22] Phone for Bernie – Feb. 7 -10
23] Israel no to peace – Feb. 8
24] Justice for Natasha McKenna – Feb. 8
25] Lobby for clean energy – Feb. 9
26] No plastic bags – Feb. 9
22] – Bernie's starting to close the gap in the national polls after the amazing finish in Iowa. Can you attend a volunteer event for Bernie to help him win? Here are some local events.
There is Suzanne's phone bank on Sun., Feb. 7ᵗʰ from 5 to 8 PM. Go to https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/4227. Enjoy herbal tea and snacks. No shoes in the house. Two cats live here. Call and tally voter leanings for the volunteers in early primary states. Call Suzanne at 410-464-0497. Her address is 803 E. Lake Ave., Baltimore 21212.
There is Jacob's phone bank on Mon., Feb. 8ᵗʰ from 7 to 9 PM. Call and tally voter leanings for the volunteers in early primary states. His address is 3108 Remington Ave., Baltimore 21211. Go to https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/4x4s.
For Bobby's Phonathon, go to https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/4rvzf. It is on Tues., Feb. 9 from 5 to 7 PM in the North Patterson Park area, 100 Rochester Place, Baltimore 21224. Call 570-506-3007.
And finally there is another phone banking for Bernie: go to https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/4xrq. It is happening on Wed., Feb. 10 from 7 to 10 PM on the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 3300 North Charles St., Baltimore 21218.
Phone bank parties are a fun and important way to help elect Bernie. Remember, you'll need a reliable phone, and a computer or laptop. You can also use a tablet iPad with flash based browser, like Puffin or Photon, or Windows Tablet running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
23] – Come to the Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC, on Mon., Feb. 8 from 11 AM to noon for a discussion of the Palestine/Israel issue. It is one of the most intractable conflicts in history; failures of peace have been attributed to culture, religion, and nationalism. While these factors are rooted in its history, modern-day dynamics continue to impede the peace agreement. Palestinian Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat will provide insight into the successes and failures of peace negotiations with Israel to explore these issues. The discussion will be approached from a Palestinian perspective and will address the role of the U.S. in addition to restrictions placed on the Palestinian Liberation Organization Delegation to the U.S. Email Society for Peace and Conflict Resolution at email@example.com. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/452348454973613/.
24] – Go to the Adult Detention Center, 10520 Judicial Dr., Fairfax, VA on Mon., Feb. 8 at noon to demand justice for Natasha McKenna, who died Feb. 8, 2015 in a Fairfax hospital days after being repeatedly tased while unclothed and restrained by sheriff's deputies at Fairfax Adult Detention Facility. Over the summer, Fairfax County police investigations concluded finding no fault with the six officers directly involved. To date, no officers have been charged or fired for Natasha's death and local government agencies and coalitions continue to call her death an "accident," refusing to #SayHerName instead calling what happened to Natasha "the incident at the ADC." Demonstrate outside on Monday, February 8. We will be demonstrating for about an hour, with signs calling attention to the lack of justice and reminding our community about Natasha McKenna.
In the evening, All Saints Episcopal Church Sharon Chapel, 3421 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, is hosting a vigil for justice for Natasha at 7 PM. The church is about a mile from Huntington Metro. Email SURJnova@gmail.com with your name and cell number if you can give a ride or need a ride.
25] – Come to the Senate Building, Room 1, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401, on Mon., Feb. 8 from 5 to 7:30 PM and join Chesapeake Climate Action Network for its first regional lobby night bringing together Marylanders from across the state. Converge on Annapolis to let you legislators know that THIS is the year to stand up for wind, solar, and good green jobs -- and pass the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Acts. The event will include training and information sessions before meeting with delegates and legislators so that lobbyists are prepared. Go to http://org.salsalabs.com/o/423/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=85235.
26] – Last fall, The Story of Stuff Project teamed up with Trash Free Maryland to study plastic pollution in Chesapeake Bay. Trash Free Maryland, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, and Blue Water Baltimore are looking to pass a state law to prevent plastic bag pollution. Plastic bags, though recyclable, are hardly ever recycled. That's because the market for recycled content is way underwater. And as result, plastic bags litter our waters, our streams, and are caught in trees. The price of convenience isn't sustainable and it's not worth destroying our watersheds. Come to a Mardi Gras Rally to kick off a Lenten fast from Plastic Bags and show the Maryland General Assembly our support for the Bag Ban this legislative session on Tues., Feb. 9 from 9 to 11 AM in Lawyers Mall, 101 College Ave., Annapolis 21401. Go to https://act.myngp.com/forms/6955229751223060480?midqs=-3662833871935766528.
To be continued.
Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs