CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from our legislative action team. With the holidays upon us, we’re going to keep our recommended actions to a minimum over the next couple weeks. But with the tax vote happening this week, the Dream Act still unresolved, and continued rumors that President Trump will attempt to fire Special Counsel Mueller, we can’t put things on hold altogether.
On the Mueller front, if Trump attempts to fire the special counsel, our plan is to rally at the Hanley Federal Building in response—at 5pm on the day of the firing (if the news breaks before 2pm) or at noon the following day (if the news breaks after 2pm). Watch this space for further updates.
On the Dream Act front, we called Schumer on Friday; if you haven’t done so yet, it’s not too late. On the tax bill front, more details below.
Monday (Dec 18)
One phone calling action today, plus a Facebook Live conversation with Indivisible tonight
One last push on the tax fight
The House is expected to vote on the GOP tax bill tomorrow, with the Senate following soon after. Today, please take a few minutes to use Indivisible’s peer-to-peer calling tool to call fellow progressive voters in states with Republican Senators. Just click the link, sign up, and the website will walk you through the process of calling voters in Maine and Arizona, chatting with them about the tax fight, and then patching them through to their Senator’s office.
Facebook live convo with Indivisible
At 8:30pm, join national Indivisible organizers for a Facebook live conversation on the end-of-year fights still pending in Congress, including taxes, the Dream Act, and net neutrality. Just click here, like Indivisible on Facebook, and you’ll get a notification when they go live.
Tuesday (Dec 19)
One more protest against the #GOPTaxScam today
Vigil for Hope (and against regressive tax cuts)
At 4pm today, the Syracuse community including Healthcare Workers, Clergy, Electeds, Business Owners, and Concerned Citizens will join in a candlelight vigil to display the community’s hope that federal elected officials will vote to restore funding to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and restore funding for our hospitals and clinics when considering their vote for the tax reform bill. It’ll be dark and cold, so please dress appropriately. More details here.
Wednesday (Dec 20)
One phone call today
Thank Attorney General Schneiderman
From our state legislative action team: New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has taken several recent actions on behalf of New York State residents that CNY Solidarity supports: 1) He joined a coalition of Attorneys General seeking a nationwide injunction to protect New Yorkers’ access to birth control and halt the Trump administration’s rules that would allow employers to deny women cost-free birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. 2) He will lead a multi-state lawsuit to stop the illegal rollback of net neutrality. Please call him to express support for these two actions. His Albany # is 800-771-7755. His local representative, Corey Driscoll, can be contacted at 315-448-4806.
Thursday-Sunday (Dec 21-24)
No actions (until further notice!). Enjoy the time with friends and family.
Save the date for these upcoming events:
Sat., Jan 13: Plans are in the works for a statewide gathering of Indivisible groups in Albany. 830am-6pm, location TBD. If anyone would be interested in attending, please register w/ Indivisible here and please let us know.
Sat., Jan. 20: Women’s March in Seneca Falls (10am-2pm). If anyone is aware of other CNY-area women’s march actions in the works, please send them our way.
CNY Solidarity Coalition meetings:
Sunday, Jan. 14, 3-5 pm Bishop Harrision Center
Sunday, Jan, 28, 3-5 pm TBD
Sunday, Feb. 11, 3-5 pm TBD
Sunday, Feb. 25, 3-5 pm TBD
Today and every day, be sure to follow us online and on social media!
Check out our website: www.cnysolidarity.org