Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 19 - 20, 2020

37] Commission on Sustainability Meeting – Feb. 19
38] Democratic Socialists of America Happy Hour – Feb. 19
39] Phonebank for Bernie – Feb. 19 & 20
40] Baltimore City Election Debate-- Feb. 19
41] Presidential Debate Watch Party – Feb. 19
42] World Day of Social Justice – Feb. 20
43] Water Protectors Prayer Walk – Feb. 20 – Feb. 23
44] Legislative Action Day – Feb. 20
45] Protest FERC – Feb. 20
47] Oppose Countering Violent Extremism training – Feb. 20
48] The Bomb: Presidents, Generals and the Secret History of Nuclear War – Feb. 20
49] Census Ambassadors – Feb. 20
50] February Committee Night Potluck – Feb. 20
51] "The Young Lords: A Radical History" – Feb. 20
37] -- On Wed., Feb.  19 from  5 to 7 PM, attend a February Commission on Sustainability Meeting, hosted by the Baltimore Office of Sustainability at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  The topic is Nature in the City.  Join commissioners and staff who are volunteer members representing environmental groups, community organizations, labor unions, public health and environmental justice interests, and private industry. Visit

38] – On Wed., Feb. 19 from 6 to 9 PM, attend the Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America New Member Happy Hour at the Charles Village Pub, 3107 St Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Go to

39] –Join a Bernie 2020 Phonebank on Wed., Feb. 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM  at a site between Tsunami and Whitehall Gallery, 51 West St., 2nd Floor, Annapolis 21401. Check out
Join a Bernie 2020 Phonebank on Thurs., Feb. 20 from 7 to 9 PM in the Belmont Meeting Room, Elkridge Branch Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge 21075. Go to

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).

40] – On Wed., Feb. 19 from 7 to 9 PM, come to a Baltimore City Election Debate, hosted by the Greater Remington Improvement Association in Kromer Hall, 335 W. 27th St., Baltimore 21211.  This debate is for City Council District 12 & 14 Candidates.  Email CNovoa@CalNurses.Org.

41] – On Wed., Feb. 19 from 8 to 11 PM, attend the 9th Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party, hosted by Mobtown Shank and Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road, Baltimore 21211. Will Biden continue to just string random words together in the hopes they might make sense to someone? Are Buttigieg and Klobuchar saviors of establishment Dems? Are Bernie and Liz friends again? Is Bloomberg rich enough to buy himself a presidency and save himself billions from a Sanders/Warren wealth tax?  RSVP if you plan on attending. The limit is 30 people. See

42] -- On November 26, 2007, the General Assembly declared that, starting from the sixty-third session of the General Assembly, February 20 will be celebrated annually as the World Day of Social Justice. Look at

43] -- On Thurs., Feb. 20 starting at 6:45 AM through Sun., Feb 23 at noon, catch up with a Water Protectors Prayer Walk-2020 in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Native Youth Alliance. This is the 3rd annual prayer walk after Standing Rock. Remember what happened at Standing Rock. And continue that prayer for the elements of Life, Water, Air, Fire, & Earth. Visit

44] -- On Thurs., Feb. 20 from 7:30 AM to 5 PM, attend Legislative Action Day, hosted by 1199 SEIU Maryland/DC in Annapolis. Join 1199 members in Annapolis for our annual Legislative Action Day! This is our chance to meet with lawmakers and advocate for laws that will improve the lives of Maryland’s working families. Food and transportation will be provided. Buses leave the Baltimore and New Carrollton offices at 7:45 AM. Sign up at  See

45] – Call for the replacement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) with the Federal Renewable Energy Commission (FREC)! On Thurs., Feb. 20, at the next monthly meeting of the FERC commissioners, Beyond Extreme Energy and many other groups will be making its presence felt. Let those who are making FERC an even worse agency--FERC Chair Neil Chatterjee (former Mitch McConnell aide) and Commissioner Bernard McNamee (lifetime fossil fuel industry booster)--know what we think about what they have been doing!

46] – On Thurs., Feb. 20 at 9:30 AM, go to Lobby Day for End-Of-Life Option Act. Compassion & Choices is dedicated to passing the Maryland Richard E. Israel and Roger “Pip” Moyer End of Life Option Act (HB643) and companion bill SB 701, which would authorize medical aid in dying in Maryland. Visit

47] -- MD-ACLU has called attention to legislation in Annapolis (HB741: Empowering Communities to Counter Racially Motivated  Violent Extremism Program Fund) which aims to provide funding for the State to implement the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) surveillance program. It is based on the Montgomery County Model. Both MD-ACLU and CAIR-MD are opposing it but they are seeking out grassroots contacts to join this effort.  The last Strong Cities CVE training by Montgomery County included the daughter of a Philippines dictator who murders those who he deems as being guilty of extremism. Visit  The Senate Hearing for the bill will be on February 20, and on the Delegate side on February 25.  You can provide oral and/or written testimony. If you have never done this but want to submit something, feel free to contact Susan Kerin [].

48] – On Thurs., Feb.  20 from 5 to 6:30 PM, catch a discussion The Bomb: Presidents, Generals and the Secret History of Nuclear War featuring Author and Historian Fred Kaplan with remarks by Ernest J. Moniz, Nuclear Threat Initiative Co-Chair and CEO.  Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by Mr. Kaplan at the reception that will follow.  The talk is at 1776 Eye Street NW, Suite 600, WDC 20006. Visit

49] – The Immigration Outreach Service Center is sharing an invitation from the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs. MIMA is seeking bilingual individuals to become Census Ambassadors this spring.  You are invited to Volunteer Training to become a Census Ambassador on the following dates on Thurs., Feb. 20 at 6 PM at Moravia Park Elementary School or Sat., Feb. 29 at 10:30 AM at the Y in Waverly.  Contact MIMA at or register for the training at  Call 410-323-8564.

50] – On Thurs., Feb. 20 from 6 to 8 PM, come to a February Committee Night Potluck, hosted by Communities United, 2221 Maryland Ave., 2nd floor, Baltimore 21218.  Break bread and roll up your sleeves. Find out about the plans for the year and be a part of the changes for the better. Please bring something to share, if you can. Kids and youth especially welcome.  Visit

51] – On Thurs., Feb. 20 from 7 to 10 PM, Johanna Fernández presents "The Young Lords: A Radical History," hosted by Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  Against the backdrop of America’s escalating urban rebellions in the 1960s, an unexpected cohort of New York radicals unleashed a series of urban guerrilla actions against the city’s racist policies and contempt for the poor. Their dramatic flair, uncompromising vision, and skillful ability to link local problems to international crises riveted the media, alarmed New York’s political class, and challenged nationwide perceptions of civil rights and black power protest. The group called itself the Young Lords.

Fernández is assistant professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York and editor of Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Go to

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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