Thursday, October 25, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 25 - 26, 2018

39] Hand out Sierra Club endorsements at the polls -– Oct. 25
40] Support Pat Elder for Congress -– Oct. 25
41] Redlining – through Dec. 31
42] Mumia press conference – Oct. 25
43] Trump & the ACA -- Oct. 25
44] Food Rescue – Oct. 25
45] Lawyers in the Library Oct. 25
46] Housing Committee meeting – Oct. 25
47] Pilgrimage to Peace – Oct. 25
48] Candlelight Vigil 2018 – Oct. 25
49] Water Affordability – Oct. 25
50] Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club meeting – Oct. 25
51] Visions of Justice 2018 – Oct. 26
52] WIB peace vigils – Oct. 26
53] White House vigil – Oct. 26
54] Food Rescue Friday – Oct. 26
39] – On Thurs., Oct 25 at your polling station [and on Thurs., Nov. 1 and Tues., Nov 6.] hand out the Sierra Club Green Ballot and help Sierra Club Endorsed Candidates get into office!  Early voting is from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, and Election Day is on Nov. 6. Sign up at

40] – Consider coming out to help the Pat Elder Campaign by handing out leaflets at the Landover Metro Station on Thurs., Oct. 25 from 7 to 9 AM and in Hyattsville on Thurs., Oct.  25 from 11 AM to 6 PM.  Support Pat who is running against a Steny Hoyer, a corporate Democrat. Email

41] – At 10 AM through December 31, check out Undesign the Redline exhibit, hosted by Choose Civility, HCLS Central Branch. Look for tickets at  This interactive exhibit explores the history of structural racism and classism, how these designs compounded each other from redlining maps until today, and how we can come together to undesign these systems with intentionality.  Tours, reading lists, events, and more details are at See

42] – On Thurs., Oct. 25 from 11 AM to 1 PM, attend a Press Conference: The Evidence is there!  It is hosted by Mobilization4Mumia at the DA's office, 3 S. Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  The Judge and DA Larry Krasner keep searching for proof. Former DA Ron Castille violated Mumia’s rights to appeal his wrongful conviction but the evidence already exists. Just days before Mumia’s court proceeding on Oct. 29, the Press Conference will feature speakers demanding the DA stop acting in the interest of the FOP.  See

43] – On Thurs., Oct. 25 from 3:15 to 5 PM, be at Trump & the ACA: A Panel Discussion on the Multi-City Litigation, hosted by University of Maryland School of Law, 500 West Baltimore St., Baltimore 21201. The Law & Health Care Program invites you to attend a panel discussion on the multi-city lawsuit brought against the Trump Administration for failure to implement the Affordable Care Act. On August 2, 2018, several cities (including Baltimore) filed suit against the Trump administration for actions taken to sabotage the Affordable Care Act. The suit alleges violations under the Administrative Procedure Act and the Take Care Clause of the Constitution.

Hear from Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis '78 who is engaged in the lawsuit as the attorney for Baltimore City. Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, will provide perspective on the impact of Trump Administration actions on Maryland residents. Professor Mark Graber will discuss the constitutional arguments asserted in the complaint, particularly the argument that the Administration’s actions violate the Take Care Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

44] – On Thurs., Oct. 25 from 4 to 5 PM, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore, every Thursday until Feb. 7, 2019 at the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit

45] – On Thurs., Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 PM, take in Lawyers in the Library with Maryland Legal Aid, hosted by the Baltimore County Public Library (Towson Branch), 320 York Road, Towson 21204.  Attorneys from Maryland Legal Aid will be on hand to offer free legal advice. Please bring all relevant documents. Assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the organization, go to  Check out

46] – On Thurs., Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 PM, get over to the Housing Committee Meeting/2nd Bi-Monthly, hosted by Communities United at the Metropolitan United Methodist Church-Lafayette Square, 1121 W. Lanvale St., Baltimore 21217. The housing Committee is a part of Communities United focused on improving the quality of housing in Baltimore City and the State of Maryland. Organize directly impacted residents to demand safe, affordable, healthy homes. Food will be provided! Go to

47] -- On Thurs., Oct. 25 at 6:30 PM engage with the Pilgrimage to Peace.  A Christian faith leader from the US, a Jewish Israeli, and a Palestinian Christian discuss prospects for peace at the Westminster Church, 1502 W. 13th St., Wilmington, DE.  The event is sponsored by Delaware Churches for Middle East Peace. See

48] – On Thurs., Oct. 25 from 7 to 8 PM, come to Candlelight Vigil 2018, hosted by Hopeworks of Howard County, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 100, Columbia 21046.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Across the nation, local communities will engage in various campaigns to alert the public about this social issue. Shed light on the prevalence of domestic violence in Howard County and remember those who have died because of it. Visit

49] – Join Sierra Club & EcoLogix for​ the release of Protecting the Source and Maintaining Water Affordability on Thurs., Oct. 25 from 7 to 9 PM in the Potomac Library - Medium Room, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac, MD 20854.  It is well known that forests and trees provide the first line of defense and foundation for protecting water quality and drinking water. The new report was prepared by the EcoLogix Group for the Maryland Sierra Club. Contact Zack Gerdes at or 240-764-5402.

50] –On Thurs., Oct. 25 from 7 to 9 PM, the Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club will hold its Monthly Meeting at 301 Allegheny Ave., Towson 21204.  Check out

51] – On Fri., Oct. 26 from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Christiana Hilton, 100 Continental Drive, Newark, DE 19713,, check out the Visions of Justice 2018 and find out about Victim-Centric Models for Addressing Crime. Speakers will address how restorative justice can be a powerful tool to address violence and reduce mass incarceration.  This is under the auspices of the Delaware Center for Justice. Register at  Call 302-658-7174 or email

52] – On Fri., Oct. 26 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts.  STAY FOR LUNCH at Baba's Kitchen.  Warm-up, dry off, and enjoy a vegetarian chili lunch and lots of good conversation. Bring a side or topping for the chili.  There are still places at the table; invite a friend to come along with you.

Another vigil is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St, Baltimore. 21211. However, if weather is iffy, contact Anne at  Lunch will take place at 1 PM at the RPP Café, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211.

A third vigil will be in Chestertown, Kent County at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row.  This vigil is looking for more peace bodies on the Eastern Shore.  Welcome to the network, Chestertown Women in Black.

Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather.  Peace signs will be available. When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.” Carpool and parking available. Just send an email that you need a ride to:

53] – On Fri.,  Oct. 26 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416.

54] – On Fri., Oct. 26 at noon, get over to Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda., Baltimore 21218, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore. This occurs every Friday until Feb. 8, 2019.  For Friday Food Rescue, bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

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] 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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