44] – Justice Democrats [email@example.com] are asking you to
phone bank for the next 13 days for Nina Turner who is running for
Congress.There are less than two weeks until
the last day of voting in the Ohio 11th special election, but special interest
money is pouring into the race to defeat Turner. Show the establishment that
organized people can beat organized money. But in order for that to happen, and
for Nina Turner to win on August 3rd, your help is
needed contacting voters. Sign up at
45] –Ravil Mingazov was the last Russian
prisoner at Guantanamo. After 14 years the Obama Administration
“released” him to an even worse prison in the UAE. Now, after 5 years the
UAE government plans to return him to Russia, where his life will be in danger.
Join a protest to demand that the UAE release him and the 17 other former
Guantanamo detainees locked in their prisons without access to their lawyers or
the International Red Crescent Society. Never charged with crimes, they are
UAE rendition to Russia or Yemen on Thurs., July
22 at noon at the UAE Cultural Attaché Office, 2406 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC.
In Jan. 2017, the
UAE agreed to accept Ravil and gave assurances to the U.S. that he would be
treated well, detained for six months in a “réhabilitation center,” and then released with a job and modest
residence. The U.S. paid the UAE for this “diplomatic
assurance.” The UAE LIED about
Ravil, and about the other 22 men they received from GTMO.
Instead, they threw Ravil and the others into the dungeons of al-Razeen prison,
one of the most notorious prisons in the world. And that is where Ravil
and the others have been kept – under inhuman conditions – for four-and-a-half
years. Call Helen
[firstname.lastname@example.org] at 202 344 5762.
46] –Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg [email@example.com] needs
your help on Thurs., July 22 at 1 PM ET to join the frontlines of Indigenous
solidarity to stop Line 3. Protest the
Enbridge Corporation for the construction of Line 3, a dirty tar sands
pipeline that violates treaties through Anishinaabe land. Anishinaabe
Water Protectors and their allies are putting their bodies on the line to
defend their sacred land and water, and to fight for a livable future for all
of us and our descendants. Now is the time to Stop Line 3—join in to find
out how during the Frontline Report Back and Action Hour. Register for the Zoom
link at https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/stop-line-3?emci=46fac917-ade9-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=525fb21b-3dea-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=237778.
Jennifer Butler, Faith in Public Life Action [firstname.lastname@example.org]
wants your participation in a Faith in Democracy Forum on Thurs., July 22 at 1
PM. Our voting rights are sacred and right now they are under attack, making it
hard for people to cast their ballot. If Congress does not pass The For the
People Act (S1) we could face decades of continuous voter suppression and dark
money being pushed into our political system. A Holy Recovery requires the
rights of some of us to be protected by all of us. Sign up at https://fpl.actionkit.com/sign/faith-in-democracy-forum-7-22/?t=7&akid=4644%2E87934%2EsNtF1q.
Zeimer, Jews United for Justice [email@example.com] needs you on Thurs., July 22
at 2 PM ET
for a District 19 Business Canvassing. Come to Montgomery County to talk to
local businesses at the Red Mill
Shopping Centre, 7200 Muncaster Mill Road, Potomac, MD 20850. Register at
Then on Thursday evening at 8 PM, attend the JUFJ Paid Family and Medical
Leave workgroup meeting on Zoom. RSVP at
50] –The Century
Foundation [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to
know about Rebuilding SSI with Reps. Jamaal Bowman and Ayanna Pressley; and
Investing in Care with Labor Sec. Marty Walsh on Thurs., July 22 at 3:30 PM
ET. This is a Facebook Town Hall about
how rebuilding SSI for the incapacitated and for seniors must take place. The
American Jobs and Families Plans would address the immediate challenges facing
women and start the critical work of reversing decades of underinvestment in
the care sector. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-work-and-care-the-pandemic-and-its-aftermath-tickets-162583312063?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=a3db1572a8&mc_eid=0f57b5a0fa.
1] –Jed Weeks, Bikemore
[email@example.com] wants you to know that
the Baltimore City Department of Transportation is hosting a meeting on
Thurs., July 22 at 6 PM to discuss the Northern Segment of the Baltimore
Greenway Trails Network. This portion of the trail would be constructed along
Gwynns Falls Parkway and 33rd Street, connecting to existing trails in Gwynns
Falls/Leakin Park, Druid Hill Park, Wyman Park, and Lake Montebello/Herring
Run. This is part of the ten remaining miles to complete the 35-mile loop of
the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network. Last year, a study showed that the
potential economic benefits to neighbors and businesses along the corridor far
outsize the $28 million needed to complete the trail. This is an investment
that would impact generations to come, and our city leadership knows it: Mayor
Scott has made building the network a first-term priority.
loud voices oppose the development of the trail network. But we know that the
majority of Baltimore residents want safe spaces to travel, play, and connect
with others. This multi-use, all ages and abilities trail would bring benefits
to a diversity of residents and improve the connectivity, accessibility, and
economic vitality of our city. Please
attend this meeting to make your support for the Greenway Trails Network heard,
and contribute your knowledge of our neighborhoods and streets to strengthen
the design of the project! RSVP at https://www.baltimorebikeways.com/baltimore-greenway/july-virtual-event/?emci=7f14763e-c1e4-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=251920ca-39e6-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=9712492.
52] –We Have a
Do-or-Die, Time-Limited Chance to Defeat White Supremacy and Big Money. If you
want equal protection so that every voter counts the same regardless of color,
income, age, or neighborhood, now is the time to act. If you want freedom from
the influence of big money, now is the time to act. In the next months, action
by people like you can create a groundswell to pass three major bills (see
details in box below). One of them (S. 1) would provide sweeping reforms to end
special-interest corruption in our government. Congress must act early this
summer or partisan redistricting – based on a flawed census – will have
happened. The House of Representatives has the votes to pass these bills, and
they can pass the Senate, too - but only if We the People let our senators know
how we feel.
these bills do not pass, action by some state legislatures will reduce the freedom
to vote for targeted populations. Get Money Out – Maryland (GMOM)
founded For the People – Maryland with 20 other groups to fight for these
principles in the U.S. Congress.
Therefore, the filibuster rule will need to change to allow these bills
to pass with a simple majority.
there are several Senators who haven’t formally committed, people in-the-know
say if we can convince WV Senator Joe Manchin, the others will come along.
Opponents are putting lots of money into WV, and we need to fight back. WV
residents tell us that Manchin is often willing to do a 180 degree turn if he
gets enough pressure. Volunteers asking his constituents to contact him could
trigger the biggest reform since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Make calls to
WV residents on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Please sign up to call on
Thurs., July 22 from 6 to 8 PM ET and try to convince one friend to do so
also! There is good training and support throughout! Go to https://www.mobilize.us/vopropros/event/389987/.
CALL WEST VIRGINIANS.
[firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to know that the Lower Shore
Progressive Caucus is holding an in- person event on Thurs., July 22 from 6:30
to 8:30 PMET. It will take place at the Poplar Hill Mansion, and this is the Second Annual Summer Social
with guest speakers--Wicomico County Councilmember Josh Hastings, Mayor Jacob
Day of Salisbury, Salisbury Councilmember Michele Gregory, Pocomoke
Councilmember Todd Nock, and others. This event will also highlight Progressive
candidates, causes, and all the great work the LSPC has done this year. So
join a fun night of food, politics, and most importantly, community after a
long year and a half away. Go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sumsocial.
– Farrah Agha [email@example.com] is
inviting you to Civil Rights Here and There on Thurs., July 22 at 7 PM ET. Explore the intersection of the Civil Rights
movement in America with the fight for Palestinian Freedom. Eldra Jackson is an activist and advocate who
spent over two decades in Folsom Maximum Security Prison (in California) before
committing his life to racial justice, violence transformation and men’s
empowerment work with his NGO, Inside Circle. Aziz Abu Sarah serves on the
Board of Combatants for Peace. He is a committed peace & human rights
activist and was the first Palestinian to run for Mayor of Jerusalem. Join
Eldra and Aziz in this important conversation by signing up at https://secure.everyaction.com/gptC0j1kekujfRU8hqIlpw2?emci=e5437ae3-09ce-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=c4aef3f9-2be4-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=8142762.
– Register now for a special FREE on-line concert in
honor of the work of Death Penalty Action, featuring musical artists Charlie King
and Elise Bryant at 7 PM EDT on Thursday, July 22 at 7 PM EDT. Register for the
zoom link at
Maryland LCV [firstname.lastname@example.org] is doing a training on Thurs., July 22 at 7 PM on
How to write a letter to the editor. Right now, Congress is negotiating
legislation that could become the most significant federal action to combat
climate change EVER. This could mean millions of good-paying green jobs, a
pathway to 100% clean energy for the whole country by 2035, and a commitment to
invest billions of dollars in Black, Brown, and low-income communities that
have been hardest hit by the climate crisis. But the fossil fuel industry
is fighting to block this historic investment, and we must make sure our
members of congress listen to us! We have to push back with our people power,
our stories! Register for this online training at
– On Thurs., July 22 at 7:30 PM ET,
tune into a Webinar: RESISTING DRONE TERROR: Behind the Scenes of
SHUT DOWN CREECH. Hop on to see the best
footage from 12 years of resistance before the webinar begins. Get the Zoom link at https://www.codepink.org/07222021. Hear from Col. Ann Wright and others.
Citizen [email@example.com] wants you
to attend on Thurs., July 22 at 8:30 PM a meeting to celebrate recent
organizing successes and discuss the next steps in our fight to protect the
right to vote. Rep. John Lewis called on all of us to never give up the fight
for democracy. So on the one year anniversary of his passing, people like you
held 155 events in 42 states to honor his memory and grow our movement to
defend the right to vote. Join the meeting by clicking on https://www.mobilize.us/democracyvigils/event/402608/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=0c5492d9-710f-4372-9053-4420ad2206dc.
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