– House and Senate Democrats are
preparing to bring the For the People Act (S. 1, H.R. 1) — a sweeping package
of reforms that would protect voting rights, end the dominance of big money in
politics, and restore ethics and accountability — up for debate and votes in
the coming weeks! On Wed., Feb. 17 at 11:30 AM ET, Pennsylvania Sen. Bob
Casey and Rep. Susan Wild are hosting a virtual event to talk about the bill
and why it’s necessary to repair our democracy and restore public faith in our
elections. End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund President
Tiffany Muller will moderate the event.
Renters United Maryland's
Housing Justice Package is still being debated in Annapolis. Join
the Jews United for Justice hearing watch party for the hearing in the
Judiciary Committee on Wed., Feb. 17 at 1:30 PM. You
can register to attend the watch party at.
in urging President Biden to abandon his adversarial position towards
China and start engaging peacefully with China. Educate ourselves and our
communities because the tidal wave of lies about China in the media continues
unabated. To speak back to some of these lies, the Pulitzer-prize winning
journalist Chris Hedges will join in conversation about propaganda that leads
to war and how a campaign can address it. RSVP here to join the webinar on
Wed., Feb. 17 at 2 PM ET: https://www.codepink.org/cinoe_chris_hedges?utm_campaign=bidenchina_lunarnewyear&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink.
protect the irreplaceable Great Lakes (21% of Planet Earth's surface fresh
water, and 84% of North America's!) against radioactive risks. On Wed., Feb. 17
from 2 to 4 PM ET, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold a
public comment meeting re: environmental scoping for NextEra Nuclear's
(formerly Florida Power & Light) proposal to operate the two-reactor
Point Beach nuclear power plant, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, not for 40 years,
not for 60 years, but for a whopping, and highly risky 80 years. Point
Beach Unit 2, for one thing, has the single worst embrittled reactor pressure
vessel (RPV) of any Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) in the country. With
decades of additional neutron radiation bombardment, the risk of a pressurized
thermal shock (PTS) through-wall fracture, core meltdown, and catastrophic
release of hazardous radioactivity, will only worsen.
Bridgeline Number is 800-369-1750, and the Passcode is 4187785 then do #. PHONE
ACCESS is available at Bridge Number: (800) 369-1750 with the passcode of
4187785. One of the most important
actions for February 17th is to simply join the meeting! You do not need to
speak or write anything in advance if you do not wish to. By attending, you are
sending a message that the public is involved and cares about what is happening
at Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant. If the webinar link is not functioning
correctly, try joining by phone.
Next100 for an Immigrant-Led Discussion on How All 50 States Can Embrace
Immigrant Families on Wed., Feb. 17 from 3 to 4:15 PM ET. Charting a better
path that expands access to critical programs and services for immigrant
families, regardless of immigration status, is possible in every U.S. state.
See the release of Embracing Our Strengths, a two-part, immigrant-designed and
immigrant-led project to address the needs of undocumented and mixed-status
immigrant families through improved state policy. Discuss the power of
immigrant voices and the need to broaden narratives, and share recommendations
to improve state policy based on the perspectives of immigrant families and a
fifty-state policy scan. Tune in for the
– The country is facing three
urgent problems: climate change, economic downturn, and social injustice. Adding
rooftop and community solar to 30 million homes can help solve all three. That's
why SUN is launching the 30 Million Solar Homes campaign, with the
Initiative for Energy Justice (IEJ), the Institute for Local Self-Reliance
(ILSR), and many other organizations and businesses. Join us for the
launch of the 30 Million Solar Homes campaign on Wed., Feb. 17 from 5 to 6:15
PM. Registration is required at
44] – Check
out New Cold War, Old Middle East Wars, and Sanctions with Erik Sperling on
Wed., Feb. 17 from 7 to 8 PM. Erik
is currently the Executive Director of Just Foreign Policy and has previously
worked for Representatives Ro Khanna and John Conyers. U.S./China relations continue to grow in
significance with tensions over Taiwan, the South China Sea, trade relations
and more. Many are using the “threat” of China to justify increased military
expenditures and hawkish policies. The peace movement must be at the forefront
of resisting a new cold war. Relations with China are of particular interest to
Massachusetts residents, as Massachusetts Congressman, Jim McGovern, co-chairs
the Congressional-Executive China Commission (along with Marco Rubio). Discuss
broader US foreign policy issues, including US sanctions, and policies towards Venezuela,
Cuba, Iran, and Yemen. Also discuss Congressional issues including the AUMF and
Pentagon spending. Tune in at http://masspeaceaction.org/event/new-cold-war-old-middle-east-wars-and-sanctions-with-erik-sperling/.
[email@example.com] notes there are so
many new opportunities to create real and lasting change for our families,
communities, and economy in 2021. Hear from U.S. Representative Katie Porter on
Wed., Feb. 17 from 9 to 10 PM ET for this important conversation. Go to https://www.mobilize.us/momsrising/event/374116/.
To be continued.
Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore
Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.
Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"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