CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – May 17 to May 24, 2022

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From CNY Solidarity Coalition: 

Upcoming Meetings: 6/12/22, 6/26/22, 7/10/22, 8/21/22.

Watch here to find out if meetings will be on Zoom or in-person. 

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

CNY Solidarity Coalition News

Our 5/15 meeting on Zoom included a presentation: Support the Climate Leadership And Community Protection Act 

With Jen Metzger, Senior Policy Advisor at New Yorkers for Clean Power. See Action Alert below on the Climate Law. You can watch it Here

ARTICLES OF THE WEEK:

Support NY Health Act to expand care, make it affordable 

(Guest Opinion by Dr. Mariana Pernia)

“The effort to roll back 49 years of reproductive protections for women is shocking. The lack of access to comprehensive reproductive health will burden our most financially vulnerable, and will heighten the already dismal maternal outcomes for Black women, for a variety of reasons stemming from the criminalization of poverty, to bias in our healthcare industry, to the difficulty in access to quality prenatal care. We can’t let that happen.”

Read it on Syracuse.com

The Racist ‘Theory’ That Inspired Murderers Is Now GOP Dogma

Newt Gingrich, Stephen Miller, Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor Greene, among others, all keep alluding to the same vicious, violent idea.  Read it on The Daily Beast

Building Resilience & Confronting Risk 

A Parents & Caregivers Guide To Online Radicalization 

From our friend Annabel: “White teenagers, especially boys, are being groomed and radicalized by white supremacists on online gaming and chat platforms. This is an organized and widespread effort that we are not doing enough to counter. I think we (antiracist white parents) assume it can’t happen to our kids because we taught them better.”

Here is a resource for parents and anyone who deals with young people. From the Southern Poverty Law Center. Lots of helpful links.  

Lead Poisoning in the City of Syracuse

Watch a good 3-minute story on Citrus TV, with Families for Lead Freedom Now.(https://www.leadfreedomcny.org)  

Voting Info: The Mail Check Cards will be hitting mailboxes this week!  2022 is a very confusing year, #keepthecard for all your election dates, information, and bring it with you to the polls #keepthecard Onondaga County  and make sure you have all the information you need for 2022!

Climate Change as Class War – (book) by Matt Huber of Syracuse DSA

“Huber has written a ‘What Is To Be Done?’ for all of us who are vexed by the failure of progressive climate activism “

Order Here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3973-climate-change-as-class-war  Or ask your library to get it.

ACTION ALERTS:

From our friends at DSA Syracuse. CNY Solidarity Coalition supports DSA’s statement on the Buffalo killings.

Our condolences to all who were close to Roberta Drury and all the others murdered by the white supremacist at a Buffalo grocery store. The attack on the Black community of Buffalo is horrific.

We must oppose the spread of racist ideas, racist conspiracy theories, racist myths of history, and the implementation of racist political and economic policies, which all reinforce each other. Whether the killer technically acted alone or not, he was taught and supported by large sections of the US and global political spectrum. We must elevate movements that empower and unite people of the multiracial working class and build relationships of solidarity, especially those targeted by the Right, such as Black and Brown communities, LGBTQ+ people, disabled people, and women.
Please support by donating to mutual aid and mental health support efforts organized by Black Love Resists in the Rust in Buffalo who are partnering with community organizations to link people to and pay for ongoing mental health services. 

NYS Climate LawSend Comments  Each Week Until June 10

In late December, the Climate Action Council released its draft scoping plan for the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Until June 10, New Yorkers have a chance to provide feedback on the plan through written comments. NY Renews is providing tools HERE on a different topic each week to help you make an informed comment about a sector of the plan and make your voice heard by state leaders. Here’s an overview of the CLCPA you can watch.

Urgent action request from AGREE on behalf of the Renewable Heat Now campaign: 

 New York has crucial climate bills before the legislature this session, and passing these bills would greatly help our transition off fossil fuel combustion in buildings. 

These bills should be passed this year if we are to meet the targets set by our Climate Law (the Community Leadership and Climate Protection Act – CLCPA). But thishas released a backlash from the fossil fuel industry; they are targeting our legislators with thousands of emails and robo-calls fighting against these bills. Please click, personalize, and send this urgent letter to legislators and Governor Hochul to counter industry disinformation: https://renewableheatnow.org/email-your-legislator/ (the letter is set up to automatically go to your legislators based on your address). Then share this letter with everyone as soon as possible.. If everyone in the CNY Solidarity Coalition were to sign and then share this letter with their friends and family statewide, our voices would be heard!

If you are a health professional and/or represent a public health organization, please sign on to this letter in support of the “All-Electric Building Act” to ensure that NYS does not invest in creating more health-harming, climate-disrupting buildings that burn fossil fuels. See the full letter that will be sent to legislators. New York emits the most greenhouse gas emissions from buildings than any other state in the country while also leading the nation in building-combustion related nitrogen oxides (NOx) pollution.   SIGN ON HERE  

Medicare for All Act of 2022

Senator Bernie Sanders just officially reintroduced the Medicare for All Act of 2022 into the U.S. Senate, along with an impressive 14 original cosponsors. 

Sign the petition urging the US Senate to pass the Medicare for All Act! Help show Washington the widespread support for healthcare for all. Use this toolkit from National Nurses United!

Call your Senators and ask them to get onboard as cosponsors or thank them for being cosponsors! The phone number for the Senate Switchboard (open 24 hours a day) is 202-224-3121. You can find some quick tips from our partners at  Healthcare NOW! for making the calls and a form to report back on your conversation here.

EVENTS/ACTIONS CALENDAR:

Voting Day for 43 School Districts

Tuesday, May 17 

Central NY school vote 2022: All you need to know to vote: Info Here

Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE)Press Conference

Thursday, May 19; 10:30 AM

City Hall, 233 East Washington Street, Syracuse 

Statewide Day of Action to support the Renewable Heat Now bill package (including the All-Electric Building Act) in the final push for these bills to pass during the current legislative session. Buildings are New York’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, and New York will not meet its climate targets unless it electrifies its building stock quickly. Furthermore, burning fossil fuels inside homes and buildings is linked to respiratory illness and even premature death.   

On May 19, in 10 cities across New York, elected officials, heat pump installers, environmental, community and health advocates, and families concerned about their children’s future will rally, calling on the NYS legislature to pass and Governor Hochul to sign legislation that will transition  buildings in NY from fossil fuels to clean energy, replacing outdated and harmful appliances like gas furnaces and gas stoves with renewable, clean and all-electric appliances like heat pumps and electric or induction stoves.  

Food Forest Planting at Elmwood Park in Syracuse

Saturday May 21, 2022 from 10:30AM- 12:30PM.

Join Onondaga Earth Corps Crewmembers at Elmwood Park for a food forest event 

Volunteers register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elmwood-park-food-forest-event-registration-320766038857 We’ll be planting a hickory tree walk w varieties of hickories plus other trees: serviceberry, pawpaw, chestnuts to name a few. There will also be a Habibi’s gyro food truck at the event for lunch. cash is preferable for the food truck however they take cards. 

Legs Against Lyme Awareness Walk

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 11 AM  at Onondaga Lake Park! This is a 3K (1.8 mile) walk.

The Central New York Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Alliance 

Join our team of providers, scientists and community members at the Willow Bay Area as we march against ticks and the diseases they carry. Walk alongside some of the leading local (and national) experts in disease advocacy and research. We are lucky to have them on our team, right here in Central New York! Your registration fee covers the cost of your t-shirt and refreshments. 

Pan African Community of CNY – Africa Liberation Day Celebration 2022

May 21, 2022 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Keynote Address: Africa’s Struggle for Liberation: Long and Not Yet Over. Dr. Robert Malcolm McLaren

Celebration/commemoration of Africa Liberation Day, organized by the Pan African Community of Central New York in Syracuse. Please join us via Zoom. Registration Link

Geothermal House Tour in Pompey

Sunday, May 22 | 2- 3:30 PM

RSVP | Facebook

Environmental concerns combined with financial incentives prompted the Vigliettas to change energy systems and eliminate fossil fuel use in their home. Their heating was converted from expensive oil to efficient geothermal, paired with a heat pump water heater. They have also invested in electric vehicles and solar panels. 

The combination of federal tax incentives and NYSERDA and National Grid rebates made a geothermal system surprisingly affordable and comfortable. Their solar power covers the entire energy use of the house plus nearly all of the energy use of their electric vehicles. 

Light refreshments will be served. Masks are encouraged. Registration is required. HeatSmart CNY Campaign Director, Lindsay Speer will discuss available rebates for energy efficiency improvements and heat pumps. Co-sponsored by HeatSmart CNY, Alliance for a Green Economy, The Town of Pompey, and HeatSmart Pompey.

ACTS Annual Spring Event

Tuesday May 24 at Drumlins

Registration open at 5:30 PM. Program ending by 8:30.

Join us to recognize 100 Black Men with our Community Social Justice Award,  to honor Rev. Craig French with the Rev. Dr. Nebraski Carter Award for Clergy Leadership, to affirm the work of Assemblywoman Pam Hunter with our Public Servant Award and to acknowledge the commitment of Aneesah Evans as Co-Advisor of our Youth Council.

Contact actsbanquet@gmail.com

Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse

Phone: (315) 416-6363 Website: ACTS-Syracuse.org   

Email: officemanager.acts@gmail.com

Clean Slate Advocacy Day

May 24th 10AM – 4PM

Location: NYS Capitol – Washington Ave and State St Albany, NY 12224
RSVP Here

Join NY’s largest labor unions and the Clean Slate campaign in Albany on on May 24th as we fight to end perpetual punishment and pass the Clean Slate Act. We’ll have a press conference, rally and meetings with dozens of lawmakers. 

Primaries and Elections: Watch here for updates.

Watch Dustin Czarny’s Commissioner in a Car 5/16 for an update on the NYS and Congressional maps.

**SAVE THE DATES**

Free Stop the Bleed Training

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022 AT 4 PM

Iron Pier Dr, Syracuse, NY 13204. (Inner Harbor; see map on Facebook

Free Stop the Bleed Training

Cuse Action Medics and Black Artist Collective

The number 1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding.  Cuse Action Medics will be having a Stop The Bleed training at 4, 5 and 7pm depending on interest. ADDITIONALLY: We will be partnering with Onondaga County Health Department to offer Narcan Training at 6PM and 8PM! 

More Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/491334332683841

What will you learn? In a STOP THE BLEED course, you’ll learn three quick techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out. 

ONGOING EVENTS:

The War in Ukraine: Dispatch from Moldova

Photographs by Maranie Rae Staab

ArtRage VIRTUAL EXHIBITION on view from April 29, 2022 to May 31, 2022

VIEW THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

One week after Russia invaded Ukraine, photojournalist, Maranie Rae Staab traveled to Moldova at the Ukrainian border and to the Southern Ukrainian cities of Odessa and Mykolayiv. Her intention with this virtual exhibition is to share the experiences of those she met and give us an intimate perspective of what is happening on the ground. 

Busy, But Want To Do Your Part To Help End War And Oppression? Join A Bunch Of Us For 45 Minutes On Any Tuesday, Friday Or Saturday

TUESDAYS TWICE A MONTH : as of April 5 we’ll be stepping up our HANCOCK demos  from the first Tuesday to both the first & third Tuesday — same time  (4 to 4:45 p.m) and as it has been for over a decade, is on ending killer drones.EVERY SATURDAY: as of April 2 we are resuming our “fair weather” street heat across from the Regional Market, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Every Saturday morning. same time and place as in previous years. While most of our signs focus on killer drones, we also will bringwider selection (anti-war, anti-nuclear, etc,).EVERY FRIDAY: we are continuing our every Friday street heat in De Witt at the broad intersection of Erie Blvd east and East Genesee from 4 to 4:45 pm.  For years out focus has been solidarity withPalestine; While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine persists our signs will also address  that crisis.To learn more contact Ann or Ed, 315 478 4571.###

CNY Solidarity Coalition

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Twitter: @CNYSolidarity and @IndivisibleNY24

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cnysolidarity/  and 

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Mailing Address:

CNY Solidarity Coalition 

2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210

To contribute: Donate Here through PayPalOr send checks to mailing address above

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

CNY Solidarity Coalition makes regular contributions to local progressive organizationsSyracuse Peace Council, National Action Network, and Urban Jobs Coalition, as well as to our mailing list provider, RiseUp. We also make occasional donations as needed to other local groups. We depend on our supporters’ contributions for this. 

To contribute: Donate Here through PayPalOr send checks to the mailing address at the end of the newsletter.

Peter McCarthy
pmccar1100@gmail.com

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