CNY Solidarity Coalition

Action Alerts – Week of May 27th

CNY Solidarity members and supporters: Please accept my apologies if you received an earlier draft of this over the weekend, which I did not intend to send. Please find below the corrected weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams:

 

Today (May 28)

Signup to Help Register New Voters

CNY Solidarity’s Voter Registration Subcommittee helped found Onondaga Votes along with other leading community organizations. You can sign up to register new voters here. A variety of dates and locations are available and Onondaga Votes will train you. Email  syracuselwv@gmail.com if you have questions, but this sign-up is easy (no password or account required). Also, go back to this later, as new voter registration opportunities are added periodically.

 

Tuesday (May 29)

Support the National Poor Peoples Campaign

The national Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has produced inspiring actions in nearly 40 state capitols, marking the beginning of 40 days of action to jumpstart a multi-year, intersectional effort to address four major issues: systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation. The campaign is reviving the effort that Dr. Martin Luther King was working on when he was murdered.

This week’s action in Albany will be on Tuesday due to Memorial Day.  This week’s them is The War Economy: Militarism and the Proliferation of Gun Violence. Carpooling from Syracuse will leave about 7:30 am from University United Methodist Church Parking lot (University Ave. and E. Genesee St.). There’s also a bus from Buffalo which will stop in Syracuse for that day. For more info, contact Bonnie Shoultz <bshoultz@syr.edu. The themes and contacts for upcoming weeks are in the save-the-date section below. If you’re interested in participating, please contact the appropriate person for that week.

 

Wednesday (May 30)

Stop Cruel and Dangerous Separation of Children from Parents at the Border

Call John Katko and ask him to demand that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cease cruelly separating parents from children at the border. Also demand that he insist that DHS account for each and every child separated in writing. (In the past, children separated from parents without adequate tracking have become victims of sex traffickers). Katko’s numbers are 315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), or 202-225-3701 (DC). He sits on the House Committee on Homeland Security, which has oversight responsibility. Please submit any information you obtain on what Katko is saying or doing on this issue to this website.

Protest Militarism

4:15pm – 5:00pm, Erie Blvd & E. Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13214. Sponsored by Syracuse Peace Council.

 

Thursday (May 31)

No items.

 

Friday (June 1)

Register to Vote if you haven’t already. Today is the voter registration deadline for the congressional primary.

 

Saturday (June 2)

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 (June 3)

CNY Solidarity Meeting 

3-5 p.m., Bishop Harrison Center.

 

Marthe Reed Memorial Vigil for Democracy

6 p.m., Jeremy Rescue Memorial, Clinton Square. More details here.

 

Poor People’s Campaign “Watch Party”

6-8 p.m. at University United Methodist Church (1085 E. Genesee St., Syracuse) –  refreshments, a live stream of a Poor People’s Campaign Rally in Washington DC, and local speakers.

 

Save the date for these upcoming events:

Mon., Jun. 4: Join the Poor People’s Campaign in Albany. Theme this week is Ecological Devastation and the Right to Health. Carpooling from Syracuse will leave about 7:30 am from University United Methodist Church Parking lot (University Ave. and E. Genesee St.) Register at bit.ly/nyppcweek4. 

Mon., Jun. 4:, 6-7:30pm at Bishop Harrison Center. Uplift Syracuse and CNY Solidarity sponsor a local candidate forum, featuring Syracuse-area candidates for state Senate, county sheriff, and city court judge. More details here.

Tues., Jun. 5: Today is a statewide day of action for the New York Health Act. Two great opportunities to participate: 1) If you can make it to Albany to help rally and lobby, click on this link to RSVP: New York Health lobby day and rally in Albany. 2) If you can’t make it to Albany, the Onondaga County Legislature is meeting today, and it will again consider a resolution in support of the New York Health Act. 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. We expect that the legislators are going to line up their anti-healthcare contacts so please invite your networks to attend by circulating this RSVP.  All are welcome to attend and show support, even if you don’t testify. Please arrive at 401 Montgomery St. by 12:45. Meeting should finish around 2pm. Please give yourself ample time to find parking downtown and pass through building security.

4:15-5 p.m., Hancock Air Base, 600 East Malloy Rd. Anti-drone/anti-militarism protest.

Wed. , Jun. 6: Mark your calendars for an important training on how to “birddog” your elected representatives. Time and location TBD.

Sat., Jun. 9, 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.

Sunday, Jun. 10, 6-8pm: Poor People’s Campaign “Watch Party” at University United Methodist Church (1085 E. Genesee St., Syracuse) –  refreshments, a live stream of a Poor People’s Campaign Rally in Washington DC, and local speakers.

Mon., Jun. 11: Join the Poor People’s Campaign in Albany. Theme this week is Systemic Poverty, Jobs, Income & Housing—Everybody’s Got the Right to Live. Carpooling from Syracuse will leave about 7:30 am from University United Methodist Church Parking lot (University Ave. and E. Genesee St. For more info: <pastoraliciawood@gmail.com>. Register at bit.ly/nyppcweek5

Tuesday, June 12, 4:15 to 5 p.m. Anti-Militarism Protest. Mattydale at the south end of Northern Lights 

Sat., Jun. 16, 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.

7 p.m. Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence will be speaking on Yemen at All Saints

Church, 1340 Lancaster Avenue. Sponsored by the CNY Solidarity Coalition’s Beyond War and

Militarism committee. To learn more, contact Ed or Ann, (315) 478-4571 (home).

Sun., Jun. 17, 6-8pm: Poor People’s Campaign “Watch Party” at University United Methodist Church (1085 E. Genesee St., Syracuse) –  refreshments, a live stream of a Poor People’s Campaign Rally in Washington DC, and local speakers.

Mon., Jun. 18: Join the Poor People’s Campaign in Albany. Theme this week is Challenging the Nation’s Distorted Moral Narrative—A New and Unsettling Force. Carpooling from Syracuse will leave about 7:30 am from University United Methodist Church Parking lot (University Ave. and E. Genesee St.). For more info: <craigfrench@twcny.rr.com>. Register at bit.ly/nyppcweek6

Tues., Jun. 19: Deadline to request absentee ballot by mail for NY24 congressional primary. Application form available here.

4:15 to 5 p.m. Anti-militarism protest. Hancock Air Base. 

Wed., 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.

Sat., Jun. 23, 11:00-12:00: Weekly “Say No to Katko” protest, on the sidewalk outside Wegmans Dewitt, near the traffic light, across from Talbots. Last one before primary day! More details here. 

Tues., Jun. 26: Election day (NY24 congressional primary).

4:15 to 5 p.m. Anti-militarism protest. Mattydale

July 3, 4:15 – 5 p.m. Anti-militarism protest. Hancock Air Base.

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.

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

 

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In solidarity,

David

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