Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - December 13 - 14, 2017

26] Don’t fire the special prosecutor – Dec. 13
27] NO to Trump's attempt to steal from the poor and middle class – Dec. 13
28] Save Net Neutrality – Dec.13
29] Replace NAFTA – Dec. 13
30] Protest Tax Scam – Dec. 13
31] See the film 13TH -- Dec. 13
32] Lobby Training for Prince George’s County – Dec. 13
33] Two authors at Red Emma’s – Dec. 13
34] Support Honduras Solidarity Network – Dec. 14
35] Impact of the Trump Presidency – Dec. 14
36] "Toward a Common North Korea Strategy" -- Dec. 14
37] See screening of "Spirits' Homecoming, Unfinished Story" -- Dec. 14
38] Progressive Prince George’s Chapter Meeting -- Dec. 14
39] Showing of "The Nuns, The Priests, and the Bombs” – Dec. 14
40] Progressive Victory dinner – Dec. 14
41] The Black Urbanist – Dec. 14
26] – The people deserve the full truth about Russia's interference in the 2016 election, and whether or not Trump or his campaign were involved. But Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into this has been under attack since Day 1. This week, the one person with authority to call off Mueller's investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Common Cause members will be there in person, to pack the room and show Congress that the people are paying attention.  Join them at 2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C. on Wed., Dec. 13 from 9:30 AM to noon.  No one – including the President himself – is above the law. This important hearing is an opportunity to show that we support the integrity of this investigation and are watching what happens closely.  RSVP at

27] – On Wed., Dec. 13 from 10 AM to 4 PM in Washington, D.C., leaders from the Women's March, Center for Popular Democracy, Housing Works, and others will come together to say NO to Trump's brazen attempt to steal from the poor and middle class in order to enrich himself and donors. Stand up and fight for health care, for women's economic rights, against crushing student debt, and for a fairer, more equitable nation. RSVP at Go to

28] – On Wed., Dec. 13 from 10 AM to 2 PM, Protest to Save Net Neutrality, hosted by Defend Net Neutrality, at the Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th St. SW, WDC 20554.  Come and peacefully protest against the FCC's proposed removal of the Net Neutrality Rules.  Go to or

29] – Senator Bernie Sanders will speak at a Replace NAFTA event on Capitol Hill on Wed., Dec. 13 at 11 AM in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 608, 100 Constitution Ave. NE, WDC 20002. RSVP at

30] – Congressional Republicans are holding their very first (and probably only) “open” hearing about the tax scam.  Join a People’s Rally starting at 1 PM on Wed., Dec. 13 outside the East Side of the U.S. Capitol.  RSVP at  At the People’s Rally Against the GOP Tax Scam, help show congressional Republicans that we’re still here, we’re still angry, and we’re not going anywhere. Now more than ever, we must take action, organize, make noise, and show Congress that the people stand firmly against the GOP tax scam. Add your name to the #NotOnePenny pledge:

31] – Join Progressive Maryland, Baltimore Chapter, for its 2nd Neighborhood Listening Session "Film, Food and Conversation." On Wed., Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 PM, see Ava Duvernay’s 13TH at 1403 Severn St., Baltimore 21230, and then discuss the racial inequality within the criminal justice system.  Come allow your voice to #BeMoreHeard.  Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at  Anthony S. White can be reached at

32] – On Wed., Dec. 13 from 6:30 to 8 PM get Lobby Training for Prince George’s County at Hillcrest Heights Library, Small Meeting Room, 2398 Iverson St., Temple Hills, MD 20748.  The Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Campaign aims to double wind and solar in Maryland in the upcoming legislative session.  The group is seeking activists in Districts 24, 25, and 26 to lobby legislators to garner support for the campaign. Contact Liz Lee, director of Maryland Volunteer Outreach Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), at

33] – On Wed., Dec. 13 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, turn out for AARON MAYBIN and KYLE POMPEY who will discuss ART-ACTIVISM & PERSPECTIVE: BALTIMORE.  This event will feature two books by Baltimore artists: Aaron Maybin's “Art-Activism: The Revolutionary Art, Poetry, & Reflections of Aaron Maybin and Kyle "Nice Shot" Pompey's “Perspective: Baltimore.” Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

34] – The Honduras Solidarity Network Issues a National Call-In Day to Stop U.S. Support for Electoral Fraud & Repression in Honduras. TAKE ACTION at Call the State Department and your senators and representative on Thurs., Dec. 14 with the following demands: 1] Cut off all U.S. political and economic support to Juan Orlando Hernandez, 2]     No recognition of any regime imposed through fraud and repression and 3].     Immediately cut off U.S. security aid to Honduras. The Congressional Switchboard (for both Representatives and Senators) is 202-244-3121.  Call the Western Hemisphere Bureau of the State Department: Acting Assistant Secretary Francisco L Palmieri at 202-647-8387.  And Tweet US Charge d'Affaires Heidi Fulton in the US Embassy to Honduras: @USAmbHonduras.

35] – Hear The Impact of the Trump Presidency, Year 1: American and Japanese Perspectives on Thurs., Dec. 14 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Thurs., Dec. 14 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, WDC 20036. 2017 has been a year of challenge and change as the world adjusted to the policies of the Trump administration. From the “America First” approach to trade to the seeming departure from some of the fundamental principles that previously underpinned U.S. foreign policy, the administration has stoked uncertainty about the sustainability of U.S. commitments as a leader and team player in the international community. RSVP at

36] -- On Thurs., Dec. 14 from 12:30 to 4 PM hear "Toward a Common North Korea Strategy" with 12 speakers at the Center for a New American Security, The Washington Court Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

37] – See screening of "Spirits' Homecoming, Unfinished Story" on Thurs., Dec. 14 starting at 5 PM at the Marvin Center Amphitheater, 3rd Floor, 800 21st St. NW, W DC 20052.  The event is free of charge. There will be a finger food reception before the film-screening and a Q&A session with Director Jungrae Cho after the screening.  The film is part dramatization and part documentary. It is a visual testimony of the "Comfort Women," and it contains additional scenes from the movie "Spirits' Homecoming" along with filmed documentations of the "Comfort Women" from the House of Sharing archives. Through their testimonies, we provide proof of the victims of Japanese war crimes during WWII and the unspeakable atrocities they experienced. Unfortunately, a satisfying resolution has still not been achieved. We hope this film can further ignite discussions about this issue and make us think about what we can do to contribute and make a difference. RSVP at

38] – On Thurs., Dec. 14 from 6 to 8 PM, get over to the Progressive Prince George’s Chapter Meeting at Colmar Manor Town Hall, Lawrence Street in Colmar Manor, MD. Go to

39] – On Thurs., Dec. 14 at 7 PM, Helen Young, film director, and Jonathan Weisgall, Georgetown Law, will lead a discussion after a showing of "The Nuns, The Priests, and the Bombs" at George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, WDC. Go to

40] – On Thurs., Dec. 14 from 7 to 10 PM, join Progressive Victory, every 2nd Thursday of the month, at Pho & Bahn Mi Wheaton, 11232 Grandview Ave., Silver Spring 20902. This is a Progressive Coalition Meeting MeetUp for MoveOn, MCPA, DFMC, PDA, and more.  The restaurant is a short walk from the Wheaton Metro. The agenda has a local, state, and federal action flavor. Pressure non-progressive officials to enact the policies we need! RSVP at Please contribute $15 to keep this meetup going. Pay online:

25] – On Thurs., Dec. 14 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, turn out for AN EVENING WITH KRISTEN JEFFERS, THE BLACK URBANIST. Jeffers has always been interested in how cities work. She’s also always loved writing things. She went off to a major state university, got a communication degree and then started a more professional Blogger site. Then, in her graduate seminar on urban politics, along with browsing the urbanist blogosphere, she realized that her ideas should have a stronger, clearer voice, one that reflects her identity as a Black southern woman. And with that The Black Urbanist blog was born. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

To be continued.

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