CNY Solidarity Coalition

Action Alerts – Week of April 1st

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

Important actions this week regarding healthcare, immigration, and climate justice, but I particularly want to call your attention to a nationwide day of actions calling for full public release of the Mueller report. Indivisible and other national groups have called for rallies on Thursday evening if the Mueller report hasn’t been released by then. Ours will be 5pm at the Hanley Federal Building in Syracuse. Click here to sign up for notifications confirming the event, and click here to help spread the word on Facebook. 

And now, on to the alerts. 

April 1

A phone calling action and a press conference today, both from our friends at the Workers Center and the NY Immigration Coalition

Support Dreamers Today

Today, please call Rep. Katko and urge him to co-sponsor H.R. 6: American Dream and Promise Act, which would grant Dreamers conditional permanent resident status for ten years. It was introduced in March by Rep. Velazquez and Clarke. It would directly and immediately benefit 80,000 New York Dreamers and recipients of Temporary Protected Status. Katko’s numbers are 315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), or 202-225-3701 (DC).

Central New York Counts! Census2020 Press Conference

Please join us at am important press conference to support a full and accurate count in the 2020 Census. 4pm at the John H. Hughes State Office Building, 333 E. Washington St. in Syracuse. More details here

Tuesday (April 2)

Standing with Immigrant Workers: Labor’s Strategies of Resistance in the Age of Trump

Presentation by Shannon Gleeson, hosted by SU’s Labor Studies Working Group and Workers’ Center of CNY. 4-5:30pm at 220 Eggers Hall at SU. More details here

Wednesday (April 3)

Support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

From our friends at Citizens Climate Lobby: Rep. Katko is one six Republican House members targeted as potential co-sponsors of H.R. 763: Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, which would impose a fee on the carbon content of fuels that contribute to global climate disruption. The bill would reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by a projected 40% over 12 years and would provide rebates to consumers to defray increased energy costs. Please call Katko and urge him to co-sponsor the bill. Advocates are hoping to get 5 constituents to call Katko every day this month, so you have two options: 1) If the best way to remember is just to make your call today, then do that. 2) Alternatively, use this  link to sign up for a specific day to call next week. Katko’s numbers are 315-423-5657 (Syracuse), 315-253-4068 (Auburn), or 202-225-3701 (DC).

Syracuse Common Council Study Session on Redistricting Reform

Common Council President Helen Hudson has invited Common Cause President Susan Lerner to come to this study session to introduce non-partisan redistricting. After this meeting, the Common Council may decide to schedule public hearings in April, May, and June, followed by a July vote to place a proposed charter change on the November 2019 ballot. Syracuse could be the first city east of the Mississippi to commit to non-partisan independent redistricting. Showing up at today’s meeting and encouraging the public to get behind this effort is a great way to put our cause into the press and public’s minds. 12-1pm in Common Council Chambers, 3rd floor, Syracuse City Hall. More details here.

Thursday (April 4)

Release the Mueller Report NOW

Attorney General Barr still has not released Special Counsel Mueller’s full report to the public, and House Judiciary Chairman Nadler set a deadline of Tuesday, April 2 for Barr to do so. If Barr misses the deadline to #MakeItPublic, a national coalition of progressive groups, including Indivisible, is planning to mobilize for an emergency day of action on Thursday, April 4, at 5pm local time. We’re urging all groups to stay tuned, and be ready to act fast — we’ll know if Barr has missed the deadline on Wednesday morning, April 3. If it goes forward, our rally will be 5pm at the Hanley Federal Building in Syracuse. Click here to sign up for notifications confirming the event, and click here to help spread the word on Facebook. 

Ryan McMahon’s Town Hall Meeting

6:30pm at Geddes Town Hall, 1000 Woods Road,Solvay, N.Y. 13209.

Fri-Sat (April 5-6)

No actions today (until further notice!).  

Sunday (April 7)

Winning in 2020

Knit the 24th, a district-wide coalition of Indivisible groups, hosts a meeting with Sarah Reeske, Indivisible’s upstate NY organizer, focused on strategies for flipping our district from red to blue in 2020. 2-3pm at North Syracuse Library, Trolley Barn Rd., North Syracuse. More details here

Save the date for these upcoming events

Thurs, April 11, 6:30PM Ryan McMahon’s Town Hall meeting – Lysander.  Lysander Town Hall,8220 Loop Road, Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027. 

Sat, Apr 13:  Rise Up for Social Action training.  9-3:30 pm at Bishop Harrison.More detailshere.

Sun, Apr 14: No CNY Solidarity meeting this weekend. We encourage members to attend the Rise Up training on Saturday, which we have co-sponsored.

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

Mon, April 29, 6:30PM.  Ryan McMahon’s Town Hall meeting – Dewitt/E. Syr. DeWitt Town Hall, 5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.

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 will not meet this weekend.  We encourage folks to pitch in with one or more campaigns for Tuesday’s primary.

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

Today and every day, be sure to follow us online and on social media. Check out ourWebsiteandour Instagram. Follow us on Twitter: @CNYSolidarity and @IndivisibleNY24 and on Facebookwww.facebook.com/cnysolidarity/  and www.facebook.com/groups/IndivisibleNY24/

Volunteers needed:

Interested in helping with the website, social media, adding events to our calendar? 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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