Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 6 - 7, 2020

45] Vigil Outside of the National Prayer Breakfast – Feb. 6
46] Hearing to Support the Democracy for All Amendment – Feb. 6
48] Food Rescue at Dovecote Café– Feb. 6
49] Maryland Legal Agenda for Women's Annual Legislative Reception – Feb. 6
50] See a screening of “Broken Trust: Athlete Abuse Exposed” – Feb. 6
51] Breaking the School Pipeline to Prison – Feb. 6
52] The Peoples Town Hall – Feb. 6
53] BIKE LOVE – Feb. 6
54] City Council District 4 Forum – Feb. 6
55] The Legislative Briefing – Feb. 6
56] White House vigil – Feb. 7
57] WIB peace vigils – Feb. 7
45] – On Thurs., Feb. 6 from 8:30 to 10:30 AM, Vigil Outside of the National Prayer Breakfast, hosted by Young Evangelicals for Climate Action outside the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, WDC 20009.  Read an open letter to the attendees of the National Prayer Breakfast and host a prayer vigil for climate victims. See

46] --On Thurs., Feb. 6 from 10 AM to 1 PM, attend a Committee Hearing to Support the Democracy for All Amendment, hosted by People For the American Way at the Rayburn House Office Building, WDC 20515.  H.J. Res. 2 will have a public hearing for the first time in the 116th Congress. The hearing will be in room 2141. This proposed constitutional amendment would overturn Supreme Court cases like Citizens United and get big money out of politics. The hearing will be before the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee where expert witnesses will inform the many ways that outsized spending in elections has contributed to many of the most pressing challenges of our time, whether it be inequality, climate change or gun violence.  H.J. Res. 2 currently has 209 cosponsors and is the leading amendment proposal in Congress to get big money out of politics and create a democracy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and powerful. Currently, 20 states and over 800 municipalities have passed measures in support of an amendment to overturn Citizens United, and grassroots support continues to grow every day.  If you can’t make it out, here’s a link to the committee website. Check this link on hearing day:  See

47] -- Support the MINIMUM WAGE HIKE BATTLE IN ANNAPOLIS and attend the Thurs., Feb. 6 at 1 PM hearing at the Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis.  SEIU Local 32BJ — janitors, security guards, building and food service workers, and airport workers– is backing a Maryland General Assembly bill that would raise the minimum wage at BWI, the Port of Baltimore, and Baltimore Penn Station to $12.97 with an additional $4.48 for healthcare costs. “This would constitute a life changing raise for thousands of workers at BWI” says Thomas Lee, a 32BJ staffer. “We are asking for community allies to join airport workers at the hearing to show support for the bill.”

48] – On Thurs., Feb. 6 from 4 to 5 PM, Food Rescue Baltimore is working with Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food.  See

49] –    On Thurs., Feb, 6 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, attend the Maryland Legal Agenda for Women's Annual Legislative Reception and Briefing. This is your opportunity to learn about the legislation that will make up the 2020 Legislative Agenda and to meet with legislators and discuss issues important to women. The briefing and reception will be held in the House of Delegates Office Building, 6 Bladen Street, Rooms 170-180, Annapolis 21401. Please be sure to bring a photo identification in order to enter the House building. Email or call 443-519-1005. Look at

50] – On Thurs., Feb. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, see a screening of “Broken Trust: Athlete Abuse Exposed” at University of Baltimore School of Law, 1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201.  The documentary gives voice to the courageous women and men who have dared to speak up against abuse on all levels. Told through interviews with Olympic and national-class athletes, coaches and experts, Broken Trust looks at how and why abuse takes place and what needs to be done to stop it.  The special guest speaker is attorney Jessica Armstrong, former elite gymnast and advocate for abuse survivors. This event is open to the public at no charge. Visit and

51] – On Thurs., Feb. 6 from 6 to 9 PM, get with Breaking the School Pipeline to Prison: Restorative Justice, hosted by the Howard County Black Lives Matter in Our Schools Week of Action at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia 21045.  Learn about the impact of the School to Prison Pipeline on Black and Brown youth and how Restorative Justice is crucial to addressing racism in education. This event will also feature a very special youth panel who will share about their experiences as students in HCPSS.

52] – On Thurs., Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 PM, the Campaign for Justice, Safety & Jobs is hosting The Peoples Town Hall at Douglas Memorial Community Church, 1325 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Stay in front of issues of Police Reform, and it will be facilitated and implemented by community and in community.  Refreshments and dinner will be provided. RSVP at

53] – On Thurs., Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 PM, check out BIKE LOVE: Bikemore's Valentine's Day Bash! It is happening at The HandleBar Café, 511 S. Caroline St., Baltimore 21231.  This is the 3rd Annual Bike Love, a party dedicated to loving your bike, your friends who bike, your bike lane, your bike advocacy organization, and your bike friendly political leaders!  Get to know the Bikemore team, and meet lots of other people who share your love for biking.  Make Valentines for elected officials!  Email  Visit

54] – On Thurs., Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, come to the Northside Baptist Church, 1100 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore 21239 for a forum on the election for City Council District 4, hosted by Councilperson Bill Henry. Email CNovoa@CalNurses.Org.

55] -- There is a Sierra Club Legislative Briefing on Thurs, Feb. 6 at 7 PM at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road, Lutherville 21093.  Get ready for Lobby Night by coming to this informative session.  Know what to expect, how to speak to the issues, and generally get prepared and know your stuff on Lobby Night!  Contact Debbie Kleinmann at or (410) 828-4070. See

56] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 7 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649,  

57] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., Feb. 7 from noon to 1 PM.  One is at McKeldin Square, corner of Light and Pratt Sts., in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore.  Use the purple circulator line.  Enjoy an AFTER VIGIL LUNCH from the food trucks in the Inner Harbor.  Bring Your Own Sandwich or stop by one of the food trucks in the McKeldin Square.

Another is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore.  Free Parking available. Vigil from noon to 1 PM. Lunch in the Bistro at 1 PM. If there's a storm, there is no vigil, but there will be lunch. Contact Anne:  The final vigil is in Chestertown, Kent County on the Eastern Shore at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row. Email

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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