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Lost Revenue ‘Defunds’ Syracuse: Police, Fire, D.P.W. and Parks as Senate Republicans Fail to Assist Localities


Police -$6,393,089  Fire -$4,728,486 DPW -$4,438,861 Those who are supportive of Syracuse Police and Fire Departments need only look to our representation in Washington DC. Their failure to come to a deal that supports state and local governments has placed states, counties, cities, and towns in grave danger of losing much needed services.  Those services More »



How Syracuse Can Increase Our Census Participation: ‘Each One Reach One’

This was conceptualized to increase our city’s level of participation in the US Census. It was recently announced the effort scheduled to end in October had its deadline changed to September, a 30 day reduction in data collection time. That almost guarantees a massive under-count of populations in cities across the country, especially Syracuse. This More »


Voices: Governor Cuomo, Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Heastie Send Joint Letter to New York’s Congressional Delegation Outlining Urgent Need for Federal Aid for State and Local Governments

State Needs $30 Billion In Aid Over the Next Two Years for The State to Meet Its Obligations Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today sent a joint letter to New York’s Congressional Delegation outlining the urgent need for federal aid for state and local governments in More »


Katko: Congress Must Deliver Aid to State and Local Governments, Empower Localities to Continue Assisting in COVID-19 Response

Washington, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) penned the following op-ed, published in The Hill, on the need to deliver additional funds to state and local governments. The submission comes amid ongoing negotiations in Congress on the next COVID-19 relief package. Congress Must Deliver Aid to State and Local Governments, Empower Localities to Continue Assisting More »




Syracuse Police Accountability and Reform Rally at 5:15 PM. July 16th “People’s Agenda for Policing” on the Steps of City Hall

The Syracuse Police Accountability and Reform Coalition (SPAARC), is a grassroots group of currently 14 organizations across the city, including ACTS, that has put forth a list of demands to address decades of abuse by the Syracuse City Police Department. You can read them here. On Thursday July 2nd, the group called a meeting with the More »



Statement from Dana Balter on ‘Racist’ Letter to the Editor written by Cayuga County Legislator

Syracuse, NY – Today, Dana Balter, Democratic candidate for Congress in NY-24, released the following statement in response to a letter to the editor that was written by Cayuga County Legislator Andrew Dennison, published in the Auburn Citizen: “Across our country, people of all backgrounds are coming together to insist that we address systemic racism More »