Saturday, February 19, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – February 20 – 22, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – February 20 – 22, 2022

"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.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to

If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Get involved with NCNR   

4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

5] House cleaner needed

6] Welcome an Afghan Family to Baltimore!

7] A friend needs a house or an apartment to rent

8] Knock on Doors for Brooke – Feb. 20

9] Meet & Greet with Brooke Lierman – Feb. 20 

10] Webinar with the author of Humane, Samuel Moyn – Feb. 20 

11] PDA Town Hall: winning in 2022 – Feb. 20

12] Phone bank for Jessica Cisneros – Feb. 20, 21, 23 & 24

13] Voter Protection Phonebank – Feb. 20 – 22

14] Our Revolution phone banking -- Feb. 20 & 22

15] Water is Life – Feb. 20 

16] Letters to the Editor – Feb. 20

17] Protest at the Pentagon – Feb. 21

18] Canvass at CSX Coal Station – Feb. 21

19] Emergency Election Protection Coalition -- Feb. 21

20] Rally for Paid Family and Medical Leave – Feb. 21


1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

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] – 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.

5] – 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.

6] – 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, call the office at 410-323-8564 and leave a message for Nathalie.

7] – 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.

8] – 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

9] – There is an Annapolis Meet & Greet with Brooke Lierman on Sun., Feb. 20 from 2 to 3 PM ET at Acton's Landing Condominiums, 66 Franklin St., Annapolis 21401. Sign up at

10] – On Sun., Feb. 20 at 2 PM, there is a webinar with the author of Humane, Samuel Moyn.  Maryland Peace Action is cosponsoring with Annapolis Friends Meeting a discussion with a specific focus on drone warfare and the number of civilians killed. Register at  See the flyer at

11] –Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to join a Town Hall on Sun., Feb. 20 at 4 PM ET. Join a discussion with Nina Turner and Professor Harvey J. Kaye on winning. Turner will talk about her campaign for Congress in OH-11.  Kaye will discuss PDA's 21st-Century Economic Bill of Rights and how that platform is the best road forward for more progressive wins across the country in 2022. RSVP at

12] – Help out to phone bank for Green New Deal champion Jessica Cisneros in Texas’ 28th Congressional district! Available days and times are on Sun., Feb. 20 from 4 to 6 PM, Mon., Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 PM, Wed., Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 PM and Thurs., Feb. 24 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Sign up at

13] – Join in on Voter Protection phone banks with Common Cause on Sun., Feb. 20 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Mon., Feb. 21 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET and Tues., Feb. 22 from 4 to 6 PM ET, and call constituents in Republican states to connect them to their Senators to hold them accountable for blocking voting rights. Register at Get involved with Voter Protection Phone banks with Common Cause and call voters in targeted states and connect them to their senators to drive calls of accountability and appreciation around the vote on the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. And begin to advocate for No Excuse Absentee Voting in Delaware and recruit poll monitors for the Texas primary.

14] – Our Revolution [] hopes you can volunteer to phone bank to get out the vote in Texas with early voting underway and Election Day around the corner on March 1st. Join the Phonebank Force to maximize impact at the polls! Make Calls to Elect Progressive Champions in Texas on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The next dates are Sun., Feb. 20 and Tues., Feb. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET.  Register at

15] – A WORLD BEYOND WAR WEBINAR: "WATER IS LIFE: Choosing Water over War" will happen on Feb. 20 at 8 PM EST.  There are several speakers, including Walden Bello (Philippines).  Register at  During Thanksgiving last year, military families in Hawaii turned on their water faucets, and what came out made their homes smell like a petrol station. It turned out that the U.S. Navy's Red Hill fuel tanks had been leaking petroleum into the drinking water. The contaminated aquifer supplies 90% of the island of Oahu. The State Dept. of Health ordered the Navy to drain the tanks, but the Navy flouted the order, saying it will appeal, with no regard whatsoever for the health and safety of the very citizens it professes to protect. 

  The U.S. military's priority -- above all -- is confrontation with China and Russia. It insists that "security" must come first. But its willingness to sacrifice clean drinking water and a livable future is nothing short of blasphemy. In its mission to contain China, the U.S. has been ramping up the militarization of the Pacific over the past decade -- and with it has come increased contamination and cultural genocide. Not just in Hawaii, but also in Korea's Jeju Island, the Philippines, and also on islands still bound by colonial shackles, such as Okinawa and the Ryukus, and Guam and the Marianas. Like Hawaii, these sacred places have been ill-fated to serve as the strategic nodes from which war against China would be launched. 

16] – Sign up for the Letter to the Editor Party: The Paid Jailer Report on Sun., Feb. 20 from 8 to 9 PM ET. Go to Join Common Cause to write letters to local media outlets to urge our senators to do whatever it takes to pass the Freedom to Vote Act - including fixing the filibuster. Go over tips, as well as get the tools to quickly send a letter to all local news outlets.

17] – 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 Feb. 21 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email 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. The restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.  

18] – At 4 PM on President’s Day, Mon., Feb. 21 do some CSX Coal Plant Canvassing with Sunrise Baltimore. Canvass the neighborhoods affected by the recent CSX coal plant explosion, and meet at Curtis Bay Park, 1630 Filbert St., Baltimore 21226. Knock on doors, and talk to local residents, learn more about the area, invite them into the movement, and to ask them to share their stories! Sign up at

19] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 5 PM ET on Mon., Feb. 21. Please submit any questions to: Sign up at Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

20] – Rally for Paid Family and Medical Leave on Mon., Feb. 21 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM in Lawyer's Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis 21401.  Sign up at

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] Go to

"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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