Thursday, January 13, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 14 - 15, 2022

61] Cut the Pentagon – Jan. 14

62] Ploughshares Fund seeking proposals – Jan. 14

63] Get organized for Moral March – Jan. 14

64] White House peace vigil – Jan. 14

65] Vigil for the Freedom to Vote Act – Jan. 14

66] Call for Freedom to Vote – Jan. 14 & 15

67] Group letter to Congress – Jan. 14

68] Peace and Justice Vigil – Jan. 14

69] Phone bank for Build Back Better – Jan. 14

70] Knock on doors for Brooke – Jan. 15

71] Knock on doors for Brooke – Jan. 15

72] Get over to the food pantry Jan. 15

73] Support Amazon workers Jan. 15

74] MLK Day of Action – Jan. 15

75] Brendan Walls is seeking a home/apartment to rent

76] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

77] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

78] Do you need a doctor?

79] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

80] Do you need any book shelves?

81] Join the Global Zero campaign.

82] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


61] – CODEPINK believes that political education is an important part of getting D.C. locals involved in the Cut the Pentagon campaign. Go to RSVP at and receive flyers to post around your neighborhood! The CODEPINK leafletting will happen on Fri., Jan. 14 from 8 AM to 5 PM ET.  But of course, you can use the leaflets at any time. CONTACT Olivia DiNucci ·

62] – Ploughshares Fund [] wants you to participate on Fri., Jan. 14 at 9 AM ET in New Year, New Chance to Learn About the Equity Rises Request for Proposals! You know about our $1 million Request for Proposals (RFP), but have you heard we're holding webinars for anyone who wants to learn more about applying for grants and working with foundations, including a Q&A about Ploughshares Fund and its Equity Rises RFP? Register here and remember submissions are due by February 15!

63] – Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis [] are asking for your help on  Fri., Jan. 14 at 10 AM ET for a National Launch of this season of nonviolent moral direct action culminating in the Mass Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls – June 18, 2022. Keep the calls coming to Congress.  There will be streaming online at

64] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Jan. 14 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

65] –  Our Revolution Howard County and Indivisible HoCoMD continue their joint weekly action at the Gorman Road I-95 Overpass in support of HR1/SR 1, aka the Freedom to Vote Act on every Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 PM ET. Committed activists stand by large banners and wave at approximately 12,000 vehicles per hour as they whiz by. Go to

66] – Join the Freedom to Vote Act 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 voters in targeted states and connect them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote Act and eliminate the filibuster. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator's mailbox is full). On Fri., Jan. 14 from 4 to 6 PM ET, connect WV voters to Sen. Manchin to ask that he does everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster.  On Sat., Jan. 15 from noon to 2 PM ET, 1 to 3 PM ET and 6 to 8 PM ET, 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

67] – Get involved with this Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Action: 'We, the People' will send a Group Letter to Congress, hosted by the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition.  On Fri., Jan. 14 from 5 to 9 PM ET, meet at the Murphy's Grand Irish Pub, 713 King St., Alexandria, VA to write & sign a citizens' letter to Congress on behalf of the 7th Generation - those born 7 generations in the future - that will be faxed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 17. Visit at

68] -- There is usually a Quaker Vigil for Racial Justice on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, hosted by the Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee (BQPJC) outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Jan. 14. Black Lives Matter. Stop the Killing. Physical distancing applies. Wear your face mask. Email or call 410-235-4438. Quaker values call us to speak truth and to seek equality for all people. Aim to follow Bayard Rustin’s wisdom that “we need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers” and John Lewis’s call to “make good trouble.” See

69] – From 6 to 7:30 PM ET on Fri., Jan. 14 phone bank for Build Back Better! Take action by phone with Sunrise Movement (national)! Learn more here and sign up today to phonebank to push the Senate to pass Build Back Better. You’ll receive all the info and training you need when you join the call. 

70] --On Sat., Jan. 15 from 10 AM to noon ET, knock on doors for Brooke Lierman for Comptroller in Baltimore County starting at 3820 Fernside Road, Randallstown 21133.  This will continue until Feb. 26.  Sign up at Canvass the community 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 need to knock on doors!

71] – Knock on Doors for Brooke Lierman in Prince George's County on Sat., Jan. 15 and continuing through Jan. 29 from 10 AM to noon.  Meet at Dunkin' Donuts, 4705 Crain Hwy., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.  Register at

72] – On Sat., Jan. 15 from noon to 2 PM EST, get over to the Food Pantry and Food Donation Center at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. This Food Pantry is open every Saturday. Get a grocery bag – breakfast, jelly and peanut butter (a good source of protein) for lunch, the makings for a balanced dinner such as beans and rice, pasta and sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit, and a paper goods. Also added is a little fun food, such as popcorn or cookies, for everyone enjoys a treat.  Contributions of shelf stable foods can be brought to Reid Chapel every Saturday between noon and 2 PM. If shopping is difficult for you, monetary donations earmarked food pantry may be sent to the church.  How else can you help? Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute food. Contact the church office to volunteer. You can also help by spreading the word to those you know who are facing food insecurity. See

73] – Support Amazon Workers [] on Sat., Jan. 15 at noon for a rally and picket line at Whole Foods, 929 South St., Philadelphia.    Contact Philly Workers Solidarity Network at

74] –There is a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Action - Call-a-thon on Sat., Jan. 15 from 5 to 7 PM ET.  This is a Virtual Community Event organized by volunteers with the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition. Dr. King’s family: Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, and Yolanda Renee King–along with faith leaders, civil rights leaders, and voting rights advocates across the country– have called for a focus on demanding voting rights legislation and access to the ballot box this year.  On Monday, January 17, the Senate will vote on passing the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. We're calling them to tell "Don't let outdated Senate loopholes get in the way."  Send a message to our leaders: no celebration without legislation. Join in for a weekend of action voting rights, in order to honor Dr. King with action. Register at

75] – 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 consideration.

76] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law --

  Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email

77] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison. Dave has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  Phil Berrigan’s wife, Elizabeth McAlister, is a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. 

  Dave just printed the 5th edition of the book which is available for $25 by sending him a check: Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218. You can contact him at He prefers that you DO NOT order the book from Amazon. Image 1 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER. David Eberhardt; Image 2 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER; and FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER.  This is a self-published book printed in 2017 with updates.

 The price is $25 for a Spiral Bound, and Signed. This edition being what the publisher calls “The 4th edition (or first edition 4th state?)  of this book (with “final” additions) has been printed by the firm of FEDEX numbered 150-200, signed by the author, February 2017.”This is copy 187 and is numbered and signed by David Eberhardt on the title page.~~While the bibliographical information is a bit head-spinning, this is an engaging memoir by David Eberhardt recounting his involvement with the Brothers Berrigan in the protests against the Viet Nam war, and his subsequent time as an inmate at the Lewisburg Federal Prison. There is Near Fine binding: Item #291479.  

78] Yousef Zarbalian [] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  

79] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

80] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

81] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

82] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

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

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan


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