CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams. The New York State primary election is 38 days away, and the general election is 92 days away. Please mark your calendars (Sept. 13 and Nov. 6), confirm your voter registration, and make sure your friends and family are all registered too.
On a related note, the House of Representatives is currently on recess, and Rep. Katko has promised to make multiple public appearances in the district. This likely just means lots of photo-ops announced after the fact, but if/when he does announce any planned appearances in advance, we’ll try to mobilize people to attend (if open to the public) or protest outside (if not). If you’d like to be added to our text message alerts for such events, please email me with your cell number. And if you hear of any planned public appearances in advance, please let me know that too.
And now, on to the action alerts.
Today (Aug 6)
Hiroshima Day Procession
11:30-1:00, behind City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington St. in Syracuse. More details here.
Pack the Court in Support of the #AbolishICE 10
Last week, ten activists (including multiple CNY Solidarity members) were arrested while occupying the local ICE office. All ten have court appearances scheduled today, and they are asking for community allies and supporters to attend. Meet outside the courthouse, 505 S. State St., at 1:15pm. More details here.
Tuesday (Aug 7)
Canvassing for Health Care for All
6-9pm, 102 Kenmore St. (near Fay Road)
Syracuse, NY 13219
Contact Margaret · firstname.lastname@example.org
Please RSVP if you can lend a hand. Your RSVP allows us to prepare adequate outreach materials.
Learn how to use Hubdialer, Indivisible’s phone-banking platform
Tomorrow’s alerts include a national phone-banking effort in which Indivisible members are calling voters in states with key Senators, focused on the Kavanaugh nomination. If you’ve never used this phone-banking platform, consider signing up for tonight’s training webinar at 7:30pm. Click here to sign up.
Wednesday (Aug 8)
Check out national Indivisible’s up-to-date campaign resource to get the state of play on Brett Kavanaugh, and what you can do to help keep up the pressure. And then sign up for a phonebanking shift to help contact voters in states with key Senators.
Judge Kavanaugh and the Future of the Supreme Court: A Teach-In
6:30-8pm, Panasci Family Chapel, Le Moyne College. Free and open to the public. More details here.
Thursday (Aug 9)
Moms Demand Action Meeting
August 9th 6PM – 7:30PM at Manlius Library
This meeting is for people ready to get more involved and take action to prevent gun violence. We will be talking about what we have accomplished, our plan for what is next and asking people to sign up to help.
Fri, Sat & Sun (Aug 10-12)
No formal actions this weekend, but if you’re supporting candidates in the Sept. 13 and/or Nov. 6 elections, we encourage you to reach out via their websites or FB pages and see what volunteer opportunities they have available. The key to these elections will be a) grassroots, volunteer, direct voter contact efforts (i.e., canvassing and phone-banking); and b) recurring, small-dollar donations from thousands of supporters. If anyone needs help making connections with any local campaigns, reply to me and I’ll get you started.
Save the date for these upcoming events
Mon., Aug. 13: Word has it that Pres. Trump may be appearing with Rep. Tenney in the Rome-Utica area today. More details as we have them, but if you’d be able to make the road trip, please mark your calendars.
Mon., Aug. 13: Indivisible Cayuga is hosting a talk by Tom Keck on Trump and the Constitution. 6:30-8:30 pm at Phoenix Building, 2 South St. in Auburn. More details here.
Wed., Aug. 15: CNY Solidarity meeting. 7-8:30pm, Park Central Presbyterian Church.
Aug. 19: NYS voter registration deadline for state primary.
Sun., Aug. 26: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm, location TBD.
Mon., Sept. 3: Labor Day Parade @NYS Fair, 10am at State Fairgrounds.
Sept. 6: Deadline to request absentee ballot by mail for state primary.
Thur., Sept. 13: Election day (primaries for state offices). Yes, it’s a Thursday. Polls open noon – 9:00pm. To put it on your Facebook calendar, click here.
Sun., Sept. 23: Indivisible NY-22 Summit. 9:30-12:30, Cazenovia Hampton Inn.
Sun., Sept. 23, 12:00-7:00pm: Westcott St. Cultural Fair.
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).
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Check out our website: www.cnysolidarity.org