Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 2 - 3, 2020

32] Help Georgia Elect Two US Senators to Save Our Climate – Dec. 2 – 3

33] Join as a Greenpeace volunteer -- Dec. 2

34] Repression of Uyghurs in China – Dec. 2

35] Get out the Vote in Georgia – Dec. 2

36] Coffee and a Column – Dec. 2

37] Make Calls for Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.  Dec. 2 & 3

38] Contemporary Social Issues and the Latinx Experience -- Dec. 2

39] Conversation with Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov -- Dec. 2


41] Safety through Solidarity Powerhour – Dec. 2


32] – Help Georgia Elect Two US Senators to Save Our Climate.  Join with Mike Tidwell who launched the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and CCAN Action Fund. Now he is in Georgia to help two US Senate candidates in special runoffs. These elections, on January 5, could save our nation and the global climate. Help Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock win their U.S. Senate races in Georgia. If the Democrats win on January 5, Joe Biden can pass clean energy legislation to save America and the world from climate change. Please sign up to make calls, write letters, and send texts to Georgia voters:

33] – Control of the Senate is huge - you can help.  Control hinges on 2 key Senate races in the great state of Georgia. Greenpeace volunteers, after contacting an incredible 4.4 million voters in the general election, are not slowing down because of the runoff vote on January 5. This is an all hands on deck moment for texting, calling, and organizing for these two immensely important races. Join as a Greenpeace volunteer in these next few weeks:

34] –‌The systematic repression of Uyghurs and other Turkic and Muslim people in China is one of the most serious modern slavery crises of our time.  Hundreds of thousands are trapped in a system of ‘re-education’ as part of the biggest detention of an ethno-religious group since World War II, with many forced to work in factories and camps across China. With one-fifth of the world’s cotton supply coming from the Uyghur Region, much of the global fashion industry is potentially tainted by their forced labor.  You are invited to a panel discussion on Wed., Dec. 2 at noon EST, marking the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, to learn more about what’s happening.  Register at

35] – On January 5, Georgia voters have the power to decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. The outcome of these runoff elections will determine what our national COVID-19 recovery looks like, how we deal with the racial reckoning unleashed this past summer, and how we restore the rule of law and democratic norms to the country when the outgoing president leaves office. The Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking help with a get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts in Georgia? Join a special webinar to learn more about the historic Georgia election and how you can affect the outcome. Then, sign up for a webinar Control of the U.S. Senate Comes Down to the South: A Panel Discussion and Call to Action with Vote Your Voice Georgia Organizers on Wed., Dec. 2 from 1 to 2 PM ET.  Get connected at

36] – Join Jim Zogby on Wed., Dec. 2 from 2 to 2:30 PM ET and discuss how the recent moves taken by the Trump Administration and the Netanyahu Government are designed to make it harder for President-Elect Biden to resolve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Consider reading Zogby's column, "The Israeli-Palestinian Mess Biden Inherits and What He Can Do," at  To join in for Coffee and a Column, register at to receive the dial-in information for the Zoom call. After you register, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the call.

37] – Make Calls for Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.  The presidential election may be over (Donald Trump’s refusal to concede notwithstanding), but control of the US Senate hangs in the balance, pending the results of two runoff elections in Georgia, the nation’s newest battleground state. Early voting starts December 14, and Special Election Day is January 5, 2021. The Sierra Club will be making phone calls in support of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, whose races could determine the fate of President-Elect Biden’s ambitious green agenda. Sign up to call Georgia voters at The available times are Wed., Dec. 2 from 3 to 6 PM and 6 to 9 PM EST.  Then on Thurs., Dec. 3 from 3 to 6 PM and 6 to 9 PM EST.  The calls will continue Fri., Dec. 4 from 3 to 6 PM and 6 to 9 PM EST and each day through Tues., Jan. 5 from 6 to 9 PM EST.

38] –Virtually on Wed., Dec. 2 from 3 to 4:30  PM ET tune in to this workshop  Contemporary Social Issues and the Latinx Experience in the United States. Register at  The Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy initiated this workshop to cultivate more constructive engagement on issues related to racial and economic justice among Washington, DC-based policy analysts, advocates and researchers. The speaker for this workshop is Dr. Francisca Antman, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Learn about the diversity of the U.S. Latinx population by nativity, socioeconomic status, and intersections of racial and ethnic identity.

39] – On Wed., Dec. 2 at 4 PM, hear about U.S.-Russia Relations: A Conversation with Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov [Online]. This is hosted by the Brookings Institution. Also speaking is Angela Stent, Center on the United States and Europe. Register at

40] –As Lindsey Graham and Senate Republicans seek to sabotage the elections in Georgia, we must rise above them and mobilize Georgia’s Democratic base to cast their ballots. Making calls to infrequent voters is one of the most effective means of base-building and increasing voter turnout. Sign up to make calls with Turnout2020:

MAKE CALLS TO GEORGIA VOTERS this week-- Wed., Dec. 2 from 5 to 7 PM and 7 to 9 PM EST and Thurs., Dec. 3 from 5 to 7 PM and 7 to 9 PM EST.  The calling will continue each day through Tues., Jan. 5.

41] – Join the Safety through Solidarity Powerhour, hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace.  Take action and skill up for the final fights of 2020 and beyond! The weekly event is a one-stop virtual gathering on Wednesdays through Dec. 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Take collective action, from the U.S. to Palestine. Learn skills for the fights ahead. Find political grounding & community. Sign up at Look at See

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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