CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – September 13 to September 20, 2022

From CNY Solidarity Coalition: 

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

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

Next Meeting: Sept. 18, 2022.3-4:30 on Zoom


            Onondaga County Gerrymandering Lawsuit: Dustin Czarny

            Excluded No More Campaign: Jessica Maxwell of CNY Workers’ Center

            Westcott Fair: Plans for CNY Solidarity Coalition tabling

Needed: Volunteers for 1 Hour shifts at our table at Westcott Fair, Sept. 25

Please respond to

Website News

CNY Solidarity Coalition’s website ( has some new features and more to come!

New: this page has contact information for Federal, State, and Local government representatives. 

And see this page for all our weekly articles on how you can help with the November 2022 election. 


The Psychology That Unlocks Climate Action

Education is a key part of taking climate action, yet according to psychologists, the way the majority of climate news is written actually numbs us into inaction. So how do we maintain awareness in a way that inspires us to act? 

Read it and check out Urth Magazine at  

and thanks to  for another great resource!

Syracuse lawmakers narrowly pass citizen-led plan for redistricting

Syracuse is believed to be the first city on the East Coast to have its legislative districts redrawn by citizens. The process has been lauded as a way to prevent gerrymandering. Read it and check out the new Central Current local news source!

The Long Fight of Barbara Ehrenreich

“Mother Jones said, ‘pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.’ But Ben Ehrenreich wrote that Barbara ‘…wasn’t much for thoughts and prayers, but you can honor her memory by loving one another and fighting like hell.’ ” Read it Here on Mother Jones. And Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter.

Revealed: Ginni Thomas’s Links To Anti-Abortion Groups Who Lobbied To Overturn Roe Read iton

“…51% of the parties who filed amicus briefs calling for an end to a federal abortion right have political connections to Ginni Thomas, raising concerns about a possible conflict of interest at the highest levels of the US judiciary.”


From our friends at Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation: The traditional Cayuga community in their territory is  again under assault by the agents of the renegade Clint Halftown. Halftown remains powerful because of the recognition and support of the US government. This must stop.

Learn more about what you can do and background on the issue at

The legal counsel to the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ Council of Chiefs has asked NOON to pass on the following request:

Please contact the Secretary of the Interior and the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs, urging them to meet with the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ traditional leadership of Chiefs and Clan Mothers.

Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior. By online form:

Brian Newland, Asst. Sec for Indian Affairs. By email via Kara John: By phone: 202-208-7163

By mail: Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, Dept. of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20240 MS-4660-MIB

Election 2022

While the Democrats do not always live up to our hopes, it is vital that Democrats keep the House and Senate. Over the next few months, Indivisible Onondaga County will highlight ways you can contribute to this effort, as well as to critical NYS races. CNY Solidarity Coalition does not endorse specific candidates. See this page for all our election articles.

What can you do? Donate or volunteer in the races we will be highlighting. Forward this newsletter to friends who might be interested. Suggest they visit our website Here and sign up for this newsletter Here

National Groups to Support: Donate if you Can!

In addition to supporting the local election and legislative efforts of grassroots Indivisible organizations across the country, the national Indivisible organization is conducting a Give No Ground campaign leading up to the 2022 and 2024 elections. This campaign is focused on preventing extremist MAGA politicians from taking over Congress by maintaining and building the Democratic majority in the House and Senate. For the 2022 mid-term elections, the Give No Ground campaign is keying in on ten House and Senate candidates who have championed a progressive agenda, including incumbents who have taken tough votes and positions and are now running in tight races. The House candidates: Katie Porter (CA47), Mike Levin (CA49), Lauren Underwood (IL14), Andy Kim (NJ03), Jamie McLeod-Skinner (OR05) and Matt Cartwright (PA08). The Senate candidates: Rafael Warnock (GA), Mark Kelly (AZ), John Fetterman (PA) and Mandela Barnes (WI). 

To learn more about or donate to the Give No Ground campaign, go to

Other ways to support Indivisible’s work:

To donate to Indivisible Action, a PAC that supports the partisan work of the Indivisible movement and provides Indivisible groups the tools and tactics they need to support progressive candidates for office, go to Indivisible Action – Unlimited — Donate via ActBlue

To donate to Indivisible Project, a 501(c)(4) that supports the legislative advocacy carried out by Indivisibles across the country and empowers Indivisible groups to achieve federal and state legislative victories through advocacy campaigns and targeted calls to action, go to Indivisible Project — Donate via ActBlue

To donate to Indivisible Civics, a 501(c)(3) that supports civic education and leadership development to build the capacity of local Indivisible groups for partnership, and creates policy materials to educate the movement, go to Indivisible Civics — Donate via AB Charities (

Some other groups to look into if you want to donate to an organization working to support voter protection and education programs or progressive candidates in critical races across the country:


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshops
Thursday, September 15th and 22nd, 10:00-noon

We still have a few seats left! Register

Join Dr. Juhanna Rogers from CenterState CEO’s Racial Equity team for these virtual workshops on diversity equity & inclusion (DEI). These workshops will help small to medium companies prioritize internal and external programs to better reflect a more diverse, inclusive organization that fosters greater equity in the built environment. Topics will include: Talent attraction and retention; Partnerships with minority & women-owned business enterprises, including contractors; Envisioning products and business plans that include low/middle income communities and help drive equity in energy

Meet Congressional Candidate Francis Conole

Thursday Sept. 15, 6 PM

Spiritual Renewal Center, 1342 Lancaster Ave. 

Meet Congressional Candidate Francis Conole

Event by 17th Ward Democratic Committee

The 17th Ward Democratic Committee invites our eastside neighbors to meet Democratic Congressional Candidate Francis Conole. 

September Focus Forum – Salt City Market

Friday, September 16 at 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Join FOCUS Greater Syracuse for a free FOCUS forum featuring the Salt City Market! The forum will highlight the incredible history and development of the Salt City Market, along with current projects, goals, and initiatives.

REGISTRATION: There are two separate links to sign up for either in-person or online. SPOTS FOR IN-PERSON ARE LIMITED. Please register at the correct link to join us EITHER online or in-person.


For more about the Forums and FOCUS go to

Mercury Thermometers And Thermostats Drop-Off Event

Saturday, September 17 8 AM- 11 AM at Miller Environmental Group, Inc., (532 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse)

Register Here Mercury can be harmful to humans and wildlife if improperly handled. Participating residents will receive a Lowe’s gift card worth $10 when they turn in a mercury containing thermostat or thermometer. Residents dropping off a mercury containing thermometer will also receive a mercury-free (digital) thermometer!*

Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. 9 AM – 5 PM

Onondaga Lake Park b

Rally for a Lead-Free Syracuse

Please Come and Support this Critical Effort!

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 @ 1:30 PM

Wilson Park, corner of Almond and Jackson Street in Syracuse

Join the NYCLU, Families For Lead Freedom Now, and community members at the I-81 Viaduct to rally for protections from dangerous levels of lead exposure. Syracuse residents experience lead poisoning at some of the highest rates in the country. The demolition of I-81 threatens to expose our community to even greater risk of lead poisoning. Join us in demanding a health needs assessment related to the I-81 project, and lead abatement programs to prevent the spread of lead exposure in Syracuse.


Returning the Gift: The role of a nature writer on the edge of climate catastrophe.

2022 Dale L. Travis Lecture Series Featuring Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer ’75

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:30 p.m. at the Gateway Center, ESF

In-Person Tickets are sold out. However, a livestream of the event will be available. See below for details.

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
Author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

From the perspective of an Indigenous scientist and writer, Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer will share reflections on the work of a nature writer in a time of climate crisis and the journey of her book “Braiding Sweetgrass” into environmental literature.

Registration to attend person has closed. This event will be livestreamed on

Westcott Street Cultural Fair: Sunday September 25, 2022  Link to Facebook Event

Westcott Street Cultural Fair needs volunteers to help! Sign up:   

Protest Onondaga County Mismanagement

Oct. 1, 5 PM

Bear and Solar Streets (site of the imaginary aquarium)

Call on Onondaga County to prioritize the needs of the community. 

More info TBA

5th Annual ArtRageous Bike Ride Fundraiser

October 2, 2022

Info/register Here

Choose either the 20 or 40 mile ride (see below) and enjoy a homemade lunch and a local brew back at ArtRage after the ride. Lunch will include gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Onondaga County Budget Public Hearing

Thursday, October 6, 2022 At 6 Pm

Onondaga County Legislature


 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.

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