CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter July 14 – 21

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

Next Meeting: Sun. July 26, 3-4 PM, via Zoom. (In July and August meeting times will alternate between 3-4 pm and 7-8 pm)

CNY Solidarity Coalition supports the Peoples’ Agenda for Policing. We are collaborating with Syracuse Police Accountability and Reform Coalition (SPAARC), 

We have used over $1800 from our website donations during this period to support the protesters. Our volunteer effort has provided food, water and supplies daily. 

Article of the week:

The 1 Percent Are Cheating Us Out of a Quarter-Trillion Dollars in Taxes Every Year Read it Herein Jacobin

 “With the money that these tax cheats owe, this year alone, we could fund tuition-free college for all, eliminate child hunger, ensure clean drinking water for every American household, build half a million affordable housing units, provide masks to all, produce the protective gear and medical supplies our health workers need to combat this pandemic, and fully fund the U.S. Postal Service,” said Senator Bernie Sanders

How the House Armed Services Committee, in the Middle of a Pandemic, Approved a Huge Military Budget and More War in Afghanistan Read it

WHILE THE COUNTRY IS SUBSUMED by both public health and an unemployment crisis, and is separately focused on a sustained protest movement against police abuses, a massive $740.5 billion military spending package was approved last week by the Democratic-controlled House Armed Services Committee. 

Repeated from last week: 

People’s Agenda for Police Reform

Thursday, July 2, 6 PM Watch hereIt’s long but absolutely worth it.

An excerpt has gotten millions of views nationwide.

SPAARC (Syracuse Police Accountability And Reform Coalition) and Others

This happened last Thursday, but it is worth watching any time for two powerful reasons:

First, participants give absolutely compelling reasons why there must be radical change in the operations of the Syracuse Police and public services, including accountability, transparency, budgeting, policy, and supervision. Their arguments and stories are well-researched and sometimes heartbreakingly personal. Mayor Walsh’s Executive Orderwas not enough!

Secondly, this is a truly powerful model for a way to hold government accountable. With the power of the nationwide protests behind them, the organizers crafted an approach that treated elected and hired official as public servants, accountable to the public and responsible for their actions.


Virtual New Member Orientation: Syracuse Democratic Socialists of America

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Join Event

Welcome for new members! Want to connect with our new members? Ready to navigate our growing organization? This hour long orientation will give new members the lay of the land with regard to our national organization, our local structure, and help us to overcome the challenges we face since we are doing social distancing… so we can’t just “go for coffee” or “meet up for a drink” to get to know each other in the pandemic!!  This hour will give a little history and context for our current activities and let us get to know each other better!

Rally | People’s Agenda for Policing 

Thursday, July 16, 5;15 PM

 Hosted by Black Leadership Coalition

The People’s Agenda for Policing, issued on Tuesday, June 2, by a group comprised of 13 civil rights organizations, social justice organizers and protesters outlines 9 demands for police regarding accountability, transparency and conduct. Find full list of demands at —
Our Agenda is about holding accountable the public service institution that is the Syracuse Police Department (SPD). The People’s Agenda is strengthened by the community. We invite YOU. Let the number and volume of our allies, family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues be evidence and affirmation of our demand for change and a stop to state-sanctioned violence in our community and schools. Let your presence on the steps of City Hall fortify the message that WE THE PEOPLE HAVE HAD ENOUGH. 
Two weeks ago Mayor Ben Walsh, Superintendent Jaime Alicea, SCSD Board President, Katie Sojewicz and Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens made the commitment to respond to the demands by THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020. Representatives from a 13 member collective will be at City Hall on THAT DATE to hear their response to the Agenda issued.

Virtual Town Hall with Dana Balter

Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Our first Town Hall of the election season kicks off with #NY24 Democratic nominee Dana Balter. NY24 is one of the hottest races in the country and Dana will join Dustin Czarny to talk about her primary campaign win as well as how she will defeat John Katko. You can join and ask questions.
To join confirm your spotand we will email you Zoom information. We will only allow thoise connected through video to ask questions during the call as you must sign up through the chat windows to get in the queue. 


Saturday, July 18th from 1pm to 4pm CDT

 The 18th Annual Gathering for Peace: #Peacestock2020 — Theme: Where’s the Truth? A Free, Online Zooming Peace Gathering with Veterans For Peace on Saturday, July 18th from 1pm to 4pm CDT (GMT-5) featuring Norman Solomon and Andrew Bacevich, as well as David Swanson and other peace activists, along with inspiring music by Bill McGrath. Sign up here.

Peacestock is sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 115, in Red Wing and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27, in Minneapolis, and has a peace-themed agenda.

Syracuse Common Council Public Safety Committee Meeting

MON, JUL 20 AT 4:30 PM

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Citizen Review Board (CRB) and have them brief the Common Council on what they’ve been working on this past year and for the CRB to express any barriers they are experiencing. Join Here

Public Power Campaign NYS: Teach- In

July 21, 7:30-9PM Hosted by Syracuse DSA

We invite our members to attend our teach in on public power. Our ecosocialist committee has been involved in a statewide effort to build a campaign around three bills that would radically change the energy landscape in the state.
As socialists we also fight against the capitalist destruction of our planet and climate. The only way to move forward is through a radical plan to take over our utilities and change to renewable energy. 
Join us to learn more about our campaign! This is a teach in designed for those members who are inactive or new and would like to join our fight for climate justice!  Register here

Jubilee Homes Fundraiser 2020

August 5, starting at 3 PM

Details here

Join us as we celebrate Jubilee Homes of Syracuse’s 33rd anniversary fundraiser!
On August 5th 2020, we invite you to participate in a unique (and socially-distant) charitable dinner. To accommodate this, we will utilize a pickup/delivery model based out of Jubilee Homes’ Southwest Community Learning Farm. In collaboration with the Allyn Foundation, we will sell specially prepared meals from the kitchens of some of the restaurateurs who will open within the Salt City Market in Downtown Syracuse. Orders will include selections from SOULutions, Erma’s Island, Miss Prissy’s, and Cake Bar. Tickets are $60

AUG5 Wed 7 PM  · Online Event

Uprising! Race and Reckoning in Syracuse

For Syracuse DSA’s General Meeting we invite not only our whole membership body, but also the community as a whole to explore the movement for black lives. Featured guests will include TJ from Black Lives Matter Syracuse and others to be announced. Discussion on black liberation will inform and inspire us on a range of topics: ending police brutality, defunding police, abolition, and reparations for starters. We will challenge ourselves to continue to stand up, speak up, and rise up in protest. REGISTER today

Street Heat – Weekly Protests are back with Physical Distancing!

HANCOCK: our decade-long protests against Hancock’s piloting killer reaper drones over the Islamic oil lands continue.  6000 East Molloy Rd every Tuesday from 4:15 to 5 p.m. 

DEWITT: Weekly protest against IDF terrorism, maiming and killing of Palestinians. Fridays 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. at Erie Blvd E and E Genesee, Dewitt. Park in the nearby mini-mall parking lot. 

REGIONAL FARMERS MARKET: anti-weaponized drones/anti-militarism protest: 9 to 9:45 a.m Saturdays . directly across from the market’s main entrance on Park Street.

HOW TO HELP: Volunteer or Donate

Local Protest Groups, Donation Links:


Last Chance for Change

Black Lives Matter Syracuse

OG’s Against Gun Violence

National Groups: Here’s Where You Can Donate to HelpProtests Against Police Brutality.Links to Bail funds, legal aid, and other organizations working to help activists seeking justice for George Floyd and other victims of police violence

For exampleActBlue: Split a donation between 39 community bail funds

Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network(SIRDN): fund to

support undocumented workers and familiesDONATE HERE

Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network

Political/Electoral Actions, Donations 

Ready to Flip the Senate this Year? Indivisible’s Payback Projectisout to do just that! This would be a great place to put your stimulus check to work! 

Dana Balter for Congress: We need a progressive voice representing us in Congress, instead of someone who endorses Donald Trump for President!


Also see COVID19 InfoBelow

SIRDN Covid19 Warm Line: (315) 552-1670

Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network(SIRDN)  Coronavirus-related information for farmworker, immigrant,  undocumented, day laborer, and domestic worker communities. English and Spanish-speaking operators. Text and phone.

SIRDN has also created a resource document for COVID-19 information, for immigrants and undocumentedfolks. English and Spanish Or use these instructions to have Google translate .


If you do not have a doctor and have questions, symptoms, or may have been exposed to COVID-19, call Upstate University Hospital’s Triage Line at 315.464.397

Assistance connecting with health and human services: call 211 or

Onondaga County Coronaviris Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information Page

COVID-19 Testing Hotline:

Upstate University Hospital Regional Triage (COVID-19) Information Page

NYS Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page

Johns Hopkins – Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage.

New York Attorney General Coronavirus Resources and Warnings

FCC Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips

FTC Coronavirus Scam Information

NYS Free Mental Health Hotline: 1-844-863-9314

Onondaga County Meals Help Line for Onondaga County: 315-218-1987

Madison County Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 315-366-2327

Oneida County Mental Health Hotline: 1-800-678-0888

Oneida County COVID-019 Hotline: 315-798-5431

Oneida County Family and Community Services Helpline: 315-798-5439 
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