CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Legislative ACTION ALERTS for week of Feb 18

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

Highlights this week include a rally against Trump’s #FakeNationalEmergency (today in Syracuse), plus two more Katko town halls on the future of I-81 (Tu and Th evenings, respectively). We need everyone to show up for at least one of these events this week, if at all possible.

For Katko’s Thursday town hall at Fowler HS, our friends at Uplift Syracuse are coordinating rides to get folks who live near the footprint of the viaduct to the Town Hall. If you are interested in helping out, please let Mo know by Wednesday! Even if you can only take 1 or 2 people in your car. If we all do a little we can accomplish a lot. If you want to help, send your information to or text/call 917-294-4206 for more information. Thank you!

Also a quick request from our friends at RiseUp Social Action Training & Education: In preparation for their Social Action Training Day on April 13, they’re asking folks to complete a quick survey to help them finalize the list of workshops which will be offered. The survey (open until February 21) is available here: And now, on to the action alerts.

Today (Feb 18) Protest Trump’s Fake Emergency! President Trump has declared #FakeNationalEmergency—an illegal power grab from an unhinged man to push his racist, dangerous policies. We’re mobilizing rapid-response events on Presidents Day to talk about the real emergencies in this country related to poverty, hunger, homelessness, black maternal and child mortality and the separation of families. Join our #PresidentsDay protest to fight Trump’s fake crisis and racist deportation force. Let’s stand together to talk about the real issues in this country and make it clear to our representatives that Trump is not above the law. 12-1pm at Hanley Federal Building, 100 S. Clinton St. 13202. More details here.

If you can’t make it in person, please call Katko’s office TODAY. Ask his staff what he’s doing to stop President Trump’s ongoing assault on our constitutional system of checks and balances. Katko’s numbers are 315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), or 202-225-3701 (DC).

Community Grid Button & Sign Making Party 3:30-5pm at Syracuse Center for Peace & Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St. 13210. More details here.

Unmasking Intervention: What’s the US Doing in Venezuela? Talk by Richard Gaunt, writer and former journalist with teleSUR English. Hosted by Syracuse Peace Council and CNY Solidarity. 7-9pm at ArtRage, 505 Hawley Ave. 13202. More details here.

Tuesday (Feb 19) Show Up for the Grid in Salina! Rep. Katko’s third town hall on the future of I-81 is tonight in Salina. Please come voice your support for the #CommunityGrid, and bring a friend if you can. If you use Facebook, please RSVP here. Time: 6:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Location: Liverpool Middle School, Cafeteria, 720 Seventh Street 13088 This discussion will be moderated by Town of Salina Supervisor Colleen Gunnip.

Wednesday (Feb 20) No actions scheduled at this time.

Thursday (Feb 21) Important legislative hearing in Syracuse this morning, plus another Katko town hall tonight

Syracuse Climate & Community Protection Act Hearing State Sen. Rachel May is hosting a public hearing in Syracuse on the #CCPA. Community members, organizations, and stakeholders are invited to share their thoughts with me on the proposal. If you are interested in testifying, please email 9am-12 noon at Gateway Center, Forestry Drive 13210. More details here.

Show Up for the Grid in Syracuse! Rep. Katko’s fourth and final town hall on the future of I-81 is tonight in Syracuse. Please join us and help make this the biggest one yet. If you use Facebook, RSVP here. Time: 6:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Please use entrance off of main parking lot on Magnolia Street Location: Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler High School, Auditorium, 227 Magnolia Street 13204 This discussion will be moderated by Onondaga County Legislator Chris Ryan, 8th District.

Friday (Feb 22) No actions scheduled at this time.

Saturday (Feb 23) Great training opportunity this morning, and a long-awaited community event tonight Outreach and Communications Skills for Social Movements 9 am – 12.30 pm at 204 Maxwell Hall, Syracuse University All successful movements require strong outreach and communications strategies and implementation. This workshop will focus on building skills to effectively communicate through a range of channels, including social media, email and websites and the mainstream media. Participatory workshop will provide opportunity for participants to learn about and practice these skills. The session, which will include roleplaying and other interactive learning exercises, will be valuable for newcomers and those already engaged in social action. It will be facilitated by Andy Mager, Lindsay Speer and another trainer from RiseUp Social Action Training and Education. Breakfast will be served! The workshop is FREE and open to all but registration is required. To register, please send an email to Let us know what academic department/community organization you are with, if you have any dietary restrictions, and/or require special accommodations.

From Panther 21 to 21st Century Revolutions This is a FREE community event. ALL are welcome! Join us as we explore the trajectory of the Black Panther Party to present-day social/political activism with Sekou Odinga, an original member of the Black Panther Party (Harlem Chapter) who has continued to build awareness of and advocate for the release of Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War; dequi kioni-sadiki, a Black feminist, educator for Liberation, artist, poet, chair of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee, and prisoner and human rights activist who focuses on issues of political/mass imprisonment; and Matt Meyer, a Senior Research Scholar at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst Resistance Studies Initiative with a life-long pursuit of bridging gaps between academics and activists. 6-9pm at ArtRage Gallery. More details here.

Sunday (Feb 24) Political Education Teach In: Militarism, Poverty, and Racism Hosted by CNY Solidarity, Syracuse Peace Council, and Syracuse Cultural Workers. Choose from workshops focused on ending militarism, poverty in Syracuse, unchaining civil rights, and the relevance of socialism today. 2-5pm at Bishop Harrison, 1342 Lancaster Ave. 13210. Note earlier start time. More details here.

Save the date for these upcoming events

Mon, Feb 25: Gerrymandering: Democracy in Peril, hosted by Citizens’ Response Network of Wayne County. 6:15pm at Palmyra Community Library, 402 E. Main St. 14522. More details here.

Wed, Feb 27: Syracuse Bus to Fair Elections NY Mobilization. 8am at Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice. More details here.

Thur, Feb 28: Electoral Reform in New York. Thursday Morning Roundtable discussion with Dustin Czarny. 8am. More details here.

Thur, Feb 28: Let’s Fix Our Democracy Rally. 12-1pm at 440 S. Warren St. 13202. More details here.

Thur, Feb 28: Syracuse NAACP 2nd Annual Address to Community.

Presented by Linda Brown Robinson. 5:30-7pm at South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St. 13205. More details here.

Thur, Feb 28: Assembly Member Magnarelli Community Information Night. 630-8pm at 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville 13027. Thur, Mar 7: Syracuse Citizen Review Board, Public Board Meeting. 5:30-7pm at Common Council Chambers, 233 E. Washington St. 13210. More details here.

Fri, Mar 8: I-81: Analyzing the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Hosted by GreeningUSA and AIA Central New York. 12-1:30pm at Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 E. Washington St. 13210. More details here.

Sun, Mar 10: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm at Bishop Harrison ,

Apr 14: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm location TBD Sun,

Apr 28: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm location TBD

Sun, May 19: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm location TBD

May 31: voter registration deadline for 2019 primary

Sun, Jun 9: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm location TBD

Sun, Jun 23: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm location TBD

June 25: ELECTION DAY. Primary election for local and county offices

Oct 11: voter registration deadline for 2019 general election

Nov 5: ELECTION DAY. General election for local and county offices

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