CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – August 23 to August 30, 2022

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.


In the August 21, 2022 edition of Letters from an American, Heather Cox Richardson draws a direct line from the southern states’ prohibitions on educating slaves, to today’s Republican book bans. Read it Here, and while you’re there, sign up for her daily commentary. And share it. 

9 Great Banned Books By Black Authors That You Need to Read— Now

These books are beloved by readers everywhere, but they’re also heavily targeted by conservatives

Read it on The Root

Lawsuit on Challenging Onondaga County Map

From Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny,: I took part in a Press Conference today (Aug. 18) with Legislator Chris Ryan and Common Council President Helen Hudson announcing the filing of a legal challenge to the Onondaga County Legislative maps which we allege are a partisan and racial gerrymander in violation of the Onondaga County Charter, the Municipal Home Rule Law, and NY Constitution. Here is the press conference in its entirety.

Martha Swan, a Syracuse native and founder of John Brown Lives! was featured in a column on Leadership this Sunday. Aug. 14. A longer version of the interview is online Read it Here at

Trump Didn’t Bring Down Liz Cheney—Her Conservative White Base Did

Cheney, like her father, spent a lifetime feeding the rage of right-wing Republicans. Now they’ve turned on her.

Read it on


Election 2022 is Approaching

The upcoming election, here and nationwide, is critical for the survival of our (flawed) democracy. It is vital that Democrats keep the House and Senate. In this space, over the next few months, we will highlight ways you can contribute. We will have information on organizations and candidates of particular importance in the coming election, with ways you can most effectively contribute time, energy, and money.

CNY Solidarity Coalition does not endorse specific candidates. However, we have no problem opposing a party that has spent the last half-century appealing to racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and fear, all for the benefit of a small group of capitalists, and to the detriment of the entire planet.

What can you do?

·       Vote today, Aug. 23, in the primary.

·       Watch this space for suggestions on candidates and organizations to support.

·       Consider volunteering for phonebanks or text banks. It’s actually easy to do and very effective!

·       Forward this newsletter to friends who might be interested. Suggest they visit our website Here and sign up for this newsletter Here

Syracuse National Action Network School Supply Drive

To CNY Solidarity Supporters: Syracuse NAN is a member organization of the CNY Solidarity Coalition. We support their work in the community. Please Donate!

Make a monetary donation and let us do the shopping for you! Cashapp $syracusenan 

The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ traditional community in Seneca County has been struggling since their store, gas station, ice cream shop, school house, daycare, and garden were destroyed in 2020. Your continuing support of the traditional community helps in their fight to gain recognition of their treaty rights and sovereignty as a Native Nation. To donate towards their ongoing need for legal aid and access to housing:


TODAY: New York State’s primary election! Go Vote!

August 23rd, 6 AM – 9 PM

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:   

Chol Majok:

Sam Roberts:   

Francis Conole:

Look up your voting site here:

City of Syracuse Invites Residents to Participate in Community Grid “Neighborhood Design Studio” to Envision Future of I-81 Neighborhoods

“The City of Syracuse and its urban planning and design consultant, Dover, Kohl & Partners (DKP), will hold a six-day Community Grid “Neighborhood Design Studio” to envision the future of Interstate 81 neighborhoods during the week of August 21 at STEM at Dr. King Elementary School, 416 E. Raynor Avenue.”

See the article above at   

  • Tuesday 8/23: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8/24: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday 8/25: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday 8/26: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday 8/27: Open house from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

End the War in Ukraine Thursdays

Noon to 1:30pm, Thursday, 8/25

Cosponsored by the Syracuse Peace Council and Syracuse Democratic Socialists of America 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We will be finishing going through our proposed position paper on how to end the war, which we’ll use as a basis for advocacy to legislators and others. We are also considering demands of the national Peace in Ukraine Coalition’s petition.

Town Hall Discussions On The Negative Effects Of Lead In Syracuse

Aug.25, Sept.1 Sept.8 At 5:30-7pm

Rally, Sept. 17, 1:30 PM Details TBA

Dunbar Center: 1453 S. State Street Syracuse, Ny 13205

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) invites you to a series of town hall discussions on the negative effects of lead in Syracuse, particularly its impact on people living in the footprint and the shadows of the I-81 viaduct.

Discussion leaders: Lanessa Owens Chaplin and David Rufus, NYCLU

OceannaFair, Families for Lead  FreedomNow

Community resource: Qiana Williams,Central New York Community Foundation

Light refreshments will be served.

Come Meet the Giant Inflatable Climate Polluter Pig:

Make Polluters Pay for a Climate Superfund News Event

Friday, August 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Syracuse Center for Peace & Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY

Groups kick off Campaign for the Climate Change Superfund state bill which would

require the oil, gas and coal companies to pay a fee for their past greenhouse gas emissions into

a new fund to pay for damages from the climate crisis, such as flood prevention.

AGREE, Syracuse Peace Co., Workers Center for CNY and NYPIRG are sponsors.

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 Register for details and updates from CNY pride. 

Fair Tickets ($3) and Parking Passes ($5) are available for purchase at

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 East Syracuse Minoa Central High School | 

Sponsor: Assembly Member Al Stirpe Info Here and Register Here

SPAARC Community-Wide Invite: Open House

Sunday, August 28, 2022 At 3 Pm – 5 Pm

Salt City Market Community Room | 484 S. Salina St.


Event by Rebirth SYRBLM Syracuse and Syracuse Police Abolition and Radical Revisioning Coalition

Syracuse Police Abolition and Radical Revisioning Coalition (SPAARC) invite organizers, social justice activists, and abolitionist change-makers to an open house. This is an opportunity to learn about SPAARC’s mission, history, governance structure and discuss the multiple pathways to activism within the group. 


We strongly encourage former organizing partners whose engagement with SPAARC has lapsed to reconnect. This event is FREE and open to the public; light refreshments will be made available to attendees. The Salt City Market building is ADA-compliant, and the community room is wheelchair accessible. 


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.

Sustainable Manlius Open House


301 Brooklea Drive, Fayetteville, NY

Town of Manlius Residents

Sustainable Manlius Open House

Event by Sustainable Manlius. Come and join us for a special Open House event with Sustainable Manlius! 

If you are interested in learning more about this vibrant and passionate Committee of our town, this is your chance to come and learn about how we are making a difference, how you can help us, and you can even stay to see what our meetings are like!  Snacks provided, of course! 

Westcott Street Cultural Fair: September 25, 2022


 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 

CNY Solidarity Coalition

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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 Onondaga County (Formerly 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 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

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