CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.
Tuesday (April 9)
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).
Wednesday (April 10)
No actions today (until further notice!).
Thursday (April 11)
Ryan McMahon’s Town Hall meeting
6:30PM at Lysander Town Hall, 8220 Loop Road, Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027.
Friday (April 12)
No actions today (until further notice!).
Saturday (April 13)
RiseUp for Social Action Training Day
9 am — 3:30 pm, Bishop Harrison Center, 1342 Lancaster Ave., Syracuse
This day of training and skill-building for organizers and activists will include 3 workshop sessions (with multiple choices during each session) and a keynote talk on community-based efforts to combat poverty featuring John Washington, Co-Director of organizing PUSH Buffalo and Ocesa Keaton of Syracuse Greater HOPE. The day will be valuable for experienced organizers and newcomers alike.
The day is organized by RiseUp for Social Action, in conjunction with the Urban Jobs Task Force, CNY Solidarity Coalition, Workers Center of CNY, National Action Network, Seeds of Peace, Uplift Syracuse, Syracuse Peace Council, Parents for Public Schools, CNY NOW, All Saints Parish and the Green Party.
Support for this project has been provided by a “What If…” mini-grant from the Gifford Foundation.
Workshop options include Working as an Ally to a Targeted Group, Facilitating Effective Meetings, Communication Tools for Organizers and much more.
Lunch will be provided, along with onsite childcare. Interpretation for Spanish speakers will be available at the keynote and for selected workshops. See the full details.
Register for this valuable opportunity to learn skills and strategies from one another to strengthen our movements, either:
There is a sliding scale fee of $0 to $25 for attendance (pay what you are able). Unfortunately, the online registration form can’t accommodate free registrations. If you need a full scholarship, please send an email with your name and contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you information.
Sunday (April 14)
No CNY Solidarity meeting this weekend. We encourage members to attend the Rise Up training on Saturday, which we have co-sponsored.
Save the date for these upcoming events
Wed, Apr 17, 6:30-8:30 PM. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City – Film Screening at ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse. Presented as part of the Gifford Foundation “What If …” film series. In partnership with Community for the Grid and Grids4Kids. More information here
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
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