CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Action Newsletter: July 9 – July 16, 2024

Community Newsletter & Events

July 9, 2024 – July 16, 2024

From CNY Solidarity

CNY Solidarity Coalition Upcoming Meeting Schedule: 


July 21 on Zoom  |  August 11


Action Alerts

Emergency SCOTUS response phonebank to voters in Pennsylvania

Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 – 9:00 pm Online

The MAGA Justices on the Supreme Court just declared that the U.S. Presidents are above the law, so we’ll be calling voters in Pennsylvania to make sure they know just how dangerous a second Trump term would be. Join us on Thursday, July 11 at 7pm ET for a two-hour phonebank into the state where we first declared our independence from kings with unlimited power, and that may decide whether MAGA can seize control of Congress and the White House.


There will be a short HubDialer training at the beginning of the call with the remainder of the event dedicated to calling voters.


Sign up on


Help Support the CNY Solidarity Coalition and the Syracuse Peace Council at the Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival.

Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28

Please click the link here to volunteer with the Syracuse Peace Council. More details below in event calendar.


Save the NY HEAT Act!

The NY HEAT Act is important climate and affordability legislation that unfortunately did not pass in the legislative session that ended last month. But we’re not giving up! Instead, we are building grassroots power for next session! During the summer we will have petitions to be signed, but first we are asking folks to sign up here to schedule a in-district constituent meetings with your Assemblymembers for the upcoming months. When you sign up, Lisa Marshall of Renewable Heat Now will connect with you to provide background, sample letters, guidance, and materials. We will build a team, so please sign up today. The support of Central New York Assemblymembers is key in the effort to pass NY HEAT! 


Articles of the Week

Private Equity’s Role in Health Care

Concerns over how private equity is affecting health care access, quality, and costs in the United States have exploded in the past few years, reflecting the growing activity of private investors in health care markets.


…recently, acquisitions of physician practices have skyrocketed, especially in high-margin specialties like dermatology, urology, gastroenterology, and cardiology. A recent study showed that in 13 percent of metropolitan areas, a single private equity firm owns more than half of the physician market for certain specialties.


Read on Common Wealth Fund


Heather Cox Richardson: SCOTUS and Presidential Immunity

It’s extremely scary. 

Watch and Listen on Facebook Here


Presidential Immunity And The Supreme Court

By David M. Driesen, Professor at Syracuse University College of Law, author of The Specter of Dictatorship: Judicial Enabling of Presidential Power


The Supreme Court’s immunity decision provides another example of how autocrats defeat checks and balances by capturing apex courts. We’ve seen the same thing act as a prelude to the loss of democracy in Hungary and many other countries.


If Trump is elected, this opinion offers him opportunities to rapidly vanquish democracy. The dissent pointed out that the Court’s rulings allow the President to order Navy Seals to assassinate a political rival or initiate a coup without fear of criminal sanction.


Read it on StanfordPress


After Bowman Defeat, AIPAC Targets Cori Bush

AIPAC said it expects to spend more than $100 million as part of its pledge to unseat lawmakers critical of Israel.


AIPAC, along with other pro-Israel groups, has backed moderate pro-Israel candidates as part of its pledge to unseat lawmakers who have been critical of Israel, focusing particularly on the so-called “Squad”. 


Read it on Truthout


Rebecca Solnit’s comments on Facebook: NYT Coverage of Biden’s age vs. Trump’s Behavior

Best description ever of how the NYT makes the news from scratch in its own laboratories in this study, quoted as follows:…the Times is engaged in a game of circular narrative construction: first, cover an issue excessively relative to other equally or more important issues; second, conduct opinion polls and follow up reporting that offer respondents the opportunity to express concern about the excessively covered issue; third, cover the results of stage two as if they are newsworthy events that happened independently of any prior media coverage.

If all of this feels like a “but her emails” flashback, it should.

…it is harder to defend the proposition that unspecified “concerns” about his age are three times as newsworthy as a former and possibly future US presidential candidate actively encouraging Russia to invade other countries.


Read it Here on Facebook. 

AND read the scholarly analysis she quotes Here on CSSLab


Event Calendar

NY Dems: Central NY Canvass Training Session

Tuesday, July 9, 5:30 – 7:30pm EDT

132 E Genesee St, Syracuse NY 13202.

Join us to learn how you can help elect Democrats up and down the ballot at this Canvass Training Session in Syracuse! With the General Election fast approaching, we need ALL HANDS ON DECK to turn out voters this year!

Have questions? Email Jenna Azeez, at


Details here.


Chris Ryan for Senate Fundraiser 

Wednesday, July 10 at 6:00pm

Coleman’s Irish Pub | 100 S Lowell Ave, Syracuse

Help us kick off the general election campaign with a bang. Live music from John Gooley!

Special guests Tom DiNapoli and Bill Maganrelli

There is a lot of work to do before November. Let’s celebrate our win and prepare for the next steps.

Buy Tickets  |  Share Event on Facebook


NY Green Amendment Rally and March in Albany

Friday, July 12 at 12:00pm

New York State Capitol Building steps State St. and, Washington Ave, Albany

Join leaders, activists, and Green Amendment plaintiffs for a rally and march to lift up the protections the NY Green Amendment is providing communities & challenge Governor Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James, and the new NY DEC Commissioner to embrace the opportunity & obligation for protection the amendment demands. The more that gather, the stronger our message that We The People demand our government leaders respect and protect our environmental rights.


New York is one of only 3 states in the ENTIRE United States that has a Green Amendment. Meaning, New York has given the people of its state a constitutional right to clean air, clean water, and a healthful environment for current and future generations.


Visit For the Generations to Sign a letter, Sign up to attend the rally or volunteer!


Street Heat: 100 in the Streets for Gaza

Friday, July 12 at 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Corner of Erie Blvd & E. Genesee Street, Dewitt

Since 2008 Street Heat has dedicated Fridays to Gaza! 

Join us every Friday from 4 to 5 pm at the corner of E. Genesee and Erie Blvd for STREET HEAT!

Come join us. Bring your own sign or use one of ours.

For more information contact


Follow Syracuse Peace Council on Instagram


Women on the Water Walking Tour

Saturday, July 13 at 1:00pm

Erie Canal Museum | 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

This walking tour of Downtown Syracuse is centered around the history of women and the women’s rights movement along the Erie Canal. The tour begins at the entrance of the Erie Canal Museum and a trained tour guide will lead you on a 1 mile-long walk between Clinton Square and Fayette Park, stopping at many sites of significant events in the fight for women’s rights, with a special focus on Syracuse’s contributions to the struggle.


Space is limited, so please try to reserve a space in advance. Registration is free, but we have a $10 suggested donation. 


Register on Erie Canal Museum’s Website


Moms Demand Action: Syracuse Chapter – New Member Meeting

Monday, July 15 at 6:30pm

Salt City Market Community Room | 484 S Salina St, Syracuse

Join us to learn more about our local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. New/interested members are welcome! Come grab some food/drinks at Salt City Market and join us in the Community Room for a quick meeting.




Save the Date

Immigrant Tea Time

Thu, July 18, 5pm – 6pm

Immigrant Tea Time is an online community discussion group hosted by the New York Immigration Coalition. Participation is free and open to everyone, whether you are an immigrant, refugee, family, friend, or ally. If you are interested in learning about social issues, community organizing, current events, and more, please join us! Questions? Please contact Bryan Lee (

The New York Immigration Coalition, a state-wide, member-led coalition of immigrant and refugee organizations, works to transform the lives of all New Yorkers by strengthening and building our members’ power, organizing and educating our communities and the public, and using our collective voice to advocate for opportunity and justice.

Sign up


Haudenosaunee Poets Kahsenniyo Kick and Kenzie Allen at ArtRage

July 18, 2024 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13203

As a closing event for our current exhibition, “Ben Altman: I Own This Stolen Land” we welcome poets Kahsenniyo Kick and Kenzie Allen to perform at ArtRage. Footage from their 2023 performance in Danby, NY (on the site of the “Stolen Land” project) has been on view as part of this exhibition.  Sarah Buffet, Project Manager of the Gayogohó:nǫˀ Learning Project will lead a discussion after the poetry reading. 


More Info Here


July FOCUS Forum: Community Need and Community Action in Onondaga County

Friday, July 19, 12:05 pm to 1:00 pm


Join us for a FOCUS Forum on People’s Equal Action and Community Effort, Inc. (PEACE, Inc.), its pursuit of Community Action in Onondaga County, and its recently released Community Needs Assessment


The forum will discuss community action, share findings from PEACE, Inc.’s report, and spur discussion about the necessary steps to ensure everyone within our community can benefit from the potential socioeconomic renewal offered through Micron, the I-81 project, and more.

During this free, virtual FOCUS Forum, a moderated Q&A session will follow the presentation. This will provide you with a chance to ask your questions. Don’t forget we will be taking questions submitted during registration. 


You can access the PEACE, Inc.’s Community Needs Assessment here. It is free and all are encouraged to read/use it.


Panelists from PEACE, Inc.

  • Maribel Arce, Director of Grants and Planning

  • Carolyn Brown, Executive Director

  • Todd Goehle, VP of Operations & Strategy


 This online forum will be conducted via Zoom. Registration is free and open to everyone.


Register Here 


Syracuse DSA Movie Night: The Battle Of Algiers

Saturday, July 20th; 6 PM

Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice | 2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse

Get ready for an exciting evening as we screen the powerful classic, THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966)! This gripping film dives into the intense and dramatic Algerian War for Independence from France, bringing history to life with raw, captivating storytelling.


New to Syracuse DSA? You’re more than welcome to join us! Meet our awesome members, learn about our organizing, and discover how you can join us in our important Palestine Solidarity work. Plus, we’re serving dinner to keep you fueled for discussions after the movie.

As for all our indoor events, masking is strongly encouraged and we will have some to spare. Hope to see you there!


Details on Facebook


Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

Stop at the Syracuse Peace Council Booth and visit CNY Solidarity Coalition

Help CNY Solidarity at the table: Fill out Google Form to Volunteer 


Friday, July 26: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 27: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 28: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Arts & Crafts – The 2024 Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival will feature around 150 artists and crafters representing 19 U.S. States and Canada. Visitors can shop and browse among the art and craft exhibits showcasing an exceptionally wide selection of contemporary arts and crafts, from functional to decorative.

Performing Arts – The festival also features the performing arts. A full schedule of free continuous entertainment will include street performances by musicians, costumed ethnic dance groups, and local singers/songwriters.


Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival


Syracuse Peace Council at the Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival 


Join us and table at the Festival! We will be part of the Montgomery Street Arts Collective. Founded by Alberta Pepin and Walt Shepperd, the collective provides grants to organizations whose youth art programs support underserved communities. 

Each vendor makes a donation of their profits which are then donated to youth programs like the YMCA’s Creative Writing Programs, the Onondaga Nation School Art Dept., La Casita Cultural Center, The Community Folk Art Gallery and the Westcott Community Center afterschool art program on the Eastside. 

We need you to come and help us out over the 3 days. Please click the link here to find a volunteer form. 



Ongoing Events


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 or Ed: (315) 478 4571.      


Across from the main gate of Hancock AFB, home of the 174th Attack Wing of the NYS National Guard  training Reaper drone operators. 6000 East Molloy Road.


EVERY FRIDAY…4 to 4:45 p.m. (“CEASE FIRE NOW”, etc./ Palestine solidarity)

A handful of us disperse along the sidewalk with our signs at the very busy intersection of Erie Blvd East and East Genesee St. (across from the DeWitt fire station; park in the nearby mini mall lot.)


EVERY  SATURDAY…9 to 9:45 a.m. 

(range of issues: racism, Palestine solidarity  anti-war, anti-war, etc.)

Across from the Syracuse Regional Market, 2100 Park  St. at the 81N Liverpool/Park St. exit. Park in the Market lot on the north side of Park. You can use one of our signs or bring your own.




Donate to the CNY Solidarity Coalition

CNY Solidarity Coalition contributes regularly to local progressive organizations: Syracuse Peace Council, National Action Network, & Urban Jobs Coalition. We also make occasional donations as needed to other local groups. We depend on your donations for this. 


Donate Online through PayPal


Mail donations to: 

CNY Solidarity Coalition

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


Our Committees

To sign up for each of the committee mailing lists, contact the person listed. 

Indivisible Onondaga County: Contact: Tom Keck

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


Elaine Denton

Peter McCarthy

Coordinating Committee

CNY Solidarity Coalition

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