Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 16 - 18, 2021

40] Friends for Life Live – Dec. 16

41] Demand action for immigrant rights -- Dec. 16

42] Send texts for the Freedom to Vote Act – Dec. 16

43] Resist NLG exports -- Dec. 16

44] Call Arizona voters Dec. 16

45] Contact Senator Manchin -- Dec. 16

46] Make calls for the Freedom to Vote Act. – Dec. 16 – 18

47] Throwdown Thursday – Dec. 16

48] Intersection between Social Justice and Nuclear Weapons Abolition -- Dec. 16

49] Conversation with outgoing General Secretary Diane Randall – Dec. 16

50] Maryland Poor People's Campaign – Dec. 16

51] Maryland Progressive Candidates Fundraiser – Dec. 16

52] Youth Mental Health in the Era of COVID – Dec. 16

53] Meet a Candidate -- Dec. 16

54] Women are still marching – Dec. 16

55] Emergency Briefing on Omicron and Vaccine Inequality – Dec. 16


40] – The Auburn Seminary []is hosting Friends for Life Live on Thurs., Dec. 16 from noon to 1 PM ET for a virtual conversation. RSVP at  Hear Auburn’s new president, Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson for an hour of joyful friendship on the path to the world we long for in 2022 and beyond.

41] – United We Dream Action [] is doing a Maryland ​”Jam Their Phones" Virtual Party in Support of Citizenship.  The idea is to jam the phone lines of key Senate Dems demanding they answer the call for citizenship! Check out our Undeniable Map and sign up for the "Jam Their Phones" Virtual Event at  Take action for the Build Back Better package, which the House has already passed their version which included protections for immigrants. 

Join the U! Squad Texting Team to reach out to supporters to demand action for immigrant rights. A big peer-to-peer texting campaign will happen on Thurs., Dec. 16 from noon to 9 PM ET. Get connected to texts by filling out the texting onboarding form here: Read more about the Undeniable! Squad and the campaign here:

42] – James Jameson, RepresentUs [] wants you to join a text bank for the Freedom to Vote Act on Thurs., Dec. 16 from noon to 5 PM ET. Sign up at  Also send texts to fix the filibuster.

43] – Beyond Extreme Energy wants you to know that on Thurs., Dec. 16, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will host its monthly commissioners meeting- the first with newly appointed Commissioner Willie Phillips. BXE has long disrupted FERC meetings with in person civil disobedience, call ins, petitions, and twitter storms. This month BXE is hosting an online event focused on FERC and the fight against Liquefied Natural Gas. LNG has recently been under attack from mainstream politicians and economists, who are finally recognizing LNG exports as a climate disaster and market failure.

  On Thurs., Dec. 16 at 5 PM ET, Beyond Extreme Energy will host Tracy Carluccio of Delaware River Keeper on the Gibbstown LNG Export Facility and fighting LNG in PA. Discuss the morning’s FERC meeting, the recent win against Jordan Cove in Oregon, and ways to build the resistance to LNG. Register at

44] – On Thurs., Dec. 16 from 5:30 to 8 PM ET, phone bank to PASS The Freedom to Vote Act, hosted by the Declaration for American Democracy and Common Cause! Call Arizona voters and ask them to call their senators in support. Sign up at

45] –Public Citizen []wants you to help West Virginians contact Senator Manchin to take decisive action to pass the Freedom to Vote, John Lewis Voting Rights, and DC Statehood bills.  Stop the attacks on voting rights and make democracy work for everyone. Join the Freedom to Vote Action Party on Thurs., Dec. 16 from 6 to 8 PM ET and call West Virginians and help put them in touch with their senator. This will continue each Thursday through March 31, 2022.  RSVP at

46] – 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 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

47] – On Throwdown Thursdays phone bank or text bank with the team from 6 to 8 PM ET. Every week call or text voters across the state about a number of important issues. Visit Thurs., Dec. 16, talk to Marylanders about the 2022 elections, including a special election happening January 4.  Help get progressives elected.

48] – Jasmine Owens []  is happy to announce that on Thurs., Dec. 16 at 6:30 PM Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) will host its second event in the #DemandAccess series, “Movement Strategies for Community-Based Safety: A Roundtable on the Intersection Between Social Justice and Nuclear Weapons Abolition,” in partnership with Roots Action. REGISTER at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

49] – Friends Committee on National Legislation [] 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 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.

50] – The Maryland Poor People's Campaign [] wants you to attend on Thurs., Dec. 16 at 7 PM ET a virtual statewide hearing on the plight, fight, and insight of those most impacted by the five injustices and how they are prevalent in our communities. RSVP at

51] – Our Revolution MD [] is holding on Thurs., Dec. 16 at 7 PM ET a Maryland Progressive Candidates Fundraiser. There are four great candidates running for offices around the state: Ed Burroughs, candidate for Prince George's County Council - D8, Brandy Brooks, candidate for Montgomery County Council - At Large, Robbie Leonard; candidate for Baltimore County State's Attorney and Michele Gregory, candidate for MD State Senate - D38.  People for the American Way President Ben Jealous is moderating the discussion on Zoom.  To participate, if you are not currently a recurring contributor, make a one-time donation to join the call with a chance to speak to Ben and the candidates. RSVP at

52] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] is hosting on Thurs., Dec. 16 from 7 to 8 PM ET a webinar Youth Mental Health in the Era of COVID.  Register at The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed just how dysfunctional and fragile the United States mental health care system is, especially for young people. The outbreak has uncovered a lack of community resources, gaps in care, and inadequate allocation of services.  Hear speakers from The Trevor Project, community psychiatry, and more for the first in a series of webinars exploring these issues and offering action steps to help alleviate some of these dysfunctions.  

53] – The [] is hosting on Thurs., Dec. 16 at 7 PM ET a MEET THE CANDIDATES EVENT with Tom Winter. Meet the Montana progressive who will help Dems keep control of Congress -- Tom Winter who is running for Congress in Montana's 1st Congressional District. Remember when corporate Democrats blocked the most popular parts of Build Back Better? That showed why we need to expand our majority with progressives. Tom Winter will help Democrats keep control of Congress and advance a bold progressive agenda. RSVP at  Tom is a climate champion who supports a Green New Deal, an outspoken advocate for voting rights, and has a plan to tackle the opioid crisis by taking on Big Pharma in Washington.  He’s a current member of IBEW 206 and will fight for everyday Americans, not corporate interests.

54] – The [] wants you to get involved on Thurs., Dec. 16 from 7 to 8 PM ET and collectively reflect on the last year, the changing of the seasons and what has been planted, tended and harvested both individually and in the movements. There’s a lot to reflect on in particular the unprecedented challenges and crises women have faced this past year. Despite how unexpected and difficult it was — there’s still a lot of reasons to feel proud and hopeful. That’s why it’s important to us to acknowledge everything that is happening collectively and as individuals. Join the End of Year Grounding, Gratitude and Reflection Mass Call at

55] – Ryan Harvey [] brought to our attention on Thurs., Dec. 16 at 8 PM ET, there will be an Emergency Briefing on Omicron and Vaccine Inequality and How to Help End the Pandemic Now. Register at https:/bitly/VaccineJusticeBrief. See  Health professionals have been warning since the start that new COVID variants will continue to develop — devastating developing countries and prolonging the pandemic for everyone — unless and until the vaccines and treatments many Americans take for granted are readily available in all corners of the globe.  Email Tell White House COVID Czar Jeff Zients to Suspend Pharma Monopolies Now or the Pandemic Will Never End!  Tell Congress: The White House should be doing more to end the pandemic!

To be continued.

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