CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter September 1 – September 8

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

Next Meeting: Sun. Sept. 13, 2020, 3-4 PM, via Zoom. Link to come. 

State Senator Rachel May will be speaking on State level political/legal issues. 

Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8,11/22. 12/6, 12/20/20, 1/10/21

Make a Voting Plan. DO IT NOW. Read this:

Here are four ways to vote, starting with the most secure and reliable:

1.     Vote early in person, if you’re comfortable. Your vote will go directly into the system and be counted on election day. Early voting: Oct. 24-Nov.1. Six locations in Onondaga County. Details here.

2.    Absentee Ballot, Drop off in Person.  Details HereReduce the load on the USPS and the risk of the mail being late. You can also drop off ballots for others. 

3.    Absentee Ballot, Mail it in.  Details Here. Do it as soon as possible.

NOTE: Absentee ballots, delivered in person or by US Mail (2 0r #3), will all be counted after Election Day. 

4.    Election Day Voting. Try to get it done earlier. (Trump has promised that there will be chaos on Election Day.) 

·      For Election Day voting: Confirm your registration and polling place by looking it up at

·      Go to check to confirm your absentee application or ballot has been received

·      Last Date for voter registration: October 9.  

The links above are for Onondaga County. For others, find your county Board of Elections Here.

And for information for your friends in other states:  The Best Way to Vote in Every State

NY needs your help: If you haven’t already, fill out your Census response.


Articles of the Week:

This Was the Week American Fascism Reached a Tipping Point Link

…Trump’s violent threat last year that his supporters in the military, law enforcement, and biker gangs might have to get “tough” on his political opponents in a way that would prove to be “very bad, very bad.”

Nationwide, law enforcement seem to tolerate a level of white violence—individually and from a mob—that one can scarcely imagine people of color taking part in without consequence. Many sheriffs and other law enforcement leaders have publicly supported these militias and announced their refusal to obey state orders to enforce stay-at-home mandates.

Monthly White Paper Series on Poverty in Central New York

PEACE, Inc. and Ocesa B. Keaton LMSW -Executive Director of Greater Syracuse H.O.P.E.– have teamed to create a monthly paper series that explores the effects of poverty in Central New York. The series will unpack topics that are frequently discussed but perhaps not well understood. The series will also present accessible tools for community use, planning, and action.

August 2020: What is Redlining and Urban Renewal?

White supremacists and militias have infiltrated police across US, report says. From The Guardian.

A former FBI agent has documented links between serving officers and racist militant activities in more than a dozen states.


For an additional source for community events, go to https://artragegallery.organd sign up for the ARTRage mailing list. Although the gallery is not open, they are active and continue their arts and activism work. You can also make a donation while you’re at the website. 

In Solidarity: Syracuse Protests

Virtual Exhibit from Light Work. Aug. 24 – oct. 15 Link

A group exhibition featuring images made during events at the epicenter of the protest movement in Syracuse, NY. In Solidarity documents forty days of marching, actions, and rallies.



If you work with concrete, sand, rock, quartz, counter-tops – If you work in construction trades such as masons, laborers, operators, carpenters etc – If you need to comply with new OSHA Silica in Construction training requirements 

Presented by: Certified Industrial Hygienist, Gregory Siwinski, Occupational Health Clinical Center, Syracuse.

LINK to TRAINING Or, go to enter meeting ID: 950 5772 6247 

Or, dial: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 876 9923. Contact Jeanette Zoeckler for details or assistance. (315) 380-7512, (Note: $40 incentive for completing the OSHA funded training) 

Zoom with Czarny: Mark Spadafore President of GSLC

Thursday, Stept. 3. 5:30-6:30 PM

Hosted by Dustin M. Czarny

Greater Syracuse Labor Council President Mark Spadafore.  We will talk about the challenges of the labor movement during the covid crisis and how their political activism is evolving.

Become An Anti-racist Organization

Mindful and Multicultural Counseling Commit to Sit and Nathalie Edmond 

Friday, Sept. 4, 12 PM – 1 PM

Learn the qualities of an anti-racist organization. This presentation will center mental health practices. Will explore how to hire and retain BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color clinicians) as well as supporting BIPOC clients from an anti-racist lens. Led by Dr. Nathalie Edmond. Learn more about her at via zoomto get the link.

Fair and Meaningful Involvement, I-81 Project

Sept. 4, 1-2:30 PM on Facebook Live

NYCLU –  Lanessa L. Chaplin

Subject: Environmental Justice

“Fair Treatment and meaningful involvement” 

Guest Presenter: Carolyn L. Nelson, P.E., Environmental Specialist, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review

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.

For more information:

HOW TO HELP: Volunteer or Donate

National Action Network GoFundMe for student computersDonate 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.

Help for Beirut: Doctors without Borders

Donate Here Medecins Sans Frontieres is one of the most reliable international NGOs providing direct assistance in disaster areas. 

OGs Against Gun Violence

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.

Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network(SIRDN): fund tosupport undocumented workers and familiesDONATE HERE

Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network


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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