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Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 9 to 11, 2021
51]Write Biden to support democracy -- Dec. 9
52]Atomic Steppe: How
Kazakhstan Gave up the Bomb– Dec.
53]Pass the Build Back Better Act – Dec. 9
54]Nonhuman Rights Project
– Dec. 9
55] Peace and Human Rights in North Korea– Dec.
56]Honk and Wave for
Climate Action– Dec. 9
57]Prospects for peace and
justice in Israel and Palestine -- Dec. 9
58] Contact Arizona voters
for Freedom to Vote – Dec. 9
59]Phone bank for the Freedom
to Vote Act – Dec. 9 -- 11
60]Public Citizen phone bank aimed at Sen. Manchin -- Dec. 9
61]Phone bank for the Freedom
to Vote Act – Dec. 9
62]Throwdown Thursdays – Dec.
63]Power of Text Banking -- Dec. 9
51] – On Thurs., Dec. 9, Pres. Biden is hosting a
White House “Summit for Democracy” with 109 nations. “The summit will focus
on challenges and opportunities facing democracies and will provide a platform
for leaders to announce both individual and collective commitments, reforms,
and initiatives….” Go to www.WhiteHouse.gov/contact to send him a written message. Your
message: Pres. Biden, You have asked other nations to announce
democracy reforms today. You
must act today to unify the
Senate and fix or nix the filibuster.
Thurs., Dec. 9 at 11 AM, check out Atomic Steppe: How Kazakhstan Gave up the
Bomb. The Vienna Center for Disarmament
and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) cordially invites you to attend a book launch
webinar by Dr. Togzhan Kassenova, Senior Fellow, Project on International
Security, Commerce and Economic Statecraft (PISCES) at the Center for Policy
Research, SUNY-Albany and author of the book “Atomic Steppe: How Kazakhstan
Gave Up the Bomb,” which will be held via Zoom. The webinar will also be
livestreamed to YouTube. Sign up at
People Power [firstname.lastname@example.org] is inviting you on Thurs., Dec. 9 from noon
to 2 PM ET to tell Congress: We deserve to be able to live in our own homes,
not nursing homes. Following the House,
the Senate has the chance to take historic action NOW and your help is needed.
Grandparents, elders Americans and Americans with disabilities across the
country are gathering in Washington, D.C. to turn up the pressure on the Senate
to swiftly pass the Build Back Better Act, legislation that will transform the
way people access care now and in future generations. Join Caring Across
Generations, grandmas, elected leaders, care workers, disability rights
activists and other caregiving advocates outside the Capitol to make your voice
heard. Register at https://www.facebook.com/events/440592130800840/?source=ppem_104831.
Rights Project [email@example.com] is hosting a discussion on Thurs.,
Dec. 9 at 12:30 PM ET about a groundbreaking primate rights initiative. Enjoy a
conversation with legal scholar Charlotte E. Blattner and Sentience Politics’
Managing Director Silvano Lieger about the historic fundamental rights for a primates
citizens’ initiative that will be voted on by the residents of the Swiss canton
of Basel-Stadt in February 2022. In 2016, Sentience Politics launched
a citizens’ initiative in the Swiss Canton of Basel-Stadt to amend
the Cantonal Constitution to grant nonhuman primates the fundamental right to
life and to bodily and mental integrity. The initiative became the subject of a
three-year-long legal dispute that ended in September 2020 when the Swiss
Federal Supreme Court ruled that the initiative was valid and that the citizens
of Basel-Stadt must be allowed to vote on it.
Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsf-6hpj8jGdDKF8Q_ZMO0XNtgteVs4gSP?emci=27255a7e-be53-ec11-94f6-0050f2e65e9b&emdi=acfc60d7-5858-ec11-94f6-0050f2e65e9b&ceid=9655543.
58] – On Thurs., Dec. 9
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 https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/429544/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.
59] – 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. 9 from 5:30 to 8 PM ET: connect DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything
possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster. Call on Fri., Dec. 10 from 4 to 6 PM and connect NH voters to Sen. Hassan to ask that they do everything
possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster On Sat., Dec. 11
from noon to 2 PM, 1 to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM EST connect AZ voters to Sen. Sinema
to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act
including fixing the filibuster.Register
Citizen [firstname.lastname@example.org]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. 9 at 6 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 https://www.mobilize.us/wv-wfp/event/409469/?utm=PC&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=7e28d2d4-20e9-421d-89cf-64ddccd03d72.
63] – Emily Kaplan
[email@example.com] wants you to know about the Power of Text Banking on
Thurs., Dec. 9 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
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