CNY Solidarity Coalition

Action Alerts – Week of Nov 12th

Confronting Corruption Syracuse Photo Credit: Julio Urrutia

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

Much love and thanks to all who worked so hard on the recent elections. Congrats to our own Rachel May, who will be a fabulous new state Senator in Albany, and Dana Balter, who ran an inspiring campaign that came up just short.

Of course, win or lose, our work was never going to be done after Tuesday’s election. La lucha continua. For those who missed it, we had an amazing turnout of 70+ people at yesterday’s meeting, including many new faces. Click here for some photos.

And now, on to the action alerts.

 

Today (Nov 12)

Two important coalition-building opportunities tonight

 

Bi-monthly SPAARC Meeting

Monday November 12th 5:15 PM · 499 S Warren St, Syracuse

Bi-Monthly meeting of the Syracuse Police Accountability and Reform Coalition

 

Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition

Monday November 12th 6 PM · 500 W Genesee St, Syracuse 

Syracuse has one of the nation’s highest rates of lead exposure for children. Our monthly meetings have brought together concerned citizens, non-profit workers, elected officials, and other community organizers. This month we will be developing an action plan, and discussing the path forward with coalition building. We will be joined by Legal Services CNY, and hear about their efforts canvassing and community outreach. Please come join us and build the political capacity to create long term, sustainable change.

 

Tuesday (Nov 13)

One phone call today, and a town hall tonight

Protect Mueller Investigation with Action, not Words

You’re probably getting as tired of this as I am, but it’s time for more phone calls to Rep. Katko. Last week, President Trump forced out Attorney General Sessions and replaced him with a handpicked loyalist, Matthew Whitaker, who is on record as calling for Special Mueller’s investigation to be shut down. During the recent round of televised debates, Katko swore up and down that he would protect the Mueller investigation, but to date, he has not lifted a finger to actually do so. Now is the time. As always, Katko’s numbers are 315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), or 202-225-3701 (DC).

 

Town Hall – Incoming County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, II

Tuesday November 13th 7 PM at Onondaga Community College

FOCUS Greater Syracuse and Leadership Greater Syracuse have teamed up to co-host a town hall with the incoming Onondaga County Executive. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click here for details.

 

Wednesday (Nov 14)

No actions today (until further notice!).

 

Thursday (Nov 15)

End U.S. Support for the War in Yemen

One more call to Rep. Katko this week. Please call and demand that he hold the Saudi regime accountable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the atrocities in Yemen. Congress should act immediately to end our military’s involvement in the Saudi-led attacks in Yemen and make sure there are no more arms sales to the Saudi regime. Katko’s numbers are 315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), or 202-225-3701 (DC).

 

Friday-Sunday (Nov 16-18)

No actions this weekend. (Until further notice!) Enjoy the time with family and friends.

 

Save the date for these upcoming events

Thur, Nov 29: Thursday Morning Roundtable hosts Mayor Ben Walsh, who will discuss his time in office and his plans for the City of Syracuse. 7:30 am at 350 W. Fayette St. 13202. More details here.

Dec 1-2: Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival. More details here.

Sun, Dec. 2: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting. 3-5pm at Bishop Harrison. Indivisible NY-24 will meet during breakout time.

Sun, Dec.16: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting. 3-5pm at Park Central Presbyterian.

Sun, Jan 6: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting. 3-5pm at Bishop Harrison.

 

Today and every day, be sure to follow us online and on social media.

Check out our website: www.cnysolidarity.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CNYSolidarity and @IndivisibleNY24

Follow us on Facebookwww.facebook.com/cnysolidarity/  and www.facebook.com/groups/IndivisibleNY24/

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Interested in helping with the website, data entry? Contact elaine@iammeinteractive.com

Interested in helping to distribute CNYSC brochures? Contact barry@barrygordon.com

Interested in helping to welcome new members? Contact Marianna.kaufman@gmail.com

 

In solidarity,

Tom

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