Went to a very educational discussion on the consensus plan this morning. I've often heard it said "people always pay close attention to national politics and not local politics- and it is the LOCAL politics that really affects them."
I just want to double down, or if possible quadruple down on that statement. So much of what affects your day to day environment is decided at the city, county, and state level. That is the reason my campaign slogan is 'Get Involved', because I want to encourage you all to get involved.
A good way to start is put syracuse.com as 'see first' in your FB feed. Another is to reach out to your local committee, be they Democrat, Republican, Green, or other. Another is to join groups like CNY Solidarity that work in grassroots resistance.
I've become particularly fond of the phrase: 'If you're not at the table, you may wind up on the menu.' It's true, politics responds to constituent demand. Now is an incredibly important time for Syracuse politics, a lot of 100 year decisions are coming up that will affect our city for decades to come.
So at the risk of being redundant, I encourage you- Get Involved.
A LOT to be proud of! Thanks for info Terry!
For all of you Bridge Jumpers.... a little perspective.........
-Syracuse is the 18th winningest program in Division 1-A college football history
Only ND (13), USC (12), and Ohio St (9) have more members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame than Syracuse (8)
-Syracuse is one of 16 BCS schools with at least 18 representatives in the College Football Hall of Fame
-Syracuse is one of only 8 schools that have won NCAA national championships in football and basketball.
-Syracuse is the 5th winningest program in Division I college basketball history, trailing only Kentucky, UNC, Kansas and Duke
-Syracuse has the 6th highest winning percentage in Division I college basketball history
-Syracuse has 46 consecutive winning seasons in basketball, the longest active streak in Division I
-Only Syracuse, Duke and Kansas have been to at least one Final Four in each of the last 5 decades
-Only Syracuse, Duke and Kentucky have had at least one player drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft the Past 5 Years
-Syracuse has 11 NCAA National Championships in men's lacrosse, more than any other program in the country.
Just want to take a moment to shout out the amazing NY Bernie network. Through out the campaign I connected with other organizers through out the state; and I'm so psyched to see Mary Lupien running for office in Rochester, Brian Nowak running in the Buffalo area, and Keith A. Rubino running in Herkimer.
Next weekend the statewide movement has the NYPAN conference in Binghamton, March 26, with Lauren Livingston and other statewide organizers.
I thought I'd take a moment to recognize. Not sure people are aware the network remains engaged and active. The struggle continues. #stillsanders