Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 9 -- March 28, 2019

35] Annapolis Summit – Jan. 9
36] LGBTQ Dems share their legislative priorities – Jan. 9
37] The Clean Energy Jobs Act Rally – Jan. 9
38] Help deliver the Sierra Club's legislative priorities – Jan. 9
39] Food Rescue – Jan. 9
40] Daily Adoption Event -- Jan. 9
41] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – Jan. 9
43] Take Action AAC meeting – Jan. 9
44] Maryland Food Bank Benefit through Mar. 28
45] Urban Farmer Skill Share – Jan. 10
46] Rally to End the Government Shutdown – Jan. 10
47] Recent Climate Change Report – Jan. 10
48] Food Rescue – Jan. 10
49] State of Muslim Rights in the US War on Terror – Jan. 10
50] Solar Co-op Webinar – Jan. 10
51] Salt Everywhere - Impact on Streams -- Jan. 10
35] – The Daily Record and The Marc Steiner Show are once again co-hosting the Annapolis Summit on Wed., Jan,, 9, which is Opening Day of the Maryland State Legislature. It will run from 7:30 to 9:30 AM starting with a Continental Breakfast & Networking.  Then there will be interviews with Gov. Larry Hogan, Sen. Mike Miller & Delegate Michael Busch.  The summit takes place at Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis.  See https://thedailyrecord.com/annapolis-summit/.

36] – On Wed., Jan. 9 at 10:45 AM, check out The Ambassadors Series: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-South Korean Relations, hosted by the Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 400, WDC 20004, with Cho Yoon-je, the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to the United States. The conversation will be moderated by Walter Russell Mead, the Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship at Hudson. Forged in blood during the Korean War, the Korea-U.S. Alliance has grown stronger over the last decade. The free trade agreement between the two countries has markedly increased trade and investment since it came into effect in 2012 and was successfully upgraded in 2018. Diplomacy between the two nations is also underlined by shared national security concerns, including the goal of complete denuclearization and permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula. Go to https://www.hudson.org/events/1641-the-ambassadors-series-opportunities-and-challenges-for-u-s-south-korean-relations12019.

37] – Call on Governor Hogan to join the Maryland General Assembly in passing Maryland’s top climate bill: Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act.  The Clean Energy Jobs Act Rally: MD is ALL IN for 100% Renewable Energy is on Wed., Jan. 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. The first day of Maryland legislative session, near Lawyer's Mall, in the grassy area on the southeast side of the House of Delegates, College Ave, Annapolis. RSVP to dlipinski@mdlcv.org.  With 84 pledged supporters in the House and 30 in the Senate, the bill is poised to pass with a "supermajority." The Clean Energy Jobs Act is Maryland’s answer to combating climate change. It would commit us to 50% renewable power by 2030 and create a just and equitable pathway to 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2040. It would also invest millions of dollars in workforce development and make sure to keep electricity bills low.

On Wed., Jan. 9 from 11 AM to noon, gather outside the House of Delegates, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401 to tell your representatives in Annapolis that you support the Clean Energy Jobs Act! In addition to spurring economic development and creating jobs in a 21st Century clean energy economy, it will increase local Maryland solar to a robust 14.5% of all electricity used in the state by 2030. Your voice needs to be heard to make sure we pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act this year! RSVP at https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/maryland/get-involved-with-solar-united-neighbors-of-maryland/advocate-for-solar-in-maryland/rsvp-for-the-clean-energy-jobs-act-rally/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=eblast&utm_campaign=advocacy&utm_content=maryland&utm_term=cleanenergyjobsrally&ms=email-eblast-advocacy-maryland-cleanenergyjobsrally.

38] – On Wed., Jan. 9 from 11:30 AM to 2 PM the Sierra Club will be advocating for ambitious climate action, solutions to our plastics pollution problem, protections for our waterways against fracked gas infrastructure, responsible clean transportation solutions, and so much more! Help deliver the Sierra Club's legislative priorities to each legislator. Meet inside the Maryland House of Delegates Office Building, Public Lounge, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis. Advocacy matters, and you can make a difference! Make sure you bring your photo ID! You need it to get through the security system at the House of Delegates and State Senate buildings. Contact Mark Posner at legislation@mdsierra.org or (301) 801-1585.

39] – On Wed., Jan. 9 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/.

40] – On Wed., Jan. 9 at noon and through Tues., Jan. 22, there is a daily adoption event at the Alexandria PETCO, hosted by Last Chance Animal Rescue, 6612 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22306-6601. Adoptable pups and kitties are available for same day adoption. Animals are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on age appropriate vaccines.  The event runs until 7 PM, except on Sundays when it ends at 6 PM.

To see available animals at the daily event, check out the daily adoption event album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1757671494266953.1073742016.150481478319304&type=1&l=f34e614efe. To get the process started, submit an application today: https://www.lastchanceanimalrescue.org/adoption-request-form/.

Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of this event; pre-event set-up, adoption counselors to animal handlers and so much more! To sign up, email your full name and phone number to volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/539328706536665/.

41] – On Wed., Jan. 9 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/.

42] – On Wed., Jan. 9 at 7 PM, hear BRUCE CAMPBELL present “THE LAC-MÉGANTIC RAIL DISASTER: PUBLIC BETRAYAL, JUSTICE DENIED" at Red Emma's. Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to https://www.redemmas.org/. The 2013 Lac-Mégantic crude oil train disaster killed 47 people and destroyed an entire Quebec town: this new book uncovers new details about what happened, how it happened, who was responsible, and why it can happen again. Crude-by-rail traffic is an urgent issue at the intersection of climate change, worker’s rights, and public safety and it's been a big topic of debate in Baltimore for years. Earlier this year, the City Council passed a bill banning new crude oil terminals in the city, but crude oil trains continue to pose a danger to the city, particularly as we see the repeated failures of our infrastructure such as the most recent 26th St collapse. 

43] – On Wed., Jan. 9 at 7 PM at the Edgewater Community Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD 21037, Take Action AAC is hosting Jennifer Dwyer, Progressive Maryland Development & Policy Director and Eve Hurwitz, Director of March on Maryland, as featured speakers. Jen will talk about the upcoming legislative session and priority bills that impact the lives of women. Eve will be talking about the paid family leave bill. Also to be discussed will be upcoming actions for education, environment, small cell tower/wireless, and healthcare at a state and county level.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/261617461183755/.

44] – On Thurs., Jan. 10 through Sun., Mar. 31, 2019, there is a Maryland Food Bank Benefit, hosted by The Admirals Cup - Fells Point, Baltimore, 1647 Thames St., Baltimore 21231. Do we give so we shall receive, or give because it feels good?  Giving has never felt better or made a more significant impact than this unique opportunity. The Maryland Food Bank and Harbor Magic Hotels presents “HOLIDAY GIVEBACK.”   Experience the adventures of the Fells Point at one of the two beautiful Harbor Magic Hotels: The Admiral Fell Inn or the Inn at Henderson’s Wharf.  Gracefully awaken to the aromas and tastes of a fabulous breakfast and set sail on your day in one of the most amazing places in America. Harbor Magic is donating 10% of dollars generated from this promotion to benefit the Maryland Food Bank. BOOK NOW at https://www.admiralfell.com/en-us/packages/maryland-food-bank-holiday-giveback-special?page_id=4266673. Call (410) 534-5555. See https://www.facebook.com/events/349755175583179/.

45] – On Thurs., Jan. 10 from noon to 1 PM, participate in a Skill Share with Farmer Nell of City Weeds at the Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 East North Ave., Baltimore 21202. Dominic Nell is an Urban Farmer and Baltimore Based health advocate. Nell is a 2017 Red Bull Amaphiko Fellow & spoke at Impact Hub Baltimore Stories of Strength Summit in the summer of 2018 about the effects of slavery on the health of African-American people today.

This event is FREE & open to the public. Interested in presenting a Skill Share of your own in 2019, email Alanah@baltimore.impacthub.net with the subject line (Skill Share). Did you know that Impact Hub Baltimore is a community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals to take collaborative action and drive positive change in Baltimore and beyond? Want to become a member? Email Joe@baltimore.impacthub.net. Get all these answers and more in our FIRST ever Impact Report: https://issuu.com/michellegeiss/docs/ihb-report-final. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2395018670573487/.

46] -- On Thurs., Jan. 10 from noon to 2 PM, join a Rally to End the Government Shutdown, hosted by National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) at the AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW, WDC 20006. This is a union-led rally to protest the continuing shutdown and resulting furloughs that are financially hurting 800,000 federal employees and families. There will be a brief march to the White House after hearing from keynote speakers including furloughed federal employees, union Leaders, and Members of Congress. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2162568740504486/.

47] – On Thurs., Jan. 10 from 1 to 2 PM, catch a talk Recent Climate Change Report presented by Dr. Fred Lipschultz, hosted by Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC 20036. Tickets are at events.r20.constantcontact.com. At 12:15 PM, lunch will be served. The average global temperature is much higher and rising more rapidly than “anything modern civilization has experienced,” according to a new US government report that delivers a dire warning about our future. Thousands more could die, food will be scarcer, and the US economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars — or, in the worst-case scenario, more than 10% of its GDP — by the end of the century. Released on Black Friday in November, the Fourth National Climate Assessment was put together by the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), a team of 13 federal agencies. The report breaks down the possible impact of climate change by region and looks at the effects that climate change will have on public health, the economy and the infrastructure. Here in the Northeast, we can expect increases in rainfall intensity, rising temperatures and more premature deaths, hospital admissions, and emergency department visits. Dr. Fred Lipschultz, Senior Scientist at USGCRP and Regional Coordinator of the Third and Fourth National Climate Assessments, will describe the key takeaways of the study and the actions already taken by Northeastern towns, cities, counties, and states in response to the fast changing climate.

The PRICE is $25 for members; and $30 for non-members.  It is $15 for Young Dems, and $10 just for the lecture.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/226291018269102/.

48] – On Thurs., Jan. 10 from 4 to 5 PM, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore, every Thursday until Feb. 7, 2019, come to 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/.

49] – On Thurs., Jan. 10 from 6 to 8:30 PM, catch the State of Muslim Rights in the US War on Terror, hosted by Defending Rights & Dissent at the Public Welfare Foundation Inc., 1200 U St. NW, WDC 20009.  From drones, to proxy wars, to CIA Black Sites, to Communication Management Units, Muslims domestically in the US and around the globe have continued to be targeted under the guise of the War on Terror seventeen years after its onset. The panel will be moderated by Kristin Garrity Sekerci and will begin with a keynote from Dr. Maha Hilal (Justice for Muslims Collective), and followed by a panel featuring Darakshan Raja (Justice for Muslims Collective), Aliya Hussain (Center for Constitutional Rights), and Aya Saed (Center for Constitutional Rights).  The panel will speak to the impacts of the War on Terror on Muslims, both in its current manifestations under the Trump administration and its systemic nature, while addressing the role of institutionalized Islamophobia as part and parcel of the post 9/11 national security apparatus.  Artwork painted by Guantanamo prisoners will also be on display.

The event is also sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Rights, Witness Against Torture, and CodePink.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/987314708125168/permalink/991566907699948/.

50] – On Thurs., Jan. 10 from 7 to 8 PM, get involved with a Solar Co-op Webinar - The Woodlands, hosted by Solar United Neighbors, 1115 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20005.  Tickets are zoom.us.  Are you interested in adding solar to your home? Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kegX8qrER5i8BKbP_tvASw.  Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1893211414135129/.

51] – On Thurs., Jan. 10 from 7 to 8:30 PM, attend the Conservation Café: Salt Everywhere - Impact on Streams, hosted by Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase 20815. Tickets are at anshome.org. Hear Dr. Sujay Kaushal, Associate Professor of Biogeochemistry, University of Maryland College Park. He'll explain how road salt is affecting the health of our streams and waterways. Director of Conservation Eliza Cava will discuss some of the efforts in the region to use less road salt. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2319513084994930/.

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

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