Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 23 - 27, 2023

43] Dying inside a jail -- Feb. 23

44] Ukraine today – Feb. 23

45] Lethal injection lies -- Feb. 23

46] Trump indicted? -- Feb. 23

47] Brady Organizing Team training -- Feb. 23

48] Who owns Baltimore’s conduit? -- Feb. 23

49] Election Protection phone bank – Feb. 23, 24, 26 & 27

50] James Baldwin Lecture -- Feb. 23

51] Food and Climate webinar -- Feb. 23

52] Do not censor a high school newspaper -- Feb. 23

53] Mayors for Peace recruitment initiative -- Feb. 23

54] Health Care Advocate Briefing -- Feb. 23

55] Seeing beyond the Border -- Feb. 23

56] Climate liaison meeting -- Feb. 23


43] – WV Poor People's Campaign [] is holding on Thurs., Feb. 23  at noon for a virtual  Press Conference about Families to Raise the Alarm as the Southern Regional Jail Deaths Soar.  RSVP at Email with any registration questions.

44] – The Ploughshares Fund [] is showing UNMUTE YOURSELF: UKRAINE PART II on Thurs., Feb. 23 at 1 PM ET.  In light of Russia’s devastating invasion of Ukraine, attention and anxieties over mounting nuclear threats continue to reverse four decades of declining public attention and concern of the risks of nuclear weapons. People around the world are waking up to the frightening reality that the threat of nuclear war never really went away. As we approach the one-year mark since the start of the war, let’s “meet” to discuss one of the most-pressing nuclear issues of the day.

‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌Then get involved with Unmute Yourself: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY on Wed., March 8 at 5 PM ET.  This International Women’s Day, the Ploughshares Fund’s Equity Rises turns its full attention towards women who are challenging the prevailing view that threats, force, and war are necessary to resolve global conflicts. It will feature women who are broadening our understanding of what is possible, by locating people—not weapons—at the center of our security and foreign policy.  Sign up for either event at

45] – The Death Penalty Focus [] is holding a webinar on “Lethal Injection Lies” and the Death Penalty on Thurs., Feb. 23 at 3 PM ET. ‌ ‌Sign up at ‌ ‌ ‌ 

46] – Public Citizen [] wants you to be ready on Thurs., Feb. 23 from 4 to 6 PM ET.   Trump could be indicted at any time for attempting to subvert the 2020 Election in Georgia and is also facing potential indictments by the Department of Justice and in New York.  Be ready to act if Trump is indicted and use this chance to push for justice for Trump and all of his allies in Congress and around the country. Get an update from CNN legal analyst Norm Eisen and DemCast USA Director of Partnerships and Outreach Jamie Carter.  There’s also an important election on Tues., Feb. 21 in Wisconsin.  Voters are going to the polls in the nonpartisan primary for State Supreme Court.  Help boost voter turnout in Wisconsin and make sure everyone knows about this crucial election — and why it’s so important, even if they usually don’t vote in races like this. After the update on potential Trump indictments, call Black voters in Milwaukee with Andrea Miller, Founding Board Member of the Center for Common Ground.  RSVP at These calls will continue on Thursdays through April 27.

47] – On Thurs., Feb. 23 from 5 to 6 PM ET, get with the Brady Organizing Team for a virtual training. Do you need support from Brady’s organizing team? Have new ideas to combat gun violence, but don’t know how to get them off the ground? Every week, a member of the organizing team is here to support your work. Sign up for the shift that works best for your schedule. If you can't find a time that works for you, email to schedule time to talk. RSVP at  This will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 21.

48] – Questions about the Mayor of Baltimore’s BGE Conduit System deal keep being raised. It is important, above all else, that the residents get the best deal possible in this situation. Our energy systems are critical pieces of infrastructure, and it remains that this deal may or may not be the correct answer. For awareness, there will be a Legislative Investigations hearing on this item on Thurs., Feb. 23 at 5 PM ET.  Watch the hearing at

49] – On Thurs. Feb. 23 from 5 to 7 PM, Fri., Feb. 24 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., Feb. 26 from 6 to 8 PM and Tues., Feb. 28 from 4 to 6 PM, ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.  These phone banks will continue until April 2, 2023.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register at Register for a shift to make calls to recruit poll monitors to support nonpartisan Election Protection efforts in the GA Run-Offs.  Join in to make calls Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and/or Sundays.

50] – The UMass Amherst History Department [] on Thurs., Feb. 23  at 7 PM ET will host the 2023 James Baldwin Lecture with Bill Fletcher Jr. -- None of Us Is Free Unless All Are Free: Anti-Imperialism and the Black Radical Tradition.  From joining with First Nations peoples to contest European settlement to protesting the annexation of foreign territory, the political struggles waged by African Americans have fostered a vibrant Black Radical Tradition consistently opposed to U.S. imperialism. Those drawing on this tradition have not only protested U.S. invasions of other nations as a matter of principle, but also highlighted the interconnections between injustices waged abroad and oppression at home. In doing so, this tradition has often served as the basis for solidarity with those struggling against U.S. imperialism, a solidarity that has helped to inform radical movements here against patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalist exploitation. Register at

51] – On Thurs., Feb. 23 at 7 PM ET, Claire Miller [] wants you to join the Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights at a Food & Climate Webinar and help support a priority community solar bill that helps create a healthier environment

Support HB908/SB613 making Community Solar permanent. Sign up at

52] – Pen America is hosting Refusing Censorship: A High School Paper’s Fight for Press Freedom on Thurs., Feb. 23 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Students and educators are invited to meet and hear from award-winning journalism adviser Adriana Chavira and her students at The Pearl Post at the Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Los Angeles to hear their story of overcoming censorship and disciplinary retaliation after publishing an article on the school’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Register at

53] – United for Peace & Justice [] is doing a webinar on Thurs., Feb. 23 at 7 PM with Mayors for Peace: Thinking Globally; Acting Locally. You're invited to join the Florida chapter of World BEYOND War for a webinar about the new Mayors for Peace recruitment initiative and how you can get involved in municipal diplomacy. The featured speaker will be UFPJ's National Co-convener, Jackie Cabasso, who also serves as Mayors for Peace North American Coordinator.   Email Register here for the Zoom link

54] – Team Storyteller Corps [] wants you to attend a Health Care Advocate Briefing on Thurs., Feb. 23 at 7:30 PM ET. The briefing will focus on The State of Health Care in 2023.  RSVP at  In this Advocate Briefing, you will be given talking points on important health care topics, you can ask questions of some health care policy advocates, and you will be able to contact your Congressional Representatives and ask them to support quality affordable health care for all Americans.

55] – FCNL [] needs you on Thurs., Feb. 23 at 8 PM ET for a conversation “Just Migration: Seeing beyond the Border.” FCNL’s February Quaker Changemaker event will feature a conversation about faith and community work on the border and across the nation. Register at

56] – Alan Minsky [] suggests that you join in on Thurs., Feb. 23 at 8 PM ET for the first PDA Climate Liaison Meeting of 2023. Sign up at This is a meeting that will be of value for all PDA congressional liaisons - as it will include a summary of how PDA congressional liaison programs will be operating in the new 118th Congress.  The issues facing humanity, per the climate emergency, could not be more important - as global warming increases and the immediate impact continues to fall overwhelmingly on frontline communities. This meeting will be an all-important strategy session - with clear "to dos" emerging from it - as we face the reality that while the Democrats are infinitely better than Republicans related matters, en masse, they are falling far short of what needs to be done (including the Administration).

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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