–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 https://action.splcenter.org/a/december-14th-splc-power-hour-virtual-phone-bank.
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,
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 Facebook.com/USProgressives.
–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
www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/326224. For the ZOOM LINK, see
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcu-sqD8iHNKo2c2VIgBJg7u3XpkKzpkX?fbclid=IwAR36smEx1SZkLihv8lVjflHBXhOckZJBV7vvegqghleKSIEIuhfNZ_4OcuE. 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.
– 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:https://www.facebook.com/Meeting.Gd/.
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 – https://tinyurl.com/y2ky8cpk. 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.
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 https://www.newdealcafe.com/events/reel-and-meal/. Contact Cam
MacQueen of Green Vegan Networking at email@example.com.
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: https://zoom.us/.../tJIpf-CrqzMoG9y0kLa2A27dbGbFD2KVqNKg.
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
–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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: https://act.ccanactionfund.org/page/25338/data/1.
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: https://zoom.us/j/96572035084. 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 https://www.mobilize.us/sunrisemovement/event/354486/?emci=6c27a67f-d83e-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=68123bb8-d93e-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&ceid=177631.
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 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvd--orT0oHN0hR6QKGaBuO43xMNNBz3DC.
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.
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
"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