From CNY Solidarity Coalition:
Next Meeting: Sun. Aug.23, 3-4 PM, via Zoom. Agenda and link to come.
NY needs your help: If you haven’t already, fill out your Census response today.
Fewer responses mean our state risks losing out on New York’s share of $1.5 trillion in federal money distributed based on Census data. Money from the Census is used for an array of services including hospitals, first-responders, schools, SNAP benefits, and more. Every response counts.
New York’s poor response rate comes as our state faces a massive $13 billion budget deficit caused by the pandemic. Local governments are also feeling the crunch, and responding by cutting critical services. Losing out on Census dollars would only add to the fiscal pain.FILL OUT THE CENSUS
Update on the People’s Agenda for Policing from the organizers at SPAARC
(Syracuse Police Accountability And Reform Coalition)
SPAARC thanks all who were able to make it out to the People’s Agenda for Policing Rally on August 1st! The time to reimagine a new way is now. We have the best policing practices from around the country in the 9 demands that will put a limit on police brutality, hold bad cops accountable, and reinvest in community resources that WORK.
The SPAARC coalition is seeking additional volunteers to reach out to the community:
1. Door to door canvassing – upcoming petition drives will be announced over the upcoming weeks.
2. Outreach to people you know – can you reach out to at least 5 people you know to sign and share the 2 petitions at SPAARC315.org? Please SHARE the website and petitions with your friends, groups, and on social media.
To become more familiar with the 9 Demands of the People’s Agenda go to the website spaarc315.org and attend the Friday evening Community Forums hosted by RebirthSYR. (See Aug. 14 below) RebirthSYR has started some canvassing announced on their fb page – if you would like to help out please review the 9 demands ahead of time.
Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook (Virtual Screening)
Join Maryland PPC for a virtual screening of the must-see documentary, Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook. This film exposes the decade-long effort to prevent non-whites and younger people from voting or having their vote count. It also shows the fights being waged to protect our democracy (and features Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival’s Co-Chair, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II).
Protesters’ Know Your Rights Training
Public · Hosted by NLG Albany Chapter
Tues. Aug. 11, 6PM-7:30 PM ZOOM Link
The National Lawyers Guild recognizes that the constitutional civil liberties framework is deeply flawed. Historically, states of emergency, mandatory quarantines, and curfews have often been used to expand state control over political and civil freedom. Emergency powers often infringe on freedom of expression, protest, and marginalized communities. As such, it is important that we know what rights exist to protect ourselves and resist excessive policing.
We invite you to a training on the rights of protesters, presented by Nic Rangel, Mark Mishler, Samantha Barnhart and Brenda Baddam.
– Overview of Rights in Movement Lawyering
– Organizing a protest
– Attending a protest
– Taking pictures or shooting video at a protest
– Getting stopped by the police while protesting
Zoom: Meeting ID: 840 9235 6521 Passcode: 772862
Ecosocialism Committee Meeting: Learning from Rochester on Lead Justice
Aug. 12 Syracuse DSA
Register hereSyracuse’s Common Council recently passed a lead ordinance that aims to eliminate childhood and other lead poisoning in the city of Syracuse. The ordinance itself was modeled after a similar one passed in Rochester in 2005. The Rochester ordinance led to significant declines in lead poisoning.
How can we learn from Rochester’s experiences? For this special Syracuse DSA Ecosocialist committee meeting, we have invited three speakers from Rochester to share their experiences with the implementation of their own lead ordinance.
Our conversation will feature Katrina Korfmacher, Andrea Carvalho,, and Elizabeth McDade of the Rochester Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning.
Interstate 81 Jobs “Big Table” meeting
Thursday, Aug. 13. 4:00 – 6:30 PM
The meeting was proposed by the Urban Jobs Task Force, a community advocacy group concerned about employment opportunities for city residents and a member organization of CNY Solidarity Coalition. It will explore policy, legislative and regulatory actions to ensure City residents can benefit from the jobs and economic opportunity that the Interstate 81 project will create.
“The Interstate 81 project has the potential to be a multi-billion injection of investment in our community. We need to ensure the project creates good jobs and launches careers for people in Syracuse who have been left behind for far too long,” said Mayor Walsh. “This is more than just a business, labor and government challenge. Creating a ‘big table’ signifies the importance of having a wide range of voices working together to address the challenges of creating jobs for local residents on major public infrastructure projects.”
The meeting will take place via a web conference. See list of panelists and registration link HERE.
Virtual Town hall with 50th Senate Candidate John Mannion
August 13, 2020; 5:30-6:30
Join us for a Town Hall with Mannion for State SenateJohn Mannion is back running again after a super close race in 2018. We will talk about his race this time around and what is at stake.. You can join and ask questions as well. To join confirm your spotand we will email you Zoom information.
Next Steps Part 5 with SPAARC: The People’s Agenda on Policing
August 14. 6-8 PM
Victory Temple Fellowship Church
817 E Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13203
Every Friday, from 6-8pm #RebirthSYR will continue hosting our informational forum discussing the status of The People’s Agenda for Policing. Also they will be reflecting on the turnout from the Aug 1st SPAARC Rally at City Hall, and what’s next going forward!
“Sandwich Saturday” together we stand fundraiser
Sunday, Aug. 23, 2:30 PM FB Link
Please join us “Together We Stand fundraiser” let’s join together and celebrate Humanity, share love and kindness, Demonstrate peace and equality. To continue these efforts we need your help! to help us maintain our food pantry and street services for the homeless and to secure the future of Sandwich Saturday.
Save the Date: Summer Celebration Choir Concert
Thu Aug. 27, 7 PM· Syracuse Community Choir
Join us for our Summer Celebration Choir Concert!
A FREE Facebook Live Concert with beautiful footage from last summer AND a drawing for an incredibly moving quilt created by our own Mara Sapon-Shevin.
Digital Concert with Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman!
Aug. 27 6-7:30 PM
Please join us for a digital concert in support of Senator Rachel May! We will first have a fantastic musical performance by Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman, which will be followed by a group discussion with Senator May.
RSVPs will get zoom link – get your spot at this link. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/maysh
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
OG’s Against Violence is proud to serve the City of Syracuse and Central New York to reduce the violence that has afflicted our community through grassroots outreach and a boots on the ground effort to reach out to people and bring positive change.
In cooperation with the Founder it is our intention to raise resources for the organization’s mission, and to assist in the goals and operations of the organization to reduce violence in the city of Syracuse and Central New York.
National Action Network GoFundMe for student computers. Donate Here
Many Syracuse City students are in need of computers to complete their work. Many do not even have access to cable television to participate on WCNY. NAN Syracuse Chapter has at least 45 requests for assistance in obtaining devices for high school and middle school students. Some have immediate needs and some are students with disabilities.
Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network(SIRDN): fund to
support undocumented workers and families. DONATE HERE
Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network https://www.facebook.com/SyracuseIRDN/
Political/Electoral Actions, Donations
Ready to Flip the Senate this Year? Indivisible’s Payback Project is out 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! https://electdanabalter.com/
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.
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 visit211cny.com
COVID-19 Testing Hotline:
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage.