CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – June 22, 2021 to June 29, 2021

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

Next 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:

The Disturbing New Hybrid of Democracy and Autocracy

In Poland and elsewhere, rulers—and the oligarchs who help them—have figured out how to create a one-party state without the hassle of staging a coup.  Read the Article in The Atlantic. 

Ibram X. Kendi Recommends 6 Books To Help Your Kids Understand Race

“…I also wanted to ask Kendi about the unfolding debate over the teaching of race in schools

Read or Listen Here

Save Burnet Road

 Here is a request from one of our members: More people need to know about how the County is luring semiconductor facilities to this area at the expense of its residents. I think many have seen the recent article about this issue and Schumer’s work with McMahon but, as I said to Mark Weiner who wrote it, I believe any reporting needs to include the impact on the community.  Watch the video here



TODAY: Tuesday, June 22

Local Primary Election Day

Who is Running: Here

To find your 2021 Primary Sample Ballot please Click Here

To find your voting place:


Onondaga County Board of Elections:

Wednesday, June 23, 1 PM

Moral March on Manchin and McConnell in Washington D.C.

Info/Signup HERE

What is happening in state legislatures across the country in terms of passing voting restrictions
is threatening our democracy. What extremists are doing in state legislatures is hurting us all. There has been a clarion call coming out of West Virginia, Kentucky and all across the nation. This democracy is not only worth fighting for, but that the people are rising up to defend it. Join us on June 23rd as we stand against voter suppression, the filibuster, and political retrogression.
Poor and low wealth people of all races must stand up. This fight is not just about race. Suppressing the vote hurts Black, white, brown, Indigenous, Asian, disabled, young, poor and low wealth people. Voter suppression allows people to get elected who block living wages, health care, immigrant and LGBTQIA rights. Suppressing the vote is constitutionally inconsistent, morally indefensible, politically unacceptable, and economically insane.
This is why we’re asking you Join the West Virginia and Kentucky Poor People’s Campaigns in Washington DC on Wednesday, June 23rd at 1pm for a Moral March on Manchin and McConnell. West Virginians and Kentuckians have issued the call, and will be joined by other states, representing people of all colors, creeds, religions, and backgrounds for a March on Manchin and McConnell to demonstrate our power to stop voter suppression and the filibuster, and continue to demand the protection and expansion of voting rights, the raising of wages to at least $15/hour, the extension of unemployment benefits, the expansion of health care, indigenous rights, and infrastructure development that lifts from the bottom.


FiliBUSTED Day of Action

FiliBUSTED Day of Action

We are at a pivotal moment for our democracy. Politicians in state legislatures across the country are passing undemocratic bills designed to make it harder for people to vote, and they’re specifically targeting Black and brown communities. That’s why it’s critical that we pass the For the People Act (S.1.).

But despite overwhelming public support of the For the People Act, the Senate is at a stand still, because the filibuster is preventing legislation like S.1. from passing!

That’s why on Thursday, June 24 we’ll be hosting a People’s Filibuster to demand the passage of the For the People Act and that our Senators address the outdated, undemocratic filibuster. 

Join us virtually or in DC for one of several important events happening throughout the day! 

Virtual Events:

3 PM ET: So You Want to Make D.C. the 51st State?
RSVP Here:

4 PM ET: The Filibuster and Civil Rights: What to do about this Jim Crow Era relic
RSVP Here:

June 25, 2021 | 5 – 6 PM

Heat Pump Homeowners Happy Hour! From Heatsmart CNY


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.

Monday, June 28, 12 Noon

Deadline for Democracy Rally

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

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 


Keep on Moving Forward” Virtual Summer Celebration Concert

“Keep on Moving Forward” Virtual Summer Celebration Concert

Event by Syracuse Community Choir

You are invited to Syracuse Community Choir’s Annual Summer Solstice Concert! This virtual event will be live-streamed on SCC’s Facebook & Youtube. Stay tuned for highlights about the concert.

Our theme this season is “Keep on Moving Forward,” named for the song by Emma’s Revolution we are singing. We will be showcasing the challenges and joys of keeping our community connected amidst isolation, and asking how we can keep on moving forward towards a new normal. 

We will also conclude our all virtual auction after the concert. Thank you so much to our community members who have generously donated to the auction! Bid on the amazing art, instruments, voice lessons, plants, restaurant certificates, and more here:

Everyone is welcome & you don’t need a ticket to watch.
We are asking for Sliding Scale Donations of $5- 25

Donate in advance (preferred) on or the night.
Check or cash: SCC 601 Allen Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
*please note that it is for the Summer Solstice Concert*

Followed by a virtual reception on Zoom (link will be posted just after the concert). BYO cookies, punch, etc. and connect with others in the choir community.


Coming Soon: Dates TBD: I-81 DEIS Hearings 

Press Conference July 17 at Noon Location TBA

The Urban Jobs Task Force (UJTF) began a campaign for Racial and Economic Justice through local jobs on I-81 in 2017. For years, UJTF and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) have been getting prepared to turn out the community for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) public comment period.  The time for announcement of this comment period is upon us and could happen any day now.


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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