Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 5 to 8, 2022

45] Watch the film THE LETTER   

46] Phone bank for Brooke – Oct. 5 – Oct. 8

47] Knock on doors for Brooke – Oct. 5 – Oct. 8

48] Blue Wave -- Oct. 5 – Oct. 8

49] South Korea’s Changing Public Sentiment – Oct. 5  

50] Canvass voters in Baltimore County – Oct. 5

51] Send a postcard – Oct. 5   

52] Tenant Organizing campaign –Oct. 5  

53] Our Revolution phone bank – Oct. 5

54] Training to Make Calls with the DNC – Oct. 5, 6, 7 & 8  

55] Shut Down Berks Coalition webinar – Oct. 5

56] Text bank to Get out the Vote – Oct. 5

57] Poor Peoples Campaign strategy session – Oct. 5

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45] – On Tues., Oct. 4 at 12:30 PM ET, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi was chosen for the launch on YouTube of the long-anticipated film The Letter, an 80-min. film production of Off the Fence (My Octopus Teacher) in collaboration with the Laudato Si' Movement and the Vatican.  The film highlights Pope Francis' vision for caring for the earth and its people as expressed in his encyclical Laudato Si': Care of Our Common Home. But it takes us into the lives and work of four individuals from distinct communities: scientists, youth, indigenous and the displaced - each responding to climate change in their own way. Watch at https://youtu.be/Rps9bs85BII. Go to https://theletterfilm.org/.

46] – On Wed., Oct. 5 through Sat., Oct. 8 from 10 AM to 8 PM ET, phone bank for Brooke Lierman for comptroller.  Can you spare a few hours to phone bank for Brooke? You can do it from your home and you will be sent a list and a script!  Once you sign up, an organizer will reach out directly to you and get you your phone book and a training if you need it! Register at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/489251/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.OTH_VirtualConventionSignup_080822&t=4&akid=16578%2E508952%2EHQOuGi.

47] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Wed., Oct. 6 through Sat., Oct. 8.  The door knocking takes place from 10 AM to 8 PM ET. Canvass in your community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. YOU CAN DO THIS ON YOUR OWN TIME. Once you sign up, the team will follow up with everything you will need to knock doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/484676/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketing.

48] – Join Maryland Democrats in Baltimore County to ensure a Blue Wave by phone banking on Wed., Oct. 5 through Sat., Oct., 8 from 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8:30 PM ET through October 31. Make sure voters are engaged and excited to vote for Wes Moore, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Brooke Lierman, Anthony Brown, and the rest of the democratic slate. In addition to phone from home options, there will also be in-person phone banks at the same time at the office, located at: 301 Allegheny Ave., Towson 21204. If you would like to come into the office to make calls, please bring your cell phone and a laptop, if possible. After you sign up, one of our organizers will reach out with further details. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/506547/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest.

49] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies [gwiks@gwu.edu] has an event on Wed., Oct. 5 at 3 PM ET for a lecture – From Anti-Japan to Anti-China: South Korea’s Changing Public Sentiments and Implications for the US-ROK Alliance. This is a hybrid event. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soh-jaipil-lecture-series-with-gi-wook-shin-tickets-420421711657.  Or you could attend the event at George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, WDC.  

50] – On Wednesdays through Nov. 2 from 4 to 7 PM ET, join with Baltimore County Executive Johnny O to canvass voters in Baltimore County! Help build support for these outstanding candidates including Brooke, Wes, Aruna, and Anthony! You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival. Gather at the Milford Mill Metro Station, Roman Frasier Lane, Pikesville 21208. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/509731/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_from_org.

51] – The Working Families Party [reply@workingfamilies.org] wants you to get involved on Wed., Oct. 5 from 6 to 7 PM and Fri., Oct. 7 from 1 to 2 PM ET.  Send your friends in Pennsylvania a postcard for John Fetterman. You'll learn to use an app that will help you find your friends who are registered to vote in Pennsylvania. Those friends will get a mailed postcard with your photo on it, as well as info on John Fetterman and a reminder to vote in the General Election on November 8th! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/workingfamilies/event/490684/?utm_source=NatEmail-20220922&link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_1675843___subject_2158492&email_subject=your-monthly-updates-from-wfp.

52]The NoVA Democratic Socialists [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] wants you to be on an organizing call on Oct. 5 at 6 PM. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-tenant-organizing-meeting-oct-5th-6pm/?link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-60&email_referrer=email_1681489&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events. This meeting is for those involved with the NoVA Tenant Organizing campaign or who would like to learn more about this work.

53]Our Revolution [info@ourrevolution.com] would like you to phone bank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. There are more than 8 million voters across the country who identify as progressive. These numbers suggest progressives can win at every level of government, but the voters must go to the polls! Sign up to join the Our Revolution phone bank force at https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/440081/?akid=2556.8252965.t1Ai8m&rd=1&t=11. Sign up for Wed., Oct. 5.  

54] – Do a Training to Make Calls with the DNC National Call-Crew organized by The Democratic National Committee.  Learn how to make calls to voters in battleground states. The DNC National Call-Crew brings volunteer power where it's needed most for the Midterms! In this Zoom-based training you will be taught how to make calls and get your questions answered through an amazing online community. The first half of the session get set up to call and join the online community, and the second half make calls to voters in battleground states. On Wed., Oct. 5 from 7 to 8 PM, Thurs., Oct. 6 and Fri., Oct. 7 from 3 to 4 PM & Sat., Oct. 8 ET, do the training. Sign up at https://events.democrats.org/event/440875/.

55] – The Shut Down Berks Coalition [shutdownberks@gmail.com] urges you on Wed., Oct. 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET to get an understanding of this campaign.  The webinar will be a deep dive about why a women’s prison must not be built. Get a review what is currently happening at the prison, the history and how to take action. Register at https://paimmigrant.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcOusqTwqH9FyQtkJXtAax1mVKCQ0rvIM?fbclid=IwAR2oFGJB5bJzcucnh6zfX69MHKNUIRblZJRThOgivDo6zVaQkxGSuR2c_fs.

56] – The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival [more@poorpeoplescampaign.org] needs you to join the text bank on Wed., Oct. 5 at 7 PM ET to Get Out the Vote. Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlceqprDktHd0gD4ipWe2nw_r2O9SPH1Jp?_x_zm_rtaid=pNMFU58HSReXOGoSgb_dSQ.1664317844456.0571633d853d431f4a2b57e66c662ab6&_x_zm_rhtaid=51.  Trainings will precede the text banking.  These text banks will continue on Wednesdays, Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2.

57] – On Wed., Oct. 5 at 8:15 PM ET,  join together for a National Call with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign.  This Call will discuss the National Day of Action on Saturday, October 15th. Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83408742409?pwd=TzhBNVVZc0Qwd3JNT1dVSSt3dlphZz09 <https://click.actionnetwork.org/ss/c/mRNLFKyANPYkYXuUTzk_S8eGCfMPKtWt9Y6VsHU6KpfmTDAp0O5PLUhVTaQjkb7Lz_pTfvJ1U22eyRBYMWDvubGF9SE-RsRCiDKijHtaCSqftOKYaajyNy_opupSJb39LDjAl4BuWEVfbgvPS4eZS3FQhQz_6nAcPtda1z-O0BgBanFrvCHtt_Y15jXM0rUBA8xOpdKQejPJATrDO1RoQMru4iARjrkNIlTlU9LPqvOMytk5AYZc3QJsqysnL75TY9cMh7c_vjmZi3tXjpfIXnSLLIioqD2ht2dVz2m-7BDxoFVJetycFQPIczqo2NEsmMaNHVF7SixjauTGqlba6i2voNHOi8JUECsZ4Sjh1tJZDLnQNBoEIN-oXxFONBPgJznSI3Djvjxooik0RvnK-SoBiux8_Vdarjp-tEdXuno/3q1/ZIVRGSZbSyOS-qtzm2QleQ/h0/ub16eYCfiGWJBUBz_Y3Wu33RD3ZrbkaQrLgo-mrg2KI>.

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

Monday, October 3, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- Oct. 3 - 8, 2022

23] Keep Space for Peace Week – through Oct. 8

24] Phone bank for Brooke – Oct. 3 – Oct. 8

25] Knock on doors for Brooke – Oct. 3 - 8  

26] Blue Wave – Oct. 3 - 4

27] Messaging to Win – Oct. 3  

28] Election Protection webinar – Oct. 3

29] The Imperialist Roots of the U.S.A. – Oct. 3

30] Training to make calls – Oct. 3 - 4

31] American Complicity in the Israeli Occupation – Oct. 3

32] Make calls for Beto – Oct. 3 – 8

33] Democracy for America meeting – Oct. 3

34] For the People meeting – Oct. 3

35] We Are All Organizers – Oct. 4

36] Our Democracy phone banks – Oct. 4, 7 & Oct. 9

37] Russia out of Ukraine -- Oct. 4

38] Tenant Organizing Meeting – Oct. 4

39] Our Revolution phone bank -- Oct. 4 – 6

40] United for Separation of Church and State – Oct. 4

41] Write letters for Beto --Sept. 4, 5 & 7   

42] American Democracy Summit -- Oct. 4

43] Medea wrote a book – Oct. 4

44] “Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom” – Oct. 4

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23] – The Global Network against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space [globalnet@mindspring.com] is hosting Keep Space for Peace Week through Sat., Oct. 8.  The Network has organized this week of protest to stop the militarization of space.  Go www.space4peace.org or call 207-844-8187. Also see https://www.facebook.com/KeepSpaceForPeaceWeek/photos/. The Baltimore Nonviolence Center will join Keep Space for Peace Week by going to the National Security Agency on Sat., Oct. 8 for a 10 to 11 AM demo.  Contact Max for specific detail at 410-323-1607 or at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

24] – On Mon., Oct. 3 through Sat., Oct. 8 from 10 AM to 8 PM ET, phone bank for Brooke Lierman for comptroller.  Can you spare a few hours to phone bank for Brooke? You can do it from your home and you will be sent a list and a script!  Once you sign up, an organizer will reach out directly to you and get you your phone book and a training if you need it! Register at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/489251/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.OTH_VirtualConventionSignup_080822&t=4&akid=16578%2E508952%2EHQOuGi.

25] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Sun., Sept. 25 through Sat., Oct. 1.  The door knocking takes place from 10 AM to 8 PM ET. Canvass in your community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. YOU CAN DO THIS ON YOUR OWN TIME. Once you sign up, the team will follow up with everything you will need to knock doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/484676/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketing.

26] – Join Maryland Democrats in Baltimore County to ensure a Blue Wave by phone banking on Mon, Oct. 3 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 PM ET and Tues., Oct. 4 from 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 & 6 to 8:30 PM ET through October 31. Make sure voters are engaged and excited to vote for Wes Moore, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Brooke Lierman, Anthony Brown, and the rest of the democratic slate. In addition to phone from home options, there will also be in-person phone banks at the same time at the office, located at: 301 Allegheny Ave., Towson 21204. If you would like to come into the office to make calls, please bring your cell phone and a laptop, if possible. After you sign up, one of our organizers will reach out with further details. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/506547/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest.

27] – Join Indivisible and partner organizations in the Protect Our Freedoms coalition on Mondays at 4 PM ET through Oct. 31 for Messaging to Win in 2022 briefings. In these sessions get the latest intel on key battleground races and share tested messaging on what it will take to protect our freedoms. We’ll present up-to-date research into attitudes of key voting segments, as well as talking points, messaging, and calls to action to mobilize our base to the polls and swing conflicted voters to our side. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z7B2IJ1MQqSW-H0MAjn-Yg?utm_campaign=Movement%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=226433123&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_vfy983YCy6XJd3L50mB3CD-NFWby-nCPo0Ry9caYq56qzrg4AuHrYEjgI_826dPRoM3FeGpttKT0XnmpUcEZPqEuHvQ&utm_content=226430983&utm_source=hs_email.

28] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 4:30 PM ET on Mon., Oct. 3. Please submit any questions to: Solartopia@gmail.com. Sign up at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldumtrjIiH9L7_KfcFV1n8ynuO3anTGwp. Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

29] – The UMass Amherst History Department [communications@history.umass.edu] thinks you might be interested in a webinar on Mon., Oct. 3 at 6 PM ET -- The Imperialist Roots of the U.S.A.  Catch a lecture by Manu Karuka, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Barnard College.  Register at https://blogs.umass.edu/feinberg/the-imperialist-roots-of-the-u-s-a/.

30] – Do a Training to Make Calls with the DNC National Call-Crew organized by The Democratic National Committee.  Learn how to make calls to voters in battleground states. The DNC National Call-Crew brings volunteer power where it's needed most for the Midterms! In this Zoom-based training you will be taught how to make calls and get your questions answered through an amazing online community. The first half of the session get set up to call and join the online community, and the second half make calls to voters in battleground states. On Mon., Oct. 3 from 7 to 8 PM and Tues., Oct. 4 from 9 to 10 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at https://events.democrats.org/event/440875/.

31] – Beth Schuman [beth@afcfp.org] is informing us of a webinar on Mon., Oct. 3 at 7 PM ET -- American Complicity in the Israeli Occupation! Hear from Peter Beinart and Nizar Farsakh. Register at https://secure.everyaction.com/V_zmatyzz06Xfbm2JBhGhw2?emci=be439c0a-df40-ed11-b495-00224832e4ca&emdi=a4d3cb84-8642-ed11-b495-00224832e4ca&ceid=8142762.

32] – Beto for Texas [info@betoorourke.com] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Mon., Oct. 3 through Sat., Oct. 8 from 7 to 10 PM ET, and help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/betofortexas/event/438569/?utm_source=ema20220727-200206.

33] – Democracy for America [info@democracyforamerica.com] wants you to attend on Mon., Oct. 3 at 7:30 PM ET an engagement with Rep. Rashida Tlaib. There are several exceptional DFA-endorsed candidates running for Congress, Governor, and other key offices. Each of these candidates knows that the path to victory is rooted in inspiring a broader group of voters to fight for a bold vision of a better future. Tune in at https://act.democracyforamerica.com/sign/Oct_Member_Meeting_2022/?t=1&refcode=g-cfe.d-20221002.m-28958.s-347467&akid=28958%2E4066212%2E2xs2sM.  RSVP at https://D4A.LINK/MEMBERMEETING.

34] – There will be a For the People -- Maryland coalition meeting on Mon., Oct. 3 at 7:30 PM ET. Go over developments in Congress and prep for a meeting with Cardin's staff coming up on Thursday, October 6. Tasks will be assigned, and volunteers will be mobilized for the campaign to defeat election deniers.

You can join the conference by dialing 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID: 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. Or click on your device at https://zoom.us/j/93130662622?pwd=OE15SURJUWdXNHFicW94SDI3c2x3UT09#success.

35] – On Tues., Oct. 4 from 2 to 3:30 PM and 7:30 to 9 PM ET,  the Democratic National Committee has put together We Are All Organizers: Community Organizing Training. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/404981/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.  Learn how to organize in your community.  Community organizing focuses on the most important tools at our disposal: our relationships and our ability to talk with one another about things that matter. Go over the best ways to make a difference, and how to be a leader and organize in your community. You will receive a link to join on Zoom closer to the day-of.

36] – Join an Our Democracy phone banks, hosted by Common Cause, on Tues., Oct. 4,  and Fri., Oct. 7 from 4 to 6 PM & Sun., Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 PM ET. The idea is to protect democracy.  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.

37] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Oct. 4 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers were sent into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant. Now they are stationed in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.   People who believe in peace and justice should come forward and take the risks of peace. The burial sites continue to expose ruthless war crimes by the invaders, Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

38] – The NoVA DSA Branch is hosting a Tenant Organizing Meeting on Tues., Oct. 4 at 6 PM ET. This is an opportunity to learn more about this work! RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-tenant-organizing-meeting-oct-4th-6pm?link_id=11&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-57&email_referrer=email_1659069&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events. Strides have been made organizing tenants in Alexandria against their exploitative landlord so now is a great time to get involved!  Email novabranch [at] mdcdsa.org.

39] – Our Revolution [info@ourrevolution.com] would like you to phone bank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. There are more than 8 million voters across the country who identify as progressive. These numbers suggest progressives can win at every level of government, but the voters must go to the polls! Sign up to join the Our Revolution phone bank force at https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/440081/?akid=2556.8252965.t1Ai8m&rd=1&t=11. Sign up for Tues., Oct. 4, Wed., Oct. 5 &Thurs., Oct. 6.  

40] – The Maryland Chapter Monthly Meeting organized by Americans United for Separation of Church and State will meet virtually on Tuesdays, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1, from  7:30 to 8:30 PM EDT. The Maryland Chapter of Americans United is an all-volunteer led group of dedicated individuals working to protect the country's founding principle of church-state separation. Meet monthly to discuss the latest news and to plan events. New volunteers are welcome! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/444394/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type.

41] – Sign up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Tues., Oct. 4 and Wed., Oct. 5 from 7 to 10 PM and Fri., Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET. Letter writing parties are a great opportunity to meet other Beto for Texas volunteers and get trained on the letter writing process. After a brief training, write letters together! Register at https://www.mobilize.us/betofortexas/event/427673/?utm_source=ema20220817-203416

42] – RepresentUs [hq@represent.us] is holding a virtual American Democracy Summit on Tues., Oct. 4 at 7 PM ET to learn how you can help win key pro-voter victories! The 2022 midterms are our chance to fight back and put more control in the hands of the voters. RSVP at https://americandemocracysummit.org/virtual-series/?akid=178450.680940.b0oNZC&rd=1&source=ak-em-adsotb-20220928&t=13&utm_campaign=adsotb&utm_content=20220928&utm_medium=em&utm_source=ak&utm_term=.

43] – CODEPINK [info@codepink.org] is holding a Calling Party on Tues., October 4 at 8 PM ET to talk with CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin and her co-author Nicolas J.S. Davies about their new book, War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict. RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/cpcongressrsvpconfirmation.

44] – A new documentary will premiere on PBS on Oct. 4 from 10 to 11 PM ET “Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom” brings viewers beyond the legend to meet the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. Born 200 years ago in Maryland, Harriet Tubman was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, a Civil War scout, nurse and spy, and one of the greatest freedom fighters in our nation’s history. Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning actor Alfre Woodard is the narrator. Check out https://www.pbs.org/show/harriet-tubman-visions-freedom//.

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

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 2 - 4, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 2 - 4, 2022

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com

  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Get involved with NCNR   

4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

5] Support the Pratt Workers United

6] Get a copy of HOSPITALITY, the Open Door newsletter

7] Phone bank for Brooke – Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

8] Knock on doors for Brooke – Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

9] “Rape and Murder: “Me Too” in Italian Renaissance Art.” – Oct. 2

10] Films on the Memories of the Korean War – Oct. 2

11] Phone bank for progressive candidates – Oct. 2

12] Blue Wave by phone banking – Oct. 2 - 4

13] Defuse Nuclear War -- Oct. 2

14] Poor Peoples Campaign Prince George's County Monthly Meeting -- Oct. 2

15] Healthy environment ambassadors training – Oct. 2  

16] Make calls for Beto – Oct. 2 to 4 

17] Write letters for Beto --Oct. 2 & 4   

18] PDA Town Hall -- Oct. 2

19] Knock on doors with the MD Dems and the District 41 Team – Oct. 2

20] Join a workgroup on Labor and Union Organizing – Oct. 2

21] Protest at the Pentagon – Oct. 3

22] Call for the passage of the inclusionary housing bill – Oct. 2

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1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/.  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.

  To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

4] – Max is in need of a garage or a storage space.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – The workers at the Enoch Pratt Free Library have started a drive to organize a union calling themselves Pratt Workers United.  Go to https://www.prattworkersunited.org/. There is a letter of support for community members to sign at https://www.prattworkersunited.org/community-letter-support.

"Pratt Library workers are forming a union, Pratt Workers United. We are seeking pay equity for all, safer working conditions, benefits for part-time workers, and a voice in decisions that affect our work.”

6] – Consider getting HOSPITALITY, the newsletter of OPEN DOOR: A prophetic discipleship community honoring the Black Jesus, Dorothy Day and Martin Luther King, Jr.  You can call 404-290-2047 or emailopendoorcomm@bellsouth.net.

7] – On Sun., Oct. 2 through Sat., Oct. 8 from 10 AM to 8 PM ET, phone bank for Brooke Lierman for comptroller.  Can you spare a few hours to phone bank for Brooke? You can do it from your home and you will be sent a list and a script!  Once you sign up, an organizer will reach out directly to you and get you your phone book and a training if you need it! Register at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/489251/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.OTH_VirtualConventionSignup_080822&t=4&akid=16578%2E508952%2EHQOuGi.

8] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Sun., Oct. 2 through Sat., Oct. 8.  The door knocking takes place from 10 AM to 8 PM ET. Canvass in your community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. YOU CAN DO THIS ON YOUR OWN TIME. Once you sign up, the team will follow up with everything you will need to knock doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/484676/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketing.

9] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM.  On Sun., Oct. 2, the platform is “Rape and Murder: “Me Too” in Italian Renaissance Art.”  While enjoying the aesthetic brilliance of Italian Renaissance art, Hugh Taft-Morales was also struck by many representations of violence between men and women. Given the Supreme Court’s attack on the bodily integrity of women, we must understand better the dynamics that fuel this violence – both the oppression of women in general and waves of backlash that it creates. Hugh explores four renaissance works for insight – Bernini’s The Rape of Proserpina and Apollo and Daphne, Caravaggio’s Judith Beheading Holofernes, and Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith and Holofernes. Come hear what he learned. Taft-Morales serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU).  Email President@BEMOREthical.org for ZOOM login information.

10] – GW Institute for Korean Studies [gwiks@gwu.edu] thinks you will be interested in a hybrid event Korean Arts and Films on the Memories of the Korean War, 2000-2020 on Sun., Oct. 3 at 2 PM ET. To participate in person, come to the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, WDC.  You can also attend by Zoom.   RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-postmemory-generation-in-south-korea-tickets-416839968567.

11] – Register for a joint phone bank for Mandela Barnes, Matt Cartwright, and John Fetterman on Sun., Oct. 2 at 2 PM ET. Mandela Barnes’ opponent, Ron Johnson, actively worked to support the January 6th plot to overturn the election. Though he has since tried to distance himself, the text messages uncovered by the House committee clearly show Johnson attempting to aid the coup. All three of these candidates are battling MAGA extremism in critical races. Hop on the phones this weekend and protect our country from MAGA mayhem. Sign up at https://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdu2gqjstH9ylODIF-OyR1PjOoKWGxUjM.

12] – Join Maryland Democrats in Baltimore County to ensure a Blue Wave by phone banking on Sun., Oct. 2, Mon., Oct. 3 and Tues., Oct. 4 from 1 to 4 PM and 6 pm to 8:30 PM ET through October 31. Make sure voters are engaged and excited to vote for Wes Moore, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Brooke Lierman, Anthony Brown, and the rest of the democratic slate. In addition to phone from home options, there will also be in-person phone banks at the same time at the office, located at: 301 Allegheny Ave., Towson 21204. If you would like to come into the office to make calls, please bring your cell phone and a laptop, if possible. After you sign up, one of our organizers will reach out with further details. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/506547/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest.

13] –Massachusetts Peace Action [info@masspeaceaction.org] is informing you about Defuse Nuclear War, which will be livestreamed on Sun., Oct. 2 from 2 to 4 PM ET. October 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1guvPX_sQa-xiKJK2vAYyQ?emci=58cff696-cd40-ed11-b495-00224832e4ca&emdi=c13218d0-eb40-ed11-b495-00224832e4ca&ceid=269591. It is widely considered the closest the two superpowers ever came to nuclear war… until now. With a diversity of speakers and a wide range of information and analysis, this livestream will emphasize the importance of activism while encouraging creative participation in related events on Oct. 14 and 16 as part of the October Month of Action. Speakers include Professor Vincent Intondi, Dr. Assal Raad, Alice Slater, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Alyn Ware, Marcy Winograd, Hanieh Jodat, and Ryan Black, among others.

14] – On Sun., Oct. 2 at 3 PM, get over to a MD Poor Peoples Campaign Prince George's County Monthly Meeting. Discuss the coming actions planned for the months ahead! Long-term members and those who are brand new are all welcome. If this will be your first meeting with the Poor People's Campaign or the MD PPC Prince George's Regional Group, please join in on at 2:30 PM ET for an introduction and meet-and-greet. At the end of each monthly meeting engage in 30 minutes of outreach, which is easy to jump right into no matter your tenure! Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpceCtpzwuEtxi4D_NzvF4nrU5V8pYhpk6?link_id=3&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-md-ppc-update-14&email_referrer=email_1676969&email_subject=md-ppc-update.

15] – Claire Miller via ActionNetwork.org [claire@mdehr.org] wants a healthy environment and is looking for ambassadors.  On Sun., Oct. 2 at 3:30 PM ET, there is an orientation and training. Sign up at https://actionnetwork.org/forms/rsvp-for-ambassador-training?source=direct_link&&link_id=3&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_1663873&email_subject=abingdon-woods-a-sign-of-why-we-need-the-right-to-a-healthy-environment-upcoming-events-on-sept-20-22-and-oct-2-and-25. Email Nina Cardin at nina@mdehr.org if you are interested but can’t make this date.

16] – Beto for Texas [info@betoorourke.com] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Sun., Oct. 2 from 1 to 4 PM, Tues., Oct. 3 from 7 to 10 PM and Wed., Oct. 4 from 7 to 10 PM ET, and help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/betofortexas/event/438569/?utm_source=ema20220727-200206.

17] – Sign up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Sun., Oct. 2 from 3:30 to 5 PM & Tues., Oct. 4 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Letter writing parties are a great opportunity to meet other Beto for Texas volunteers and get trained on the letter writing process. After a brief training, write letters together! Register at https://www.mobilize.us/betofortexas/event/427673/?utm_source=ema20220817-203416.

18] – Dr. Bill Honigman for Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] wants you at the Progressive Town Hall on Sun., Oct. 2 at 4 PM ET. Help elect progressives.  There are fewer than 40 Days to Elect PDA-Endorsed Candidates for Congress. PDA is working adamantly to support candidates running strong on issues of critical, and even existential, importance: climate, poverty, systemic racism, war, political corruption, and of course, healthcare. Sign up at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.

19] – Join a Day of Action on Sun., Oct. 2 from 5 to 7 PM ET. Knock on doors for the statewide ticket with the MD Dems and the District 41 Team, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller. Meet at 5114 N Charles St., Baltimore 21210. Senator Jill Carter and Delegate Sandy Rosenberg will canvass voters in Baltimore City! You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival.  Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/517637/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_from_org.

20] – The NoVA Branch DSA is launching a new workgroup on Labor and Union Organizing on Sun., Oct. 2 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET. Email novabranch [at] mdcdsa.org. After supporting a labor action in Prince William County weeks ago, the NoVA DSA Branch wants to establish a workgroup to expand and coordinate its efforts to support workers in the Northern VA region. This is an open meeting” for all interested activists. Discuss and brainstorm around local labor activities and how DSA might assist. Discuss county workers, teachers, hosting “Sip-ins” for local Starbucks locations, and more. Visit https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-dsa-labor-open-meeting-102-730pm?link_id=15&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-sep-23-2022&email_referrer=email_1684762&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-sep-30-2022.

21] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is Oct. 3 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.com or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begins at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. The restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.  

22] – On Mon., Oct. 3 at 3:30 PM ET, there will be a rally at the Baltimore Visitor's Center in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore to call for the passage of the inclusionary housing bill sponsored by City Councilmember Odette Ramos. The topic for the rally is Stop the Stall and Pass the Law! Baltimore has no inclusionary housing law, now that the previous act has expired this year. We are calling on City Council President Nick Mosby to call the bill up for a hearing at the earliest possible time. The rally is sponsored by the Inclusionary Housing Coalition, which includes Beyond the Boundaries, an Archdiocesan program.

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