Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 29, 2021

48] The Redistricting Process – April 29

49] No First Use – April 29

50] Food Rescue at the Dovecote CaféApril 29

51] Montgomery County Budget Team Meeting – April 29

52] When We Organize, We Win April 29

53] Solar Co-op Session – April 29

54] Net Zero Project – April 29

55] Militarism & Climate Change – April 29

56] District 39 - Post-Session Legislator Town Hall -- April 29

57] The American Jobs Plan April 29

58] A Nation in TransitionApril 29


48] – The League of Women Voters will shine a light on the redistricting process.  Join this virtual kick-off rally at 10 AM ET on Thurs., April 29, hosted by League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase. Then, join Leagues around the nation to increase public awareness and engagement in the redistricting process.  Register at

49] –Unfold Zero [] is reminding us of a webinar on Thurs., April 29 at 11:15 AM ET: Time for No-First-Use policies in the USA, NATO and globally.  On April 15, 2021, Rep. Adam Smith (Chair of the US House Armed Services Committee) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (member of the US Senate Armed Services Committee), introduced the No First Use Act to establish in law that the United States policy is to not use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare first. This is one of a number of initiatives to advance No-First-Use (NFU) policies in the US, other nuclear armed states and in countries under nuclear alliance with the USA (NATO countries, Japan. South Korea and Australia). The adoption of such policies could help considerably to lower the risk of nuclear war and pave the way for nuclear disarmament.

The webinar on April 29 will bring together experts from the USA, other nuclear-armed states and key allied countries to discuss the proposals and possibilities for the adoption of NFU policies by the USA and around the world. The event is co-sponsored by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), Peace Depot Japan, People for Nuclear Disarmament, PragueVision Institute for Sustainable Security and the World Future Council. Thomas Countryman (USA), Chair of the Arms Control Association Board of Directors and former United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-proliferation, will be one of the speakers. Register at

50] – Thursdays in Reservoir Hill at the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., will continue through May 27 from 4 to 5 PM.  This event is supervised by Food Rescue Baltimore.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

51] – Molly Amster, JUFJ [] is telling us about a Montgomery County Budget Team Meeting on Thurs., April 29 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET.  Join the Montgomery County team and discuss Jews United for Justice's priorities for the 2022 Montgomery County Budget and how to advocate for them effectively! You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP at

52] – The Progressive Caucus Action Fund [] tells us that When We Organize, We Win.  People power is delivering real relief for our families and a more just and resilient future. Celebrate Progressive Wins in the First 100 Days, and hear from Representative Pramila Jayapal, Representative Ayanna Pressley, Representative Grace Meng, Representative Marie Newman, Ai-jen Poo, Maurice Mitchell, LaTosha Brown, Nsé Ufot, Alex Gomez, Danielle Atkinson, Rosalba Pérez, and Alan Barber!  RSVP at for the event on Thurs., April 29 at 4 PM ET.

53] – Kimberly at Solar United Neighbors [] says now is the time for you and your neighbors to go solar! Join a session on Thurs., April 29 at 7 PM - a Solar Co-op Session.  Visit

54] –  On Thurs., April 29 at 7 PM ET, via Zoom, continue observing Earth Week, and learn about the Net Zero America Project, an influential study that outlines five pathways by which the United States could achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Hear from Dr. Steve Pacala, a Princeton University researcher for the project. He has been cited extensively by The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Atlantic, The Hill, Scientific American, NPR, and many other national news sources. This project is at the forefront of planning the transition to a carbon-neutral future. Net Zero America is an exciting example of the brainpower and teamwork required to take significant action in the face of a worsening climate catastrophe. Only because of such leadership and advocacy can we continue to pressure local and federal government to act immediately to lessen the impacts of climate change, as demonstrated by President Biden's commitment to cutting U.S. emissions in half by 2030.  Pre-registration is required. Go to

55] – World BEYOND War [] wants you to attend on Thurs., April 29 at 7 PM ET a webinar Militarism & Climate Change: Disaster in Progress. Both anti-war and climate movements are fighting for justice and life for all people on a livable planet. It's increasingly clear that we can't have one without the other. No climate justice, no peace, no planet. Join in for a webinar on the intersections between climate justice and anti-war movements. Addressing the climate crisis is at odds with Canada's current plans to increase military expenditures astronomically, and sign contracts for the purchase of 88 new bomber jets and Canada's first fleet of unmanned armed drones. Not to mention Canada's growing role as a major global arms dealer and weapons manufacturer. Register at

56] – Molly Amster, JUFJ [] is alerting us to a District 39 - Post-Session Legislator Town Hall on Thurs., April 29 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. The District 39 State Delegation is holding a call to discuss where things are after Sine Die, the end of the Maryland General Assembly's legislative session. This is for District 39 Jews United for Justice to participate in this meeting and to ask questions about priorities. Questions have been crafted for participants to ask.  There is also a sign up created by District 39 legislators and the Zoom link will be generated based on that sign up form. Please indicate below if you want to register yourself for the legislators' Zoom using this link or if you want JUFJ staff to sign up on your behalf. Go to

57] – Maya @ Strong Future Maryland [] wants you to know about a virtual event hosted by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) on Thurs., April 29 at 7 PM. In March, Biden called on Congress to pass the American Jobs Plan, which would achieve 100% clean electricity nationwide by 2035. It’s an exciting prospect, but what does it mean for Maryland, and how do we get Congress to pass it? Senators Cardin and Van Hollen will be joined by Delegate Lorig Charkoudian, SFM founder John B. King, and Brian Schwartz of Johns Hopkins University to discuss the possibilities.  Register at   

58] – Solar United Neighbors [] wants you to attend a film screening and conversation on Thurs., April 29 at 7:30 PM ET. The second installment of the Current Revolution series, A Nation in Transition, focuses on the closure of the Navajo Generating Station—the West’s largest coal-fired power plant—and the Navajo Nation’s efforts to deal with its impacts and embrace renewable energy. After the film, hear from the filmmakers and those featured in the film. They’ll answer your questions and give you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. Sign up at

To be continued.

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