Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 1 - 2, 2021

22] PG County Climate Action Plan -- Dec. 1

23] Make calls for the Freedom to Vote Act. – Dec. 1 - 2

24] India-U.S. Partnership – Dec. 1

25] Team Lierman Virtual Organizing Meeting -- Dec. 1

26] How Greenwashing Big Chicken Hurts Us All – Dec. 1

27] Equity Rises – Dec. 1

28] The War on Cuba documentary series -- Dec. 1

29] World Orders and Catastrophic Change – Dec. 1

30] Hanukkah Against Apartheid – Dec. 1

31] Midterm Endorsements Process Review – Dec. 1


22] – Lore Rosenthal of the Greenbelt Climate Action Network is reminding you that comments are needed by Wed., Dec 1 on the PG County Climate Action Plan. According to Lore, the most important comment you can give is that the County Council should adopt and implement this plan. The draft Climate Action Plan for Prince George’s County was released for public comment on Mon., Nov. 1.  The draft plan provides recommendations on how the County can invest in green infrastructure and programs, such as renewable energy, smart growth communities, low-carbon transportation, and resilient water systems. To view the plan and submit comments, visit mypgc.us/climateactionplan.

23] – Join Common Cause activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support the Freedom to Vote Act, and to eliminate the filibuster. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables. 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. Call on Wed., Dec. 1 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET: Connecting VA voters to Sen. Warner to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster and Thurs., Dec. 2 from 6 to 8 PM ET: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

24] – On Wed., Dec. 1 from 6 to 7 PM ET, tune into India-U.S. Partnership: Quad, Indo-Pacific and Beyond sponsored by the Institute for Corean-American Studies.  Hear from Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India's Ambassador to the United States. Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icas-fall-symposium-special-shanti-tickets-206135967227.

25] – There is a Team Lierman Virtual Organizing Meeting, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller on Wednesdays, Dec. 1, 8 and 15  from 6 to 7 PM EST. Join Team Lierman and learn how you can help Brooke become the next comptroller! Gather over Zoom to discuss phone banking, knocking doors, attending events and all the other ways you can get involved!  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/398376/.

26] – Lily Hawkins, Food & Water Action [act@messages.fwaction.org] wants you to join a webinar on Wed., Dec. 1 from 6 to 7 PM -- Reclaiming Renewable Energy - How Greenwashing Big Chicken Hurts Us All. Did you know that Maryland counts methane from factory farm poultry waste as renewable energy?  Instead of funding this greenwashed technology and other polluting energy sources, Maryland should be using its renewable energy program to incentivize real clean energy, like solar, wind, and geothermal. Join us for a webinar to learn why factory farm gas is so harmful and what you can do to help clean up Maryland's renewable energy program! RSVP at https://secure.foodandwateraction.org/act/webinar-factory-farm-biogas-has-no-place-mds-renewable-energy-program?j=1339953&sfmc_sub=5823356&l=35&mid=100001791&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-12-01_FWA_c4_MD_Food_Biogas-RPS-Webinar_Event_em_GL_O_LH&ms=onor-em-11302021-2021-12-01_FWA_c4_MD_Food_Biogas-RPS-Webinar_Event_em_GL_O_LH&oms=onor-em-11302021-2021-12-01_FWA_c4_MD_Food_Biogas-RPS-Webinar_Event_em_GL_O_LH&eml_name=2021-12-01_FWA_c4_MD_Food_Biogas-RPS-Webinar_Event_em_GL_O_LH&eml_id=1339953&gs=GxlJbkxjcq%2B8UZOd9mKlA%2FrUqmVv9Bhub1uCcnoOsk%2FAQ6T%2FAXyET%2BMg3cRAarznEzHCt2OjmsdtrlSDEDixGGAEUZALOZueWujWnmqqAL6EdUG%2FrkG9nV1e1aPSVG%2Br&af=RA1%2BJp3N228aRV69knhQi6HdXOURCg1a8LjFy%2FqVNQ3Po1gpJ2TWtaez2njMlOuEAnWCHkgEsbpWshTz9SyXZHZ4ZBqwHCVVpKJ%2BZXlAWLZyR%2BzfO2QzqSyd2JPeL%2BzCwsk6jgcMJb7Pj3wbBih8ImqkfiHWDev%2BgezUDN3cgbh1mDCeaXiPKbkB9fKqQpGU.

27] – Emma Belcher, Ploughshares Fund <president@ploughshares.org> is announcing Equity Rises and a Request for Proposals. To commit further to equity in the field of US nuclear policy, Ploughshares Fund is evolving and expanding the name and approach of the Women’s Initiative to Equity Rises. The Fund wants to challenge the hold that racism, militarism, and inequity have on nuclear policy. To do this, new voices that provide bold and provocative ideas are needed. The first project under Equity Rises is a $1 Million Request for Proposals (RFP). Through this RFP the hope is to build a stronger community of advocates, activists, researchers, and creative thinkers working together across identity, sector, and geography to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons. There are three one-hour webinars during the RFP submission window for anyone who wants to learn more about applying for grants and working with foundations. These will include a Q&A about this RFP. Register for one of the three options held December 1 at 7 PM ET, January 14 at 9 AM ET, and February 7 at 1 PM ET at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jNOBuuyYT4O19JtOVntFzw.

28] – The Solidarity Collective [pao@solidaritycollective.org] is indicating that on Wed., Dec. 1 at 7 PM ET you should watch The War on Cuba documentary series, a virtual screening event. This is Season Two of the documentary series, which will be followed by virtual interviews with Marilín Peña Pérez, a popular educator and member of the steering committee of the Martin Luther King Center, the Cuba team of Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective, and journalist Liz Oliva Fernández, all based in Havana, Cuba. REGISTER at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-screening-the-war-on-cuba-tickets-214317849457?link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-tonight-tomorrow-colombia-solidarity-screening-honduras-zedes-event-3&email_referrer=email_1365893&email_subject=next-week-the-war-on-cuba-screening-event.

29] – On Wed., Dec. 1 at 7 PM ET, get with The Rise and Fall of World Hegemonies with Alfred McCoy. Empires rise and empires fall. With the benefit of hindsight this is easy to see. It’s far more difficult to identify the trends of history when you’re living through it. This is the subject of To Govern the Globe, by Alfred McCoy, a history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of several books including Torture and Impunity: The U.S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation and In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power. His newest book, To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change, was released on Nov. 16.

 McCoy’s academic interests include US foreign policy, colonial empires in Southeast Asia, and CIA covert operations. He has received the Wilbur Cross Medal from the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association and the Hilldale Award for Arts & Humanities from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His latest book focuses on the rise and fall of empires and world orders from the 1300s to the present, as well as offering predictions on what may happen next. Register https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pfuGvrz4jEtB2Svm5Q4oW7rd6rhnOINoA.

 30] – Melissa Nussbaum Freeman [info@jewishvoiceforpeace.org] invites you to Hanukkah Against Apartheid on Wed., Dec. 1 from 8 to 9 PM ET. Hanukkah means rededication. Visit jvp.org/hanukkah-against-apartheid for more details. On Dec. 1, there is a TRAINING SERIES: HOW TO TALK ABOUT PALESTINE IN YOUR COMMUNITY. Register at https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/jvp-action-fall-training-series-canvassing?emci=0faf84bb-8550-ec11-9820-c896653b26c8&emdi=ded030d2-8b50-ec11-9820-c896653b26c8&ceid=237778. Learn how to build people power in 2022.

31] – Our Revolution [info@ourrevolution.com] will be hosting on Wed., Dec. 1, 8 and 15 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET Midterm Endorsements Process Review. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/427396/?akid=2309.8252965.kaH7Xm&rd=1&t=11. There is a need to unite to make sure we identify strategic campaigns in which to engage. In order to submit 2022 endorsements for OR National consideration, all Our Revolution chapters need at least one member to join in for one of these sessions in December. Discuss best practices for making endorsements, what to do once an endorsement is made, and how we can best work together to win in 2022! Progressives scored some important wins in the general election, but there are frightening portents of a red-wave that could retake control of Congress next year if we are not well organized. Our Revolution endorsed 222 candidates in 2021 and won 68% of those races! If you have any questions or need to find an alternative date to meet, reach out to Aaron Chappell at aaron@ourrevolution.com.

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] 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

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