Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 19 to 22, 2022

39] Nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament – Jan. 19  

40] U.S. Russia Relations -- Jan. 19

41] Current foreign policy -- Jan. 19

42] Moscow’s Proposed Security Agreements – Jan. 19

43] Phone bank for Freedom to Vote – Jan. 19 – 22

44] Fair Elections Fund resolution – Jan. 19

45] Documentary On the Verge of Eviction – Jan. 19

46] General Assembly 101/Testimony 101 – Jan. 19

47] Foreign Policy Primer – Jan. 19

48] Rep. Katie Porter and Medicare for All – Jan. 19


39] – UNFOLD ZERO [info@unfoldzero.org] is holding an event on Wed., January 19 from 10:30 to noon ET to support parliamentary action for nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament in the emerging political environment.  This event will explore how parliamentarians/legislators can contribute to key processes, such as adoption of nuclear risk-reduction measures, establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones, advancing multilateral arms reduction, reversing the nuclear arms race, ensuring a successful 10th Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, phasing out the role of nuclear weapons in security doctrines and strengthening the reliance on common/human security instead of nuclear threat postures. The event is designed primarily for legislators/parliamentarians, legislative assistants and representatives of parliamentary organizations, but is also open for participation by experts, officials and civil society representatives.  Sign up at http://pnnd.org/event/nuclear-disarmament-and-human-security.

40] – On Wed., Jan. 19 at noon, tune into U.S.-Russia Relations: Can ‘Strategic Empathy’ Be a Way Forward? The sponsors are the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and American Committee for US-Russia Accord (ACURA). The speakers are Jerry Brown, former Governor of California; Robert Wright, Nonzero Foundation; and Nicolai Petro, University of Rhode Island. RSVP at https://quincyinst.org/event/u-s-russia-relations-can-strategic-empathy-be-a-way-forward/.

41] – Michael Galant, Win Without War [info@winwithoutwar.org] is inviting you to a webinar on Wed., Jan. 19 at 3 PM ET.  Hear from Reps. Jayapal and Lee about current foreign policy. Go to https://winwithoutwar.org/fp4people/?akid=7522.466287.br31n9&rd=1&source=em2022117&t=13. Current U.S. foreign policy largely serves the interests of the wealthy, and it has for a very long time. It doesn’t have to be that way. 

 Foreign policy can be people-centered — we can prioritize existential issues like climate change, reimagine solutions beyond violence, and reshape conversations on how to keep everyone safe in the 21st century. Join a discussion about what we mean when we say progressive foreign policy — and how we can work together to get there. Will you join in? 

42] – On Wed., Jan. 19 at 4 PM ET, tune into Moscow’s Proposed Security Agreements: A Genuine Opening for Bargaining? This is sponsored by the Stanford University Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. The speakers are James Goldgeier, Stanford University; and Rose Gottemoeller, Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO. Sign up at https://fsi.stanford.edu/events/moscow%E2%80%99s-proposed-security-agreements-genuine-opening-bargaining.

43] – 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 Wed., Jan. 19 from 4 to 6 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.  On Thurs., Jan. 20 from 6 to 8 PM EST, connect DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that he does everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster. On Fri., Jan. 21 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. 22 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 https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/.

44] – A Fair Elections Fund resolution was introduced in the Anne Arundel County Council. Help build momentum for the efforts to implement a more democratic campaign finance program in Anne Arundel! Join the Fair Elections Task Force on Wed., Jan. 19 at 6 PM for a text bank to contact Anne Arundel County voters.  RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkcO6oqDwpGtYu-o3KS32uxi93QuGZwHvv?emci=8b530d86-b678-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&emdi=4af28581-ba78-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&ceid=136680. There will be a Fair Elections phone bank on Wed., Jan. 26 at 6 PM ET.  Sign up at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tc-ysrToqG9PlobciHdzHJnhAqInI2XIr?emci=8b530d86-b678-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&emdi=4af28581-ba78-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&ceid=136680.

45] – On Wed., Jan. 19 at 6 PM ET, join CASA for a special live screening of the new documentary On the Verge of Eviction: How Hispanic and Black Mothers Are Fighting to Stay in Their Homes. After the screening, CASA will host an interactive panel with the film producer and a number of CASA members featured in the documentary. Register at https://wearecasa.org/updates/housing-justice-heroes-las-luchadores-de-la-vivienda/?emci=8b530d86-b678-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&emdi=4af28581-ba78-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&ceid=136680.

46] – Elianna Cooper, JUFJ [info@jufj.org] wants you to know that Jews United for Justice are holding Annapolis Academy: General Assembly 101 on Wed., Jan. 19 from 6:30 to 7:45 PM ET. Come to this educational event about the Maryland General Assembly, the legislative process, and the plans for the 2022 legislative session! JUFJ will also hold Annapolis Academy: Testimony 101 on Wed., Jan. 19 from 8 to 9:15 PM ET. Come to this educational event about the crucial work of delivering testimony to legislators. Sign up at https://jufj.org/events/category/education/annapolis-academy/?sourceid=1020679&utm_campaign=not-moco-a&utm_source=ea&utm_medium=standalone&emci=e34360ba-6b75-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&emdi=6fde1082-6578-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&ceid=3403859.

47] –You’re invited to join RootsAction on Zoom on Wed., Jan. 19 at 8 PM ET for the first in a series of events promoting the release of the RootsAction Education Fund’s Foreign Policy Primer for U.S. Congressional Candidates. Here from Ann Wright, David Swanson, and more guests to discuss U.S. militarism, out-of-control Pentagon spending, and why it’s critical that every candidate for the U.S. Congress have a foreign policy platform. Bring questions and stick around for a Q&A after the discussion. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A7kMW2KfSMmSo4QwJna6vA.

48] – Public Citizen [action@citizen.org] wants you to know about a webinar with Rep. Katie Porter on Wed., Jan. 19 at 8 PM ET.  Rep. Porter has an important update about how we can build on our local momentum to continue the fight to pass Medicare for All in Congress. And organizers and leaders from around the country have tips to more successfully advocate for Medicare for All in your community.  RSVP at https://publiccitizen.salsalabs.org/1-19-22-medicare-for-all-porter-town-hall-invite/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e73ab5e9-c96e-4a1b-8623-faa177cb7017&sl_tc=w220118E1ZaMAgjs.

To be continued.

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"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

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