Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 21, 2020

37] Send letters to key voters – Oct. 21

38] Get a virtual look at the Community Gardens -- Oct. 21

39] Global Fight for Democracy – Oct. 21

40] Food Rescue – Oct. 21

41] Demand a People’s Vaccine -- Oct. 21

42] Baseless -- Oct. 21

43] Anti-Arab and anti-Muslim policies – Oct. 21

44] New START: Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue/Nuclear Disarmament -- Oct. 21

45] Win the swing state of Wisconsin -- Oct. 21

46] Prince George’s Weekly Election Phonebank – Oct. 21

47] Solar Action Week Two – Oct. 21

48] Generation Green New Deal – Oct. 21

49] Make calls with the Mike Siegel team! – Oct. 21

50] Quakers’ call to lobby for peace and justice – Oct. 21


37] –  The Chesapeake Climate Action Network has a goal of sending 20,000 letters to key voters in critical states in this most important election.  It is looking for 19 people in Maryland to commit to writing 100 letters to meet this goal. If you spend fifteen minutes a day, you can get to 100 letters in 20 days.  Sign up to write letters to voters in critical states:

38] – Get a virtual look at the Community Gardens on Wed., Oct. 21 from 10 to 11 AM. Register at Come to get inspired and ask your questions, so you too can add to Maryland's bird-friendly buffet where you live, work, and play.

39] – Lessons From the Global Fight for Democracy by Waging Nonviolence and Solidarity 2020 and Beyond is happening on Wed., Oct. 21 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.  Register at Community organizers and activists are working to save democracy and to transition to democracy as human rights and civil society spaces are under attack around the world. This timely discussion in the People Power: COVID 19 and Beyond webinar series features the stories, lessons and nuts/bolts skills of scholars and activists who study and wage nonviolent struggle to fight to save or transition to democracy. They will share relevant experience from the US, South Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Israel and case studies from around the world.

40] – On Wednesdays, at noon, get with a Food Rescue at Umar Boxing, 1217 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21217-3535.  This will continue through Nov. 11. Bring a bag, take delicious, high quality, and nutritious free food! Check out

41] – As part of a Vaccine Campaign, a Rally and Action at Health and Human Services will happen on Wed., Oct. 21 at 12:30 PM to Demand a People’s Vaccine. We need a vaccine to help save lives and bring the pandemic under control. Public safety and equity need to be at the center of the development of a COVID vaccine. Join Progressive Maryland, its allies, activists, leading public health officials, health workers, and families of loved ones lost to COVID to demand a safe, effective, and available to all vaccine. Gather behind the Botanic Garden at 100 Maryland Ave. SW, WDC for a short march and procession to the Department of Health and Human Services at 330 C St. SW, WDC where the grassroots demands will be made.  RSVP here Contact Malcolm at

42] –  The latest episode of the Southern Poverty Law Center podcast, Sounds Like Hate, features exclusive, never-before-heard recordings taken inside a neo-Nazi group known as the Base, revealing the worldviews of these extremists as they discuss their desire for the collapse of American society. Producers and hosts Geraldine Moriba and Jamila Paksima have examined 83 hours of secret recordings of members of the Base made inside the “vetting room,” where they screen potential members. Data analysts from Stanford and Berkeley universities conducted an extensive analysis of these recordings, which captured conversations with over 100 people, to search for clues about the Base’s motivations.  The panelists will discuss “Baseless” and what the episode’s findings tell us about the organization’s approach to recruitment, radicalization and domestic terrorism.  Tune in on Wed., Oct. 21 at 1 PM ET for the Zoom Webinar at  One of the panelists is Mike German, a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. He previously served 16 years as an FBI special agent. He’s also the author of “Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy.”

43] – Anti-Arab and anti-Muslim policies didn't begin with the Trump Administration. Policies that have discriminated against Arab and Muslim Americans have a century-long history.  That's the topic of Jim Zogby’s weekly column. Read this week's full article, "Policies Targeting Arabs and Muslims Didn’t Just Start With Donald Trump," at Register to receive the dial-in information for the Zoom call on Wed., Oct. 21 from 2 to 2:30 PM ET sharp. After you register, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the call at

44] – On Wed., Oct. 21 at 2 PM, hear an online discussion on New START: Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue on Nuclear Disarmament, hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. With the deadline for renewal just months away, what are the current prospects for New START? How does its renewal fit into the wider ethical and policy debates on nuclear arms control and disarmament? And how can Catholic and evangelical Protestant communities mobilize in support of the agreement? This panel discussion will feature prominent evangelical and Catholic leaders and scholars who will explore these timely and important issues, including Sam Nunn, former United States senator and founder and co-chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative; Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Lucas Koach, director of the Office International Justice and Peace for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor of international relations at the Catholic University of America; and John Hartley, fellow at Yale University’s Center for Comparative Research. The conversation will be moderated by Maura Policelli, executive director of the Keough School’s Washington, DC, office.  Visit

45] – With just over two weeks between today and Election Day, Joe Biden must win the swing state of Wisconsin. People of faith from across the country can help make this happen. Register to join up with NextGen Wisconsin in making calls to turn out voters on Wed., Oct. 21 from 5:30 to 8 PM. Sign up at  People’s lives are at stake in this election.

46] – Progressive Prince George’s Weekly Election Phonebank continues every Wednesday night until Election Day.  Making calls is the most powerful thing we can do to make sure folks know who will be on the ballot, and who needs support.  Participate on Wed., Oct. 21 at 5:30 PM to be a part of the core team of callers: Talk to voters about endorsed school board candidate in District 4, Shayla-Adams Stafford, as well as some others on the Progressive Maryland slate. 

47] – Week 3 of the NATIONAL SOLAR CONGRESS continues on Wed., Oct. 21 at 6 PM ET with A Solar Agenda for Indiana. See  Then at 7:30 PM ET, get with Local Organizing 101. Visit

48] – Monthly Movie Panel Discussion showcases Generation Green New Deal on Wed., Oct. 21 from 6 to 7 PM, organized by the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter. Contact Sonia Demiray at or (202) 744-2948. This is a brand new short.  Explore how the younger generation has pushed the climate crisis to the center of American politics. Generation Green New Deal tells the story of the activist youth movement: who they are, what they've accomplished so far, and where they go from here. To see the film, go to  The password is SierraMD, which will expire October 21. Send in your questions for the panel discussion to Watch the panel discussion live at  The passcode is 413340.

49] – Fight the right with Jewish Voice for Peace Action. Make calls with the Mike Siegel team! This race is in a statistical dead heat so every single conversation counts. Join a phone bank on Wed., Oct. 21 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM ET at After making calls, have a facilitated discussion about Christian Zionism. Visit

50] – As Election Day approaches, you are invited to a lively discussion about how Quakers have and continue to influence the government. Where does the Quakers’ call to lobby for peace and justice come from? What do those origins have to say to Friends carrying their concerns into the world today? Quaker writer and speaker Margery Post Abbott (Multnomah Friends Meeting) will speak about her exploration of Friends’ historically complex relationship with law and government. She will also consider what that history offers to Friends wrestling with these same questions in today’s world.  Register to join this Quaker Changemaker conversation on Wed., Oct. 21 at 6:30 PM EDT. RSVP at

To be continued.

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"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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