Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 20 - 23, 2022

34] UNFOLD ZERO search for a Nuclear-Free World – April 20

35] Breaking a Siege in Occupied Western Sahara – April 20

36] Poor Peoples Campaign meeting – April 20

37] Make calls with the DNC – April 20 – April 23

38] What is Vanguard? – April 20

39] Protect Democracy – April 20

40] Voter Protection Phonebanks – April 20

41] Migrant-led climate justice organizing – April 20

42] Know Your Power workshop – April 20

43] “War is Not the Answer in Yemen” – April 20

44] Our Revolution phone bank – April 20 - 21

45] Jamie Raskin on democracy – April 20

46] Disabilities Issue Organizing Team – April 20

47] Nukewatch Talks – April 20


34] – UNFOLD ZERO [] is encouraging you to join an event on Wed., April 20 at 11 AM ET.  How might a nuclear-weapons-free world be achieved and sustained? Through a nuclear weapons convention, or a framework agreement which includes the nuclear-armed countries? Or through the adoption of protocols to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) that open the door to the nuclear-armed states joining?

Explore the legal, technical and institutional measures and frameworks to facilitate the global prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons. The event will focus on the ideas and proposals in Abolition 2000 NWC Reset: Frameworks for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World, a civil society working paper submitted to the 10th Review Conference of States Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, scheduled to take place August 1-26, 2022. Register at

35] – Michael Beer, Nonviolence International [] indicates on Wed., April 20 at 11 AM ET you can get a Live Report about Breaking a Siege in Occupied Western Sahara. Sign up at for a historic live conference call with US activists, Ruth McDonough, Adrienne Kinne and Indian activist Merwyn De Mello, who have courageously interrupted the Moroccan siege of the Khaya sisters in Western Sahara. The rapes have stopped. But what now? What can we do, as internationals and particularly Americans whose government is the only one in the world to recognize Morocco’s occupation and annexation? And how does a focus on Western Sahara connect with Ukraine and Palestine?  Also, speak directly with Sultana Khaya, the inspiring activist and learn how Saharawi women are leading the nonviolent resistance amidst unspeakable repression.

36] – Join the Poor Peoples Campaign on Wed., April 20 at 1 PM and hear from Rev. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and Noam Sandweiss-Back, the PPC’s Director of Partnerships, who will share the vision of June 18th and how your organization can get involved.  Register at get involved and support the event. Please register for the April 20 meeting here.

37] – 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 Wed., April 20, Thurs., April 21, and Fri., April 22. 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  

38] – Cecilia Behgam, Action Center on Race and the Economy [] is doing a briefing on Wed., April 20 at 3 PM ET about Vanguard's Empty Promises: How Vanguard Funds Harm and Fuels Extractive Industry. The report revealed that Vanguard oversees nearly $6 billion in investments in high risk sectors in “socially responsible” U.S. based equity ESG funds that perpetuate environmental and racial injustices. Dow Chemical and Axon Enterprises are among the hundreds of polluters and carceral corporations found in Vanguard’s so-called ESG funds that have fueled harm in BIPOC communities. The report also reveals how Vanguard’s Donor-Advised funds have channeled millions of dollars to climate change denial groups and right wing groups fueling bigotry, such as the Mercatus Center, an influential Koch and Big Oil funded think tank, and the anti-Muslim David Horowitz Freedom Center. RSVP Now at

39] –‌ ‌ Public Citizen [] is holding a strategy briefing on Wed., April 20 at 4 PM ET.  ‌The House committee charged with investigating the January 6th attack is preparing for public hearings to expose the full scope of anti-democratic forces in this country.  We need to make sure these hearings break through the busy news cycle and reach the general public. We cannot allow Trump and his allies to successfully cover up one of the greatest attacks ever planned against our democracy!  Commit to protecting our democracy and spread the word about the January 6th Committee hearings in their communities. RSVP at

40] – 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 Wed., April 20 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. And on Thurs., April 21 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, call Pennsylvania voters to recruit them for election protection work in the upcoming primaries. Sign up at

41] –  The Team [] In honor of Earth Day is inviting you on Wed., April 20 at 6 PM ET to showcase the powerful migrant-led climate justice organizing happening across the country, and beyond borders.  Join the conversation at

42] – United We Dream [] is holding a Know Your Power workshop on Wed., April 20 at 6 PM ET. Keep your community safe from ICE.  Knowing your rights & power you hold are super important skills to carry with you in the event of an encounter with the police or ICE. RSVP at

43] – FCNL [] hopes you will join in on Wed., April 20 at 6:30 PM ET for “War is Not the Answer in Yemen.” FCNL and other anti-war activists have advocated against the Saudi-led blockade and war on Yemen since it began seven years ago. With critical support from the United States, the Saudi-led coalition’s war and blockade have helped create the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. Register to join the conversation at

44] – 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., April 20 and Thurs., April 21.

45] – People for the American Way [] is hosting Rep. Jamie Raskin on Wed., April 20 at 8 PM ET. He will discuss the Jan. 6 insurrection and the fight to save our democracy. We’re proud to partner with our friends at American Promise for a virtual event on Wednesday, April 20 at 8:00 PM ET where Rep. Raskin will discuss his new book, Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy. RSVP now to join us for what is sure to be a dynamic and engaging discussion! Rep. Raskin will also discuss his new book, Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy. RSVP at

46] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] would like you to join PDA’s Disabilities Issue Organizing Team.  Attend the Launch Meeting on Wed., April 20 at 8 PM ET.  Register at Join in if you want to be active in identifying solid legislation, doing outreach to promote same, or if you're interested in funding these efforts!

47] – Nukewatch wants your participation on Wed., April 20 at 8 PM ET for a “Nukewatch Talks” Zoom meeting -- Ukraine conflict, Fukushima, and counterfeit parts in nuclear reactors. "Nukewatch Talks" is an online gathering for new and old friends. Nukewatch Quarterly contributors John LaForge, Christine Manwiller, Kelly Lundeen, and Adrian Monty will be available to discuss and answer your questions about the nuclear news. Join at or call into the meeting. +1(312)626-6799 with meeting ID: 884 4585 5400.

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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