CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Action Alerts – Week of Jan 17

CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from our legislative action team.


Monday (Jan 15) 

Stop Retention of Trump Administration’s Authority to Spy on American Citizens. Call Senators Schumer (202-224-6542 or 315-423-5471), and Gillibrand (202-224-4451 (315-448-0470) and ask them to oppose the bill extending federal surveillance authority, which is expected to come up for a vote on Tuesday or Wednesday. More information is here.


Email Tough Questions for Katko’s Tuesday Facebook Meeting:

Send email to and plan to participate Tuesday at 10 a.m.


Tuesday (Jan 16)

Katko’s Facebook Meeting sponsored by the Auburn Citizen. Plan to participate at 10 a.m. but email in questions in advance.


Wednesday (Jan 17)

Call Senator Schumer about the Dream Act. Funding for the government runs out on January 19. We must demand that the budget deal include a clean Dream Act. Call Senator Schumer (202-224-6542 or 315-423-5471), who has not yet promised to withhold his vote if there is no clean retention of DACA. Urge him to only vote for a bill that allows immigrants who came here as children to remain. More information here


Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Funding The government funding plan that must be adopted before Friday has to include CHIP funding. Tell John Katko (315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), or 202-225-3701 (DC)) to make sure this program is promptly and fully funded. Tell him that voting for a tax cut for millionaires and then failing to fully and promptly fund children’s health care is disgusting. Details here


Thursday (Jan 18)

War and Racism“, a public educational event organized by the Beyond War & Militarism Committee of CNY Solidarity and SPC, will be at ArtRage Gallery (505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse, NY 13203) at 7-9 p.m.


Preserve the Peace. Join Indivisible Foreign Policy expert Elizabeth Beavers for a special #TrumpThreatLevel webinar on Iran and North Korea 8 PM Eastern. RSVP for the webinar hereAlso call John Katko (315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), or 202-225-3701 (DC)), Charles Schumer (202-224-6542 or 315-423-5471), and Kirsten Gillibrand ((202) 224-4451 (315) 448-0470) and ask them to publically insist that Trump keep our deal limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons, which is essential to keeping the peace with that country.


Friday (Jan 19)

Trump’s Shithole. Call John Katko and ask him to publicly state that his shithole comment shows that he is unfit for office. His numbers are 315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), and 202-225-3701 (DC).


Saturday (Jan 20)

Women’s March Anniversary events in Syracuse (9:30am-2pm) and Seneca Falls (10am-2pm). The Syracuse action is part of a full weekend of events (more details here).


Sunday (Jan 21)

Please join our friends at the Syracuse Peace Council for their Membership & Visioning Meeting at ArtRage Gallery (505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse, NY 13203) from 3 to 5 p.m. More details here.



Save the date for these upcoming events:


Tue., Jan. 23, 12-5pm: Let New York Vote Rally & Action Day in Albany. From our friends at Easy Elections NY; more details here. Carpools from Syracuse leaving at 8:30 a.m. at the Peace and Social Justice Center at 2013 East Genessee Street.


More details, including carpool and bus spots around the state are at

Please if you plan to come.


Thu., Jan 25, 6pm: Uplift Syracuse and CNY Solidarity are co-sponsoring a candidate forum with the NY24 congressional candidates at the CNY Philanthropy Center, 431 E Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13202.


Sat., Jan. 27: Plans are in the works for a National People’s March on Washington in support of impeachment (more details here and here). If anyone is interested in organizing a Syracuse contingent to DC and/or a solidarity event here in town, please let us know.

CNY Solidarity Coalition meetings:

Sunday, Jan, 28, 3-5 pm Most Holy Rosary School, 1031 Bellevue Ave, Syracuse, NY 13207,

Sunday, Feb. 11, 3-5 pm      Place to be Determined

Sunday, Feb. 25, 3-5 pm      Place to be Determined

Tue., Jan 30, 5:30pm: Organizing meeting re forming local chapter of national Poor People’s Campaign, at University United Methodist Church, 1085 E. Genesee St. in Syracuse. A number of CNY Solidarity members/supporters are active w/ this effort, and more would be welcome.

Sun., Feb 4, 1-4pm: Our friends at Climate Change Awareness & Action are hosting a fund-raising party at The Spa at 500, 500 W. Onondaga St. in Syracuse.

Mon., Feb 12, 6:30 pm: Our friends Indivisible Cayuga are holding a mock retirement party for Rep. Katko. More details soon.

Jun. 26: Election day (primaries for federal offices)

Sept. 11: Election day (primaries for state offices)

Nov. 6: Election day (general election for all offices)


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