Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 31, 2021

36] An electric car rally – March 31

37] End Medical Apartheid – March 31

38] Asking the Hard Questions – March 31

39] Coffee and a Column – March 31

40] Expand Global Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccines March 31

41] The Iran Nuclear Deal or No Deal -- March 31

42] Avoid mass extinction and climate catastrophe March 31

43] Fracking and Covid-19 -- March 31

44] Quaker Changemaker Event -- March 31


36] – The CCAN Action Fund [] is organizing on Wed., March 31 at 11 AM an electric car rally in support of Climate Solutions Now!  CCAN needs at least 20 electric cars on the street!  This will be a socially-distanced rally — you won't even have to leave your car. Hear from an amazing array of speakers, including non-profit leaders and potentially some local politicians. See

37] – Emily Kaplan [] is inviting you to participate on Wed., March 31 at noon ET in an End Medical Apartheid event. There has been an uptick in members of Congress who are finally speaking out against the Israeli government’s failure to provide vaccines to Palestinians living under occupation. After months of grassroots pressure, including a coordinated campaign by the Invest in Justice coalition (of which JVP Action is a proud partner!), three separate letters were sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanding the U.S. increase pressure on the Israeli government to fulfill its obligations under international law. The folks leading the charge? Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Mark Pocan (both JVP Action endorsees!), Andre Carson, and Senator Bernie Sanders. Since these letters were sent, the U.S. has announced $15 million in humanitarian assistance to Palestinians for COVID-19 response. While this is a welcome first step to supporting Palestinians during the pandemic as well as undoing the harm of the Trump administration, that’s all it is: a first step. Sending aid without also demanding accountability and change from the Israeli government will not solve the problem. Join the conversation and call to action.  Visit   Hear from Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitta, Dr. Sahar AlSulibe, Manal Shqair, Farah Kader, and Ahmad Abuznaid by registering at

38] – On Wed., March 31 at 12:30 PM ET, hear Osama Elewat from Combatants for Peace and Parents Circle spokeswoman, Robi Domelin, examine the hard questions and sensitivities that go into putting together the Joint Memorial Day Ceremony. They will discuss the challenges that arise from both the political right and political left - and address the concerns of those who challenge the legitimacy of this event. Time will be reserved for discussion, so you’ll have the chance to ask your questions as well. Join the WEBINAR: Asking the Hard Questions at

39] – Jim Zogby (@jjz1600) [] wants you to join him on Wed., March 31 from 2 to 2:30 PM ET for Coffee and a Column. Zogby will be joined by Jerusalem-based author, Nathan Thrall. They will discuss Thrall’s recent article in the New York Review of Books, "A Day in the Life of Abed Salama," about how a Palestinian father's tragedy was compounded by the daily indignities and obstacles of the occupation.  They will also discuss Zogby’s column, "How Can We Be Silent?" He wrote about how the US rightly objects to terrorist groups in other countries' governments, but so far, has done nothing in light of the election of Kahanists in Israel.  After you register, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the call:

40] – Ryan Harvey [] wants you to know about an Emergency Briefing to Expand Global Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccines on Wed., March 31  at 2 PM ET. Pressure is increasing on the Biden administration to support an emergency waiver at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that's needed to ramp up production of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments worldwide. RSVP at

41] – Peace Action is sponsoring an expert panel to discuss The Iran Nuclear Deal or No Deal on Wed., March 31 at 2:30 PM ET featuring Senator Chris Murphy, and other key international relations and nonproliferation experts. RSVP at The expert panel includes Peter Beinart, Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York; Kelsey Davenport, Director of Nonproliferation Policy at Arms Control Association; and Trita Parsi, Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.

42] – In order to avoid mass extinction and climate catastrophe, scientists say we need to safeguard at least 30 percent of America’s land by 2030. The Sierra Club is working with partners to secure an additional 500 million acres in the narrow window of time we have left! 

The Sierra Club [] is hosting a forum on Wed., March 31 at 3 PM ET with Representative Raul Grijalva and the Hispanic Access Foundation. Discuss the new era of equity-centered conservation. Register at

43] Is there a connection between fracking air pollution and Covid-19?  Are there possible links? Find out on Wed., March 31 from 4 to 5 PM ET.  This event is sponsored by PSR and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, a webinar that examines the possible links between air pollution from oil and gas operations and greater susceptibility to Covid-19.  The webinar presents highlights of recent reports on this topic by both ANHE and PSR. Go to

44] – Alicia McBride, FCNL [] informs us that on Wed., March 31 at 6:30 PM ET there is a Quaker Changemaker Event.  Effective Quaker advocacy is about opening hearts as much as changing minds. Register for a powerful intergenerational conversation with Friends Mary Lou Hatcher and Bobby Trice. They will carry their unique experiences and stories with them when they lobby. Register at  The event is “Bringing Ourselves into Lobbying,” and effective Quaker advocacy is about opening hearts as much as changing minds.

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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