CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.
Today (Dec 10)
One phone-calling action today, and two important community meetings tonight
The time to address the climate crisis is NOW
From our friends at Citizens’ Climate Lobby: Word has it that Rep. Katko is open to co-sponsoring a new carbon fee bill that would rapidly reduce emissions while also spurring the economy—if he hears from enough of his constituents. (So you know what to do!) The bill is HR 7173: Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. Please call his office and tell him you want him to co-sponsor it. This online Call In Tool (click link) will set you up and give a sample script. You’ll enter your street address and zip to confirm yourself as a constituent. If you would prefer not to use the tool, just call his office at (202) 225-3701.
The Auburn Citizen editorial board recently endorsed the bill and called on Katko to cosponsor it, so there’s some momentum building. Our voice for the climate matters now more than ever and will help us increase our chance of passage in the 116th Congress!
Monday December 10th 5:15 PM · 499 S Warren St, Syracuse, NY
Bi-Monthly meeting of the Syracuse Police Accountability and Reform Coalition.
Monday December 10th 6 PM · 500 W Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
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 to create long term, sustainable change.
Tuesday (Dec 11)
Two meetings with legislators this morning and two important community meetings tonight
Meeting with Assembly Member Magnarelli
The Let NY Vote Coalition, of which CNY Solidarity is a member, has been arranging meetings with state legislators to talk about passing election reform this year in New York State. Next up is Bill Magnarelli; meeting is today at 10am in his office. Contactjonah.email@example.com if you’d like to attend.
Meeting with Assembly Member Stirpe
The Workers Center of Central New York is meeting with Assembly Member Stirpe at 10am in his district office (7293 Buckley Rd Suite 201, in North Syracuse) to discuss the Green Light campaign. If you are a constituent of district 127 (Cicero, Clay, Manlius, Pompey and Tully) OR you are interested in advocating for drivers licenses for worker’s rights, please email Marianna.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tuesday December 11th 6 PM – 7:30 PM · One Group – 706 N. Clinton Street, Syracuse. With the midterms behind us, Uplift Syracuse is feeling refreshed and ready to hit the ground running with our next steps and action items for 2019. And we want YOU there! Whether you’re an avid volunteer or someone that has been on the fence, we encourage everyone to come out and join our discussion about making a difference at the local level. If you’re planning on joining us, please RSVP to Christina.Whiteside05@gmail.com.
Eyewitness Report from the Border & the Fight for Free Movement
The purpose of this meeting is to hear a report from CNY Solidarity member Sheila Sicilia, who traveled to work in solidarity with the people gathering at the border in Tijuana. We will also discuss strategies for building the fight for freedom of movement in CNY over the coming year. 7pm at ArtRage, 505 Hawley Ave in Syracuse. More details here.
Wednesday (Dec 12)
One phone-calling action today and a community grid fundraiser tonight
Tell Sen. Schumer to #DefundHate
That means no funding for Trump’s border wall. No funding for more detention beds. No more funding for an already out-of-control deportation force. Indivisible’s sample call script is here. Sen. Schumer is at 202-224-6542 or 315-423-5471.
Community for the Grid Fundraiser
530-730pm, Munjed’s. More details here.
Thursday (Dec 13)
Support Independent Justice-Focused Journalism
171 years ago, Frederick Douglass and Dr. Martin Delany started The North Star as the leading abolitionist newspaper of the day. They spoke truth to power and unashamedly used journalism as a tool to fight for freedom. With the blessing and permission of the family of Frederick Douglass, Shaun King and Benjamin Dixon are rebuilding The North Star. They’re planning to launch a full platform of audio and video content—including podcasts, smartphone apps, and a nightly online news broadcast—but to be sustainable, they need 100,000 members willing to pledge a recurring monthly contribution. I signed up a couple weeks ago. If you’re able, please consider joining me by signing up here.
Friday (Dec 14)
Educational Justice in Syracuse
From our state and local action team (SLAT): Our friends from Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) are coming to help us learn how the NY State budget short changes the Syracuse city school district and help us create an action plan to make our voices heard and get the funding our schools are owed and need. 630-830pm at Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave in Syracuse. More details here.
Saturday (Dec 15)
Rally for the Grid!
Indoor rally at City Hall Commons Atrium. Bringing together community members and advocates, building awareness and support for the Community Grid option replacing the elevated portion of I-81. Speakers include State Senator Elect Rachel May, Assemblyman Al Stirpe, Mayor Ben Walsh, Common Councilor Joe Driscoll, and many more! 11am in the City Hall Commons Atrium. Free Event. All supporters welcome. More details here.
Sunday (Dec 16)
CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting
Featuring updates from the Workers Center. 3-5pm at Park Central Presbyterian, 504 E. Fayette St in Syracuse. More details here.
Save the date for these upcoming events
Thur, Jan 3: Day 1: Let’s Fix Our Democracy Rally. 12:30pm outside Rep. Katko’s Syracuse office. Part of Indivisible national day of action.
Sun, Jan 6: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting. 3-5pm at Bishop Harrison.
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