CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – June 15, 2021 to June 22, 2021

From CNY Solidarity CoalitionNext Meeting: Sunday, June 27, 2021, 3-4 PM. Agenda: Announcements, followed by breakout Committee Meetings.  Zoom Link to come

Upcoming Meetings: 6/27/21, 7/18/21, 8/15/21, 9/12/21, 9/26/21. We are considering possibilities for in-person meetings. Committees will meet on their own for July and August. 

Announcements from our Committees:

To sign up for the mailing lists of each of the committees, email your request to the contact person listed. 

Indivisible NY24: Contact: Deborah Rose:

Next meeting: Sunday, 6/27 about 3:15, following general announcements at the 3:00 meeting.

Climate Justice: Contact: Kitty Burns –

Next meeting: Sunday, 6/27 about 3:15, following general announcements at the 3:00 meeting.

SLAT (State/Local Action Team) Contact: Peter McCarthy –  

Next meeting: Sunday, 6/27 about 3:15, following general announcements at the 3:00 meeting.

Beyond War and Militarism. A joint committee of CNY Solidarity Coalition and the Syracuse Peace Council. Contact: Ron Van Norstrand;

Articles of the Week:

Afro Futures: How Can We Win 

Link to Podcast

On this week’s episode of Afro Future Yusuf Abdul-Qadir is joined by Kimberly Latrice Jones. Kimberly is an American author known for co-authoring the book I’m Not Dying With You Tonight and for the viral video How Can We Win published during the George Floyd protests. The two discuss some of Kimberly’s work, how she first got recognized and the impact felt by Black women during a time filled with racially motivated violence.

Tax the Rich! Also the Very Affluent! But Mainly the Rich!

Republicans say tax cuts pay for themselves. They never do. How about we try something that actually does work?

Read the Article  By Al Franken in Rolling Stone

… the total wealth owned by America’s billionaires grew 55 percent over the preceding 13 months.

This is at least as scary as voter suppression:

This is the Republicans’ back-up plan in case they can’t suppress enough votes

Read the Article in the Washington Post

… But bills giving legislators more oversight of elections, allowing them to interfere in the running of elections and otherwise injecting partisanship into the process, already have passed in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas, according to the report. These could dramatically alter the outcome when a fraudster such as Trump comes calling.


Once again, John Katko uses deceitful and selective language to mislead his constituents and produce false data to justify his right-wing positions: Katko has a constituent survey. It consists of one question, and the only choices provided line up with the completely inadequate Republican “Infrastructure proposal”. You could use some of the proposals in The American Jobs Plan (Link to Fact Sheet) to fill in the OTHER box in the survey

CALL KATKO and express your outrage at his constant dishonesty!  (315) 423-5657


NYS United Against School Privatization 

TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2021 AT 6:30 PM EDT – 8 PM EDT

NYS United Against School Privatization

A virtual forum on charter schools and their impact on our education system. 

Sponsored by NYS United Educators and DSA (Democratic Socialists of America)

Carol Burris, Network for Public Education

Dr. Shawgi Tell, Nazareth College

Parents, students & educators


Jewish Fast for Gaza 


James M. Hanley Federal Building

Jewish Fast for Gaza

Event by Jewish Voice for Peace – Syracuse

We are joining in with the national Jewish Fast for Gaza. We’ll gather for an hour at the Federal Building to share fellowship and advocate for justice. We invite others to join us downtown or to fast on your own for the day. All are welcome – regardless of religious/ethnic identification and fasting is encouraged but not required.

The national effort is a religious initiative launched by a group of rabbis, Jews and people of faith/conscience with three goals:
• to call on Israel to immediately lift the blockade of Gaza;
• to call on the US government to cease all military aid to Israel until it complies with basic standards of human rights and international law;
• to call on Israel to negotiate a just peace that guarantees equality, justice and freedom for all who live between the river and sea.
To donate:!

Learn more about the national campaign here:

The State of Police Reform in Central New York: 

Top Decision Makers Speak Live and Directly with the Community about Where We Are and Where We’re Going

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 5;30-7:00 PM

The Bond, Schoeneck and King Series on Race and Justice in CNY

More info Here

Questions were developed by leading activists:  Twiggy Billue, Kayla Johnson, Ranette Releford, Barrie Gewanter, and Andrew Croom, Esq.

Panelists Include:

Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway

Syracuse Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens

Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner

DeWitt Police Chief Chase Bilodeau

Camillus Police Chief Thomas Wren

Liverpool Police Chief Gerald Unger

Virtual Town Hall w/ Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Wednesday, June 167:30 – 8:30pm EDT Link to Event

Join us for a massive virtual town hall and musical celebration with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Attorney General Letitia James, Congressman Mondaire Jones, and Congressman Jamaal Bowman. We’ll hear the latest update on the status of the For the People Act, get answers on how the bill impacts you, and talk about its connections to the civil rights movement. By joining this event, you are helping us combat mass voter suppression and strengthen our democracy!

The For the People Act (HR1/S1) is the most critical voting rights legislation of our lifetime, and its fate will be determined in the next two months. The bill seeks to prevent partisan gerrymandering, strengthen the right to vote, lessen the influence of big money in our politics, and restore ethical norms. It’s a desperately needed response to decades of voter suppression (including the legislative efforts in many states right now) and other antidemocratic assaults, like the Jan. 6 Capitol uprising.

Live Spanish Interpretation, English closed captioning, and ASL interpretation available.

Juneteenth! Saturday 6/19. & Sunday 6/20/2021
Join In The South Side Weekend Celebration 

Saturday ~ June 19th, ~ 1pm ~ 6pm Key Bank ~ Rear Parking Lot 

2209 South Salina Street 

* Health & Wellness Day * 

Voter Education / Registration * (All Information On Local Election ) 1pm ~ 4pm* 

Onondaga Department Of Health *Covid Vaccine Station ~ Free ~ Ages 12 Years & Older. > 

Information Booths  – Free Food & Music

Sunday ~ June 20th., ~ 1pm ~ 6pm 

Sankofa Park 2101 South Salina Street 

Musical Entertainment Enjoy The Smooth Sounds:

4pm ~ 6pm: Closing Ceremonies *Cornerstone Awards Presentations 


* Greater Syracuse Southside Neighborhood Association 

* 100 Blackmen Of Syracuse 

ACTS 2021 Spring Virtual Event Series

06/21/2021 06:30 PM – 07:40 PM ET

We are excited to announce ACTS 2021 Spring Virtual Event Series “Seizing The New Day for Social Justice”!

ACTS Spring Virtual Event on June 21 will feature Moving People’s Update on I-81:  Register as Free or Regular at

Guest Speaker; Rabbi David Kunin

Volunteer Award Service Winner: Bonnie Shoultz

ACTS I-81 Transportation Report: Peter Sarver. ACTS Convener, Moving People Transportation Coalition

Poor Peoples’ Campaign Online Mass Assembly

June 21, 2021

On June 21st, 2021, poor people, low wage workers, moral & faith leaders, and advocates will gather online from across the nation simultaneously with a socially-distant rally in Raleigh, NC, for a mass assembly to realize a Third Reconstruction. Visit to RSVP for in-person or virtual attendance.


Heat Pump Homeowners Happy Hour! From Heatsmart CNY

June 25, 2021 | 5 – 6 PM


Come brag about your system, ask questions about best operating practices, and generally enjoy the company of other heat pump homeowners. You are part of the climate solution! Homeowners considering heat pumps are also welcome to attend.

Deadline for Democracy Rally

Hanley Federal Building, 100 S. Clinton St., Syracuse, NY 13261

When:Monday, June 28, 12:00 PM 

It’s a make-or-break moment for S.1, the For the People Act. Join us as we call on Senate Majority Leader Schumer to do everything in his power to enact this crucial package of democracy reforms. Republican state legislatures are attacking voting rights; we need Congress to fight back.

Link to event information:

Indivisible NY24 


EXPOSE KILLER DRONE TERROR: join our decade-long protests against the  piloting of reaper drones over the Islamic oil lands…across from the main gate of Hancock AFB, 6000 East Molloy Rd  (east of Mattydale)…4:15 to 5 p.m. every Tuesdayfrom April 6 thru the end of October.

STAND WITH  PALESTINE  expose IDF terrorism, Occupation and apartheid in Gaza and West Bank…intersection of Erie Blvd E and E Genesee in De Witt…4:15 to 5 p.m every Friday       

BRING YOUR OWN PEACE AND JUSTICE SIGN*…opposite the Regional Market main entrance On Park ST.. every Saturday 9 to 9:45 a.m. beginning  April 3       *or use one of ours. (Ann or Ed  315 478-4571 home)

*Social distancing***Legal***No meetings, no obligation, no cost***Easy  parking***Rain or shine*

CNY Solidarity Coalition: 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:  and

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