Sunday, August 1, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 2 - 3, 2021

20] Conversation with John Lamperti – Aug. 2

21] For the People - Maryland Teleconference – Aug. 2

22] Text bank for Medicare for All – Aug. 2

23] For the People Act – Aug. 3

24] Montgomery County Housing Team Meeting – Aug. 3

25] Attacks on Critical Race Theory – Aug. 3

26] Women’s Leadership in the Palestinian Resistance – Aug. 3

27] Protest JHU’s weapons research – Aug. 3

28] Nuclear Weapons-Free World – Aug. 3

29] Sunshine Hub Meeting – Aug. 3

30] Phone bank for Medicaid – Aug. 3

31] Animal Bereavement Support Group – Aug. 3

32] Learn to write a Letter to the Editor – Aug. 3

33] Educational info on recycling – Aug. 3

34] Deadline Glasgow -- Aug. 3

35] Virtual Mapping for Redistricting Sessions – Aug. 3


20] – Enjoy a Peace & Justice Conversation with John Lamperti on Mon., Aug. 2 from 7 to 8 PM EDT.  To attend the event, sign up at  For most of his professional life, he taught mathematics at Dartmouth College. However, he has been a protester of the Vietnam War, the nuclear arms race, and US Support for death squads in Central America.  And he has been an active member of Peace Action.

21] – Attend the For the People - Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Aug. 2 at 7:30 PM ET.  You can Dial 1 301 715 8592, with the meeting ID being 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. Or you can click on at See the Meeting Agenda at  There will be a debrief from the meeting with Sen. Cardin and from Monday's Moral March with the Poor People's Campaign in D.C. A strategy discussion will ensue.

22] – Jasmine Ruddy [] wants you to host a text bank on Mon., Aug. 2 from 8 to 11 ET and Tues., Aug. 3 from 8 to 11 PM ET. Earlier this year, there was a list of the 19 House Democrats who are most likely to cosponsor HR 1976, the Medicare for All Act if they feel enough pressure from their constituents. Also there is a list of Congressional districts whose representatives are the top campaign recipients of corporate health care money and must be held accountable for their ties to Big Pharma and the private insurance industry. Volunteers are needed to host virtual text banks with other Medicare for All supporters to contact voters in key priority districts.  RSVP at 

23] – Declaration for American Democracy is asking you to come to the U.S. Capitol Building on Tues., Aug. 3 at noon ET.  In states across the country the freedom to vote is under attack by extremist lawmakers. State legislators have been on the front lines of the fight to protect our democracy, but they are running out of options, and need Congress to step in and take on this fight. State legislators from across the country will join in for a rally outside the Capitol to demand that Congress stay in session until they pass the For the People Act.  Recess can wait - our democracy can’t. Rally from noon to 2 PM ET on the US Capitol Lawn just west of Constitution Ave. NW and north of New Jersey Ave. NW right by the Robert Taft Memorial. MOBILIZE at  Visit

24] – Jacob Feinspan, Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund [] wants you to get involved on Tues., Aug. 3 from noon to 12:30 PM ET with the Montgomery County Housing Team Meeting. Get updates about current affordable housing campaigns and take action together. You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP:

25] –Rev. Jennifer Butler, Faith in Public Life [] wants to take on racism on Tues., Aug. 3 at noon ET This will be a Lunch and Learn gathering Understanding the attacks on Critical Race Theory. As people of faith, we believe that seeking the truth and reckoning with the past is essential to creating a more just future for all of us. However, right now certain politicians and religious voices are attempting to derail these necessary processes, divide us by race for white supremacists’ political gain and force schools to teach our children a whitewashed and dishonest version of history -- all by lying about Critical Race Theory. It’s not right, and we must respond with wisdom and moral courage.  Sign up at

26] – Beth Schuman [] wants you to meet on Tues., Aug. 3 at 1 PM ET Today’s Women Champions! Meet the women leaders at the forefront of the peace movement in Israel and Palestine! American Friends of Combatants for Peace wants you to check out the Women’s Leadership in the Palestinian Resistance. Sign up at

27] – There is a Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.  You may consider contacting President Ron Daniels and telling him that the university should reject all military contracts, including those for killer drone and nuclear weapons research.  The president’s mailing address is Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, and 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  You can also reach his office by Phone: (410) 516-8068, Fax: (410) 516-6097 or email:

28] – Tune in to Toward a Nuclear Weapons-Free World: Ethics, Social Justice, and Civil Society Activism, hosted by All Souls Church and the United Nations Association National Capital Area program to inaugurate Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Week on Tues., Aug.3 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET. Sign up at Email Melvin.Hardy at Gmail dot com or call (1) 202 630 4635.

29] Amy at Sunrise Movement Baltimore [] wants you to come to a Hub Meeting on Tues., Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET. Connect with one another, learn about the past month's activities and talk about how to get involved. Share the Facebook event to spread the word. Register at

30] – People's Action [] wants you to get involved on Tues., Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 9 PM ET to make calls to grow and strengthen Medicare! These calls will continue on Tuesday evenings between now and when the legislation is finalized to phone bank to win Medicare expansion. This Tuesday, target Senator Menendez in New Jersey, driving calls to his office to make sure he gets the message that his constituents cannot wait any longer for him to expand Medicare. Sign up at

31] – On Tues., Aug. 3 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, get with the Animal Bereavement Support Group at the Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown 21136. This will continue each Tuesday, through August 3. See  The loss of an animal can be a devastating blow. Our friends are often loved as a member of our family, and we believe their passing should be treated with the same respect. RSVP to

32] – Annie at Solar United Neighbors [] is offering a training on Tues., Aug. 3 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET. Get your name in the paper! Learn to write a Letter to the Editor that’ll get published. ‌ ‌‌You can help spread solar power any time of day, spending as much or as little time as you want.   Register at

33] – On Tues., Aug. 3 at 8 PM ET, there will be an educational info session to learn more about how to use the soon-to-be distributed recycling carts as a tool to divert as much waste as possible from trash carts that end up at the incinerator. Councilwoman Phylicia Porter of District 10 and James Alston of Westport Community Development Corporation will speak. RSVP for the event on zoom: Invite your friends and share the event on Facebook:

34] – Public Citizen [] urges you to get involved on Tues., Aug. 3 at 8 PM ET with Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Bill McKibben to stop the climate crisis from getting worse. ‌ On November 1st, world leaders will meet in Glasgow, Scotland to make major commitments about how far they’ll go to tackle the climate crisis. This is the most important international climate meeting since the Paris Agreement was written in 2015. Convince our leaders to take bold action before they get to Glasgow. Join the kick off of the Defund Climate Chaos: Deadline Glasgow campaign.   Visit

35] – This summer and fall, there are opportunities for grassroots engagement on new district maps across the country, so All On the Line is hosting Redistricting Summer Sessions to ensure grassroots activists and volunteers have the tools they need to make their voices heard through the final stretch of the 2021 redistricting cycle.  Grassroots Engagement Opportunities + Tactics will cover many of the ways grassroots activists can engage in their state’s redistricting process and how to prepare to participate.   The sessions available as follows are on Tues., Aug. 3 from 8 to 9 PM ET, Tues., Aug. 17 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET and Sat., Aug. 21 from 3 to 4 PM ET. REGISTER at

To be continued.

 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] Go to

"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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