Happy Birthday Frank Cetera!
Support Frank's campaign for Syracuse Councilor at-Large with a birthday donation!
Syracuse is breaking all the wrong records -- we lead the nation in poverty, child lead poisoning, segregation. The entrenched political establishment is unable to offer any long term solutions and we need skilled leadership to help steer us out of these crises. We need leaders like Frank Cetera working for the people's interest in City Hall, someone with experience and with vision, to make sure our collective resources are managed for the good of all.
Frank is committed to economic and community development grounded in justice, cooperation, and sustainability.
Since 2010, Frank has served on the board of Cooperative Federal Credit Union where he is currently the Board President. CFCU is Syracuse's Community Development Credit Union that is mission-based and serves a member base that is over 50% low-income and minority.
Through the Alchemical Nursery, a grassroots organization committed to promoting permaculture, urban food security principals, and just transition principals, Frank has led the development of FOUR community garden sites. He is also a co-founder of the NY Cooperative Network (NYCN), a statewide cooperative business development organization.
Frank the Treasurer of the citywide neighborhood planning board Tomorrow'sNeighborhood Today (TNT) where he just finished leading the organizations' first strategic planning process. Through TNT, Frank has coordinated several projects, just as the Near Westside "Adopt a Trash Can Program" and fundraising to help purchase signs for the OGs Against Violence.
Since the November 2016 election, he has been a key organizer in the effort to develop Sanctuary legislation to make Syracuse a city that does not collaborate with 45's deportation machine (he asked me not to use the T-word...)
And by day, he works as a Certified Business Advisor for the Small Business Development Center at Onondaga County College. Needless to say, he is already working round the clock to make Syracuse a better place to live. But community projects can only go so far...we need a city government that is committed to managing our collective resources for the good of all of us.
Donate to Frank's Birthday Money Bloom to help get him on the Syracuse City Council where his skills and experience can be put to work for all of us!
To create a #SyracuseThatWorks, Frank is committed to:
Funding restorative justice programs in city schools and street intervention programs such as OGs Against Gun Violence based on best practices from around the country.
Keeping wealth in the city through pay-your-share taxation of commuters, and city income earners, to fund city services.
Strengthening the Citizen Review Board for police accountability, and ensuring the legal requirements for diversity of officers.
Fighting for the rights of tenants and all Syracuse residents to live in healthy and safe homes, holding landlords accountable and requiring that city housing inspections test for lead.
Working with citywide "Eds and Meds" anchor institutions to create jobs and worker cooperatives based on successful models in other cities, and developing a pathway for worker ownership through employee purchase of the huge number of retiring Baby Boomer businesses.
Frank is committed to making Syracuse a city that works, where black lives matter, and everyone can have a dignified life. Help Frank get on the City Council with a donation on his birthday!
- Ursula Rozum
Green Party of Onondaga County