Supporters all across the state are getting out in their communities in support of Howie Hawkins for Governor. Join us this weekend in Syracuse, on Saturday or Sunday, for literature drops to registered voters homes:
Saturday, October 18 at 11 AM - 1 PM on the Northside
Meet in the TOPS Market parking lot at 700 1st North Street, intersecting with Pond St.
Sunday, October 19 at 2-4 PM on the Near West Side
Meet at 717 Otisco St (personal residence)
Contact Frank (315-308-1372 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know you are coming, we'll be prepping walk lists, and want to be on the look-out for you :>)
Also, we'll still be phonebanking next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, so call or email today to sign up for a volunteer slot.
Finally, join us next Wednesday, October 22nd at 8 PM for a debate viewing! This is the only scheduled NY Gubernatorial Debate to include all the candidates, and will be taking place in Buffalo. We'll be at Munjed's Middle Eastern Cafe, 505 Westcott St. Please stop on by, cheer on Howie, Boo down Cuomo and Astorino, and enjoy the company.
Are you a fan of the future? If so, the time is now to elect Howie Hawkins for Governor, grow the Green Party, and help usher in an era of clean water, health care for all, fully funded schools, renewable energy, and more! Join us for:
Local Syracuse Campaign Committee Meeting
Monday, October 13 at 7 PM - 8 PM
2013 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Get in on the plan for the final weeks of the election season. We've got phonebanking, neighborhood outreach, and special events to plan for (including our 3rd Annual Halloween Bash)!
Frank Cetera, Syracuse Greens
Please note that there will NOT be an Onondaga County Green Party monthly meeting this Monday (the 6th).
Instead, we invite you to join us on tuesday (the 7th) for:
SOS! Save Our Public Schools with Green Party Lt. Governor Candidate Brian Jones.
Public education in New York is under attack during Cuomo's tenure as governor. New York schools are the most segregated schools in the country and they're woefully underfunded. Additionally, the Common Core based test-and-punish regime currently being pushed in schools can be used to hold students back, deny them diplomas, fire teachers, and close schools. Instead of the privatization schemes pushed by Cuomo and Republican candidate Rob Astorino, Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones are calling for fully funded, quality public education, qualitative assessments instead of the punitive high stakes testing model, and an end to the attack on teacher's unions.
Tuesday October 7, 7pm - 9pm
University United Methodist Church
1085 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
For more information, please visit our website at
or contact Nikeeta Slade at email@example.com
Over the Weekend>>>>>>
No Fracking - Yes Renewables Rally Outside Cuomo Appearance in Syracuse!
Activists have been following Governor Cuomo across the state to let him know that New Yorkers want him to fully reject fracking and lead the nation with a 100% transition to renewable energy.
Saturday, October 4, 1pm - 2:30pm
Across from the Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave, Syracuse
Speak Out Against Drones! A Day of Global Resistance at Hancock Air Base. Join our Green Party Contingent to Demonstrate for Peace and Justice. Wear Your Green Party or Other Green Shirt! Or Come Early to Get One for Yourself ($10-$15 Suggested)
Sunday, October 5, 1pm - 3 pm
Hancock Air Force Base
6001 East Molloy Rd, Syracuse
Parking/Meeting at OCM BOCES (6820 Thompson Rd) and side streets Falso Dr. and Moore
P.S. Doors are still open most every weekly day and night at the Green's Office for volunteers who would like to come in and help with phonebanking, office organization, postering, and other much needed tasks. Weekends would be a great time to leaflet your neighborhood, come in for materials. Just let us know if you can spare some time to help build the campaign, the movement, and the Green Party!
Contact: Frank Cetera, 315-308-1372, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi and thanks for your interest in volunteering with the Green Party at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair this Sunday September 21st.
MARCHING IN PARADE
If you can come early and march with us in the parade, meet up at the Westcott Community Center at 11:30 am, the parade will start at 12 noon. The Fair will continue on until 6 pm.
VOLUNTEER LIST AND TIMES
Please contact Frank to arrange a specific time, we've got gaps in the schedule we need to fill, but can use people at any time of the day. We'll be tabling, leafleting and more (see next item) from 12 noon - 6 pm.
TASKS AND GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
Tasks we will undertake include: postering within the event area (unless someone can volunteer to do so before Sunday - could it be you?), leafleting within the crowd, tabling in front of Taps, voter registration, signing up volunteers for future events.
If you are unpracticed in any of these areas, please come a few minutes early for a tutorial. We'll get you started with some talking points, ways to engage passers-by, and other bits of information that you may need to know. Barbara and myself will be on-site most of the day to refer people to if you do not know answers to questions that you may get asked.(except when we may need to assist with other responsibilities such as when I will be tabling for the Cooperative Federal Credit Union at 3-4 pm)
~ Frank Cetera
Please feel free to call me with questions or updates as to your participation.
It's that time once again, summer wains, fall beckons, election season is here. Election Day isNovember 4th, 2014. Hawkins is polling at 7% (over 3 x as many votes as he received in 2010), and hasn't wavered from his call for a fracking ban just as he did in 2010.
FIRST, Start off your action steps forward locally to supporting the Hawkins for Governor campaign and growing our local county party by leafleting at the NYS Fair on opening day this Thursday August 21st at 11 am, also know as Governor's Day, when Cuomo will be in attendance, and we'll be rallying alongside New Yorkers Against Fracking! RSVP and more info at http://www.howiehawkins.org/ban_fracking_rally_at_the_fair
SECOND, Read below for an initial calendar of upcoming events, and goals & tactics locally for this election season.
NOTE DATE CHANGE FROM 8TH to 15TH. Here's notice that the Green Party of Onondaga County will be holding our Fall 2014 County Convention Meeting on Monday September 15, from 7-9 pm. Location at our 2013 East Genesee Street office. Please RSVP at
Note that there will be no regular county meeting on the 1st Monday of the month due to Labor Day.
Regular business will include approving officers for 2014-2015. We will also review our local volunteer action plan for supporting the Hawkins for Governor campaign.
Our regular monthly county meeting is this coming Monday August 4th, 7 pm at our 2013 East Genesee St office.
- There will be ice cream to celebrate the summer
- There will be a postcard writing activity in support of Hawkins for Governor to increase our outreach
- We'll talk about planning our presence at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair in September
- And there will be an update on the Hawkins for Governor campaign
Special instructions brief for all of you - our conscious raising operatives:
- Bring names and address of 5-10 friends, family, and colleagues that you want to introduce to the Green Party and Howie Hawkins for our postcard writing activity.
- Bring your concern, passion, questions, desire, calendars.
We'll see you Monday night.
Frank Cetera, Syracuse Greens
Cuomo had $33 million in his campaign war chest on January 15, 2014. Only 4273 people contributed to Cuomo by Jan. 15, 2014 in the three years since he took office in Jan. 2011.
BREAKING NEWS!! HAWKINS' LT. GOVERNOR NOMINEE ANNOUNCED
My name is Brian Jones. I am a long-time educator, activist and parent here in New York City, and I am announcing my intention to seek the Green Party's nomination for the office of Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York.
I am joining with Howie Hawkins, whom I hope the Green Party will nominate to run for Governor of the State of New York, in proposing a campaign that would challenge the policies and priorities of our current state government, of the Democratic AND Republican parties, of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and of the millionaires who support him.
Time to Spring into action! Okay, chuckle, Here's the timeline for the next couple weeks, and we hope you'll take the opportunity to join in any or all of these activities to continue to grow our local Green Party organization here in Onondaga County, and support the statewide campaigns and efforts underway.
CANCELLED: Onondaga County Monthly Green Party Meeting
There will not be a County organizational meeting this Monday, instead, we invite you to our Spring Meeting.
Onondaga County Spring Meeting
Our annual local Spring Convention will take place on Wednesday May 14 from 7-9 PM. Enjoy pizza, campaign updates and planning, and the opportunity to mix and mingle with your local Green comrades. RSVP at http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/syracuse_greens_convention
Green Party of New York State Convention
Join the Green Party of New York State for our 2014 Convention on Saturday May 17 in Troy, NY (just outside of Albany) at the Sanctuary for Independent Media. Lunch will be served and registration is sliding scale based on what you can afford. RSVP at http://www.web.gpnys.com/?tribe_events=green-party-of-ny-state-convention
March Against Monsanto
Join local organizers of GMO-Free CNY onMonday May 5 at 5:30 PM at the Bread and Roses Collective House to work on planning the March which will take place on Saturday May 24th. Chips and salsa provided for Cinco de Mayo! Meeting details at http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/gmo_free_cny_may_mtg - Facebook event page for the March is up at https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonsantoSyracuse
Spring 2014 Sustaining Member Campaign
Help Us Double Our Local Sustaining Members to the Green Party of NYS.
- Our Local Onondaga County Party Organization gets 50% of your State Monthly Donations.
- For every 10 Supporting Members our Local County gets an additional Voting Member on the Green Party State Committee.
- You Will Receive the State Party News Publication and a GPNYS Membership Card.
- Determine Your Own Dues Level via Honor System - A Suggested Sliding Scale Dues Rate Based Upon Income.
Click here to become a Supporting Member, or contact Treasurer Frank Cetera at SyracuseGreens@yahoo.com or 315-308-1372 for a paper form/application.
Bringing Our Gravity to Bear,
Frank Cetera, Treasurer GPOC