Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 26 - 28, 2017

16] International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons -- Sept. 26
17] Andy Harris voted for Trumpcare – Sept. 26
18] Nate Loewentheil will examine violence prevention methods – Sept. 26
19] Make a collective impact for change in Baltimore City!  – Sept. 26
20] Peace vigil – Sept. 26
21] Protest drone research – Sept. 26
22] Minimum Wage Council Hearing – Sept. 26
23] Hypersonic Missile Nonproliferation -- Sept. 27
24] "How to Deal and How Not to Deal with Russia" – Sept. 27
25] Linkless in Baltimore – Sept. 27
26] Film OUT IN THE DARK – Sept. 27
27] Catch "Debate: Future of the INF Treaty" – Sept. 27
28] Help build an Anti-Nuke movement – Sept. 27
29] Film 13TH – Sept. 27
30] Support Brian Frosh – Sept. 27
31] Hearing on Baltimore’s incinerator – Sept. 28
32] Register voters – Sept. 28
33] Lower Shore Progressive Caucus meeting – Sept. 28
34] Get Big Money out of Prince George's Politics! – Sept. 28
35] Fair Elections Town Hall – Sept. 28

16] – Tuesday, September 26 is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

17] –On Tues., Sept. 26 starting at 10:30 AM participate in challenging Rep. Andy Harris over his support for Trumpcare. The House of Representatives voted in favor of taking healthcare away from 23 million citizens, Congressional District 1’'s Rep. Andy Harris voted for this shameful bill.  Members of Progressive Maryland will meet at the Capitol South Metro Station, before doing the Legislative Visit from 11 AM to noon to the office of Rep. Andy Harris, 1533 Longworth House Office Building, WDC 20515.   It would be devastating if the Graham-Cassidy Bill were to pass or if CHIP was defunded or if healthcare was cut in the 2018 budget. Go to http://www.progressivemaryland.org/harrisdcvisit?utm_campaign=harrisofficevst&utm_campaign=wkmdmsep25&utm_medium=email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland&utm_source=progressivemaryland.

18] – On Tues., Sept. 26 from noon to 1 PM, Lunch and Learn with Nate Loewentheil at the Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 East North Ave., Baltimore 21202.  Nate will examine Creative Approaches for Tackling Violence in Baltimore.  The murder rate in Baltimore has increased nearly 100% over the past few years. There are too many shootings, too many muggings, too many tragic losses of life. Leaders across the city have put forward plans for how to tackle the violence, from education programs to re-training the police department to trying to get illegal hand guns off the streets to investing in public health programs. What policies will actually work? Are there creative approaches that have not yet been tried? How can the nonprofit sector work with government? Nate will share some of his thinking based on his time at the White House, his recent research, and his experience as a candidate for the state house; and then open it up for conversation. 

19] – Progressive Maryland is proud to be in collaboration with Mile 22 and other civic and community organizations to kick off the National Voter Registration Week which will begin Tues., Sept. 26 with a friendly, fun, happy hour with complimentary refreshments and music. There will be a host of voter registration information and educational tools for the purpose to increase awareness around the importance of your vote and voting power. This is the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, make your voice heard, and begin to make a collective impact for change in Baltimore City!  On Tues., Sept. 26 from 4 to 8 PM at the Impact Hub, 10 E North Ave., Baltimore 21202.  CONTACT Anthony White at· anthony@progressivemaryland.org.

20] –  Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is Sept. 26.  Call 215-426-0364.

21] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Sept. 26 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.   

22] – On Tues., Sept. 26 at 7:30 PM, there is a Minimum Wage Council Hearing in the Montgomery County Council Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville 20850.  The Montgomery County Council is considering a bill that would raise the county minimum wage to $15/hour by 2020. Help ensure it's a strong bill that protects all workers–no exceptions, no exemptions. Show solidarity for workers in Montgomery County. RSVP at http://pmdmontgomery-progressivemaryland.nationbuilder.com/minwagetownhall2017?utm_campaign=wkmdmsep25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland.

23] – On Wed., Sept. 27 at noon, hear about "Hypersonic Missile Nonproliferation: Hindering the Spread of a New Class of Weapons" at the RAND Corporation, 1200 Hayes St., Arlington, VA. RSVP at lpoole@rand.org.

24] –  On Wed., Sept. 27 from 12:30 to1:45 PM. Daniel Fried, Atlantic Council, will tackle "How to Deal and How Not to Deal with Russia" at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, Room 103, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ees-russia-eurasia-forum-tickets-37401059576.

25] – On Wed., Sept. 27 from 4 to 6 PM, protest at MTA Baltimore HQ Linkless, 6 St Paul St., Baltimore 21202.  The Baltimore Link has been a disaster! Seniors, young people, workers and the community have been stranded. Demand that buses be restored to senior centers, schools and work places. Restore & expand services NOW! Join the Peoples Union for Riders. Together we can win! -Restore and expand services! -End the apartheid like bus service. -Restore the Red Line & Implement the Peoples Plan -Community Control Now! Join the protest on Wednesday to illustrate how we are all Linkless in Baltimore.

26] – On Wed., Sept. 20 at 4:15 PM, as part of the Israel/Palestine Film Series, see OUT IN THE DARK at Swarthmore College, Lang Performing Arts Center.  Go to http://blogs.swarthmore.edu/academics/pcs/2017/08/02/israelpalestine-film-series-fall-2017/.

27] – On Wed., Sept. 27 from 4:30 to 6 PM, catch "Debate: Future of the INF Treaty" with four speakers at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at https://www.csis.org/events/debate-future-inf-treaty.

28] – Join us on Wed., Sept. 27 from 5 to 7 PM at Gwen DuBois' house, 1817 Sulgrave Ave, Baltimore to begin to build a movement in opposition to nuclear weapons.  A light dinner will be served. RSVP to Tim Whitehouse at twhitehouse@psr.org.  With all the craziness going on in the world, let's work together to make Maryland the heart of the anti-nuclear resistance, and start putting our country's resources to better use.

Also, have you signed up for our nuclear speakers training on October 7th? We would love to have you join us! Sign up at http://www.chesapeakepsr.org/new-events-1/2017/speaker-training-the-humanitarian-case-for-eliminating-nuclear-weapons.

29]  Progressive Prince George’s will do a film screening of by Ava DuVernay’s 13TH on Wed., Sept. 27 at 6:30 PM, followed by a panel discussion at Laurel Branch Library, 507 7th St., Laurel 20707.

30] – You are invited to a reception in support of Brian Frosh’s campaign on Wed., Sept. 27 from 6:30 until 8:30 PM in Baltimore City. As Attorney General, he has fought to keep people out of jail in Maryland because they are poor.  He have successfully advocated for legislation that will allow us to pursue generic drug manufacturers who engage in price gouging.  He has recovered millions of dollars for consumers. He has sued the Trump Administration for its manifold violations of law, including the Muslim Ban, its attempts to undermine the ACA, its refusal to protect Americans from dangerous chemicals, pesticides and pollution.  Finally, he has filed suit against President Trump's rollback of protections for DACA kids. RSVP to Christopher Uhl at (410) 547-8884 or chris@martinlauer.com. You can also purchase tickets online at www.BrianFrosh.com/Baltimore.

31] – On Thurs., Sept. 28 at 2:15 PM, there is a Baltimore City Council Hearing on the Bresco Incinerator at the Baltimore City Hall. The BRESCO incinerator is Baltimore's worst source of NOx pollution. Call on our Maryland Dept. of the Environment to set a stricter limit on the BRESCO trash burning incinerator's NOx pollution. Join in this call and then let's go even further... Stepping back - it's time to start planning for a Baltimore without toxic trash incinerators. This hearing is an important step and a chance to make your voice heard to your City Council representatives on how the issue of air pollution, health, and trash impact you directly.

32] – On Thurs., Sept. 28 from 4 to 6 PM, join Progressive Maryland, Baltimore Chapter in collaboration with National Voter Registration Day, at a "Register, Resources, and Reach," event to educate, register citizens, and provide resources for training programs and job placement. It’s at 5005 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore 21215.  This is a great opportunity for volunteers to (1) engage community members (2) actively participate in signing-up and registering citizens (3) provide vital information, (4) answer questions about logistics and purpose of event as well as (5) connect with other leaders throughout the region. Light refreshments will be served. If you have a Progressive Maryland logo'ed T-shirt please wear it. If not, you will get name tags and other event staff passes. Go to https://actionnetwork.org/events/register-resources-reach?clear_id=true. Email anthony@progressivemaryland.org.  Visit http://www.progressivemaryland.org/event_the_national_voter_registration_day_with_friends?utm_campaign=voterday&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland.

33] – The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is meeting on Thurs., Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Wicomico Public Library, Room 1, 122 S. Division St., Salisbury 21801. The two guest speakers for this monthly meeting are Mayor Jake Day of Salisbury and Candidate for Wicomico County Clerk of Courts James "Bo" McAllister. CONTACT Michele Gregory at lowershoreprogressivecaucus@gmail.com. RSVP at http://www.lowershoreprogressives.com/lspc_september_meeting?utm_campaign=wkmdmsep25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland.

34] – Get Big Money out of Prince George's Politics! On Thurs., Sept. 28 from 7 to 9 PM there is a Fair Elections Townhall, featuring former Dist. 4 Rep. Donna Edwards at the College Park City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd., College Park 20740.  Hear about how Prince George’s elections and politics have been distorted by big-money campaign contributions and how a Small Donor publicly financed electoral system can return power to voters and the community. RSVP at http://www.progressivemaryland.org/fetownhall? utm_campaign=wkmemsep182017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland. CONTACT Charles Smith at Charles@progressivemaryland.org.

35] –   On Thurs., Sept. 28 from 7 to 9 PM, PPG is hosting a Fair Elections Town Hall featuring Donna Edwards in the College Park City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd., College Park 20740. See http://www.progressivemaryland.org/princegeorges.

36] – On Thurs., Sept. 28 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, catch a book talk on THE ANTI-FASCIST HANDBOOK WITH MARK BRAY. As long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism — also known as “antifa.” Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in Europe during the 1920s and ’30s, the antifa movement has suddenly burst into the headlines amidst opposition to the Trump administration and white supremacy. They could be seen in news reports, clad all in black with balaclavas covering their faces, fighting police at the presidential inauguration, and on California college campuses protesting right-wing speakers.

Historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer Mark Bray provides a one-of-a-kind look inside the movement, including a detailed survey of its history from its origins to the present day — the first transnational history of postwar anti-fascism in English. Based on interviews with anti-fascists from around the world, the book details the tactics of the movement and the philosophy behind it, offering insight into the growing but little understood resistance fighting racism. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at http://www.redemmas.org.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  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

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