Friday, June 03, 2011

Weekly Update - Gentrification, Marriage, and Drones

June Monthly Meeting @ the Frederick Douglass Resource Center
Starting at 7pm, the first hour of our June 13th meeting will be a presentation on the processes of gentrification in Rochester from the Frederick Douglass Resource Center. Our second hour we will be discussing party business such as the upcoming November elections. We welcome anyone to attend either segment of our meeting, regardless of political affiliation.

If you need any accommodations please let us know by sending us a note here or calling us at (585) 360-0313. The Frederick Douglass Resource Center is located at 36 King St., Rochester. We hope to see you there!

Marriage Equality in Sight! Full Steam Ahead!

As the state legislative session starts winding down this June, it is important that we keep our State Senators accountable and let them know that it is time to pass marriage equality in New York State. The latest poll indicates a 58% support for this step towards equality, and the number only continues to grow. Our local senators hold a large amount of the responsibility for whether or not we are going to stop this blatant discrimination against same-sex couples. So if you haven't called or written a letter to your Senator, now is the time to do so. And if have already it sure doesn't hurt to let them know again that Monroe County wants to end the discrimination against its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens.

Sen. Joseph Robach
2300 W. Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14626
(585) 225-3650

Sen. James Alesi
220 Packetts Landing
Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 223-1800

Sen. Michael Nozzolio
119 Fall Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Sen. George Maziarz
175 Walnut St., Suite 6
Lockport, NY 14094

Ground the Drones and End the Wars!

Sunday, June 5, the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars will be meeting in Rochester.
The meeting will be at the Flying Squirrel between 10 AM and 4 PM.

If you are interested, but have not participated in the past,
or if you have not made it to our meetings, mostly in Syracuse,
this is a great time to catch up with what we are doing.
There will be a pot luck lunch around Noon.
We will review:
How the use of Drones changes the face of war,
The latest news on the local drones and drone controllers at Hancock Airfield outside Syracuse,
The very successful CD action on April 22, at which time 38 people were arrested,
Followup plans for the trial and surrounding public actions to publicize the Drone issue
Discuss plans for future actions over the coming year to
Educate the population about Drones
and Continue to oppose their use and the ongoing wars they support.

Please Join us: June 5, 10 am, The Flying Squirrel!

Drew Langdon
Secretary, Green Party of Monroe County

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