Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 27, 2022

54] Global COVID Response – Jan. 27

55] Winning Change that’s Built to Last – Jan. 27

56] Get over to the White – Negotiate, Don’t Escalate – Jan. 27

57] JUJF Watch Party – Jan. 27

58] Stories on the Border – Jan. 27

59] Cancel Student Debt Town Hall -- Jan. 27

60] Protest at the Chinese Embassy – Jan. 27

61] Make Freedom to Vote calls – Jan. 27 

62] Freedom to Vote phone bank – Jan. 27

63] Phone bank for Brooke – Jan. 27

64] Make calls for Januari McKay! – Jan. 27

65] Strategy Call on Voting Rights – Jan. 27

66] Emergency Town Hall on the Ukraine Crisis – Jan. 27

67] Rally Democrats to Vote in 2022 – Jan. 27


54] – Isaac (Action Corps), Global COVID Response Coalition [] wants you to join in on Thurs., Jan. 27 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM ET for a Global COVID Response event: Lessons Learned & Next Steps.  This is a Campaign for a Historic Release of International Financial Resources for Lower-Income Countries.  The Online Discussion is hosted by Action Corps, Advocacy Network for Africa & Global COVID Response Coalition.  Discuss the role the coalition played in the International Monetary Fund's historic release of Special Drawing Rights -- an emergency financial resource -- to 190 countries and what to do in the New Year to ensure countries have the resources they need to respond to the pandemic.  Go to

55] – The Progressive Caucus Action Fund [] wants you come to a conference on Thurs., Jan. 27 from 1 to 5 PM ET.  Summit with leaders of the progressive movement & special guest elected officials. Hear from a powerhouse lineup of speakers, including organizers, policy wonks, and special guest elected officials for this year’s progressive strategy summit, Winning Change That’s Built to Last.  Sign up at

56] – Join an emergency rally to say Negotiate, Don’t Escalate: No War With Russia, sponsored by CODEPINK, Black Alliance for Peace, ANSWER, Maryland Peace Action and others. Email or (215) 384-8035. It will take place on Thurs., Jan. 27 from 1 to 2 PM EST at the White House, WDC 20229.

57] – Molly Amster, Jews United for Justice [] is inviting you to a Watch Party on Thurs., Jan. 27 at 2 PM ET. Tune in to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee's hearing as committee members will be hearing from organizations and community members on the Child Interrogation Protection Act. This bill would mandate that young people have access to legal counsel before being interrogated by police. The virtual hearing is scheduled to begin at 2 PM, but it is unclear when the bill will be heard. As of now, the bill is scheduled to be heard first. Register at

58] – Merrill Zack, HIAS [] indicates you are invited on Thurs., Jan. 27 at 4 PM ET to Stories on the Border. As U.S. asylum policy continues to evolve rapidly, so too does the situation for the thousands of individuals and families seeking safety along the U.S.-Mexico border. The ongoing challenges these policies cause continue to create barriers for people trying to access their basic right to seek protection from persecution and violence. Discuss the state of play at the border right now; learn what HIAS Border Fellows are seeing and hearing firsthand; gain an understanding of the asylum policies currently in place; and explore how we can take action for justice. RSVP at

59] – Natalia Abrams [] is invited on Thurs., Jan. 27 at 5 PM ET to join the Cancel Student Debt Town Hall online with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, and other lawmakers. There is a new effort to demand President Biden cancel student debt before payments restart for millions of people on May 1. RSVP at

60] – Karen Guberman <krguberman AT gmail. com> is suggesting that you protest the Beijing Olympics on Thurs., Jan. 27 at 6 PM EST at the Chinese Embassy, 3505 International Dr. NW, WDC  on Van Ness St. NW, across from the Israeli Embassy and the University of the District of Columbia. You may also be interested in the following Zoom webinar on Wed., Feb. 2 from 11 AM to 2:15 PM, presented by the Jamestown Foundation: Broken Rings: Xinjiang and Tibet on the Eve of the Olympics.  You can register at The Adas Israel Uyghur Response Team organizes this regular monthly protest of the Uyghur Genocide.  

61] – 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 Thurs., Jan. 27 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. 28 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. 29 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

62] – There is a Freedom To Vote Act Phone Bank & Training, hosted by West Virginia Working Families Party on Thurs., Jan. 27 from 6 to 8 PM ET. The Phone Banking will be to West Virginia voters with a Patch through to Senator Manchin. This will take place through March 31. Sign up at

63] – Madison [] is alerting you to an opportunity on Thurs., Jan. 27 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. These calls will continue through Feb. 24. RSVP at

64] – Yves from Progressive Maryland [] wants you to get involved on Thurs., Jan. 27 at 6 PM in Throwdown Thursday by making calls for Januari McKay! Make calls for McKay who is running for Delegate in District 23B. Learn more about Januari from her website or on Thursday hear from her!  Register at

65] – Jen Johnson [] wants to invite you to a Strategy Call on Thurs., Jan. 27 at 7 PM ET. RSVP at  The U.S. Senate let America down by failing to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. But the pro-democracy movement is still moving full steam ahead.  RepresentUs is already hard at work to beat back authoritarianism, fight partisan gerrymandering, and spread ranked choice voting to states and cities across America. But we can only win these fights if you stay with us in the trenches. 

66] – Progressive Democrats of America [] is calling an emergency Town Hall on the Ukraine Crisis on Thurs., Jan. 27 at 8 PM ET. Mobilize to Stop an invasion of Ukraine with David Swanson, Executive Director of World Beyond War, and PDA's Marcy Winograd, Jim Carpenter, and Hanieh Jodat Barnes for a conversation on Ukraine, NATO expansion, and next steps for the peace movement in this time of crisis.  Register at

67] – How We'll Rally Democrats to Vote in 2022, a Virtual Meeting hosted by the Progressive Turnout Project on Thurs., Jan. 27 at 8 PM ET with special guest Anat Shenker-Osorio, a messaging expert. Go to

To be continued.

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