Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 22 - 26, 2022

35] Using social media – March 22

36] Town Hall with Anthony Brown – March 22

37] Voting Rights – March 23

38] Beyond White Supremacy – March 23

39] War on Ukraine: Nuclear Threats and Realities – March 23

40] Pondering the Nuclear Posture Review – March 23

41] Make calls with the DNC – March 23 – 26

42] Ukraine Crisis – March 23

43] Biden, declare a climate emergency – March 23

44] U.S. Military Presence in Iraq – March 23

45] Text for Brooke – March 23 – 24

46] Our Revolution phone bank – March 23 & 24

47] Jews United for Justice meeting – March 23


35] – Madison Arnold-Scerbo [MArnoldScerbo@ucsusa.org] indicates the next social media collaboratory is on Tues., March 22 at 1 PM ET.  Go to Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2170545140. It will start off with a discussion about how the war in Ukraine is impacting our approaches to social media and how we can support those being harmed right now. Then do a deep dive into twitter threads, sharing helpful examples and tips for creating them. And end by reflecting on the collaboratories themselves and brainstorm future topics. 

36] – Jared Schablein [admin@lowershoreprogressives.com] has announced the last Town Hall on Tues., March 22 at 6:30 PM ET. The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is hosting this town hall, as the State of Maryland will elect a new State's Attorney for the first time since 2014. This is an opportunity to elect a Progressive State's Attorney who will fight for the Eastern Shore. Meet Congressperson Anthony Brown, one of the candidates.  RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdeypqjwjGNY1IIdmbhhNLz9l9uzRS3-I?fbclid=IwAR38rdBt962RvecMje4NQrdXTGp-ZJGb4EZxNEZHHTIEE1bea7rhJ-cw3_k&fbclid=IwAR3t3O8mO6GLKuratvWASDeyBeNJDigt3QdomLoaGNa5BpBj9lbY0GxeiVE.

37] – Throughout March, Christine Lee & Sandy Ovalle, Sojourners [sojoaction@sojo.net] want you to join in on Tuesdays at 8 PM ET as the group kicks off its advocacy together on the road to the midterm elections. For four weeks, the Faith-Rooted Advocates Network will be talking all about voting rights and what we can do to ensure we all have a say in the decisions that impact us. On March 22, What’s at stake for the midterms? Register at bit.ly/FRAN22. Email tpmobilization@gmail.com.

38] – Ben Jealous, People For the American Way [alerts@pfaw.org] wants you to get involved with Beyond White Supremacy: Healing White Men as Tools for Violence Prevention and Harm Reduction on Wed., March 23 from noon to 1 PM ET. You are invited to the event, held by the University of Pennsylvania and will feature fascinating insights from a panel of distinguished experts.  RSVP ttps://upenn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_icTt9PW3Q6mXmiQuY3zeiA.

39] – On Wed., March 23 at 1 PM ET, check out War on Ukraine: Nuclear Threats and Realities [Online], sponsored by the Chatham House with speakers Beyza Unal, Chatham House; Sir Lawrence Freedman, Kings College London; Patricia Lewis, Chatham House; and Pavel Podvig, Russian Nuclear Forces Project. This event considers What are Russia’s nuclear weapon capabilities? What threats do potentially unstable nuclear reactors pose in the conflict? How could the nuclear threat be manipulated to escalate, or deescalate, the war? Sign up at https://www.chathamhouse.org/events/all/members-event/war-ukraine-nuclear-threats-and-realities.

40] – On Wed., March 23 at 1 PM ET, tune into Pondering the Nuclear Posture Review after Ukraine [Online]. The Biden administration came into office aspiring to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. national security. President Joe Biden quickly renewed New START and committed to strategic stability talks with the Russian Federation. However, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin’s threats to use nuclear weapons, Biden withdrew from those talks. The quadrennial nuclear posture review has yet to appear, but in the wake of the Ukraine war, opportunities for advancing the nuclear disarmament agenda seem vastly diminished. This event is sponsored by the Berkley Center with speakers Shannon Bugos, Arms Control Association; Drew Christiansen, Georgetown; Maryann Cusimano Love, Catholic University of America; and James McKeon, Nuclear Threat Initiative. Register at https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/pondering-the-nuclear-posture-review-after-ukraine.

41] – 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 digitalorganizing@dnc.org. Sign up for calls on Wed., March 23, Thurs., March. 24, Fri., March 25 and Sat., March 26. 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 https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/388091/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.

42] – Helena Cobban, Just World Ed [helena@justworldeducational.org] would like your participation on Wed., March 23 at 2:30 PM ET with Richard Falk and Helena.  Joining them will be Phyllis Bennis, an American writer, activist, and political commentator who directs the New Internationalism Project at the based Washington DC-Institute for Policy Studies, and Indi Samarajiva, a Sri Lankan writer who's a keen observer of the grave imbalance between the Global North and Global South. This webinar series, "Ukraine Crisis: Building a Just and Peaceful World," will run until March 28. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CI95rYYRRJ2040E4KArD2A.

43] – The Green New Deal Network [info@e.greennewdealnetwork.org] wants Biden to declare a climate emergency. The progressive caucus has urged POTUS to issue an executive order to declare a climate emergency.  On Wed., March 23 at 6 PM ET, join a call to learn more about how this executive action will make a difference in the fight to address the climate crisis. Sign up at https://act.greennewdealnetwork.org/signup/lets-go-joe-livestream/?source=em20220321-154&t=1&akid=154%2E267200%2EhFQ1xa.

44] – 19 Years after the Invasion: A Reflection on the U.S. Military Presence in Iraq will happen on Wed., March 23 from 6 to 7 PM EDT. While the invasion of Iraq removed Saddam Hussein’s brutal dictatorship from power, it also unleashed an era of sectarian violence, extremism, and abuses. Nearly two decades later, U.S. troops remain in Iraq under attenuated congressional authorizations. As we look back on the past nineteen years with the gift of hindsight, we should consider the ways in which the military-industrial complex and foreign policy establishment influenced our continued occupation. And more importantly, hear from those directly affected by this conflict: veterans, military families, and Iraqi civilians. Hear from a panel discussion with international activist Dina Al Bayati, who lived through the invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq, Brandi Jones, Marine spouse and Organizing Director of the Secure Families Initiative, and Iraq war veterans: Dan Caldwell, a former Marine who now serves as Vice President of Foreign Policy for Stand Together, Joanna Sweatt, a former Marine who now serves as National Field Manager for Common Defense, and U.S. Army veteran Naveed Shah, Political Director of Common Defense. Quincy Institute Research Fellow Adam Weinstein will moderate. Sign up at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3716475443950/WN_jAp8Hl7vQeuVVVgsXyWzvw?mc_cid=e8375c3a95&mc_eid=f802f2d990.

45] – Dylan Contrino [info@brookelierman.com] wants you to do some texting for Brooke Lierman on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Text on Wed., March 23 and Thurs., March 24 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Help elect Brooke as the next Comptroller of Maryland.  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/444772/?emci=470e1845-ce9b-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&emdi=0c5c76a9-d59b-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&ceid=14404480.

46] – Our Revolution [info@ourrevolution.com] 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 https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/440081/?akid=2556.8252965.t1Ai8m&rd=1&t=11. Sign up for Wed., Mar. 23 and Thurs., March 24.

47] – Jews United for Justice is inviting you to a Maryland Community Meeting on Wed., March 23 at 7:30 PM ET. Discuss where all Maryland are post-crossover day, and consider talking about “call-in days” which we are being planned Sine Die (the last day of session) approaches. Register here: https://jufj.org/event/md-meet-3-23/

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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