Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 10 - 15, 2022

36] Middle East WMD-Free Zone – Aug. 10

37] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – Aug. 10 – 13

38] All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank Aug. 10, 11 & 15

39] Swing elections blue – Aug. 10

40] Our Revolution phone bank – Aug. 10 - 11

41] Training to Make Calls DNC National Call-Crew – Aug. 10, 13 & 15

42] Swing Left for letter writing Aug. 10

43] Our Revolution Howard County meeting – Aug. 10

44] Support fast food workers – Aug. 10

45] Support a progressive for Congress – Aug. 10

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36] – On Wed., Aug. 10 at 1:15 PM ET, get with a NPT Side Event: Narratives on the Middle East WMD-Free Zone: Historical Accounts, Drivers, and Themes. The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the European Union (EU) are pleased to invite you to a hybrid side event to be held on the margins of the NPT Review Conference.  It will take place at the United Nations Headquarters and is sponsored by the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), European Union (EU). There are many speakers. Sign up at https://www.unidir.org/MEWMDFZ-Narratives.

37] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew to voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email digitalorganizing@dnc.org. Sign up for up to eight shifts on Wed., Aug. 10 from 2 to 10 PM ET,  six shifts on Thurs., Aug. 11 from 2 to 8 PM ET, six shifts on Fri., Aug. 12 from 2 to 8 PM ET and eight shifts on Sat., Aug. 13 from noon to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at https://events.democrats.org/event/440875/. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/388091/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.

38] – There is an All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Banks. The next slots are on Wed., Aug. 10 from 5 to 7 PM ET, Thurs., Aug. 11 from 5 to 7 PM and Mon., Aug. 15 from 3 to 5 PM ET.  Talk with voters about electing Pennsylvania Democrats up and down the ballot! WHAT YOU'LL NEED are a computer, tablet, or smartphone with reliable internet service and a comfy, quiet place in your home.  Join the phone bank and set up a few minutes before your scheduled start time so you can focus on having good conversations for your full shift. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/445906/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.

39] – On Wed., Aug. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET, the Silver Spring Progressive Action is hosting a PHONEBANK TO SWING ELECTIONS BLUE. Join SSPA for a virtual phone bank to talk with voters about electing Democrats up and down the ballot! Help identify Democratic voters for the Senate and other races as well as issues important to voters. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/475548/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type.

40] – 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., Aug. 10 and Thurs., Aug. 11.  

41] – Sign up for a Training to Make Calls anytime with the DNC National Call-Crew.  Learn how to make calls to voters in battleground states on your schedule with the DNC National Call-Crew! The DNC National Call-Crew brings volunteer power to battleground states where it's needed most for the Midterms! In this Zoom-based training, you will learn how to make calls and get your questions answered through an amazing online community. After training, during calling hours, you'll be able to schedule shifts on the hour or stop by to call when it's most convenient for you. The first half of the session, you will be set up to call, and the second half you'll be making calls to voters in battleground states. The next trainings are on Wed., Aug. 10 from 7 to 8 PM, Sat., Aug. 13 from 4 to 5 PM and Mon., Aug. 15 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  Sign up at https://events.democrats.org/event/440875/.

42] – On Wed., Aug 10 and 31 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, join Swing Left for an August Catonsville in-person letter writing to voters. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/469557/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest.  This event’s address is private. This event is ONLY for in-person letter writing attendees. There is a separate zoom event for a monthly status update and letter writing on your own. Start the in-person evening with a 10-15 minute status update that will also be on the other zoom event. Then dive into letter writing. The letters will be printed. You bring a blue pen, 20 envelopes, and 20 first class stamps.

43] – Our Revolution Howard County is having a virtual chapter meeting on Wed., Aug. 10 from 7:30 to 9 PM EDT. When you register, you'll be emailed the Zoom login. Recap accomplishments over the past month and discuss the many upcoming actions, particularly Get out the Vote. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/457270/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type.

44] – Our Revolution [info@ourrevolution.com] needs you on Wed., Aug. 10 at 7:30 PM ET as California’s 500,000 fast food workers are on the verge of a historic victory, but they need our solidarity! Join the live organizing call with US Rep. Ro Khanna, and worker activists to win AB 257 – the FAST Recovery Act – to give workers a seat at the table! RSVP at https://occupysf.net/index.php/event/justice-for-fast-food-workers/?instance_id=31122.

45] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] wants you to get involved on Wed., August 10 at 9 PM ET for an inspirational event with young progressive rock star Maxwell Frost running in FL-10. You may have seen Max on CNN, MSNBC, or NPR as he has a real chance of winning this blue district and becoming the first Gen Z member of Congress. This is a great chance to send a real progressive to D.C. from all of all places, Florida! Register and the machine will email you a link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqduGorDMtE9e5rudjOYDFH5ynmBhULoLg. Contact Mike Fox if you can toss in some calls from anywhere in the country to help these great progressives. mikefox@pdamerica.org.

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

Monday, August 8, 2022

Please sign a letter asking JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts.

Friends,

  Those of us in Baltimore will commemorate the bombing of Nagasaki with a demonstration outside Johns Hopkins University from  4 to 5 PM on August 9.  And then at 7:30 PM we will host a webinar Nuclear Weapons 101: A Tutorial during which we will discuss strategies, past and present, to abolish nuclear weapons.  Join us if you can.

Let me know if you are willing to sign on to this letter to be delivered to the president of the University.  We intend to continue our efforts to confront JHU for being the #1 School of Mass Destruction.

Kagiso, Max

August 9, 2022

Ronald J. Daniels

President
Johns Hopkins University
242 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Dear President Daniels:

We write to you on Nagasaki Day, a day to commemorate a war crime committed by the US government on the people of the Japanese city of Nagasaki.  We have brought to Baltimore people who were there when that atomic bomb destroyed a city. They are known as hibakusha. 

After the war, Norman Cousins brought to the United States the Hiroshima Maidens, women whose faces were horribly disfigured by the bombing.  And Dr. Bernard Everett Simon, who received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1937, was one of the surgeons who did plastic surgery on some of the Maidens at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Possibly you are aware of this story.  These women who were damaged 77 years ago were noncombatants. 

We are fortunate not to have experienced a nuclear war, but this could change as a result of the invasion of Ukraine.  All of us must work to eliminate these weapons of mass destruction before they are used in a conflict. 

  You could highlight the role played by Dr. Simon and then announce that John Hopkins University will no longer engage in nuclear weapons research.  You would be noted as the legendary president who made a sincere contribution towards the abolition of these weapons.

Johns Hopkins University is internationally recognized for its path-breaking research and leadership in medicine and public health.  Its reputation is at grave risk, however, due to the decision of the University to engage in research on nuclear weapons, drone swarms and other military contracts for the government totaling around $1 billion annually. JHU cannot be a leader in health while also lending its name and the genius of its scientists to endeavors that will likely lead to the deaths of thousands of people, and in the case of nuclear weapons, that threaten life on Earth as we know it.

The mission statement of the university states that JHU aims to bring the benefits of research to the world.  Nuclear weapon and militarized drone research do not benefit the world; rather, both do the exact opposite. Nuclear weapons, in fact, are an existential threat to humanity. The contracts that JHU has signed with the military are a devil’s bargain, one that is unworthy of JHU.  We say that JHU is selling its soul for a passel of gold, and we believe that the Quaker who founded the university would be appalled.

We urge the University to divest itself from such morally repugnant activities and return to its origins and to its stated mission of education and beneficial research, to cease any research which has as its outcome the destruction of life.  The remarkable contributions of this world-class university are debased by these military contracts. You can’t have it both ways to foster both life and death at the same time.

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted at the United Nations in 2017 and reached the milestone of 50 ratifications which meant it was now international law. Today, 86 states have ratified the Treaty. The Treaty completes the suite of international bans on all major weapons considered unacceptable because of their indiscriminate and inhumane effects, including anti-personnel landmines, cluster munitions, biological and chemical weapons. The countries that have signed the TPNW were fed up with over half a century of the nuclear-armed states flouting their obligation to rid the world of their weapons. They have asserted the interests of humanity and global democracy in a way the nuclear-armed states were powerless to stop. 

This treaty is a sign of hope — a necessary and important step toward a less destructive planet. And you could play a very important role by promoting the Treaty after you renounce all nuclear weapons contracts. Bring JHU back to its true mission of benefiting humanity.

Sincerely,

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

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 8 - 14, 2022

17] Nuclear Risk Reduction – Aug. 8

18] Make calls with the DNC – Aug. 8 & 9

19] Stop Slumlords meeting Aug. 8

20] Election Protection webinar – Aug. 8

21] Train to Get out the Vote Phone Banking for the DNC – Aug. 8. 10 & 13

22] US, Russia, China & NATO – Aug. 8

23] For the People teleconference – Aug. 8

24] Vigil for the School Bus Bombing – Aug. 8

25] Save the Climate – Aug. 9

26] Prayer vigil – Aug. 9

27] We Are All Organizers – Aug. 9

28] Protest JHU’s weapons contracts – Aug. 9

29] Voter Protection Phone banks with Common Cause – Aug. 9, 12 and 14

30] Talk to Blue voters – August 9

31] Virtual phone bank – Aug. 9

32] Make calls for Beto – Aug. 9, 12 and 13

33] Nuclear Weapons 101: A Tutorial – Aug. 9

34] Learn to text to voters -- Aug. 9

35] Swing left – Aug. 9

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17] – On Mon., Aug. 8 at 1:15 PM ET, check out Taking Forward Nuclear Risk Reduction, an NPT Side Event.  Constructive dialogue around the topic of ‘nuclear risk reduction’ has featured prominently in this review cycle of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). It has gained even more prominence following the invasion of Ukraine. This event seeks to contribute to informed discussion on the topic. The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), alongside the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) and the Governments of the Netherlands and Switzerland, are pleased to invite you to an in-person event on Taking Forward Nuclear Risk Reduction to be held on the margins of the NPT Review Conference. Sign up to hear multiple speakers at https://www.unidir.org/events/npt-side-event-taking-forward-nuclear-risk-reduction.

18] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew to voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email digitalorganizing@dnc.org. Sign up for up to eight shifts on Mon., Aug. 8 from 2 to 10 PM ET, and six shifts on Tues., Aug. 9 from 2 to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at https://events.democrats.org/event/440875/. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/388091/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.

19] –  The Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] is inviting you to Stomp Out Slumlords DMV-wide meeting is on Mon., Aug. 8 at 6 PM ET at the MLK Library, 901 G St. NW, WDC 20001.  This is an in-person DMV meeting with tenant leaders and organizers from across DC, Maryland and Virginia. The delegation that attended the Autonomous Tenants Union Network Convention last month in Los Angeles will report back on the experience and the lessons learned from other tenant unions. Discuss next steps for building the tenant movement across the DMV. 

20] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 4:30 PM ET on Mon., Aug.8. 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.

21] – Learn how to make calls to voters in battleground states on your schedule with the DNC National Call-Crew! The DNC National Call-Crew brings volunteer power to battleground states where it's needed most for the Midterms! In this Zoom-based training, you will learn how to make calls and get your questions answered through an amazing online community. After training, during calling hours, you'll be able to schedule shifts on the hour or stop by to call when it's most convenient for you. The first half of the session, you will be set up to call, and the second half you'll be making calls to voters in battleground states. The next trainings are on Mon., Aug. 8 from 7 to 8 PM ET, Wed., Aug. 10 from 7 to 8 PM EDT and Sat., Aug. 13 from 4 to 5 PM EDT.  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/northcentralmassvolunteers/event/440875/.

22] – On Mon., Aug. 8 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, there is a webinar The U.S., Russia, China & NATO: The Dangerous New Era of Great Power Confrontation & How We Respond.  The Ukraine War brought out tensions between the three empires. The invasion of Ukraine, including Putin’s threat to us nuclear weapons, has caused many peace and justice activists great concern. Threats by China over Taiwan have become an exercise in an actual invasion of the island, similar to the attack on Hong Kong. Join Reiner Braun, Executive Director of the International Peace Bureau (Berlin), and Phillis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies, as they make sense of this fluid and dangerous landscape and offer their prescriptions for how our movements should respond.  Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtc-2tqD8pH9BH1Bx3ndVXZUL-wQCPGGkD.

23] – Get involved in a For the People-MD Teleconference on Mon., Aug. 8 at 7:30 PM ET.  Dial 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID: 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. Or get on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/93130662622?pwd=OE15SURJUWdXNHFicW94SDI3c2x3UT09#success.  Review status of the DISCLOSE Act and study the ECRA and decide whether For the People -- Maryland should take a position.

24] – Neda Saleh [neda@actioncorps.org] wants you to go online on Mon., Aug. 8 at  8 PM  ET to participate in a Vigil for the School Bus Bombing. It has been four years since a 500 lb. laser-guided, Lockheed Martin bomb tragically killed 40 children on a school trip in Yemen. Those 40 children's deaths have since been ignored by the Saudi-UAE coalition's supporters and the US continues to funnel military arms to Saudi forces. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrdumgqD4oGtztSVJJAboSuKqsSD5Aam01.

25] – On Tues. Aug. 9 at noon ET, Stop the war! Save the climate!  Join Veterans for Peace and BIPOC youth for this save the climate demonstration at 111 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Come out to support this important event on the 77th Anniversary of the US' bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.  Sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScopEelkuu1xz8BOeG5K_7FEQdyv6i_fS_50sfeXPlClpw34w/viewform.  Protest outside U.S. Senator Van Hollen's District Office to urge him to show the same courage as Rep. Raskin did recently in voting against the bloated military budget. Unfortunately, these organizations are not calling on President Putin to end the invasion and to pull out Russian troops.  Putin is playing a major role in contributing to climate chaos.  I wish these activists would demand an end to the invasion which is a war of aggression.

26] – On Tues., Aug. 9 from noon to 1 PM ET, there will be a Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Prayer Vigil outside the White House on Pennsylvania Ave., sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or artlaffin@hotmail.com.

27] – On Tues., Aug. 9 from 2 to 3:30 PM and 7:30 to 9 PM ET,  the Democratic National Committee has put together We Are All Organizers: Community Organizing Training. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/404981/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.  Learn how to organize in your community.  Community organizing focuses on the most important tools at our disposal: our relationships and our ability to talk with one another about things that matter. Go over the best ways to make a difference, and how to be a leader and organize in your community. You will receive a link to join on Zoom closer to the day-of.

28] – On Tues., Aug. 9, Nagasaki Day, from 4 to 5 PM ET, gather at 33rd and North Charles Sts. in Baltimore across the street from Johns Hopkins University. JHU is a major weapons contractor receiving close to $1 billion in research contracts at its Applied Physics Laboratory.  The university, known as the #1 School of Mass Destruction among educational institutions. Tell the president no more nuclear weapons contracts. 

29] – Join the Voter Protection phone banks 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 phone bank. These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls! Call on Tues., Aug. 9 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Fri., Aug. 12 from 4 to 6 PM, and Sun., Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

30] – On Tues., Aug. 9 from 6 to 8 PM ET, get with The Democratic National Committee's Patriotic Democrats Talkin' Blue Conversations with Voters.  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/483908/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketing.

31] – Join this Virtual Phone Bank on Tues., Aug. 9 from 6 to 8 PM EDT.  Make a difference right now! Elect more Democrats! Have meaningful conversations with voters from the comfort & convenience of your home. This zoom event is hosted by DNC volunteers Art Jacoby and Val Robb to help get more voters actively engaging neighbors across the USA in conversation. You'll be well-trained, and you will use a simple, smart script & be fully supported.

32] – Beto for Texas [info@betoorourke.com] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Tues., Aug. 9 from 7 to 9:30 PM, Fri., Aug. 12 from 6 to 7:30 PM and Sat., Aug. 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM ET. Help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/betofortexas/event/438569/?utm_source=ema20220727-200206.

33] – On Tues., Aug. 9, Nagasaki Day, from 7:30 to 9 PM ET, participate in a webinar Nuclear Weapons 101 – a virtual tutorial about the movement to rid this planet of the scourge of nuclear weapons. The webinar will include information provided by Max Obuszewski, Paul Magno, Dr. Gwen DuBois, Jean Athey and others.  The focus to build the anti-nuclear movement with the suggestion of current and past strategies.  The Q& A might elicit some new ideas.

Topic: Nuclear Weapons 101

Time: Aug 9, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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34] – On Tues., Aug. 9 at 7:30 PM, get involved with Working Families Party Texter Training.  RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/487763/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations. BEFORE you join this event, you'll need to create two accounts: Create your WFP4theMany Slack account here and your WFP Spoke account here using the SAME Name and email address as Slack!  Read and commit to the Working Families Party People's Charter and join this orientation and you will be guided through becoming an official member of the powerful text team that is reaching millions of voters across the country!

35] – On Tues., Aug. 9 from 8 to 9:30 PM ET, join co-hosts NOPE, Target Majority NYC, Network NOVA, and others for a Swing Left briefing on the very latest polling results from Simon Rosenberg, longtime political strategist and founder of New Democrat Network. Simon is bullish on the prospects for Democrats in the midterms, arguing that outrage over the overturning of Roe v. Wade, disgust with gun violence, and revelations emerging from the January 6 hearings have dramatically altered the electoral prognosis. Contrary to convention, he says, this year’s midterm election will be like the last two elections – it will be decided by the anti-MAGA majority in this country. You'll hear about Swing Left's strategy for winning and ways you can to take action with groups like NOPE. Then Simon will update his mid-summer analysis A New, Bluer Election. His optimism inspires us to give the 2022 election the same energy we gave to our wins in 2018 and 2020.   Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/488092/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketing.

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

Baltimore Activist Alert – August 7 – 13, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – August 7 – 13, 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] Donate for medical care for US drone victim

6] Support the Pratt Workers United

7] Get a copy of HOSPITALITY, the Open Door newsletter

8] Knock on doors for Brooke – Aug. 7- 13

9] Theological Considerations – Aug. 7

10] Virtual letter writing – Aug. 7

11] Make calls with the DNC -- Aug. 7 - 9

12] Get out the Vote Phone Banking for Beto – Aug. 7, 9, 12 & 13

13] PDA Town Hall -- Aug. 7  

14] Voter Protection Phone Bank – Aug. 7, 9, 12  

15] Protest at the Pentagon – Aug. 8

16] Meet Roger Waters – Aug. 8

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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] – 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.

6] – The workers at the Enoch Pratt Free Library have started a drive to organize a union calling themselves Pratt Workers United.  Go to https://www.prattworkersunited.org/. There is a letter of support for community members to sign at https://www.prattworkersunited.org/community-letter-support.

"Pratt Library workers are forming a union, Pratt Workers United. We are seeking pay equity for all, safer working conditions, benefits for part-time workers, and a voice in decisions that affect our work.”

7] – Consider getting HOSPITALITY, the newsletter of OPEN DOOR: A prophetic discipleship community honoring the Black Jesus, Dorothy Day and Martin Luther King, Jr.  You can call 404-290-2047 or emailopendoorcomm@bellsouth.net.

8] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Sun., Aug. 7, Mon., Aug. 8, Tues, Aug. 9, Wed., Aug 10, Thurs., Aug. 11, Fri., Aug. 12, and Sat., Aug 13.  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 https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/484676/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketing.

9] – Melvin Hardy [melvin.hardy@gmail.com] wants you to know of an event on Sun., Aug. 7 from 10:30 AM ET, as part of the Hiroshima Nagasaki Remembrances: Communication via All Souls Church, Theological Reflections by Rev. Louise Green. Go to https://all-souls.org/events/rev-louise-green-reflections-after-pilgrimage-water-and-fire/. On the day after Hiroshima Day, this service will reflect on the things which make for peace. The Rev George MacLeod in Iona, Scotland, and the Rev. A. Powell Davies in D.C, had immediate bold reactions to the U.S. atomic bomb drop of 1945. Their passionate writing impacted several generations, and still reverberates now. We must cultivate both the calm waters of peaceful action, and the fire of commitment, to move boldly for justice imperatives.

10] – Join a Virtual Letter Writing program on Sun., Aug. 7 from 2 to 3 PM ET hosted by Vote Forward. Join the band of Good Trouble to write letters and postcards to reach potential voters in these important upcoming elections! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/483329/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.  Go to votefwd.org and make an account; download twenty letters; and you will be shown how to write them at the event! Letters to underrepresented voters are a fun, easy, and highly effective way to strengthening our democracy by encouraging citizens from underrepresented communities to vote.

11] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew to voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email digitalorganizing@dnc.org. Sign up for up to four shifts on Sun., Aug. 7 from 2 to 6 PM ET, eight shifts on Mon., Aug. 8 from 2 to 10 PM ET, and six shifts on Tues., Aug. 9 from 2 to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at https://events.democrats.org/event/440875/. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/388091/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.

12] – Beto for Texas [info@betoorourke.com] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Sun., Aug. 7 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Tues., Aug. 9 from 7 to 9:30 PM, Fri., Aug. 12 from 6 to 7:30 PM and Sat., Aug. 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM ET. Help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/betofortexas/event/438569/?utm_source=ema20220727-200206.

13] – Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] would love to have you join in on Sun., Aug. 7 at 4 PM ET for the Town Hall on public health updates, M4A, and winning on Tuesday. Dr. David Cohen Joins Dr. Bill for a Public Health Update and More. PDA continues to bring light to the issue of our inadequate and unjust #Healthcare in the U.S. #COVID19 has shown us that the underserved in this country, who by virtue of the status quo remain uninsured and underinsured, were first to die and continue in greatest numbers to die from this public health emergency. PDA stands in support of those candidates who are running for public office on this most critical issue.  Register here and the machine will send you your unique secure code: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.

14] – Join the Voter Protection phone banks 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 phone bank. These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls! On Sun., Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., Aug. 9 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Fri., Aug. 12 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

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 Aug. 8 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.  

16] – RootsAction Team [info@rootsaction.org] wants you on Mon., Aug. 8 at 3 PM ET to join Pink Floyd's Roger Waters online to Discuss War and Peace. This webinar will be about matters of war, peace, art, and activism. Sign up at https://actionnetwork.org/events/webinar-with-roger-waters?clear_id=true. The event will include a Q&A.

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/.