Saturday, October 31, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert – November 1 – 3, 2020

 Baltimore Activist Alert – November 1 – 3, 2020

 "I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

 Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to

 If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Get involved with NCNR   

4] Progressive Democrats of America need your help

5] Virtual Phone Bank – Nov. 1 – 3

6] Election Week Daily Morning Ritual – Nov. 1 - 3

7] Sacred Democracy – Nov. 1

8] National Call for Prayer and Service – Nov. 1

9] Victory Fest – Nov. 1

10] Help reach voters in Georgia. – Nov. 1

11] Phone banking – Nov. 1 - 3


13] Get out the vote for Kara Eastman.  – Nov. 1

14] Chill with the Women’s March – Nov. 1

15] Get out the Vote – Nov. 1

16] Pentagon Peace Vigil – Nov. 2

17] Webinar on Target 2045 – Nov. 2


1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.

To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

4] – Election Day is coming up in two days. Progressive Democrats of America need your help now. Sign up at to make phone calls.

5] – OUR REVOLUTION is holding a Virtual Phone Bank on Sun., Nov 1 from 7 AM to 8 PM EST, Mon., Nov. 2 from 7 AM to 8 PM EST, and Tues., Nov. 3 from 7 AM to 8 PM EST. Sign up at

6] – This is a particularly fraught time in an already difficult year – but it will also be an opportunity for us to join in community, grieve, pray, and replenish our capacities to take action. The JVP Rabbinical Council and its friends are hosting: Resolve and Compassion: Election Week Daily Morning Rituals starting Sun., Nov. 1 through Fri., Nov. 6, each day at 8 AM ET. Tune at

7] - Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM.  On Sun., Nov. 1, the platform address is “Sacred Democracy.”  For many Ethical Humanists, the collective effort to assure that our system of government honors the worth of every person is as close we get to a “sacred” quest. In this context, the term holds only secular meaning indicating veneration of the democratic process. William MacKintire Salter, who served as Leader at Ethical Societies in Chicago and Philadelphia a century ago, saw democracy as sacred only when it treats every individual as precious and of inherent worth. On the brink of our election, with democracy being challenged by apathy, economic inequality, racial injustice, and voter repression, what does it mean to say that our form of government is sacred? Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. See  

8] – On Election Day, beginning at 8 AM (ET), the Poor People's Campaign will broadcast 15-minute prayers every hour, and hold a special MORE Prophetic Vote Election Night Service from 9 to 11:30 PM (ET).  There is a National Call for Prayer and Service on Sun., Nov. 1 at 11 AM ET. Bishop William J. Barber II will deliver a prophet sermon to the nation at the historic Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University entitled "We Know What We Must Do." Following the service, all participants are invited to join a Poor People's Campaign text bank co-hosted by Howard University to text poor and low-income voters to get out the vote and make sure their votes are protected.  Tune in at

9] – Thousands of young people across the country are organizing to make sure this election has the biggest turnout this country has ever seen. On Sun., Nov. 1 at 11 AM, Mon., Nov. 2 at  1 PM and Tues., Nov. 3 at 11 AM, join in for Victory Fest 2020, an 6-day online event that will give everyone in the movement a chance to help get out the vote. Register at  Each day of Victory Fest, there will be events to reach young voters in swing states and fight to elect Green New Deal champions to Congress. In between phone and text banking shifts, you can enjoy fun breaks to connect with other leaders in the movement, hear inspiring stories, and enjoy live musical acts!

10] – The Southern Poverty Law Center needs your help to make sure all people who want to vote do so. Help reach voters in Georgia. On Sun., Nov. 1 and Mon., Nov. 2 from noon to 8 PM ET and Tues., Nov. 3 from 7 AM to 7 PM ET, join the Virtual Phone Bank platform to volunteer every day through Election Day. Using your own phone in your own home, you can help Georgians turn out to the polls in record numbers. The Virtual Phone Bank will provide you with a complete script, the names and phone numbers of voters, and easy-to-follow instructions to record the results of your conversation. Sign up here

11] – MomsRising has five more get out the vote phone banks planned--Sun., Nov. 1 at 3 PM ET, Mon., Nov. 2  at noon and at 6 PM ET, Tues., Nov. 3 at noon and at 2 PM ET.  YOU ARE BUILDING A MASSIVE WAVE OF CHANGE! Sign up

12] – You can help engage other women to defeat Trump starting each Sunday from 3 to 5 PM ET, until Nov. 3.  Join these SISTERHOOD SUNDAYS where people will make phone calls to get out the vote. Join this Sunday to make phone calls to other Women’s March members. Sign up at 

13] – Friends of the Earth Action is asking for help to get out the vote for Kara Eastman.  Omaha is a key battleground for Trump -- and also home to a close Congressional race. Pipeline fighter Kara Eastman is battling Trump crony Don Bacon for a House seat. If Kara wins, it could also swing the presidential race -- since Nebraska assigns Electoral College votes by Congressional district. Call voters to elect Kara Eastman on Sun., Nov. 1 from 7 to 9 PM ET from home anywhere in the U.S. All you need is a phone and computer with Internet access. RSVP at

14] – Women’s March indicates we are living through an incredibly intense election season and we’re so close to the finish line. You may be feeling tired, hopeful, stressed, or uncertain. Come together on Sun., Nov. 1 at 7:30 PM to connect, collect, and ground ourselves for the week and road ahead.  Visit

15] – On Sun., Nov. 1 at 8 PM ET, join the final #YourVoteIsPower: Power in Action livestream. With just days left to get out the vote, and millions of ballots already cast, there is still work to be done to ensure we pull off a massive win to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Join the livestream to find out what actions you can take in the final two days to build an America for all. Visit

16] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is Nov. 2, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.  

17] – You are invited to a webinar on Target 2045: A new rallying call for nuclear weapons elimination on Mon., Nov. 2 from 10 to 11:30 AM ET. It will include presentations from H.E. Mr Magzhan Ilyassov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations; Mr Ramesh Jaura, Editor-in-Chief & Director-General, IDN-InDepth News, flagship agency of the non-profit International Press Syndicate group; Mr Saber Chowdhury MP, Honorary President, Inter-Parliamentary Union. Co-President, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament; and Ms Vanda Proskova, Vice-Chair, PragueVision Institute for Sustainable Security. Co-chair, Abolition 2000 Youth Network.

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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