Tag Archives: Central New York

Rally Against Grad Tax Hikes 11/29

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The Republican tax plan would be absolutely devastating for grad students. Categorizing tuition waivers as taxable income—while also ending many important tax waivers—is an attack on our livelihoods and an attack on the accessibility of higher education to low income students, women, LGBQT students, disabled students, and students of color.

Grad students from Syracuse University will rally together to condemn this proposal and all that it represents. We will further call on our institutions to commit to concrete contingency plans in case the Republican senate prevails in passing this harmful legislation.

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Link to Facebook Event Here

SIGN AND CIRCULATE PETITION TO DEFEND GRADUATE EMPLOYEES AT SYRACUSE

Continue to Tell New York State Police to Stop Enforcing Immigration

Please continue calling the Superintendent of New York State Police, the commander of Troop E, the Professional Standards Bureau of the State Police, and the governor’s office to demand that New York State Police stop enforcing immigration activitiy. Remember to please record your call with this google form  (the form includes a script, all of the phone numbers, and background information about a recent incident where state police violated a policy–which is now an executive order–prohibiting them from inquiring about immigration status). Our goal is to get 50 calls to these agencies and right now we are only at 7, so please help us drive these calls on this important issue!

Protest Border Patrol at Regional Transportation Center 11/17

Friday, Nov. 17th at 4pm
Protest Border Patrol at the Regional Transportation Center

Border Patrol continues to harass and detain people at the Regional Transportation Center. This Friday the Syracuse Rapid Response team will be continuing to speak out against this injustice in our community! Join the RR team this Friday! Bring your signs!

The William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center is the site of regular sweeps by ICE and Border Patrol, in which local residents are profiled, harassed, and intimidated, community members are detained, and families are separated. The Syracuse Rapid Response Team and our allies will protest to draw attention to these actions, to demonstrate our determination to protect our neighbors, and to put the government on notice that the Syracuse community is watching.

Inhuman policies at RTC are representative of a larger policy approach in the current administration that is also operating through the “travel ban” which targets Muslims who are twice terrorized by this brutal policy. The first time is when innocent civilians in countries largely populated by Muslims are victimized by US bombs (all these countries are under drone attack by the US and Saudi Arabia). The list of those not welcome here is growing and growing. Who will be next?

As we came together at the airport in January, as we came together against Islamophobia on June 10, and as we most recently came together at the RTC on July 8, we again come together to say No ban, No wall, our vision of America is to welcome all.

Link to Facebook Event Here

Crispin Awarded “Faith at Work” from Labor Religion Coalition

Nov. 2nd, – Thursday at 11:30
We are very excited and proud to announce that Crispin is receiving an award for his courageous work to improve the working conditions of farmworkers. Labor Religion Coalition of NY has selected him to be part of a group that will receive the “Faith at Work Awards.” If you are interested in joining us for the award ceremony in Albany please email Nikeeta at nslade@workerscentercny.org.

Didi Delgado is coming to the ‘Cuse! 11/3

When: Friday November 3 at 7pm

Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 109 Waring Rd

Admission: $10-25 sliding scale. Please pay according to your means. No one turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds go directly to DiDi.

Over the past year, we have worked to unpack and understand how the institution of whiteness has created a culture where Donald Trump can be elected president, while Black and Brown people are continually discriminated against, abused, murdered, disenfranchised, endangered, and criminalized with impunity. In a city with the highest concentrated poverty among Black and Hispanic people in the nation, and a county with some of the most segregated schools in the nation, this is not just a Trump problem, this is an old problem and a local problem.

As an organization predominantly composed of white people seeking to act in solidarity with the marginalized, it is urgently crucial we dedicate our whole selves to this work. That means listening to, and following the lead of the directly affected, and educating ourselves on how to operate in social justice spaces while doing the least possible harm to the communities we wish to act in solidarity with.

If fighting white supremacy is something that’s important to you, you will not want to miss out on the opportunity to hear Didi Delgado’s voice on Friday November 3, 7pm at First UU.

Suggested reading: Whites Only: SURJ And The Caucasian Invasion Of Racial Justice Spaces, by Didi Delgado

Link to Event Here

Dream Act Now: Action Report Back

Strong action yesterday in Syracuse! Members of the Workers’ Center of CNY, United We Dream, CNY Solidarity Coalition, community members, and allies delivered 500+ signatures to Congressman John Katko’s office in support of a Clean Dream Act, DACA, and Undocumented People everywhere. We ran into some opposition from security in the lobby of the Mackenzie Hughes Tower, where we were yelled at from the moment we walked through the door, threatened with police, reminded “the federal government is heavily armed,” and one of our group members was assaulted by building staff. In the end, the general manager escorted three members of our group, including a mother and child, to deliver our petition to Katko’s office.

Green Light NY Driving Together : Luz Verde NY Manejando Juntos 10/15

Central and Western NY were presente yesterday at the Green Light NY: Driving Together campaign’s retreat where we learned together and established our goals for the next year.
El Centro y el oeste de NY estuvieron presentes el día de ayer en el retiro de nuestra campaña para ganar licencias de manejar en NY “Luz Verde NY: Manejando Juntos” donde nos preparamos juntos y establecimos metas para el próximo año. Sí se Puede!

Unidos Puerto Rico 10/8

The Spanish Action League in collaboration with the Latino Professional Social Group and leaders in the community are working together to help the people in Puerto Rico. We will be collecting items and donation to send to the Island.

We will have T-Shirts for sell for $10 and the proceeds will support the relief efforts.

FACEBOOK LINK HERE

WCCNY members made these keychains and we will be donating them to raise funds for the local donations efforts. You can get them at the Spanish Action League this Sunday at their donation event. Check the flyer for location and what to bring to donate .

9/28/17: Silent protest “Enough”

For all of us who are feeling we have had Enough, in silent protest of the Trump Care Bill we will gather in complete silence for one hour. Bring signs that simply say “Enough”. Come in silence, we will stand in silence, we will leave in Silence. Sometimes no words speak volumes. We need all activists who are fed up with the assault from Washington on our basic human rights. May our silence reach the heart of Congressman Katko.

We need you for one hour this Thursday from 6-7pm. We will gather in silence holding a sign that says ENOUGH. Enough of the erosion of our right to healthcare, enough talk about walls, and deportation, enough tweets, enough, enough, enough! Enough of being ignored by Katko as if we are not his constituents. ENOUGH! See you in Hanover Square @ 6pm. Please change your maybe to a going and let’s give a real showing of ENOUGH. Stand or kneel on one knee in solidarity proclaiming ENOUGH!!!

Link to the Facebook Event Here