Saturday, April 2, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 3 – 5, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 3 – 5, 2022

"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.

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If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Get involved with NCNR   

4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

5] House cleaner needed

6] A friend needs a house or an apartment to rent

7] Poor People’s Low Wage Workers’ Assembly” – April 3 - 4

8] Poetry Salon – April 3

9] Friends of Logan Endow are hosting a canvass – April 3 

10] Canvass with Brooke in Montgomery County – April 3

11] Progressive Town Hall – April 3

12] Voter Protection phone bank with Common Cause – April 3

13] Winona LaDuke delivers keynote address– April 3

14] Public Citizen strategy call – April 3 

15] Protest at the Pentagon – April 4

16] Walk for Peace and Nuclear Abolition – April 4

17] Rally to Cancel Student Debt April 4


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  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

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 U.S. wars.

  To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

4] – Max is in need of a garage or a storage space.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – Is there a woman in the Baltimore area who does house cleaning?  This assignment would be on an irregular basis with several hours per week.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

6] – A friend, Brendan Walls, has to move out of a rented home on March 1.  So he is looking for housing and wants to live south of the Baltimore beltway, east of US 95 and north of Route 214.  Do you know of a house or apartment in the Annapolis area with as much peace and quiet as I can get for no more than $1800 a month? He does not mind pet sitting, house sitting, keeping someone company or community living.  Let me know if you have a lead on a home or apartment for Brendan to rent.  Thanks for giving this your consideration. Reach Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski 2001 at Comcast dot net.

7] – Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis [] hope that you will join them first on Sun., April 3 at 10 AM when Bishop Barber will deliver “The Moral Mandate for a Mass Poor People’s Low Wage Workers’ Assembly” during morning worship at National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, WDC 20005. RSVP at  Email

  Then on Mon., April 4, live from the National Press Club, the Poor People’s Campaign will release a groundbreaking report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on poor and low-income people titled, “Poor People’s Pandemic Report.” Then the Campaign will move from the Press Club to consecrate the ground where poor and low-income leaders from across the nation will gather on June 18. Sign up at

8] – 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.  However, On Sun., April 3, the Ethical Society’s Poetry Salon will happen instead. It is dedicated to the appreciation of all types of poetry. You may read your own poems or you may read the poems of others. The Salon meets on the first Sunday of each month and begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 10:25 AM. Email KIRKMULLEN@HOTMAIL.COM for ZOOM login information.

9] – Friends of Logan Endow are hosting a canvass on Sun., April 3 from 1 to 4 PM ET, hosted by Progressive Maryland's New Era Project.  Election season is here!! Join the Friends of Logan Endow every Saturday from noon to 3 PM ET! All canvassers will be trained.  Logan's slate candidates need support to win! Email RSVP at

10] – There is a Literature Drop for Brooke in Montgomery County on Sun., April 3 from 2 to 4 PM EST. Join a canvass and share Brooke Lierman ‘s vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. Once you sign up the team will follow up with the site and everything you will need to knock on doors! This will continue through April. 24.  Sign up at

11] –Dr. Bill Honigman for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to attend on Sun., April 3 at 4 PM ET a Town Hall about Medicare for All, which will include a progressive candidate, Erica Smith. Register Smith is from North Carolina, and she will address healthcare and the need for Medicare for All as one of our most critical issues.

12] – Join a Voter Protection phone bank with Common Cause from Sundays through Saturdays.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Call voters in Alaska and Utah to connect them to their senators and encourage them to confirm Justice Jackson. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables outside of anyone’s control. On Sun., April 3 from 6 to 8 PM EDT, call Alaska voters to connect them to their senators to encourage them to confirm Judge Jackson. On Mon., April 4 from 4 to 6 PM EDT, call Utah voters to connect them to their senators to encourage them to confirm Judge Jackson.  Sign up at

13] – On Sun., April 3 at 7 PM ET, Winona LaDuke will deliver the keynote address at American Friends Service Committee’s virtual annual meeting. She is a Native American land rights activist, environmentalist, economist, politician, and author. As the Executive Director of Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities. RSVP at

14] – Public Citizen [] wants you to join in on Sun., April 3 at 8 PM ET for a strategy call. Without impartial and law-abiding election officials, there are no fair elections.  But the Brennan Center reports 1 in 6 election officials have received threats, and that 1 in 5 officials are looking to leave their jobs by 2024. They need our support.  Join Public Citizen and other pro-democracy organizations to learn how we can support local election officials around the country. RSVP at

15] – 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 April 4 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email 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 begins at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. The restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.  

16] – The Kings Bay Plowshares <> invite you to join a Walk for Peace and Nuclear Abolition beginning at Riverside Church in NYC and ending at the Isaiah Wall at the United Nations. It will begin at 11 AM on Mon., April 4. On this, the 54th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, please join the Kings Bay Plowshares in commemorating the life and witness one of our nation’s greatest apostles of peace and nonviolence. Begin at Riverside Church- the site where Dr. King first named and connected the “triplets of evil” in the United States (war, racism, and unbridled materialism) in his controversial Beyond Vietnam speech. The walk will then process to the Isaiah Wall at the United Nations, where people will cry out for the total abolition of nuclear weapons.  For further info, contact Ellen Grady, 607-279-8303. Elizabeth McAlister was released from probation for health reasons, and she has also moved into assisted living as her memory and overall health has declined. It is suggested that you write to Liz to keep in touch and wish her well: Elizabeth McAlister c/o Kate Berrigan at 110 Hempstead Street, New London, CT 06320.

17] – The Progressive Maryland Team [] wants you to get involved on Mon., April 4 from noon to 4 PM ET with a Rally to Cancel Student Debt.  This Day of Action to Cancel Student Debt will take place at the Eisenhower Memorial, 540 Independence Ave SW, WDC 20500, just off the National Mall to call on President Biden to cancel student debt through executive order before the pause on federal student loan repayments expires on May 1. The DC action will be rooted in the spirit of a debt jubilee to demand release from predatory student debt and a pathway to tuition-free college for all. The agenda for the afternoon includes a Debtors' Assembly, performances from brass bands, and plenty of dancing.  RSVP at

Want to grab a seat on a bus from Baltimore to DC? There are two bus pick-ups in the Baltimore area on April 4 — at 10 AM on the Towson University Campus (in front of the Liberal Arts building at 251 University Ave, Towson, MD 21204) and another at 10:30 AM at 2640 St Paul St. in Baltimore City. The bus will return folks to those locations around 6 or 7 PM that same day.  If you're interested in grabbing a spot on the bus, please fill out this form from our partners at the Debt Collective:!

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  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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