Baltimore Activist Alert September 3 – 8, 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 www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com. 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 mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.
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] “AEU Assembly Report” – Sept. 3
6] Raise money for PetSmart Charities – Sept. 3
7] Protest at the Pentagon – Sept. 4
8] 2017 Greenbelt Labor Day Parade – Sept. 4
9] Hurricane Harvey Relief Station – Sept. 4
10] DMV Sanctuary Congregation Prayer -- Sept. 4
11] International Day of Charity to Protect DACA and TPS – Sept. 5 - 8
12] Peace vigil – Sept. 5
13] Protest drone research – Sept. 5
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 the war in Iraq.
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski at Verizon.net. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at email@example.com.
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 2001 at comcast 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., Sept. 3, the Sunday Platform is “AEU Assembly Report.” BES members Argentine Craig, Karen Elliott, Kirk Mullen, and Emil Volcheck will report on the 102nd Assembly of the American Ethical Union that took place June 8-11 in Baltimore. The theme of the conference was “Communities Confronting Systemic Racism.” This conference energized 130 participants from across the Ethical Culture Movement who experienced powerful talks, engaging workshops, and a moving platform address by Hugh Taft-Morales. The Assembly adopted a sweeping resolution on systemic racism that called for a study of reparations. The 2018 Assembly will be in Albuquerque. Come join us for the last Summer Sunday talk of 2017, and prepare to be impressed! Call 410-581-2322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6] – On Sun., Sept. 3 at 11 AM, come to PetSmart Tails and Ales at the Greene Turtle in Hunt Valley. Help your fellow Turtles to raise money for PetSmart Charities. 20% of the generated sales for the day will be donated back to PetSmart. The event will be hosted outside on the patio, there will be GIVEAWAYS!!
7] -- 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 Sept. 4, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email email@example.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 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.
8] – On Mon., Sept. 4 at 9:30 AM get over to the 2017 Greenbelt Labor Day Parade at Greenhill Road and Crescent Road. Join the Roosevelt Democratic Club as we march in the Greenbelt Labor Day Parade. We will meet at 9:30 AM at the corner of Crescent Road and Greenhill Road.
9] -- On Mon., Sept. 3 from noon to 4 PM, get over to a Hurricane Harvey Relief Station, hosted by Komite Ayiti, at the International Rescue Committee, 3516 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224. Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on the state of Texas, specifically the city of Houston. Houston has a thriving Haitian Community. This community is in need of help. Donate what you can to the Houston Haitians United cash app (HHUNITED1804) or PayPal account: INFO@HOUSTONHAITIANSUNITED.ORG. Ayiti will be collecting items to send to Houston. Please bring whatever you can to the drop-off site.
10] – On Mon., Sept. 4 from 5:30 to 7 PM, attend the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Prayer in Support of DACA and TPS, hosted by the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network in the Lafayette Square Historic District, 1601 PENNSYLVANIA Ave. NW, W DC 20006. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protective Status (TPS) are in grave danger right now as the Trump administration threatens to cancel them, throwing the safety of the over one million current beneficiaries into jeopardy. Join clergy and congregation members from the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network who will gather in support of these two critical programs with the DefendDACA & SaveTPS. A 24/7 22-day action at White House vigil that has been ongoing since Aug. 15th. #DefendDACA #Faith4DACA #SaveTPS. Go to http://www.interfaithimmigration.org/2017/08/25/action-tell-the-white-house-congress-that-you-oppose-terminating-daca/.
11] – On Tues., Sept. 5 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM, be at the International Day of Charity to Protect DACA and TPS, hosted by CASA at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., WDC 20500. We are #heretostay. After the rally, march to the headquarters of USCIS to demand and extension to the TPS program. There are plans to continue the vigil at the White House until Fri., Sept. 8 at 4 PM. RSVP to http://defenddaca.com/.
12] – 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. 5. Call 215-426-0364.
13] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Sept. 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
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