CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – June 7 to June 15, 2022

From CNY Solidarity Coalition: 

Revised Schedule of Upcoming Meetings: 6/26/22, 7/10/22, 8/21/22.

Check 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, or to donate.       

Meeting Agenda for 6/26/22 on Zoom: Onondaga County proposed projects; Aquarium, Hopkins Field, etc. Updates and discussion of issues.

CNY Solidarity Coalition News

Here’s an update on what we’ve been up to lately:

CNY Solidarity Coalition has been continuing our practice of supporting and collaborating with local groups working on issues that affect marginalized groups in our community. 

·       On May 5, in conjunction with DSA, Families for Lead Freedom, and Syracuse Tenants Organizing for Power (STOP), we co-sponsored, and presented at, a Town Hall on Housing Justice, encouraging the  Syracuse Common Council to pass a resolution supporting the statewide version of the Good Cause Eviction law. The Council passed the resolution. 

·       We have participated in several NYCLU’s events raising awareness of the impact of the I-81 reconstruction on the community. 

·       Two members of our Coordinating Committee recently testified to the NY Attorney General’s committee investigating the Syracuse Police Department. 

·       Many of us participated in the My Body, My Rules rally on May 3 at the federal building protesting the Supreme Court’s leaked position on abortion rights. 

·       At two of our recent meetings, we heard from AGREE and others on how to support the Climate Leadership Community Protection Act. We had good representation and a speaker at the NYS hearing at ESF. 

·       On May 25, we were well represented at a march sponsored by Rebirth Syracuse and NAN, on the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. 

·       We publicized, and had good attendance at, a rally on May 31 by Onondaga Democrats and Families for Lead Freedom, challenging the County Legislature to take care of kids, not aquariums.

So, what can you do? Here’s a short list:

·       Check the Action Alerts every week, and send the letters or make the calls.

·       Come to one of our meetings. It’s OK if you don’t attend regularly – we’d like to see you!

·       Show up at any of our events or those  sponsored by our allies. 

·       Continue to educate yourself. Read the Articles. And sign up for Heather Cox Richardson’s Letters from an Americanand read it daily, and share  it with friends and family.  Progressive, mostly moderate, and extremely well informed about current events, with deep understanding of their context in American history. 

·       Donate Here through PayPalOr send checks to mailing address at the bottom. This allows us to pay our small expenses and to continue our support of local activist groups.


This is how far Republicans will go to subvert the will of the voters

The main financial backer of this assault on democracy? The GOP megadonor Koch family’s Americans for Prosperity.

Read it in The Washington Post

Syracuse Cultural Workers: Yes, We’re Becoming a Co-op!

“For activists across social and environmental movements over the decades, GBN-member Syracuse Cultural Workers (SCW) has been a mainstay, selling posters, buttons, bumper stickers, t-shirts, mugs, books, cards, and more – including their globally renowned Peace Calendar – all designed by artists who capture in image and word the progressive political messages of the times.”  Read it in Green America

“This Is Racist Terrorism”: Ex-Buffalo Cop Says Gun Violence & White Supremacy Must Both Be Addressed  Read it on Democracy Now

“…Cariol Horne. She’s a community organizer and racial justice advocate in Buffalo. She’s also a former Buffalo police officer. In 2008, she was fired from Buffalo’s police force after an incident two years earlier when she stopped a white police officer from choking a handcuffed Black man during an arrest. Last year a New York court vindicated Horne, making her eligible for back pay and pension benefits.”


Urgent – do this today: Oppose the Onondaga Aquarium

We have more important issues to address before considering a County Aquarium. Including but not limited to addressing poverty, increasing mental health services, building affordable housing, building better infrastructure like sewer, water, broadband, sidewalks, roads, etc., investing in public transportation, investing in education and more. More info on the CNY Solidarity Coalition website Here

County Executive Ryan McMahon: (315) 435-3516 |

Onondaga County Legislators:

Emails & Phone Numbers at

email all legislators at

Urge the Syracuse Common Council to Support Removing the Columbus Statue

Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) and Women of Italian and Syracuse Heritage (WISH) call on the Syracuse Common Council to pass a resolution to remove the statue and create an inclusive heritage park in the area.

In March, Judge Neri ruled in favor of the Columbus Monument Corporation, blocking Mayor Walsh’s plans to remove the statue. However, the City of Syracuse isn’t backing down and is appealing the ruling. 

Please contact your Common Councilor and At-Large Councilors about removing the Columbus Statue. Be sure to let them know you are a Syracuse resident and what your address is. If you are not a Syracuse resident, but live in Onondaga County, we encourage you to contact the Councilors too. Explain your relationship with Syracuse, and why it matters to you too.

The following link will take you to a list of each of the Common Councilors’ contact information. 

More info here:


January 6 Select Committee Hearings: Watch Event

By Public Citizen Democracy Campaign, CNY Solidarity Coalition, Indivisible Onondaga County

Thursday, June 9 7:30 – 9pm EDT

Location: Press Room Pub (Upstairs), 220 Herald Place, Syracuse, New York 13202

Info Here:

The House Committee charged with investigating the January 6th attack is preparing for public hearings to uncover the truth, demand accountability and ensure violence like this never happens again.

We need to make sure these hearings break through the busy news cycle and reach the American public. We cannot allow Trump Republicans to successfully cover up one of the greatest attacks ever planned against American’s freedom to decide who governs in our name!

Campaign for New York Health End-of-Session Speakout

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 5 PM

State Office Building, 333 E Washington St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1405, United States


Join Campaign for New York Health and coalition partners for an End-of-session Speakout and Rally in Syracuse.

We will celebrate this year’s progressive policy gains and commit to ongoing organizing to win the right to healthcare and an economy organized to meet human need.

United We End Racism:

InterFaith Works’ annual Duck Race and Racial Justice Awards

SATURDAY June 11 AT 12 PM – 4 PM

Event by InterFaith Works

Inner Harbor, Syracuse

Bring the family to this FREE event featuring:
Live music from Brownskin Band

Food by Who Want Smoke BBQ and Catering

Activities for kids and families

Duck races and community prizes

Annual Racial Justice AwardsCelebrate the many cultures and strong, diverse communities which work together to end racism in CNY! 

Sponsor a duck, volunteer, and nominate for the Racial Justice Awards here:

March for Our Lives event at Everson Museum in Syracuse 

Sat., June 11 More details here:

and here:


Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet

(with author Matthew T. Huber)

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2022 AT 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Stewart Park. Ithaca. 

Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet (feat. Matthew T. Huber)

Event by Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America

Capitalism rewards the rich for destroying our planet. Winning the climate struggle will require an internationalist approach based on planetary working-class solidarity! Join Ithaca DSA for our June Socialist Night School featuring Matthew T. Huber, author of the exciting new book Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet. For the first time ever, this Socialist Night School will be *IN PERSON* at Stewart Park’s large pavilion. Join us to meet new comrades, eat free food, and strategize about how to change the world.

Recommended reading: Jonathan Rosenblum’s review of Climate Change as Class War in Jacobin…/working-class-movement-huber…

Co-sponsored by Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America and PM Press

Syracuse Speaks! Join NAACP for our Civic Engagement Community Forum

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6 PM

On Zoom. Register:

Moderator: Gwen Webber-McLeod

Host: Van Robinson, Chair, Syracuse Onondaga NAACO Civic Engagement Committee 

Freedom Fest 2022

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022 AT 3 PM – 11 PM

425 Solar St, Syracuse, NY 13204-1329, United States

Freedom Fest 2022

In celebration of Juneteenth, The Black Artist Collective (BAC) will host Juneteenth: Freedom Fest 2022.

The one-day celebration will include an outdoor screening of Crooklyn from Oscar award-winning director Spike Lee, a showcase of performers, food trucks, pop-up market and a family arts activity tent. FREE and OPEN to the community. 

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:

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. 

We want to be able to hand out as many bleeding kits as possible please consider donating to @cuseactionmedics on venmo or purchase the RHINO RESCUE kit on our amazon wishlist

CNY Pride Festival & Parade

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022 AT 11 AM – 5 PM

Inner Harbor, Syracuse FREE

CNY PRIDE Festival & Parade is an inclusive, family friendly event celebrating our LGBTQIA2S+ community and allies.  The festivities begin with our parade down Solar Street at 11am, and continue all day with entertainment, activities for youth and families, food, drinks and 80+ vendors at the Inner Harbor. Everyone is welcome, and there is NO charge for entry! Learn more or get involved:

Upcoming Election Dates 

State/ Local Primary Election: Tuesday, June 28, 2022; 6:00am- 9:00pm

Congressional/State Senate Primary Election: Tuesday, August 23, 2022; 6:00am-9:00pm

General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2022; 6:00am- 9:00pm


 Looking For  Flexible  — No Meeting,  No Committee —  Opportunity To OpposeWar And Oppression And Work For Peace And Social Justice?We call it STREET HEAT: an easy, uncomplicated way –in solidarity with a handful of others — to  stand up and out for what we stand for. Greeting passing traffic at rush hour with hand-held signs, we want to get them thinking about the day’s crucial issues. Bring your own sign or use one of ours. EVERY SATURDAY: we assemble across from the Syracuse’s Regional Market, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Our signs cover a range of topics: racism, 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 St. from 4 to 4:45 pm.  For years out focus has been solidarity with Palestine; while Russia’s invasion of Ukraine persists our signage alsocurrently address that crisis.ON FIRST & THIRD TUESDAYS of the month we gather across from the main gate of Hancock Air Base, 6000 E. Molloy Av, focusing  onHancock’s killer drone operation. That timing is specifically to engage the attention of Hancock’s afternoon shift streaming off the base then. Our current stalwart team: Julienne, Les, Leslie, Geoff, Ed, Ann, Peter…. To learn more, Ed or Ann 315 478 4571###

CNY Solidarity Coalition

Check out our Website and our Instagram.

Twitter: @CNYSolidarity and @IndivisibleNY24

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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:

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;

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 above.

Peter McCarthy

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