Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 24 - 25, 2022

48] Honor Archbishop Romero – March 24

49] Democracy, Dictatorships, and Social Movements -- March 24

50] Labor Union Summit – March 24

51] Make calls with the DNC – March 24 – 26

52] Phone bank for Brooke – March 24

53] Expose Joe Manchin -- March 24

54] Protest of the Uyghur Genocide – March 24

55] Throwdown Thursday – March 24

56] Our Revolution phone bank – March 24

57] Forum on global vaccine justice – March 24

58] Looking Forward and Federal – March 24

59] Support a progressive candidate -- March 24

60] Fight for Environmental Justice!  – March 25


48] Karen Oliva, CISPES [info@cispes.org] wants you to join a National Day of Action to honor Archbishop Romero on Thurs., March 24. On March 24, echo Romero's call to END U.S. military funding in El Salvador. ‌ March 24th marks 42 years since Archbishop Óscar Romero was assassinated by U.S.-backed death squads in El Salvador. Join CISPES, U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities, and others in honoring the legacy of Romero by echoing his demand to end U.S. military aid to El Salvador.  Sign up here to participate: https://cispes.salsalabs.org/romero24m/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4b512100-dbc7-40a4-8004-e96b8e83d4e4.  You will receive a reminder and all the tools you need to take action on March 24th. The reminder will include a link to send pre-written emails to your Congressional rep and senators, a call script and sample tweets. 

49] School of International Service, American University <sisevents @ american. edu> is holding an event Global Insights: Democracy, Dictatorships, and Social Movements on Thurs., March 24 at 11 AM ET. Sign up at https://www.balsillieschool.ca/event/global-insights-democracy-dictatorships-and-social-movements/.  Freedom House reports that democracy has been in decline for 16 consecutive years, and they estimate that only about 20 percent of the world’s population lives in free countries today. Populist leaders and their movements have gained electoral victories in what were once considered stable, consolidated democracies, and authoritarian regimes have become more skilled at repressing challengers both at home and abroad. At the same time, social resistance to authoritarianism and populism is on the rise. During this month’s Global Insights event, panelists will discuss the current state of democracy and authoritarianism as well as the implications of contemporary social movements. 

50]   The National Domestic Workers Alliance Care Team [info@email.domesticworkers.org] wants you to participate on Thurs., March 24 at 1 PM ET -- Making History & Building a Better Economy" Labor Union Summit.  Honor the critical role of the women in our economy and explore the impact of a reconciliation package that will lift women workers and ensure an equitable economic recovery. NDWA will join The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU), National Education Association (NEA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), and UNITE HERE for this virtual event. This is a virtual event, and you will be sent the link to join.  Sign up at https://act.domesticworkers.org/a/rsvp-today-women-making-history-building-better-economy?utm_campaign=careagenda&utm_medium=ndwasemail&utm_source=ea&emci=6cc033b5-aea0-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&emdi=945522f9-29a9-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&ceid=204641.

51] – 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 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.  

52] – Madison [madison@brookelierman.com] is alerting you to an opportunity on Thurs., March 24 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 https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/397560/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_do_it_again.  

53] – Each month Beyond Extreme Energy puts on an event in response to the monthly Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) meeting. This month zoom in on West Virginia, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and everyone's least favorite Senate Energy Committee chair Joe Manchin. On Thurs., March 24 at 5 PM ET, join a zoom meeting and review highlights from this month's commissioners' meeting, shine some light on Joe Manchin’s stake in fossil fuels, and talk about ongoing efforts to fight fossil fuels and corruption in the Wild and Wonderful Mountain State! Register at https://bit.ly/3L0nWOu.  To check out the Mountain Valley Pipeline, go to https://bit.ly/3IjsbTD.

54] – Karen Guberman <krguberman @ gmail. com> announced a Protest of the Uyghur Genocide on Thurs., March 24 at 5:30 PM EDT. Let Xi know that you pay attention to both atrocities occurring in China and in Ukraine. Meet near the Garden of the Righteous at Adas Israel, corner of Connecticut and Porter/Quebec Streets NW.  Walk up Connecticut Avenue to the Chinese Embassy at Van Ness at International Drive.

55] – Don’t forget to check out the Throwdown Thursday phone bank happening on March 24 from 6 to 7:30 PM. You will be provided training and support. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemarylandneweraproject/event/416692/?emci=c0309e92-b0a4-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&emdi=3a2f88df-b2a4-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&ceid=136680.  Support progressive candidates.  

56] – 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 Thurs., March 24.

57] – Ben Levenson [blevenson@justiceisglobal.org] announced that podcast host, Dan Denvir, will be joining a forum on global vaccine justice on Thurs., March 24 at 7 PM EST. Sign up at https://actionnetwork.org/events/forum-on-vaccine-justice?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-im-a-little-starstruck&email_referrer=email_1483999___subject_1941989&email_subject=this-thursday. 12% of people in Africa have been vaccinated compared with 70+% in rich countries. This “vaccine apartheid,” as the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu called it, not only threatens the safety and health of folks in the low and middle income countries, it leads to variants and disruptions that affect people around the world. LEARN MORE ABOUT VACCINE APARTHEID AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO END THE PANDEMIC EVERYWHERE. Moderna is one of the worst actors in addressing global inequity. Contrary to their public image as a hero of the pandemic, they are fighting to maintain monopoly power and prolong the pandemic by hoarding vaccine technology. They are also uniquely vulnerable to public pressure because they were entirely funded by the US government.

58] –Andrea Miller for People Demanding Action [andrea@peopledemandingaction.org] is inviting you to Looking Forward and Federal with Lieutenant Governor Bysiewicz on Thurs., March 24 at 8 PM ET. Connecticut's Lieutenant Governor, Susan Bysiewicz, will lead a well-rounded discussion on voting rights and women in positions of power. Hear about Lt. Governor Bysiewicz's experience with voting rights as the former Secretary of State and the challenges she currently faces as a female Lieutenant Governor.  Register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/looking-forward-and-federal-womens-rights-with-lieutenant-governor-bysiewicz-march-24th?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-this-thursday-womens-rights-with-lieutenant-governor-bysiewicz&email_referrer=email_1485772&email_subject=this-thursday-womens-rights-with-lieutenant-governor-bysiewicz.

59] – Lilly Dragnev, Peace Action [info@peaceaction.org] tells us about a "Meet the Candidates" event on Thurs., March 24 at 8 PM ET.  Peace Action is hosting Junaid Ahmed, a candidate for Illinois' 8th congressional district. It's critical that pro-peace candidates see deep support from the Peace Action community! Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6416442656491/WN_R46h3kvkQBKqZJtqlmnmqQ?emci=514d95b1-4aa9-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&emdi=cc32b2dd-4ca9-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&ceid=218683.

60] – Progressive Maryland [Info@progressivemaryland.org] wants you to join a rally on Fri., March 25 at 10 AM to Fight for Environmental Justice!  This legislative session has been disappointing to say the least. Bold environmental justice bills were whittled away and watered down, completely throwing people of color and working families to the wolves. Frontline communities deserve clean air, deserve clean water and most certainly deserve to have their voices heard. Rally at the Maryland State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis 21204 to show our legislators that we’ve had enough! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemarylandneweraproject/event/448212/?emci=516949e4-d4a9-ec11-997e-281878b83d8a&emdi=d47ee52e-e4a9-ec11-997e-281878b83d8a&ceid=136680.

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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