CNY Solidarity Coalition

Action Alerts – Week of April 29

Shame On Katko

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

Today (April 29)

Two events this evening

Ryan McMahon’s Town Hall meeting – Dewitt/E. Syr. 

6:30PM.  DeWitt Town Hall, 5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.

The Myths of War

7:00 pm:  Art Rage Gallery, 505 Hawley Street. Greta Zarro, organizing director of World Beyond War, will speak on how the military-industrial complex as well as large corporatocracy is the root of many cultural and environmental ills.  Sponsored by Beyond War and Militarism, a joint committee of Syracuse Peace Council and CNY Solidarity Coalition.


Tuesday (April 30)

Let us Ensure that the Record is Straight on the Mueller Report!

In The Post-Standard of Thursday, April 25, Mr. Katko, who claimed to have read the entire Mueller report, stated “If they [Mueller’s investigators] found clear-cut obstruction, they would have said so in the report.”  But maybe our congressman didn’t get to Part II of the report!  He failed to see in the Introduction to Part II that the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)had determined the reason for not indicting a sitting president.  Please see Tom Keck’s twitter about OLC and obstruction of justice. 

In addition, if you watched the Editorial Board meeting on the website, you will notice that neither the reporter nor any of the editors questioned John Katko on any of his statements.

There are three (3) actions today:

  1. Write to Mark Weiner at mweiner@syracuse.com to express your concern that (a) he did not do his reporter’s minimum due diligence by fact checking his article and (b) demand that he write a correction or in someway correct the reader’s understanding of the report.  Did he read the report?
  1. Write to The Post-Standard editorial board to express your concern that they either (a) did not fact check or did not insist that their reporter fact check, and (b) demand that a correction of misinformation be published for reader’s true understanding of the report.  Did anyone read the report? The members of the editorial board are:  Timothy Kennedy, Trish LaMonte, John Lammers, Jason Murray, Marie Morelli.  Use the same email format as above for Mark Weiner.
  1. Write letters to the editor about Congressman Katko’s misstatements about the Mueller Report.  Katko was a longtime prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office, part of the Dept. of Justice.  How could he claim that Mueller would do something other than what Mueller said he would do in the report (follow OLC directive)?  Did he really read Mueller’s report… the whole thing?  

Wednesday (May 1)

No actions scheduled. (Until further notice!)


Thursday (May 2)

Two events today.

Community Conversation with Misse Ross

Light refreshments and discussion of the issues most important to you with Onondaga County Legislature candidate Misse Ross. 7-9pm at Bridge Street Tavern, 109 Bridge Street, Syracuse NY.

Onondaga County Democratic Committee 2019 Campaign Kickoff Rally

5:30 to 7:30, F Shed at CNY Regional Market, 2100 Park Street, Syracuse.  Featuring our designated candidates for all Onondaga County, City of Syracuse and Town Offices, plus national and state guest speakers. 

Purchase tickets at Eventbrite or make checks payable to: Onondaga County Democratic Committee, 615 W. Genesee St., Suite 103, Syracuse, NY 13204. Call (315) 422-0345, email executivedirector@ocdemocrats.com, or visit our website at www.ocdemocrats.com for more information.  Blue Star Supporters who make a financial commitment of at least $10 a month to OCDC receive complimentary admission to this event. For more information on our Blue Star program, visit www.secure.actblue.com/donate/bluestar

All funds solicited in connection with this event are by the Onondaga County Democratic Committee, and not for any specific elected official or candidate. Political contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.


Fri – Sun (May 3-5)

No actions scheduled. (Until further notice!)

Save the date for these upcoming events

Tues., May 7:  Sunrise CNY General Interest/Launch meeting.  Sunrise is a climate change initiative.  

7:30-8:30 pm at Art Rage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave.  More information here


Mon., May 13. 6:30: Making Sense of the Mueller Report.   Indivisible Cayuga Meeting, Phoenix Building, 2 South Street, Auburn NY. 
Professor Thomas Keck, Ph.D., of Syracuse University will join us.  Dr. Keck is Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.  He is a leading expert on the Supreme Court, constitutional development, freedom of speech and has written several scholarly works about these and related topics.  Just this month Dr. Keck was named a 2019 Carnegie Fellow.   

Several sites provide access to the full Mueller Report.  The Washington Post site, below, allows you to scroll through and read the summaries or other sections. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/politics/read-the-mueller-report/?utm_term=.87151af32a3d


Sat., May 18, 2PM: Talk on green or natural burials.   Speaker-Herbert John Engman, President of Greensprings Natural Cemetery in Newfield, NY (just outside of Ithaca) Speaking on history of natural cemetery movement and the requirements for a green burial. Talk sponsored by Funeral Consumer Alliance of Central New York.  Park Central Presbyterian Church-504 East Fayette Street 

Handicapped accessible, parking available across the street and behind the church.


Sat., May 18 – Sun. May 19:  Steven Cross, acting professor at SU and founder of Building Company Theater, will perform his new work, Fragile White Guy, at Art Rage for 2 shows only on May 18 and 19.  It is based on themes drawn from the discourse on the book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo.


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


Thurs., May 23 (and 5 Thursdays through June 20):  Reading/discussion series about writings of James Baldwin.  Facilitated by Dr. Patricia Clark of SUNY Oswego.  Sponsored by Humanities New York.   Contact Art Rage at 315-218-5711 for more information and to register.


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

June 26-27: Televised 2020 Democratic Primary Debates on both evenings. If anyone knows of plans for watch parties, please keep us posted.

July 30-31: Televised 2020 Democratic Primary Debates on both evenings. If anyone knows of plans for watch parties, please keep us posted.

Oct 11: Voter registration deadline for 2019 general election

SAT, OCT 26, 2019: 9:00AM TO 2:00PM: Early voting!

SUN, OCT 27, 2019: 9:00AM TO 2:00PM: Early voting!

MON, OCT 28, 2019: 9:00AM TO 5:00PM: Early voting!

TUE, OCT 29, 2019: 12:00PM TO 8:00PM: Early voting!

WED, OCT 30, 2019: 12:00PM TO 8:00PM: Early voting!

THU, OCT 31, 2019: 7:00AM TO 3:00PM: Early voting!

FRI, NOV 1, 2019: 7:00 AM TO 3:00PM: Early voting!

SAT, NOV 2, 2019: 9:00AM TO 2:00PM: Early voting!

SUN, NOV 3, 2019: 9:00AM TO 2:00PM: Early voting!

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


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In solidarity, 

Chris   

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