Sunday, April 17, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 17 – 23, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 17 – 23, 2022

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

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If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Get involved with NCNR   

4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

5] House cleaner needed

6] A friend needs a house or an apartment to rent

7] Canvass with Brooke in Montgomery County – April 17

8] Voter Protection Phonebanks – April 17 - 18

9] Progressive Town Hall – April 17

10] Protest at the Pentagon – April 18

11] Ukraine & Nuclear Weapons – April 18

12] Billionaire Income Tax – April 18 

13] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – April 18 - 23

14] Iranian culture exposed – April 18

15] Emergency Election Protection Coalition – April 18

16] Give Peace a Budget! – April 18

17] Progressive Harford County meeting – April 18

18] Film ROSENWALD April 18

19] Organize to Win broadcasts – April 18


1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.

  To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

4] – Max is in need of a garage or a storage space.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – Is there a woman in the Baltimore area who does house cleaning?  This assignment would be on an irregular basis with several hours per week.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

6] – A friend, Brendan Walls, has to move out of a rented home on March 1.  So he is looking for housing and wants to live south of the Baltimore beltway, east of US 95 and north of Route 214.  Do you know of a house or apartment in the Annapolis area with as much peace and quiet as I can get for no more than $1800 a month? He does not mind pet sitting, house sitting, keeping someone company or community living.  Let me know if you have a lead on a home or apartment for Brendan to rent.  Thanks for giving this your consideration. Reach Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski 2001 at Comcast dot net.

7] – There is a Literature Drop for Brooke in Montgomery County on Sun., April 17 from 2 to 4 PM EST. Join a canvass and share Brooke Lierman ‘s vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. Once you sign up the team will follow up with the site and everything you will need to knock on doors! This will continue through April. 24.  Sign up at

8] – Get involved with Voter Protection Phonebanks with Common Cause on Sundays through Saturdays. Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Call voters in Connecticut to connect them to Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney’s office to urge him to pass state voting legislation. Also call voters in Pennsylvania to recruit them for election protection work in their state. These phone banks are subject to change. On Sun., April 17 from 6 to 9 PM ET and on Mon., April 18 from 4 to 6 PM ET, call Connecticut voters to connect them to Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney’s office to encourage him to pass state voting legislation. Sign up at

9] –Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] is encouraging you on Sun., April 17 at 4 PM ET to register for the Progressive Town Hall with Candidate Neal Walia (CO-1.  Also discuss Peace, Earth Day, and how to build a more equitable and prosperous society in the United States, while also addressing the climate emergency and other myriad crises facing us.  Register at

10] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is April 18 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begins at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. The restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.  

11] – Ukraine & Nuclear Weapons: Finding a Way Forward will be discussed on Mon., April 18 from noon to 1 PM EDT.  This Zoom discussion will be presented by PSR Maine and Veterans for Peace, featuring Peter Wilk, Martin Fleck, Jasmine Owens, and Ken Mayers. What are the current risks? Can they be reduced? What can Americans, in all our diversity, do to reduce immediate and long-term nuclear risks? Register at

12] – MoveOn Civic Action [] wants you to attend on Mon., April 18 at 1 PM ET to fight for the Billionaire Income Tax. RSVP for a conversation with Robert Reich, MoveOn ED Rahna Epting & others:  This Tax Day, you're probably paying a higher federal income tax rate than many billionaires will. And when they do pay taxes, their rate is often a fraction of what many working families pay. If you pay a single penny this tax season, you'll pay more than Jeff Bezos did in 2007 and 2011, and more than Elon Musk did in 2018.1 Working families pay their fair share—it's time billionaires did too. Other speakers will be Senator Ron Wyden (chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and author of the Billionaires Income Tax), Representative Jamaal Bowman (author of the forthcoming Babies over Billionaires Act), and Health Care for America Now Executive Director Margarida Jorge.

13] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew – on Mondays, 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 Mon., April 18, Tues., April 19, Wed., April 20, Thurs., April 21, and Fri., April 22.  and Sat., April 23. 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 23, the times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM. Sign up at  

14] – On Mon., April 18 from 4 to 6 PM ET, attend the April 2022 U.S. tour with Iranian superstar actor Parviz Parastui and Iranian documentary filmmaker Zainab Ahmadzadeh. They will discuss their films, Iranian culture, and life in Iran, including first-hand experiences of life in Iran under crippling sanctions. The people of Iran have been suffering terribly under the U.S. sanctions imposed on their country since Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the JCPOA (or Iran Nuclear Deal) in 2018. Cultural events, such as film, provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about and build bridges with the people we often only know about from media and government descriptions of why we should be at war – combat or economic – with their country. To this end, in 2018 and 2019, CODEPINK brought delegations to Iran to engage in citizen-to-citizen diplomacy and learn about the country and its culture. RSVP at  This evening of Iranian Arts and Culture will happen at Pars Place, 2236 C Gallows Road, Vienna, VA, 22182

15] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 5 PM ET on Mon., April 11. Please submit any questions to: Sign up at Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

16] – On Mon., April 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM ET, get with a Tax Day: Give Peace a Budget! This night of poetry, comedy, art & political education will take place at Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St NE, WDC.  Join CODEPINK, American Friends Service Committee, War Industries Resistance Network, Poor People's Campaign, poets, comedians, and other artists on Tax Day and Global Day against Military Spending for a night of political education about the bloated Pentagon budget.  The President requested $813 billion dollars for the military and nuclear weapons next year, right after Congress passed the most bloated military budget ever. Tell Congress: It’s time to cut Pentagon spending and give peace a budget instead!

 The U.S. war machine is also the biggest single institutional source of carbon pollution— threatening the entire planet. True “security” is about the people and the planet's well-being. We need housing, healthcare, education, clean water, healthy foods, reparations, green jobs, and climate justice— not more weapons and war. Now, gather in community in D.C. to build a movement, through artistic expression, towards a federal budget that gives peace, not war, a budget. There is free entry with suggested donations of $5 to $10 for the Poor People's Assembly in June! Register at

17] – Progressive Harford County is having its first chapter meeting on Mon., April 18 at 7 PM ET on Zoom! Discuss developing chapter bylaws, establishing procedures, and identifying priority electoral races. Register at

18] – Susan Barnett [] wants you to attend Reel and Meal with a showing of "Rosenwald" on Mon., April 18 at 7 PM ET. Arrive & log on by 6:45 PM, as the program starts promptly at 7 PM. Come to the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center), in Greenbelt and enjoy the new wide-screen film projection system. Masks must be worn, and proof of Covid vaccination is required. You can attend virtually by Zoom by registering at

   Consider getting a vegan meal for $7.99 at the COOP. Call 301 474 0522 by 1 PM ET, and pick up between 4 and 7 PM.  Available is Macro Vegetarian's Shanghai Dumplings and Sesame Noodles with Steamed Broccoli. A vegan meal is urged in order to support the mission focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues.

Aviva Kempner’s “Rosenwald” is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears, Roebuck & Co. in the early 1900s.  Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools for Black children during the early part of the 20th century–including more than 25 in Prince George’s County alone. 

  Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Julius Rosenwald used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists. Because of his modesty, his philanthropy and social activism are not well known today.  

  After the film, MNCPPC’s Black History Program Manager Dr. Dennis Doster will speak about the Ridgeley Rosenwald School in Capitol Heights, which was restored in 2011 and opened as a museum. He will welcome questions as well as share his research about Maryland African American history. 

  The Reel and Meal at the New Deal is a monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, presented by the Utopia Film Festival and the Prince George's County Peace and Justice Coalition and Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group. This month’s film is sponsored by the Greenbelt Bahá’í Community.  For more information read about Reel and Meal on Facebook or or contact Joy Allchin at 301-801-2071.  

19] – Our Revolution [] wants you to attend the Monday Night National Organizing Broadcast on April 18 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM EDT.  Hear from Ro Khanna and Rashia Tlaib. Join call at Visit or The next National Organizing Broadcast will be on May 9.  Check out

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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