Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 24 - 25, 2020

53] Train with CCAN – June 24
54] Bail out people, not polluters – June 24
55] I Saw a Bird June 24
56] Planning a Virtual Town Hall – June 24
57] CODEPINK on the Radio -- June 25
58] Rethink Media for August 6 and 9 – June 25
59] Health Care Task Force – June 25
60] Defend the ACA – June 25
61] Legislative Solutions to Stop Police Brutality – June 25
62] Mobilizing for Justice – June 25
63] Come celebrate with Communities United! -- June 25
64] Myth of Black on Black Crime – June 25
65] Pride Webinar – June 25
66] Vote Safe 2020 – June 25
53] – This is the best time to get involved in a climate change fighting organization without leaving your couch!  On Wed., June 24 at 7 PM, Tune in at  Learn how to level up your advocacy and volunteer with Chesapeake Climate Action Network on its work fighting the Eastern Shore Pipeline, bringing a climate stimulus to Maryland, fighting for justice, voter education, and more.

54] – While the country’s attention is on the crises surrounding us -- the coronavirus pandemic, police brutality and racial injustice, food insecurities, and rising unemployment numbers -- the fossil fuel industry has been working quietly to profit. Over the last few months, it has pushed forward pipelines like the Keystone XL, lobbied the EPA to drop pollution controls, and tried to get out of providing healthcare for sick workers. The oil industry has even convinced Trump to push ahead with royalty relief to make it cheaper to drill in public waters -- putting marine life and coastal communities at risk. Now, fossil fuel companies are lobbying to get additional bailout funds that should be directed to the people of America, frontline workers and small businesses, instead of Big Polluters that harm our planet. Join a virtual briefing: Bail out people, not polluters on Wed., June 24 at 7 PM ET.  RSVP at  After you RSVP, you will be sent details via email on how to join other Friends of the Earth Action members for this discussion.

55] – You’re invited to the next installment of I Saw a Bird on Wed., June 24 at 7 PM ET via Zoom and Facebook Live:  Learn what to do if you find a baby bird away from its nest with Rita McMahon from Wild Bird Fund, meet some of the organizers behind the first-ever Black Birders Week, and then hear how Audubon celebrates Pride with its inclusive birding events, Let’s Go Birding Together.

56] – Get with the Payback Project: Planning a Virtual Town Hall on Wed., June 24 at 8 PM ET.  Are you an Indivisible Group planning a virtual town hall for the Payback Project week of action on July 6th-12th? If so, join in to learn how to plan virtual town halls in the time of COVID. You'll have a chance to hear from Indivisible Groups who have successfully planned virtual events since the pandemic and brainstorm ways to make your town hall successful. Visit

57] – Tune into the weekly CODEPINK radio show at 11 AM ET on Thurs., June 25.  Catch the discussion about ending the militarization of our police forces. Visit

58] – Rethink Media has an upcoming webinar for those involved in this year’s Hiroshima/Nagasaki anniversary efforts, focused on the digital toolkit which can now be found on the campaign website at Register for the webinar on Thurs., June 25 at 3 PM ET at

59] – This unprecedented crisis has laid bare all the shortcomings in our healthcare system, including how employer-based health care fails when millions of people lose their jobs. This crisis has demonstrated the need for transformative change, especially when it comes to rooting out the racism and neglect that affects health care coverage and access to medical services for people of color. Medicare for All is needed now more than ever. Everyone in, nobody out. 

It’s never been more urgent to get involved in the fight for health justice. Attend on Thurs., June 25 from 5:30 to 7 PM to witness the launch of a new Health Care Task Force in order to build a multi-racial, broad based, statewide movement to work for fundamental health reform. The Task Force will be powered by people like you, and by collaboration with Progressive Maryland partner groups like the Maryland Progressive Health Care Coalition and the national affiliate People’s Action. RSVP for the virtual meeting here.!

60] – Join Speaker Pelosi and others to help defend the ACA on Thurs., June 25 from 6 to 7:30 PM, hosted by Health Care Voter and Obamacare.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is under attack yet again. If Republicans’ Health Care Repeal Lawsuit ultimately succeeds, health insurance companies will be able to deny coverage to more than 130 million Americans, including people with pre-existing conditions like diabetes, asthma, and cancer. Text “OnTheLine” to 52886 to get a text when this live-stream starts and go to to learn more.  Go to 
61] - There is a CUAH Online Forum: Legislative Solutions to Stop Police Brutality on Thurs., June 25 from 6 to 7:30 PM.  Protests against the police killings of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Tony McDade, Robert White, Finan Berhe, and many others are building momentum behind legislation to end police brutality.  Please join CUAH and our co-sponsors for this forum to discuss what the Congressional, State Assembly, and Montgomery County Council leaders below are doing to enact solutions.  Activists and civil rights leaders will also talk about what you can do to push for reforms. Some of the participants are Hon. Chris Van Hollen, US Senator, Hon. Will Smith, Maryland State Senator and Chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, Hon. Tom Hucker, Montgomery County Council Member and others.  RSVP at no later than June 25th at noon. You will be sent a link or dial-in number to join the Forum through your computer or phone.

62] – Join us Thursday evening for the launch of our virtual series of learning and healing, Fueled by Faith 2020: Mobilizing for Justice.  It kicks off with Valarie Kaur, author of “See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love.” The first 100 registrants will receive a free EBook of Kaur’s latest book, so RSVP now!

 Join in the coming weeks to feed your spirit in the community, online together. RSVP for this talk on Thurs., June 25 at 6 PM ET --

63] – Come celebrate with Communities United! The growing movement for Black lives provided enough public pressure to win SOME defunding for the Baltimore City Police! CU fights for changes here in Baltimore, for the state of Maryland, as well as nationally. Join CU on Thurs., June 25 at 6 PM for a Virtual Committee Night Potluck by Zoom or on Facebook. Call in at 301 715 8592, and enter meeting ID: 868 6385 4682, then Password: 344577.  See Call 410-212-2225.

64] – On Thurs., June 25 from 6 to 7 PM, check out the Myth of Black on Black Crime, hosted by Baltimore Ceasefire 365.  Join the Zoom Meeting at  The Meeting ID is 853 5757 5810, and the password is 297026. Dial by your location -- +1 301 715 8592, with the Meeting ID: 853 5757 5810 and the password is 297026.

65] – Workers World Party invites you to a Pride Webinar on Thurs. June 25 at 8 PM ET. The LGBTQ2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two Spirit+) movement arose from two bicoastal rebellions -- the 1966 Compton Cafeteria Riots in San Francisco, and the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion in New York City. Both rebellions after decades of police attacks, raids, harassment and violence were led by transgender people (mostly transwomen) and queer street youth who fought back. Since 1969, June has been celebrated as “Pride” month all over the country. This June, LGBTQ2S+ organizations and activists have dedicated pride to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Speakers Include Sofia Sepulveda - Sofia is a first-generation Mexican American Trans Latina Healthcare organizer for the Texas Organizing Project. She is the co-lead-organizer for the Medicare for All March in San Antonio and the Million Women’s March in Washington; and Mumia Abu-Jamal - journalist and radio personality who has been in prison for 39 years.
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We’re still in the midst of a pandemic and with demands for change accelerating to all-time highs, effectively navigating change in an unpredictable landscape will be crucial as we turn to the polls in November and beyond.

66] – On Thurs., July 25 at 8:30 PM EST, tune into Vote Safe 2020 Live - a 2-hour livestream educating us on how we can vote safe in 2020. Be on the frontlines of the movement to register voters, vote at home and vote safely in person in November.  RSVP at

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Baltimore, MD 21212.  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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