CNY Solidarity Coalition

Legislative Action Committee

The CNY Solidarity Coalition Legislative Action Committee develops and coordinates a variety of ongoing campaigns directed at our elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels.

State legislative Action Team

Monitors, reports on, and engages with state senators and assembly members representing CNY, as well as with the Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and other state officials as needed. Plans meetings, phone calls, letter writing, public education events, and protest actions in response, as well as publicly expressing support for legislator actions aligned with CNY Solidarity’s concerns. Contacts: Paul, Peter.

Federal Legislative Action Team

Monitors, reports on, and engages with Rep. John Katko, Sen. Charles Schumer, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Plans meetings, phone calls, letter writing, public education events, and protest actions in response, as well as publicly expressing support for legislator actions aligned with CNY Solidarity’s concerns. Runs Indivisible NY24 campaign and collaborates with other Indivisible groups in CNY. Contacts: Tom, Jennifer.

Town Hall Task Force

Organizes regular Town Hall Meetings, with (or without) Rep. John Katko, throughout the 24thCongressional District. Contact: Andy.

Climate Justice Action Team

Plans and organizes local actions focused on climate justice. Collaborates with state and federal legislative action teams as needed. Contact: Kitty.

Criminal Justice Reform Team

The Criminal Justice Committee works with local civil rights and racial justice organizations as well as statewide and national campaigns to promote reform and restructuring of the racist, sexist, classist, ablest, transphobic, and homophobic systems of criminal justice in the United States. Our efforts are concentrated on local issues that are 1) most pressing to the communities and organizations with whom we are allied and 2) where we feel we can have the most impact given the specific demographics and resources of our organization. We are currently getting to know our allied communities and organizations as well as each other in order to develop our current priorities for action. Contact: Claudia.

Health Care Action Team

Plans and organizes local actions focused on health care, including the campaign for the New York Health Act. Collaborates with state and federal legislative action teams as needed. Contacts: Sunny, Ursula.