Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 6 - 9, 2022

33] Support Police Accountability – April 5

34] Mayoral Candidate Forum – April 5

35] Support USPS electric Fleet – April 6

36] Make calls with the DNC – April 6 – April 9

37] Don’t Look Up – April 6

38] Voter Protection phone bank with Common Cause – April 6 - 9

39] Get with Politics and Media – April 6

40] Phone bank for Laurie-Anne Sayles – April 6

41] Grassroots Lobbying 101 – April 6

42] Our Revolution phone bank – April 6 - 7

43] Innocent Until Proven Muslim Book April 6

44] Report Back from Afghanistan – April 6


33] – On Tues., April 5 at 6 PM ET, ACLU at the Wicomico County council meeting in support of strong police accountability. The meeting will be the first hearing on the Police Accountability Board at the Wicomico County Government Office Building, 125 N. Division St., Salisbury 21801.

34] –Miriam's Kitchen <info @ miriamskitchen. org> wants you to be at the Mayoral Candidate Forum on Tues., April 5 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET. Zoom in at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mayoral-candidate-forum-tackling-homelessness-in-washington-dc-tickets-293967794587. During this virtual event, you'll hear from candidates about proposed strategies that will address the homelessness crisis in DC.

35] – On Wed., April 6 at 9:30 AM ET, join a Rally @ USPS headquarters, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, WDC to demand the USPS Board of Governors fix the Oshkosh contract and invest in an electric fleet built with union labor. Join NRDC, UAW, Sierra Club, BlueGreen Alliance, Hip Hop Caucus, and others amplify the message and block this bad deal! Speakers to include Carolyn Maloney, Gerry Connolly, Ed Markey, Ramón Cruz, Jason Walsh, and Reverend Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus.

36] – 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 digitalorganizing@dnc.org. Sign up for calls on Wed., April 6, Thurs., April 7, Fri., April 8 and Sat., April 9. 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 https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/388091/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.

37] – Progressive Change Campaign Committee (Bold Progressives) [info@BoldProgressives.org] wants you to get involved on Wed., April 6 at 3:30 PM ET with Senator Elizabeth Warren and the Oscar-nominated writers of Don’t Look Up on Zoom. It's time to increase the volume around a smart message that all Democrats should use in 2022. This event comes as oil prices, inflation, Russia, and economic policies before Congress are central in the news -- and all of these will be addressed in this event. Don’t Look Up received four Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay by McKay and Sirota. This event is part of a joint campaign launched recently by the PCCC and nearly 100 organizations calling on Democratic leaders to advance this clear, popular, on-offense message: "Russia's invasion of Ukraine reaffirms that America must lead the world in a clean energy transition. Our dependence on fossil fuel empowers authoritarians like Vladimir Putin, rogue oil-producing nations, and price-gouging oil companies. For the sake of our national security and planet, we call on America's leaders to take immediate action to invest in domestic clean energy jobs and end our dependence on fossil fuel." PAC (www.BoldProgressives.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Contributions to the PCCC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

38] – 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 Wed, April 6 from 4 to 6 PM EDT, call Utah voters to connect them to their senators to encourage them to confirm Judge Jackson. On Thurs., April 7 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM EDT, call Utah voters to connect them to their senators to encourage them to confirm Judge Jackson.  On Fri., April 8 from 4 to 6 PM EDT, call Alaska voters to connect them to their senators to encourage them to confirm Judge Jackson.  On Sat., April 9 from noon to 2 PM and 6 to 8 PM EDT, call Utah voters to connect them to their senators to encourage them to confirm Judge Jackson.  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

39] – Get with Politics and Media with independent leftist podcaster Sabrina Salvati on Wed., April 6 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM EDT. Salvati is a Boston based activist, leftist, and podcaster. On her podcast, Sabby Sabs, she has interviewed Marian Williamson, Richard Wolff, Max Blumenthal, and many others. She will be joined by Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee for president in 2012 and 2016! Learn more about the Revolutionary Blackout Network, the changing media landscape, and politics, from the perspective of an independent left podcaster and activist. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocOipqT0rGtIRHWrEcvsVvjjOanLhovlt.

40] – Join Laurie-Anne Sayles, Democratic candidate for the Montgomery County Council at-large seat, and #SaylesForce supporters for a weekly phone bank (Wednesdays and Saturdays) from 6 to 8 PM ET to talk with voters about the campaign and share how they can help Laurie-Anne share her SMART agenda with Montgomery County voters! Laurie-Anne's publicly financed, grassroots campaign for the Montgomery County Council At-Large is gaining momentum. Her tireless community leadership, working on behalf of Montgomery County's residents, whether low-income and disadvantaged, the non-profits community, voting rights, economic development, equal rights, or for the environment. One thing is clear - her efforts produce results! Go to https://www.laurieannesayles.org/events-1/join-our-weekly-phone-bank-2022-04-06-18-00?emci=56fdba15-54b4-ec11-997e-281878b83d8a&emdi=9f86e6b5-5ab4-ec11-997e-281878b83d8a&ceid=136680.

41] – On Wed., April 6 from 6 to 7 PM ET, the National Wildlife Federation is hosting Grassroots Lobbying 101: Building Lasting Environmental Victories. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/446885/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual. This is a virtual event. From calling for climate action, to addressing the wildlife crisis and environmental justice issues, you CAN play a key role in influencing elected leaders to pass legislation and enact policies that build a healthier future for people and our environment. With many states heading into their legislative sessions, you can get some tools to support your advocacy efforts by engaging with your elected officials. Learn the ins and outs of citizen lobbying from NWF staff with years of experience engaging with decision-makers. These are adaptable tools that you can use when advocating for wildlife with NWF or when contacting your decision makers about any other issue that you may care about.

42] – Our Revolution [info@ourrevolution.com] 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 phone bank force at https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/440081/?akid=2556.8252965.t1Ai8m&rd=1&t=11. Sign up for Wed., April 6 and Thurs., April 7.

43] – Rev. Jennifer Butler, Faith in Public Life [commongood@faithinpubliclife.org] is inviting you to the  Innocent Until Proven Muslim Book Club with Dr. Maha Hilal on Wed., April 6 at 7 PM ET. RSVP at https://fpl.actionkit.com/sign/a-sacred-season/?t=9&akid=9017%2E87934%2Eh-1884. Join Rev. Jen Butler and Dr. Maha Hilal for a virtual discussion of Dr. Hilal’s new book, Innocent until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11

44] – Get a Report Back from Afghanistan from Medea Benjamin on Wed., April 6 from 8 to 9 PM EDT. Join CODEPINK, and Massachusetts Peace Action to learn more about Medea’s trip to Afghanistan in March 2022. The most important thing we can do for Afghan women and girls right now is to call on the Biden Administration and key members of Congress to unfreeze the Afghan funds to pay teachers and healthcare workers. This money could come from the $9.4 billion of Afghan funds frozen in U.S. banks or from the World Bank reconstruction fund. The U.S. should use its leverage to get the World Bank funds released.  Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErdOurqDIiGdBewR3srcXiJsa2YGhgpnpF.

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

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