31] Support HR 1 – Dec. 19 & 20
32] Food Rescue – Dec. 19
33] Human Rights at the Local Level in North Korea – Dec. 19
34] Food Rescue – Dec. 19
35] Volunteer at Miriam’s Kitchen – Dec. 19
36] Black Lives Matter at School – Dec. 19
37] Networking at the Living Classrooms Foundation -- Dec. 19
38] Board of Education Meeting – Dec. 19
39] Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar launch – Dec. 19
40] Food Rescue – Dec. 20
41] Homeless Memorial Vigil – Dec. 20 - 21
42] December Civilian Review Board Meeting -- Dec. 20
43] Take Action AAC meeting – Dec. 20
31] -- Build on the national movement to undo the harm of decisions like Citizens United and get Big Money out of politics. The first order of business for the incoming DEMOCRATIC-controlled U.S. House will be a vote on HR 1 — a comprehensive package of democracy reforms that includes restoring the Voting Rights Act, implementing automatic voter registration, supporting the overturn of Citizens United, ending partisan gerrymandering, and much more. To help pass HR 1 and all the reforms it promises, people are dropping by district offices of incoming members of Congress. Urge them to prioritize democracy reform when they get back to D.C. in January.
Meet with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton at her Capitol Hill Office, 2136 Rayburn HOB, WDC, on Wed., Dec. 19 at 11 AM. RSVP at http://act.pfaw.org/event/declaration-american-democracy-district-visits/14/signup/?akid=&source=.
There is a noon Drop In Visit on Thurs., Dec. 20 at Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton's Office, 90 K St. NE, #100, WDC 20002. RSVP at http://act.pfaw.org/event/declaration-american-democracy-district-visits/96/signup/?akid=&source=.
There is a noon Drop In Visit at Rep Anthony Brown's Office, 2666 Riva Rd., Annapolis 21401 on Thurs., Dec. 20. RSVP at http://act.pfaw.org/event/declaration-american-democracy-district-visits/68/signup/?akid=&source=.
On Thurs., Dec. 20 at noon, there is a Drop In Visit at Congressman Anthony Brown’s office, US House of Representatives, WDC 20515. RSVP at http://act.pfaw.org/event/declaration-american-democracy-district-visits/23/signup/?akid=&source=.
There is a 4 PM Drop In Visit at Rep Andy Harris's Office, 100 Olde Point Village, Chester, MD 21619 on Thurs., Dec. 20. RSVP at http://act.pfaw.org/event/declaration-american-democracy-district-visits/63/signup/?akid=&source=.
32] – On Wed., Dec. 19 at noon and every Wednesday until Feb. 6, 2019, get food at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211. This is hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/327125147795282/.
33] – On Wed., Dec. 19 from 2 to 4 PM at the National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, WDC 20045, hear from Author ROBERT COLLINS about DENIED FROM THE START: Human Rights at the Local Level in North Korea. Discussants are DAVID MAXWELL, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Board Member, HRNK; JUNG PAK, Senior Fellow and SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies, The Brookings Institution. Email Rosa Park, HRNK Director of Programs, at email@example.com. Check out https://mailchi.mp/1755a9ed1e01/hrnk-invitation-denied-from-the-start-by-robert-collins-wed-1219-200pm?e=16102f55c7. Visit https://mailchi.mp/1755a9ed1e01/hrnk-invitation-denied-from-the-start-by-robert-collins-wed-1219-200pm?e=16102f55c7.
34] – On Wed., Dec. 19 at 2 PM, and every Wednesday until July 24, 2019, School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore will give out food at 1412 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21213. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2105994779640314/.
35] – On Wed., Dec. 19 at 4 PM, Volunteer at Miriam's Kitchen, hosted by Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037. And also volunteer on Wed., Dec. 26 at 6 AM. Get tickets at miriamskitchen.volunteerhub.com. Miriam's Kitchen works to end chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C. Advocate for permanent supportive housing as a long-term solution, while meeting short-term needs by providing healthy meals and high-quality social services to the chronically homeless. Volunteers help to make these programs possible. Contact Jean Yablon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
36] – On Wed., Dec. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, catch up with Black Lives Matter at School: Open House, hosted by Teaching for Change, 1832 11th St. NW, WDC 20001. D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice, Center for Inspired Teaching, and many other D.C. area organizations are organizing a Black Lives Matter Week of Action in our communities. Come for an open house where educators will receive a FREE book and materials for lessons during the week of action! Learn more about the week of action and sign up to participate at http://bit.ly/blmdc2019. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2303668086572844/.
37] – On Wed., Dec. 19 from 6 to 9 PM, get over to LinkedInLocal Baltimore, hosted by Namaste Networking and Living Classrooms Foundation, 802 S. Caroline St., Baltimore 21231. Tickets are $15! #LinkedInLocal is a meetup concept in over 350+ cities world-wide. It was created with the purpose to unite people from all walks of life, in one facilitated event, to genuinely get to know the humans behind the LinkedIn profiles, and connect beyond the job titles, business cards and company names. These events are curated to bring our tribes together and remind ourselves why it's important to connect out of the digital world. How our job titles, degrees and backgrounds are just a fraction of who we are and that we have the capacity to be more and to do more when surrounded by the right people. Learn more at www.linkedlocally.com. See https://www.facebook.com/events/189493088665750/.
38] – On Wed., Dec. 19 at 7 PM, there is an Anne Arundel County Public Schools Board of Education Meeting, 2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis 21401. The Shady Side Elementary School Cell Tower Proposal will be discussed as an Action Item (6.02 on agenda). Anticipate this being a lengthy meeting as Superintendent Arlotto will also be presenting the operating budget for fiscal year 2020. Go to https://www.boarddocs.com/mabe/aacps/Board.nsf/Public and https://www.facebook.com/events/2096684693745299/.
39] – On Wed., Dec. 19 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get over to hear about the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar launch & Political Prisoner letter writing, hosted by Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. Join Certain Days for the annual holiday card writing event plus the Certain Days 2019 Calendar launch party! Send dozens of holiday cards and birthday cards to political prisoners in time for the end of the year – a time of year that can be particularly lonely for those on the inside.
Celebrate the launch of the 2019 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar! The calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal, Hamilton, New York and Baltimore, in partnership with a political prisoner being held in a maximum-security prison in New York State, David Gilbert. Check out www.certaindays.org. The proceeds from the Certain Days 2019 calendar will be divided among these groups: Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Palestine), Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) and other groups in need. See https://www.facebook.com/events/305392523407603/.
40] – On Thurs., Dec. 20 from 4 to 5 PM, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore, every Thursday until Feb. 7, 2019 at the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/178973439543642/.
41] – On Thurs., Dec. 20 at 5 PM through Fri., Dec. 21 at noon, be at the People for Fairness' Homeless Memorial Vigil, hosted by Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037. Every year, too many homeless neighbors die of preventable and manageable diseases without the dignity of a home. The People for Fairness Coalition will host the Sixth Annual Overnight Homeless Vigil to remember those who we lost and to rally for an end to homelessness. Help end housing instability in D.C. There will be a Candlelight Procession at 5 PM starting at Luther Place Church, 1226 Vermont Ave. NW and ending at Freedom Plaza. The Overnight Vigil is from Thursday at 7 PM through Friday at 11 AM in Freedom Plaza, across the street from the John A. Wilson Building: 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Then there will be an Advocacy Training and Council Walk-around on Fri., from 9 to 11 AM outside the Wilson Building. See ttps://www.facebook.com/events/337203793501088/.
42] -- On Thurs., Dec. 20 from 6 to 9 PM, attend the December Civilian Review Board Meeting, hosted by Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, 7 E Redwood St., Baltimore 21202. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/2557177520991611/.
43] – On Thurs., Dec. 20 from 7 to 8:30 PM, come to a December Chapter Meeting, hosted by Take Action AAC at the Edgewater Community Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater 21037. Discuss issues in Education, Immigration and the Environment as well as new issues at a county level. See https://www.facebook.com/events/258741051474403/.
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] comcast.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