CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Action Alerts – Week of May 3, 2021

Nobody Is Above the Law in Syracuse

CNY Solidarity members and supporters:

Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24. 

Locally, we encourage everyone to check out the good work at Flip the Onondaga County Legislature. We’ve got multiple progressive candidates on the ballot this year, and they need our support. 

Nationally, our main focus remains on democracy reform, including S. 1: For the People Act (a big package of voting rights, gerrymandering, campaign finance, and ethics reforms), H.R. 4: John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (which would restore provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Acts that have been gutted by Supreme Court), and H.R. 51: Washington, DC Admission Act, which passed the House last week. Passing these measures will likely require reform of Senate filibuster rules, and doing so is necessary to break the downward “doom loop” of democratic erosion. 

Today (May 3)

In the American Rescue Plan $89 million was given to Onondaga County with very few strings attached.  The decision on how to spend this money resides with County Executive Ryan McMahon and the Onondaga County Legislature.  In a recent opinion letter Dustin Czarny outlines the need  and ways to invest money to preserve fair elections.  Read Dustin’s letter Here  and in support of this funding effort make a call to your county legislator.


Friday (May 7)


GreeningUSA, the Syracuse based not-for-profit that advocates for sustainable communities has selected CNY Solidarity Coalition as a Sustaining Our Community Award honoree for 2020.   The official announcement and presentation of this award will be made at their virtual annual meeting that will take place from 8 am until 10 am via the Go-To-Meeting platform.  Support CNY Solidarity and GreeningUSA by attending USA’s annual meeting by registering here .  Learn more about GreeningUSA at its website www.greeningusa.org .

Saturday (May 8)  

National day of action to support John Lewis Voting Rights Act and other democracy reform legislation .  Demonstrate on the sidewalk outside Wegmans Dewitt from 11:00 to 12:00. 


Save the Date for These Upcoming Events

May 16: CNY Solidarity Meeting, 3-4 p.m. via Zoom.
May 28: Voter registration deadline for 2021 primary election. 
June 6: CNY Solidarity Meeting, 3-4 p.m. via Zoom.
June 12: Hearing on lead abatement 12-2. 
June 12-20: In-person early voting for primary election.
Tue., June 22: Election day (2021 primary).
June 27: CNY Solidarity Meeting, 3-5 p.m. via Zoom with Breakout Sessions.
Oct. 8: Voter registration deadline for 2021 general election. 
Oct. 23-31: In-person early voting for general election. 
Tue., Nov. 2: Election day (2021 general election). 

Today and every day, be sure to follow us online and on social media. Check out our Website and our Instagram. Follow us on Twitter: @CNYSolidarity and @IndivisibleNY24 and Facebook: www.facebook.com/cnysolidarity/  and www.facebook.com/groups/IndivisibleNY24

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In Solidarity,
David

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