CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – August 9 to August 16, 2022

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From CNY Solidarity Coalition: 

Upcoming Meetings: 9/18,22, 10/2/22, 10/16/22. 

Meetings are currently on Zoom. 

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

ARTICLES OF THE WEEK:

The Best Evidence Yet That the Climate Bill Will Work

The Senate deal would change the course of the 2020s, finally putting America’s climate goals in sight.

Read it at https://www.theatlantic.com

What the Schumer-Manchin Bill Means for Climate Change — Matt Huber

Joe Manchin finally signed on to the Biden climate bill. Matt Huber walks us through what is in the bill, which contains both major investment into clean energy as well as huge giveaways to the oil and gas industry. 

Watch it on The Jacobin Show on YouTube

Nuclear war is a present danger to humanity (Guest Opinion by Liz Theoharis & Diane Swords)

…earlier this week the Secretary-General of the United Nations warned that this is “a time of nuclear danger not seen since the height of the Cold War…today, humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation.” Read it on Syracuse.com

NY must protect our precious public waters (Guest Opinion by Sen. Rachel May)

We at the state level also need to give them more tools for protecting the lakes from threats like harmful algal blooms (HABs), invasive species, erosion, and industrial and agricultural pollutants. We also need to fight any efforts to privatize our water supply and ship precious water out of state. This is why I have introduced new bills that I believe should be a priority for the Legislature in the coming year.

Read it on Syracuse.com

If you missed this one last week, check it out: 

Mark Rupert on the Campbell Conversations

On this week’s episode of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher speaks with Mark Rupert, an Emeritus Political Science Professor at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship, about the rise of far-right groups and their general role in the nation. Watch or Read it Here

Looking for more to read? Rebecca Solnit suggests: “Annabel Ascher asked who are the public intellectuals around today. Who do you think of? Off the top of my head I answered: Galeano, Jonathan Schell, and David Graeber, but Angela Davis and Mike Davis are two (not related) who come to mind, along with Bill McKibben, a climate genius, Arundhati Roy and Subcomandante Marcos (more in the early 2000s), Amitav Ghosh also on climate, adrienne maree brown, AOC (a more brilliant strategist than people recognize, with a talent for speaking from the heart), Elizabeth Warren an intersectional financial genius, Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediger as radical historians of resistance, Jane Goodall and Michael Mann among the many scientists who’ve pivoted to climate action, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodren, and Roshi Joan Halifax for finding ways to make Buddhism a powerful path for personal awakening and social engagement. I often say we live in a golden age for literature, and I could broaden that to a golden age for new ideas (or new space for old indigenous and non-western/non-capitalist ideas to reemerge)….”

ACTION ALERTS:

Call Senator Schumer and thank him for getting the Inflation Reduction Act passed. We have often criticized Schumer for not pushing hard enough. He needs to hear from his progressive supporters when he gets it right. It is certainly true that the bill has significant flaws and gaps, but it is a hugely important step. 

Schumer: https://www.schumer.senate.gov  Syracuse Phone: (315) 423-5471. D.C. Phone: (202) 224-6542

Urban Delights Fundraiser to Replace Stolen Equipment  Donate Here

Jubilee Homes’ Urban Delights Youth program has for more than 20 years taught eight to 12 youth each summer how to grow and sell crops during the summer break. The goal is to increase food security, healthy eating habits and entrepreneurship skills. Our youth has been preparing for months for the grand opening of their farm stand at the Downtown Farmers Market. They packed up the van with our equipment and some supplies including our customized tent, tablecloths, sidewalls. Staff arrived at 8am and noticed that the van had been broken into. “The doors are damaged, the windows had been broken and our equipment was gone. Most of the stuff that we use to market and to sell with was all taken.”

EVENTS/ACTIONS CALENDAR:

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Days Ritual and Remembrance 

Tuesday August 9Nagasaki Day Commemoration, Press Conference, and Call to Action.

Gather at 11:30am in front of the Onondaga County Courthouse, 401 Montgomery Street, Syracuse. 

Program starts at 12:00 noon. 

A tableau demonstration will depict the horrors of nuclear war and the hope for the future that can be brought about by collective action from the public and our elected representatives. 

The tableau will be followed by brief remarks from elected officials and activists. Dr. Don Hughes, anti-nuclear weapons activist and Lemoyne College Professor, Mickey Belosi, President of Central New York NOW, Mary Kuhn, County Legislator, and others will speak about the immediate risks of nuclear and climate catastrophe due to war in Ukraine. They will also address how the cost of nuclear weapons, including the amount paid by Onondaga County residents alone (estimated thirty-two million per year) robs local communities of resources for urgent needs like health care, childcare, lead poisoning, public transportation, and climate change. 

We will call on elected officials and the public to act by supporting policies outlined in national campaign,  Back from the Brink | Bringing Communities Together to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (preventnuclearwar.org) 

The public and the press are invited.

For information contact:  lelaw@gmail.com or wyost@verizon.net

Syracuse.com will host the first debate among the four Democrats campaigning for Congress in Central New York  

7 p.m. Tuesday, August 9. 

The debate will be streamed live on syracuse.com  and its Facebook page from Syracuse University’s National Veterans Resource Center. The video will also be available for viewing afterward.

Wondering what we can do about the war in Ukraine? Do you have ideas for action?   Don’t be alone.

Thursday, August 11, 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Syracuse Peace Council and Syracuse Democratic Socialists of America

This week we will consider the history and context of the Donbas Region and Crimea to better understand the complexities of the war in Ukraine.  Although we don’t necessarily agree with the entire content, we will use segments of the attached videos as discussion starters. 

Join us on zoom at Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Here are the two videos:

Why is Crimea So Important to Russia?
Gravitas Plus | Explained: The Russia-Ukraine crisis

Deadline for changing your party affiliation to vote in the Aug. 23 Primary

August 11

The previous loophole that would have allowed New York State to vote in the party primary of their choice has been CLOSED. Voters must once again have a party affiliation in order to vote in the primary on August 23.

Want to change your party affiliation? There’s still time! Changes received AFTER the 11 will not go into effect until after the primary election. Info at League of Women Voters: https://lwvny.org

Is the Aquarium Project a Sustainable Strategy for CNY?
Friday, August 12, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, EST
Panelist:  Mary Kuhn, Onondaga County Legislator, District 7

GreeningUSA’s Green Bag Lunch discussion series was launched to further explore the concepts within the framework of our “12 Traits of Sustainable Communities”. As we refresh our memory of the 12 Traits, we find that this project impacts all 12, reminding us just how complicated this is. We hope to start a conversation that will lead to a good decision about the Aquarium Project.
#1 Government Leadership in Sustainability – Should local government prioritize the use of taxpayer dollars for this project?
#2 Local Economic Resilience – Is this a sustainable economic development choice for CNY? 
#3 Sustainable Land Use Planning – Is there a sustainable development plan for this area?
#4 Transportation & Mobility – How do we get people to the aquarium?
#5 Water Related Infrastructure – Impacts for supply and waste water for a water-intensive operation?
#6 Green Building – Will the building receive a green building certification? 
#7 Energy from Non-Fossil Fuels – Where will the energy needs come from for an energy intensive operation?
#8 Waste Material Management – How will construction and operational waste be handled?
#9 Culture, Arts & Entertainment – Does this project build on the history of CNY and reflect its culture?
#10 Quality Public Education – Will there be programs to enrich local public education goals?
#11 Public Health & Safety – How will you insure this inside and outside the building?
#12 Community Engagement – Will the CNY community be able to actively participate in the planning process?

 FREE! But you must be registered to attend. A link to the GoToMeeting platform will be sent to those registered after registration closes at 5pm on August 11.
Registration Link:  https://tinyurl.com/4przrway

Early Voting for the 8/23 primary:

8/13-21/22 

For Hours and locations: http://www.ongov.net/elections/early-voting.html

Upstate Medical University and Crouse Health will hold two public community discussions on Upstate’s proposed acquisition of Crouse.

Monday, Aug. 15 at the North Syracuse Junior High School, 5353 Taft Road, North Syracuse, 

and Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave., Syracuse. 

Both sessions will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

**SAVE THE DATES**

102 Years of Women’s Suffrage Celebration Concert

Saturday, August 20, 2022 At 4 Pm – 7 Pm at Breitbeck Park, Oswego

Event by Democratic Action Women’s Network

Come and celebrate 102 years of women voting! Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, a picnic basket!

Tickets available at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2022_breitbeck_concert 

New York State’s second primary election!

August 23rd

New Yorkers will vote for their party’s candidate for their district’s representative in Congress and the New York State Senate. More info at League of Women Voters’ post Here.  Get your Sample Ballot Here

Websites of the four Democratic candidates for NY22:

Sarah Klee Hood: https://sarahkleehoodny.com   

Chol Majok: https://www.cholforcongress.com

Sam Roberts: https://www.samrobertsforcongress.com   

Francis Conole: https://conoleforcongress.com

AND: A 2nd round of informational mailing cards is hitting your mailboxes right now. This one has all the correct information about political subdivisions for redistricting. #keepthecard for fast check in for the August 23rd primary as well as the November 8 General Election. Click the link below for more information:

http://ongov.net/elections/documents/MailcheckPR.pdf

CNY Pride at the NYS Fair

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2022 AT 5:30 PM

CNY Pride at the NYS Fair Event by CNY Pride

CNY Pride was asked to lead the parade at Pride Day at the Fair this year, and we want you to march with us!

We had 50 free tickets available for folks that would like to volunteer to march in the parade with us, and WOW did they go FAST! If we’re able to secure more free tix, we’ll let you know! You can still join the fun by registering to march at www.cnypride.org/fair. Register for details and updates from CNY pride. 

Fair Tickets ($3) and Parking Passes ($5) are available for purchase at nysfair.ny.gov.

Parade begins at 6pm (with a slightly earlier line up for folks participating).  
TLC will be performing at Chevy Park at 8pm. 

Free Recycling Event: Electronics and Paints

8/27/2022 –  8:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m.at East Syracuse Minoa Central High School | 

Sponsor: Assembly Member Al Stirpe

Info Here and Register Here

Socialism 2022:

Join us in Chicago September 2-5, 2022!

a four-day conference bringing together hundreds of socialists and radical activists from around the country to take part in discussions about social movements, Marxism, abolition, working-class history, and the debates and strategies for organizing today. So 

Register before July 22 for the discounted rate. https://socialismconference.org

Westcott Street Cultural Fair: September 25, 2022

ONGOING EVENTS:

 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  Activist Positions

Get Paid to Work for Social Justice!  The Syracuse Peace Council is Hiring  The Syracuse Peace Council, the longest running, independent peace and social justice organization in the country, is hiring TWO Staff Organizers! SPC is a Syracuse-based grassroots group that has been educating, agitating and organizing since 1936 for a world where war, violence, and exploitation in any form will no longer exist. SPC Staff Organizers provide both support and leadership to our program and administrative committees, and facilitate communication with members, supporters, and the general public. Information at https://peacecouncil.net/careers or find out more about the Peace Council at www.peacecouncil.net  

CNY Solidarity Coalition

Check out our Website and our Instagram.

Twitter: @CNYSolidarity and @IndivisibleNY24

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cnysolidarity/  and 

www.facebook.com/groups/IndivisibleNY24

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 Onondaga County (Formerly 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 contributes regularly 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
pmccar1100@gmail.com

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