"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.
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4] Volunteer with a Catholic Worker house
5] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.
6] House cleaner needed
7] Welcome an Afghan Family to Baltimore!
friend needs a house or an apartment to rent
the Truth Set You Free? – Jan. 30
on Doors for Brooke – Jan. 30
11] Global Town Hall –
12] PDA Town Hall – Jan. 30
13] Phone bank for Jessica Cisneros – Jan. 30
14] Voter Protection
Phonebank – Jan. 30 - 31
at the Pentagon – Jan. 31
16] Build Better Back action - Jan. 31
Help advocate for bird protections – Jan. 31
18] Support progressive candidate in PG County -- Jan. 31
19] Hear from
Trita Parsi –
Action on Yemen
– Jan. 31
Urgent Online Gathering on Ukraine – Jan. 31
22] Make calls with the DNC – Feb. 1
1] – Buttons,
bumperstickers and books are available.
“God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at
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] - Suzanne Fontanesi and Jeff Ross are in the beginning stages of renovating the basement of
their house for purposes of bringing in a
volunteer (targeting young adults in discernment mode), starting next fall. They are trying to grow a Catholic Worker House in Irvington
(West Baltimore). In a nutshell, there is a lot that a volunteer could do in that neighborhood/Baltimore, in addition to prayer and daily community
living and in addition to plugging into all the good work that people are
already doing in and around Baltimore (and beyond). If you think you might know of anyone who might be interested in
starting a conversation with them
about becoming such a volunteer/community member, please contact Jeff/Suzanne at 443-690-6872.
5] – 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.
6] – Is there a woman in the Baltimore area who does house
cleaning? This assignment would be on an irregular basis with several
hours per week. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.
7] – St.
Matthew, Blessed Sacrament, and the IOSC are partnering to welcome an Afghan
Family to Baltimore! Are you interested in serving our new immigrant family? If
you are interested, you will be trained in how you may serve, you will be
guided and scheduled at your convenience by the Lead volunteer coordinator, you
may also make donations through the IOSC to assist the family in the transition
process in order to: Purchase food & Purchase clothes for winter and other
necessities. Contact the IOSC at info@IOSCbaltimore.org, call
the office at 410-323-8564 and leave a message for Nathalie.
8] – A
friend, Brendan Walls, has to move out of a rented home on March 1. So he
is looking for housing and wants to live south of the Baltimore beltway, east
of US 95 and north of Route 214. Do you know of a house or apartment in
the Annapolis area with as much peace and quiet as I can get for no more than
$1800 a month? He does not mind pet sitting, house sitting, keeping
someone company or community living. Let me know if you have a lead on a
home or apartment for Brendan to rent. Thanks for giving this your
9] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St.,
Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and
discussion at 11 AM. On Sun., Jan. 30, the subject is “W.E.B. Du Bois: Will
the Truth Set You Free?” The
author of the address is Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, who spoke to a group at the New
York Society for Ethical Culture on February 7, 1949. This very timely address pertains
especially to the need to face facts about enslavement and racism and to
acknowledge the contributions of people of African descent – and it points out
numerous places where that facing of fact has not occurred.
Dr. Du Bois’ words pertain especially to the
resolution passed at the AEU Assembly in 2017, “Toward Repairing the Harm
of Racism” which states: “Therefore, we affirm efforts to study the lasting
effects of the heritage of enslavement and racial discrimination especially on
living African Americans, but also on other people of color, and on American
society as a whole. We also affirm efforts to study ways that such lasting
negative effects can be repaired, and to be involved in actions to repair such
effects.” The Zoom link is at HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/89193335697.
There is a Literature Drop for Brooke in
Montgomery County on Sundays from 2 to 4 PM EST starting at Panera Bread, 8541
Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20910. Join a canvass and share Brooke's vision to
transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. Once you sign
up the team will follow up with everything you will need to knock on doors!
This will continue through Feb. 27. Sign
up at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/397526/?followup_modal_context=email_post_shift_future_timeslots_other_events.
Metta Spencer [firstname.lastname@example.org]
wants you to come to a Global Town Hall on Sun., Jan. 30 from 2 to 4 PM
ET. Project Save the World holds a
monthly Town Hall, and you can join this one at https://zoom.us/j/9108970203.
12] – Alan Minsky for Progressive
Democrats of America [email@example.com] wants you to know that the Sunday PDA
Town Hall, Jan. 30 at 4 PM ET, will include John Nichols and PDA-Endorsed
Candidate Greg Casar (TX-35). John
Nichols' brand new book, Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers,
is dedicated to PDA's co-founder and political director Steve Cobble, who died
in early 2021 in South Texas. Greg Casar is running for Congress in Texas, and
a victory by Greg in the March 1st primary will revive the great Texas
progressive tradition that Steve and PDA always sought to rekindle. Sign on at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.
13] – Help out on
Sundays and Wednesdays through the end of February (times vary). On Sun., Jan. 30
from 4 to 6 PM ET. Phone
bank for Green New Deal champion Jessica Cisneros in Texas’ 28th Congressional district! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/sunrise2022/event/428089/?emci=6d0ae0cc-ff76-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&emdi=3402a187-0977-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&ceid=177631.
14] – Join the Voter
Protection Phonebank with Common Cause. Work together to demand bold changes to
our alleged democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big
corporations or special interests. Call constituents in Republican states to connect them to their Senators
to hold them accountable for blocking voting rights. On Sun., Jan. 30
from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET and on Mon., Jan. 31 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8
PM EST, connect with voters. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376178/.
15] – 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 Jan. 31 and it is sponsored by
the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S.
Fern and Army Navy Dr.
16] –Olivia, CODEPINK
[email@example.com] reminds us that real people need real relief, not empty
promises and unmet needs. While it's
still the compromise, there are elements of Build Back Better that ensure
health for our families and our environment. On Mon., Jan. 31 from 7 to 10 AM
ET, help create a vision for the society we aim to be a part of – one that
includes support for families, healthcare for all, a sustainable environment,
and much more. And do it in the middle of a downtown street! Hold accountable the powerful actors who are
blocking progress on the people’s agenda. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more
details about gathering in Black Lives Matter Plaza, WDC.
17] – The National Audubon Society [email@example.com]
is inviting you to a Town Hall on Mon., Jan. 31 at 6 PM ET. Meet the new CEO, Dr. Elizabeth Gray, and
learn how you can help advocate for bird protections. After so many wins for
birds in 2021, hit the ground running this year to do even more! Hear the
latest on federal policy goals and what YOU can do to make them happen.
Register at https://act.audubon.org/a/2022-policy-advocacy-town-hall?ms=digital-eng-email-ea-x-engagement_20220124_(nas)_2022_town_hall_evite_-_1.24_resend&utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=engagement_20220124_(nas)_2022_town_hall_evite_-_1.24_resend&emci=a147b123-247d-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&emdi=c5234559-357d-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&ceid=2504878&contactdata=a3kaDsU%2fkxY%2bMVCWRHNGCSpqLY4klgPvbAg16aQGuqSfSXJbrVpQb6VnwVwNPxP0EmmnU50MERpXqKHZCSKMwdjcZwujuu5Pi2QzBxxkLh4LRz9C7uFtDr%2bWSzAIWm8ZgwEJDvdfq3oCu%2fNCIdEvWx%2fSzNW%2fvMfFLLrMcZbnFtBBbV3ShojbID0Z9pKeNM9vBF1Axed71LR4wx0rdU956HlAxtFa51eDkRnN4mqX8KLgXsCa6zSDU7r2qRODIh%2flfkc%2byS0qwAiwHZBfYokfpA%3d%3d. Dr. Elizabeth Gray, Audubon's new CEO, will
be joined by Marshall Johnson, Chief Conservation Officer, Justin Stokes,
Deputy Chief Conservation Officer, and other experts to share what is going on
in the halls of Congress and with the Administration this year.
18] – Krystal
Oriadha, Progressive Maryland’s endorsed candidate, is running to represent
Prince George’s County Council District 7.
Check out a virtual campaign launch event on Mon., Jan. 31 from 7 to
8:30 PM ET. Register at
19] – Massachusetts Peace
Action [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to know about an event on Mon.,
Jan. 31 at 7 PM ET. Trita Parsi will
present a Better Way in the Middle East. With decreased U.S. presence in the
Middle East, diplomatic efforts in the region have rapidly increased, fostering
talk and cooperation. The Baghdad dialogue, as it is known, has allowed Middle
Eastern nations to stand on their own, shedding their dependence on the U.S.
and American military involvement.
He will discuss his article, in which he details the importance of such
independent diplomacy and the unfavorable alternative of the Abraham Accords
both for the U.S. and Middle Eastern nations.
Register to attend at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcud-2gpj4tH9Z8SmvwwWYj8js2mINqMiQE?emci=c02b9efc-847f-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&emdi=9885ce78-5380-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&ceid=269591.
20] – Marcy Winograd [email@example.com] wants you to join the CODEPINK Call-In to the Capitol on Mon., Jan. 31 at 8 PM ET. Take Action on Yemen--Join CODEPINK for a
Call-In to Introduce a Yemen War Powers Resolution. Urge your
House Rep to introduce a Yemen War Powers Resolution to cut off funds for Saudi
Arabia's destruction of Yemen. RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/yemenaction2.
Recently, the Saudi-UAE coalition attacked Yemen's
communication infrastructure, leaving all of Yemen without connection to the
internet. Initial reports of Saudi-led strikes have high civilian casualties.
People in the U.S. need to take action now. Attendees will be briefed on the
situation on the ground at the beginning & given all the tools and language
for taking action. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
21] – David Swanson <email@example.com> wants you to come to
an Urgent Online Gathering on Ukraine on Mon., Jan. 31 at 8:30 PM ET. The
speakers are Katrina vanden Heuvel, editorial director of The Nation magazine,
columnist for the Washington Post; Ann Wright, retired U.S. Army colonel,
retired diplomat, author, activist; Vladimir Kozin, member of Russian Academy
of Military Sciences, speaking from Moscow; Norman Solomon, co-founder and
national director of RootsAction.org, author, activist; and the moderator,
David Swanson, campaign coordinator of RootsAction.org, executive director of
World BEYOND War. Sign up at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WegCqDFpQ06OxxjbvxsEwA.
22] – Make Calls virtually any time with the DNC National
Call Crew – on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call to
voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please
email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for
calls on Tues., Feb 1 from 2 to 3 PM EST, 3 –4 PM EST, 4 to 5 PM EST, 5 to 6 PM EST, 6 to 7 PM EST,
and 7 to 8 PM EST. Go to https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/388091/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.
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