Potential Challenger to Governor Cuomo
Sign up for a 9/21 meeting with Terry Gibson, who is exploring a 2018 run against Cuomo in the Democratic primary. He would like to hear our concerns to help him form positions on certain state issues. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org w/ meeting21 in subject if you can attend.
Oppose the House Budget Resolution. Call John Katko and ask him to oppose the house budget resolution, which is due for a vote in two weeks. It contains drastic cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and education. Details and a script can be found here
Friday (Sept. 15):
GreeningUSA presents a “Green Bag Lunch” on the I-81 Task Force findings, 1:30 p.m, Syracuse Center of Excellence,
727 E. Washington Blvd., Room 203.
Sun (Sept. 17):
CNY Solidarity Tabling at the Westcott St. Cultural Fair in Syracuse. Anyone willing to take a shift at our table, please email Tom email@example.com.
Save the date for these upcoming events:
Mon., Sept. 18, 6:30-8pm: Roving Teach-In on the Trump Administration and the Constitution, Palmyra Community Library
Tue., Sept. 19, 7-8:30: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting, Bishop Harrison Center at All Saints Church
Thursday, Sept. 21, Meeting with Terry Gibson (see above for sign up information)
Tue., Sept 26, 7-9pm: “The Art of the Murky Deal: Russian Gangsterism & the Trump Presidency,” OCC Storer Auditorium, sponsored by Rise Up CNY and OCC Politics Club
Thursday, Sept 28, 1:00 pm: Meeting w/ Gov. Cuomo’s Regional Representative,Colleen Deacon and Director of Upstate Affairs, Jessica Decerce. at the Center for Peace and Social Justice. If you’d like to attend, and haven’t already responded, please email firstname.lastname@example.org w/ meeting28 in subject
Oct. 1, 3-5pm: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting, Bishop Harrison Center at All Saints Church
Oct. 16, 6 p.m.: From the Ground Up: Economic Growth Powered by Community Strengths, Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave.
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