Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 15 - 18, 2021

33] Water access for Palestinians – Dec. 15

34] Call voters to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. -- Dec. 15 – Dec. 18

35] Phone bank to put pressure on Joe Manchin -- Dec. 15 - 16

36] Team Lierman Virtual Organizing Meeting -- Dec. 15

37] “Faith, Ministry and Leadership as a Public Friend” -- Dec. 15

38] Health Effects of Oil and Gas Extraction -- Dec. 15

39] Oil Change International – Dec. 15


33] – Beth Schuman [beth@afcfp.org] is inviting you on Wed., Dec. 15 at 12:15 PM ET for a webinar on the water rights campaign. Join Combatants for Peace activists Avner Wishnitzer and Osama Elewat, alongside Human Rights Lawyer, Eitay Mack, as they discuss the critical issue of water access.  Sign up at https://secure.everyaction.com/o8Y6Nys9Ck6IpkZfchu3zg2?emci=425ff41c-6b5c-ec11-94f6-0050f2e65e9b&emdi=877c855d-6c5c-ec11-94f6-0050f2e65e9b&ceid=8142762.  Demand justice for communities who are denied access to water. Combatants for Peace is demanding an end to racism and discrimination: everyone deserves water. Learn about this critical situation facing Palestinians in the West Bank, and discover what is being done about it. 

34] – 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. On Wed., Dec. 15 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, connect with voters in Virginia to tell Senator Warner to do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster. On Thurs., Dec. 16 from 6 to 8 PM ET, connect DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask him to do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster. Call on Fri., Dec. 17 from 4 to 6 PM and connect NH voters to Sen. Hassan to ask that she will do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster On Sat., Dec. 18 from noon to 2 PM, 1 to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM EST connect AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that she does 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.

35] – Mike Tidwell, CCAN Action Fund [info@ccanactionfund.org] wants you to join the phone bank to put pressure on Joe Manchin on Wed., Dec. 15 and Thurs., Dec. 16 from 6 to 8 PM ET. This is urgent! US Senate Leader Chuck Schumer plans to bring the Build Back Better Act to a vote this week. It includes $550 billion in investments to fight climate change. But West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin still has not committed to voting for it. Each passing day threatens the passage of the Build Back Better Act. You will be connected to voters in West Virginia with their key swing-vote Senator, Joe Manchin. You can join the phone bank no matter where you live in the US. Calling West Virginia voters is one of the most concrete ways you can help Congress pass the Build Back Better Act. Can you join us? Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/ccanactionfund/event/428275/.

36] – There is a Team Lierman Virtual Organizing Meeting, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller on Wednesdays, Dec. 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/.

37] – Friends Committee on National Legislation [support@fcnl.org] wants you to be there on Wed., Dec. 15 at 6:30 PM ET for “Faith, Ministry and Leadership as a Public Friend” with Diane Randall. What’s the connection between Quaker leadership and ministry? These are just some of the questions to answer at the final Quaker Changemaker event of 2021. Join FCNL Director of Quaker Leadership Alicia McBride for a conversation with outgoing General Secretary Diane Randall. Register at https://act.fcnl.org/event/quaker-welcome-center-events-watch-home/2485/?akid=20560.152065.VeR7Qy&rd=1&t=17&utm_campaign=event&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ak&utm_term=20560.152065.VeR7Qy. Join to learn how Diane came to Quakerism and her leading to public ministry as the head of FCNL. Hear about her experience living into Quaker faith and practice in the last decade.

38] – Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles [info@psr-la.org] is hosting The Health Effects of Oil and Gas Extraction: From Science to Policy on Wed., Dec. 15 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Learn about the 3,200-foot draft rule proposed by CalGEM, a regulatory agency, in October. RSVP at: https://bit.ly/31pNC6l.

39] – Oil Change International [info@priceofoil.org] would like you to join the webinar on Wed., Dec. 15 at 7 PM ET about the biggest climate wins of 2021 and how to build on them in 2022. Join a conversation with the team about the big wins (and little victories!) from this year. Dozens of countries ended international public finance for fossil fuels, the IEA finally aligned with science, countries committed to keeping fossil fuels in the ground, and key fossil fuel infrastructure project fights were won. The end of the fossil fuel era is underway. Register for the event. At https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RZFIfV7BQ1uq1BET3rQ0bg.

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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