Thursday, March 10, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 10 - 12, 2022

58] Call in to reform the police in Maryland – March 10

59] Single payer discussed in Maryland House – March 10

60] Make calls with the DNC – March 10 – 12

61] Phone bank for Brooke – March 10

62] African American Women in World War II – March 10

63] Voter Protection Phonebank – March 10 & 12

64] Phone bank for Edward Burroughs III – March 10

65] Our Revolution phone bank – March 10

66] Text for Brooke – March 10

67] Phone bank for progressive candidate – March 10

68] Read “Beloved” by Toni Morrison – March 10

69] Conversion of the war economy – March 10


58] – Molly Amster [] is asking you to make a quick call on Thurs., March 10 to your Maryland senator.  Jews United for Justice are organizing this call-in. We are at a critical moment in our campaign to transform public safety and hold police accountable, and every resident in Maryland can help move this campaign forward. Help pass SB441/HB991, which will reinforce the historic police reforms passed in 2021. This bill will allow the existing Baltimore Civilian Review Board to absorb the responsibilities and duties assigned to the Police Accountability Boards and grant additional oversight powers such as independent legal counsel and funding for operations.  The Baltimore City Senate Delegation will vote on this bill this Friday.  So go to and call-in on March 10. If you live in District 40, sign up for a slot to call Senator Hayes. If you live in District 45, sign up for a slot to call Senator McCray. If you live anywhere else in Maryland, sign up for a slot to call Senate President Ferguson.

59] – There is a hearing of HB 610, sponsored by Progressive Maryland endorsed incumbent, Del. Sheila Ruth. This bill will establish a Commission to study the implementation of a single-payer healthcare system in Maryland. You can tune in to the House Health & Government Operations Committee livestream on Thurs., March 10 at 1:30 PM ET.  Go to

60] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew – on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Thurs., March. 10, Fri., March 11 and Sat., March 12. The times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM, 6 to 7 PM, and 7 to 8 PM EDT. Sign up at  

61] – Madison [] is alerting you to an opportunity on Thurs., March 10 from 4 to 5 PM ET for a Phone Banking Power Hour! Gather on zoom and help make over 2,000 calls for Brooke Lierman, the candidate for comptroller. This will continue through Thurs., May 12. RSVP at

62] – William Barry [] is promoting on Thurs., March 10 at 5:30 PM ET Invisible Warriors:  African American Women in World War II. This is the link for guest registration for the four programs: Also, embedded in the link is a link describing each of the 4 programs.  Catch a film screening and enjoy a conversation with Morgan State’s Own African American Rosie the Riveter Mrs. Susan Taylor-King. The Zoom Link is

63] – Join in on Voter Protection phone banks with Common Cause on Thurs., March 10  from 6 to 8 PM ET and Sat., March 12 from noon to 2 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET. On Wednesday call Hawaii voters to connect to them to their representative to encourage them to vote for rank-choice voting. On Thursday, call Pennsylvania voters to recruit them to be poll monitors in the upcoming Pennsylvania primary. And on Saturday, call Pennsylvania voters to recruit them to be poll monitors in the upcoming Pennsylvania primary. Register at

64] – On Throwdown Thursdays phone bank or text bank with the team from 6 to 8 PM ET. Every week call or text voters across the state about a number of important issues. Visit March 10, call for Edward Burroughs III running to keep his hard won seat on the Prince George's County Council.

65] – Dylan Contrino [] wants you to do some texting for Brooke Lierman on Thurs., March 10 at 6 PM ET. Help elect Brooke as the next Comptroller of Maryland.  Sign up at

66] – Our Revolution [] would like you to phone bank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. There are more than 8 million voters across the country who identify as progressive. These numbers suggest progressives can win at every level of government, but the voters must go to the polls! Sign up to join the Our Revolution phone bank force at Sign up for Thurs., March 10.

67] – The Progressive Change Campaign Committee [] wants you to attend a meeting on Thurs., March 10 at 7 PM ET with MAXWELL ALEJANDRO FROST (FL-10) ON ZOOM. RSVP at Maxwell is an Afro-Cuban, born and raised in the district where he's running, who represents the next generation of leadership and a new generation of civil rights activists.

68] – Red Wine and Blue's Banned Book Club is gathering on Thurs., March 10 from 8 to 9 PM ET. Get together and read some banned books!  Right wing extremists are pushing book bans in our schools and libraries nationwide. Instead, celebrate award winning books that open our eyes to new perspectives and ideas. Knowledge is power in combating these bans – so let’s read some of the most commonly banned books in the US.  The first selection is “Beloved” by Toni Morrison. This book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the American Book Award and the Anisfield Book Award for Fiction in 1988.  Discuss this celebrated novel, and meet other members of the Red Wine and Blue community from across the country. RSVP at

69] –Ken Jones [] wants your attention on Thurs., March 10 from 8 to 9 PM ET.  The War Industries Resistance Network is hosting a webinar on conversion of the war economy.  Go to Ever since WWII, the US economy has been increasingly reliant on the war industry to provide jobs. It was, in fact, World War II that converted our existing economy into one dependent on government spending on the Pentagon and its associated agencies and industries. We know we can also convert the economy back the other way, from one so centered on the war industry to one that addresses the existential threats of the climate emergency, pandemics, and ecological devastation. And that many more jobs can be generated in a green economy than by the war economy. A better world is possible. Now is the time to beat our swords into plowshares if there ever was one. Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, and all the rest of the war corporations must be re-engineered to produce wind turbines, solar systems, fast speed rail, and many other alternatives to our addictive use of fossil fuels.

  There will be two panelists. Miriam Pemberton is the founder of the Peace Economy Transitions Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.  Taylor Barnes is a multilingual investigative journalist based in Atlanta who covers military affairs and the defense [sic] industry. This webinar is organized and sponsored by the War Industries Resisters Network, a coalition of local groups and organizations across the United States and abroad, that are opposing their local war industries and collaborating to confront corporate control of US foreign policy. Register at

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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