Sign a petition for fair districts in Central New York

Voters should choose their politicians, not the other way around. Fair Maps CNY, Common Cause/NY and Activists in Onondaga County are fighting to reform the way local districts are drawn. Last November, we voted to end gerrymandering in the City of Syracuse by establishing an independent redistricting commission. Now, we want to expand this historic […]

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Protests over police brutality bring discussion on systemic racism to the forefront in CNY

Systemic racism isn’t limited to personal interactions. It’s embedded in areas like housing, education and business. Syracuse and central New York is the ninth most segregated community in the country, according to recent statistics. CNY Fair Housing director Sally Santangelo said it goes back to the days of redlining, when loans were only available for […]

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Black Lives Matter protest in Manlius

Hundreds of people gathered — wearing face masks and carrying signs — at the Swan Pond to hear FM Students for BLM and their supporters speak about the need for racial justice and police reform. The crowd also marched through the village of Manlius and held a moment of silence for George Floyd, a 46-year-old […]

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