Stand for: #RuleofLaw March today, 1~pm Marcy Casino; Remember India 5pm Weds

Dear Friends!            716-332-3904; 716-931-3520         2/19/18

Come on out – #WeShallOvercome; #Si-sePuede!

Today, on not-my-president’s-day, for #RuleofLaw March; be at Marcy Casino, Delaware Park, before 1:30pm start time (down Elmwood & back, over by 2:30pm). Or catch it on Talking Peace Radio Show on WBNY 91.3FM (or or With info re West Valley Nuclear Clean-Up following!)

Weds, 2/21, 5-6:30pm – Remember India Cummings; Erie County Holding Center. Two years after her death from ECHC – Fragrance & Juan songs.
Also Weds, 2/21, 5:30pm Resist Militarism Taskforce/VFP #128 Meeting, Niagara/Porter Public Library.

Thurs, 2/22, two planning meetings:
– 9:30am Planning mtg for Candlelight Vigil for Parkdale at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main St, Buffalo; (actual event 7pm, 3/1, at HTL).
– 5pm Planning mtg for Poor People’s Campaign, WNYPC/NRC Bldg, 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance & pkg round back near bldg.)

LASC Coffeehouse on Puerto Rico on 2/26 (one week from today), and much more. Please check out for the latest post and calendar. And go to our facebook page to check out the events, share, invite, and say you’re coming if you are!

#unitethestruggles             We shall overcome – Together!/Harambe!!

Peace, Thanks, Solidarity, Justice, and yes Love.


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– more event listings (see also calendar & facebook page);
– Taskforce items and campaigns; and
– regularly scheduled events – all in that order.
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No hate, no fear as we are #StillResisting.  #UnitetheStruggles !
Peace, Thanks, Solidarity, and yes Love.    #loveisloveBUF   <3




#RuleofLaw March

February 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Come march to support the #RuleofLaw. March starts at 1:30pm at The Marcy Casino, west on Iroquois Drive to Elmwood, south on Elmwood to Bidwell, left around the block at Bidwell to get back on Elmwood going North, retracing steps back to Marcy Casino starting point (est end-time 2:30pm). No one is above the law. Come out for principle and ethics, and yes #RuleofLaw!! #unitethestruggles #powertothepolls #
Sponsored by PeaceAction Canisius College, (WNY); StandUpWNY; Sister District WNY; WNY Peace Center.

Remember India Cummings

February 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: Erie County Holding Center (10 Delaware Ave) India Cummings was released from the Erie County Holding Center without charge on 17 February 2016, but she was found to be brain-dead when she was examined at the hospital. Come remember her and #sayhername. Come out for real change at the ECHC and Sheriff’s Dept!!

L.A.S.C. WNY Coffeehouse: Puerto Rico

February 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

(at Canisius College Science Hall Lounge, Main at Jefferson). Speakers: Nadia Pizarro and Jose Pizarro, Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Fund Relief efforts- future recovery After September 22nd Puerto Rico was without electricity and clean water, and the government did not respond effectively. Within days, groups formed through the Olivencia and Belle centers to provide info and engage many local services in relief efforts. Come find out more and how to help out now!

Portraits of Struggle Photography
January 26 – February 24 2018; Flux Gallery (1st Floor), CEPA, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. Global Justice Ecology Project and Langelle Photography. Orin Langelle’s new exhibit, *Portraits of Struggle*, captures the efforts of people striving for justice all over the globe (incl in Chiapas, @World Bank & G-8 protest, Indigenous struggles, more).

For more events on the WNYPC calendar go to!




Please call our state senators TODAY (see above) 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


EDUCATION & HUMAN RIGHTS TASKFORCE PEACEJAM has started at Lafayette HS Community School Saturdays 10:30-11:30am. Come for Inspiration, Education, and Action. (NOT ON 2/24 [school vacation]).



Come out to Riverside Salem on Sunday, 2-25 to learn more about Utopian/Dystopian movements from NU professors. See below under regular events.

Action Alert re Stone Dam Road Pipeline: go to



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


Calls are still needed to your NYS Assembly Members to 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 see Dec 11 online presentation mentioned above or 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.



Stand with Sen. Sanders: Rebuild Puerto Rico
The situation is still dire in Puerto Rico. Please go to the link below to see what you can do to Stand with Puerto Rico (and Sen Sanders).

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—Go to for a full report on ways to help.
We also recommend:

Mutual Aid Community Soup Kitchens Paypal address: run by Giovanni Roberto, friend of MaryAnne Grady Flores ( and Puerto Rico activist].

The is another fund governed by many grassroots community groups.
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                   Please give generously – the situations continue to be terrible for many!!

Chenalhó, Chiapas—Humanitarian crisis
This article in the National Catholic reporter gives a brief overview of the situation.

If you would like to help, go to


Join us in promoting the H.A.L.T. Solitary Confinement campaign. Please call your State Senators and Congresspersons and ask them to cosponsor and vote for the bills A. 3080 / S. 4784.
Ways you can help:
RSVP for the upcoming Advocacy Day, March 13, to demand passage of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act:

Sign the petition to support the HALT Solitary Confinement Act:

Encourage your organization to endorse the HALT Solitary Confinement Act:



Weds, 2/21, 5pm Remember India Cummings, #sayhername, 2 years after her death from Erie County Holding Center. At Erie County Holding Center, Delaware and Church, Buffalo. With songs from Frangrance and Juan. Sponsored by the WNY Peace Center.

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.

Join the #BuffaloLLEP movement. It’s easy.

Join the hundreds of Buffalonians who make up the #BuffaloLLEP movement, asking Mayor Byron Brown to make low-level marijuana arrests Buffalo’s lowest level enforcement priority (LLEP).
People across the U.S. recognize what a destructive failure the 40-year “war on drugs” has been. In Buffalo, the news hasn’t sunken in yet, though, as those living in communities of color & low-income areas are still disproportionately targeted by law enforcement for marijuana arrests. Join the #BuffaloLLEP movement to stop these unfair & harmful enforcement tactics!
Learn more.

Each Police District has a Chief and Community Police Meeting. We encourage people to go to them and communicate freely on issues of concern. D District is scheduled for Feb 7, 11am-Noon. 699 Hertel Avenue. Temporary: 205 Esser Avenue. (To check on meeting because of weather 716- 851-4413)



Weds, 2/21, 5:30pm Resist Militarism Taskforce/VFP #128 Meeting, Niagara/Porter Public Library. Planning support for Mumia, traumatized veterans and war resisters, etc.

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.

Please sign on to Credo Action’s Stop Police Militarization petition here.


REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Sunday. Followed by potluck. Sundays, 4-7pm. 2/25, learn more about Utopian/Dystopian movements from NU professors. Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.

Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY. Mondays, 1-4pm. Jim Anderson & Vicki Ross co-hosting. Call-in show! Remote broadcast of #RuleofLaw March; and special guest Lynda Schneekloth re West Valley Nuclear Waste Clean-up. Go to or

Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt. Indigenous support group/allies. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8pm. At Burning Books, 420 CT Ave. All are welcome!!

Interfaith Peace Network
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, breakfast pot-luck **9:30-11am**, 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. Email Charley Bowman with your phone number for him to call and let you know whether (weather 😉 the vigil will take place that particular Friday. Or just show up and bring your own sign if you’re not sure others will be there!!

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. Signs also available. (and you don’t need to be a woman or dress in black 😉

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