Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 29 - April 5, 2022

36] Writing a letter to the editor – March 29

37] Middle East WMD Free Zone – March 30

38] Global Labor University Conference – March 30 – April 5

39] North Korean Missile Threat – March 30

40] Great March of Return March 30

41] Sanctions on the Russian nuclear industry – March 30

42] Hospital debt – March 30

43] Make calls with the DNC – March 30 – April 2

44] Medicare for All – March 30

45] Our Revolution phone bank – March 30 & 31

46] Voting Rights, Racial Justice, and the Quakers – March 30

47] Meet Nina Turner – March 30

48] Labor and the Russian War – March 30


36] – Throughout March, Christine Lee & Sandy Ovalle, Sojourners [] 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 29, the last event is Writing a letter to the letter. Register at Email

37] – On Wed., March 30 at 8 AM ET, tune in to Perspectives, Drivers and Objectives for the Middle East WMD Free Zone.  The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is pleased to invite you to the virtual launch event of the Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (ME WMDFZ) Project’s report. The online event will feature important highlights from the publication as well as two discussion sessions with the authors that will reflect on the strategic objectives and the possible elements for a ME WMDFZ. The sessions will each be followed by Q&A. Contact Ms. Anne-Laure Souissi-Sans, ME WMDFZ Project Coordinator ( Sign up for the event at

38] – Join in the 15th Global Labor University Conference, taking place online from March 30 to April 1 and from April 4 to 5, starting at 8:30 AM ET each day. The Covid-19 pandemic, digitalization, climate change, right-wing populism, global supply chains, and rising authoritarianism have fundamentally changed the world of work. Dozens of union activists, worker rights advocates, and labor scholars from around the world will analyze these developments and ask how we build anew our workplaces and societies with a foundation in social justice and decent work.

Featured speakers include - Liz Shuler of the AFL-CIO, Myrtle Witbooi of the International Domestic Workers Federation, Rosa Pavanelli of Public Services International, Carmen Foro of the Central Unitaria dos Trabalhadores, Brazil, Barbara Figueroa of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas, and many more. Sign up at Email

39] – On Wed., March 30 at 9:30 AM, check out The North Korean Missile Threat: Expert Roundtable featuring Markus Garlauskas, Senior Fellow (Non-resident) of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Asia Security Initiative, Atlantic Council, Ankit Panda, Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Sue Mi Terry, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, Wilson Center.  This event is hosted by the conservative Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Register at

40] – The Adalah Justice Project [] wants you to know about the March of Return to Unity Intifada, a Land Day Event on Wed., March 30 at noon ET.  Moments and movements such as the 2018 Great March of Return in Gaza and the 2021 Unity Intifada are but two examples from the last few years of a growing movement of popular mass mobilization across Palestine.  On the fourth anniversary of the Great March of Return and on Palestinian Land Day, join a conversation with Palestinian activists Soheir Asaad, Mariam Barghouti, and Ahmed Abu Artema as they share reflections and analyses of the current situation on the ground across Palestine, and what recent moments of popular resistance mean in the broader context of the Palestinian struggle for liberation. Register at

41] – The Nuclear Information & Resource Service [] is holding a rally for Ukraine on Wed., March 30 from 12:15 to 12:45 PM on 4th St., SW between Madison and Jefferson Sts., WDC.  NIRS is calling for Sanctions on the Russian nuclear industry -- Rosatom. ‌ ‌This war is horrendous and unacceptable. The US must deter the violence by extending sanctions not just to Russian fossil fuels, but to its nuclear industry as well. Join NIRS and its allies for a rally on the National Mall. Call 301-270-6477 or visit

42] – HB694, a bill introduced by Del. Charkoudian to reimburse low-income hospital patients who were overcharged for care, was amended and passed out of the House ahead of last week’s crossover deadline. The bill has been significantly modified in the amendment process, but it will still create a process by which to address the problem of low-income patients being charged by hospitals when they legally qualify for free care. The Senate Finance Committee will hear the bill on Wed., March 30 at 1 PM ET, with supportive testimony from Progressive Maryland and its allies. Watch the hearing livestream at

43] – 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 Wed., March 30, Thurs., March 31, Fri., April 1 and Sat., April 2. 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

44] – Help build momentum and continue to spread the truth about Medicare for All. You are invited to join the LIVE Medicare for All Congressional Caucus briefing on Wed., March 30 at 2 PM ET.  SIGN UP at After you sign up, you will be sent an email so you can watch live or watch the recording at your convenience.

  This briefing will explore the multiple mechanisms through which private entities are profiteering in our current health system and how Medicare for All would stop it. NNU President Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN, will be a featured speaker, and will discuss how health care executives make immense profits from patient sickness and more. Email

45] – 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 Wed., Mar. 30 and Thurs., March 31.

46] – Friends Committee on National Legislation [] is inviting you on Wed., March 30 at 6:30 PM to participate in “Voting Rights, Racial Justice, and the Quaker Call to Action.”  FCNL and Friends have long advocated for equitable access to the ballot box. Democracy, like Quaker faith, needs all our voices to thrive. But the right to vote is under attack. As state legislatures continue to enact voter suppression laws and as Congress stalls the national voting rights debate, how can we ensure everyone’s vote counts, especially ahead of the midterm elections?  Register at More than 50 years after Jim Crow, the foundation of our democracy is in grave peril. FCNL’s Director for Justice Reform José Woss and local voting rights advocate Jaycee Brown will discuss their efforts to expand access to the ballot box. FCNL’s Bobby Trice will moderate the conversation.

47] – Progressive Democrats of America are hosting an Evening with Nina Turner on Wed., March 30 at 8 PM ET.  Join in an inspirational event with Nina, and discuss her campaign for congress and how to win with progressive positions and people power! Sign up at

48] – On Wed., March 30 from 8 to 9:30 PM ET, attend Labor and the Russian War in Ukraine, a Webinar for working people.  You will be sent a link to the webinar on the day of the event after you register. Register at Learn more about the crisis and what the labor movement can do in response to this crisis.

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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