Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 8 - 9, 2021

40] Human Rights in Palestine – Dec. 8

41] Call Biden -- Dec. 8

42] Make calls for the Freedom to Vote Act. – Dec. 8 – 9

43] Nuclear Weapons: The Growing Risk -- Dec. 8

44] Team Lierman Virtual Organizing Meeting -- Dec. 8

45] Truth Brigade’s Big Truths -- Dec. 8

46] Poor Peoples Campaign Western Region Meeting – Dec. 8

47] Direct Support for Immigrants needs volunteers – Dec. 8

48] Redefining Security – Dec. 8

49] Mass for Dorothy Day – Dec. 8

50] Medicare for All resolution – Dec. 8


40] – Waging Nonviolence and Solidarity 2020 and Beyond are co-hosting a new webinar series this fall. Join in for the next 90-minute session on Wed., Dec. 8 at 9 AM EST. The topic is Human Rights in Palestine: An ongoing struggle for peace with justice.  There are several panelists: including Mazin Qumsiyeh. Register at

41] – On Wed., Dec. 8, Call the White House to demand that President Biden do everything in his power to pass voting rights legislation. See  The White House comment line is open from 11 AM to 3 PM EST, Tuesdays through Thursdays.

42] – 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. 8 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. 9 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

43] – On Wed., Dec. 8 at 4 PM, check out Nuclear Weapons: The Growing Risk [Online]. Over the past 76 years, nuclear weapons delivery systems have become faster, more powerful, and more widespread, and there are more than 13,000 nuclear weapons in nine countries in the world today, with more countries seeking to arm themselves. Moreover, the risk that a leader will make a terrible decision to use nuclear weapons, or that a terrorist could get one, is growing; communications channels between nuclear-armed nations are atrophying; our nuclear weapons and warning systems are facing new cyber-threats; and advances in military technology are proving destabilizing. These factors make it more likely that a leader might make the decision, in a moment of crisis, to use nuclear weapons based on false warnings of a nuclear attack or other miscalculation. Each nation with nuclear arms has a responsibility to reduce the risk of nuclear blunder, and nations must work together to eliminate nuclear risks.

In this event, Senator Sam Nunn, Chair Emeritus of the CSIS Board of Trustees, will be joined by Secretary Ernest Moniz, former United States Secretary of Energy, to discuss the omnipresent and growing risk of nuclear weapons and how President Biden and the global community can take concrete actions to reduce the likelihood of nuclear launch. CSIS Trustee Bob Schieffer will moderate the discussion. Sign up at

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

45] – The Indivisible Team wants you to register for the Truth Brigade’s Big Truths Call, which is happening on Wed., Dec. 8 at 6:30 EST.  Join in to learn some best practices for family communication, to remember together why we do what we do (and learn some inspiring truths about our effectiveness!), and to give and receive a few truth-inspiring gifts. On the second Wednesday of each month, learn the big truths of disinformation from experts and Truth Brigade staff & partners. Topics to explore include disrupting big media, government regulation, the psychology of disinformation, disinformation targeted at vulnerable communities, and more. Focus always is on what we can and must do about it, using our grassroots networks and know-how, informed by best practices. Sign up at

46] – On Wed., Dec. 8 at 7 PM ET, attend the MD Poor Peoples Campaign Western Region Organizing Meeting. Get a debrief about the November outreach, and discuss what was learned. RSVP at

47] – Direct Support for Immigrants is holding a short informational meeting for prospective new volunteers on Wed., Dec. 8 at 7:30 PM ET. You'll hear updates and learn about new volunteer opportunities. New volunteers should expect to begin working in January, after the holidays. Volunteer commitments are less than a few hours each month.  CLICK HERE to join the meeting at  Email

48] – On Wed., Dec. 8 at 7 PM ET, get involved with Global Security Talks — Redefining Security. Nuclear weapons are the most deadly and destructive weapons ever built. Yet, nuclear policy decisions are limited to exclusive spaces that permit only the most privileged to have a seat at the table.  The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to a virtual discussion with Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS) and the Daisy Alliance, at which one can examine the adverse consequences of highly exclusive decision-making on nuclear weapons and explore solutions to change this status quo. Sign up at

49] – On Wed., Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, at 7:30 PM ET, Dorothy Day's cause for canonization is advancing from the Archdiocese of New York to the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints. The event, which signals the conclusion of a national process investigating Day's holiness, will be marked with a Mass celebrated at St. Patrick's Cathedral TO CELEBRATE the SEND-OFF. This historic juncture on her long road to official sainthood – marking the end of the Causes’ initial Diocesan phase and the start of its second and final Roman phase — will be joyfully marked with a Mass, celebrated by Timothy Cardinal Dolan. The Mass will also be livestreamed at

50] – Alex Newell Taylor [] wants your help in passing a Medicare for All resolution.  Attend a Town Hall on Wed., Dec. 8 at 8 PM ET by going to Learn how to pass a local resolution in support of Medicare for All.  These resolutions put more pressure on Congressional representatives to sign on to Medicare for All and taken together, they have the power to tip the scales. You’ll hear an update from Rep. Katie Porter on the future of Medicare for All in Congress and local leaders who are running resolution campaigns in their communities. In addition, you’ll hear from California Assembly member Ash Kalra, the author of California’s single payer health care bill, about the urgent next steps to move CalCare forward when it’s up for reconsideration in January.

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

No comments: