CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.
I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this in a previous alert, but Indivisible co-founders Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg are writing a book about the Indivisible movement and about rebuilding democracy after Trump. You can pre-order it here. All royalties go to support Indivisible’s organizing.
Today (May 13)
Multiple meetings/events this evening.
Getting to Know Your Government Syracuse
From our friends at Enter the Public Square: Join us for a town hall with members of the Syracuse City Administration. Here’s an opportunity to learn more about what our city government does for us and how to influence our government to work even better. The event will include an open Q&A so feel free to bring questions. Panelists will be: Owen Kerney, Zoning Planner; Julie LaFave, Commissioner of Parks; and Ken Towsley, Director of Code Enforcement. 6-7:15pm at Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St. 13205. More details here.
Lead Prevention Meeting
Our friends at the Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition meet monthly to discuss efforts to address the problem and find collaborative solutions. At tonight’s meeting, Katie Bronson from GHHI will be providing us with updates on their windows and doors program. We will also hear from Palmer and Jaime with Southside TNT’s Housing Task Force about their upcoming 2nd Annual ‘Get The Lead Out’ Block Party. 6-7pm at Iron Workers Union Hall, 500 W. Genesee St. 13204. More details here.
Making Sense of the Mueller Report
Our friends at Indivisible Cayuga host a talk by SU Professor Tom Keck (me!). 630-830pm, Phoenix Building, 2 South Street, Auburn NY.
Tuesday (May 14)
One phone calling action today
Climate Change Protection Act – Action Steps
Members of CCAA (Climate Change Action & Awareness) and CNY Solidarity’s Climate Justice Committee attended the regional hearing on the CCPA hosted by state Senator Rachel May on February 21 in Syracuse. Senator May (SD-53) is a co- sponsor of the CCPA (bill no. S2992 in the Senate; A3876 in the Assembly). We have six weeks to pass this bill this legislative session. Today, please call your state Senator and/or state Assemblymember and urge them to support this bill (or thank them for their continued support, as the case may be). Most of us are represented in the Assembly by Pam Hunter (315-449-9536), Al Stirpe (315-452-1115), Bill Magnarelli (315-428-9651), or Gary Finch (315-255-3045); if you’re not sure whose district you’re in, click here or here and enter your address to find out. Likewise, most of us are represented in the State Senate by Rachel May (315-478-8745), Bob Antonacci (315-428-7632), or James Seward (607-432-5524), but those links will help you find out if you’re not sure. If you have time for 2 additional calls, please also weigh in with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (518-455-2585) and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (518-455-3791).
Wednesday (May 15)
One phone call again today
From our statewide Indivisible partners: We had some great early victories for voting rights in New York this session: legislators passed a big chunk of the #LetNYVote package on day two. But we aren’t stopping there; it’s time to make sure our reps don’t think their job is done with regards to expanding democracy in New York. There are some important voting rights bills that still need their support, especially voting rights restoration for people on parole (A 4987/S 1931). More details here. Today, please call your state assembly member and urge him/her to support this important bill. Most of us are represented in the Assembly by Pam Hunter (315-449-9536), Al Stirpe (315-452-1115), Bill Magnarelli (315-428-9651), or Gary Finch (315-255-3045); if you’re not sure whose district you’re in, click here or here and enter your address to find out.
Thur-Fri (May 16-17)
No actions at this time.
Saturday (May 18)
Community Forum on I-81, etc.
From 11am-1pm at Well of Hope Church, 1640 South Ave., there will be a community forum to discuss critical issues facing families in Syracuse—in particular, the I-81 project, the Syracuse Surge, and Blueprint 15. NYCLU, Allyn Foundation, Urban Jobs Task Force, SCSD, ACTS, Center States CEO, and elected officials have been invited to participate. Sponsored by Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Covenant Fellowship of Churches, and Northeastern District Baptist Association.
Misse Ross Canvass Launch!
Misse’s campaign for Onondaga County Legislator (district 15) will be kicking things off with a canvass launch on Saturday, May 18, from 12-1:30pm, at Broadway Cafe and Artic Island, 210 W. Seneca Turnpike 13205. Head on over to their Facebook page to sign up or email at Misse4Leg@gmail.com. Everyone is welcome!
Sunday (May 19)
CNY Solidarity Meeting
3-5pm at Bishop Harrison. Join us at the CNY Solidarity meeting on Sunday, May 19th to hear from committees. We’ll hear about what our committees are focusing on and how we can help. Committees will meet in 2nd hour. More details here.
Save the date for these upcoming events:
Tue, May 21: How do we get to universal health care for NY? From our friends at Citizens’ Response Network of Wayne County. 630-9pm at Palmyra Community Library, 402 E. Main St. 14522. More details here.
May 31: Voter registration deadline for 2019 primary
Sun, Jun 9: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm at Bishop Harrison.
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 21: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm, location TBD.
July 30-31: Televised 2020 Democratic Primary Debates on both evenings. If anyone knows of plans for watch parties, please keep us posted.
Aug 11: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm, location TBD.
Sept 8: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm, location TBD.
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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