Sunday, October 25, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 26 - 27, 2020

15] Look at the paths forward on climate change – Oct. 26

16] Science For Peace Symposium – Oct. 26

17] Interview with Wendy Cutler, Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute – Oct. 26

18] Moral Monday – Oct. 26

19] Solutions to wildfire, climate change and voting "green" – Oct. 26

20] We Need Elections We Can Trust – Oct. 26

21] Food Truck Monday – Oct. 26

22] Contact voters in Iowa -- Oct. 26

23] “Dump Trump” phone banks – Oct. 26

24] Voter Protection Strategy Call – Oct. 26

25] Baltimore Sunrise Movement actions -- Oct. 26

26] Get out the Vote Oct. 26

27] Get Money Out of Maryland Oct. 26

28] Noam Chomsky: Biden or Trump: What’s at Stake on November 3? – Oct. 27

29] Outside Bread for the Journey Soup Kitchen – Oct. 27

30] Count Every Vote – Oct. 27

31] Uniting Against White Supremacy – Oct. 27

32] Vote Trump Out Oct. 27

33] United We Dream Action Oct. 27

34] Protest JHU’s weapons research – Oct. 27

35] CCAN Action Fund is holding phone banking shifts – Oct. 27

36] Peace Action will be phoning for Mike Siegel – Oct. 27

37] “How to Beat an Election-Related Power Grab” Oct. 27

38] Deep canvassing Oct. 27

15] – Will you join two upcoming events Environmental Defense Fund is hosting on Mon., Oct. 26 at 2 PM EDT and Thurs., Nov. 5 at 3 PM.  With an historic election upon us, charting a path forward on climate change has never been more critical. Join these conversations on the latest climate science and how we can continue to defend and protect the health of our planet in the years ahead.  Every day science tells us more about the impact climate change is having on our lives now—including the catastrophic wildfires in the West and hurricanes on the Gulf Coast.

On Oct. 26,  join EDF Senior Climate Scientist and Streisand Chair of Environmental Science Ilissa Ocko for a primer on the latest science, which increasingly shows the connection between climate change and the impacts we are seeing today—and will see in the future.  An historic election is upon us. No matter the results, now is the time to come together and redouble our efforts to combat the existential threat of climate change. 

On Oct. 26, join Fred Krupp and EDF experts for a post-election insider look at the paths forward on climate change. Whether it’s federal legislation, state action, bolstering efforts outside the U.S. or all three, we will win this fight together.

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16] – Catch Science For Peace Symposium on Working for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on Mon., Oct. 26 from 2 to 3 PM.  Please register for the event at  A link for the zoom webinar will be sent after you register. Ray Acheson of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons will provide an update on global efforts on nuclear disarmament, including The United Nations treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. She will then field questions.

17] – Please join the GW Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS) for a live interview with Wendy Cutler, Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI). This event is part of the interview series with prominent GW alumni working in the policy fields. As a former top U.S. trade negotiator, Cutler will provide her views on the new challenges for trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. She will also share the highlights of her days at GW and provide career advice to students on Mon., Oct. 26 from 2 to 2:40 PM ET.  Go to

18] – Get involved with Moral Monday on Oct. 26 at 3:30 ET.  This will be a special IG Live Moral Monday led by GenNOW students and young adults in the Poor People’s Campaign. Young people are rising up to say that our time is now and that they will not be silent anymore! Continue the massive call-in to stop McConnell’s Misery, Meanness and Mayhem and call each other to vote like never before. The program will include testimonies, spoken word and art from young people directly impacted by systemic racism, poverty and other interlocking injustices. They will be joined by PPC co-chairs Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis.  You can tune in on Instagram by going to or you can go to to watch.

19] – Sign up for a Park Bench Chat on solutions to wildfire, climate change and voting "green" this election. The fight against climate change will require commitment, leadership, and collaboration at every level of society. Trust for Public Land CEO and President Diane Regas will sit down with California State and Area Director Guillermo Rodriguez, Northwest Director David Patton, and Colorado and Southwest Director Jim Petterson. They’ll discuss the devastating impacts of the recent fires in the West and how they are working hand-in-hand with communities to ensure climate resilience. Panelists will share insights and information about climate-smart policies voters can support at the ballot box.  Get with this event on Mon., Oct. 26 at 3:30 PM ET at

20] – Tell Your Senators We Need Elections We Can Trust.  Join in on Mon., Oct. 26 at 5 PM ET for a GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION ZOOM.  Links and phone numbers will be automatically sent when you register here: These Zoom gatherings will continue each Monday ending on Nov. 23.

21] – On Mon., Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 PM, get with Food Truck Monday at Mt. Zion Church, 1643 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air 21015. Mt. Zion Church is hosting Food Truck Mondays! Each week, through October 26, a few different local food trucks will be featured. Proceeds will benefit Children of Zion Village in Namibia. Food truck lineups will be posted weekly! Each event will be held rain or shine. Skip cooking and come have dinner with us to support a great cause. Look at

22] –Environmental Defense Fund is seeking volunteers on Mon., Oct. 26 at 6 PM EDT to contact voters in Iowa. Early Voting has started in Iowa, and volunteers are needed to help reelect climate champion Abby Finkenauer. Join these Green Wave Text banks. Sign up at

23] – Our Revolution members are holding daily national “Dump Trump” phone banks. Between now and Election Day, they’re enlisting an army of volunteers to make calls to key swing states to get out the vote.  Do Pennsylvania Defeat Trump calls on "Our Revolution National callers,” and call Tennessee for Marquita Bradshaw - US Senate Candidate.  These calls take place weekdays from 6 to 8 PM ET and Saturdays from 3 to 5 PM ET.

Log in details will come in a confirmation email. Sign up at

24] –It’s more urgent than ever to know how to be a courageous and peaceful presence in this election season. We are called to be peacemakers. The potential of violence and intimidation at the polls this year threatens to disturb the peace. We must know our rights as we show up to the polls. Join in on Mon., Oct. 26 at 7 PM EDT for a Voter Protection Strategy Call. Together with Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, Sandy Ovalle, Sojourners, will lead a Know Your Rights session so communities can be fully equipped to ensure voices are respected at the polls.  This will be a brief conversation on possible election outcomes, and how we can come together to build peace and promote truth after Election Day. Tune in at

25] – If you’d like to be involved in planning Baltimore Sunrise Movement actions around the election, join the actions team at The next meeting will Mon., Oct 26 at 7:30 PM.  You’ll get the link if you sign up for the actions team. Whether it means taking to the streets to demand that every vote be counted, resisting Trump’s victory, or demanding that President-Elect Biden start working to pass the Green New Deal, Sunrise Movement Baltimore will be out in the public arena, amplifying the message and demonstrating the raw power and persistence of this up and coming generation.   If you want to make sure to be able to act quickly when the time comes, please make sure to check Slack regularly. (Slack is the space for active members where the group coordinates the work of the hub). If you’re not on slack and would like to be, join a team ( or message

26] – Our Revolution [] is holding a Get Out the Vote Call on Mon., Oct. 26 at 8:30 PM ET with special guest star Jim Hightower who’s going to be talking about the new issue of The Hightower Lowdown which focuses on the importance of electing down-ballot candidates like Charmaine McGuffey (Sherriff), Eli Savit (DA), Scott Feuless (Drainage Commissioner) and David Zuckerman (Governor) - who’ll all be on the call!   RSVP HERE:  The GOTV call will also happen on Nov. 2.

27] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Oct. 26 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  There are two ways to join the conference: Dial 1 929 205 6099, and then use meeting ID: 512 862 260. Or Click on your device if you have downloaded the app from Zoom. The focus will be on organizational sign-ups, public relations, and logistics for lobbying in Annapolis.

28] – On Tues., Oct. 27 from noon to 1:30 PM hear from Noam Chomsky: Biden or Trump: What’s at Stake on November 3?  The world is facing an unprecedented crises on several fronts. Lack of leadership by the United States has intensified many flash points around the world including nuclear threats and the abandonment of arms control negotiations, bio-safety, climate change, food insecurity, instability and tensions in the East, and increased pressure from nationalists and extremists at home and abroad. To participate, go to

29] – On Tues., Oct. 27 from 1:30 to 2 PM, check out Outside Bread for the Journey Soup Kitchen individual lunches given out by Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Baltimore.  This Tuesday soup kitchen will until Dec. 1. The church is at 2424 McElderry St., Baltimore 21205.  Visit

30] –   The Count Every Vote Faith Network is excited to offer three crucial training in de-escalation for clergy and people of faith as we prepare for election season, an unprecedented period between Election Day and Inauguration Day. The first is Media and Messaging Training for Faith Leaders, and it is happening on Tues., Oct. 27 from 2 to 3 PM ET.  We are in the midst of the most crucial election season of our lives, and the work of defending our democracy will not end on November 3rd. Your community and congregation will need clear guidance and reassurance -- especially if results are delayed and misinformation spreads. Join in for an important Media and Messaging Training that will prepare you to communicate about the importance of ensuring that every vote is counted and all voters are protected. Visit

31] –-Register for this online event Uniting Against White Supremacy: A Conversation with Integrity First for America and J Street at on Tues., Oct. 27 from 3 to 4 PM ET.  In August 2017, hundreds of white supremacists and neo-Nazis invaded Charlottesville, Virginia in a meticulously planned, racist conspiracy to cause violence. Since that time, two deadly and unprecedented attacks against synagogues have taken place in the U.S., fueled by a toxic combination of anti-Semitism, racism, and anti-immigrant hate. Join Amy Spitalnick, Executive Director from Integrity First for America, as she talks about her organization’s landmark lawsuit against the neo-Nazi and white supremacist leaders and hate groups responsible for the Charlottesville attack. The call will be moderated by Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer, rabbi-in-residence from HIAS, who will open by marking the passage of two years since the attack in Pittsburgh and will moderate a conversation about larger patterns of anti-Semitic and anti-refugee hatred.

32] – The deadline is 2030. If we want even a chance of avoiding catastrophic runaway climate chaos, then that is the year by which we need to cut global emissions by half. Four more years of Trump will mean we have next to no chance of meeting that deadline, at which point the future of organized human society would be in severe peril. The #VoteTrumpOut campaign is contacting thousands of swing voters on Facebook every day, and your help is needed.  Volunteer Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with the Digital Canvass team, and help flip a crucial swing state! Everyone who can should be giving time to help save our planet from this aspiring tyrant. Sign up here to get started:  Take a slot on Tues., Oct. 27 from 4 to 5 PM ET or 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET

33] – Will you join United We Dream Action and the Frontline, a project from the Working Families Party and the Movement for Black Lives, in a Day of Action on Tues., Oct. 27th at 4 PM and help get out the vote? Check out

34] – There is a Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.  You may consider contacting President Ron Daniels and telling him that the university should reject all military contracts, including those for killer drone and nuclear weapons research.  The president’s mailing address is Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  You can also reach his office by Phone: (410) 516-8068, Fax: (410) 516-6097 or email:

35] – The CCAN Action Fund is holding phone banking shifts on Tues., Oct. 27 from 4 to 6 PM ET and on Thurs., Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 PM. Sign up at

36] – Peace Action will be phoning for Mike Siegel every Tuesday between now and the election. That’s Oct. 27 between the hours of 7 to 9:45 EST. Sign up here to join the calls for Mike!

37] – Do this workshop “How to Beat an Election-Related Power Grab” on Tues., Oct. 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM EST. Nonviolent mass protests have stopped coups in other places, and we may have to do the same in this country. When the public refuses to accept the coup as legitimate, coups fall apart. Refusal looks like millions of people using nonviolent tools to delegitimize the coup by demonstrating, resisting orders, and shutting down the country until democracy prevails.

Join this national workshop led by George Lakey, with Zein Nakhoda. Lakey has led over 1500 workshops on five continents.  Nakhoda (he/him) is a Core Trainer and Director at Training for Change. Sign up at with Choose Democracy.

38] – On Tues., Oct. 27 at 8 PM, People’s Action is organizing a special event to train people like you across the country on deep canvassing. You will be joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others. RSVP right now to join the deep canvass training and town hall to kick off the final seven days to defeat Trump and heal America:

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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