Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 13 - 14, 2021

40] Conversation with Robert Malley, U.S. Special Envoy for Iran – Oct. 13

41] Preventing a Dirty Bomb Oct. 13

42] Freedom to Vote Act! – Oct. 13

43] Join an Advocacy Alliance Phonebank with VA Turnout Project – Oct. 13

44] Phonebank for a Green New Deal – Oct. 13

45] Workshop specifically for white allies – Oct. 13

46] Backyard compost workshop Oct. 13 - 14

47] Become a Deep Canvasser Oct. 13

48] Poor Peoples Campaign WESTERN ORGANIZING MEETING -- Oct. 13


40] – On Wed., Oct. 13 from 10 to 10:45 AM ET, catch Carnegie Connects: An online Conversation with Robert Malley, U.S. Special Envoy for Iran. See Email  Malley will discuss the future of the Iran deal and how the United States can contain Iran's nuclear ambitions and regional aspirations. The event is sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. RSVP at

41] – On Wed., Oct. 13 from 10 AM ET, take in online Preventing a Dirty Bomb: Alternative Technologies to Radioactive Sources. You are invited to hear from a virtual panel hosted by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) with experts from the National Academy of Sciences, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the Government of Switzerland. Over the course of an hour and a half, hear a discussion about what actions we can take to prevent a dirty bomb, what we can learn from real world accidents about the consequences of a radioactive material release, and how NGOs and government can effectively partner to address these issues. Register at

42] – Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support of the Freedom to Vote Act! 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. If the Senate does not overcome the filibuster and pass this legislation, states may not have enough time to implement the legislation’s regulations before the 2022 midterm elections! Join activists around the country at a Common Cause virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support the vote! RSVP at to call on Wed., Oct. 13 from 2 to 4 PM ET and 6 to 8 PM ET.

43] – Zach VanHouten, People For the American Way [] is asking you to join in on Wed., Oct. 13 from 5 to 7 PM ET with Advocacy Alliance Phonebank with VA Turnout Project.  Help get out the vote in Virginia by calling or texting voters – the election is just a few weeks away! Go to  Phone banking or texting will also take place on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27.  In what will be one of the most important elections this year, all eyes are on Virginia as polling in the Virginia gubernatorial election continues to show razor thin margins between Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe and Trump-endorsed, far-right candidate Glenn Youngkin.

44] – The Sunrise Movement Baltimore is asking you to Call for the Green New Deal Phonebank. Right now, Democrats are working on a massive climate and jobs bill (the Build Back Better Act / budget reconciliation bill) that could meaningfully bring us towards the Green New Deal. But, at the same time, we know Exxon and their friends are swarming Democratic offices to do everything they can to weaken action to stop the climate crisis. They might have the money, but we have a movement.  We need to pass a climate and jobs bill that meets the scale of the climate crisis, creates millions of good, union jobs, and directs money to communities most impacted by the climate and economic crises.  Phonebank on Wed., Oct. 13 from  5:30 to 7 PM EDT, Fri., Oct. 15 from 5:30 to 7 PM EDT, Wed., Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM EDT and Fri., Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 7 PM EDT.  Sign up at

45] – Daily Kos Liberation League [] is offering a workshop specifically for white allies to Black, Indigenous, and people of color seeking to reimagine public safety. This two-hour workshop will help you move through these messy, sticky moments, build stronger solidarity with communities of color, and effect real change. Join it on Wed., Oct. 13 at 5:30 PM ET, and sign up at E

46] – The FREE backyard composting workshops are scheduled through the end of October, offered by the Department of Public Work's GROW Center. However, they are now full.  However, if you have interest in joining and want to be on the waitlist, reach out to so she can reach out to you if there's space available for you to join day of. Wed., Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM ET.  The Compost Workshop will be at the Harwood Community Garden, 2700 block Greenmount Ave., 21218. Register at:  There is another one on Thurs., Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  The Compost Workshop will be at the Harvest Community Garden, 600 block Homestead St., 21218. Register:  This Workshop is limited to 10 people. The other workshops are on Oct. 16, 20, 23 and 31.

47] – People's Action [] is counting on you to help Make the World Better and Become a Deep Canvasser. STEP 1 takes place on Wed., Oct. 13 from 6 to 9 PM ET with the Minneapolis Deep Canvass Phonebank and Training.  Learn to make deep canvass calls with the Transforming Public Safety campaign in partnership with TakeAction Minnesota. STEP 2 happens on Mon., Oct. 18 & Tues., Oct. 19, from 6 to 9 PM ET with skills including Building Rapport, Compassionate Curiosity, Storytelling, Assertiveness and Redirects. Register at

48] – On Wed., Oct. 13 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, the Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign WESTERN ORGANIZING MEETING will happen and focus on planning for the next Outreach Weekend set for November. Where do people need to do outreach in the region? Get prepared for the upcoming Poor People's Campaign Moral Action Congress scheduled for later this month. RSVP at Email

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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