CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – November 15 to November 22, 2022

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

Meeting Sunday 11/13: A really great in-person meeting, with over 30 people in attendance! We are extremely lucky to have access to two people as knowledgeable as Dustin Czarny and Tom Keck. Their election analysis was insightful and was greatly appreciated. We did record it and will post a link when we resolve some technical issues. 

Meetings of three committees also went well: Indivisible Onondaga County, Climate Justice, and State/Local Action Team. 

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


Progressive candidates score crucial wins in midterm elections

Support from Bernie Sanders and other leaders and key turnout by Gen Z voters led to victories in Texas, Florida and other states.  Read it in The Guardian

AOC: The NYS Democratic Party’s Corruption May Have Cost Democrats The House

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the role of abortion and the youth vote in the midterms, Ukraine, and the political distinction between unemployment and inflation.

“I think there has been a multiyear strategy to try — it’s essentially been a campaign within the Democratic Party — to undermine progressive politics and try to mischaracterize it as toxic.” Read it on The Intercept

Manchin’s Pipeline Loss Shows Frontline and Green Groups Are Gaining Steam

“…The pipeline company’s spokesperson went on record saying that they chose my home for a pipeline because it was “the point of least resistance.” Or, in other words, they believed my community—because it was predominantly Black—would not have the power to fight….

After months of multiracial and multi-socioeconomic coalition building … the companies canceled the project.”

Read it in Yes Magazine

Micron, are you paying attention??

Large Scale Solar Roofs Getting The Respect They Deserve

“When you run all the numbers, there can be significant economic advantages to producing solar power close to where it will be consumed.” Read it on CleanTechnica  

50 surprising things Americans actually agree on

…79% of Americans have favorable views of Social Security, 79% have favorable views of Medicare, 77% have favorable views of disability insurance, 76% have favorable views of Medicaid, 74% have favorable views of SNAP (food stamps), 71% have favorable views of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), 71% have favorable views of unemployment insurance, and 67% have favorable views of public housing assistance.

Read it on CBS News

Posted by our friends Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON):

Clint Halftown, Us-Enabled Tyrant Of The Cayugas

A string of armed raids, seizures of homes, and destruction of ceremonial sites by Clint Halftown are the latest violent episodes in a two-decade struggle for power within Cayuga Nation, and the US government has only made things worse. Read it on The Real News Network


Donations are still needed to support the Gayogohono in Seneca Falls! 

Read the article above and please consider giving a monetary gift.

● Legal Aid to support community development, cultural security, housing, and educational opportunities-donate and learn more at

● HalftownMustGo mutual aid: On Venmo @SolidarityIthaca

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 story and make a donation on our GoFundMe by clicking this link

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.


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.

Climate, Jobs & Justice Press Conference & Rally in Syracuse

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 At 12 Pm – 12:45 Pm

Senator John H. Hughes State Office Building

Event by Alliance for a Green Economy and Climate Change Awareness & Action

We’re standing with New Yorkers across the state demanding action on the climate crisis and advocating for a package of bills that will fund the promises made in New York’s climate law, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

Join Alliance for a Green Economy, Climate Change Awareness and Action, Indivisible Mohawk Valley Climate Crisis Working Group, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, Syracuse University and SUNY ESF NYPIRG, CNY Solidarity Coalition, and others at a Syracuse campaign launch event! 

Hear from CNY community environmental leaders and advocates. Find out about crucial climate legislation and why supporting it is important for CNY.

Register here

Communities Not Cages – Statewide Day of Action

Wednesday, November 16, 202 12pm Rally.  Digital Power Hour at 4pm

City Hall, 233 E Washington St, Syracuse, NY 13202

Right now, over 30,000 friends, neighbors, and loved ones are incarcerated in New York’s prisons. 75% are Black or brown. Join us for rallies across the state to stand up for our people and fight for an end to unjust and extreme sentences.

We’re fighting for:

The Eliminate Mandatory Minimums Act

The Second Look Act

The Earned Time Act

RSVP: Novi6 


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 Register Here

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


City of Syracuse Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Public Open House

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 4:00-6:00pm (stop by anytime)

Aloft Hotel Syracuse Inner Harbor

310 W Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204

The City of Syracuse, in conjunction with Onondaga County and New York State, is currently developing a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The study area for this effort includes the land in proximity to the southern portion of Onondaga Lake and Onondaga Creek. This LWRP will support natural resource protection, enhance waterfront access, improve multi-modal connectivity options, and provide economic revitalization opportunities. Parking is available on-street and in the Aloft Hotel parking lot across the street.

Please join us for an open house to provide your input and share your thoughts on the proposed projects related to waterfront revitalization on Onondaga Lake and Onondaga Creek.

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.

ReLeaf Syracuse & the Urban Forest Master Plan GreeningUSA’s Virtual Green Bag Lunch
Friday, December 9, 12:00-1:30pm 

Speaker: Steve Harris, City of Syracuse Arborist
FREE! But you must register: by 5pm on Thursday, Dec. 8.

2022 Citizens Academy

December 11, 2022 – Deadline To Apply 

FOCUS Greater Syracuse is proud to announce a second Citizens Academy session; winter/spring of 2023!

Find out how your local government works and engage with those who work in and for your community.

Learn more and apply online at:

Topics that will be covered include:

Community Vitality; Economic Vitality;

Environmental Stewardship; Schools, Scholars and Resources;

Public Safety; Planning, Land Use and Transportation;

Local Government Budget and Finance; and the

Organization of Local Government.

Nine weeks on Wednesday evenings from Feb. 1 to April. 4, 2023. 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. with a boxed meal provided at sites throughout the community.

Syracuse Community Choir Winter Solstice Concert: Resilience


St. Paul’s Syracuse, The Downtown Episcopal Church, 220 E. Fayette 13202

Syracuse Community Choir Winter Solstice Concert: Resilience

Event by Syracuse Community Choir

COVID-19 health and safety requirements: Masks and rapid-testing are encouraged

Learn more about COVID-19 guidelines

Sliding Scale Tickets: $0-$25 (No one turned away), children free

This concert will honor ACTS (Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse) by giving them the People’s Peace Prize, which we award each year to a person or organization working for peace in Syracuse. ACTS is a “local grassroots interfaith network that seeks to address systems of oppression and exclusion and make real local change”. They have worked to end solitary confinement for youth, eliminate food deserts, interrupt community violence and more.

Interpreted for the Deaf. Live-streamed to Facebook and recorded, for those who can’t attend.

Info: 315.428.8151 |


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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