CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.
First, an announcement: Given current challenges, the May 6 Full Coalition Meeting will be an important discussion of the ongoing development of the priorities and direction of the Coalition. Please come. A Full Coalition Meeting will be followed by Committee meetings.
Note also that Congress is on recess again this week, which means Rep. Katko should be in the district. Please let us know if you spot him anywhere.
Today (April 30)
Public events on fair wages this morning and Syracuse policing tonight
One Fair Wage Rally & NYS Dept. of Labor Hearing
The Gateway Center, 1 Forestry Drive, SUNY-ESF. Rally/news conference 8:45am; Hearing 10:00am.
Another chance to weigh in on new Syracuse police chief
AccessCNY hosts a community input session on what Syracuse should be looking for in a new police chief, particularly as it relates to policing of individuals with a mental health diagnosis and/or disability. 5:30-7pm at the Central New York Community Foundation Ballroom at 431 E. Fayette Street in Syracuse.
Tuesday (May 1)
Two mid-day opportunities for engagement and celebration
May Day Workers’ Festival
CNY Solidarity joins a coalition of local grassroots groups to celebrate International Workers’ Day. 11:30-1:00 at Perseverance Park, 205 S. Salina St. More details here.
Speak up for the New York Health Act at the Onondaga County Legislature!
At 1pm the Onondaga County Legislature will consider a resolution in support of the New York Health Act. We need you there to show your support! A successful vote in Onondaga County endorsing truly universal health care in New York State will inspire more actions across the state. This is your opportunity to speak about why universal health care is so important to YOU. Testimony will be limited to two minutes per speaker. RSVP to let us know you can be there and make your voice heard. All are welcome to attend and show support, even if you don’t testify. If you plan to speak, please arrive at 401 Montgomery St. by 12:45. Please give yourself ample time to find parking downtown and to pass through building security.
Wednesday (May 2)
A call for online engagement with Katko today, plus a community grid forum tonight
Publicly engage with Rep. Katko wherever we can
Rep. Katko is supposed to be in the district this week, but we’re having trouble finding him. In the meantime, let’s continue to engage with him online. Today, please visit Katko’s page on Facebook, find a post of interest, and post a comment of your own. We recommend polite, substantive engagement on the issues. If you’re not a Facebook user, you can try the same thing on Twitter, being sure to mention @RepJohnKatko. If you don’t use FB or Twitter, please write a letter to the editor commenting on Katko’s record on an issue of your choice. Indivisible’s guide to writing letters to the editor is here, and our list of local outlets is here.
How the community grid will improve traffic flow for you
Presented by the Moving People Transportation Coalition. Carnegie Building at Montgomery & East Jefferson Streets in Syracuse. Doors open at 6:30 pm w/ program starting at 7 pm.
Thursday (May 3)
Opportunities for public engagement on immigrant rights and policing in schools—both today in Syracuse
Meeting with Assembly Member Magnarelli
Constituents of Assembly Member Magnarelli: Please join us to meet with Mr. Magnarelli to seek his support for the GreenLight legislation to allow driver’s licenses for undocumented individuals.
We will gather at 1:15 PM downstairs at the State Office Building, 333 East Washington Street, Syracuse 13202 to go over the meeting format. Several affected immigrants will take the lead in speaking with Mr. Magnarelli, facilitated by Rebecca Fuentes and Ruth Kutz. It is essential that we have a large delegation of his constituents. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com to RSVP. The actual appointment is at 1:30 PM.
The 129th Assembly district includes much of the north side, Eastwood, far west side, far south side, & the university neighborhood, as well as Westvale, Solvay, Lakeland, Baldwinsville, Warners, & Memphis. If you’re not sure please see http://nyassembly.gov/mem/William-B-Magnarelli/map/ or enter your address at http://www.elections.ny.gov/district-map/district-map.html.
School Safety Town Hall
A chance to weigh in on whether our schools should respond to recent mass shootings with increased police presence in schools. Hosted by CNY Central. 7-9pm at Liverpool Middle School, 720 7th St. in Liverpool. More details here.
Friday (May 4)
No actions today. (Until further notice!)
Saturday (May 5)
A great training opportunity today, plus our weekly anti-Katko protest
Nonviolent Direct Action Training
Weekly “Say No to Katko” protest
11:00-12:00, on the sidewalk outside Wegmans Dewitt, near the traffic light, across from Talbots. We’ve had 10-30 people out every week for the past several months. As the weather improves, we’d like to make these even bigger, so please join us. More details here.
Sunday (May 6)
CNY Solidarity meeting
3-5pm at Bishop Harrison Center. Given current challenges, this meeting will be an important discussion of the ongoing development of the priorities and direction of the Coalition. Please come. A Full Coalition Meeting will be followed by Committee meetings. More details soon.
Save the date for these upcoming events:
Sat., May 12, 11:00-12:00: Weekly “Say No to Katko” protest, on the sidewalk outside Wegmans Dewitt, near the traffic light, across from Talbots. More details here.
Mon., May 14: Plans are in the works for Poor People’s Campaign direct actions in Albany.
Sat., May 19, 11:00-12:00: Weekly “Say No to Katko” protest, on the sidewalk outside Wegmans Dewitt, near the traffic light, across from Talbots. More details here.
Sun., May 20, 3-5pm: CNY Solidarity meeting, location TBD
Tue., May 22, 5:30-7:30pm: Diverse coalition of organizations is planning actions to demand that Gov. Cuomo use all of his authority to carry out adequate school funding to every district, per court orders that have too long been ignored. These actions will take place on and around August 22. An early planning meeting will be held today at Iron Workers Local 60, 500 W. Genesee St., from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. More details here. Please RSVP to Misse Ross at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Sat., May 26, 11:00-12:00: Weekly “Say No to Katko” protest, on the sidewalk outside Wegmans Dewitt, near the traffic light, across from Talbots. More details here.
Jun. 1: NYS voter registration deadline for federal primary.
Jun. 3, 3-5pm: CNY Solidarity meeting, location TBD.
Jun. 19: Deadline to request absentee ballot by mail for federal primary.
Jun. 20, 7-8:30pm: CNY Solidarity meeting, Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 East Fayette St. in Syracuse (corner of E. Fayette and Townsend). Enter on the E. Fayette St. side. Note that for June, July, and August, we will meet on one Sunday afternoon and one weeknight per month.
Tue., Jun. 26: Election day (primaries for federal offices).
July 11, 7-8:30pm: CNY Solidarity meeting, location TBD.
July 29, 3-5pm: CNY Solidarity meeting, Northside Learning Center.
Aug. 19: NYS voter registration deadline for state primary.
Sept. 6: Deadline to request absentee ballot by mail for state primary.
Thur., Sept. 13: Election day (primaries for state offices). Note the date change; and yes, it’s a Thursday.
Oct. 12: NYS voter registration deadline for general election.
Oct. 30: Deadline to request absentee ballot by mail for general election.
Tue., Nov. 6: Election day (general election for all offices). Click here to add it to your FB calendar.
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