Baltimore Activist Alert – July 4 – 6, 2021
"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center. Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com.
If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212. Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.
1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Get involved with NCNR
4] Volunteer with a Catholic Worker house
5] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.
6] House cleaner needed
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
4] - Suzanne Fontanesi and Jeff Ross are in the beginning stages of renovating the basement of their house for purposes of bringing in a volunteer (targeting young adults in discernment mode), starting next fall. They are trying to grow a Catholic Worker House in Irvington (West Baltimore). In a nutshell, there is a lot that a volunteer could do in that neighborhood/Baltimore, in addition to prayer and daily community living and in addition to plugging into all the good work that people are already doing in and around Baltimore (and beyond). If you think you might know of anyone who might be interested in starting a conversation with them about becoming such a volunteer/community member, please contact Jeff/Suzanne at 443-690-6872.
5] – Max is in need of a garage or a storage space. Any suggestions would be welcome. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.
6] – Is there a woman in the Baltimore area who does house cleaning? This assignment would be on an irregular basis with several hours per week. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.
7] – Join Get Money Out – Maryland (GMOM) to fight for Democracy bills in the U.S. Congress. In the next two months, We the People have the capacity to enact legislation more sweeping than the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Join the group on Sun., July 4 from 3 to 4 PM ET in the Catonsville 4th of July Parade. Go to http://www.catonsvillecelebrations.org/schedule-of-events/. Contact Charlie Cooper [mailto:email@example.com].
8] – Dr Bill Honigman for Progressive Democrats of America [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to join the Holiday Edition of the PDA Healthcare Emergency Town Hall on Sun., July 4 at 4 PM ET. Clearly, #COVID and #Climate don’t take a break for national holidays, and Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) doesn’t, either. This Fourth of July weekend, the unvaccinated and underinsured in America, as well as those unused to living in extreme heat, will continue to die needlessly. Pandemics, toxic exposures, and trauma due to extreme weather, as predicted by both social and climate scientists, are our new reality. And science tells us that only the #GreenNewDeal and a #SinglePayer expanded and improved #MedicareForAll system of Universal Healthcare are both comprehensive and timely enough to prevent even more human loss and suffering. Sign up at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.
9] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is July 5 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email email@example.com or call 202-882-9649. The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.
10] – Since July 4, 1996, Baltimore’s peace community has been going to the National Security Agency on or near the holiday to call out for an end to the illegal surveillance. We call this Interdependence Day. Join us on Mon., July 5 in calling out for the immediate release of Reality Winner who worked at the NSA. She is the whistleblower who received the longest sentence in US history. Recently she was transferred to a halfway house. We argue that she should be immediately released and given a pardon.
To be continued.