Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 20 -21, 2022

49] Conference on the coup in Burma – Jan. 20

50] Cancel student debt – Jan. 20

51] Beyond Extreme Energy – Jan. 20

52] Make calls on behalf of Ruben Amaya for State Delegate! – Jan. 20

53] Progressive Harford meeting – Jan. 20

54] Phone bank for Brooke – Jan. 20

55] CCAN Power Hour -- Jan. 20

56] Discuss the incident at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. – Jan. 20

57] Poor Peoples Campaign PG County Housing Listening Session – Jan. 20

58] United We Dream Twitter Storm – Jan. 20

59] “Voting Rights: The Struggle to Be Counted” – Jan. 20

60] Peace, Climate Action and Nuclear Abolition Forum – Jan. 20

61] Discuss NATO and U.S. priorities at a critical juncture – Jan. 21   


49] – Global Actions against the Myanmar Junta [] is inviting you to a conference on Thur., Jan. 20 at 6 AM ET. The Myanmar junta is able to fund the military and purchase weapons to slaughter civilians with funds from natural gas projects collected by the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE). If sanctions were imposed on gas revenues, the effect on the junta’s finances would be significant. Civil society organizations in Myanmar, South Korea, Australia, ASEAN, the EU, the United States and the United Kingdom want to urge the United States and France to impose sanctions on gas revenues through a global campaign. As part of the campaign, we’re holding a conference to discuss more details about the issues. The topics below will be discussed at the conference: What is stopping the European Commission from passing the recommendation to sanction MOGE?  ASEAN on Myanmar in 2022 - how can they help? What about corporations and their complicity in atrocities by the Myanmar military. The Myanmar citizens are asking for sanctions on MOGE. Registration is at

50] – Brandi Williams, Hip Hop Caucus [] wants you to gather at the White House on Thurs., Jan. 20 at noon.  There’s something President Biden can do right now to deliver for the communities: Cancel student debt.  With one signature, President Biden could immediately increase Black wealth in this country by 40%. He campaigned on that promise―now we have to hold him accountable. Student debt harms communities of color first, promising Black students middle-class income only to leave them worse off financially than before. Visit

51] – Beyond Extreme Energy is fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  It also will give a review of FERC on Thurs., Jan. 20 at 5 PM ET.  All You Pipelines Are Bound to Lose. On the third Thursday of every month the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission meets to decide on which new interstate fossil fuel projects will be granted approval. In doing so, FERC commissioners are also deciding the fate of our communities, regional ecosystems, and planet.  In response to FERC, Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) is holding a monthly online gathering in which climate activists and community members will gather. Register at

52] – Don’t miss this week’s Throwdown Thursday! Join the team on Thurs., Jan. 20 from 6 to 8 PM to make calls into Baltimore County on behalf of our endorsed candidate Ruben Amaya. Help build momentum for Ruben’s campaign for State Delegate! You will be provided with training, support, and a fun experience. Sign up at

53] –  Join Progressive Harford on Thurs., Jan. 20 at 6:30 PM for a virtual town hall with Stephen Puopolo, candidate for the Harford County Board of Education and Democratic Central Committee. Register at It is suggested that members should only attend the County Council hearings if they plan to offer testimony — there isn't currently an option to testify virtually.

54] – Madison [] is alerting you to an opportunity on Thurs., Jan. 20 from 6 to 7 PM ET for a New Year's Phone Banking Power Hour! Gather on zoom and help make over 2,000 calls for Brooke Lierman, the candidate for comptroller. RSVP at

55] – CCAN [] is inviting you to a Power Hour on fighting climate change on Thurs., Jan. 20 at 6:30 PM ET. Sign up at  Climate change kills over 100 people every 6 hours worldwide. Here at home, we face major challenges in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. We have an opportunity to pass historic climate legislation in Maryland and Congress. Yet, in Virginia, we have to resist an administration seeking to dismantle some of the strongest climate legislation in the country. We must act NOW!

56] – On Thurs., Jan. 20 at 7 PM EST, the Jewish Islamic Dialogue Society will discuss the incident at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. When a Muslim man who expects to “be going to Jannah” deliberately targets a synagogue for an act of hostage taking, he illustrates how our family of Abraham/Ibrahim has been shaken to the core by hatred and ignorance.  JIDS has been combatting that attitude throughout the 13 years of its existence.  Come together as a community of Muslims, Jews and Allies to affirm what it means to be cousins – to become, in short, part of the solution, and not merely to be counted among those who lament the problem and then tend to our own garden. Examine a book of two intrepid Jewish-Islamic dialogue advocates, Walter Ruby and Sabeeha Rehman, who will attend.  The book is aptly titled: “We Refuse to Be Enemies: How Muslims and Jews Can Make Peace, One Friendship at a Time.”  RSVP by contacting Abdul Khan at  To read more about this book, go to   Check out  

57] – On Thurs., Jan. 20 at 7 PM, the MD Poor Peoples Campaign PG County will hold a Housing Listening Session. What is the situation regarding Housing in Prince George’s County?  Register at

58] – Alex, United We Dream Action [] wants you to know about a Twitter Storm on Thurs., Jan. 20 at 7 PM ET. The Storm will be aimed at Biden, as Immigrants Demand Answers. Come together with immigrant youth and allies on Twitter to storm into President Biden’s mentions!  On the campaign trail, Biden and Democratic Leadership promised protections for immigrant communities, so they must provide answers to questions like: Where are the permanent protections? Why have over 1M people been deported or expelled? Why is DACA still under attack in the courts? Sign up at

59] – Phil Portlock is inviting you to a Zoom meeting about “Voting Rights: The Struggle to Be Counted.” See a film, and then enjoy a discussion on Thurs., Jan. 20 at 7:30 PM ET. Join at The Meeting ID is 509 377 2291, and the Passcode is 9rugYe. Or call 1 301 715 8592 with a Meeting ID: 509 377 2291 and a Passcode: 941554.

60] – Basel Peace Office and Youth Fusion [] is inviting you to join in on Thurs., Jan. 20 from 2 to 3:30 PM ET a Peace, Climate Action and Nuclear Abolition Forum. Sign up at The Intergenerational Forum brings young campaigners together with legislators to discuss how to turn youth energy and commitment into effective policy change - with a focus on the Climate / Nuclear Disarmament Nexus.

61] –On Fri., Jan. 21 at 5:30 AM, enjoy a Conversation hosted by Carnegie Europe with the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Julianne Smith and the director of Carnegie Europe, Rosa Balfour. Ambassador Smith and Dr. Balfour will discuss NATO and U.S. priorities at a critical juncture where Europe’s security architecture, and the principles underpinning it, are being called into question.  To submit a question for the event, please use the YouTube chat, email, or tweet at @Carnegie_Europe.  Sign up at

To be continued.

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