Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 21 - 22, 2021

33] Support for 100% clean electricity and the American Jobs Plan – July 21

34] Countering Disinformation July 21

35] Coffee and a Column – July 21

36] Biden’s Domestic Extremism Strategy – July 21

37] Conversation with Jackson Hinkle – July 21

38] “Quakers and Economic Justice” – July 21

39] Writing a letter to the editor workshop – July 21

40] Jews United for Justice for a Baltimore meeting July 21

41] Congressional climate liaison program – July 21

42] Federal legislation to protect our democracy – July 21

43] Policing bills – July 21


33] – Quentin Scott [] wants you on Wed., July 21 at noon ET to Join Health Professionals in support of Biden's clean electricity standard.  The gathering will be at the National Mall, Third Street SW between Madison Dr. and Jefferson Dr., WDC 20016. Register at Are you a health professional or someone concerned about how the climate crisis will impact health? Show your support for 100% clean electricity and the American Jobs Plan.

34] – Emily Blout [] asks if misinformation is affecting your work?  What do we do to stop it?  ReThink Media invites you to a discussion on Countering Mis-, Dis-, and Malinformation Online with Bret Schafer, Media and Digital Disinformation Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy on Wed., July 21 at noon ET.  Register at

35] – James J Zogby [] wants you to join him on Wed., July 21 at 2 PM ET for Coffee and a Column. Zogby will be continuing last week's discussion of the repeated disastrous decisions made by Israel, the US government, and the major Palestinian actors, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. Last week he spoke on Israel and Hamas, and now he will look at the US and the PA. You can read the column at you register, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the call:

36] – Sue at Defending Rights & Dissent [] is inviting you on Wed., July 21 at 3 PM ET to a discussion as civil liberties watchdogs are raising concerns that Biden’s Domestic Extremism Strategy will amplify bias and erode civil liberties.  Why are Muslim-led organizations leading the fight against Biden’s anti-white supremacy counterterrorism strategy? Because his strategy is an insidious form of psychological warfare that has deeply harmed Muslim communities. As the national security state strong-armed community organizations into snitch departments, Muslim activists organized resistance and community resilience.  Fatema Ahmad is the Executive Director at Muslim Justice League, where she leads MJL's efforts to dismantle the criminalization and policing of marginalized communities under national security pretexts.

37] -- Brian Garvey, Massachusetts Peace Action [] wants you to know about an event on Wed., July 21 at 6 PM ET, a Conversation with Jackson Hinkle, Host of the Dive. Register at Jackson is a political commentator and YouTube streamer, whose commentary focuses on anti-imperialism and other leftist topics. Join us for a discussion on the media landscape, US foreign policy, and politics. Information is crucial to understanding and opposing US imperialism and militarism. It has long been blacked out from the corporate media. However, with the emergence of online media, or "new" media, previously hard to find info is now much more accessible. Jackson Hinkle often highlights issues of war in peace and has recently discussed Cuba, Palestine, Syria, and more. 

38] – Bobby Trice, FCNL [] wants you to join in on Wed., July 21 at 6:30 PM for “Quakers and Economic Justice.”  As our country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re presented with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix our economy and invest in children and families. FCNL’s July Quaker Changemaker event will highlight Quaker advocacy for a just and inclusive economic recovery. It will outline the critical role of faith voices in this effort.  Panelists include Jonathan Jae-an Crisman--a longtime FCNL supporter and advocate--and Amelia Kegan, legislative director for domestic policy at FCNL. Alicia McBride will moderate the conversation. Register at

39] -- Healthcare-NOW! [] is hosting a workshop on Wed., July 21 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  This is a writing a letter to the editor workshop about expanding ‌ Medicare.  In the workshop, you will be taken through the steps of writing an LTE. You will choose a newspaper, will find the paper's specific LTE guidelines, will learn the elements of a great LTE and will learn how to submit your piece!  Writing letters to the editor is important because they are monitored and read by elected officials, including the Senators; they'll reach a large audience of the Representative or Senator's constituents; and they demonstrate widespread support for Medicare expansion and Medicare for All. Register at

40] – Rachel Kutler[] wants you to join Jews United for Justice for a Baltimore Action Team meeting on Wed., July 21 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Discuss its ongoing issue campaign work, share updates for all the local campaigns, and brainstorm on how to move the work forward. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a regular attendee or new to the work! You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP at

41] – Alan Minsky [] wants you to become a part of a new program on Wed., July 21 at 8 PM ET. Progressive Democrats of America is launching its congressional climate liaison program in partnership with Food and Water Watch. The climate liaison program compliments PDA's general liaison project. With a singular focus on environmental policy, it will make sure that progressive voices will be heard in every Congressional office on the most pressing matter facing humanity. If you are passionate about the climate emergency and environmental justice, this is the program for you! Sign up at Climate Change is one of the biggest challenges of our time.

42] – Common Cause [] wants you to sign up for a Wed., July 21 at 8 PM ET conversation with Sen. Merkley.  It’s clear that we need federal legislation to protect our democracy. If we are going to pass the For the People Act through Mitch McConnell’s filibuster, we cannot stop fighting. This virtual event promises to inform “How We'll Pass the For the People Act. Senator Merkley will discuss the state of the bill and how we can push it over the finish line to root out dark money, expand the right to vote, and create a fair and just democracy. Sign up at HTTPS://WWW.MOBILIZE.US/COMMONCAUSE/EVENT/402031/?LINK_ID=0&CAN_ID=4B9D4061AEC5469758759317AC0F5285&SOURCE=EMAIL-JOIN-A-CONVERSATION-WITH-SEN-MERKLEY-ON-WEDNESDAY&EMAIL_REFERRER=EMAIL_1237115&EMAIL_SUBJECT=JOIN-A-CONVERSATION-WITH-SEN-MERKLEY-ON-WEDNESDAY.

43] – Matan Zeimer, Jews United for Justice [] wants you to know about a Montgomery County Work session Watch Party on Policing Bills on Thurs., July 22 from 9 to 11:30 AM ET.  There are two key bills related to police accountability, which will impact the future of training and body-worn cameras (Bills 17-21 and 18-21). We will begin at 9:00 AM, at which time we'll review background information on two policing bills being considered by the Montgomery County Council. The Council's work session begins at 9:30 AM, and you will be able to watch it via screen share on Zoom. You will receive call-in instructions after you RSVP:

To be continued.

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