Chnge: Pence/Collins: NOON, Salvatores; #loveislove party Thurs

Dear Friends,  50th year         716-332-3904; 716-931-3520         10/16/17

TIME AND PLACE CHANGE FOR INVISIBLE CONSTITUENTS PROTEST & RALLY. At Sidewalk across the street from SALVATORE’S, 6461 Transit Rd, Depew, NY 14043. TIME CHANGED TO NOON TO ONE. While Chris Collins holds a million-dollar fundraiser with Vice President Mike Pence on October 17th, citizens and friends of the 27th District will come together to give voice to the voiceless, and visibility to the invisible.

The time is now for buying your tickets and making donations for our 50th Annual Dinner with AMY GOODMAN!!! Nov 3, Bflo-Niagara Convention Ctr.
for full information! Very few tickets will be available at the door. Bring a friend too who needs to get “woke” at this special event with truth-teller Amy Goodman!!

Don’t forget — Thurday, Oct 19, 5pm-8pm Love is Love Party at 1272 Delaware – our offices! Come get a sign and celebrate!!

Please donate generously for hurricane and earthquake relief in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico. See below; as well as event listings; campaigns; regularly scheduled events – all in that order.

Please see full info on No Muslim Ban trip to DC for 10/17-18 below. And go too to our calendar at for more event listings.

And don’t get overwhelmed – pace yourself, and remember that as Rev. Dr. King said, “Hatred cannot drive out hatred, only Love can do that.” Love is Love. And We Shall overcome!!


Raise Your Voice: NYIC’s Mobilization to DC from Buffalo
Trip to DC to Stand Against Muslim Ban. 10/17-18.
The NYIC is a National Sponsor and has committed mobilizing from across NYS to stand up and say No Ban EVER! On October 18th, the latest iteration of the ban goes into effect and we will be present in DC to raise our voices and stand up to these racist attacks! The program is inclusive of our entire fight for Immigrant Justice and will include speakers that are impacted by Muslim/ Refugee Ban, DACA, and TPS.

A Bus is leaving Syracuse/Buffalo on 10/17 at 5:00pm. Tickets are $15 each which include lodging, food on 10/18, and transportation there / back. We will return to Syracuse/Buffalo on 10/18 very late. This is an important moment for us to organize a strong, loud, mass mobilization that sends a clear message that IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES, & MUSLIMS ARE WELCOME HERE. We will not be silent while our communities are being targeted. The NYIC has directly impacted members of our community speaking from Western and Central New York on the program and we need to show up in big numbers to support them! For more information please contact:

If you are a member organization and want to organize a group please contact Meghan directly to make arrangements.

To go to the Facebook event page, go here


Weds, Oct 18: Citizens for Regional Transit, 5:30-7pm; United Way, 742 Delaware Ave. a-shared-mobility-system?


Oct 18, 7-8:30 pm Interfaith Climate Justice Community
Meeting at St. Joseph’s University Parish Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo, NY. All are welcome.


Please call your Senators and Congressperson to ask them to vote against HR 3053. While appearing to offer safeguards re nuclear waste, it actually gives private industry a nuclear boondoggle while endangering communities by moving nuclear waste unnecessarily. See for more info. NOW is the time to call your Congressional representatives (202-224-3121), and tell them to VOTE NO on HR 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017.

For more info:



The Western New York Peace Center has created a fund for the purpose of supporting police officers who face reprisals from their department from choosing to strictly uphold their oath to protect and serve the community. The Peace Center has named this fund after Cariol Horne who saved the life of a citizen, but was fired just prior to earning her 20 year pension.  Our goal is to encourage good police officers in following their moral conscience if and when it conflicts with the infamous blue wall of silence (
As you know, people desperately need our help because of the devastation caused by “natural” disasters (read fossil-fuel-burning-generated Climate Catastrophe). You can contribute as follows:

Puerto Rico– Belle Center, 104 Maryland St. Bflo 14201
716-845-0485 (tax deductible).  Water, clothes, blankets, other supplies being collected for shipment; as well as $.

Cuba———Alliance for Global Justice/Irma Relief, 418 W. 145th St.. New York, NY 10031(for tax deductible)
(Not tax deductible, IFCO/Irma Relief (same address) Phone: 212-926-5757

And from renowned anthropologist Christine Eber:
“Today I heard that there are daily 5 point quakes in Chiapas so it seems the danger isn’t over.

Below are ways to donate to earthquake relief in Chiapas.”

You can donate, via Paypal, a Los Topos:

Please give generously – the situations are dire for so many.

#loveisloveBUF – Party and Official kick-off of campaign’s second stage.
Thurday, Oct 19, 5pm-8pm Love is Love Party at 1272 Delaware – our offices! Come get a sign and celebrate!!
With 500 signs distributed in about a week, we’re now into the second phase. Someone setting fire to a sign in a yard ignited this campaign for kindness, respect, human rights, and yes Love! Love is Love. And is a force more powerful!

Gender Justice Taskforce
If you believe that discrimination against all women should be eliminated please support enacting the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in the city of Buffalo. Follow this link for more information: and contact your district’s councilperson to urge them to support this ordinance too.
Darius G. Pridgen- Ellicott District- 716-851-4980
Christopher P. Scanlon- South District- 716-851-5169
David A. Rivera- Niagara District- 716-851-5125
Joel P. Feroleto- Delaware District- 716-851-5155
Richard A. Fontana- Lovejoy District- 716-851- 5151
David A. Franczyk- Fillmore District- 716-851-4138
Joseph Golombek, Jr.- North District- 716-851-5116
Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr.- Masten District- 716-851-5145
Rasheed Wyatt- University District- 716-851-5165

Economic Justice Taskforce
Please 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
Check out the wonderful Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance of the Seven arrested in the Rich Man’s War, Poor People’s Blood action at Hancock Air National Guard Base
Please support Roots Action’s call for a ban of weaponized drones:

Please call your Senators and Congresspersons to urge them to:
– vote in favor and cosponsor if possible Senator Markey’s Bill # 200 and House Bill, Rep Lieu # 669, to Restrict First Strike with Nuclear Weapons; and
– support signing on the Ban the Bomb Treaty being discussed now at the UN.

And lastly, please sign on to Credo Action’s Stop Police Militarization petition here.

Immigrant & Refugee Justice Taskforce
Please call your NYS Assembly Members and ask them to support NYS ASSEMBLY Bill #4050. The GreenLight NY 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, still desperately needs personal hygiene products 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 the Church at 716-885-9443, or go to


REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Progressive program and potluck.
Sundays, 4-7pm. 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. All are welcome.

Interfaith Peace Network
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, breakfast pot-luck 8-9:30am, NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14209 (entrance and parking round back).

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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Many thanks, peace, solidarity, and yes – Love. We shall overcome!!