Baltimore Activist Alert – March 20 – 21, 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 www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com.
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] comcast.net.
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] APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA! APARTHEID ISRAEL! – March 20
9] Door knocking with Brooke in Baltimore– March 20
10] United Against Hate on-line rally – March 20
11] Door knocking with Brooke in Silver Spring– March 20
12] Meet and Greet with Brooke – March 20
13] Progressive Town Hall – March 20
14] Promoting Pro-Peace Candidates – March 20
15] Public Citizen strategy call – March 20
16] Protest at the Pentagon – March 21
17] Crisis in Ukraine – March 21
18] Emergency Election Protection Coalition – March 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 http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
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 info@IOSCbaltimore.org, 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] – Friends of Sabeel North America [firstname.lastname@example.org] is inviting you on Sun., March 20 at noon to APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA! APARTHEID ISRAEL! Ticking the Boxes of Occupation and Dispossession. FOSNA is a proud co-sponsor of the ICMEP interview with South African author Rev. Brian Brown. His book considers how the policies of the State of Israel, in violently dispossessing Palestinians of their land, nationality, and human rights, replicates policies of South Africa’s era of Grand Apartheid. In both comparative terms and in regard to international law, Israel has become an Apartheid regime, engaging in crimes against humanity. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-GorD4pHdXMyIfqMFsYDady2XRBJVtY.
9] –Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Baltimore City, District 43, on Sun., March 20 from 2 to 5 PM ET. Gather at Busboys and Poets, 3224 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Canvass in Baltimore City to talk with your neighbors about electing Democrats up and down the ballot in 2022. Go to https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/443586/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_do_it_again.
10] – On Sun., March 20 at 2 PM ET, join the United Against Hate on-line rally. Attend on-line at https://bit.ly/uah-mar20), or sign in at https://www.facebook.com/events/2075940965899807. In these times of restrictions on voting, attacks on education about race and gender in schools, and a growing far-right, the threats are greater than ever. Yet (as demonstrated by the support for the Black Lives Matter demonstrations) United Against Hate speaks for the vast majority. Now it is more important than ever to add our voices in solidarity.
11] – Do Door Knocking for Brooke in Montgomery County on Sun., March 20 from 2 to 4 PM. Canvass the community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. Meet at Panera Bread, 8541 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20910. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/397526/?followup_modal_context=email_shift_followup_other_events.
12] – There is a Meet and Greet, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller on Sun., March 20 from 4 to 5:30 EDT at Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E. 30th St., Baltimore 21218. Brooke will discuss the importance of the role of Comptroller and her vision for the office, answer your questions, and listen to your ideas. This is a great opportunity to learn about this important statewide race! This is an in-person event but may become virtual based on the current COVID-19 conditions. Current CDC guidelines will be observed. The hosts kindly ask for guests to be vaccinated prior to attending the event. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/444522/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_from_org.
13] – Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [email@example.com] wants you to attend the Progressive Town Hall on Sun., March 20 at 4 PM with Candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner (OR-5). He is running to unseat one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, Kurt Schrader. How We Can Build a More Peaceful World Through Progressive Victories. Then, there will be an open discussion about how progressives can, and must, seize this moment, this time of crisis—to express a different approach to geopolitics and foreign relations: an approach rooted in peace, diplomacy, human rights, and an unprecedented level of international cooperation, all of which is required to address the climate emergency. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.
14] – Institute for People's Engagement [firstname.lastname@example.org] thinks you might be interested in an event on Sun., March 20 from 6 to 7 PM ET: Promoting Pro-Peace Candidates and Platforms in the 2022 Congressional Primary Elections Hear from Larry Cohen, Shailly Gupta Barnes, Medea Benjamin & Lilly Dragnev. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkf-ypqjwsH93o9D_GNIw25EheQBB2CmIG. The 2022 Midterm elections are enormously important in the battle for insuring voting rights and protecting democratic processes. The crucial issues of the bloated Pentagon budget, development of new nuclear weapons, and need for diplomatic not military solutions to conflicts, including Ukraine and Taiwan, have generally been relegated to the electoral closet. This webinar will address the need to bring these issues into the elections, through Congressional primary elections, which will be held this spring though early fall.
15] – Public Citizen [email@example.com] is doing a strategy call on Sun., March 20 at 8 PM ET for Voter Empowerment Collaborative Movement Call. Come together to discuss supporting local election officials who work hard and are dedicated to make sure everyone is able to safely and securely vote. As well as the recent attacks from extremists and BIG LIE supporters that election workers have faced on a consistent basis. You will also learn about how you can help be the change by hosting a Thank Election Heroes event, to show support for your local election officials, whether in-person or virtual. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/voterempowerment/event/446149/?utm_source=PC&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=b6ab4427-dd3a-4b5a-8d7b-fc66a94fad1e&emci=6222c9e4-fca6-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&emdi=610872cb-b6a7-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&ceid=24639284.
16] – 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 March 21 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
17] – Helena Cobban, Just World Ed [email@example.com] would like your participation on Mon., March 21 at 2:30 PM to discuss the situation in Ukraine. The guests will be Anatol Lieven, a senior research fellow on Russia and Europe at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and Ray McGovern, a former 27-year CIA analyst on Russia who has spent more recent decades as a whistle-blower on the excesses of the U.S. intelligence agencies and the bias of the Western corporate media. In January 2003 he co-created Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), which exposed how the U.S. administration was falsifying intelligence in a bid to “justify” war on Iraq. This webinar series, "Ukraine Crisis: Building a Just and Peaceful World," will run every Monday and Wednesday until the end of March, always at 2:30 PM ET. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CI95rYYRRJ2040E4KArD2A.
18] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 5 PM ET on Mon., March 21. Please submit any questions to: Solartopia@gmail.com. Sign up at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldumtrjIiH9L7_KfcFV1n8ynuO3anTGwp. Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.
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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"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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