CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors


What does this work look like?

Our protests may be most visible, but our activities run broad and deep. There are lots of ways to plug in, depending on your interests and abilities. We have frequent (usually weekly) organizing meetings, some with the whole group and some with smaller working groups/committees. We also have plenty of ways to help out that don’t necessarily require your presence at meetings.

  • Outreach and New Membership – Reaches out to individuals and organizations in Central New York to encourage them to join our efforts.
  • Community Interactions and Events – Plans and coordinates activities and events that strengthen our community and support our neighbors.
  • Fundraising – Raises funds Coalition activities, as well as other groups and causes in the community.
  • CommunicationsManages the Coalition’s website, social media channels, and press relations. Let us know if you’d like to get involved with this team.
  • Legislative Action – Develops and coordinates a variety of ongoing campaigns directed at our elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Door Knocking – Connects with our neighbors all over CNY to hear their fears and concerns, unite them through neighborhood meetings, and give them immediate ways to take action.
  • Sanctuary Campaign – Supports and works to protect undocumented people in our community through advocacy, education, and legislative campaigns. Don’t miss our upcoming Sanctuary Training Workshop!
  • Data Entry and Research – Manages listservs, collects information on legislation and elected officials to assemble and inform talking points, letters to the editor, and help the Coalition plan action campaigns.
  • Day-to-Day Activities and Errands – As things come up in preparation for events, we often need people to make copies, print signs, get supplies, etc.
  • Protest Art – Creates signs, buttons, t-shirts, banners, posters, flyers, etc.
  • 2018 Election Focus Group – Works to change the face of Congress and our local and state governments to a more progressive agenda in 2018. Includes reaching out to Republicans, Independents, and even Trump supporters who may be sympathetic to progressive tenets and policies
  • Story-Gathering Project – Collects stories of local community members affected by the policies and political climate of the current administration.
  • Ongoing Discussions, Trainings, Teach-Ins and Workshops – We believe in the power of an informed public. Past and future subjects include:
    • Sanctuary Training
    • Race, class, gender, culture: How privilege affects our work together (discussion)
    • Listen to resist: The power of words and strategy (conflict resolution workshop)
    • Civil disobedience (workshop)
  • Create online and print educational materials
  • Writing public statements and letters to the editor.
  • The list keeps growing! Head over to our suggestion box, if you have an idea you don’t see here.


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