CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – November 16 to November 23, 2021

Picture of the City of Syracuse

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

Upcoming Meetings (on Zoom until further notice):11/14/21, 12/12/21, 1/9/22, 1/23/22, 2/6/22, 2/20/22, 3/6/22, 3/20/22, 4/10/22, 4/24/22.

Please note the change in the December dates. The Syracuse Peace Council Plowshares Craftsfair will take place on Dec. 4 and 5, so our one December meeting will be on 12/12.

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

12/12/21 Meeting. 3 PM. DSA Syracuse on Housing and Tenants’ Rights

Articles (and Book) of the Week:

Will Zephyr Teachout Finally Have Her Moment?
The law professor, a darling of New York’s left wing, wants to be attorney general.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/12/nyregion/zephyr-teachout-attorney-general.html?smid=em-share

Break ’em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money

By Zephyr Teachout

[We need] a grassroots, bottom-up movement that understands the challenge in front of us, and then organizes against monopoly power in communities across this country. This book is a blueprint for that organizing. In these pages, you will learn how monopolies and oligopolies have taken over almost every aspect of American life, and you will also learn about what can be done to stop that trend before it is too late. 
–From the foreword by Bernie Sanders.

Buy it Here – not from the world’s richest capitalist exploiter!

Groups to US: Take Money for ‘Dangerous and Outdated’ Nuclear Bomb and Vaccinate the World Instead

“The pandemic has made abundantly clear that our most urgent threats can not be solved by pouring more money into weapons of war.”

Read it on CommonDreams

Heather Cox Richardson’s daily Letters from an American

are always worth reading. Informed by deep historical understanding, they provide summaries and analysis of current national and world events with a clear-eyed and always hopeful viewpoint. 

https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com

EVENTS/ACTIONS CALENDAR:

Syracuse DSA Ecosoc Meeting

Nov 16, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The 11/16 meeting of the Ecosocialist Committee will begin with a social hour and informal dinner in person at the Strong Hearts Cafe (900 E Fayette St, Syracuse) from 7-8 followed by a hybrid meeting at the Peace and Social Justice (2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse) from 8-9. The links for online participants are below:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://dsausa.zoom.us/j/84849152953

Meeting ID: 848 4915 2953

Passcode: eattherich

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,84849152953# US (New York)

+13126266799,,84849152953# US (Chicago)

Virtual Artist Talk with Robin Holder – from ArtRage

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – 7 to 8:30 pm

Due to the ongoing pandemic, artist Robin Holder is unable to travel to Syracuse during her exhibition. We invite you to virtually meet this dynamic artist who has been creating social justice art for over two decades.

Register HERE!  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

Robin Holder is a biracial, contemporary artist based in New York/New Jersey. Her research based, mixed technique works are saturated with cultural references that reveal the conflicts of our human experience.Holder’s work, exploring societal access alongside lack of empowerment, provides unique opportunities for challenging discussions about socio-economic imbalances, and the complexities of identity, class, cultural inequity, race, and religion.

Digital Day of Action to #PassNYHealth – Thursday November 18

Thursday November 18, 11:00am-1:00pm

After years of organizing, a majority of both the Assembly and Senate are now cosponsoring the NY Health Act. All week, healthcare campaigners are taking action to urge Democratic lawmakers to make the New York Health Act a top progressive priority in the 2022 legislative session and election year.

Join the Digital Day of Action to fill the phone lines, inboxes and social media of New York State leaders with messages about why you support healthcare for al. RSVP to receive a toolkit and reminder on Thursday.

Let’s Unfrack New York’s Buildings! Virtual Town Halls with the Renewable Heat Now campaign

Thursday, November 18 at 1:00pm or Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00pm (your choice!)

Zoom links:

RSVP for link to Thurs, Nov 18 at 1:00pm  

RSVP for link to Wed, Dec 1 at 6:00pm

The momentum for building electrification is growing in New York! A few weeks ago, over 200 organizations, including yours, sent a letter to Governor Hochul calling on her to electrify at least 2 million homes by 2030, with at least half of those homes representing new and existing affordable housing in disadvantaged communities. The letter calls for a Green Affordable Housing Fund to equitably fund this transition and for changes to building codes and utility regulations to support rapid building electrification. 

Last week, Senator Kavanagh and Assemblymember Gallagher introduced the All-Electric Building Act at a press conference with advocates. This bill together with several others make up the Renewable Heat Now bill package – a plan to electrify buildings affordably and equitably. Together, we will work to enact these policies! 

Please attend the Town Halls and sign the Building Electrification Equity petition to Governor Hochul (sample email and graphics for your convenience).

Three Important actions on Friday. One Federal, one State, one County.  Come to one or all three!

Freedom to Vote: Time to Act

Friday, November 19, 2021; 10am-11 am

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

Link to Event

Extremist politicians have spent the year putting up barriers to voting in one state after another and are now drawing districts to benefit themselves, carving up communities and `attempting to drown out the voices of millions of American voters for the next decade.

The American people have responded by coming together to demand Congress act. The House already passed sweeping legislation to protect our freedom to vote and realize the promise of democracy for all. 

Now, we’re working together to ensure that the Senate delivers for the American people so all our voices are heard and we can elect people who will deliver for us.

That’s why we’re mobilizing) for a Freedom to Vote: Time to Act week of action. 

Join us for our Freedom to Vote: The Time is Now event to urge the Senate to act swiftly to pass robust national standards for federal elections, and to use every lever of power and influence to get this done.

County Executive’s Public Hearing on Redistricting 

11/19 @ 11 AM 14th Floor Civic Center 

It’s not over til it’s over! We lost the battle at the Legislature session and the Republican legislators passed their maps on Friday. Now the County Executive has opportunity to hear from the public at his public. Those on Southside in Syracuse, those in DeWitt, those in Manlius in particular, please speak up and let him know the maps aren’t acceptable. If you can’t make his hearing, you can email him, call his office, send letters to editor, do whatever you can. Let’s not look back and say “we should have” or “we could have”.

Here is the hard to find Onondaga County Legislature website: http://ongov.net/legislature/     

And here are the harder to find maps:  http://ongov.net/legislature/ReapportionmentCommission.html The map the Republican’s approved is # 2.0. The map labeled 1.0 is the Democrat’s map and 1.5 is the Democrat’s revision based on comments. The Republicans never released any revised map. We need everyone who can – please attend and/or submit public comments. Call 315-435-3516 and email RyanMcMahon@ongov.net

NY Health Act Press Event

November 19, 2021. 12 PM, State Office Building

https://www.nyhcampaign.org/111921syracuse

The New York Health Act [A.6058/S.5474] will provide comprehensive health care for every New Yorker. You and your healthcare provider of choice will work to keep you healthy—New York Health pays the bill. You will never have to fear going without coverage again—especially in the middle of a deadly pandemic.

By distributing the tax burden fairly based on ability to pay and having capital gains and other taxable investment income contribute to its cost, 90% of New Yorkers will see substantial savings in their spending for health care. 

https://www.nyhcampaign.org

SAVE THE DATES:

Thanksgiving Circle of Peace and Hope

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2021 AT 10 AM – 11 AM

Willow Bay Picnic Area, northside of Onondaga Lake

Thanksgiving Circle of Peace and Hope

Event by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation

On Thanksgiving morning, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation gather with Onondaga people each year on the shores of Onondaga Lake to express thanks for the goodness of the Earth and to each other for our ongoing friendship, working side-by-side in peace and hope for healing, justice, and environmental restoration. You are invited to join us. 

Some years it’s relatively warm, other years snowy and frigid. Please dress for the weather. Please wear a mask and be prepared for safe practices to protect one another and our community during the ongoing COVID Pandemic.

Questions, contact Andy Mager andy.mager@gmail.com

HOLIDAY SHOPPING THOUGHTS

1.      Support Local/Independent Businesses as much as possible. Buy gift cards, order and pick up, etc. They really need our support! Example: https://www.syracuseculturalworkers.com

2.     Don’t buy books from the richest man in the world. Support independent bookstores. Shop online with Bookshop.Read about it here. Or try OR Books. It embraces “progressive change in politics, culture and the way we do business.” (Or go to https://www.onlib.org for Library Takeout or to download books, movies, etc.)

3.     Shop at Green America’s directory of green businesses Here

4.     Seven Sites that are Great Alternatives to Amazon for online essentials.  article from Fast Company

51st Annual Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival

December 4-5, 2021(Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10:30-4:30)

Science and Industry building at the Great New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY map

https://www.peacecouncil.net/plowshares

Please be aware: Proof of full vaccination OR negative Covid test within 72 hours will be required for all those ages 12 and up.

ArtRage Gallery Virtual Fair Trade Sale

November 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022

We are once again opting for a virtual sale this year. In addition to it being safer, we loved that everyone could choose from the full range of SERRV products rather than the limited selection at an in-person event.

Your purchase supports ArtRage Gallery and artisans from around the world!

There are two ways to shop with SERRV International as a fundraiser for ArtRage:
1. Place your order through ArtRage using this order form and ArtRage will receive 25% to 50% of the sale.   
2. Shop directly with SERRV. Through our partnership with SERRV International, ArtRage Gallery (The CORA Foundation) will receive 20% from your purchases made online using this special web address: https://www.serrv.org/?a=artrage. Make sure you see the banner that The CORA Foundation will receive 20%.
There is FREE Ground Shipping on $50+ orders from November 8-22! Use Promo Code SE4SERRV21
We’ll keep you posted on other upcoming promotions.

VERY BUSY? BUT WANT TO DO YOUR PART?  JOIN STREET HEAT!

BAN KILLER DRONES MONTHLY STREET HEAT

4 to 4:45 pm every first Tuesday of the month thru the winter – local upstate drone action coalition members protest the nys national guard’s 174th attack wing.

For over a decade we have been  gathering right across from the main gate of the 174th’s host, Hancock Airbase, on East Molloy Road in the town of Dewitt.

Please join us. To learn more: 315 478 4571 and upstatedroneaction.org.

PALESTINE SOLIDARITY WEEKLY STREET HEAT. Gaza and Palestine Solidarity  Street Heat to 4 -4:45 PM Every Friday. Join us at the intersection of East Genesee St &  Erie Blvd east [across from the DeWitt fire station]

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: www.facebook.com/cnysolidarity/  and 

www.facebook.com/groups/IndivisibleNY24

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

Indivisible NY24: Contact: Deborah Rose: dcurryrose@gmail.com

Climate Justice: Contact: Dick Kornbluth dick@dickkornbluth.com

SLAT (State/Local Action Team) Contact: Peter McCarthy – pmccar1100@gmail.com  

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

Peter McCarthy
pmccar1100@gmail.com

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