CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.
I woke up this Labor Day morning thinking about the Knights of Labor, the multi-racial union that briefly represented 20% of U.S. workers in the 1880s. Our union brothers and sisters will be marching at the State Fair this morning; if you’re free, please join the parade. (More details below.)
After marching, make plans to knock doors or make phone calls for whichever candidates you’re supporting in the upcoming elections. The New York state primary is just 10 (!) days away, and the general election is 64 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. (The registration deadline has passed for voting in the primary, but you have until Oct. 12 to register for the general election.) Indivisible’s online voter registration tool is available here. Then reach out to your favorite candidates’ campaigns and ask what you can do to help.
Today (Sept 3)
Labor Day Parade @ NYS Fair
Hosted by our friends at Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Gate 4 (Iroquois/ Indian Village). Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Rally immediately following at the Pavilion. More details here.
Tuesday (Sept 4)
County Legislature Meeting on Aggressive Panhandling Rescheduled
The Onondaga County Legislature meeting on aggressive panhandling that was scheduled for today has been rescheduled for Oct. 2. If anyone would be willing to speak at the meeting against the pending proposal to criminalize aggressive panhandling, please let us know. More details here.
Kavanaugh Hearings Start Today
In D.C., the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Brett Kavanaugh begin today. Both of our Senators have already indicated their opposition to his confirmation, but if you have friends or family in other states whose Senators have not yet indicated what they’re going to do, please reach out to them and urge them to call those Senators. If you’re able, you might also consider pledging $20.20 to this amazing campaign targeting Sen. Susan Collins in Maine. Your card will only get charged if Collins votes for Kavanaugh, in which case the money will go to her 2020 opponent. Ady Barkan launched the campaign a few weeks ago, and it has already gotten more than $200,000 in pledges.
Wednesday (Sept 5)
Auburn Town Hall
NY-24 candidate Dana Balter is holding a town hall in Cayuga County. 6-9pm, Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee, Auburn 13021. More details here.
Thursday (Sept 6)
Absentee Ballot Deadline
If you’ll be out of town on Thursday, September 13 (primary election day), today is the postmark deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail. The form is available here.
Fri./Sat. (Sept 7-8)
Last Weekend before the Primary
No CNY Solidarity actions today, 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 Facebook 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.
Indivisible has declared this a nationwide weekend of action leading up to the November elections, and Indivisible NY24 has a number of actions planned. Contact me for further details.
Sunday (Sept 9)
Oswego County Town Hall
NY-24 candidate Dana Balter is holding a town hall in Oswego County. 6pm at the American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St. Oswego 13126. More details here.
Save the date for these upcoming events
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. 16: CNY Solidarity meeting, 3-5pm, location TBD.
Mon., Sept. 17: Journey of the Peacemaker, a talk by Freida Jacques, sponsored by our Beyond War and Militarism Committee. 6:30pm, ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave in Syracuse.
Sun., Sept. 23: Indivisible NY-22 Summit. 9:30-12:30, Cazenovia Hampton Inn.
Sun., Sept. 23: Westcott St. Cultural Fair, 12-7pm.
Tue., Oct. 2: Onondaga County Legislature meeting on aggressive panhandling. If anyone would be willing to speak at the meeting against the pending proposal to criminalize aggressive panhandling, please let us know. 12:30 at 401 Montgomery St., Room 407. More details here.
Wed., Oct. 10: Teach-in on the rule of law in the U.S. 6:30-8:30pm at University United Methodist.
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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