Monday, March 7, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 7 - 12, 2022

28] For the People Maryland meeting – March 7

29] Make calls with the DNC – March 8 – 12

30] Support the people of Ukraine – March 8

31] Fight to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson – March 8

31] Reentry: Where Do You Stand? March 8

32] Text for the Environmental Human Rights Amendment – March 8

33] Color of Change meeting – March 8

34] Our Revolution phone bank – March 8, 9 & 10

35] Color of Change – March 8

36] Gubernatorial Candidate Climate Forum – March 8

37] Feminism Is for Everybody – March 8

38] Election 2022 – March 8

39] Advocacy work for peace + demilitarization legislation – March 8

40] Year in Hate – March 8


28] – For the People Maryland will hold an important prep session for meeting with Sen. Van Hollen.  This could happen sometime this week.  There is a chance to advance the work to end partisan gerrymandering, shine a light on dark money and keep foreign money out of our elections, ensure the right to vote for every citizen in every election, prevent election sabotage in all its forms. Join in on Mon., March 7 at 7:30 PM ET for a teleconference.  You can join the conference at 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID 931 3066 2622 and a password of 173976. Or you get in by Zoom at

29] – 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 Tues., March 8, Wed., March 9, 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  

30] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., March 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET for a support demonstration for the people of Ukraine at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The protest against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts is suspended. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers have taken over the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant.  A Russian tank sent projectiles very close to a nuclear power plant. The workers are under guard, and this is tremendously dangerous.  People who believe in peace and justice must come forward and take the risks of peace. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. This vigil will takes place each Tuesday. 

31] – On Tues., March 8 from 5 to 6 PM ET, get ready to help confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a Supreme Court justice who will fight for all of us.  Join in at This is a Digital Activist Training. Cover everything from why this nomination matters to how to call your senator and organize your community to #ConfirmJackson. Alongside partners from the Alliance for Justice Action Campaign, the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, the National Women’s Law Center, and a dozen of the courts coalition partners, learn from this live training to review the key ways you can make a difference during a Supreme Court confirmation fight. From learning how to call your senators to how best to combat disinformation about this stellar nominee, we want to make sure that you have every tool you need to support Judge Jackson.

32] – The Reentry Work Group of Progressive Maryland is hosting Reentry: Where Do You Stand?, a series of virtual listening sessions with candidates running for statewide and Prince George's County office. At each session, candidates will present their plans to support reentry services for the formerly incarcerated and will take questions from community members during a Q & A session. These candidate forums will take place over Zoom on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6–7:30 PM. The next session is on Tues., March 8 with PG County Districts 4, 5 and 6.  Sign up at Contact the Reentry Work Group at with any questions. 

33] – Texting Tuesdays will next happen on March 8 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Text on behalf of the Environmental Human Rights Amendment!! Join Progressive Maryland and the endorsed candidates every Tuesday to text voters across the state.  Sign up at

34] – 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 Tues., March 8, Wed., Mar. 9 and Thurs., March 10.

35] – There is an East Coast/Midwest New Members Squad Call for Color of Change on Tues., March 8 from 7 to 8 PM. If you live in the Northeast and Midwestern United States and you're interested in learning more about Color of Change Squads and the Movement Building Program join us for our virtual new member mixer. Build a movement where you can lead with Black Joy, use your voice to make a difference and organize your community!! Members from all across our region are pulling up on zoom to grow, learn and fight together, you don’t want to miss this call! Show details

36] – The Maryland LCV Ed Fund & Maryland Matters present 2022 Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Climate Forum on Tues., March 8 at 7 PM ET. The forum is nonpartisan and all candidates who have filed for the primary election for Governor are invited. Topics to include climate change, clean energy, the Chesapeake Bay, water quality, transportation, environmental justice, and more. It will take place at the Riggs Alumni Center at UMD College Park, 7801 ALUMNI Dr., College Park 20742.  Panelists include Josh Kurtz of Maryland Matters, Dr. Tonya Harrison Edwards of the NAACP Prince George's County Branch, and Rona Kobell of Environmental Justice Journalism Initiative.  There will be 11 confirmed candidates in attendance: Rushern Baker (D), Jon Baron (D), Robin Ficker (R), Doug Gansler (D), Ashwani Jain (D), John King (D), David Lashar (Libertarian), Wes Moore (D) Laura Neuman (D), Tom Perez (D), and Jerome M. Segal (D). This event requires pre-registration to attend in person and all tickets are free. The space has a capacity of 130 audience members, and only those who have registered will be admitted. This event will be live-streamed, and recorded.   You can also dial-in for the live stream:

37] – Kate, Women's March [] wants you to register for Book Read on Tues., March 8 at 8 PM ET.  The Book Read will feature Feminism Is for Everybody by bell hooks‌ by introducing the themes and structure. ‌Honor her legacy and have deep, meaningful conversations around the themes of race, class, power, and gender. Register at  Then wrap up with a grand finale on Tues., April 5th at 8 PM ET with some great speakers and discussion of our themes.

38] – 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 the next 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. Register at

39] – Shea Leibow [] wants you to join CODEPINK on Wed., March 8 at 8 PM ET.  Mobilize for peace legislation! This invitation is for training geared towards CODEPINK Congress District Liaisons. Everyone interested in joining advocacy work for peace + demilitarization legislation is welcome to join at  CODEPINK campaigners will share about peace and demilitarization legislation, and how to be setting up and coordinating calls with your representatives. This is an important call that only happens quarterly - please join us! RSVP at  Email

40] – The Southern Poverty Law Center [] is urging you not to miss its 'Year in Hate' live virtual event on Wed., March 9 at 11 AM ET.  This virtual briefing will mark the release of the Year in Hate & Extremism 2021 – the latest edition of its annual report tracking hate across the nation. This 90-minute livestreamed event will be moderated by SPLC Chief of Staff and Culture Lecia Brooks and feature a presentation sharing key research findings and insights from the latest Year in Hate report, led by Susan Corke, director of the SPLC’s Intelligence Project, and senior research analysts Cassie Miller and Rachel Carroll Rivas. There will also be a panel discussion on community resilience featuring SPLC Chief Program Officer Ann Beeson and two executive directors of community activism organizations: Aneelah Afzali of MAPS-AMEN and Ki Harris of the Freedom Project Network. RSVP at

The event will also include a Q&A session and a recorded conversation with Congressperson Bennie G. Thompson of Mississippi and SPLC President and CEO Margaret Huang about today’s climate of hate and extremism in the U.S. Take a deep dive into how legislation and policy can help address hate and extremism, in a conversation between SPLC Chief Policy Director LaShawn Warren and U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland.

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] Go to

"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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