CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.
First off, amazing work from everyone who was supporting candidates in last week’s primary. Congratulations to Rachel May, who won the state senate primary for SD-53 (pending counting of absentee ballots this Thursday), and Shadia Tadros, whose race for Syracuse City Court Judge remains too close to call. Both Rachel and Shadia were significantly outspent by their opponents, but they had people power on their sides.
With the primary behind us, note that the general election is just 50 days away. Mark your calendars for Nov. 6, confirm your voter registration, and make sure your friends and family are all registered too. The registration deadline is Oct. 12, and Indivisible’s online voter registration tool is available here. Once you’ve checked all that, reach out to your favorite candidates’ campaigns and ask what you can do to help.
One more preliminary note: Our friends at Chenango Change, Indivisible Mohawk Valley, Indivisible NYCD22, FLIP NY 24, and Cazenovia Call to Action have organized a NY22/NY24 “Flip the District” summit this Sunday in Cazenovia. More details below, but please note that PRE-REGISTRATION BY 9/21 IS REQUIRED. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED OTHERWISE. CLICK HERE TO PRE REGISTER. CLICK HERE TO ASK A QUESTION.
Today (Sept 17)
One phone call today, and a public talk tonight
The GOP Effort to Pack the Court Knows No Bounds
In news that broke yesterday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now faces credible allegations of attempted rape. Rep. Katko has made no public statement on the matter. Today, please call his office and ask whether he believes the confirmation vote should be delayed to allow time for further investigation. Katko’s numbers are 315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), or 202-225-3701 (DC).
The Social and Ecological Imperatives of War Abolition
Talk by Greta Zarro. 7pm at ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse. Sponsored by Beyond War and Militarism Committee. More details here.
Tuesday-Saturday (Sept 18-22)
No CNY Solidarity actions throughout the week. We urge everyone to reach out to your favorite candidate’s campaign via Facebook or their website and sign up to help out. (If anyone needs help getting started, reply to me by email.) Doors and phones, doors and phones, doors and phones, from now through Nov. 6.
Sunday (Sept 23)
Westcott St. Cultural Fair
12-7pm on Westcott St. in Syracuse. Food, music, and fun for all ages. CNY Solidarity will be distributing literature, as will many progressive candidates’ campaigns. Starts with a parade at noon.
Second Annual “Flip the District” Summit in Cazenovia
Our friends at Chenango Change, Indivisible Mohawk Valley, Indivisible NYCD22, FLIP NY 24, and Cazenovia Call to Action have organized a NY22/NY24 “Flip the District” summit in Cazenovia. 9:30-12:30 at the Hampton Inn. PRE-REGISTRATION BY 9/21 IS REQUIRED. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED OTHERWISE. CLICK HERE TO PRE REGISTER. CLICK HERE TO ASK A QUESTION. This Summit will bring like-minded individuals from across NYCD22 and NYCD24 together to celebrate our resistance work to date and to kick off the final push leading up to Election Day 2018. Speakers include Ezra Levin, co-founder of Indivisible; Lesley Bauer, co-founder of No Safe Seats (GA 6th District); Alexandra Lowe, NYS Democratic Lawyers Council; Dana Balter (via video); Anthony Brindisi; and Rachel May.
Save the date for these upcoming events
Thur., Sept. 27: WCNY is hosting a conversation with a live studio audience re gun safety. 5-6:30pm at 415 W. Fayette St in Syracuse. Click here to register.
Sun., Sept. 30: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm, location TBD.
Tue., Oct. 2: Onondaga County Legislature meeting on aggressive panhandling. If you’d be willing to speak against 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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Check out our website: www.cnysolidarity.org