Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 3 -- March 31, 2019

27] Maryland Food Bank benefit – through Mar. 31
28] Strengthening Our Democracy Rally -- Jan. 3
29] Adopt an animal – Jan. 3
30] Free Produce Thursday – Jan. 3
31] Food Rescue – Jan. 3
32] Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Monthly Meeting – Jan. 3
33] A Congress Unlike Any Before – Jan. 3
34] Political Action Committee Meeting – Jan. 3
35] Meet Delegate Pam Queen – Jan. 3
36] LGBTQ Dems share their legislative priorities – Jan. 3
37] WIB peace vigils – Jan. 4
38] White House vigil – Jan. 4
39] Food Rescue – Jan. 4
27] – On Thurs., Jan. 3 through Sun., Mar. 31, 2019, there is a Maryland Food Bank Benefit, hosted by The Admirals Cup - Fells Point, Baltimore, 1647 Thames St., Baltimore 21231. Do we give so we shall receive, or give because it feels good?  Giving has never felt better or made a more significant impact than this unique opportunity. The Maryland Food Bank and Harbor Magic Hotels presents “HOLIDAY GIVEBACK.”   Experience the adventures of the Fells Point at one of the two beautiful Harbor Magic Hotels: The Admiral Fell Inn or the Inn at Henderson’s Wharf.  Gracefully awaken to the aromas and tastes of a fabulous breakfast and set sail on your day in one of the most amazing places in America. Harbor Magic is donating 10% of dollars generated from this promotion to benefit the Maryland Food Bank. BOOK NOW at Call (410) 534-5555. See

28] – On Thurs., Jan. 3, show up and project the newly-won congressional power in 2019. Demand our MoCs stand strong and continue to reject any new funding for Trump’s wall. And Indivisibles have more than 100 events planned to kick off the new Congress.  Indivisibles all over the country will show up at district offices or hold rallies in their community to tell their members of Congress (MoCs) the people are not slowing down now. Fight for progressive policies, support progressive champions, and hold both Republicans and Democrats accountable when they don’t fight for their constituents.

There is a Strengthening Our Democracy Rally on Thurs., Jan. 3 at noon at the Kent Island Office of Representative Andy Harris, 100 Olde Point Village, Suite 101, Chester, MD 21619. The rally is part of a nationwide Indivisible Day of Action. As the Democrat-controlled House prepares to introduce H.R. 1, send the message that we want it to be a robust democracy reform bill! We want reforms on voter empowerment and access, the groundwork for a constitutional amendment to reform our campaign finance system, and reforms to crack down on corruption at all levels of the government. Go to

29] – On Thurs., Jan. 3 at noon and through Tues., Jan. 22, there is a daily adoption event at the Alexandria PETCO, hosted by Last Chance Animal Rescue, 6612 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22306-6601. Adoptable pups and kitties are available for same day adoption. Animals are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on age appropriate vaccines.  The event runs until 7 PM, except on Sundays when it ends at 6 PM.

To see available animals at the daily event, check out the daily adoption event album: To get the process started, submit an application today:

Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of this event; pre-event set-up, adoption counselors to animal handlers and so much more! To sign up, email your full name and phone number to Go to

30] – On Thurs., Jan. 3 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM, get involved with Free Produce Thursday, hosted by the City of Greenbelt Government at the Springhill Lake Elementary, 6060 Springhill Dr., Greenbelt 20770.  The Greenbelt Assistance in Living program partners with the DC Capital Area Food Bank and the University of Maryland Extension will provide FREE PRODUCE to local families.  PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BAGS AND ROLLING CARTS. Call Katherine Farzin, Community Outreach Coordinator, at (240) 542-2019.  Visit

31] – On Thurs., Jan. 3 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

32] – On Thurs., Jan. 3 from 5:50 to 7:30 PM, attend the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Monthly Meeting, hosted by Lower Shore Progressive Caucus at the Wicomico Public Libraries, 122 S. Division St., Centre Mall & Pittsville, Salisbury 21801.  Tickets are at The monthly meeting is to keep up with actions, community events, and all things in the growing progressive movement on the Lower Shore. Visit

33] – On Thurs., Jan. 3 from 6 to 9 PM, get over to A Congress Unlike Any Before: A New House Celebration, hosted by Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC 20009. The 2019 Newly Elected Members of Congress is the most diverse in US history! We’ve elected more women and more persons of color than ever before. We have Muslim, and Native American representation in the House and now, we have more age diversity as well with the addition of several millennials! Several members of Congress are expected to attend including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14th District), Maxine Waters (D-CA 43rd District), Hank Johnson (D-GA 4th District), Ro Khanna (D-CA 17th District), Andre Carson (D-IN 7th District), Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX 18th District) and others. The moderators are Medea Benjamin (CODEPINK) and Raed Jarrar (Iraqi-American Peace and Human Rights Activist).  There will an opportunity for discussion with any elected official who attends this celebratory event.  Seating is first come first served. Food and drink can be purchased throughout the event. See

34] – On Thurs., Jan. 3 from 6:30 to 8 PM, come to a Political Action Committee Meeting, hosted by the NAACP - Baltimore City Branch, 8 W. 26th St., Baltimore 21218. The Political Action Committee engages NAACP members and the community in fighting for equity and justice in government policies, housing, education, economic development and public safety. See

35] – Meet Delegate Pam Queen at her annual pre-session event on Thurs., Jan. 3 from 6:30 to 7:45 PM at DRY 85, 193 Main Street, Annapolis 21401.  For those who would still like to contribute, please visit to contribute by credit card. You can also make your check payable to Friends of Pamela Queen and mail it to 17340 Blossom View Drive, Olney 20832. Call Stephanie Binetti at 410-409-5560 or email

36] – On Thurs., Jan. 3 from 7 to 9 PM, hear the 2019 Legislative Priorities Presentation, hosted by the LGBTQ Democrats of Montgomery County at Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 3720 Farragut Ave. Suite 303, Kensington 20895. LGBTQ Dems share their legislative priorities with MoCo’s General Assembly delegation. The meeting is open to the public, but seating is limited so RSVPs to this Facebook event are appreciated. Check out

37] – On Fri., Jan. 4 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:

38] – On Fri.,  Jan. 4 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.

39] – On Fri., Jan. 4 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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