CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Action Alerts – Week of June 18

CNY Solidarity members and supporters:

Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.

Because CNY Solidarity does not currently endorse candidates for office, these alerts do not include information regarding electoral advocacy in support of particular candidates. If anyone is interested in receiving such information from Knit the 24th, a district-wide coalition of Indivisible groups, please reply to me.

On a related front, please note that tomorrow (June 19) is the postmark deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the June 26th NY-24 congressional primary. Application forms are available here. If you know anyone who’s a registered Democrat and will be out of town on the 26th, please print this form, bring it to them, and help them get it in the mail by tomorrow. If you miss the mail-in deadline, you can still request an absentee ballot in person at the County Election Board until June 25.

And now, on to the ACTION ALERTS. Key highlight this week is Tuesday appearance by Vice President Pence in Syracuse. Protest details below.

Today (June 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: <>. Register at


Tuesday (June 19)

Rally Against VP Mike Pence and Rep. John Katko

11:30-1:00, Embassy Suites near Destiny, 311 Hiawatha Blvd. Organized by our friends at Speak Out CNY. More details here.


Wayne County Democratic Candidate Forum, NY24

7-9pm, Ohmann Theater, 64 Williams St., Lyons, NY. Hosted by our friends at Citizens’ Response Network of Wayne County. More details here.


Wednesday (June 20)

6 months later: #TheTrumpTax

On today’s six-month anniversary of the Trump tax bill, please join our friends at Speak Out CNY to tell Rep. Katko to stop rewarding the rich and sabotaging healthcare. 12-1pm, 440 S. Warren St. in Syracuse. More details here.


CNY Solidarity meeting

7-8:30pm, Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette St. in Syracuse (corner of Fayette and Townsend). Enter on the Fayette St. side. Note that for June, July, and August, we will meet on one Sunday afternoon and one weeknight per month. This meeting will feature elections for our Coordinating Committee, followed by breakout-group meetings. More details here.


Thursday (June 21)

No actions today. If you’d like info about electoral advocacy happening today, please reply to me.


Friday (June 22)

Meeting with Schumer staffer

We have a meeting with Joe from Senator Schumer’s office this coming at 11 AM at the Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St in Syracuse. Anyone is welcome. Please RSVP to if you can attend.


Saturday (June 23)

NAN Meeting with Governor’s Office and State DOT Regarding I-81

National Action Network is meeting with representatives of the governor’s office and Ali Chaudhry, Deputy Secretary for Transportation regarding I-81 redevelopment. All are welcome. Discussion will focus on advocacy for community grid, community benefits agreement to ensure local hiring, and other impacts of project on local property owners and residents. 10am, location TBD.

Weekly “Say No to Katko” protest

11:00-12:00, on the sidewalk outside Wegmans Dewitt, near the traffic light, across from Talbots. We cancelled last week, due to so many competing actions and events. As of now, the protest is back on for this week, and we’ll have a big sign reminding people to vote on June 26. More details here. If you’d like more frequent updates on this and similar events from Indivisible NY24, please reply to me.


Sunday (June 24)

No actions today. If you have friends and family who are registered Democrats, please remind them to vote in Tuesday’s election.


Save the date for these upcoming events:

Mon., Jun. 25: Today is the last day at which absentee ballots can be requested for tomorrow’s election. Ballots must be requested in person at your county election board. You can find the address for your county board here.

Tue., Jun. 26: Election day (NY24 congressional primary). If you are a registered Democrat in NY-24, then today is election day. Polls open noon-9:00pm. Find your polling place here.

Tue., Jun. 26: Today’s News: Real or Fake? Teach-in at University United Methodist Church, 324 University Ave in Syracuse. 6:30 snacks; 7:00 teach-in.

Wed., July 11, 7-8:30pm: CNY Solidarity meeting, Bishop Harrison.

Sun., July 15: CNY Solidarity bias/privilege training, location and time TBD.

Mon., July 16: Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Kathy Kelly of “Voices for Creative Nonviolence” will be speaking on Yemen. Sponsored by CNY Solidarity’s Beyond War and Militarism committee. 7 p.m., All Saints Church, 1340 Lancaster Ave. To learn more, contact Ed or Ann at (315) 478-4571.

Sun., 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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