CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – September 28 to October 5, 2021

From CNY Solidarity Coalition

Upcoming Meetings:10/3/21, 10/17/21, 10/31/21, 11/14/21.

(At our Sept. 12 meeting we decided to resume Zoom meetings for now.)

Committees will meet on their own. See last page to signup for committee lists. 

Meeting Sunday, Oct. 3, 3 PM on Zoom. Link to come. 

Revised Agenda. We have two different presentations scheduled:

·       John Deer will speak on the Flip the Leg effort to flip the majority in the County Legislature

·       Maya K. van Rossum, Founder of the Green Amendment For The Generations Movement. The goal of the Green Amendments For The Generations is to advance a Green Amendment movement that sweeps the nation and secures for all people constitutional recognition and protection of their inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, a stable climate  and healthy environments. 

Westcott Fair

Thanks to all who stopped by, and those who staffed our booth. We made some new friends and connected with many of our allies. 

How Do You Create a Sustainable Syracuse?

Mayoral Candidate Forum

Co-Sponsored by CNY Solidarity Coalition

See Announcement Below: October 8, 2021 from 12:00-1:30 pm.

I- 81 Project Update:

Comments to DOT by 10/14. See Events/Actions below, and see our CNY Solidarity Coalition page with I-81 information:

Easiest Ways to take Action:

1: Here are the two simplest ways to submit comments: (and you can submit as many as you wish)

Urban Jobs Task Force has produced a detailed guide to making comments. 

  View UJTF’s Guide for DEIS Comments regarding Economic Justice.  

OR – 

 NYCLU Has a quick and easy way to submit comments from their site:

2: Sign the UJTF Jobs Petition:

3: Sign up for alerts from UJTF here: DEIS action alert sign-up form

4: Additional DOT information sessions about the Interstate 81 project. 6-8 PM

County Elections Reminder: 

There is a critically important election approaching for Onondaga County Legislators. If you live in the city of Syracuse, you do have a County Legislator who represents you. Find out more:

The CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting on 10/3 will focus on local elections. 

Articles of the Week:

Democrats’ Free Pass on Immigration Is Over

As he extends Trump-era policies, President Biden discovers that many voters are no longer willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

The Climate Movement Must Disrupt the Normal Routines of Fossil Capital


Despite all the mounting evidence of climate catastrophe, fossil fuel companies are still planning to carry on business as usual. The climate movement must be ready to use tactics that disrupt the normal routines of fossil capital and prompt states to take meaningful action.

Read the Article in Jacobin

The Afghanistan War Is Over. But the Defense Budget Is Still About to Go Up.

Congress is set to pass a spending bill about $40 billion more than the one approved last year.

Read the Article in Mother Jones

If you’re looking for more news and commentary from a progressive perspective, here are some you might take a look at.  More next week. Ctr on Budget & Policy Priorities Fairness  & Accuracy in Reporting Free Speech TV


An Updated Appeal From Our Allies at SIRDN:
Most of you will have heard about our efforts to help José, an immigrant with a disability who is currently homeless.  The Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network has been working hard to support him and find a long term solution.

We were disheartened to learn that our most promising housing option for Jose is not going to work out. So, we are back to organizing support for another week, mostly food, as we continue to try to find a more appropriate long term option. The calendar has been updated with new dates. Please sign up as you are able. MealTrain link here. Thank you all so much for your support, we will continue to add updates as more information is available!

From the Citizens’ Climate Lobby:

It’s STILL a big moment for climate legislation. The budget reconciliation package being created right now in Congress will definitely include climate measures. We want to make sure they are big measures, like a fee on carbon, to cut emissions rapidly.
Senate offices told our DC staff that they heard from LOTS of constituents about carbon pricing in August. Now President Biden is in discussions with Congress to get this package passed, but he needs to hear from citizens that they want strong climate action now.
Please call and write today! And thanks!

The link HERE will take you to an easy tool for contacting President Biden as well as your congresspersons, including a suggested message.  Congressional offices do pay attention to how many calls they get around a given issue.  That ringing phone does get their attention.  

Healthy Work – Online Workshop Series

Hosted by the Occupational Health Clinical Center*

Sept. 25-29 

*The Occupational Health Clinical Center is ~

Affiliated with the Department of Family Medicine, Upstate Medical University

Member of the NYS Department of Health Occupational Health Clinical Network

Participants are sent a $40 cash gift card and a certificate in thanks for completing the workshop. Participants can attend more than one workshop ($40 each time).

Questions? Jeanette Zoeckler, Director of Preventive Services  (315) 380-7512

Coronavirus @ Work

September 28th 6:30 – 8:30 pm     

Using up-to-date curriculum approved by OSHA, public health experts lead the workshop participants through life-saving prevention-oriented information. Extensive Q & A round out the workshop. Delta variant disease transmission, common workplace protocols, and information on vaccines are covered. Participants are offered follow-up connection to community-based resources for Covid-19.

Workplace Stress and Incivility

September 29th 6:30 – 8:30 pm    

Workers report that their number one concern is the lack of respect in their workplaces. This workshop connects the dots between work-related stressors and their effect on human health. Workplace strain is defined with diagrams and relatable examples. Discussions center on ways to reduce the drama at work through collective activities. Solutions are suggested for harassment, discrimination, bullying and any form of workplace incivility.

Join Onondaga VOTES and Greater Syracuse Southside Neighborhood Association for 

“Talk Tuesdays” Electoral Forum

Board of Education Candidates

Tuesday, Sept. 28; 5:30-7:30 PM

Syracuse Community Connection

401 South Avenue

Livestreaming at

Defend Our Reproductive Rights

Saturday, October 2, 2021 At 11 AM– 1 PM

Defend Our Reproductive Rights

Event by Women’s March Syracuse

Planned Parenthood, 1120 E Genesee St., Syracuse, NY

We will gather at Planned Parenthood to show our support for this critical provider of abortion and other reproductive services in our community. After a short rally, we’ll march to the Syracuse Federal Building, 100 S. Clinton St., The march is 1.5 miles and transportation assistance will be available for people who can’t walk that distance. We’ll rally at the Federal Building with additional speakers and music

ArtRageous Bike Ride


Welcome to the 4th (almost annual) ArtRageous Bike Ride! 

A fun event to raise some money for ArtRage Gallery and support social justice art in CNY. 

Choose either the 20 or 40 mile ride (ride maps coming soon) 

and enjoy a delicious homemade lunch buffet back at ArtRage after the ride. 

Early registration is $45 ($55 after September 28). 


Join Onondaga VOTES and Greater Syracuse Southside Neighborhood Association for a series of “Talk Tuesdays” Electoral Forums 

Mayoral Candidates

Tuesday, October 5 5:30-7:30 PM

The Well of Hope Church, 1642 South Ave. 


How Do You Create a Sustainable Syracuse?

Mayoral Candidate Forum

October 8, 2021 from 12:00-1:30 pm.

FOCUS Greater Syracuse, GreeningUSA, and CNY Solidarity Coalition present a joint Mayoral Candidate Forum. 

This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required.

Registration Link for Attending in Person:  
Registration Link for Online Participation:  

A link to attend online will be emailed on October 7.
Registration closes at 5pm, October 7.

Email your questions to:

Written questions will also be accepted on postcards at the in-person event, 

and in the “chat box” on line.

The three Mayoral Candidates will field questions about their vision to create a sustainable future for the City of Syracuse.  Chris Bolt, WAER News and Public Affairs Director, will moderate the forum which will be recorded for airing at a subsequent date on WAER-FM 88.3, and archived for later access.  

Our moderator will be reviewing and aggregating questions from the three sponsoring organizations, as well as questions submitted by the public, to create a focused event, highlighting the most important sustainability issues facing the City.  In 2010, The City of Syracuse used GreeningUSA’s “12 Traits of Sustainable Communities” to self-assess and plan for the future.  Learn more about it at:

Heat Pumps 101: Introduction to Greener, Cleaner Heating and Cooling

Heat Smart CNY is hosting an online workshop on how to make your home more energy efficient and install renewable heating and cooling technologies like air and ground source heat pumps.
Come learn how heat pumps work, what incentives are available for you to install one, and how they can help save the planet while making your home safer and more comfortable!
The presentation by Campaign Director Lindsay Speer will be followed by a Q&A with expert installers.
Oct 4, 2021 07:00 PM
Nov 8, 2021 07:00 PM
Dec 13, 2021 07:00 PM

Register Here

Replace Columbus Observance

Monday, October 11, 2021 at 6 pm – 6:40 pm

Heritage Park (aka Columbus Circle), 259 E Onondaga St, Syracuse

Replace Columbus Observance

Event by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation and Women of Italian and Syracuse Heritage CNY

Join Women of Italian and Syracuse Heritage in Central New York (WISH CNY), Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON), and Resilient Indigenous Action Collective (RIAC) as we gather at the Columbus monument to lay his false hero image to rest and pay respect to the multitude of victims of genocidal violence past and present that resulted from the impact of colonialism. Speakers include Maryann Zeppetello and Natalie LoRusso of WISH CNY and RIAC members Ionah and Danielle. Colleen Kattau, a local singer, song writer, and educator, will lead us in song. We will complete our gathering in collective silence as we stand in a powerful visual demonstration. At the conclusion of this event, we will walk as a group to the Everson Museum of Art Plaza for Refocus: Haudenosaunee Films to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 


STAND FOR  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 TUESDAY AND FRIDAY       


Park St. opposite the Regional Market main entrance… every SATURDAY 9 to 9:45 a.m.       

 *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: Follow us online and on social media. Check out our Website and our Instagram. Follow us on Twitter: @CNYSolidarity and @IndivisibleNY24 and Facebook:  and

From our Committees: To sign up for each of the committee mailing lists, contact the person listed. 

Indivisible NY24: Contact: Deborah Rose:

Climate Justice: Contact: Dick Kornbluth

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

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

Peter McCarthy

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