Monday, August 5, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 6 - 7, 2019

35] DC Statehood Phone Bank – Aug. 6
36] Hiroshima Vigil Aug. 6
37] Night Out for Safety and Liberation – Aug. 6
39] National Press Club Luncheon with Rep. Elijah Cummings – Aug. 7
40] Campaign to Decriminalize Poverty – Aug. 7
41] Meeting for the Baltimore Poor People's Campaign – Aug. 7
42] DC Working Families Monthly Meeting – Aug. 7
43] Training for a Plastic Bag Survey – Aug. 7
44] Occupation Free DC Meeting – Aug. 7
45] York Road Partnership monthly meeting – Aug. 7
35] –  Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., Aug. 6 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004 in room G-9. Join the Washington, DC Statehood Office for a DC Statehood Phone Bank. Call state legislatures across the US to raise awareness of DC residents' lack of full and equal voting representation in Congress.   Phones, scripts, materials, and light refreshments will be provided. See

36] – On Tues., Aug. 6 from noon to 1 PM, join a vigil hosted by the Pacem PeaceSeekers on the 74th Anniversary/Memorial of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima at Rodney Square, Wilmington, DE.

37] – The ANSWER Coalition encourages you to attend the Night Out for Safety and Liberation on Tues., Aug. 6 from 5 to 9 PM at the Madison House, 1611 U St. SE, WDC 20020.  Use the Anacostia Metro (Green Line).  It's a nationwide event that began in 2013, partly as a response to the murder of Trayvon Martin. He was killed by George Zimmerman, who was patrolling a housing development and was suspicious of Trayvon. Trayvon's murder was a horrific reminder that neighborhood watch programs and surveillance are not a pathway to safety, especially for communities of color. The Night Out for Safety and Liberation is to re-imagine what public safety looks like. The event will have food, art, performers, and local vendors. Childcare and ASL interpretation will be available.  RSVP

38] – Get over to the HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION on Tues., Aug. 6 at 5 PM at 34th & N. Charles Streets and demonstrate against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts, including research on killer drones, commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and celebrate the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. At 6 PM march to Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore.  Enjoy some refreshments.  At 6:30 PM, we will recognize the Back from the Brink movement, the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty and the call for divestment from corporations profiting from nuclear weapons and endless war. Then hear from Ms. Michiko Kodama, an atomic bomb survivor, a Hibakusha, from Hiroshima.  , who will come from Japan to share a horrifying experience. At 8 PM, depart for a community dinner with our guests at 18-8 Sushi, 727 W. 40th St., Suite 138, Baltimore 21211. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

39] – On Wed., Aug. 7 from 12:30 to 2 PM, attend the National Press Club Headliners Luncheon with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) at 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, WDC 20045.  The chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will address the Oversight Committee’s investigations into the Trump Administration. In a recent letter to acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Cummings complained that the White House had ignored the committee's requests for information and has not complied with the Presidential Records Act. The committee is seeking notes on President Trump's private conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Lunch will be served in the club’s Holeman Lounge at 12:30 PM, with remarks beginning at 1 PM, followed by a question-and-answer session. Tickets cost $25 for National Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. For all ticketing-related questions, please email Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. Look at

40] – On Wed., Aug. 7 from 6 to 7:30 PM, come to the Delaware Campaign to Decriminalize Poverty Meeting, hosted by Network Delaware and Delaware Center for Justice, Inc. at 719 N. Shipley St., Wilmington, Delaware 19801.  Tickets are at  The Delaware Campaign to Decriminalize Poverty is organizing Delawareans to help enact legislation to radically change the way court fines and fees are imposed in Delaware. Seek to end the suspension of driver’s licenses and incarceration for inability to pay and for Delaware courts to assess a person’s ability to pay a fine or fee before determining the amount. Urge alternatives to fines and fees as revenue and as punishment. Check out

41] – The Coordinating Committee Meeting for the Baltimore Poor People's Campaign is Wed., Aug. 8 from 6 to 8 PM at Oak Hill Center, 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore.  This will be an opportunity to check-in on this Summer of Healthcare and Housing events and organizing activities and to discuss next steps. Anyone who has been a part of or is interested in being a part of planning our ongoing organizing is welcome to attend. Forward Together! Call Ashley at 443-977-3531.

42] - On Wed., Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 8 PM, come to a DC Working Families Monthly Meeting at 1730 M St. NW, WDC 20036-4541.  Tickets are at Help build a movement of individuals developing their skills as activists, working collaboratively to recruit, support, and elect the next generation of progressive candidates in DC. Use new tools alongside tried-and-true methods of organizing to get out the vote and win campaigns that mean real change for DC.  Go to

43] – On Wed., Aug 7 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get with HoCo Training for a Plastic Bag Survey, organized by the Sierra Club Howard County Group at 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia 21044.  Contact Pat Hersey at or 443-538-5995.  The Howard County Sierra Club and Less Plastic Please are teaming up to conduct a survey of the types of bags used by shoppers in about two dozen grocery stores in Howard County – reusable bags, plastic bags, paper bags, and un-bagged merchandise.  Enumerators will observe shoppers’ bag choices for one hour at each store exit. If you’d like to volunteer to conduct the survey, please join us at this training session!

The survey will take place over several weekends in August.  The results will be used to advocate for the Howard County plastic bag fee this fall and to monitor the program’s impact.  Similar surveys are being conducted across Maryland counties to advocate for state-wide legislation.  At the training, you will learn about the legislation, the impact of a bag fee in other jurisdictions, the objective of the survey, the questions we’ll be able to address, the timing of the survey, and how to observe and record bag use.  You will also be assigned grocery stores to observe.

44] – On Wed., Aug. 7 at 7 PM, come to an Occupation Free DC Meeting hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Metro.  Go to  Email to RSVP and receive the address of each meeting.  It's an exciting time to join the Occupation Free DC campaign! Come to the meeting to learn how to help build power for the campaign to end DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) participation in US-Israel police exchanges.

Real safety means investing in our community, not in biased police trainings. Learn more about the campaign at  SIGN & SHARE THE PETITION: Look at

45] – On Wed., Aug. 7 from 7:15 to 8:30 PM, get over to the York Road Partnership monthly general meeting at Govans Boundary Parish UMC, 5210 York Rd., Baltimore 21212.  The agenda includes a presentation by Clean Water Action on sewage/water help, and a report by the BPD Consent Decree Implementation Unit on the status of the decree. 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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