Saturday, May 13, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert May 14 - 15, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert May 14 - 15, 2017

"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  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists  
4] Two friends are looking to buy a house in Baltimore
5] Questions – May 14
6] Hyattsville Community Outreach – May 14
7] The Peoples Garden: Spring Planting – May 14
8] Screening of “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric” – May 14
9] March for Moms – May 14
10] Pentagon Vigil – May 15
11] Marc Steiner on WEAA – May 15 – May 19
12] Forum on Medicaid – May 15
13] APAHM Community & Labor Reception – May 15
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  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

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 the war in Iraq.

To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski at  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe.  It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing.  To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to You will get a confirmation message once subscribed.  If you have problems, please write to the list manager at

4] – Janice and Max are looking to buy a house in Baltimore.  Let Max know if you have any leads—410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net.

5] –  Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 AM to noon.  On Sun., May 14, the Sunday Platform Address is “Questions” with Hugh Taft-Morales, ethical leader. One of the most profound characteristics of the human race is our ability to question. This talent is fundamental to the scientific method and the construction of knowledge. It is fundamental to liberating skepticism and freethought. Persistent questioning can confuse and vex us and they can liberate us. Questions can provoke oppression by authorities devoted to defending the status quo. Just ask Socrates? Hugh Taft-Morales will explore this topic by asking more questions than you may want to hear! Call 410-581-2322 or email

6] -- Help with the Hyattsville Community Outreach at William Wirt Middle, 6200 Tuckerman St., Riverdale, MD on Sun., May 14 from 11 AM to 4 PM, hosted by No One Left Behind.  Connect at SIV families in Hyattsville and Riverdale, please join this event to learn about our resources, other sources of aid, employment opportunities, and possible placement with low-cost re-conditioned cars. There will be outreach, free Afghan-inspired food, Middle Eastern music, and children's activities. Meet Maryland State Delegates, a Maryland State Senator, and possibly the District Four Congressional Representative, Democrat Anthony Brown.

7] – The Peoples Garden: Spring Planting will take place at the Peace House, 1005 Rhode Island Ave. NE, WDC, on Sun., May 14 from 11 AM to 6 PM.  The Peace House believes that everyone should have access to fresh healthy food. In the principle of gardens not lawns, Peace House will be working to turn a portion of the yard into a community garden to help raise fresh food for people in the neighborhood. Join this work day to help get the ground ready and build the garden beds for the garden. Come for a part or the whole day, and build community through mutual aid. Connect at

8] –  See a screening of “Gender Revolution” at 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria, on Sun., May 14 from 4 to 7 PM, hosted by PFLAG and others.  Go to  Join PFLAG Alexandria, Metro DC PFLAG, Alexandria LGBTQ Task Force, FCPS Pride, TGEA, Metropolitan Community Church Northern VA and Christ Church (Alexandria, VA) for the screening of National Geographic's “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric,” followed by a panel of local transgender leaders, professionals, and family members.  Watch the trailer:

9] – March for Moms highlights worsening health of moms and babies include: a) surge in the rate of prematurity not seen in the last 8 years, b) health inequity and disparity with African American and other marginalized populations, c) lack of early, universal access to care, d) rising maternal mortality worse than any other developed nation, e) increasing evidence of a maternity care provider workforce shortage with no plan to reverse, e) an epidemic of maternal workplace stress and depression before, during and after pregnancy, and, f) lack of addressing mothers and fathers desire and need for paid parental leave.  It is happening on Sun., May 14 from 1 to 4 PM at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, National Mall, WDC.

10] – 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 15, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email 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 begin at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr. 

11] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Friday fr6m 10 AM to noon on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at   The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at

12] – Participate in a Public Forum on Medicaid on Mon., May 15 at 5:30 PM at Greater Baltimore Urban League, 512 Orchard St, Baltimore, MD 21201. The forum is hosting Rep. Elijah Cummings and Dr. Leana Wen, Also NAACP Maryland, 1199 SEIU, Health Care Access Maryland and others will share stories of the life-saving Medicaid program with health care leaders, and plan for the future of the program! Go to

13] – APAHM Community & Labor Reception will get on at the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), 815 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20006, on Mon., May 15 from 6 to 8 PM.  Join in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) and collective efforts to advance worker, immigrant and civil rights! RSPV at

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; 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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