Oppose the Onondaga County Aquarium
We have more important issues to address before considering a County Aquarium. Including but not limited to addressing poverty, increasing mental health services, building affordable housing, building better infrastructure like sewer, water, broadband, sidewalks, roads, etc., investing in public transportation, investing in education and more.
Support the Community Grid
We have more important issues to address before considering a County Aquarium. Including but not limited CNY Solidarity voted overwhelmingly to support the community grid option for I-81 replacement on Sept. 10; in fact we reached consensus. To learn more about it you can go here: http://rethink81.org/. The coalition will be signing on to this website to show our support & you can, too. Please sign on to show your support for the community grid—the only option that addresses racial equity, economic equity & environmental equity.
Support the Climate & Community Protection Act
In late December, the Climate Action Council released its draft scoping plan for the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Until June 10, New Yorkers have a chance to provide feedback on the plan through written comments. NY Renews is providing tools HERE on a different topic each week to help you make an informed comment about a sector of the plan and make your voice heard by state leaders. Here’s an overview of the CLCPA you can watch.
Support Additional Climate Bills
New York has crucial climate bills before the legislature this session, and passing these bills would greatly help our transition off fossil fuel combustion in buildings.
These bills should be passed this year if we are to meet the targets set by our Climate Law (the Community Leadership and Climate Protection Act – CLCPA). But this has released a backlash from the fossil fuel industry; they are targeting our legislators with thousands of emails and robo-calls fighting against these bills. Please click, personalize, and send this urgent letter to legislators and Governor Hochul to counter industry disinformation: https://renewableheatnow.org/email-your-legislator/ (the letter is set up to automatically go to your legislators based on your address). Then share this letter with everyone as soon as possible.. If everyone in the CNY Solidarity Coalition were to sign and then share this letter with their friends and family statewide, our voices would be heard!
Pass the New York Health Act
Healthcare is a human right! We support universal healthcare and the New York Health Act for universal healthcare for all New Yorkers. Join the Campaign for New York Health to pass single payer healthcare in New York!
Medicare for All Act of 2022
Senator Bernie Sanders just officially reintroduced the Medicare for All Act of 2022 into the U.S. Senate, along with an impressive 14 original cosponsors.
Sign the petition urging the US Senate to pass the Medicare for All Act! Help show Washington the widespread support for healthcare for all. Use this toolkit from National Nurses United!
Call your Senators and ask them to get onboard as cosponsors or thank them for being cosponsors! The phone number for the Senate Switchboard (open 24 hours a day) is 202-224-3121. You can find some quick tips from our partners at Healthcare NOW! for making the calls and a form to report back on your conversation here.
Workers’ Center of Central New York
Take action and support the Workers’ Center of Central New York, an anchor organization of CNY Solidarity Coalition.
Beyond War and Militarism
Our goal is to increase awareness of the dangers resulting from government and corporate militaristic policies and practices.
At our meeting on September 19, 2017, CNY Solidarity voted to endorse a nationwide campaign for the Disability Integration Act (HR 2472). This bipartisan legislation would ensure that disabled Americans have a right to live and receive services in their own homes. The DIA further secures our constitutionally protected right to liberty by preventing people with disabilities from being forced into costly institutional settings by unnecessary government regulations.