Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 17, 2021

35] Medicare for All rally – March 17

36] Bring back science– March 17

37] Re-introduce Medicare for All into Congress – March 17

38] Prioritize Black Communities! – March 17

39] Non-proliferation and Disarmament – March 17

40] Will Reckless Spending to Actually Increase Nuclear Danger? March 17

41] Refresh your digital skills -- March 17

42] Column and the Call March 17

43] Changing the Voices Leading the Charter Narrative– March 17


35] – Our Revolution [] wants you to attend on Wed., March 17 from 8 to 10:30 AM ET for a Medicare for All Act of 2021 rally!  Celebrate the introduction of Medicare for All in the new Congress — with special guest Representative Debbie Dingell! RSVP at Universal single-payer healthcare coverage is a hallmark of a decent civilized society. Our Revolution is fighting tooth and nail to make healthcare a human right! Gather on the Mall at 3rd Street & Jefferson Dr. SW.  In the shadow of the Capitol, stand with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.  Also hear from lots of other healthcare heroes including Our Revolution Montgomery County's Laura Kaplan-Weisman, MD, and Our Revolution Anne Arundel Co-Chair Chrissy Holt.

36] – Over the last four years, the federal government's ability to make science-based decisions deteriorated. Having an administration that ignored science led to widespread "brain drain" at agencies as staff left their positions and were not always replaced. Low-income communities and communities of color, who already face the disproportionate burden of health and environmental hazards, have been made even more unsafe as scientific capacity and enforcement of environmental regulations dwindled.

  Confronting our nation's most pressing problems, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change, requires federal agencies operating at full capacity with the scientists they need to carry out their mission. On Wed., March 17, Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy at U of Concerned Scientists, will be testifying at a hearing to tell Congress just that. (Tune in at 10 AM ET.)

37] –Jasmine Ruddy [] wants you to know that on Wed., March 17 at noon ET, Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Debbie Dingell will re-introduce Medicare for All into Congress.  There is a record number of original cosponsors. Over half the Democratic caucus has already signed onto the bill, but more are needed.  To celebrate and chart out the plan ahead, come to a special town hall live stream to hear directly from some of the bill’s cosponsors, as well as nurses, patients, advocates, and organizational and union leaders – including Executive Director, Bonnie Castillo, RN, Nurses’ Campaign to Win Medicare for All.  RSVP at

38] –Rev. Jennifer Butler, Faith in Public Life Action [] wants you to Prioritize Black Communities! Celebrate Women’s History and Gender Equality Month and advance a Faithful Agenda. Lift up the trailblazing Black women and activists who have led movements for civil rights, ending police violence, and paving a way toward equity for the Black community. RSVP now for our second Coffee at the Capitol conversation on Wed., March 17 at noon ET. Discuss what Congress and the Biden administration must do to advance racial equity and justice for the Black community. Rev. Rosie Washington will lead a conversation with Cedric Lawson of the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, Min. Christian Watkins of the National Council of Churches, and Paisha Thomas of Faith in Public Life about ways to dismantle systemic racism and invest in public resources for Black families. RSVP at

39] On Wed., March 17 at 2 PM, catch a conversation with Amb. Marjolijn van Deelen, EU Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament. The sponsor is Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. Also speaking is Matthew Bunn, Harvard. Sign up at

40] – On Wed., March 17 at 2 PM, check out Will Reckless Spending to Actually Increase Nuclear Danger? RSVP at  This is sponsored by the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security. The speakers are Bruce Knotts, United Nations Unitarian Universalist Office; John Burroughs, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy; and Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation.

41] – Now is the time to refresh your digital skills, no matter what you're juggling in your current role. Learn how to write powerful emails your list will want to open and create social media content using up-to-date best practices. Training is the key, so join Netroots Nation’s educational partners, New Media Mentors for Digital Best Practices training this March. In this interactive series of webinars—coupled with private mentoring sessions—you will go through the process of writing email content, creating an email blast strategy, developing social media content and building a social plan nimble enough to respond to the news cycle without losing sight of organizational goals. A webinar will be held Wed., March 17 at 1 PM ET. Go to  Email

42] – President Biden campaigned on promises to repair the damage done by the previous administration. However, ignoring Palestinian human rights has remained consistent across several decades. Jim Zogby wrote about how the Biden Administration is not a neutral party when it comes to the Israel-Palestine conflict: "US Policy Ignores Palestinian Human Rights." Read it at

  Register to receive the dial-in information for the Zoom call on Wed., March 17 from 2 to 2:30 PM ET sharp: After you register, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the Column and the Call.

43] –Check out Changing the Voices Leading the Charter Narrative on Wed., March 17 from  3 to 4 PM ET.  To improve equity in the educational system, both within and beyond charter schools, center and listen to those who are directly impacted: students and alumni. Join Next100, Roquel Crutcher, Thais Gutierrez, Gregory Hatcher, A’Dorian Murray-Thomas, and Emma Vadehra for the release of “Charting New Voices,” a project designed to elevate the voices of charter alumni:

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] 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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