It's going to be a beautiful weekend in Syracuse! Can you join Frank Cetera and our campaign Street Team for some door-to-door outreach on Syracuse's Northside on Saturday? We're meeting up at 12:30 at Biscotti's on North Salina and from there, we'll go out door knocking in pairs to talk with voters about the upcomingCommunity Listening Forum (Thursday at the 754 Barber Shop) and to let them know about Frank's candidacy AND to invite them to add their name to a new effort we are involved with -- the Urban Jobs Task Force campaign for a local hiring ordinance (more info below).
If you can join our street team for a couple of hours on Saturday, please RSVP here so we know to expect you!
Urban Jobs Task Force - Local Hiring Campaign
The Green Party of Onondaga County is part of the Urban Jobs Task Force and we are working together to build support for a local hiring ordinance (Sign and share the petition here).
Too many Syracuse residents are struggling to find work and a very simple way to ensure that public spending is used to hire Syracuse city residents is a local hiring ordinance. The Resident Employment Ordinance would require city contractors for construction, service and public works projects (over $100,000) to employ city residents for at least 20% of the contracted work force hours and half of those hours would need to go residents of distressed neighborhoods. This is a very modest but significant step in expanding job opportunities to those who need them most. We'll be sharing more information about this campaign in the coming weeks but in the meantime, you can sign the petition online and join us going door to door, as we discuss Frank's candidacy for City Council and ask resident to add their voice to the Urban Jobs Task Force petition demanding that city residents get more city funded jobs.
Frank is off to a strong start and we are very grateful to all the friends and supporters who have been donating and volunteering -- thank you! Please don't wait to get involved! The more the merrier. Hope to see you soon!