Sunday, December 20, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 21, 2020 to January 5, 2021

19] Count birds -- Dec. 21 – Jan. 5

20] New Georgia Project -- Dec. 21

21] A Virtual Phone Bank -- Dec. 21

22] Poor Peoples Campaign Town Hall -- Dec. 21

23] Blue Victory War Room -- Dec. 21

24] Candlelight Memorial Service for the homeless who died -- Dec. 21

25] Baltimore Transit Equity Solidarity Day -- Dec. 21

26] Film “Rigged-The Voter Suppression Playbook” -- Dec. 21

27] Fannie Lou Hamer Leadership Series – Dec. 21

28] Get Money Out of Maryland Dec. 21

29] Protest JHU’s weapons research – Dec. 22

30] Write letters to Maryland legislators – Dec. 22

31] Pray for Peace -- Dec. 22

32] Sunrise Movement Baltimore – Dec. 22

33] Do you want torture apologists in the White House? – Dec. 22


19] – This will continue through Tues., Jan. 5, bird lovers across North America will take part in Audubon’s 121st Christmas Bird Count. Visit this website to learn more about the history of the count and how every survey helps us better understand birds and the places they need

20] – The New Georgia Project is organizing volunteers to make calls to Georgia voters EVERY DAY through Election Day. Click here to sign up for a phone banking shift (or three) to help get out the vote in Georgia:,  Make calls on Mon., Dec. 21 and Tues., Dec. 22 from 5 to 8 PM ET.  The calls will continue.

21] – Georgia’s voters must vote again on January 5 to decide two senate races that will determine which party controls the Senate. Help make sure Georgia’s voters have the info they need to vote. Using your own phone at home, you can make a difference in this historic election by joining thousands of SPLC volunteers in calling Georgia voters on Mon., Dec. 21 from 6 to 7 PM ET. A 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 at

22] - On Mon., Dec. 21 at 6 PM ET, the Poor Peoples Campaign is hosting a Town Hall with the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and other partners to launch their initial set of seven legislative priorities for the first six months of 2021. Help shape these Congressional priorities through the policy recommendations that poor and impacted leaders, economists, public health experts, researchers, and faith leaders put forward in our Moral Agenda, Moral Budget, Jubilee Platform and 14 Policy Priorities for the First 100 Days. The campaign has consistently pressed these policy priorities in public life for more than two years now. Watch at

23] – On Mon., Dec. 21 from 6 to 8 PM EST, get into the Blue Victory War Room: "Swing the Senate" & "Biden-Harris Transition" Edition! This will continue on Dec. 28 and Jan. 4 and is hosted by Blue Victory 2020 War Room, DMV Grassroots Coordinating Committee and others. Get tickets at For the ZOOM LINK, see  This is a grassroots campaign briefing and volunteer session to mobilize YOU to take action with at least 10 Key Ways to help Joe Biden, Jon Ossoff and Rafael Warnock to stop Trumpism and "Build Back Better" in 2021.

24] – On Mon., Dec. 21 at 6:30 PM EST, join a Candlelight Vigil at 401 North St., Elkton 21921-5520. Hosted by Meeting Ground, this Candlelight Memorial Service will remember those who passed this year while experiencing homelessness. Join in to remember those we have lost:

25] – On Mon., Dec. 21 at 6:30 PM, Baltimore Transit Equity Solidarity Day is an event that will be held on the 64th anniversary of the victory of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1956. The purpose of the event is to celebrate and thank essential workers – many of whom are employed by our public transportation system or are reliant on its vital services and to discuss how we can work together to end structural racism in our transit policy. Speakers include Ms. Claudette Colvin, and Attorney Fred Grey.  Register at

26] – Reel and Meal presents “Rigged-The Voter Suppression Playbook” on Mon., Dec. 21 at 6:45 PM. Reel and Meal at the New Deal Cafe will virtually screen the provocative documentary at 7 PM. Registration is required –  This film will offer ways we can run interference on the playbook designed to protect and prop up the white patriarchy. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, Rigged chronicles how our right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks - including the partisan use of gerrymandering and voter purges, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court. The film captures real-time voter purges in North Carolina and voter intimidation in Texas. "Rigged shows how the right to vote is under attack from every direction, and we need to let people know about it," said executive producers Mac Heller and Timothy Smith. "Unless we act now and seek to protect and, yes, augment the right to vote, we will witness the slow bleed-out of our democracy." 

  As part of the monthly documentary series, Greenbelt's Co-op Grocery offers an optional vegan meal to Reel and Meal participants for $7.99. This month's menu features a generous slice of Dodah's Kitchen's Spinach Lasagna (layered with spinach and a tofu-soy cheese blend) along with a fresh field green salad with carrots, and cherry tomatoes. Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301.474.0522 by 1 PM on Monday for pick-up between 4 and 7 PM at the deli. Depending on demand, there may be dinners on a walk-in basis if not preordered. 

Reel and Meal, a monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, is organized by Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking, Utopia Film Festival & the Prince George's County Peace & Justice Coalition. On the third Monday of every month there is a film and discussion. You are encouraged to enjoy a vegan meal to support an environmental, social justice and animal rights mission. See Contact Cam MacQueen of Green Vegan Networking at

27] – On Mon. Dec. 21 from 8:30 to 10 PM EST, participate in the Fannie Lou Hamer Leadership Development Political Education Series - The Case for an Independent Black Political Party.  This series will continue with one last workshop on Jan. 4.  The Ujima People's Progress Party will host a study of the case for an independent Black political party! Will this solve the problems of Black workers and other working class people? Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

28] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Dec. 21 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.

29] – 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:

30] – Writing letters to Santa is a beloved tradition for many children across the globe. But we don’t have to forego the tradition just because we’re adults. In fact, writing letters might be one of the best things we can do this season. Join CCAN Action Fund on Tues., Dec. 22 at 7 PM for a special Holiday letter writing party where, instead of Santa, write letters to Maryland legislators in support of the Climate Solutions Now Act. This bill will commit Maryland to net zero carbon emissions by 2045, make major changes to the way we approach climate justice in our plans, and take several other immediate actions.  You will need a pen, paper, up to four envelopes depending on the number of State legislators you have and up to four stamps for each of your Maryland State legislators.

 CCAN will answer any questions you have, and will help in writing the first letter. Then CCAN will write the rest of the letters while watching The Year Without a Santa Claus, a 1974 Christmas stop motion animated movie about an unseasonably warm Christmas - something climate activists will be sure to find relatable. Register to join the party:

31] – The Interfaith Peace Partners will be meeting via Zoom at St. John’s United Methodist Church, to Pray for Peace at 7:30 PM on Tues., Dec. 22 with Pastor Mary Robinson hosting . Please use the Zoom link to join:  The Meeting ID is 965 7203 5084. Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C). The Meeting ID is 965 7203 5084.

32] – Sunrise Movement Baltimore is holding a 1-hour video call to connect with people across the country, process what's going on, and find your home in the movement. There will be a call from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET on Tues., Dec. 22, Dec. 29 and Jan. 5. Sign up at

33] – Do you want torture apologists running the White House? On Tues., Dec. 22 at 8 PM ET, join hosts Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, Marcy Winograd, Coordinator of CODEPINKCONGESS, and Hanieh Jodat Barnes, President, Muslim Delegates and Allies for CODEPINK Congress Tuesdays to take collective action against torture apologists running the White House! To receive the Zoom link, register in advance for this meeting at By registering, you’ll zoom with John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer who blew the whistle on waterboarding and wants to keep torture apologists out of the White House! Kiriakou will blast Biden’s possible nomination of Mike Morell as CIA Director and nomination of Avril Haines as Dir. of National Intelligence.

At the end of Zooming, get involved with a CODEPINK CAPITOL HILL CALLING PARTY to urge US Senators to reject torture apologists in Biden’s cabinet—Say #No2Morell for CIA and #NOtoHaines for Intelligence. Leave messages for Senators to stand with CODEPINK in speaking out against cabinet positions for torture defenders and apologists. This will continue each Tuesday through February 2. Do you want to become a CODEPINK Peacemaker and make calls with us on Tuesdays? Email Marcy Winograd

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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