24] Official launch of
strategy for the 2022 Midterm Elections– Nov. 15
Justice – Nov. 15
26]Blue Victory Power Hour – Nov. 15
27]The film “Lesson Plan” -- Nov. 15
28]For the People-MD Teleconference – Nov. 15
29]Our Revolution Town Hall broadcast – Nov. 15
30]See the film The Groveland Four – Nov. 15
31]Say No to weapons research at JHU – Nov. 16
for the Freedom to Vote Act. – Nov. 16
33]Film THE WAR GAME– Nov. 16
34]Wisconsin needs a new senator – Nov.
35] Mobilize for peace legislation! -- Nov. 16
36]Power of Fundraising– Nov. 16
37]Want to text with Fair Fight? – Nov. 16
21] –Jared Schablein
[firstname.lastname@example.org] is alerting you to an important virtual
meeting on Mon., Nov. 15 at 3 PM ET about Congressional Redistricting organized
by the Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission.The LRAC released four proposed
concept congressional maps to the public this week. None of these maps go
far enough towards securing a competitive, representative MD-01.The LRAC is again seeking public comment
related to these maps. Chesapeake for Redistricting A Better Maryland (CRAB MD)
has spent the past few evenings reviewing the maps, adjusting the congressional
map proposal, and developing another portal through which supporters can
easily and effectively sign onto and share public testimony. Join the statewide
public meeting at https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2021RS/meeting_material/rac%20-%20132766231690984368%20-%2011-15%20Meeting%20Agenda%20-%20LRAC%20Virtual.pdf.
22] – Join activists
around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to
demand their senators’ support the Freedom to Vote Act. Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a
government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special
interests. Call on voters in targeted states and connect them to their Senators
to 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. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/376178/?utm_source=PFAW
to call on Mon., Nov. 15 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET and Tues., Nov. 16
from 3 to 5 PM ET.
24] –Ana María Archila [email@example.com] wants you to
attend on Mon., Nov. 15 at 5 PM ET a 2022 Strategy Launch. The recent elections
were a clear reminder that Democratic rule is under attack, and the danger of
defeat in 2022 remains as alarming as ever. This is an official launch of
strategy for the 2022 Midterm Elections! Hear the plan that calls for Hold the
Power across all levels of government to continue the fight for a just and more
equitable future. Hear from a special panel of grassroots leaders and
organizers, including Make the Road Action’s Nevada Director Leo Murrieta,
Florida Rising's Co-Executive Director Andrea Mercado, Detroit Action's
Co-Executive Director Jennifer Disla, and Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor and U.S.
Senate candidate Mandela Barnes, who are dedicated to doing everything possible
to Hold the Power in 2022. Sign up at https://www.holdourpower.org/?ms=111221_HoldOurPowerLift&emci=8b2f19e8-d843-ec11-9820-c896653b26c8&emdi=55207e6b-eb43-ec11-9820-c896653b26c8&ceid=447376.
–On Mon., Nov. 15 at 7 PM, join a MD Poor Peoples Campaign
meeting “Harvesting Justice.” Register to engage in political
education and learn about how to take action and how to get involved. Take
on the topic of the upcoming holiday and what it means to those most impacted
by poverty and other injustice. Hear back from the successful outreach
weekends. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcuGtrzkuGNe5DKszrC7ePTuKW5oOrmi_?link_id=3&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-md-ppc-weekly-update-41&email_referrer=email_1354313&email_subject=md-ppc-weekly-update.
26] –Join a Blue Victory
Power Hour: Open Chat + Q&A on Mobilize Mondays, Nov. 15 from 7 to 8 PM
ET. This is a Virtual Community Event,
organized for The Democratic National Committee. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/406362/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual. Join members of Network for Progress, DMV
Grassroots Coordinating Committee, DC/MD/VA for Joe, Yang Gang for Joe and
volunteers from across the country for our weekly Open Chat + Q&A where the
community can discuss democratic campaigns and causes. We can also try to
answer your general political, policy, campaign and organizing questions. If
you would like to check out the weekly Blue Victory War Room briefings, sign up
starting at 6 PM ET at https://tinyurl.com/bluevictorymobilizemondays.
27] – Susan Barnett [firstname.lastname@example.org]
wants you to know that Reel and Meal presents “Lesson Plan” on Mon., Nov. 15 at
7 PM ET. Question: what do Benito,
Adolph, and Donald have in common? Answer: their Game Plan! This is a Hybrid Event for both live and
virtual audiences! Come to the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center,
Greenbelt to order dinner arrive by 6:30
PM ET. Masks are required, proof of Covid vaccination is
necessary required, seating limited to 42; and social distance seating is in
place. The Cafe has a UV filter installed in the ductwork that is designed to
kill viruses and other pathogens to make the inside air safer. Register
at https://tinyurl.com/ReelnMealNov. A vegan meal costs $7.99 at the COOP. Call 301 474 0522 by 1 PM ET on Monday. Pick up is from 4 to 7 PM at the deli. The
menu is Asian inspired Macro Vegetarian's Shanghai dumplings and sesame
noodles with steamed broccoli.
The “Lesson Plan” is a riveting documentary
that tells the story of a 1967 California world history classroom experiment
which demonstrated how the Nazis manipulated German citizens during WW2. This
film shows how easily group dynamics can be transformed into group control. To
teach about the appeal of fascism, teacher Ron Jones created a classroom
setting in which the students became immersed in extremist group behavior. The
slogan "Strength through Discipline" was introduced. Membership cards
were distributed. Salutes became part of the group behavior. The experiment
soon got out of Jones’s control as the students became aggressive zealots of
unquestioned group-think behavior. In this film the original students and
teacher share their experience and the lessons they learned in a class dubbed
"The Third Wave." Associate Producer Mark Hancock and Phillip Neel
will be on hand for discussion following the screening. Reel and Meal, a
monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights
issues, is organized by the Utopia Film Festival, the Prince George’s County
Peace and Justice Coalition and Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group. Email
Reel and Meal email at email@example.com.
28] –Get involved with the For the
People-MD Teleconference on Mon., Nov. 15 at 7:30 PM ET. There are two ways to join the conference
call. Dial 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting
ID: 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. Or join by going online -- https://zoom.us/join.
The idea is to plan how best to mobilize for the November 17 action.
– Our Revolution
[firstname.lastname@example.org] is concerned about corporate Democrats complaining about
losing elections by insulting the majority of voters as abnormal on Mon., Nov.
15 at 8:30 PM ET. This week, corporate
Dems have a chance to help pass the Budget Bill and deliver for voters’ lives.
So, of course, they’re pivoting to “normal” - aka - business as usual, which
led to economic despair, Trump, climate chaos, and the crises progressives are
fighting to solve. Join the Live Monday
Night Broadcast with Cleveland’s new mayor-elect Justin Bibb, Khalid Kamau,
running for mayor of South Fulton, Ga., the self-described blackest city in
America, and other special guests. RSVP
30] – Maryland Public Television (MPT)
<email@example.com> is doing Standing against Racism - Programming in
November. On Mon., Nov. 15 at 9 PM ET, as part of Fostering Unity through
Dialogue, tune into The Groveland Four. In July 1949, four young
black men are accused of rape by a 17-year-old woman in rural Lake County,
Florida. The case of “The Groveland Four” included a race riot, torture,
multiple murders, two trials and a Supreme Court reversal. Though widely
covered by the national press, the case has been largely forgotten... even
though it helped lay a foundation for the Civil Rights Movement.
31] –Join us in challenging Johns Hopkins
University -- Say No to Weapons Contracts at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tues., Nov.
16 from 4:30 to 5:30 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
the Film & join in a Discussion of The War Game on Tues., Nov. 16 from 7 to
9 PM EST.The film, by Peter
Watkins, is the winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. For
45 minutes, it envisions an escalating war between NATO and the USSR resulting
a nuclear attack on Great Britain. Originally written for the BBC, the film was
deemed too provocative by the British Broadcasting Company.Register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/film-discussion-the-war-game.
Then hear from Ira Helfand, MD, a member of the International Steering Group of
the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapon, ICAN, the recipient of
the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, and Immediate Past President of the
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the founding
partner of ICAN and itself the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. He is
also co-Founder and Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility,
IPPNW’s US affiliate. He is active in the Back from the Brink campaign.
34] – Brooke
Adams, People's Action [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to join a community
forum on Tues., Nov. 16 at 7 PM ET. Which senator can unite WI voters around
what really matters? Wisconsin needs a senator who helps us come together
across our differences instead of exploiting them. In a healthy society, we
take care of each other–but Wisconsin’s current senator, Ron Johnson, is only
interested in pulling us apart. That’s
why Citizen’s Action of Wisconsin and People’s Action are hosting a community
forum with the candidates who want to replace him, and you’re invited. Sign up
Sen. Johnson was accused of profiting from the COVID-19 outbreak. He spread
doubt and misinformation about the vaccines. He defended the people who
attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and tried to stoke racial fears and
division in the aftermath. Hear from these candidates: Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes,
Dr. Gillian Battino, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Alex Lasry, and Outagamie
County Executive Tom Nelson.
35] – Marcy, CODEPINK [email@example.com] wants you to join
the CODEPINK CONGRESS Calling Party to mobilize for peace legislation! Chat
with peacemakers and experts on Tues., Nov. 16 at 8 PM ET. Join Zoom
Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85449481333.
The Meeting ID is 854 4948 1333. Get a
debrief on COP26, learn about Indigenous resistance to oil and gas development
in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and urge our representatives to
co-sponsor legislation to reduce the environmental impact of all Pentagon
operations. It features Bernadette Demientieff, Executive Director of the
Gwich’in Steering Committee, an Indigenous organization formed in 1988 to
protect sacred lands in the Arctic Refuge; Neta Crawford, Brown University
Professor, Co-Founder & Co-Director, Costs of War Project; and Jodie Evans,
co-founder of CODEPINK, and CODEPINK's Nancy Mancias will highlight the role of
the Pentagon as the single largest institutional emitter of greenhouse gases.
36] –Emily Kaplan
[firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to know about the Power of Fundraising on Tues.,
Nov. 16 at 8 PM ET. Register at jvpaction.org/2021-fall-training. In the last year, a record number of politicians
have supported legislation that centers Palestinian human rights and holds the
Israeli government accountable; members of Congress introduced legislation to
block weapons sales to Israel for the first time ever; and the broader
progressive movement is wholeheartedly welcoming Palestinian rights as a key
piece of the progressive agenda in U.S. politics, almost unimaginable just a
few years ago. To keep building on these wins in 2022 and beyond, we need to
sharpen our foundational organizing skills together!
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