CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – October 25 to November 1, 2022

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

It’s Election Season! We have decided to hold off on our regular meetings so we can all do the door-knocking, phone calling, and other tasks so crucial to getting out the vote!

CNY Solidarity Coalition Meeting Nov. 13: After the Election; What Now?

At this time, we are planning an in-person meeting for 3 PM on 11/13! We will be discussing our priorities in the post-election political landscape. Our speakers: 

Thomas M. Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University

Dustin Czarny, Democratic Elections Commissioner in Onondaga County and the Democratic Caucus Chair of the New York State Elections Commissioner Association

Followed by an open discussion.

Location TBD. More details next week.

Annual Membership Meeting: Jan.8. Details TBA

Coordinating Committee needs members! Normally 2 phone meetings per month,with a few tasks in between. If you’ve been wanting to get more involved, here’s your chance! Respond to this newsletter email with your interest. 


‘I’m deadly serious’: why film-maker Michael Moore is confident of a Democratic midterm win

The Academy Award winner has been emailing a ‘daily dose of truth’ to mobilize supporters of the party to vote in November. Read it Here

Since the climate emergency is the compelling issue of our time, here’s a suggestion: Read Rebecca Solnit.

Why climate despair is a luxury. Those facing flood and fire can’t afford to lose hope. Neither should we. Read it in The New Statesman. 

“A 2021 study by the Indigenous Environmental Network and Oil Change International (on whose board I serve) documents that, in North America, indigenous-led efforts have in the past decade stopped or delayed what amounts to at least a quarter of US and Canadian greenhouse gas emissions.”

“Proclaiming someone’s or something’s defeat contributes to it. It’s a form of sabotage. This is as true of the climate movement as anything else – in fact, it is bedeviled with defeatists and doomsayers. I remember that we were never going to stop the Keystone XL pipeline – or so said the armchair experts who, by discouraging participation, essentially campaigned for that outcome.”

OR – if you experience sign-in troubles, try this one instead:

Ten ways to confront the climate crisis without losing hope

It’s easy to despair at the climate crisis, or to decide it’s already too late – but it’s not. Here’s how to keep the fight alive. Read itin The Guardian

AND – go to and start reading anywhere. 


Please help Janet Flores, a local activist for immigrant rights: 10/19/2022: Please visit our new GoFundMe Juan has been ordered deported if he does not appeal before 11/17/22. You can take action today! Read Juan’s UPDATED story and make a donation on our NEW GoFundMe by clicking this link

November 8 Election

·       Voting Info:

·       Early Voting: Oct. 29 – Nov. 6 Info Here

·       Find your Sample Ballot Here

·       Onondaga County Voter Guide: Read it on

Election 2022

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. 

Easiest way to support change at the national level? Donate to Indivisible’s Give No Ground campaign to support selected House and Senate candidates:

What else 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

Previous election articles on our website: 

NY 22 Congressional Race (9/6/22)  Link

National Groups to Support: Donate if you Can! (9/13/22)  Link

Election 2022: Critical Governors’ Races (9/20/22) Link

Secretary of State Candidates to Support (9/27/22) Link

NY Congressional Races Part II (10/4/22)  Link

Crush the Coup! (10/11/22) Link

Indivisible Onondaga County on 2022 Elections: Just 2 weeks until Election Day!!

Get out the Vote

Election day is only two weeks away and early voting begins this coming Saturday, Oct 29. The focus now is on getting out the vote. Candidates that you support really need your help in knocking on doors, phone banking and texting to eligible voters. Volunteer now! 

Indivisible Onondaga County is co-hosting a canvassing event for Rachel May and Francis Conole on Saturday, Oct 29 at 1:30 pm. Join us, pick up some turf and hit the streets. Use this Mobilize link to learn more and sign up:

Candidate debates to watch heading into the critical Nov 8 election: 

Governor’s Race — The NYS Governor’s race appears to be getting close leading up the single one-hour televised debate between Gov. Kathy Hochul and her opponent, Rep. Lee Zeldin. That debate will take place TONIGHT, Oct 25, 7:00 pm, at Pace University and will be aired on Spectrum News 1. The debate can also be viewed on the iPhone or Android Spectrum News app and on the Spectrum News website. More info at How to watch the New York governor debate on Spectrum News 1 (

NY 22 Congressional Race – This race is also looking really tight. There will be three debates between candidates Francis Conole and Brandon Williams:

Wed, Oct 26, noon – The first debate will be hosted by in collaboration with Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. It will be streamed live on and its Facebook page and will be available for viewing afterward. It may be too late for this, but if you have questions for the candidates, email Mark Weiner at and include your name and address.

Thurs, Oct 26, 7:00 pm – The second debate will be aired on WSYR-TV (ABC Channel 9) (additional details not available).

Wed, Nov 2, 7:00 pm – The third and final debate will be aired by the CNY Central news team on WSTM-TV (NBC Channel 3) and the digital platform. For more on this debate, see  NY-22 nominees Conole, Williams to debate on NBC3 ahead of November election | WSTM (

Francis Conole for Congress events:

Volunteer Opportunities, Events, and Petitions Near Me · Francis Conole for Congress on Mobilize

Rachel May for NYS Senate events:

Sign up for Canvassing or Phonebanking

Get involved through Indivisible:

 Indivisible’s Give No Ground: Defending the Democratic Majority is Up to Us.

Give No Ground is targeting 19 critical Senate and Congressional races throughout the U.S., and Josh Riley, NY19, is a new addition to this campaign. Donate to Give No Ground 


Community Folk Art Center’s 50th Anniversary Presents Ailey II

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 7 Pm Landmark Theatre

Event by Landmark Theatre and Ailey II Tickets · $30 – $75

Community Folk Art Center’s 50th Anniversary Presents Ailey II

In celebration of the Community Folk Art Center’s 50th anniversary, the historic Landmark Theater opens its stage to the renowned Ailey II-Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  

The milestone event will present the work of Ailey II’s newly appointed Artistic Director Francesca Harper. 

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic and the forthcoming 50th anniversary, CFAC had intentions of welcoming the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Syracuse to celebrate a professional dancer affiliated with the company and a Syracuse native. 

Consensus Decision-Making and Participatory Group Process

Thurs., Oct. 27. 7-8:30 PM. Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St.

Presenter: Jessica Maxwell

Consensus decision-making seeks to maximize full group participation and creative thinking. Jessica, Executive Director of the Workers Center of CNY, has over 20 years of experience working in movements for social justice and has facilitated scores of meetings large and small. She is part of the RiseUp Core Team. Register online.

Workshop Two of the Activist Skillbuilding for Justice Series by Riseup For Social Action


Town Hall Meeting on I-81

Friday, Oct. 28, 6 PM

Church House of Levites, 215 Oakwood Ave., Syracuse

Sponsored by Save the 16th Coalition

Topics: Housing: Replace or Repair; Knowing Your Rights; Explaining I-81

Refreshments will be served

Guest Speaker: Lanessa Owens-Chaplin, Civil Rights Attorney

Early Voting Begins 

Saturday 10/29! Info Here

Indivisible Onondaga County co-hosts a canvassing event for Rachel May and Francis Conole

Saturday, Oct 29 at 1:30 pm. 

Join us, pick up some turf and hit the streets. Use this Mobilize link to learn more and sign up:

Free Electronics Recycling Event

10•29•22, 8:30am – 12:00pm

NYS Fairgrounds 581 State Fair Blvd Syracuse, NY 13209


Syracuse NAN Annual Dinner/Fundraiser

Saturday Oct. 29,2022 6 PM – 9 PM. Bellevue Country Club, 1901 Glenwood Ave., Syracuse, NY 13207

Please join our National Action Network Annual Dinner/Fundraiser. All tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Purchase through cash app $syracusenan or call 315 420 5411. Facebook Event

Boycott – film screening

October 30, 2022 – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, ArtRage Gallery 

The Justice for Palestine Committee of Syracuse Peace Council invites you to the film Boycott with Q&A to follow. Link to Event

Boycotts are a well-tested tool for citizens to band together, make their voices heard and apply pressure on those in power. An attack on the right to boycott is an attack on our right to collective political action. In Boycott, award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha pulls back the curtain on a movement of conservative legislators and lobbyists in the United States who are succeeding in curtailing free speech.  Since 2015, 34 states have passed laws intending to silence boycotts of Israel.

Joint texting party to benefit Josh Riley (NY19) and Tom Malinowski (NJ07)

Monday, October 31st at 2-4pm on Zoom

Indivisible NYS
We have 2 hours to send out well over 50,000 texts. We can if we get a lot of people to participate. All experience levels are welcome. You just need a computer, laptop, or tablet to participate. We use a program called TextOut. Beware though, you may become addicted because it’s so fun! Register here


Facilitating Effective Meetings 

Thurs., Nov. 3, 7-8:30 PM Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St.

Presenter: Andy Mager
Meetings play a critical role in most social movements – helping organizations make decisions, share responsibilities and plan for their work. Unfortunately, many meetings are frustrating and discouraging. Learn how to prepare for and facilitate meetings that build community and accomplish your goals.  Andy is longtime community organizer, Coordinator and Social Movements Liaison at Syracuse Cultural Workers and part of the RiseUp Core Team. Register online.

Workshop Three of the Activist Skillbuilding for Justice Series by Riseup For Social Action

Monthly CCAA Member Meeting

Monthly CCAA Member Meeting


Event by Climate Change Awareness & Action

Restricted Audience  · This event is only available in certain locations.


If you would like to join us in-person, please contact us at for details. Online

Using Power Analysis for Issue Campaigns

Thursday, Nov. 10; 7-8:30 PM. Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St.

Presenter:  Phil Prehn
Power Analysis is an important tool to help organizers identify strategic targets, as well as allies, opponents and other critical players to develop a winning campaign. The campaign to prevent Onondaga County from spending $85+ million public dollars to build an Aquarium will be used as a case study for the workshop. Phil Prehn has been a professional organizer for 25+ years, working with the incarcerated, low income families and people with disabilities. Register online.

Workshop Four of the Activist Skillbuilding for Justice Series by Riseup For Social Action

Sustainability in CNY Workshop

November 12, 2022; 1PM -3PM. Liverpool Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool

Climate Change Awareness & Action, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and GreeningUSA

This in-person interactive event aims to engage people in finding climate solutions for their community. Discuss with others about how climate solutions related to energy, sustainable economics, transportation, public engagement, and natural solutions can work for us here in Central New York. REGISTER NOW

Plowshares Crafts Fair  Dec. 3-4, Nottingham HS.


Looking For Flexible  — No Meeting,  No Committee —  Opportunity To Oppose War 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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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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