Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 26, 2018

23] Climate Change Commission (MCCC) Mitigation Working Group – June 27
24] Protest Comcast – June 27
25] Alternatives to Calling the Police – June 27
26] Struggle for autonomy in Washington, D.C. – June 27
27] NPT – June 27
28] New Story Leadership Team – June 27
29] Film “Reinventing Power” – June 27
23] -- Join the Sierra Club on Wed, June 27 at 10 AM at Montgomery Park, 1800 Washington Blvd,, Baltimore,21230, to weigh in on Maryland’s plans to cut climate disrupting pollution and fight for a clean transportation future! The Maryland Climate Change Commission (MCCC) Mitigation Working Group provides critical input to shape Maryland’s environmental policies and is holding a meeting.  Help ensure that Maryland’s major plan to reduce carbon pollution 40% by 2030 includes robust measures to transform our transportation sector into a climate-friendly, clean, safe, and equitable system that works for everyone! Speak Out for Bike, Rail, EV, Clean Equitable Transportation future! Contact Lindsey Mendelson at or 301-277-7111. 

Maryland currently participates in the Transportation and Climate Initiative, a regional partnership to harness a market-based pollution reduction system in our region and drive new investment into mass transit, pedestrian-and bike-friendly communities, smart growth, and electric vehicles and buses. Right now there is a big gap in the investments we need for clean, equitable transportation solutions. At this meeting we have an opportunity to make sure that Maryland’s plans to cut carbon pollution includes a firm and strong commitment to the Transportation Climate Initiative.  At the meeting you will have an opportunity to make a public comment to the Commission and tell them we need to be equitable, inclusive, and invest in community solutions to clean transportation and clean energy. 

24] – Cable companies are sneaking wildly misleading fees onto their customers’ bills — inflating bills far higher than the list price for the service. Consumer Reports members will demand an end to these fees.  More than 115,000 people signed a petition to tell big cable companies to drop the fees. The company receiving the most complaints was Comcast (also known as Xfinity). On Wed., June 27 at 11:30 Am, meet at Comcast’s headquarters in Philadelphia to deliver petitions to 1701 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia 19103.  RSVP at

25] – On Wed., June 27 from noon to 2 PM, DC JWJ’s Lunch With Justice: Alternatives to Calling the Police at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at
D.C. has a higher incarceration rate than any state in the country, and any country in the world according to a new report. Racial disparities exist throughout the criminal justice system, where people of color make up 60% of the prison population. The Sentencing Project finds that "Black and white Americans experience different policing practices. They encounter the police at different rates and for different reasons, and they are treated differently during these encounters."  We all have a role to play to undermine these racial disparities: advocating for alternatives to incarceration and eliminating mandatory minimums, closing the education and wage gap, helping returning citizens access work and services, and examining our own behavior.

26] -- There is a special event -- The struggle for autonomy in Washington, D.C. -- How the history of race and politics informs the current fight for basic rights in DC today.  It features a conversation with Derek Musgrove -- co-author of “Chocolate City” and Associate Professor, UMBC, and Tom Sherwood - co-author of “Dream City” and a current political analyst on WAMU.  Tickets are at It will happen on Wed., June 27 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC 20036.

27] –  On Wed., June 27 from 4 to 7 PM, the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation will host "The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty—The Next 50 Years" with former Sen. Richard Lugar; Sen. Ed Markey (MA); Chris Ford, Department of State; and others in SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building, WDC. RSVP at

28] --  On Wed., June 27 from 6 to 8 , the New Story Leadership Team from Palestine and Israel will share their stories at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill. Visit

29] – Join the Catoctin Sierra Club Group for a screening of the Sierra Club's new documentary “Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom” on Wed., June 27 at 6:30 PM at 14 E Patrick St,, Frederick 21701.  Go to  The film will take the viewer across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what’s broken, rethink what’s possible, and revitalize communities. Critically, Reinventing Power underscores the notion that jobs, economic growth and innovation don’t have to be sacrificed for a clean environment. Over the film’s 50 minutes, it focuses on people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry while exploring various aspects of clean energy from innovation to installation. Contact Kathleen Rall at or (817) 681-4447. 

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

"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

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