Friday, October 7, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 8 - 11, 2022

92] Canvas in Howard County – Oct. 8

93] Phone Bank for Brooke Oct. 8

94] Knock on doors for Brooke – Oct. 8

95] Phone bank in Baltimore City -- Oct. 8

96] Get out the Vote Text Banking Oct. 8

97] Stomp out Slumlords Oct. 8

98] Shut down Berks Oct. 8

99] Dangers of WW III & a Space War -- Oct. 8

100] Training to Make Calls with the DNC -- Oct. 8, 9, 10 & 11

101] Phone Bank for Beto Oct. 8

102] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

103] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

104] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

105] Do you need a doctor?

106] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

107] Do you need any book shelves?

108] Join the Global Zero campaign.

109] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


92] – Join the statewide coordinated campaign and the District 9B Team of Senator Katie Fry Hester and Delegate Courtney Watson to canvass voters in Howard County on Saturdays through Nov. 5! You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival. Sign up at Meet at the Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City 21042 and canvass from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET.

93] – On Sat., Oct. 8 from 10 AM to 8 PM ET, phone bank for Brooke Lierman for comptroller.  Can you spare a few hours to phone bank for Brooke? You can do it from your home and you will be sent a list and a script!  Once you sign up, an organizer will reach out directly to you and get you your phone book and a training if you need it! Register at

94] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Sat., Oct. 8.  The door knocking takes place from 10 AM to 8 PM ET. Canvass in your community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. YOU CAN DO THIS ON YOUR OWN TIME. Once you sign up, the team will follow up with everything you will need to knock doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training. Register at

95] – Join a Baltimore City phone bank in person with the MD Dems Coordinated Campaign, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party on Sat., Oct. 8 from 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET.  Meet at 415 N Howard St., G 1, Baltimore 21201. Call to make the state blue. Trainings happen at 1 PM, 4 PM and 6 PM, from now through Election Day focused on making sure our voters are engaged and excited to vote for Wes Moore, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Brooke Lierman, Anthony Brown, and the rest of our democratic slate. Sign up for whichever shifts work best for your schedule. After you sign up, one of the organizers will reach out with further details. Sign up at

96] – Claire Bohlen [] needs you on Sat., Oct. 8 from 1 to 3 PM ET to do texting. This is Get out the Vote Text Banking. Work to elect Progressive Candidates up and down the ballot in 2022.  Make sure voters are engaged and excited to vote for Lower Shore Progressive Caucus endorsed candidates. Text banking will continue every Saturday through Nov. 5. Go to

97] – Join DSA in its Stomp out Slumlords anti-eviction canvassing on Sat., Oct. 8 at 1:30 PM ET in WDC. SOS will be informing tenants facing eviction about their rights in court and how to get a lawyer, as well as provide resources for building organizing. Tenants SOS speaks to are twice as likely to go to court and fight their eviction, so every volunteer can make a big impact.  Organizers will help train newcomers in the process. SOS will be meeting at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station near the D Street exit between 6th and 7th Sts. If the weather is bad, the meeting spot will be downstairs just before the turnstiles. If you have a car, please drive it down to the meeting spot, as cars are helpful for getting canvassers to Metro-inaccessible areas. After canvassing, the group will meet at Sonny’s in Park View to socialize and debrief. Sign up at

98] – The Shut down Berks Coalition [] urges you on Sat., Oct. 8 at 2 PM ET to come out for an action in front of the prison.  This month's Shut down Berks action at the Detention Center, 1940 Berks Road, Leesport, PA 19533. Join the call to permanently shut down this jail! We need to convert the use of the facility into one that provides health and human services to the surrounding community instead of imprisoning people. There is no need for an immigrant women’s prison. Go to[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22invite_link_id%5C%22%3A523385533100056%7D%7D]%22%7D.

99] – The Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space [] thinks you might be interested in a webinar on Sat., Oct. 8 at 2 PM ET -- Dangers of WW III & a Space War.  There will be several speakers. The event will be moderated by Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network. Join the Zoom Meeting at

100] – Do a Training to Make Calls with the DNC National Call-Crew organized by The Democratic National Committee.  Learn how to make calls to voters in battleground states. The DNC National Call-Crew brings volunteer power where it's needed most for the Midterms! In this Zoom-based training you will be taught how to make calls and get your questions answered through an amazing online community. The first half of the session we'll be getting you set up to call and join our online community, and the second half we'll be making calls to voters in battleground states. On Sat., Oct. 8 from 4 to 5 PM, Sun., Oct. 9 from 3 to 4 PM, Mon., Oct. 10 from 7 to 8 PM and Tues., Oct. 11 from 9 to 10 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at

101] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Sat., Oct. 8 from 7 to 10 PM ET, and help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up at

102] – If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email or call 410-721-5770 x231.  There is a colleague whose father is a medic on the front line. One container is shipped every month to the Donbass region. Donations can be picked up in Baltimore and Columbia every Thursday, and on other days in Annapolis and Crofton.

103] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law --

Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email

104] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison. Dave has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  Phil Berrigan’s wife, Elizabeth McAlister, is a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. 

Dave just printed the 5th edition of the book which is available for $25 by sending him a check: Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218. You can contact him at He prefers that you DO NOT order the book from Amazon. Image 1 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER. David Eberhardt; Image 2 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER; and FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER.  This is a self-published book printed in 2017 with updates.

The price is $25 for a Spiral Bound, and Signed. This edition being what the publisher calls “The 4th edition (or first edition 4th state?)  of this book (with “final” additions) has been printed by the firm of FEDEX numbered 150-200, signed by the author, February 2017. ”This is copy 187 and is numbered and signed by David Eberhardt on the title page. While the bibliographical information is a bit head-spinning, this is an engaging memoir by David Eberhardt recounting his involvement with the Brothers Berrigan in the protests against the Viet Nam war, and his subsequent time as an inmate at the Lewisburg Federal Prison. There is Near Fine binding: Item #291479. 

105] Yousef Zarbalian [] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  

106] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

107] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

108] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

109] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

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

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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