CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – November 8 to November 15, 2022

ELECTION DAY!! Go Vote if you haven’t!!

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

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

November 13, 3 PM at Bishop Harrison Center, In Person. No Zoom.

Kids back to school. Workers back to the office. Time for us to get back to in-person meetings. What could be a better way to start than by gathering together on Nov 13 to acknowledge everyone’s hard work leading up to the election, celebrate our wins and grieve our losses? Please join us for a post-election review and a look at the new political landscape. It won’t be too early to start talking about the work ahead in light of our newly elected representatives and officials. It will be great to see everyone in person again!

Safety practices: Masks recommended; distancing encouraged. Watch for updates. 

Agenda for Nov. 13 Meeting, 3 PM: We will be discussing priorities in the post-election political landscape. Our speakers: 

Thomas M. KeckMichael 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.

Committee Meetings, approx. 4 PM. Anyone interested is welcome to attend committee meetings. 

Committee info Here:

Indivisible Onondaga County (IOC) 

Climate Justice

State/Local Action Team

Beyond War and Militarism (BWAM) has several events and meetings around that time and will not meet 11/13. 

Coordinating Committee needs members! We could really use some help! 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. 

Annual Membership Meeting: Jan.8, 2023! Details TBA


On Armistice Day, remember the human, environmental toll of war (Your Letters)

Read Ron Van Norstrand’s comments on Armistice Day (see Nov. 11 event below)

Smart growth: How planning and transportation could help maximize Micron’s impact on Syracuse. 

Read it Here on

United Solar Energy Supporters is proud to present the first three films of its Solar Energy Short Film Series,demonstrating the benefits for communities that host solar energy projects. These films are a nod to Mount Morris, a rural town in Western New York whose town leadership embraced medium- and large-scale solar projects, reaping significant economic and societal benefits for their community. To view the films go to

“Paradigm Shifts” presents solar in a stream of historic and modern technological advances, highlighting how change can at first be intimidating but often leads to amazing progress.

“1 + 4 + 5 = 10″ demonstrates in numerical quantities what funds and impacts towns can expect

“Small Steps” tells a story about small steps a town can take in profiting from solar installation.

Here’s an analysis of current issues around getting to a negotiated settlement.

U.S. privately asks Ukraine to show it’s open to negotiate with Russia

The encouragement is aimed not at pushing Ukraine to the negotiating table, but ensuring it maintains a moral high ground in the eyes of its international backers. Read it in


Tenant Organizer: Syracuse Tenants Union

The Syracuse Tenants Union is looking to hire an experienced tenant organizer to build tenant power in marginalized communities in Syracuse, where predatory landlords predominate. We take collective action and fight for legislative change in an effort to change the balance of power between landlords and tenants.  

The Syracuse Tenants Union has been organizing, educating, and empowering renters in the city of Syracuse for the past three years. Our small and dynamic grassroots organization is supported by dedicated volunteers who field calls for STU.

Clifford Ryan could use your help.

We all know OG has been out here in the community, always giving 100 percent to save our community and inspire, support and be the best human. Now he needs us for the first time. OG lost everything in a house fire on Halloween night. He did not just lose and can restore items. Nothing was saveable in his home, including pictures, videos, and valuables. Even though we cannot give him back the memories, we can help him by donating.

Donate to Clifford’s GoFundMe Here

And donate any time to OG’s Against Violence on their website Here

Please help Janet Flores, a local activist for immigrant rights

Please visit our 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 Info:

·       Voting Info:

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

·       Find your Sample Ballot Here

·       Onondaga County Voter Guide: Read it on

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

TURN YOUR BALLOT OVER AND VOTE YES on Proposition 1, The Environmental Bond Act!

Info Here


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. 

Democracy Now!’s Three-Hour Election Night Special

Join us TONIGHT (11/8) from 9 pm to midnight ET at for Democracy Now!’s three-hour election night special, where we’ll bring you the latest on the key congressional races that will determine the balance of power in the House and Senate, as well as gubernatorial races and ballot initiatives from around the country.

Community Listening Sessions by Syracuse Citizen Review Board

Final Session: November 10, 2022, 5:30pm to 7:30pm 

Fellowship Hall, Victory Temple Fellowship Church, 817 E. Willow St.

Have your interactions with the Syracuse Police Department been positive or negative? Share your experiences with the Citizen Review Board. The sessions will operate as follows: 

  • Three (3) minutes to share testimonials 
  • Moderated by community leaders 
  • Youths are encouraged to participate 
  • Syracuse Police not present 

We are seeking open, honest commentary from the community to ensure the Citizen Review Board is effective in its service to the public and responsive to changing concerns. Your statements will help guide future recommendations regarding specific policies and procedures including but not limited to for Officer conduct, community policing strategies, department culture shifting initiatives, technology utilization, and other areas of concern from these sessions. 

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

Reclaim Armistice Day

Life-Affirming Alternative To War And Militarism

Friday, November 11, 2022  10:30 am at Billings Park (S Salina & E Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13202)

The 11th day of the 11th month was originally designated by Congress as “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated.” Join veterans and the community at Billings Park for a short program commemorating the true intent of this day and offering life-affirming alternatives to war and militarism

We will ring bells, followed by a traditional moment of silence at 11:00 am on the 11th day of the 11th month, to honor the true purpose of Armistice Day renewing our commitment to work to end all wars and to foster justice and peace, at home and abroad.

Please bring handbells if you have them! More information: at (315) 247-7040

Armistice Day page 

Download the poster/flyer.
Read the Letter to the Editor by Ron Van Norstrand
Share the Facebook event

Organized by Veterans For Peace and Beyond War and Militarism (a committee of the Syracuse Peace Council and CNY Solidarity Coalition.) 

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

Rommy Torrico: Cabeza en las nubes – Opening Reception

Sat. 11/12/22,  6 PM – 8 PM

Rommy Torrico: Cabeza en las nubes – Opening Reception

ArtRage Gallery

Join us as we welcome artist Rommy Torrico and celebrate their exhibition “Cabeza en las nubes: a collection of liberatory visions”. Cabeza en las nubes, directly translated as ‘head in the clouds’, is a body of work that spans a decade of dreamscapes that have been born from liberatory struggle and creative release. Rommy, a queer trans migrant who navigated the world as undocumented until 2018, has been collaborating with communities at the forefront of liberation movements since 2012. Info:…/

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

November 13, 3 PM at Bishop Harrison Center, In Person. No Zoom. See Agenda above.

Community Teach In: How Things Get Done in Albany.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, 5 PM

Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse

RSVP:  Facebook:

During this community teach-in, you will learn how community organizing can influence the state budget and law making process. Increasing our knowledge of these processes help us more effectively work to win changes and reforms our communities deserve. Let’s win health justice in Central New York by learning how to use our influence with state legislators and the Governor! 

Co-hosted by Citizen Action of NY, Doula 4 a Queen, Sankofa Reproductive Health and Healing Center, NY Caring Majority, Syracuse United Neighbors, and Black Lives Matter Syracuse.


After the Election: Assessing the Midterms. The Campbell Lectures

Thursday, Nov. 17 , 1:30-3 PM EDT. VIRTUAL on Zoom 

Syracuse University’s Campbell Public Affairs Institute 

A moderated panel discussion of the midterm election results and their implications


Chris Faricy, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science, and Hicker Family Professor of Renewing Democratic Community

Jenn Jackson, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Shana Kushner Gadarian, Professor and Chair, Political Science, and Merle Goldberg Fabian Professor of Excellence in Citizenship and Critical Thinking

Sean O’Keefe, University Professor, and Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Leadership

Grant Reeher – Moderator. Professor, Political Science, and Director, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Register Here

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

Workers needed. Sign up to volunteer.

Get a Yard sign Here

End Medical Debt – Syracuse Community Forum 

Thursday, December 8, 5-7PM  Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse

RSVP here:

Hospitals are required to offer financial assistance but too often, they do not and instead, take patients to court. New York’s non-profit hospitals sued over 53,000 patients between 2015 and 2020. 

Syracuse is a medical debt hot spot. There is a culture of aggressive collections actions by medical providers in Syracuse, including reporting patients to credit agencies, suing them, placing liens on their homes, and garnishing their wages. Crouse Hospital filed more civil lawsuits against people than any other hospital in the state. Citizen Action of NY and Syracuse United Neighbors and statewide coalition are building patient power to hold hospitals accountable. 

Have you been impacted by aggressive medical billing? Contact Ursula (315) 414-7720 or share your story here: story:  

There is a growing campaign in New York to #EndMedicalDebt by growing the power of patients and passing laws to protect us from predatory hospital billing.
Join this community forum to learn more about the crisis of medical debt and how we can win changes that protect patients and improve health care access for all New Yorkers.


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 Tuesday 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.

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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