CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Action Newsletter: June 27 – July 4

Primary Election Today: June 27 until 9:00 PM

Find your polling location for Primary Election Day Here

See our Primary Election Information Page Here

County and City primaries: candidates and contact information.

View our June 11 Candidates’ Forum.

CNY Solidarity Coalition Picnic

Save the date!

We’ve done a lot of great work in our community and now it’s time to have a little picnic fun with all your friends and supporters of the Coalition!

Sunday, July 9. 12-4 PM. Thornden Park Grove. 

(Across from the Rose Garden at Ostrom Ave. and University Pl.)
Please bring chairs or blankets if you want them to sit on. There is plenty of grass to sit on as well. There is also plenty of sunny open area for playing in, hula hoops, drum circle, frisbees, etc. Bring your toys and come out and play! Don’t forget the sun screen, just in case!
All members of the Coalition and significant others, families, and friends are welcome. Bring your people to meet the Coalition people! 
Food & Supplies: Please let us know, no later than July 5, what you will bring to the picnic! We will need all dishes – main dishes, salads, fruit, snacks, drinks. It is likely the Coalition will provide the cutlery, cups, paper products and ice. We will keep the group posted on what is being brought as we get closer. Here’s a link  to tell us what you’ll be bringing:  

(Note – there are no glass containers allowed and no alcohol allowed in the park.)


View from Kyiv: What Does the Wagner Revolt Mean for Ukraine, Mali, Sudan, Syria & Beyond?

“…you see an extremely oppressive authoritarian regime, and it was opposed at this point by its part that is even more ultranationalist, outright far-right fascist. So, this is something that both Putin and Prigozhin, they embody something very terrible for both people inside Russia and outside Russia.” Read it on

Opinion: The U.S. Needs To Launch A Diplomatic Surge On Ukraine

We need to launch a diplomatic surge to help Kyiv navigate peace negotiations, rebuild Ukraine and sustain economic pressure on Russia to help win the peace. Read it in The Washington Post

No Labels Is Helping a Firm that Raises Money for Right-Wing Extremists

The self-proclaimed centrist group is using a vendor that assists election deniers, MAGA Republicans, and the radical Trump right. Read it on

Mayor Adams Declared NYC ‘Destroyed’ by Migrants, but Economics Tell a Different Story From the Irish potato famine to the 1970s fiscal crisis, immigration has been key to the city’s growth in ways that are playing out again as asylum-seekers arrive. Read it on

Fifth Circuit Comes For The First Amendment Right To Protest

“… a rogue federal appeals court has given life to a highly dubious lawsuit targeting DeRay Mckesson, a prominent figure within the Black Lives Matter movement. The … decisions would not only strip Mckesson of his First Amendment-protected right to organize mass protests against police violence, it threatens all Americans’ ability to organize any protest.” Read it on  


See our Contact Your Representatives page for contact info. 

Some updated resources from our allies at the New York Immigrant Coalition

            For when refugees are denied their rights when they arrive here. 

Resources for Conversations and for LTE’s 

Fast Facts on Asylum to share with elected officials and allies.

NYIC Talking points for a little more depth.

Community Resources: Information for Immigrants/Refugees

·       New York State Community Toolkit

·       Know Your Rights

·       Immigrants & NY

·       Know Your Rights Wallet Cards

·       What is Asylum? Poster

·       Know Your Rights Presentations

From National Indivisible: Call your rep at 1-855-973-4252 and ask them: Will you support Trump as the nominee while he is under indictment for crimes against our national security? Find out where your representative stands, and share it with the world. It’s important that everyone gets the chance to see whether Republicans will actually stand against Trump’s gross negligence and arrogance or whether they will allow him to do whatever he wants regardless of the safety of our country.

Citizens Academy Fall 2023

The FOCUS Greater Syracuse Citizens Academy facilitates a dialogue between government leaders and the community.

Participants join a strong network of over 600 engaged citizens. Citizens Academy has been a conduit of change and learning in Central New York for 18 years. If you are interested in building a better community, consider applying to this highly acclaimed and enriching experience. Take the first steps to being informed about your community.


Application Deadline: Sunday, July 30, 2023.

For more information on Citizens Academy, read Here.


Tuesday, June 27.  Primary Election: Polls Are Open 6:00 AM-9:00 PM.

Syracuse City School District Parents To Discuss Start Times At Town Hall Tuesday

Tuesday, June 27th. 5 PM. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 South Salina Street, Syracuse.

From A group of parents in the Syracuse City School district are holding a town hall Tuesday to discuss the controversial early start times.

The meeting will be held by the Superintendent Parent Advisory Council, which raised concerns over the superintendent’s decision last week. 

Seeds of Transformation: Syracuse Community Choir Summer Solstice Concert

Wed, June 28 – 7 PM – University United Methodist Church – 1085 E Genesee St, Syracuse]

Please share the Facebook event far & wide!

Join us for Syracuse Community Choir’s Summer Solstice concert! In-person at University United Methodist Church on E. Genesee St. & live-streamed on SCC Facebook and YouTube. Sliding scale tickets ($5- $30; no one turned away), children free. Wheelchair accessible, interpreted for the Deaf by Maggie Russell, braille programs available. Masks encouraged for audience, singers rapid-test on performance day. Don’t miss this transformative event!

Save the Dates

Paired Pieces Exhibition – Black Artist Collective

July 6 – August 30. Community Library of Dewitt & Jamesville 

Exhibiting Artists: Kofi Antwi, Sahara Burgos, Selaci Butoto, Jaleel Campbell, Charles DeShields, Brandan Meyer, Janiah Shadreem, and Martikah Williams

The Paired Pieces group exhibition explores the power of collaboration and mentorship within the artistic community. In this exhibition, four established professional artists have taken on the role of mentors, working closely with four talented student artists. Together, they have embarked on an artistic journey, creating complementary new works that delve into the profound theme of the decimation of the 15th Ward and its lasting impact. Each artist brings their unique vision to the table, inviting viewers to reflect on the past, engage with the present, and envision a future that embodies inclusivity and restoration.

Made possible through the generous support of the Central New York Community Foundation. A special note of appreciation to venue hosts the Community Library of Dewitt & Jamesville. (@cldandj)

CNY Solidarity Picnic/Celebration: Sunday, July 9. 12-4 Pm 

Workers’ Center of CNY: Eighth Annual Soccer Tournament!

Sunday, July 30 – 6245 Randall Rd. Syracuse 13214

Our biggest event of the year with members and allies coming together for an all day soccer tournament along with food, fundraising, and more! Please let us know (315-218-5708) if you would like to register a team, volunteer, or provide support in any way.

Golden Rule Peace Boat, A Veterans for Peace Project

Sunday, July 16, 2023, 5 – 9 PM, And Monday, July 17 AM, 9 AM- 12 PM

Brewton Center for the Arts, 9660 Brewerton Road, Brewerton, NY 13029

Find updates at the SPC site Here

Event by Syracuse Peace Council and CNY Solidarity Coalition

On July 16th, please join the Syracuse Peace Council, Veterans for Peace, and numerous allied organizations at the Brewerton Center for the Arts to greet the historic Golden Rule Peace Boat for a welcoming ceremony, music, games for children, food, and speakers. Today, as humanity grapples with the twin existential threats of nuclear destruction and climate crisis, the Golden Rule serves as a powerful reminder of the potential of a small group of concerned citizens to change the course of history by bringing broader public awareness to the devastating costs of our national pursuit of military dominance.

See the VFP Golden Rule Web Site and to watch a short video about this amazing initiative for peace. 

Black August: Freedom Fest 2023

Saturday, August 19, 2023 –  5 Pm – 11 PM – Everson Museum of Art Plaza

Black Artist Collective(BAC), in collaboration with Urban Video Project, commemorate Black August at the 3rd Annual Freedom Fest. The Fest will feature a market from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with creatives, small businesses, non-profits and food trucks Elbita’s Cocina, Yum Yum Shack and The Crab Ladies. From 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the community is invited to a FREE outdoor screening of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” by renowned filmmaker Ryan Coogler. 

Westcott St. Cultural Fair. Sun., Oct 1

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Festival 2023 – Sunday, October 8, 2023, 3 Pm – 8 Pm. Everson Museum

Abolitionist Freedom Walk ’23 Sat., Oct. 21. Canastota Canal Museum. Information/Registration.

Election Day: Tues. November 7, 2023 County, town, and village elections. More info: NY State Board of Elections page and at the Onondaga County Board of Elections Primaries: June 27


SYRACUSE  STREET HEAT is just one, very unencumbered way to work for peace and social justice. We’re part of a decades-long grassroots tradition here, in Ithaca and elsewhere. We stand out and stand up for what we stand for. 

A handful of us stand at busy intersections, for 45 minutes at rush hour, pivoting to the traffic with hand-held signs. We want to get the public thinking about issues often underrepresented in the media. We’re there weekly in almost all of Syracuse’s weather (we seldom cancel). Bring your own sign – or use one of ours. No meetings or committees, so participation time is minimal (yay!) Our Team:  Ann, Dick, Ed, Geoff, Jim, Julienne, Les, Leslie, Peter…. 

To learn more, call Ann: (315) 478 4571.    

1ST AND 3RD TUESDAYS: 4 PM to 4:45 PM at Hancock’s main gate.


West sidewalk of the broad intersection of Erie Blvd East & East Genesee St., DeWitt (across from the Fire Dept.) For years our focus has been on solidarity with the people of Palestine.

EVERY SATURDAY: 9 to 9:45 a.m.   RACISM, ANTI-WAR, ANTI-NUKE, etc.                           

Across from Regional Market, 2100 Park offramp from Liverpool/Park St exit of 81 N.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

CNY Solidarity Coalition

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Mail/Donations Address

CNY Solidarity Coalition, P.O. Box 6137, Teall Post Office, 226 Teall Ave., Syracuse NY 13217

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
Coordinating Committee
CNY Solidarity Coalition

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