ACTS Seeks Action from Officials on Critical Community Issues Affecting Our Children

The Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse will call on public officials and candidates to address issues critical to the community at a public Rally for Justice 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave.

ACTS will ask the officials if they support ending solitary confinement/isolation of children housed at the Justice Center, raising the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years in New York state and improving access to pre-kindergarten services – all recommendations developed by ACTS’ task forces during the past year. Other issues also will be addressed.

NYS Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter

NYS Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter

Officials who are scheduled to attend are NYS Senator David Valesky, NYS Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter, Onondaga County Legislator Linda Ervin, Onondaga County Legislator Monica Williams, and Onondaga County Sheriff Eugene Conway. Other elected officials were invited, but unable to commit to attending.

ACTS expects hundreds of people from many faith tradition, people of conscience, residents of Syracuse and the suburbs, from all walks of life who support action on these critical issues to attend the rally.

“We are confident that seeing such broad public support for these actions the officials will take steps to make them happen.”

The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to come and voice their calls for justice for our children.