CNY Solidarity Coalition

Action Alerts – Week of Feb 19th

Action Alerts

CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.

Congress is on recess this week, which should mean that Rep. Katko is here in the district.

Katko said in his Syracuse.com/Facebook live interview last Monday that his doors are open, and that he is always happy to meet with concerned constituents (including protesters at his office!). We know from experience that this is not really true, but let’s test him on it. If your work schedule allows, please choose one or more of the weekday events next week and join us.

And now, on to the ACTION ALERTS:

Today (Feb. 19)  Presidents’ Day

One educational opportunity this evening.

North Korea and the Nuclear Issue – Myth vs. History

Want to learn more about what is going on in the Korean peninsula?

7:00 PM at ArtRage, 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse.   George Kallander, Associate professor of history and director of the Syracuse University East Asia Program will present a historically grounded view of the conflict, followed by discussion and action ideas. Sponsored by the Beyond War and Militarism Committee of Syracuse Peace Council and CNY Solidarity Coalition. For more information, or to download the NO Unconstitutional Strike Against North Korea petition go to peacecouncil.net/ or call 315-472-5478.  Free to the Public

 Tuesday (Feb 20)

One public action and one meeting today.

Katko Must GO protest – policy issue:  DACA, Protection for Dreamers

4:00 pm, outside Katko’s Syracuse office, 440 South Warren St., Syracuse 13201 

Bring SHAME ON KATKO signs, or DACA/Dreamers signs, or attend to show support for Dreamers.

5:45-7pm: Uplift Syracuse organizing meeting to promote Public Broadband Internet, 500 W. Genesee St.  Discussion starts at 6:00 pm.  Snacks provided.  More details here.

Wed. (Feb 21)

Two items today:  one public action plus phone calls.

Katko Must GO protest – policy issue:  Gun Control

4:00 pm, outside Katko’s Syracuse office, 440 South Warren St., Syracuse 13201 

Bring SHAME ON KATKO signs, or policy specific signs, or attend to show support for common sense gun control measures.

Make public broadband a critical local government issue

Now is the time to make public broadband a critical local government issue.  Public broadband can increase local revenues.  Public broadband provides consumers with choices and savings so far absent due to monopolistic practices by the few available providers.  Public broadband is a practical means of sustaining net neutrality.

Please call on County Executive Joanie Mahoney (315-435-3516) to make Onondaga County a pioneer in public broadband.  Call Legislature Chair Ryan McMahon, Democratic Floor Leader Linda Ervin, and Republican Floor Leader David Knapp (all at 315-435-2070) to jointly introduce legislation to implement public broadband in Onondaga County.

Thurs (Feb 22)

Two actions today:  one live action and some phone calls.

Katko Must GO protest – policy issue:  Russia Investigation

4:00 pm, outside Katko’s Syracuse office, 440 South Warren St., Syracuse 13201 

Bring SHAME ON KATKO signs, or signs supporting an unimpeded FBI investigation or just attend to show your support of the Mueller investigation.

 NYS Voting Access Reforms

The New York State budget must have funds appropriated to implement voting access reforms, including early voting.  Please call Gov. Cuomo to tell him that the budget must include funds to carry out his own voting access proposals, or else his words will be meaningless.
Cuomo’s Albany office: 518-474-8390. Local office (Colleen Deacon is the governor’s local representative): 315-428-4120.

Friday (Feb 23)

One action today

Stop Anti-Democracy Big Money Riders – Syracuse!

                     Bike/march dress as wealthy folks

Start:  12:00 noon, John Katko’s Syracuse Office – 440 South Warren Street

Finish: The Federal Building – 100 South Clinton Street

This is a key moment to fight against subversive Anti-Democracy Riders that Conservatives in Congress are trying to attach to the Appropriations Bill. This includes a package of provisions that would unleash Citizens United 2.0 that would enable likely more than $1 billion per election cycle in secret, tax-deductible campaign contributions from religious organizations and other 501(c)3s to buy our elections.

You will dress up as wealthy folks on bikes and ride from Katko’s office to the Federal Building (or you may March). There, you will have friends stopping you and the “Big Money Riders” from getting in.  Supported by Public Citizen, CNY Solidarity Coalition and YOU!

more information.

Sat (Feb 24)

Central New York Says No to Katko

This morning at 11am, and every Saturday thereafter, join Swing Left NY-District 24, Indivisible Syracuse, Indivisible NY24, and others to say NO to Katko. We’ll be on the sidewalk outside Wegmans Dewitt, near the traffic light, across from Talbots. More details here.

Sun (Feb 25)

CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting, 3-5 pm:  Dunbar Center, 1453 South State St, Syracuse, NY 13205.

 

Save the date for these upcoming events:

Tue., Feb 27, 5:30-7pm: Uplift Syracuse SCSD Funding and Advocacy Meeting. More details here.

Sun., Mar. 4, 3-5pm: FlipNY24 training, location TBD. More details here.

Sun., Mar 4, 4-6pm: I-81 & the Common Good: Dismantling Racism in the I-81 Replacement Process. Panel discussion at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St. For more info: 315-396-7070.

Sat., Mar 24, Support Stoneman Douglas High School students’ “March for our Lives” for gun control. Time, location, other specifics TBA

Sun., Mar. 11, 3-5 pm: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting, Bishop Harrison.

Sun., Mar. 25, 3-5 pm: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting, Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse, 212 Van Buren St. Note corrected address.

Sun., Apr. 8, 3-5 pm: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting, location TBD.

Sun., Apr. 22, 3-5 pm: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting, location TBD.

Jun. 1: NYS voter registration deadline for federal primary.

Jun. 19: Deadline to request absentee ballot by mail for federal primary.

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

Aug. 17: NYS voter registration deadline for state primary.

Sept. 4: Deadline to request absentee ballot by mail for state primary.

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

Oct. 12: NYS voter registration deadline for general election.

Oct. 30: Deadline to request absentee ballot by mail for general election.

Nov. 6: Election day (general election for all offices). Click here to add it to your FB calendar.

 

 

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In solidarity,

Chris

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