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.
Next Meeting: Stop the Aquarium, Fund Human Needs
6/26/22, 3 PM on Zoom
We will have speakers on how to use county funds for actual needs and how we can make sure that happens.
See more at: https://www.cnysolidarity.org/noaquarium/
CNY Solidarity Coalition News
Congratulations to NYCLU on the successful passage of the SIGH Act From Syracuse.com: “Lanessa Chaplin, the director of the Environmental Justice Project for the New York Civil Liberties Union, drafted the Schools Impacted by Gross Highways Act, also known as the SIGH Act.
The act will protect school age children from air pollution and will require the New York State Department of Transportation to lessen the impact of roadway air pollution by providing insulation, adequate air filters, and air filtration systems in all schools that are within the 600 feet of major roadways.”
And Thanks to NYS Senator Rachel May for introducing and supporting the bill!
I-81 plan is better for neighbors — but NY can do more (Guest Opinion by Lanessa Owens-Chaplin)
“The residents that live adjacent to the viaduct need assurances that they will be safe from lead exposure during construction. They also need guarantees from the city of Syracuse they will not be displaced as a result of new development after the viaduct is removed.” Read it on Syracuse.com
ARTICLES OF THE WEEK:
Sunday Thoughts: The Election Legislation passed in the 2022 NY Legislative session
From Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny: “…a wrap up of the Election related bills that passed both houses this year. Many await the Governor’s signature, and some are not effective immediately.” Read it Here
Zoom with Czarny: Tom Keck on the first January 6th Public Hearing
Dustin Czarny: I was very glad to attend a watch party for the first public January 6th Commission with some very good friends, one of them being SU professor Tom Keck. He agreed to come on the pod and give his instant reaction to what we saw Thursday night. We also talk about SCOTUS and pending cases. Enjoy it Here.
State probe of Syracuse police looks at civil rights, treatment of people of color
The state Attorney General’s Office is still investigating possible civil rights problems and the treatment of people of color by the Syracuse Police Department. Read it on Syracuse.com
Syracuse activists, Black leaders tell New York AG: Cops treat city like ‘combat zone’
More than 30 community leaders, residents and officials met with the AG’s office. Many of them told AG’s representatives police treat Syracuse like a “combat zone.” They said officers assume the worst when interacting with Black residents and the department frequently ignores the Citizen Review Board… Read it on Central Current.
Ryan McMahon continues to push $85 million aquarium against tidal wave of skeptics
Are the estimates for attendance, expenses and revenue realistic for this market? Is the county executive comparing the Syracuse market to other aquariums in the right places? And if this is such a good idea, why has it been rejected twice before by private developers? Read it on Syracuse.com
Heather Cox Richardson’s Commentary on Monday’s Jan. 6th Hearing
Read it Here and subscribe. Share it with moderate friends.
Raising your kids to be antiracist is an important part of parenting and can protect them as they grow
An antiracist is someone who identifies and opposes racism. They have the goal of changing policies, behaviors, and beliefs that perpetuate racist ideas. Kendi’s 2019 book on the topic became a bestseller. Now, he’s releasing “How to Raise an Antiracist,” a guide for parents. Read it on https://www.insider.com
Blame monopolies for today’s sky-high inflation, Boston Fed researchers say
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Onondaga County Legislators:
Emails & Phone Numbers at http://ongov.net/legislature/members.html
email all legislators at email@example.com.
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: https://www.peacecouncil.net/ReplaceColumbus
Cuse Action Medics needs donations (see June 18 training below)
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 https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3M3GFBGFPZUZZ
Syracuse City Redistricting Commission is redrawing district lines
Tuesday, June 14th, 5:30pm Southwest Community Center (District 4)
These meetings will be for all city residents who would like to share ideas and input about their neighborhoods and districts. Attendees can prepare a statement or other helpful material although this is not required to attend. Feedback given will be used to redraw district lines for the five common council districts in the City. https://beta.syrgov.net/Boards-and-Commissions/SYR-Redistricting
Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 At 7:30 Pm – 9 Pm
Stewart Park, Ithaca.
Capitalism rewards the rich for destroying our planet. 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. Co-sponsored by Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America and PM Press
|Canvassing Training – Families for Lead Freedom NowWednesday June 15th 5:30-7:00 PMOutside, at 134 Somerset Rd in Syracuse Families for Lead Freedom Now, the family leaders of those directly affected by the unjust and preventable lead crisis in Syracuse, and allies will be canvassing neighborhoods in the upcoming weeks – those most affected by the lead crisis and have 1000 printed copies of a booklet we will be using to build the movement for justice on this issue. Food and cold beverages will be provided, rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Families for Lead Freedom Now is looking for volunteers to help in a variety of ways, to include flyering at your local library, connecting with your community group or congregation on this issue, and have a need for volunteers the last week of June during the week – more details to come! – email email@example.com
Syracuse Speaks! Join NAACP for our Civic Engagement Community Forum
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6 PM
On Zoom. Register: http://bit.ly/SyracuseSpeaks
Moderator: Gwen Webber-McLeod
Host: Van Robinson, Chair, Syracuse Onondaga NAACO Civic Engagement Committee
Early Voting for June 28 Primary
Sat. June 18 is the first day of early voting. Info Here
Westcott Art Trail
Sat. June 18 10 AM – 6 PM
826 Euclid Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210-2541
Event by Westcott Community Center. Stop by Westcott CC, pick up a map, and stroll around the neighborhood to check out amazing local arts and crafts.
Freedom Fest 2022
Saturday, June 18, 2022 At 3 Pm – 11 Pm
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
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.
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 https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3M3GFBGFPZUZZ…
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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: cnypride.org/pride2022
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
The 12th (almost) annual ArtRageous Extravaganza
Saturday, July 9, 2022 At 7 Pm – 10:30 PM
Event by ArtRage Gallery
After a two year hiatus, we welcome you back to a festive night of live music, local brews, good food, good friends and a silent auction all to support ArtRage Gallery! $20 at the door. Proof of vaccination required. Masks required indoors. Featuring: Kambuyu Marimba Ensemble of Syracuse; The TreehuggersChip Osborne -Acoustic Guitar, Zeke Leonard – Tenor guitar, Brandy Witthoft – Bass, Tom Fay – fiddle and Hymie Witthoft Jr. -Drums.
Emcee: Karin Franklin-King
|Central New York Arts & Entertainment Calendar. Check out the calendar Here 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. First & Third Tuesdays Of The Month…4 to 4:45 p.m.: Killer drones Hancock AFB (home of the 174th Attack Wing of the NYS National Guard), 6000 East Molloy Rd. across from the main gate. Park on the south shoulder.Every Friday…4 to 4:45 p.m. West sidewalk of the broad intersection of Erie Blvd East & East Genesee St. in De Witt (across from the Fire Dept.) For years our focus has been on solidarity with the people of Palestine; while the invasion of Ukraine persists, we also address that tragedy.Every Saturday…9 to 9:45 a.m. Across from Syracuse’s Regional Market, 2100 Park St., our team also deals with a range of topics (racism, anti-war, anti-nuke, etc.).Our current stalwart team: Julienne, Les, Leslie, Geoff, Ed, Ann, Peter…. To learn more, Ed or Ann 315 478 4571###|
NYCLU is hiring: Three positions for Syracuse office! Two full time organizers for the CNY region and a Western Deputy Director to cover Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo- but can be located in any of the cities! Info Here
CNY Solidarity Coalition
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Indivisible NY24: Contact: Deborah Rose: firstname.lastname@example.org
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SLAT (State/Local Action Team) Contact: Peter McCarthy – firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond War and Militarism. A joint committee of CNY Solidarity Coalition and the Syracuse Peace Council. Contact: Ron Van Norstrand; email@example.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.
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