CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – November 22 to November 29, 2022

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

The Syracuse Peace Council’s Plowshares Craftsfair is a chance to meet new people and expand our connections! CNY Solidarity Coalition will have a table with our literature and contact information. 

 Please sign up for a shift here!

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


It’s Time to Give Indigenous Land Back

The growing threats posed by climate change and corporate greed have focused attention on Indigenous peoples’ stewardship of their land. By Eve Reyes-Aguirre and Betty Lyons

Read it in The Nation

New York Does Not Have a Democratic Party

“The long-running open secret among New York politicos is that there is no serious, functioning statewide Democratic organization…Suddenly, all of this is relevant because the Democratic failure in New York is probably going to cost the party its majority in the House

“Jacobs has spent much of his time as party chair … blaming Democratic losses on outspoken progressives. He once compared India Walton, the Black democratic socialist who won the primary for mayor of Buffalo, to David Duke.” Read it in New York Magazine

Taylor’s Digital Stopwatch

What the U.S. labor movement can learn from European workers who are organizing against “algorithmic management.” Read it  on Portside

The Guardian view on Cop27’s outcome: a real achievement, but too far to go

The creation of a loss and damage fund is a milestone, but a 1.5C limit to the global temperature rise looks even further out of reach. Read it in The Guardian 

I-81 opponents hold the entire region hostage to ‘short-term, narrow thinking’ (Your Letters)

In classic Trumpian style, after loudly repeating falsehoods about the project, they are now just trying to wear us all down with their endless lawsuits. Every objection they have has been addressed; therefore, the question remains: Why they are willing to delay this project indefinitely? Read it on


Alliance for a Green EconomyPlease make a call to Governor Hochul today! 518-474-8390

We’re calling to let Gov. Hochul know that it is crucial she supports a strong Scoping Plan from the Climate Action Council that includes all-electric new buildings starting in 2024 and upholds the priorities of Indigenous nations but does NOT include any new fossil-fuel or nuclear powered plants.

We are in the midst of a climate crisis in this country! Right now there are millions of New Yorkers who are depending on these measures for their future. Thank you.

Calling all Town of Manlius constituents! The Town of Manlius is currently drafting a Climate Action Plan and needs your input. A Climate Action Plan is a strategy document that helps set goals and outlines initiatives to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Your input is crucial in creating an inclusive Climate Action Plan that adequately addresses community concerns. We want to hear your ideas, and what you think should be done to address your local environmental concerns. The primary audience for the survey is Town of Manlius residents, but those located in the village of Manlius, Minoa, and Fayetteville and/or those that work or go to school in the town of Manlius are also encouraged to respond. Thanks for your input! Please take our five-minute survey located here:, and encourage other friends and family to also take it!

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

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

● HalftownMustGo mutual aid: On Venmo @SolidarityIthaca

Syracuse Cultural Workers Fundraiser

Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping! Order fantastic goods from the Syracuse Cultural Workers and support the Syracuse Community Choir in the process! The choir gets about 40% of the sales. Order online and use our code when you check out [Enter 2223SCC as the SOURCE CODE – not the COUPON CODE. This is entered in the same screen as the credit card info, just below that under Additional Information.]

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.


Thanksgiving Circle of Peace and Hope

Nov 24, 2021 –  10:00 AM EST

Willow Bay Picnic Area, northside of Onondaga Lake, map

On Thanksgiving morning, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation gather with Onondaga people each year on the shores of Onondaga Lake to express thanks for the goodness of the Earth and to each other for our ongoing friendship, working side-by-side in peace and friendship for healing, justice, and environmental restoration. You are invited to join us. Some years it’s relatively warm, other years snowy and frigid. Please dress for the weather.

Facebook event.

Organized by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation.


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.

Clean Slate Can’t Wait! Statewide Rallies

December 1st at 12pm

City Hall – 233 E Washington, Syracuse, NY 13202 (City Hall Steps)

The Clean Slate NY campaign will be holding statewide rallies in NYC, Westchester, Rochester, Long Island, Albany, Hudson, and Syracuse.2.3 million New Yorkers have old conviction records and face barriers to jobs, housing,and education. We have a real opportunity to win the passage of the Clean Slate Act this year and bring hope to New Yorkers across the state. We hope you’ll join us. 

Activating Equitable Building Decarbonization in New York: Opportunities for Funding & Advocacy

Thursday, December 1, 2022 At 1 PM

Go To Link

Activating Equitable Building Decarbonization in New York: Opportunities for Funding & Advocacy

Event by Renewable Heat NowAlliance for a Green Economy and New Yorkers for Clean Power

Join us for NYCP’s next Teach-In featuring Dale Bryk, Director of State & Regional Policies at Harvard Environmental & Energy Law Program and Senior Fellow at Regional Plan Association (RPA), Jessica Azulay, Executive Director of Alliance for a Green Economy, and Atalia Howe, VP of Initiatives and Impact Investing at The Community Preservation Corporation. NYCP’s Campaign Director, Betta Broad, will moderate!

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:

Facebook Event Here

New York’s non-profit hospitals sued over 53,000 patients between 2015 and 2020. Hospitals are required to offer financial assistance but instead, they take patients to court even though these non-profit hospitals get over $1 billion in tax support each year.

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.

This is an indoor event. Masks will be required for attendees with exceptions for eating and drinking

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

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.

Fair Trade Holiday Sale at ArtRage

December 9, 2022 to December 10, 2022

Our Fair Trade Sale is back! Friday 2-6pm Saturday 11am-4pm. Free admission. Come to ArtRage Gallery for your Holiday Shopping and support craftspeople from around the world. Guatemalan goods from Mayan Hands, holiday gifts from India, Palestine, Bangladesh, Nepal and more from SERRV International, handmade…

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: Feb. 1 to April. 4, 2023. 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Boxed meal provided at sites throughout the community.

Syracuse Community Choir Winter Solstice Concert: Resilience

Saturday, December 17, 2022 At 7 PM

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

Syracuse Community Choir Winter Solstice Concert: Resilience

Event by Syracuse Community Choir

Masks and rapid-testing are encouragedLearn 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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