Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 16 - 20, 2022

32] Lobby for cannabis -- Feb. 16 - 17

33] “Intersectionality in Practice” – Feb. 16

34] Converse with Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- Feb. 16  

35] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – Feb. 16 – 19

36] Black American history sites – Feb. 16

37] The Year Ahead – Feb. 16

38] Voter Protection phone bank with Common Cause – Feb. 16 - 19

39] Phone bank for Green New Deal champion Jessica Cisneros -- Feb. 16

40] Our Revolution phone bank – Feb. 16 - 17

41] Our Revolution phone bank to Texas voters – Feb. 16 - 20

42] Kazu Haga's Healing Resistance – Feb. 16

43] The Boys Who Said NO! – Feb. 16

43] Medicare for All Meet & Greet – Feb. 16

45] Black Alliance for Peace – Feb. 16

46] Jews United for Justice Maryland Community meeting – Feb. 16

47] Meet Jessica Cisneros – Feb. 16

48] Meet and Greet with Nina Turner – Feb. 16


32] – On Wed., Feb. 16 starting at 8 AM and Thurs., Feb. 17 starting at 8 AM, Progressive Maryland is partnering Marijuana Policy Project, Maryland NORML, Our Revolution Maryland, and the Working Families Party to host two virtual Cannabis Legislation Lobby Days! If you’re available to join a meeting with lawmakers for any length of time either day, register at  You will receive a follow up to confirm what time(s) you’re available.

33] – Jasmine Owens [] wants you to join Physicians for Social Responsibility on Wed., Feb. 16 at 1 PM ET for the third and FINAL #DemandAccess series event, “Intersectionality in Practice.”  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting:  PSR did a survey calling for young health professionals 18-35 who would like to help lead this campaign.

34] – Vinay Krishnan, CPD Action [] wants you to participate in a conversation with Senator Warren on Wed., Feb. 16 at 1 PM ET. Last week, President Biden again renewed his commitment to lowering prescription drug prices and to deliver affordable care for people in this country. But more than a year into his presidency, this Congress and administration have failed to take the necessary steps to provide our communities with the care they need. Resident at

35] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew – on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Wed., Feb. 16, Thurs., Feb. 17, Fri., Feb. 18 and Sat., Feb. 19. The times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM, 6 to 7 PM, and 7 to 8 PM EDT. Sign up at  

36] – The Trust for Public Land [] wants you to join a Park Bench Chat on Wed., Feb. 16 at 3 PM ET.  Hear remarkable stories behind Black history and culture sites. Learn about the potential Black American history sites hold to enrich all communities. ͏ ͏Explore how protecting and interpreting lands and spaces can help us honor and illuminate Black American history and culture.  REGISTER at

37] – Kate Schwanhausser, Food & Water Watch [] wants you to join in on Wed., Feb. 14 from 3 to 4 PM ET for The Year Ahead: Winning our Food, Water & Climate Goals. Save your seat at 

38] – Join in on Voter Protection phone banks with Common Cause on Wed., Feb. 16 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM, Thurs., Feb. 17 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, Fri., Feb. 18 from 4 to 6 PM ET, and Sat., Feb. 19 from noon to 2 PM, 1 to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET and call constituents in Republican states to connect them to their Senators to hold them accountable for blocking voting rights. Register at Get involved with Voter Protection Phone banks with Common Cause and call voters in targeted states and connect them to their senators to drive calls of accountability and appreciation around the vote on the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. And begin to advocate for No Excuse Absentee Voting in Delaware and recruit poll monitors for the Texas primary.

39] –Help out on Sundays and Wednesdays through the end of February (times vary). On Wed., Feb. 16 from 6 to 8 PM and Sun., Feb. 20 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Phone bank for Green New Deal champion Jessica Cisneros in Texas’ 28th Congressional district! Sign up at

40] – Our Revolution [] would like you to phone bank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. There are more than 8 million voters across the country who identify as progressive. These numbers suggest progressives can win at every level of government, but the voters must go to the polls! Sign up to join the Our Revolution phonebank force at  Sign up for Wed., Feb. 16 and Thurs., Feb. 17.

41] – Our Revolution [] would like you to phone bank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. These calls are to voters in Texas where the election is on March 1.  Help elect progressive. Sign up to join the Our Revolution phonebank force at  Phone bank on Feb. 16, Feb. 17, Feb. 19 and Feb. 20.

42] – Baltimore Peacebuilders [] is hosting a Book Study which continues on Wed., Feb. 16  at 7 PM ET about Kazu Haga's Healing Resistance.  The last date for the Book Study is March 2. Register at  Healing Resistance can be purchased at this LINK:

43] – The Committee for the Republic is doing a movie salon for The Boys Who Said NO! It will happen on Wed., Feb. 16 at 7 PM ET with director Judith Ehrlich and Daniel Ellsberg who received the Committee’s Defender of Liberty Award to Daniel Ellsberg.  RSVP at  The Film Link is at  The password (with a zero) is C4RRB0Y5. The Zoom Link is  This film is a new documentary by Judith Ehrlich, who directed The Most Dangerous Man in America about Dan Ellsberg. Judith salutes the valorous young men who burned their draft cards and served prison time to avoid complicity in the Vietnam War horrors epitomized by the screaming Napalm girl. Among other things, the cinematic masterpiece features marquee personalities like David Harris, Joan Baez, and Muhammad Ali. Ms. Baez’s lyrical soprano voice alone is well worth the price of admission!

44] – On Wed., Feb. 16 from 7 to 8 PM ET, join the Maryland Progressive Healthcare Coalition (MDPHC) for a Medicare for All Meet & Greet! After focusing for the past few months on advocating for the Medicare Expansion provisions of Build Back Better, the coalition is shifting back to its foundational mission of achieving Medicare for All nationally. RSVP at

45] Join Massachusetts Peace Action on Wed., Feb. 16 at 7  PM EDT for a webinar discussion with Ajamu Baraka, the National Organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace. BAP was founded on April 4, 2017, 50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr’s historic Riverside Church anti-war speech. Baraka stated then that BAP’s purpose is”to recapture and redevelop the historic anti-war, anti-imperialist, and pro-peace positions of the radical black movement.”  Baraka will use an anti-imperialism lens to address 1) US involvement in Africa and the BAP ‘Shut Down AFRICOM’ campaign, 2) the US push for dominance of China and the threat of a cold, or hot, war, 3) the development of BAP since its founding nearly five years ago, as well as other issues and BAP campaigns. Register at

46] – Laura Wallace [] suggests that you should join in on Wed., Feb. 16 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM ET for a Jews United for Justice Maryland Community meeting.  There have already been lots of twists and turns this legislative session - including changes to Senate testimony guidelines and protocols - and as the legislative session continues, there will be more.  There is only one month away from Crossover Day, which is the deadline for bills to move from one chamber of the General Assembly to the other through normal order. Bills that don't pass through either chamber will need to go through a more complicated process and will therefore face a more difficult path to full passage.  At this meeting, you can join JUFJ 101 for newer folks, and a schmooze session for returning JUFJers at 7:30 PM. The full meeting will begin at 8 PM, and there will be a discussion of campaign updates, testimony, upcoming events and organizing opportunities, and where to take urgent action. Go to

47] – Lilly Dragnev, Peace Action [] is inviting you on Wed., Feb. 16 from 8 to 8:30 PM ET to meet Jessica Cisneros, a pro-peace candidate running for Congress in the 28th district in Texas.  The primary in Texas is just around the corner – March 1st. Meanwhile, a federal grand jury continues to issue subpoenas for Rep. Henry Cuellar, his wife, and staffers. This man has gotten too cozy with shady international corporations, and this is our chance to vote him out and replace him with a progressive, pro-peace candidate! Register at

48] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to attend on Wed., Feb. 16 at 9 PM ET a Meet and Greet with Nina Turner. PDA has endorsed Nina's run for Congress in OH-11. Register at

To be continued.

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