CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

CNY Solidarity Coalition Newsletter – Dec 27, 2022 – Jan 3, 2023

From CNY Solidarity Coalition

Annual Membership Meeting

Jan. 8, 2023, In Person

2 PM at Bishop Harrison Center:  NOTE NEW TIME FOR WINTER MEETINGS

  • Annual Report on our activities
  • Financial Report
  • Coordinating Committee elections
  • Updates from Committees and collaborating organizations
  • Committee Meetings starting around 3:30 PM

Our plan for the winter months, dependent on health warnings:

  • We will schedule one in-person meeting per month.
  • An additional Zoom meeting each month will likely be scheduled, depending on issues. 
  • Meetings will start at 2 PMfollowed by in-person Committee Meetings 
  • In case of inclement weather or other issues, a notification and a Zoom link will be sent no later than 10 AM on the day of the meeting.
  • Please wear a mask, and practice reasonable social distancing. 

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.


Trump May Be the Figurehead, but the Rot of January 6 Permeates the Republican Party

…the plot to overturn the democratic process was a group effort, featuring the head of the Republican National Committee, several prominent members of Congress, and a bevy of people influential in modern Republican politics. Read it in The New Republic

Onondaga County Elections 2023: How To Run For Local Office

Want to run for public office in 2023? We have you covered on what you need to file and when.

Read it on

Syracuse’s Rental Registry Shows Nearly Half Of 9,000 Properties Are Not In Compliance

More than 4,000 rental properties in Syracuse have open violations of city codes and are not current with tax obligations, or have an expired rental registry certificate. Read it on

Can Politics Kill You? Research Says The Answer Increasingly Is Yes.

“…if all states implemented liberal policies on the environment, gun safety, criminal justice, health and welfare, labor, marijuana, and economic and tobacco taxes, more than 170,000 lives would have been saved in 2019. On the flip side, if states went with conservative versions of those policies, there would have been about 217,000 more deaths that year — ‘the equivalent of a 600-passenger airplane crashing every day of the year,’ the study said.”
Read it at

Syraqs: South Side Activist Hands Out Food, Organizes Kwanzaa Celebration

“…Jackie LaSonde has launched a food distribution site, battled for residents living near the planned Interstate 81 construction zone, and launched a communitywide celebration of Kwanzaa, which begins Dec. 26, on the city’s South Side…” Read it on

“This Is a Racial Backlash”: Stanford Prof. Hakeem Jefferson on Role of White Supremacy in Capitol Attack

… they didn’t merely come in defense of Donald Trump; they came in defense of white supremacy and white Americans’ hold on power, and a hold on power that is not in competition with other racial groups.”

Read it on


Join the Fight for The Court NY Deserves.

New York is about to get a new Chief Judge. For the next 14 years, this judge will lead the Court of Appeals—New York’s highest court—and the entire state court system. 

Gov. Hochul nominated Justice Hector LaSalle despite significant alarm raised by unions, reproductive rights organizations, Senators, and other New Yorkers concerned about Justice LaSalle’s record. Justice LaSalle’s deeply conservative judicial record includes decisions that are anti-abortion, anti-union, and anti-due process. His decisions make clear that his judicial philosophy is wrong for New York, and that, if confirmed as Chief Judge, he would be a continuation of former Chief Judge DiFiore’s right-wing Court of Appeals.

Use this tool to call on your senator and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to reject Justice LaSalle’s nomination and demand a Chief Judge nominee who will protect the rights of workers, tenants, women, incarcerated people, and all New Yorkers.

City Of Syracuse Waterfront Revitalization Program: Public Input

Residents can now view and comment on proposed Lakefront improvements at  
The 15 proposed projects are part of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) the City of Syracuse is currently developing with Onondaga County and New York State. Planned projects aim to support natural resource protection, enhance waterfront access, improve multi-modal connectivity options, and provide economic revitalization opportunities. The public input process will help produce a planning document with a community-driven vision for revitalization using specific projects and policies to realize key opportunities.
To learn more about the projects and LWRP process, visit

Expanding AGREE’s Impact – 10 years and growing!!

Expanding AGREE’s Impact – 10 years and growing!!

Alliance for a Green Economy

AGREE’s online fundraising goal: $10,000 to honor our 10 years of fighting for a livable planet, good jobs, and affordable, sustainable energy for all. Please help us stride into the next 10 years by making a donation and sharing this fundraiser throughout your networks.…/10-years-of-putting…/…

If we’ve touched your life, organized with you, or inspired you, please donate and please share this event to keep us growing and doing what we do best: helping our community members transform their energy use and helping people all over New York understand the energy system and get involved in shaping the state’s energy policy. 

10 years ago, AGREE started with one part-time staff person and big dreams to transform NY’s energy system. Now look at us: ten years in, seven staff strong, and making waves everywhere we go! Thank you for joining us for the next 10 years!

Volunteer needed: Help keep CNY Solidarity’s website up to date! We are looking for a volunteer to post our weekly newsletter to our website once a week. No experience needed, we will train you. To volunteer, send an email to with the subject Website Volunteer.  


Historical Kwanzaa Celebration 2022

Saturday, Dec, 31 2-6 PM

Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave. 

Food, Raffles, Dancing, Drumming, Guest Speakers, Vendors, and More!

SPC New Year’s Eve Peace Vigil

Sat., Jan. 31, 5 PM – 6 PM

Clinton Square, S. Salina St., Syracuse

Come raise your voice and start the New Year with an intention to take action for peace and justice.

For more info Syracuse Peace Council or   315.472.5478

Central New York NOW Annual Meeting

Dr. Chloe Schwenke on Transgender and LGBTQI+ 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 6:00 pm  – Email for a link 

Our upcoming Annual Membership meeting (all are welcome) will feature Dr. Chole Schwenke, LGBTQIA+ Diversity and Inclusion Expert.  Dr. Schwenke is the author of “Selfish: A Transgender Awaking”

More Info: or


CNY Solidarity Meeting: Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday, January 8, 2023  2 PM – 4:30 PM

Bishop Harrison Diocesan Center

THE SUM OF US: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Heather McGhee Virtual Speaking Event

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 7:00pm – 8:00pm EST

CNY Community Foundation

You’ll hear from Heather McGhee, New York Times best-selling author and one of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers. McGhee reveals the devastating true cost of racism — not just for people of color, but for everyone. Join folks from across the state to hear what McGhee learned from interviewing Americans of all races during her journey across the country. This virtual event is free. Registration is required.


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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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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