Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 22 -- 24, 2020

42] Flip the Senate – April 22
43] Earth Day -- April 22 - 24
44] Food Pantry – April 22
45] Explaining Israel -- April 22
46] Carbon Pricing April 22
47] Sanctions and the effects on reconstruction in Syria – April 22
48] Discuss Saving the Economy – April 22
49] Resilience and Action in the Face of Crisis – April 22
50] Healthcare Emergency online town hall April 22
51] Public Transit from Pandemic and Beyond -- April 22
52] I Saw a Bird: Audubon’s Spring Migration Show -- April 22
42] – Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is working to flip the Senate by supporting strong progressive challengers, and by keeping great incumbents in office. Corporate Democrats oppose policies we need like the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, Climate Emergency Action, Clean Elections, Dignity for Immigrants, Ending Corporate Rule, and Peace. Volunteer to Help PDA Build a Massive Progressive Wave by emailing mikefox@pdamerica.org.

43] –   This 50th anniversary of Earth Day marks a turning point. Demand that Congress and major corporations put forward bold policies that will create a stronger democracy and chart a path to a more equitable, clean energy economy that can help lead us out of this crisis. Each of the three days has a focus: Day 1 - Wed., April 22: refuse to cooperate with business as usual where corporate power overshadows the health of our communities and our planet; Day 2 - Thurs., April 23: call for a divestment from fossil fuels; and Day 3 - Fri., April 24: commit to voting in November. Sign on https://www.earthdaylive2020.org/?source=sierra-club-climate&referrer=group-sierra-club-climate.

44] –   On Wed., April 22 and Thurs., April 23 and continuing from 11 AM to 1 PM, there is a Food Pantry Pick-up at Saint Wenceslaus Roman Catholic Church, 2111 Ashland Ave., Baltimore 21205. The Lucielle Fitzgerald Outreach Center is open to provide food to those in need.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, please come to the handicapped entrance on Duncan St. Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/168099294325936/?event_time_id=168099314325934.

45] –  It took over a year, three elections, seemingly interminable negotiations and an unprecedented pandemic crisis -- but today, Israeli politicians formed a new government. Netanyahu and Gantz Form a New Government: Has the countdown to annexation begun?
This webinar is on Wed., April 22 at 11:30 AM ET, and one can register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rjTEE-zyTauzrBElNqmA2A.

46] – April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which marked the start of the modern environmental movement.  Register for Friends Committee on National Legislation's Earth Day online lobby training on Wed., April 22 at noon. You will be given the tools to educate your member of Congress on why carbon pricing is a crucial step in addressing climate change. Go to https://act.fcnl.org/event/quaker-welcome-center/1528/signup/?akid=12176.152065.LEhXL6&rd=1&t=19&utm_campaign=lam&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ak.

47] – Commonsense on Syria continues on Wed., April 22 at 1 PM, and you will have the chance to hear two Syrian experts discuss the issue of the unilateral (non-UN-authorized) sanctions that the United States and some European countries have imposed on Syria and the dire effects these sanctions are having on Syria's ability to rebuild areas devastated through the years of conflict and on its equally damaged public health infrastructure.  The panelists are Dr. Issa Al-Chaer, a researcher and peace activist with special interest in strengthening community bridges and interfaith relations to solve conflicts, and Dr. Adnan Azzouz, Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Qasyoun Private University in Damascus and a Lecturer at the Institute of Labor Studies in Damascus. Pre-register at bit.ly/commonSyria.
48] –The Century Foundation [mailto:events@tcf.org] is inviting you to Discuss Saving the Economy and Avoiding Another Housing Crisis on Wed., April 22 from 2:30 to 3 PM . ‌ ‌ ‌ The COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on the U.S. economy. Join a digital discussion with Andrew Stettner, senior fellow at The Century Foundation, and Katherine O’Regan, professor of public policy and planning at NYU Wagner and a faculty director of NYU's Furman Center, about Congress's response to the pandemic; what actions lawmakers should take next to ensure an inclusive, equitable economic recovery; and how to stave off another housing crisis. Sign up for this online discussion via Zoom at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saving-the-economy-and-avoiding-housing-crisis-in-the-wake-of-covid-19-tickets-102716716464?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=d6b8015037&mc_eid=0f57b5a0fa.

49] –   Grassroots Women Leaders will examine Resilience and Action in the Face of Crisis at a Livestream on Earth Day, Wed., April 22 from 3:30 to 4:30  EDT.  RSVP at https://sc.org/SC_WEA_Live.  This is put together by the Sierra Club and the Gender, Equity and Environment Program and Women's Earth Alliance (WEA).

50] – Progressive Democrats of America invites you to join a Healthcare Emergency online town hall / webinar on Wed., April 22 from 4 to 5 PM ET. Dr. Bill Honigman and guest speakers will address your concerns and answer your questions about the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Contact Mike Fox to RSVP to join Wednesday’s Emergency Healthcare Webinar at MikeFox@PDAmerica.org. You must RSVP. The access codes, phone numbers, etc. have changed.  

51] – Check out a Virtual Town Hall on Public Transit from Pandemic and Beyond on Wed., April 22 at 7 PM. Public transit is an absolutely essential service during the COVID-19 crisis. Heroic transit operators are getting frontline doctors, nurses and healthcare workers to hospitals and employees to grocery stores to serve our communities.  During the pandemic, Baltimore city transit riders have experienced cancelled or reduced service making it very difficult for essential employees to get between home and work. Lack of proper equipment and other safety protections are also putting transit riders and operators at increased risk. Register to receive the meeting information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/townhall-ii-public-transit-during-pandemic-and-beyond-tickets-102942886946.

52] – On Wed., April 22 at 7 PM ET, join I Saw a Bird: Audubon’s Spring Migration Show in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. RSVP at https://audubon.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sn7EGQtHRfWzeG-LxVpeiw?emci=cbd7f7c4-0581-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&emdi=5f037e96-6782-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&ceid=2504878.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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