Saturday, May 28, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – May 29 – June 3, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – May 29 – June 3, 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.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com

  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] comcast.net.

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] Donate for medical care for US drone victim

8] Free Daniel Hale – May 29

9] Watch Colombia Election Coverage! -- May 29

10] Join the Friends of Logan Endow Canvass -- May 29 – 31

11] Remembrance Day -- May 29

12] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – May 29 - 31

13] Door Knocking for Brooke – May 29 – 31

14] Progressive Town Hall: How Do We Combat Gun Violence? – May 29

15] Voter Protection phone banks – May 29 and 31 and June 3

16] Global Town Hall -- May 29

17] Protest at the Pentagon – May 30

18] Election Protection webinar – May 30

19] Greenpeace Reclaim your data – May 31 – June 2

20] Promote the rally on June 18. – May 31

21] Tell Putin stop the killing – May 31

22] Texting Tuesdays – May 31

23] Text for Brooke Lierman – May 31

24] Our Revolution phone bank – May 31 & June 1 and 2

25] Join a text bank for June 18 – May 31

26] Latin America's Progressive Wave – May 31

27] Move the Money (Now More than Ever). -- May 31

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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 http://thomas.loc.gov/.  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.

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] – Here is the Go Fund Me link through which you can help Adel Al Manthari get the medical attention that he desperately needs: https://gofund.me/1a5fac07. Please contribute as soon as possible because he will not be able to get treatment until $10,000 is raised. BanKillerDrones.org is raising funds to help him. WESPAC Foundation is the fiscal agent for BanKillerDrones.org. In March 2018 Adel Al Manthari was grievously injured in a U.S. drone attack in Yemen that killed four of his cousins. The five men were driving to the village of al-Aqla to witness a land transfer. They never made it. Tens of thousands have been killed and maimed by U.S. drone attacks.  Adel survived, but now his health is in jeopardy because he can’t afford the medical care he needs.

Canvass voters in Baltimore County with Allies for Democracy on Sat., May 21 from 10 AM to 3 PM ET. Meet at the Woodbrook Church, 25 Stevenson Lane, Towson 21212. Support local progressive candidates in Baltimore County by talking to voters, which is the most effective way to mobilize people to participate in our democracy. Training, carpools, buddies, and camaraderie are always included! This canvass will be for Robbie Leonard for Baltimore County State's Attorney. Find out about the candidates to support at http://www.alliesfordemocracy.com.

8] – Defending Rights & Dissent [info@rightsanddissent.org] wants you on Memorial Day to help free drone whistleblower Daniel Hale! Contact your Senators and Representatives and urge them to free drone whistleblower Daniel Hale.  Hale acted courageously and out of conscience. He feels deep remorse for the role he played while serving as an intelligence analyst in Afghanistan.  A U.S. Air Force veteran, Daniel has recently completed the first year of a 45-month prison sentence for exposing the realities of U.S drone warfare. He should never have been prosecuted.

   Hale revealed military documents that demonstrated the high rate of civilian casualties inflicted by the US drone program. At times, 90% of drone strikes hit unintended targets or innocent bystanders. His truth-telling also exposed the guidelines for the US terror watch list. Although this information was unclassified, it was kept from the public. This disclosure enabled individuals to successfully challenge their placement on the notorious No Fly List.  Not a single day in prison would be just, but Daniel’s incarceration is a particularly pointed move by the federal government to silence him even further; he was placed in a “CMU” or communications management unit at USP Marion, where his communications with friends and family are monitored, surveilled and severely restricted.  Stand with Daniel Hale by asking your members of Congress to support efforts to pardon him and to call for his immediate release: https://rightsanddissent.salsalabs.org/danielhalememorialday/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a81274ae-134e-4313-9981-ab0ce2e02394.

9] – AFGJ's Colombia Watch [James@Afgj.org] wants you to know that on Sun., May 29 from 9 AM to 6 PM ET you can watch Colombia Election Coverage! Colombia is preparing for elections that are truly unprecedented! Your solidarity is more important than ever! ‌ ‌ ‌Then there will be a Wrap-Up Broadcast from 8 to 10 PM ET. Click here to join election coverage: https://afgj.salsalabs.org/22colombialivestream/index.html.

  Colombia is preparing for truly unprecedented elections. It could result in the first Center-Left government in Colombian history, and a renewed commitment to the 2016 Peace Accord and the 2019 and 2021 National Strikes demands. Unfortunately, the elections could also lead to new levels of political violence and repression, deepening a humanitarian crisis that has forcibly displaced millions of people and producing a high rate of politically motivated killings at one victim per day. The direction Colombia takes will not only affect the daily lives of Colombians but will have profound implications across the hemisphere and world. 

Unfortunately, the electoral season has been marked by massive fraud in March's congressional and primary elections. Worse, electoral violence has been at its highest level since 2010. Front-running presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the Pacto Histórico (Historic Pact), Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez, have been threatened repeatedly with assassination. In fact, at their campaign's closing rally in the Plaza Bolívar, in Bogotá, Marquez was rushed off stage when she was targeted by a laser from a building approximately 400 yards away. There have been a series of irregularities in the season so far, including that, in direct contravention of the law, the commander in chief of the Colombian Armed Forces publicly denounced Petro's candidacy. 

Despite the violence, polls show that Petro has a strong lead against his two rivals: Federico "Fico" Gutierrez, candidate for the extreme Right Equipo por Colombia party (Team for Colombia), and Sergio Fajardo, from the Center-Right Coalición Centro Esperanza (Center Hope Coalition). Many Pacto Historico supporters are confident Petro will win in the first round of elections on May 29. However, most polls indicate that his expected victory will not be enough to prevent a second round on June 19. If a second round is necessary, it could be a much more difficult path to the presidency.  

10] – Get with a Friends of Logan Endow Weekly Canvass through May 31. On Sun., May 29 from 10 AM to noon, noon to 2 PM, 2 to 4 PM, 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, Mon., May 30, and Tues., May 31 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM, do the canvass hosted by Progressive Maryland - New Era Project. Election season is here!! Canvassers will be trained before going out. For more details, email malcolm@progressivemaryland.org. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/449919/.

11] – 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.  On Sun., May 29, the platform is “Remembrance Day.” In the traditional Remembrance Day celebration together, take time to think and share about those who are no longer with us but whose lives made a difference in ours. You may choose to remember someone you knew personally or someone whose words, art, or other work made a difference in your life. Also spend some time focusing on our “Ethical ancestors” – those who started the Ethical Culture movement and our Society. Email President@BEMOREthical.org for ZOOM login information.

12] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew through Thursday, June 30. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email digitalorganizing@dnc.org. Sign up for calls on Sun., May 29 from 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM. On Mon., May 30 and Tues., May 31 makes calls from 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 ET.  Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/388091/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.

13] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Sun., May 29, Mon., May 30 and Tues., May 31 from 2 to 4 PM ET!  This event’s address is private. Sign up for the details: https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/449990/?followup_modal_context=newsletter. 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, SELECTING A DATE IS REQUIRED TO USE THIS FORM. YOU CAN KNOCK WHENEVER WORKS FOR YOU. Once you sign up the team will follow up with everything you need to knock on doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training.

14] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] wants you to get involved on Sun., May 29 at 4 PM ET for the Progressive Town Hall. How Do We Combat Gun Violence? Elect More Progressive Champions! Nineteen Texas school children and two adults were murdered in yet another senseless mass shooting. And the same cadre of so-called "pro-life" politicians offer bloated platitudes and wring their hands at the idea that any action to curb gun violence might actually pass. Rep. Ruben Gallego was right on point in a tweet issued after Sen. Ted Cruz whined about protecting the "constitutional rights of law abiding citizens": "You care about a fetus but you will let our children get slaughtered." No more thoughts and prayers. We must have real action to curb the gun slaughter now!

   In the first hour hear from PDA-endorsed congressional candidate Maxwell Alejandro Frost (FL-10), who is gaining recognition as a national leader in the movement for sane gun laws. And then hear from PDA activists across the country, What is to be Done? Also, joining in are two PDA-endorsed candidates from California, Ruth Luevanos (CA-27) and Mike Ortega (CA-46).  This week's Sunday Progressive Town Hall will be featuring two of the endorsed candidates. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.

15] –Join the Voter Protection Phonebanks with Common Cause to 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 New Hampshire to connect them with Gov. Sununu and encourage him to veto SB 418 and voters in Michigan to recruit them for events happening around their state. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator's mailbox is full).

   On Sundays, call voters in Michigan to recruit them for events happening around their state. On Tuesdays (in partnership with Newburyport Indivisible-RISE), call New Hampshire voters to connect them with Gov. Sununu and encourage him to veto SB 418.  On Fridays, there will be the Our Democracy phonebank. These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls! On Sun., May 29 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., May 31 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Fri., June 3 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

16] – Metta Spencer [project@tosavetheworld.ca] has an invitation for you on Sun., May 29 from 2 to 4 PM ET a Global Town Hall.  Join in at https://zoom.us/j/9108970203. Project Save the World Invites You to its Next Monthly Global Town Hall. On the last Sunday of every month, it holds an open meeting on Zoom for activists worldwide who are addressing issues of militarism (especially nuclear weapons), global warming, famine, pandemics, radioactive contamination, and/or cyber risks. Talk for two hours with the video cameras on (not just audio, please), edit the recording, and put it on YouTube, Facebook, and the website is https://tosavetheworld.ca. The Facebook Event Page is https://www.facebook.com/events/598720901273747.

17] – 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 May 30 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.com 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.  

18] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 5 PM ET on Mon., May 31. Please submit any questions to: Solartopia@gmail.com. Sign up at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldumtrjIiH9L7_KfcFV1n8ynuO3anTGwp. Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

19] – Greenpeace [info@greenpeaceusa.org] wants you to join a virtual collaboration from Tues., May 31 through Thurs., June 2.  Reclaim your data and become a data justice activist!  How can we use the power of information to combat the climate crisis? How does data impact you and marginalized communities? To answer these questions and more, GPUS is excited to invite you to our second annual Greenpeace Data Activist Co-Op. SIGN UP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfC83W1f3fLJA8Hys5pWaqCBsrIEEFQCdWzKSByK0Zw4-JBjg/viewform?emci=65d22210-fdcb-ec11-997e-281878b83d8a&emdi=fd90e250-98cc-ec11-997e-281878b83d8a&ceid=1705696.

20] – The Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign is engaged in canvassing until June 13 to promote the rally on June 18.  On Tues., May 31 from 11 AM to 3 PM, meet at Goodacre Apartments, 8619 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring. Continue to prepare for June 18 by distributing flyers while knocking on hundreds of doors in Montgomery County. Sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckz4vUWVHE7jvVWg0dQi_pA3sypX2Muz8dnKuhUTrccGqfKw/viewform.

21] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., May 31 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET for joining the CODEPINK call for support demonstrations for the people of Ukraine.  Gather at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers were sent into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant.    People who believe in peace and justice should come forward and take the risks of peace. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

22] – Get involved virtually with Texting Tuesdays from 6 to 8 PM EDT through June 28.  Join Progressive Maryland and its endorsed candidates every Tuesday to text voters across the state! The election is getting closer, so it is imperative to get the word out about these candidates that want radical change in favor of working people and our families! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemarylandneweraproject/event/437643/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

23] – You can text for Brooke from 6 to 8 PM ET on Tuesdays, May 31 and June 7. Join in to text the community and share Brooke Lierman's vision to be the people’s advocate and ensure the Comptroller's office works for every Marylander. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/444772/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

24] – 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. Phone on May 31 and June 1 and 2.

25] -- The Maryland Poor People's Campaign [maryland@poorpeoplescampaign.org] will phone and text to Mobilize for June 18! Join a text bank on Tues., May 31 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Don't worry if you've never phone or text banked before! Sign up for an upcoming phone or text bank session at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIU79mwih4PK6vnjS07O2R_EhOB6tydFCpCU-N90Bk_vVm1Q/viewform?&link_id=9&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-md-ppc-weekly-update-get-on-the-bus-for-june-18-4&email_referrer=email_1547305&email_subject=md-ppc-weekly-update-get-on-the-bus-for-june-18. Email maryland@poorpeoplescampaign.org.

26] – Marcy, CODEPINK [info@codepink.org] wants you to join the Capitol Calling Party on Tues., May 31 from 8 PM ET -- Latin America's Progressive Wave.  Chat with peacemakers and experts.  As Chair of the Ninth Summit of the Americas, the United States refuses to allow Cuba, Venezuela or Nicaragua to participate in the June meeting in Los Angeles. In response, Mexico says it won't participate either. Sounds like the summit - a huddle of arms buyers & free market cheerleaders - could be a bust. Enter the People's Summit, a grassroots alternative, slated for June 8-10th, also in LA. The People's Summit will include discussions of the changing landscape in Latin America, where progressives in Chile and Honduras are winning elections to challenge neoliberalism, militarism and privatization. Join the CODEPINK Congress for a discussion with special guests Manolo de los Santos of The People's Forum and Francesca Emanuele of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. This call will also be hosted by Leonardo Flores, who is a Latin America campaign coordinator with CODEPINK. Go to https://www.codepink.org/05312022?utm_campaign=cp_congress_05312022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink.

27] – Ken [kwjj1949@gmail.com] thinks you want to know what is happening on Tues., May 31 at 8 PM ET -- a War Industry Resisters Network webinar: Move the Money (Now More than Ever). Here is the link for registration: https://masspeaceaction.org/event/move-the-money-now-more-than-ever/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=f2ca1fa7-b181-4263-874c-8eff7593d956.  The war corporations make a killing off of killing while people struggle just to have housing, jobs, food, medical care, and education. The climate emergency and nuclear war threaten our very existence on this planet. And yet the money goes to more and more destruction rather than to a just transition into a healthier and saner world. It’s time to move the money! This webinar will examine our national priorities as they are now playing out and describe how we need to change those priorities. Hear from The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival with the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. Also hear from Lindsay Koshgarian, Program Director of the National Priorities Project, and a part of the Institute for Policy Studies.

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 27 & 28, 2022

68] Canvass for June 18 – May 27

69] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – May 13

70] DNC National Call Crew – May 27 & 28

71] Door Knocking for Brooke May 27 & 28

72] Friends of Logan Endow Canvass – May 27 – 28

73] Voter Protection Phonebanks – May 27 and 28

74] Remember the War Dead-- May 27 and 28

75] Meet Brooke – May 27

76] Day of Action for Brooke May 28

77] Get over to the food pantry – May 28

78] Phone bank to elect climate champions May 28

79] Primary Rally May 28

80] Brendan Walls is seeking a home/apartment to rent

81] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

83] Do you need a doctor?

84] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

85] Do you need any book shelves?

86] Join the Global Zero campaign.

87] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

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68] – The Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign is engaged in canvassing until June 13 to promote the rally on June 18.  On Fri., May 27 from 11 AM to 3 PM, meet at Sligo Park Hills, 108 Schuyler Road in Silver Spring. Continue to prepare for June 18 by distributing flyers while knocking on hundreds of doors in Montgomery County. Sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckz4vUWVHE7jvVWg0dQi_pA3sypX2Muz8dnKuhUTrccGqfKw/viewform.

69] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., May 27 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or artlaffin@hotmail.com.

70] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew through Tuesday, May 31. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email digitalorganizing@dnc.org. Sign up for calls on Fri., May 13 and Sat., May 14. 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. On Sat., May 14, the times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/388091/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.

71] –Do Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood from 2 to 4 PM ET on Fri., May 27 and Sat., May 28. This event’s address is private.  Sign up for more details. 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, SELECTING A DATE IS REQUIRED TO USE THIS FORM. YOU CAN KNOCK WHENEVER WORKS FOR YOU. Once you sign up the team will follow up with everything you need to knock on doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training. This will continue through June 19.  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/449990/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

72] – Join the Friends of Logan Endow Canvass on Fri., May 27 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM, Sat., May 28 from 10 AM to noon, noon to 2 PM, 2 to 4 PM, 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET.  The Canvass will continue through May 31. Email malcolm@progressivemaryland.org. This event’s address is private, but you can sign up for more details: https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemarylandneweraproject/event/449919/?followup_modal_context=newsletter. The election season is here! Come join the Friends of Logan Endow to canvass the district! New canvassers are welcome and will be trained before going out.

73] – Get involved with Voter Protection Phonebanks with Common Cause to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. On Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, call voters in Connecticut to connect them to Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney’s office to urge him to pass state voting legislation. On Thursdays and Fridays, call voters in Pennsylvania to recruit them for election protection work in their state. These phone banks are subject to change. On Fri., May 27 from 4 to 6 PM, and Sat., May 28 from noon to 2 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

74] – This Memorial Day Weekend REMEMBER ALL the WAR DEAD! NO more WARs/STOP LOCKHEED MARTIN, world’s #1 war profiteer.  Gather on Fri., May 27 at 4 PM at the 30th Street SEPTA Train Station, 30th & Market Streets, Philadelphia.  On Sat., May 28 at 2 PM, be at Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevards, King of Prussia, PA (behind the King of Prussia Mall). May these words from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., accepting his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, be our tearful prayer for all those dead in Buffalo, New York, and all those who suffer the violence and racism of a society at war with itself and with much of the world.  May we act for peace, not wiping away our tears until Dr. King's commitment is ours: "I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among [all people]."  Go to www.brandywinepeace.com or call (215) 843-4827.

75] – Meet Brooke at 401 Delaware Ave., Towson on Fri., May 27 at 5:30 PM. Brooke Lierman, a current State Delegate and candidate for Maryland Comptroller! Brooke, will discuss the importance of the role of Comptroller and her vision for the office, answer your questions, and listen to your ideas. This is a great opportunity to learn about this important statewide race! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/455285/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

76] – On Sat., May 28 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM ET, join a Day of Action - Knock with Team Lierman and District 40 Team! Start at the Team 40 Campaign Office, 940 Madison Ave., Baltimore.  Join Brooke Lierman and the District 40 Team (Sen. Hayes, Del. Wells, Del. Amprey, and Del. Conaway) to canvass the voters in the 40th district! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/458056/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

77] – On Sat., May 14 from noon to 2 PM EST, get over to the Food Pantry and Food Donation Center at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. This Food Pantry is open every Saturday. Get a grocery bag – breakfast, jelly and peanut butter (a good source of protein) for lunch, the makings for a balanced dinner such as beans and rice, pasta and sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit, and a paper goods. Also added is a little fun food, such as popcorn or cookies, for everyone enjoys a treat.  Contributions of shelf stable foods can be brought to Reid Chapel every Saturday between noon and 2 PM. If shopping is difficult for you, monetary donations earmarked food pantry may be sent to the church.  How else can you help? Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute food. Contact the church office to volunteer. You can also help by spreading the word to those you know who are facing food insecurity. See https://www.facebook.com/firstfranklinbaltimore.

78] – Anthony Field [anthony@chesapeakeclimate.org] wants your help on Sat., May 28 from 1 to 3 PM ET. Phone bank to elect climate champions in Maryland.  Visit https://www.mobilize.us/ccanactionfund/event/464387/?referring_vol=4332328&rname=Anthony&share_context=event_details&share_medium=copy_link. The phone banking will happen on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays! You can do it virtually or in-person If desired! The CCAN Action Fund is hosting multiple phone banks (and other actions) to encourage voters to vote for its endorsed climate candidates! CCAN Action Fund has endorsed candidates for their demonstrated commitment to supporting climate justice legislation including the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019 and the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022. We are also endorsing candidates who have pledged to support legislation to reach 100% clean electricity by 2035 (without incentives for trash incineration), investment in underserved communities, increase access to clean transportation, and include strong labor provisions for clean-energy projects. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/ccanactionfund/event/464387.

79] – Jared Schablein [admin@lowershoreprogressives.com] hopes you will attend on Sat., May 28 from 1 to 3 PM ET the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Primary Rally With its Endorsed Candidates. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/johnkingforgovernor/event/462812/. The event will take place at The Hawks' Corner located on 11761 Somerset Ave., Princess Anne 21853 for a GOTV RALLY. 

80] – 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.

81] -- 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 -- https://www.icanw.org/the_treaty.

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 president@jhu.edu.

82] – 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 mozela9@comcast.net. 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. 

83] Yousef Zarbalian [mailto:yzarbali@gmail.com] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is EastWestMD.com.  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.  

84] -- 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 comcast.net.

85] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

86] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.

87] – 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 http://prop1.org; 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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“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