CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Action Alerts – Week of Oct 1st

CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.

The general election is in 36 days. 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. Top priority for these final weeks is doors and phones, doors and phones, doors and phones.

At yesterday’s CNY Solidarity meeting, we adopted a new policy that allows greater sharing of electoral campaign-related information on this email list. (Coordinating Committee will share the full policy soon.) CNY Solidarity does not endorse candidates for office, but for certain identified candidates whose platforms are broadly consistent with the Coalition’s mission, we will now share information on, for example, opportunities to engage in canvassing and phone-banking in support of those candidates.

In light of this new policy, our climate justice committee has asked us to announce that our friends at Climate Change Action and Awareness (CCAA) will be phoning 1,000 registered voters on their mailing list on behalf of Dana Balter for Congress. Their list is of folks who have attended events and requested additional information about climate change. The phone banking will be done in coordination with the campaign. More volunteers to reach that many people are needed. Anyone interested in participating in this  phone bank, please contact or Kitty Burns (


Today (Oct 1)

Community Conversation with Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh and other City Officials

Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today (TNT) – Area 3, Southside invites you to attend a Community Conversation with Mayor Ben Walsh, city department heads, and elected officials, moderated by Jennifer Sanders of NewsChannel 9 WSYR-TV. Join us for an evening of dialogue and Q&A and learn about some of the initiatives being undertaken by elected officials and department heads. 6 PM @ South Side Innovation Center 2610 South Salina St, Syracuse. More details here; for more info, please contact


Tuesday (Oct 2)

Update regarding aggressive panhandling proposal

The Onondaga County Legislature has backed off its proposal to criminalize aggressive panhandling, so there will be no public testimony at today’s meeting. We’ll provide more details as we have them.


Wednesday (Oct 3)

Wednesday Potluck Phonebank

Every Wednesday from 4-8pm, the Balter for Congress campaign hosts a potluck phonebank. Bring a dish to pass, a charged cellphone, and a laptop if you have one, and they’ll train you on their phonebanking system. 4-8pm at 213 W. Adams St. in Syracuse. Click here to RSVP. If Wednesdays don’t work for you, click here for a comprehensive list of canvassing and phone-banking opportunities, in all corners of the district, on every day of the week.


Thursday (Oct 4)

State Senate town hall with John Mannion (SD-50)

5:30pm at North Syracuse Education Assoc., 210 S. Main St. 13212. More details here.


Friday (Oct 5)

No CNY Solidarity or Indivisible actions today. If you haven’t done so already, we urge you 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.


Saturday (Oct 6)

Syracuse Citywide Canvass

Today marks one month ‘till the election. Please join us to canvass for Dana Balter, Rachel May, John Mannion, and Mike Montes. We’ll meet on Circle Rd. in Syracuse (near SU campus) at 1pm to pick up turfs and literature, then head out for an afternoon of canvassing. Help us knock hundreds of doors in all 19 Wards in Syracuse. Click here or here to RSVP and we’ll provide the exact address on Circle Rd. If you have a smartphone, download the MiniVAN Touch app and set up an account before you come. This app allows you to collect canvassing data directly on your phone, but we’ll also have paper turfs available for those without smartphones.


Sunday (Oct 7)

No CNY Solidarity or Indivisible actions today, but again, if you’ve got available time, your favorite campaign will definitely have opportunities to help out.


Save the date for these upcoming events

Mon., Oct. 8: CNY Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition is hosting a workshop on the sanctuary movement. 8:30am-2pm at May Memorial, 3800 E. Genesee St in Syracuse. Click here to register.

Mon., Oct. 8: Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, not Columbus Day. 4:30-6pm at Columbus Circle in Syracuse. Organized by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation. 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.

Thu, Oct 11: State Senate town hall with John Mannion. 5:30pm at Baldwinsville Public Library
Fri., Oct. 12: NYS voter registration deadline for general election.

Sat. Oct. 13: Making Change: Community Organizing Basics Workshop. 9am-12:30pm, 204 Maxwell Hall, Syracuse University. facilitated by Andy Mager and Jessica Maxwell. Free. Pre-registration required to

Mon., Oct 15: Candidate Forum on Disability Issues, hosted by Disabled in Action, AccessCNY, ARISE, Aurora of CNY, and Self-Advocacy CNY. 1-4pm at CNY Community Foundation, 431 E. Fayette St. (Assembly candidates 1-2pm; State Senate candidates 2-3pm; NY-24 House candidates 3-4pm). More details here.

Mon, Oct 15: State Senate town hall with John Mannion. 5:30pm at DeWitt Community Room, E. Syracuse Fire Dept., 148 Sanders Creek Pkwy

Oct 25: State Senate town hall with John Mannion in Auburn. More details as we have them.

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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