April 11, 2017
UNITE: AN EDUCATIONAL SPEAKER SERIES - Humanizing Education
With Dr. Najah Salaam & Tim Jennings-Bey; Uplift Syracuse and Onondaga County Democratic Committee teamed up again for their Unite Syracuse talk series. Dr. Najah Salaam Jennings-Bey has spent over 15 years working with marginalized youth in public schools, and her husband, Tim Jennings-Bey, has been at the forefront of violence prevention and intervention - both within the city of Syracuse. The couple shared insights from their extensive studies, both scholastic and experiential, in neighborhood trauma and how to reevaluate our approach and perspective when dealing with young adults. Click here for video of the talk on YouTube.
March 28, 2017
UNITE: AN EDUCATIONAL SPEAKER SERIES w/Thomas Moylan Keck
The Michael O. Sawyer chair of constitutional law and politics at the Maxwell School discussed constitutional concerns proposed by the current administration, and the ways in which the constitution helps enable resistance to the Trump agenda.
Some of his speech is available here on our YouTube page.
February 10, 2017
OCDC CHAIRMAN RESPONDS TO TRAVEL BAN
OCDC Chairman Mark English Responds to GOP Chairman Tom Dadey's Statements on the Travel Ban. You can read more about it here.
January 21, 2017
SYRACUSE IN SOLIDARITY MARCH
On January 21st, over 2,000 people joined Syracuse in Solidarity with the Women's March on Washington, D.C., organized by the New Feminists for Justice. Click here to read more.
WOMEN'S MARCH IN SENECA FALLS
On January 21st, at the birthplace of the Women's Rights Convention, nearly 5,000 people gathered outside of the Women's Rights National Historical Park to march against the inauguration of Donald Trump. Click here to read more.
Syracuse's own Mayor Minor gave a speech at the historic march.
WOMEN'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON DC
On January 21st, the day after Trump's inauguration, hundreds of thousands of men and women alike joined together in Washington, D.C. to protest what he stands for and plans to do as President. Click here to read more.
January 15, 2017
OUR FIRST STAND: SAVE OUR HEALTHCARE
Democrats nationwide held a day of action to rally against repealing the Affordable Care Act. About 150 people showed up and Syracuse was featured on MSNBC. This is the first of many events we hope to be involved in going forward to oppose the Republican agenda. You can watch the MSNBC piece about these nationwide rallies here (skip to :17 to Syracuse's rally - in middle of the bottom row).
December 7, 2016 & January 11, 2017
GENERAL INTEREST MEETINGS
Our last two general interest meetings on December 7th and January 11th, we had 374 people register
to attend both events in total. Both meetings were a huge success and we are excited for your continued engagement in the party!
September 10, 2016
October 6, 2016
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Speaks at the fifth annual GO BLUE! rally. You can watch the speech here. Introduction by Dave Valesky, Kathy Hochul begins her speech at 2:38.
HILLARY CLINTON SYRACUSE OFFICE OPENS
Committee Chair Mark English speaks at the opening of
Hillary Clinton's Syracuse office.
"Now Donald Trump, he’s not an anomaly. He is not a stranger to republican politics. He is not an Aberration as Paul Ryan or John Katko might have you believe. He is the very incarnation of the politics of divisiveness, and exclusion and hatred that the right wing has been promoting for more than 40 years. This is the challenge we face. If we don’t win this election were not going to have the kind of country that we want; a progressive, inclusive, and prosperous country for our children and grandchildren. Are we going to let that happen?"
-Mark English, Committee Chair
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