CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Action Alerts – Week of Sept 16

CNY Solidarity members and supporters:

Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams:

Tuesday (Sept 17)

Secure Our Vote: Syracuse 

11am-12noon.  The entire national security community agrees that election interference in 2016 was only a preview of what’s to come unless Congress acts. Yet the Senate has failed to move forward with critical election security funding for states. Mitch McConnell is trying to prevent our nation from taking action on Election Security, but due to popular outcry we have a chance to win $600 million to secure our elections by replacing election machines with paper ballots in the next Congressional appropriations whose deadline is October 1. The House recently passed HR 3351, which would allocate $600 million to states so that they can update electronic voting equipment with systems that use verifiable paper ballots. On Tuesday, September 17th, activists are taking part in a nationwide day of action by gathering outside their local Senate office to demand the Senate passes allocates funding to secure out elections. Join our rally in support of Sen. Schumer’s leadership on election security, and to call on the Minority Leader to continue to prioritize winning funding to secure our elections. 11am-12 noon at 100 S. Clinton St. 13202. More information here

Weekly Vigil Until they #CloseTheCamps

12-12:15.  Together with our friends from the Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network, we’ll be outside Rep. Katko’s office in Syracuse every Tuesday at noon until they close the concentration camps at the southern border. More details here

Lecture on “Donald Trump and the Midterm Battle for Central New York”

12 noon   Luke Perry, Chair and Professor of Government at Utica College, election analyst, political columnist and author will discuss his new book during this Campbell Lecture Series event.  220 Eggers Hall, Strasser Legacy Room.  Find more information here.

Wednesday (Sept 18)

Lead Poisoning: The Perfect Predator

7-8:30 pm “Lead Poisoning: The Perfect Predator,” film and panel discussion, presented by Legal Services of Central New York & The Campaign for a Lead Safe Syracuse by 2025.  7-8:30 pm at ArtRage, 505 Hawley Ave.  Refreshments available.

Congressional Democratic Candidates Forum

6:30 – 8:30 pm: Congressional Democratic Candidates Forum for NY-24, Young Sommer Winery, 4287 Jersey Road, Williamson.  Hosted by our friends at Citizens Response Network of Wayne County.  More detail here.

Friday (September 20)

Climate Strike

11:30 am:  Climate Strike at Forman Park.  In solidarity with strikes across the country, join us for an afternoon of speakers, music and calls to action to demand climate justice and collectively address the climate emergency. More information here .

9 am-5pm: in solidarity with organizers of the climate strike, May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 3800 E. Genesee St,  will hold a Climate Strike vigil.  Feel free to come and go as you can during the day.  

Saturday (Sept 21) 

Rethink Poverty

Sat., Sept 21Rethink Poverty: Our friends at All Saints and ACTS are hosting a poverty simulation designed to teach empathy and promote local anti-poverty activism. 9:30-12:30 at Bishop Harrison Center. Registration info here

An Assembly in Support of All Immigrants

11:30-12:00 noon:  We will assemble in much the same fashion as we do on Tuesdays, standing silently with our signs of support for all immigrants but especially those currently held in the abhorrent concentration camps. Feel free to bring your own sign; we will also have a bunch of printed standard signs to share.

Location is the sidewalk adjacent to the paid parking at the Regional Transportation Center (RTC), during the Saturday farmers market. The market results in a substantial amount of slow moving traffic. In our experience, we find this location and time to be effective and relevant because:
1) The increased presence of Border Patrol at the RTC.
2) As Saturday will be a market day, there will be increased exposure.
3) A large portion of the market’s customer base is immigrants.
4) Too, immigrants deserve a lot of the credit for the produce being available at the market.

Sunday (September 22)

Westcott Street Cultural Fair

State Sen. Rachel May will be marching, CNY Solidarity will be tabling, lots of great food and music, and more. 12-6:30pm on Westcott St in Syracuse.   CNY Solidarity will be sponsoring a bake sale to support CNY Solidarity.  Please contribute baked goods and stop by to support CNY Solidarity.  More information here.

Support the CNY Solidarity Coalition by making a donation online to help us cover technology, printing and other expenses. Thank you. *Donations are not tax deductible.

Save the date for these upcoming events:

Mon., Sept. 23:  “Making Sense of the Mueller Report.” Once again our own Tom Keck will provide an overview of the Mueller Report, with time for Q&A, at Tully Public Library 6-7:30 pm. More details here.

Sun., Sept 29: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm, Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13202

Wed.,Oct 2 –   Town  Hall meeting with Roger Misso, Democratic Congressional Candidate, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at White Branch Library 763 Butternut St, Syracuse. The discussion will focus on gun violence in central New York and the rash of mass shootings nationwide. 

Fri, Oct 11Voter registration deadline for 2019 general election

Fri, Oct 11: Indivisible  co-founders Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg will be delivering a lecture at SU’s Maxwell School in conjunction with their new book, We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump. The lecture will be at 4pm on SU’s campus, room TBD. We’ll provide parking instructions and other details as we have them.

Sun., Oct 13: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm, location TBD

Tues-Wed, Oct 15-16: democratic primary debate watch party to be planned; stayed tuned for further information.

Thurs., Oct 24: Congressional District 24 candidate forum.  Attendance expected from Dana Balter, Roger Misso and Francis Conole.   Mr. Katko has been invited.  Hosted by Indivisible Salt City, co-sponsored by IndivisibleNY24.  At the Bishop Harrison Center in Syracuse.  Further detail to follow.

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

Sun, Oct 27: CNY Solidarity meeting. 3-5pm, location TBD

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 5ELECTION DAY. General election for local and county offices

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