Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 14 - 16, 2022

45] Make calls with the DNC – April 14 – 16

46] Phone bank for Brooke – April 14

47] Police violence? – April 14

48] Progressive PG County meeting – April 14

49] Throwdown Thursdays phone bank or text bank – April 14

50] Our Revolution phone bank – April 14

51] Wall Street’s evil twin – April 14

52] Hedge Funds in Journalism? – April 14

53] Get fossil fuels out of Baltimore -- April 14

54] Voting is a civic duty – April 14


45] – 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 Thurs., April 14 and Fri., April 15.  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. On Sat., April 16 the last calling period will be from 5 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at  

46] – Joe Francaviglia [] wants you to Phone Bank for Brooke Lierman on Thursdays from 4 to 5 PM ET.  Go to Join in a canvass of the community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. Once you sign up the team will follow up with everything you’ll need to phone bank! This will continue through Thurs., May 12.  

47] – On Thurs., April 14 from 5 to 6:30 PM ET, join the Silver Spring Justice Coalition for a #CareNotCops demonstration at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Come together to denounce the police violence that took the life of Ryan LeRoux, a young Black man from Montgomery County, and to reject the state’s attorney’s claims that the actions of the police were justifiable. RSVP at

48] – On Fri., April 15 from 6 to 7:30 PM, join a virtual Progressive Prince George’s chapter meeting with a council elections check-in! Get a County Council that fights WITH and FOR the people of Prince George’. RSVP for your Zoom link:

49] – On Throwdown Thursdays phone bank or text bank with the team from 6 to 8 PM ET. Every week call or text voters across the state about a number of important issues. Election season is here!! The time has finally come. Progressive Maryland announced its first round of election endorsements, and now it is time to call and text for incredible candidates in order to elect as many progressives into office as possible!! Make sure you join the Throwdown Thursday Team now to start making a difference! Visit 

50] – 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 Thurs., April 14.

51] – Public Citizen [] needs you on Thurs., April 14 at 7 PM ET to examine Wall Street’s evil twin.  Learn how private equity is fueling the climate crisis. ‌ Wall Street is starting to feel the pressure to stop financing fossil fuels.  But Wall Street has an evil twin — the private equity industry. As Wall Street faces growing pressure to cut emissions, some financial institutions are selling fossil fuel assets — and the private equity industry eagerly buys them up!  Join in at

52] – Journalism shouldn't be controlled by the highest bidder.  On Thurs., April 14 at 7 PM ET, the RootsAction Education Fund is pleased to be co-sponsoring this event: "What to Do about Hedge Funds in Journalism?" This is a panel discussion and documentary film fundraiser that addresses the question:  What can we do when billionaires with no background nor interest in a civic mission, who are only concerned with profiteering, take over our most influential news organizations?  That question is at the center of Rick Goldsmith's film-in-progress, Stripped for Parts: American Journalism at the Crossroads, the story of a secretive hedge fund that is plundering what is left of America's newspapers, and the journalists who are fighting back. The panelists for our discussion include Stripped for Parts' director Rick Goldsmith, a two-time Academy-Award-nominated filmmaker; two journalists, Julie Reynolds and Chuck Plunkett, who play outsized roles in our story; and Robert McChesney, the founder of the media reform organization Free Press. The panel will be moderated by Dan Brekke, KQED (SF) News reporter and editor.  Register at

53] – [] is hosting an organizing call on Thurs., April 14 at 8 PM ET. Get fossil fuels out of Baltimore says SAFE Cities‌. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report confirming what our movement has been saying for years: fossil fuels are the primary cause of the climate crisis and we’re running out of time to turn things around.  Talk about key findings in the report and how you can organize to get fossil fuels out of your community.  RSVP at

54] – The Union of Concerned Scientists [] on Thurs., April 14 from 8- 9 PM ET will hold a virtual discussion Voting as a Civic Duty.  Hear directly from frontline community organizers advocating for the most impacted people. When voters are denied access to the polls, they have a harder time defending their own health and safety—adding burdens that further reduce their ability to vote. Protecting and expanding the right to vote can help raise the voices of marginalized communities. The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to a virtual discussion on how to show up for voting rights and learn to build a strong united front to protect yourself, your family, and your community. Register at

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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