CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.
Top priorities this week are continued support for police reform in Syracuse (with Last Chance for Change nearing the end of their 40 consecutive days of marching for the cause) and gerrymandering reform in Onondaga County (with the County Leg. scheduled to vote on the issue on Tuesday).
Today (July 6)
Police Reform Now!
Coming off last week’s public meeting with city leadership, the People’s Agenda for Police Reform remains a top Coalition priority. The City of Syracuse spends a full 20% of its budget on a police force, 95% of whose officers live in the suburbs. This allocation of scarce city resources is unjust and unsustainable. Watch this space for next steps and further updates, and in the meantime, please raise police reform in every interaction with local elected officials.
Tuesday (July 7)
Redistricting Reform Now!
The Onondaga County Legislature’s public hearing and vote on Local Law C to establish an Independent Redistricting Commission will be held today. Join our friends at Fair Maps CNY for a 12 noon rally & press conference outside, followed by a 1pm public hearing inside (where people will be allowed to speak). Onondaga County Legislature Chambers, Room 407 of the Court House, 401 Montgomery St. 13202. More details here.
Indivisible Textbanking Training
Wondering how you can get involved in upcoming elections from wherever you are? We’ll teach you how to start texting with the IndivisiText program on our platform, TextOut!
Date: July 7, 2020 08:30 PM EST — Register here.
Sunday (July 12)
CNY Solidarity Coalition Meeting
7-8pm via Zoom. Note the time change. In July and August, Coalition meeting times will alternate between 3-4 pm and 7-8 pm. Tonight’s meeting will include a report and discussion from Indivisible NY24 regarding key electoral organizing priorities locally and nationally for 2020. Zoom details will be provided later in the week.
Save the date for these upcoming events:
Mon., July 13: Syracuse Lead Ordinance, Common Council Chambers. 1pm, with video streaming details TBA. Demonstrate solidarity with families affected by lead poisoning. Support the City of Syracuse Lead Abatement Ordinance (here), which aims to improve identification and mitigation of lead hazards, and to protect families from retaliation by landlords when they report hazards. Find additional information here on Families for Lead Freedom Now!
Thu., Jul. 16: Virtual Town Hall with Dana Balter. 5:30-6:30pm. More details here.
Sun. July 26: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting. 3-4pm, likely via Zoom.
Sun. Aug 9: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting. 7-8pm, likely via Zoom.
Sun. Aug 23: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting. 3-4pm, likely via Zoom.
Oct 24-Nov 1: Early voting for general election. Details TBA.
Tue, Nov 3: Election day. Polls open 6:00am-9:00pm.
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