“While not a surprise, we are upset and angry about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe V Wade today. Abortion is essential healthcare, and today, thousands of Americans are losing their right to easily access care that is safe and legal,” stated Susan Seibold-Simpson, Executive Director of Southern Tier Women’s Health Services, LLC in Vestal … [Read more...] about Local Abortion Clinic Still Open
Protesting Supreme Court Striking Down Abortion Rights
In response to Friday's Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V Wade, the decision in 1973 that decriminalized abortion in all 50 states. Now each state can criminalize or restrict abortion any way they want, and several states have instantly outlawed abortion, with pre-existing "trigger laws" that take effect instantly. Clinics report that abortion … [Read more...] about Protesting Supreme Court Striking Down Abortion Rights
Free Murals! Want One?
The Dept. of Public Art is looking for boarded up buildings to design and paint temporary murals for each site. Depending on the size there may be opportunities for artists to paint 3-5 projects. "We need permission from property owners to place murals on their building, but there is no other charge," according to Peg Johnston. In addition, a Brooklyn … [Read more...] about Free Murals! Want One?
BCAC Presents July First Friday
Broome County Arts Council Presents July First Friday BINGHAMTON, NY. Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) is pleased to present July’s First Friday Art Walk from 6PM to 9PM in Downtown Binghamton on July 1st, 2022. Some locations have varying hours, please check details below. Most exhibitions are free and open to the public. This month’s First Friday … [Read more...] about BCAC Presents July First Friday
Banned Visits, Beatings, and Bearcats!?
by Ruth Blizard How do the Sheriff’s refusal to resume in-person visitation along with for-profit inmate phone calls enable him to buy military vehicles without dipping into the Broome County budget? Banned in-person visitation: Sheriff Harder has refused to restart face-to-face visits, now that pandemic restrictions have been lowered, despite the … [Read more...] about Banned Visits, Beatings, and Bearcats!?
Truth Pharm: Pass Lifesaving Bills
Truth Pharm Calls on New York State Legislators to Pass Lifesaving Bills VOTER EDUCATION Family members and directly impacted persons from Truth Pharm, a non-profit organization from Binghamton NY, will be joined by other advocates from across New York State for a Rally and Press Conference on Tuesday May 24th, 2022 at 11am, (location: to be … [Read more...] about Truth Pharm: Pass Lifesaving Bills
IMAGINATION FOREST is coming to the Ross Park Zoo!
IMAGINATION FOREST is coming to the Ross Park Zoo! Looking for volunteers to paint/build homes for magical creatures. Binghamton, NY: Envision a magical forest filled with gnome homes, dragon lairs, fairy houses, hobbit holes and pure magic to delight young and the young at heart! “I’m excited to be partnering with the zoo to bring a little magic to … [Read more...] about IMAGINATION FOREST is coming to the Ross Park Zoo!
“Thank you , it is SO good to have books”
Donate to keep books flowing into the Broome County Jail It's amazing what a simple used $5 novel can do. It is, afterall, desperate times in our COVID hotspot jail. Most sections are locked down, meaning women and men often spend 20 hours or more locked in their cages. The jail's mass solitary confinement endangers everyone’s health and sanity. Seeking … [Read more...] about “Thank you , it is SO good to have books”
Free Candidate Training
Vote Run Lead is bringing candidate training to the Southern Tier to host a nonpartisan political leadership training for women right here in Binghamton on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14th. Women who are thinking about running in the future are welcome. Also, for the first time, training for campaign managers. Although focused on NYS, Pennsylvania … [Read more...] about Free Candidate Training
Broome County: Fears of Crime and Reform
On Violence in Broome County: Why is gun violence increasing? And crime not? That’s a paradox that you won’t hear from local media or elected officials. The stories they bleat at us repeat a fearful line: violent crime is escalating and threatens us all, daily. And people across the county and state clearly have a heightened fear of crime as a result. … [Read more...] about Broome County: Fears of Crime and Reform