Sen Gillibrand Town Hall now; Fun in Sun on Grand Island Sunday; more

Every day – the whirlwind! We invite you to the events below (pacing yourself) – so many exciting and important things going on in building a movement! We also invite you to purchase your tickets, buy an ad, donate (for students tickets, for the basket raffle and/or silent auction) for our momentous celebration of our 50th year, at our Annual Dinner with the ground-breaking, award-winning reporter, author, and host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now!,

********************                AMY GOODMAN!!!!            ***********************

The 50th Annual Dinner will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, this year (a bit earlier than usual due to Ms. Goodman’s schedule). Doors will open at 5pm, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. On our website, you can
– buy a ticket, or a table;- renew your membership to get a discount on your ticket;- contribute toward the student/ltd income tickets; and/or- book a vendor table.
Please also email for info about putting ads, messages, and mementos in the program book.

Meanwhile, don’t miss June & Roger’s Labor Sunday Potluck for (progressive) Fun in The Sun (whatever the weather) on Grand Island


Also today Sen Kirsten Gillibrand will be at Buff State’s Rockwell Hall for a Town Hall meeting at 5pm today (doors open 4:15pm). More info at

Please go to see more event listings (see for more events and details). Below are event listings; campaigns; regularly scheduled events – all in that order.

Just remember, we’re all together in the ONE STRUGGLE! And Si, Se Puede!!



June & Roger’s Labor Sunday Potluck for (progressive) Fun in The Sun (whatever the weather) on Grand Island


Labor Day Parade, Sept 4, 11AM-1PM,


Gender Equality Public Hearing, Sept 5, City Hall.


Mayoral Candidate Debate
Thurs, Sept 7, 6-7:30pm, Merriweather Library.
The candidates for mayor of Buffalo competing in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary will debate the issues in a forum.

People’s Oversight Committee
Thurs, Sept 7, 5-7pm; Delevan-Grider Com Ctr
WNYPC Communications Committee
Fri, Sept 8, 5:00-6:00pm, WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo (entrance & parking round back of building). Come help with key elements of our media including FB, twitter, and our new Instagram.

WNYPC 50th Annual Dinner Committee Meeting
Fri, Sept 8, 6:00-7:30pm,, WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo (entrance & parking round back of building). Come out to help with this monumental event, to be held Fri, Nov 3, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center; with a superb surprise nationally known keynote speaker AMY GOODMAN, of Democracy Now!


MAYA FACES in a Smoking Mirror
Tues, Sept 12, Hallwalls. – Premiere Showing ($5). By Bill Jungels and Christine Eber.

Sept 16, 4th Annual Peace-Justice-Nonviolence Festival & Walk – more important than ever! We’ll start at 11am with tabling and a Children&Youth (C&Y) story-building workshop to develop a short play based-on peace, justice and nonviolence (lead by SUNY Buffalo State’s Anne Frank Project); continue with an interfaith intercultural program at 1pm; and the C&Y-created play at 1:30pm; with Walk at 1:45pm. All at Canalside!! Music, food, fun and inspiration! All are welcome!!Add your other group(s) to the 150 partners by contacting Tom Casey; as a sponsor ($), by contacting Paul McQuillen; and/or as a tabler, Sr. Maureen Harris


Economic Justice Taskforce
Please continue to STOP The Attempts to repeal and/or de-fund the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) by calling our US senators and reps. And call our state senators and ask them to support The New York Health Act, the bill to guarantee health care to all New Yorkers, passed the NY State Assembly for the third consecutive year in 2017. Call now to help #PassNYHealth in the State Senate. Contact info is on our website Learn more

Resist Militarism! Taskforce
Support Roots Action’s call for a ban of weaponized drones. Our government is setting up killer drone bases all over the country and all over the world. The 107th Attack Squadron at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is slated to begin assassinations from there by the end of the year, possibly the end of the summer. It is past time to grow the opposition to these horrors. Ban Weaponized Drones:
Immigrant & Refugee Justice Taskforce
Please call your NYS Assembly Members and ask them to support NYS ASSEMBLY Bill #4050. The subject Greenlight program restores access to drivers’ licenses to all community members, to avoid abusive immigration enforcement.  For more info, please go to; Green Light Petition
Vive la Casa, shelter for people awaiting documents and/or sanctuary, desperately needs toiletries, razors, toothbrushes, sanitary napkins/maxipads, storage shelves, baskets for storage and of course, CASH.
(Checks to Jericho Road/VIVE) 50 Wyoming St., Buffalo, NY 14211, 892-4354.
Please support the Sanctuary Church, Pilgrim St. Luke’s UCC, (Utica and Richmond, Buffalo, NY 14222), with CASH to support the construction of showers.
For more info, call Rev. Justo Gonzales, (989-9207 or 885-9443).

Credo Action (associate to wireless telecommunications co) Petitions:

#In order for us to fight back on Trump’s war on immigrants, we must expose the financial institutions that are backing his hate and build a massive public outcry demanding that they cut all ties to Trump’s racist regime and get out of the dirty business of deportations and mass incarceration. As shareholders, account holders and consumers, we have the power to force banks like JPMC to act.

Tell JP Morgan Chase and all major banks: Stop financing private prison and immigrant detention corporations. Click here to sign the petition.

#Donald Trump is making good on his dangerous campaign promise to the fossil fuel industry to open up wide swaths of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and drilling.

Trump’s plan to aggressively expand offshore drilling threatens our ocean and coastal regions with oil spills, pipelines and a worsening of the climate crisis.

But we can stop it. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is accepting public comments for the next few days regarding these oil and gas leases in the Gulf, so we must speak out now to stop these reckless attacks on our climate and environment.

Tell the BOEM: No more drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Click here to submit your comment.


REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Progressive program and potluck.
Sundays, 4-7pm. See June & Roger’s Labor Sunday Potluck above, which pre-empts it this week. Programs vary, and include a go-round, discussion, sharing, and potluck. Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.

Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY
Mondays, 1-3pm. Jim Anderson and Vicki Ross co-hosting. Go to or

Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8pm. Meeting with discussion, action planning, and striving for the Good Mind. Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St. Sponsors include Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, NACS, Burning Books, Sierra Club, WNYPC.

Environmental Justice Taskforce
Protest the Shipments of VERY Dangerous Radioactive Liquid from Canada.
Fridays 2-3pm, Front Park, Buffalo.

Fridays – 1st and 3rd of the month; 6pm: Stop The Violence Coalition, United Way Building, Delaware and Summer Sts.

Saturdays, Noon-1pm: Women In Black. Nonviolence vigil, Bidwell and Elmwood.


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