Baltimore Activist Alert August 26 to 27, 2018
"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center. Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com. If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.
1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Write Reality Winner
5] Pat Elder for Congress
6] Support the Duncan & Porter Hospitality House
7] Buy an Anti-War Veteran hat
8] Canvass for Ben Jealous – Aug. 26
9] The Game of Go – Aug. 26
10] Immigration Advocacy & Action Events – Aug. 26
11] Anne Arundel Green Party Social – Aug. 26
12] Stop Kavanaugh – Aug. 26
13] Migration and Bird Conservation – Aug. 26
14] People's BBQ For the Homeless – Aug. 26
15] Frederick Progressives General Meeting – Aug. 26
16] "Baltimore's Strange Fruit: A Story of Food Apartheid and the Struggle for Sovereignty" – Aug. 26
17] Pass the ERA – Aug. 26
18] Education for Syrian Refugees – Aug, 26
19] Yoga for the Rescue Pups – Aug. 26
20] Protest at the Pentagon – Aug. 27
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in Iraq.
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email 6address to mobuszewski at Verizon.net. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe. It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing. To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at email@example.com.
4] – Green Candidate Pat Elder is Running against Democratic House Whip Steny Hoyer -- firstname.lastname@example.org/301-997-3963. Elder is a life-long peace and justice activist, who will be on the ballot in November. He is a great progressive. Elder calls for shutting down the Chalk Point and Morgantown coal-fired stations in the 5th district. Pat is opposed to Dominion Energy’s terminal at Cove Point and other projects in the 5th. He also demands a cessation of weapons testing in the Potomac and an immediate cleanup of Superfund sites at the Indian Head Naval Warfare Center and Patuxent River Naval Air Station. He calls for subjecting the military’s ongoing environmental degradation to state oversight.
Pat supports Medicare for all, public financing of elections, free community college. Elder supports a living wage; strong measures to correct racial injustice; eliminating the Social Security taxable maximum of $128,400; He advocates for meaningful cuts in military spending and increasing the top tax for folks making more than $2 million to 50%. That’ll pay for everything. Pat supports non-violent, multilateral solutions to the problems facing our country.
Pat plans to capture 5% of the vote and expects to open the political debate. Pat expects to run the most successful Green Party congressional campaign ever. It shouldn’t be too tough. Hoyer is awful. Spread the message on social media. Send in a dollar or two if you can.
5] – Support the Duncan & Porter Hospitality House. What's a house of hospitality without a working kitchen? Donate at https://www.gofundme.com/v2s3h8.
More than 25 years ago Vincent Eirene, of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, opened up his doors to those in need. Vince, now 65, will always put others first and has given back to the community continuously. Avoiding the regulations of official shelters, he maintains an open door policy, working with a few men at a time that usually come from the local food pantry. He helps them with everything from medical care to social services. Vince has been running his open door home on his own disability check and the miracle of generosity. I personally have been helping him secure funding for purchasing the home and keeping it livable, from small touches to large ones. It is currently in need of a new stove. Please help us raise this modest amount before harvest, so the cooking can continue at the Duncan and Porter House of Hospitality.
6] – The labor chorus is ACTIVELY RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS as it begins preparing its 10-Year Anniversary Spring 2019 show. All are welcome (no experience needed), but the chorus is especially interested in augmenting the TENOR, BARITONE, BASS sections. Rehearsals are each Tuesday, 7-9 PM, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cathedral at Read in Mt. Vernon. Please help spread the word to anyone you know who likes to sing and is committed to social justice! Check out the web page: charmcitylaborchorus.org. The ability to read music is strongly encouraged but it is not
7] – Get a good-looking black hat which says Anti-War Veteran in the front and Viva House 50th in the back. The cost is $10. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.
8] – The Baltimore City Canvasses for Ben Jealous, hosted by Baltimore City Democratic Party, will continue until Oct. 28. Canvass on Sun., Aug. 26 at 10 AM at 1023 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201-5403. Tell voters why Ben Jealous is the best gubernatorial candidate for our City! Canvass every Saturday and Sunday with launches at 10 AM and 1 PM!
If you've never canvassed before, it's easy! You'll have talking points on hand, and plenty of seasoned volunteers to support you as you engage with our neighbors across Baltimore. Volunteering is the most important thing we can do to make sure our state has the leadership it needs in Annapolis, and with your help, we'll get that new leadership in November! Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2179351552348279/.
9] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM. On Sun., Aug. 26, the topic is “The Game of Go.” Humans have played the game of go (also known as weiqi, igo, and baduk) for over two thousand years. Though its rules are simple, its strategy is deep and subtle. In this talk, Tevis Tsai, BES Vice President, will discuss the two-thousand year history of the game, the humans that play it, and the computer that usurped a world champion. He’ll also have boards available for those who’d like to try playing the game themselves. Call 410-581-2322 or email email@example.com.
10] – On Sun., Aug. 26 at 10:30 AM and Sun., Sept. 16 at 12:30 PM and Sat., Oct. 13 at 4 PM, participate in Immigration Advocacy & Action Events at ERICA through Oct. 13, 2018, hosted by ERICA and Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E University Pkwy, Baltimore 21218. Join in for a series of community conversations and calls of action, focusing on family separation, unaccompanied children, detention, and advocacy, scheduled between August and October. See https://www.facebook.com/events/215212092491751/.
11] – On Sun., Aug. 26 from 11 AM to 2 PM, get with the Anne Arundel Green Party August Monthly Social at the Pachanga Grill, 8395 Piney Orchard Pkwy., Odenton 21113. Join fellow Greens for some good food and conversation. Liv Romano, the House of Delegate candidate for District 33, will also be there to give an update about her campaign. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/677319792647256/.
12] – On August 26, all across the country, people will stand united in commitment to our freedom and our future to demand that the U.S. Senate stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a lifelong appointment to the Supreme Court. We will #StopKavanaugh. From 11 AM to 1:30 PM get involved in phone banking/letter writing/social media posting in a building in the area (2 shifts to choose from: 11 AM to 12:15 PM or 12:15 to 1:30 PM). Then from 1:30 to 3 PM, rally in Lawyer's Mall, State Circle, Annapolis 21401. RSVP at https://act.moveon.org/event/unite-for-justice/21290/signup/?akid=&zip=&source=foe.
The Unite for Justice Virginia Rally on Sun., Aug. 26 at 11 AM at the Alexandria Market Square. Alexandria 22314 is organized by the Women's Equality Coalition and a wide range of progressive partners across Virginia. Stand with others all over the nation to demand that the U.S. Senate stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a lifelong appointment to the Supreme Court. United, fight to #StopKavanaugh. RSVP at https://act.moveon.org/event/unite-for-justice/21347/signup/?akid=&zip=&source=dk.
Join advocates across the country for the largest protest of a Supreme Court nominee in history. We can stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation by showing up and demanding senators oppose Kavanaugh. Unite for Justice, and rally on Sun., Aug. 26 at 12:30 PM. This will be a celebration of resistance! All concerned people will be gathering outside US Senator Chris Van Hollen's office in Baltimore to call on him to do everything in his power to prevent the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Music and refreshments will help us keep cool. The address is 1900 N. Howard St., Baltimore 21218. RSVP at https://act.moveon.org/event/unite-for-justice/21413/signup/?akid=&zip=&source=nwlc.
13] – On Sun., Aug. 26 from 1 to 3 PM, get involved with Nature Connection: Migration and Bird Conservation, hosted by The Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Rd., Baltimore 21206. This is a day of learning about bird conservation and migration. Baltimore Bird Club Members, Lindsay Jacks, Claire Wayner, Joan Cwi, and Daisy Sudano, will share their knowledge on regional bird migration. Claire will present her award-winning short documentary “Flight to Extinction: The Conflict Between American Progress and the Passenger Pigeon.” The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible. Please consider donating or becoming a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland and visit www.marylandnature.org for more information. See https://www.facebook.com/events/457736961304014/.
14] – On Sun., Aug. 26 from 1 to 4 PM, attend the People's BBQ For the Homeless 2018 at the Phoenix Shot Tower. Shorty is grilling. DONATE at https://www.gofundme.com/people039s-bbq-for-the-homeless-2018. Donations can be tax deductible thru fiscal sponsor: One More One Less Mentoring. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1893951920902396/.
15] – There is a Frederick Progressives General Meeting on Sun., Aug. 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at the C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E Patrick St., Frederick 21701. Check out http://www.progressivemaryland.org/frederick_progressives_general_meeting?utm_campaign=wkmemaug132018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland.
16] – On Sun., Aug. 26 from 2 to 5 PM, see a screening of "Baltimore's Strange Fruit: A Story of Food Apartheid and the Struggle for Sovereignty" at Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202. This is a documentary produced by Black Yield Institute, directed by Eric Jackson and Maddie Hardy. The film explores the intersections of food, land, and race and class politics through personal narrative and social commentary. The film journeys through the historical woes and triumphs of people of African Descent within the food system, while highlighting contemporary efforts to address the complex nature of food apartheid in Baltimore. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/232508623998331/.
17] – On Sun., Aug. 26 at 4 PM, join The CALL - ERA Education Program, hosted by One Rural Woman at Katrina's Dream, PO Box 32003, WDC 20007. Get tickets at www.katrinasdream.org. Help build the groundswell. The collaboration of grassroots organizers, lobbyists, and professionals is dedicated to promoting and educating folks across the United States of America to empowering women around the world. PASS THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT.
There is a NATIONAL WEEKLY SUNDAY CALL at 4 PM with E.R.A. ADVOCATES -- CALL IN NO: 563.999.2090 CONFERENCE NO: 898879#. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1710130249022424/.
18] – On Sun., Aug. 26 from 5 to 8 PM, get over to Rewriting Their Future: Education for Syrian Refugees, hosted by Helping Hand USA at the Muslim Community Center, 15200 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring 20905. Tickets are at hhrd.org. HHRD invites you to a very special opportunity to help Rewrite Their Future. Please join in this fundraising event as we focus efforts on improving the educational opportunities for Syrian children who have been forced to leave their country. Host countries require our help in providing additional resources to accommodate the growing population of school-age children. Purchase event tickets here: https://hhrd.org/buyTickets?eventid=272, or donate online at http://hhrd.org/syria. Tickets are at $15, and dinner is included. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1880092772293574/.
19] – On Sun., Aug. 26 from 7 to 8:30 PM, enjoy a fundraiser Yoga for the Rescue Pups/ FULL MOON YOGA, which is an outdoor class at a beautiful scenic pond, 334 Turner Crossing Rd., Parkton 21120. It continues as BACK TO YOU YOGA on Thurs., Sept. 6 from 9 to 10:15 AM, an outdoor class at Oak Spring Farm on 20633 Mt Zion Rd., Freeland 21053; BARRE & YOGA CROSS TRAIN on Fri., Sept. 7 from 9 to 10:15AM at 17038 Pretty Boy Dam Rd., Parkton; and on Sat., Sept. 8 from 9:30 at 10:45 AM at Aluma Yoga, 10151 York Rd., #108, Cockeysville 21030. Visit https://flexiblewarrior.com/frontpage/events/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/2216590918570918/. Tickets are at flexiblewarrior.com.
20] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Aug. 27, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-882-9649. The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.
To be continued.
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"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