CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
CNY Solidarity Coalition Coordinating Committee nominations are open until June 6, with elections on June 20. Please nominate yourself or a fellow member to this important committee. Contact Deborah Rose (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.
Today (May 14)
Call John Katko on DACA:
Some Republicans are attempting to use a “discharge” petition to force a vote on DACA. DACA protects children of illegal immigrants who grew up here from deportation. A bill allowing these “dreamers” to stay will likely pass if it comes to a public vote (cruelty carries political risks). Ask Katko to sign-on to the discharge petition and ask for a follow-up indicating whether he has signed on. Katko’s numbers are 315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), or 202-225-3701 (DC).
Tuesday (May 15)
Fight Cruel Separation of Parents from Children
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has separated 700 children from their parents at the border. Please contact DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and your Congressional representatives using the online form here to tell them that this inhumane conduct is unamerican and must cease. You can also call John Katko (numbers above) about this as well.
Wednesday (May 16)
No actions today.
Thursday (May 17)
Flip NY24 Presents: Social Justice, Voter Registration, and More
6-7:30, Northern Onondoga Public Library, 100 Trolley Barn Ln, North Syracuse, NY 13212. Herve Comeau, a local attorney and activist, will discuss work in our community on immigrant’s rights, police accountability, and voter registration. More details here.
Protest Sinclair Broadcasting’s Promotion of the NRA Agenda
5-5:45 p.m., in front of Sinclair’s office at 1030 James Street in Syracuse. Sinclair’s channels 3 & 4 broadcast a “school safety town hall,” which focused on the NRA agenda of making schools harder targets and mental health, without discussion of banning assault weapons or background checks. You can view it here. More information about the protest is here.
Friday (May 18)
No actions today.
Saturday (May 19)
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.
Climate Solutions Summit
9:00-5:00 at Fowler High School. Keynote speakers include Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation, Eric Walker, Former Director of Energy Development for Erie County and (subject to confirmation) Judith Enck, Former EPA Regional Administrator. We are hoping to get the word and the registration out to as many people as possible in the CNY region ASAP!
Sunday (May 20)
CNY Solidarity meeting,
3-5 p.m. Central Village Boys and Girls Club, 212 Van Buren St. The first part of the meeting will focus on issues of concern to the Club, including school funding, school conditions, neighborhood safety, health, and lead exposure. The second half will be committee meetings.
Save the date for these upcoming events:
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 <email@example.com>.
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, Bishop Harrison Center.
Jun. 3, 6pm: Marthe Reed Memorial Vigil for Democracy, Jerry Rescue monument, Clinton Square.
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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