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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 25 -- 29, 2020
29]Help immigrants with rental space
Turkey Dog Trot – Nov. 25
to help Control the Senate -- Nov. 25
32]Thanksgiving for everyone -- Nov. 25
33]Nuclear Free Future Award 2020 -- Nov.
35]Trump Administration undermining the Biden transition team– Nov. 25
out the Vote in Georgia – Nov. 25, 28 and 29
37]Take collective action, from the U.S. to Palestine – Nov. 25
38]Veg Society of D.C. supply drive --
39]NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING -- Nov. 26
40]Rescue a turkey– Nov.
41]Get involved with medical debt practices– Nov. 26
joint effort with the Public Justice Center, St. Anthony of Padua/Most Precious
Blood Catholic Church and Immigration Outreach Service Center, the groups are
reaching out to immigrant communities struggling with rental repair needs in
their living spaces.These groups have
produced a What-to-Do flyer to share with renters in your community providing
guidelines on recording and communicating repairs needed for safe and healthy
housing.Call 410-323-8564 or visit
–The Virtual Turkey Dog Trot is a benefit
for the Baltimore Humane Society, and tickets go from $20 to $50. Go to www.eventbrite.com/e/baltimore-humane-societys-turkey-dog-trot-tickets-124704788379. No matter where you are you can participate!
No running gear, no early start - absolutely nothing to stop you from signing
up and sharing pictures of you, your family, friends and animals all making a
difference in the lives of shelter animals! Walk, run, or hike on Thanksgiving
(or before!) with or without your pup to get some fresh air and support
Baltimore Humane Society. For those who'd rather sleep in, join the fun and
support our mission as a couch sweet potato! Post pics with your pup on our
Facebook page to win prizes! Your ticket
price and donations directly support the care of homeless animals in need while
they wait for the safe, loving homes they deserve.
32] – On Wed., Nov. 15 from 10 AM to
4 PM EST, enjoy Thanksgiving for Everyone at the Franciscan Center of
Baltimore, 101 W. 23rd St., Baltimore 21218.
Also note who will be there, DeaconChef's
Feed the Homeless, a group of chefs coming together to make sure everyone in Baltimore
City has a Thanksgiving. To sit in the tent, times are 10 AM, 11 AM, noon, 1
PM, 2 PM and at 3 PM. Also offered will
be a Grab and Go meals as well from 10 AM to 3 PM. The group will also deliver meals to low
income senior apartments, and homeless encampments. For 100 families enjoy
Thanksgiving in a box which means there will be ingredients a family will need
to create a meal at their homes. Look up
33] – The Online Award Ceremony
of the Nuclear Free Future Award 2020 takes place on Wed., Nov. 25 at 10 AM ET. Since 1998, the Nuclear-Free Future
Award has honored people worldwide who have committed themselves to a future
free of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. An international jury of activists and scientists
selected the winners of the Nuclear Free Future Award 2020 in the three
categories -- resistance, education and solution – with each prize being endowed
with $5,000. The winners are Category Resistance:
Fedor Maryasov and Andrey Talevlin, Russia, Category Education: Felice and Jack
Cohen-Joppa, USA and Category Solution: Ray Acheson, Canada/Ireland. This year’s event was organized in cooperation
with ICAN Germany. The participants, their stories and activism for a nuclear
free world will be presented. Subsequently, there will be a Q&A session. You can register by clicking here: https://www.icanw.de/action/nuclear-free-future-award-2020/?mc_cid=776e13de2e&mc_eid=2c9770598b.
34] – The Shut Down
Berks Coalition [firstname.lastname@example.org] has called an Emergency Rally: ICE
Don't Deport the 23 Black and Brown Families! These families have been detained
in immigrant family prisons for the entirety of the pandemic, and are being
fast tracked by ICE for deportation. These deportations are illegal as well as
immoral. One rally will take place on
Wed., Nov. 25 at noon at the Philadelphia ICE office, 114 N. 8th St.,
Philadelphia 19107 and another on the same day and the same time at Berks
- 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA 19533.
of these families are held here in Pennsylvania. Deporting families who are
seeking refuge right before Thanksgiving, is the definition of un-American.
These families, who have exercised their right to migrate and seek asylum, are
now facing rushed and illegal deportations to their deaths. One mother now incarcerated at the Berks
family prison fled Haiti because of political and sexual violence, including a
brutal rape while pregnant, which caused the miscarriage of her unborn child.
Another person's entire family was gunned down by the Haitian government
and was only able to escape because they were believed to have died in the
US immigration system has been targeting and abusing immigrants for decades,
disproportionately targeting Black immigrants. The actions by ICE are not new
to this country, however the escalation is particularly inhumane under the
current lame duck presidency. Today, just two days before the holidays, ICE
hastily deported an unknown number of Haitian families, and in October alone
ICE deported 1,300 families to Haiti in what advocates are now calling Death
Flights. Before you join the rally, call the ICE at 214-918-4822 and email
Simona.L.Flores@ice.dhs.gov and tell her not to deport the 23 families. We
cannot let ICE continue to attack and terrorize our communities. Hold ICE
accountable and demand that the incoming Biden administration go farther than
undoing Trump’s policies, as it must dismantle the deportation machine, by
ending family separation, family and immigrant detention and stopping all
deportations. Look up https://www.facebook.com/PAImmigrant/.
week Jim Zogby discusses how the Trump Administration is undermining the Biden
transition team, and how it's creating even deeper divisions in the country. Register here to
join the conversation at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcu-opj4oHNJL04OIZH2xsaSzssP2Vl1M?emci=6eb45350-ae2d-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&emdi=f44ed91b-6e2e-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&ceid=389907.
You will receive the dial-in information for the Zoom call on Wed., Nov. 25 from
2 to 2:30 PM ET sharp. After you register, you will automatically get the
dial-in information for the call. Here's a link to Zogby’s most recent column,
"A Rough and Rocky Transition:"
MAKE CALLS TO GEORGIA VOTERS this week-- Wed., Nov. 25 from 5 to 7
PM and 7 to 9 PM EST and Sat., Nov. 28 from 2 to 4 PM and 4 to 6 PM EST. The calling will continue the following week,
starting on Sun., Nov. 29 from 2 to 4 PM and 4 to 6 PM EST.
Veg Society of D.C. through Wed., Nov. 25 at 8 PM EST is conducting a
Thanksgiving Food/Supply Drive. The collection of non-perishable items is for
the Humane Rescue Alliance, which protects animals, supports families, and
advocates for positive change to create a world where all animals can thrive.
See the HRA Amazon wish list for examples of needed items: https://www.amazon.com/.../ls/3VZ4MLD7TMBD4/ref=cm_go_nav_hz.
Email email@example.com for the exact drop-off locations and hours, or if you
have any questions. You are invited to attend our virtual Thanksgiving
–The NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING occurs on the fourth
Thursday in November. The organizers of
this observance consider Thanksgiving Day as a continued reminder of the
democide and suffering of Native American people. Since 1970, participants in
the National Day of Mourning have honored Native ancestors and their struggles
to survive today. Part of the mission behind the event is to educate Americans
about the history of Thanksgiving.
Organized by United American Indians of New England (UAINE) during a
period of Native American activism, the march has brought about revisions in
the depiction of United States history and government and settler relationships
with Native American peoples as well as a renewed appreciation for their
–On Thurs., Nov. 26, consider rescuing a turkey. Only you can save its life.
Coalition for a Humane Hopkins announced that it is time to gear up for
legislation in Annapolis about medical debt. The Medical Debt Lawsuit legislation, HB 1420/SB875, was passed and
signed into law! While this bill addresses financial assistance policies of
hospitals, its companion legislation that focused more directly on protections
for patients being sued, got stalled about half-way through. So the group is
trying again this year! With a few
tweaks, the bill will be very close to what it was last year (HB1081/SB873).
The National Nurses United will
be holding biweekly meetings on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 AM. If you can make
those times, please send emails to Cara Bates
[CBates@CalNurses.Org] and Brigette Dumais
[firstname.lastname@example.org] and you will get an invite! If
you can’t make that time but would still like to stay up to date, also reply by
emailing about your situation.
"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