Monday, February 17, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 17 - 18, 2020

20] Phone banks for Bernie -- Feb. 17 - 18
21] Climate Lobby Night -- Feb. 17
22] Annapolis Action Night -- Feb. 17
23] Support Fair Maps Act – Feb. 17
24] Mayoral Debate – Feb. 17
25] Fundraising Reception for Bill Henry Feb. 17
26] Represent Maryland -- Feb. 17
27] Sunrise Teach-In -- Feb. 17
28] Get Money Out – Maryland call Feb. 17
29] Community Lobby Day Feb. 18

Join a Bernie 2020 Phonebank on Mon., Feb. 17 from 7 to 9 PM at the University of Maryland, Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center, 4131 Campus Drive, Huddle Room 1208, College Park 20742. Visit

  Come together with friends, family, and neighbors to call voters in support of Bernie! Phone banking is one of the most important things you can do to help the campaign win. Every call helps us grow our movement, turn Bernie supporters out to vote, and win this election in a landslide. You can come and send texts for Bernie as well! Note: In addition to a cell phone, please bring a laptop or tablet to make calls on the Bernie Dialer. Safari and Apple iOS tablets are NOT compatible with the Dialer at this time. Please download Chrome or Firefox beforehand if you can! Bring headphones or a headset. (If you do not have a compatible laptop/tablet, contact the host).

21] – The Chesapeake Climate Action Network Climate Lobby Night is taking place on Mon., Feb. 17 from 3:30 to 8:30 PM. Gather at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West Street, Annapolis 21401. Email Look at Get over to the Annapolis Action Night on Mon., Feb. 17 from 5 to 8 PM in the Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401.  Building a more just Maryland means taking values to Annapolis to tell legislators what matters to the Jewish community. Talk with legislators and make the case for immigrant justice, paid family and medical leave, police reform, and real criminal justice.

22] – On Mon., Feb. 17 from 5 to 8 PM, get with Annapolis Action Night, hosted by Jews United for Justice at Thomas Hunter Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis 21401. Building a more just Maryland means taking values to Annapolis to tell legislators what matters to the Jewish community. Talk with our legislators and make the case for immigrant justice, paid family and medical leave, police reform, and real criminal justice. RSVP at See

23] – Common Cause has endorsed the Fair Maps Act and will be hosting a lobby night in support of this critical reform on Mon., Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 8 PM.  Meet at the Common Cause Maryland office, 121 Cathedral Street, Annapolis 21401. RSVP at Every eligible voter has the right to be heard and to know that their vote counts in selecting their congress member and the policies that affect their family, their friends, and their community. Talking points, fact-sheets, and all lobby night materials will be provided. Those in attendance will also receive a free Common Cause t-shirt to wear that evening. Light refreshments will be available.  Call 443.906.0442.

24] – Join the next #ValueMyVote2020 live-streamed debate on President's Day, as hosts its Mayoral Debate moderated by Wanda Keyes Heard, with panelists such as Ivan Bates Esq. and Ricarra Jones (SEIU1199) and more, between seven of the leading candidates for Baltimore City Mayor, including the following participants: Sheila Dixon, Mary Miller, Brandon Scott, T.J. Smith, Rikki Vaughn, Mary Washington and Carmichael Stokey Cannady.  This is happening on Mon., Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 8 PM at Function Co-working Community, 4709 Harford Road, Baltimore 21214. Go to

25] – On Mon., Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, get over to a Fundraising Reception for Bill Henry at Full Tilt Brewing, 5604 York Road, Baltimore 21212-3601. Bill is running for City Comptroller to provide thorough, independent oversight of the City’s fiscal and policy affairs. As Comptroller, Bill will protect the public interest through the office’s crucial roles in budgeting, auditing, and managing the City's real estate. Thanks to Angeli's Pizzeria of Little Italy for providing food for the event! Look at

26] – On Mon., Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 9:30 PM, attend a Lobby Night in the House of Delegates, hosted by Represent Maryland at 6 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401-1912. Join other Represent Maryland volunteers and supporters to lobby our state delegates for the #ProDemocracy solutions including public election funds, independent redistricting, and election security. Meet in the lobby at 5:30 PM or 6:45 PM.  There is a floor session starting at 8 PM, so the lobbying will end. Walk to a cafe or restaurant in Annapolis for a debrief and social session. See

27] – On Mon., Feb. 17 from 7 to 8:30 PM, check out the Sunrise Teach-In: Reflections on Standing Rock at the Cleveland Park Public Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008.  Three years ago, the Standing Rock protests were seen and heard across the country, inspiring many environmental activists including founders of the Sunrise Movement. But what does a just transition to a green new deal economy look like, in a land where colonization never truly ended? Join local Andean activist Huayra Forster, Marian from the Bolivia Solidarity Network, and Navajo activist, author and scholar Mark Charles, to learn about ongoing struggles of Native people, and envision environmental justice from an Indigenous perspective. Look at

28] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Feb. 17 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  There are two ways to join the conference: Dial 1 929 205 6099, and then use meeting ID: 512 862 260. Or Click on your device if you have downloaded the app from Zoom. The focus will be on organizational sign-ups, public relations, and logistics for lobbying in Annapolis.

29] – On Tues., Feb. 18 from 8 AM to noon, get with Community Lobby Days, hosted by Communities United, 2221 Maryland Ave., 2nd floor, Baltimore 21218.  Meet at the office at 7 AM for a bus ride to Annapolis to pressure your legislators. Email Look at

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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