Sunday, February 2, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 3 - 10, 2020

21] Urge Congress to Hold Hearings on the ERA – Feb. 3 & 10
22] Office Hours with Jill Carter -- Feb. 3
23] Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop – Feb. 3
24] Iowa Caucus Returns Watch Party – Feb. 3
25] Equity & Structure Committee Hearing #2 – Feb. 3
26] Moral Tragedy of Child Poverty – Feb. 3
27] Partners for Peace General Meeting Feb. 3
28] Iowa Watch Party -- Feb. 3
29] Iowa Watch Party -- Feb. 3
30] Get Money Out – Maryland call Feb. 3
31] Special Primary Election Day Feb. 4
32] Celebrate Transit Equity Day – Feb. 4
33] Protest killer drone research at JHU – Feb. 4
34] Civic Engagement - Network Delaware 3-Year Anniversary Kickoff – Feb. 4
21] – Urge Congress to Hold Hearings on the ERA, which would be supported by Katrina's Dream.  On Mon., Feb. 3 & Feb. 10 at 8 AM, make calls to Senator Graham at (202) 224-5972 and your senators for the ERA. Hold hearings on S.J. Res 6, and S.J. Res. 5 which calls for the removal of a deadline for passage of the ERA. Click on this link, and check out

22] – On Mon., Feb. 3 from 10 AM to 8 PM, check out Office Hours at Jill P. Carter For Congress, 3549 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore 21211-2520.  Stop by and canvass/phone bank! See

23] – On Mon., Feb. 3 from noon to 1:30 PM, be at the Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop, hosted by the Faculty Academic Center of Excellence at Towson – FACET. Learn about an OER mini-grant program and gain experience finding OERs for your courses. Lunch will be provided. The OER discussion will be facilitated by Librarian Rick Davis and USM leadership. Register at  Look at

24] – On Mon., Feb. 3 from 6:30 to 10 PM, get over to an Iowa Caucus Returns Watch Party, hosted by Baltimore Bern Unit.  Come celebrate the months of work the Baltimore Bern Unit has put in with one goal in mind: take corn country! Watch Bernie climb to the top of the charts! See

25] – On Mon., Feb. 3 from 6:30 to 8 PM, get over to Hearing #2, hosted by the Equity & Structure Committee at Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210.  The Committee will hold their second hearing for seven government reform charter amendments consisting of 19-0470 Exercise of Legislative Powers, 19-0467 Vetoes - Timing of Override, 19-0441 Charter Review Commission, 19-0382 City Administrator, 19-0381 Removal of Elected Officials, 19-0380 Vetoes and 19-0379 Ordinance of Estimates.  The Committee will hear public testimony on all legislation. Written testimony may be submitted in advance by emailing Samuel Johnson, Jr. at and Chairman Bill Henry at Testimony will be limited. There will be at least four more opportunities to testify on these amendments during subsequent work sessions. Go to

26] – You're invited to a discussion of the Moral Tragedy of Child Poverty on Mon., Feb. 3 at 7 PM at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008.  By official count, more than one out of every six children in the U.S. live beneath the poverty line. But statistics alone tell little of the story. The roots of the problem include the ineffectual remnants of our social welfare system, entrenched racism, and an unmotivated government.  In his newest book, “Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty,” director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative Jeff Madrick makes the case for a policy that would drastically reduce or end child poverty in the United States: a universal child allowance. Go to 

27] – On Mon., Feb. 3 at 7 PM, there is a Partners for Peace General Meeting, hosted by Harford County District A Newsletter at Presbury United Methodist Church, 806 Edgewood Road, Edgewood 21040.  Come and join a committee to be a part of the solution. See

28] – On Mon., Feb. 3 from 7:30 to 11 PM, check out an Iowa Caucus Watch Party, hosted by the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America at sPACYcLOUd, 2309 18th St. NW, WDC 20009.  Bernie taking Iowa would change the course of the remaining primary season--where do you want to be when those results come in? Make sure you’re surrounded by fellow socialists by coming to DSA’s Iowa Watch Party! See

29] – On Mon., Feb. 3 from 8 to 11 PM, come to an Iowa Caucus Watch Party, hosted by the AU College Democrats at McDowell Hall, WDC 20016.  Look at

30] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Feb. 3 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.

31] – On Tues., Feb. 4 from 7 AM to 7:30 PM, there is a Special Primary Election Day, hosted by Our Revolution Howard County, 7237 Swan Point Way, Columbia 21045-5006. Tuesday, February 4th, is the day of the special primary election to fill the remainder of Congressman Elijah Cummings’ term of office for the 7th Congressional District. Our Revolution volunteers will canvass and distribute literature at the polls for Jill Carter (endorsed by OR Maryland). Please help elect a true progressive. Drop by the home of Paul and Yvonne Baicich (410-992-9736) to get volunteer assignments, canvassing materials, and campaign literature for the polls. Drop by anytime while the polls are open. Check out

32] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tues., Feb. 4 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

33] – On February 4th, 2020, thousands of people across the United States will educate, agitate, and organize to ensure that we have accessible, environmentally friendly transit that creates good jobs and develops necessary infrastructure. Celebrate Transit Equity Day on Tues., Feb. 4 from 6:30 to 8 PM at CASA de Maryland Multicultural Center, 8151 15th Ave., Langley Park 20783.  Transit Equity Day, a national initiative that was launched by the Amalgamated Transit Union several years ago. TED is “celebrated” February 4, Rosa Parks’ birthday, in honor of the role she played in the civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on the (public) bus. Our mission is to elevate public transportation as a workers’ rights, civil rights and environmental issue. Contact Ruth White at Check out
34] – Civic Engagement - Network Delaware 3-Year Anniversary Kickoff is on Feb, 4 at 7 PM at the Christina Cultural Arts Center, 705 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Email

35] – On Tues., Feb. 4 from 7 to 8 PM, hear from Paul Krugman talk about his new book ARGUING WITH ZOMBIES, hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW, WDC 20001.  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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