Monday, May 26, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - May 22, 2014

30] First national single-payer lobby day – May 22
31] Speak out against Cove Point – May 22
32] Film "Rock, Rage & Self Defense" – May 22
33] Protect the Chesapeake Bay – May 22
34] Pray for Peace --- May 22
35] Greening Your Grounds – May 22
36] Support Eddie Conway – May 22
30] – On Thurs., May 22 the first national single-payer lobby day will take place, supported by Healthcare-NOW!, Physicians for a National Health Program, Public Citizen, the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, and others. Email

31] – On Thurs., May 22 at noon, speak out against Cove Point. Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its draft Environmental Assessment of the proposed liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point. We know that the facility would endanger communities, increase climate pollution, and drive "fracking" for natural gas across Maryland, but — incredibly — the assessment finds that the mammoth project would have no "significant" impacts on the environment or human health.

The Interfaith Power & Light community has been speaking out against Cove Point since last fall. Now, we must call on FERC to prepare a true Environmental Impact Statement, with real scrutiny of the project's impacts, and opportunities for public participation. We need our Maryland Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin to take up this call.

Join IPL and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network at one of Senator Mikulski's offices or one of Senator Cardin's offices across the state. Sign up here to take part in this statewide day of action happening in Annapolis, Baltimore, Bowie, Cumberland, Greenbelt, Hagerstown, Rockville, Salisbury, and D.C.:

32] – "Rock, Rage & Self Defense" Showing & Fundraiser, hosted by Leah Michaels and Rozz Therrien, can be seen on Thurs., May 22 at 7 PM at the Annapolis Bookstore, 35 Maryland Ave., Annapolis 21401. View this invitation at

33] – On Thurs., May 22, at 7:30 PM, join the Interfaith Power & Light webinar and learn how to protect the Chesapeake Bay from your congregation's backyard. In Maryland, we are gifted with the Chesapeake Bay, an important part of our ecosystem and economy, and a beautiful habitat for many living creatures. However, polluted stormwater runoff from our parking lots and roofs remains the only source of increasing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. And climate change will only bring heavier rainfall, making stormwater management even more important.

Pollution costs money to fix, so congregations with land in Maryland's most densely populated areas are now being asked to share responsibility for this polluted runoff by contributing to a fund that goes toward healing our bay and our watershed. Hear from Naomi Edelson from National Wildlife Federation about how to transform these grounds into inviting homes for birds and wildlife, and hear from Kellie Vaughan-James who's growing lettuce and collard greens at Ark Church for their neighbors in Baltimore. Register for this webinar at

34] – Pray for Peace at 7:30 PM on Thurs. , May 22 at the Christian Science Church, One Maryland Ave., Towson. Email or call 410-321-0199.

35] – Participate in a Webinar: Greening Your Grounds on Thurs., May 22 from 7:30 to 9 PM. Congregational buildings are designed to inspire the sacred. But too often, the grounds surrounding those facilities are an afterthought. Mowed lawns treated with pesticides are unwelcoming to most plants and local wildlife. Polluted stormwater rushes off paved parking lots into our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. Learn how congregations can transform their grounds into sacred spaces that gather and filter rainwater, welcome wildlife, and grow food. Register at

36] – Eddie Conway presents his books “Marshall Law” and “The Greatest Threat” at Red Emma's, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, on Thurs., May at 7:30 PM. Marshall "Eddie" Conway will discuss the two books he wrote while incarcerated for 44 years. Join the conversation around his memoir,” Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther” and his exposé “The Greatest Threat: The Black Panther Party and COINTELPRO.” This is a fundraiser to help Eddie pay his legal expenses and to get back on his feet. Call 443-602-7585. Go to

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [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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