Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 28 - 29, 2021

50] Paid family and medical leave – July 28

51] Stand with Chesa July 28

52] Justice for the Palestinians – July 29

53] End Solitary Confinement -- July 29

54] Phone bank for the For the People Act! -- July 29

55] Virtual Conversation with Brenda Mallory -- July 29

56] Wage suppression – July 29

57] Sunrise Lobby Night July 29

58] New Era Project July 29

59] Katie Porter and Medicare for All -- July 29

60] Palestine Forum -- July 29

61] Watch the film Kiss the Ground -- July 29

62] Support the Liberation of Disabled People and Incarcerated Workers – July 29

63] Pass the For the People Act – July 29

64] PDA Nina Turner Team Call – July 29  


50] – Jo Shifrin [] wants you to get involved on Wed., July 28 at 7 PM ET in the paid family and medical leave program. The Maryland General Assembly will be considering the Time to Care Act, a bill that will provide people with paid leave. So join with Jews United for Justice and its partners in the Time to Care Coalition.  Register at for a Maryland Intersession Interest Session.  Join Jews United for Justice to learn about ongoing efforts to support workers and their families in Maryland by passing PFML legislation. This is a virtual event. You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP.

51] – Real Justice [] needs your help on Wed., July 28 from 8 to 11 PM ET to take on a right-wing, police-backed effort against justice.  More dates will follow. In about three years, the dangerous recall effort targeting Chesa Boudin faces the deadline to turn in 51,325 valid signatures – which would trigger a recall election. Do not let them succeed.  The recall election would attempt to overturn a free and fair election, cost taxpayers at least a million dollars, and turn back historic progress on issues of justice and real public safety solutions.  The best way to fight back is to join a Stand with Chesa virtual phone bank to reach as many San Francisco voters as possible with the truth. RSVP at

52] – Until there’s justice for Palestinian people to stay in their homeland, no peace and quiet for Congress in their homes and home districts. For the next month, with a coalition of 11 Palestine partner organizations, plan to make noise in the streets and online to raise the alarm for Jerusalem and all of Palestine through protests, local campaigns, and social media. Put pressure on leading Democrats responsible for perpetuating the U.S. role in ethnic cleansing. Demand an end to U.S. military funding to Israel once and for all, starting with passing H.R. 2590 to stop funding home demolitions, child detention, and continual Israeli annexation and land theft.  Join the social media storm and plan your next action. At noon ET on Thurs., July 29, get loud on social media with #MakeNoiseForJerusalem. Tweet your reps to stop funding these expulsions now, and shame the silent Democratic leadership who are reprehensibly complicit in Israel’s apartheid and ethnic cleansing. Find everything you need in the toolkit at, which will be continuously updated with new information and planned actions this month.

53] – The National Religious Campaign Against Torture [] wants you to join a webinar on Thurs., July 29 at 2 PM ET that is about a federal Blueprint to End Solitary Confinement. The webinar will include discussion of the recently released federal Blueprint to End Solitary and action steps you can take to push for the Administration and Congress to end solitary in federal prisons and detention and incentivize states to do the same. President Biden and Vice President Harris pledged to end solitary confinement in their campaign platforms, and Members of Congress have called for an end to solitary. Yet, over 10,000 people are still locked in solitary in federal prisons on a given day, and people continue to die in solitary. RSVP at

54] – Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support of the For the People Act! The August deadline for 2022 is fast approaching! Our democracy is in crisis: with redistricting around the corner and hundreds of voter suppression laws being introduced in states across the country, we do not have time to wait. Every day we’re getting closer to a very real deadline to take action to pass the For the People Act (S.1): If the Senate does not overcome the filibuster and pass S. 1 by late August, states will not have enough time to implement the legislation’s regulations before the 2022 midterm elections! Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support of S. 1! RSVP at to call on Thurs., July 29 from 3 to 6 PM ET or 6 to 8 PM ET.

55] -- Gene Karpinski [] wants you to attend on Thurs., July 29 at 3 PM ET for a Virtual Conversation with White House CEQ Chair Brenda Mallory. Hear from White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory about President Biden's commitment to conserve 30% of our land, water, and oceans by 2030. As CEQ Chair, Mallory advises President Biden and develops policies on climate change, environmental justice, federal sustainability, public lands, oceans, and wildlife conservation. Sign up at

56] – Economic Policy Institute [] is having a discussion on Thurs., July 29 from 4 to 5:30  PM ET about How wage suppression was caused by policy decisions made on behalf of the rich and corporations.  The divergence between productivity and the growth of pay for typical workers over the last four decades was no accident. A loss of $10/hour in the typical worker’s compensation is the result of employers’ successful efforts to keep wage growth down over the past 40 years, as documented by Lawrence Mishel and Josh Bivens in Identifying the Policy Levers Generating Wage Suppression and Wage Inequality. This paper explains why workers’ pay has lagged far behind the growth in productivity over the period from 1979 to 2017. The findings have gotten national attention, including in a New York Times article about the paper, “Middle-Class Pay Lost Pace. Is Washington to Blame?” Join a webinar featuring leading experts on wage suppression and wage inequality who will delve into the seminal report’s findings and provide proposals on how we can eliminate wage suppression:

57] – Amy at Sunrise Movement Baltimore [] needs you on Thurs., July 29 at 6:30 to 8 PM ET for lobby night. Lobby federal representatives for five bills: the Civilian Climate Corps for Jobs and Justice, the THRIVE act, the Green New Deal for Cities, the End Polluter Welfare act, and more. You’ll have the chance to learn about the bills, and advocate for them. And guess what? Senator, Chris Van Hollen, will make a guest appearance, so make sure to be there! Make sure to sign up here:

58] – Progressive Prince George’s continues to organize for its New Era Project. Join Marlin Payne and friends on Thurs., July 29 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET at the Olde Towne Inn, 14745 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.  Contact Aaron Jarboe at 

59] – Be A Hero Team [] wants you to join Katie Porter on Thurs., July 29 at 7 PM ET.  Enjoy a special conversation about the next steps in the fight for Medicare for All –also with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, and Jumaane Williams.  ‌‌Be A Hero is hosting some of our fiercest advocates for Medicare for All for the second episode of Uncovered Live — a series of Zoom conversations with Members of Congress, activists, and celebrities focused on our fight to pass Medicare for All and other major health care reforms. RSVP at

60] –The Canadian Boat to Gaza is endorsing this Palestinian Forum on Thurs., July 29 at 7 PM ET. Reserve your space at Join the coalition of Canadian Palestinian Organizations at their first Palestine Forum, an evening spent discussing human rights, censorship, and international law. The event will feature guest speakers including UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in the Palestinian Territories, Dr. Michael Lynk Mount Royal university professor on postcolonial theory Dr. Mark Ayyash NDP MP for Hamilton Centre, MP Matthew Green, and Palestinian MP Candidate, Beisan Zubi. Email

61] –Jane Fonda for Greenpeace [] is inviting you to a Fire Drill Friday Movie Night on Thurs., July 29 at 8 PM ET. This month, watch Kiss the Ground, a full-length documentary that unearths the truth about our industrial food system and its impact on our planet. The film sheds light on an alternative approach to farming called regenerative agriculture that has the potential to balance our climate, restore our water cycles, and feed the world.  After the screening, Fonda will moderate a Q&A with special guests Rosario Dawson and Finian Makepeace, so please stick around! Sign up at Here

62] –The Workers World Party [] wants you to Support the Liberation of Disabled People and Incarcerated Workers on Thurs., July 29 at 8 PM ET. Register at

63] –August 10th is a critical make-or-break moment in our campaign to pass the For the People Act and protect the right to vote nationwide.  Census data will be released on August 16th. If Congress doesn’t pass the For the People Act before then, politicians in state legislatures will be able to design new Congressional districts that favor their own party and make elections less competitive.  Public Citizen is holding a Movement Call on Thurs., July 29 at 8:30 PM ET to discuss plans for a final push. Join the call at

64] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to join a PDA Nina Turner Team Call on Thurs., July 29 at 9 PM ET. This is the last week before Nina Turner's election in OH-11. Visit

To be continued.

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"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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