Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 21 - 23, 2022

48] Protest Lockheed Martin – April 21

49] Freedom United campaigns – April 21

50] Stop a War with Iran – April 21

51] National Returning Citizens Virtual Conference – April 21

52] Earth Week debrief – April 21

53] Make calls with the DNC – April 21 – 23

54] Phone bank for Brooke – April 21

55] Meet-and-Greet with Brooke Lierman – April 21

56] Demand FERC do Robust Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis – April 21

57] Art Build – April 21

58] Title 42 and Remain in Mexico – April 21

59] Throwdown Thursdays phone bank or text bank – April 21

60] Our Revolution phone bank – April 21

61] CCAN POWER HOUR – April 21

62] Colombian Human Rights in the Electoral Process – April 21

63] Call on Moderna to share the vaccine technology – April 21

64] Yemen Can’t Wait – April 21

65] Electric Vehicles -- April 21

66] Gun violence and community safety – April 21


48] –-- World BEYOND War [] thinks you might be interested in a protest on Thurs., April 21 from 11 AM to 1 PM ET at Lockheed Martin, 6801 Rockledge Dr., Bethesda 20817. On the day of Lockheed Martin's annual meeting, and a day that begins a week of actions around the world, say no more weapons contracts. RSVP at

49] –Freedom United [] wants you to hear about its campaigns on Thurs., April 21 at 11 AM ET. Reflect together, debrief and keep up the pressure to make a big impact in 2022. Discuss the E.U.’s response to slavery in Libya, why chocolate companies must take responsibility for exploitation and what’s being done to tackle Uyghur forced labor.  Sign up at!&utm_campaign=FU-EN-APRIL15-2022-CAMPAIGN-EVENT-ACTIVES&utm_content=FU-EN-APRIL15-2022-CAMPAIGN-EVENT-ACTIVES.

50] –Win without War [] is hosting How You Can Help Stop a War with Iran on Thurs., April 21 at 11:30 AM ET. Get together to go over the game plan for how to support President Biden in resisting opponents of diplomacy and bringing the Iran deal home. Register at

51] –On Thurs., April 21 at noon ET, register to join the Reentry Work Group at the 2022 National Returning Citizens Virtual Conference at Attend NRCVC 2022 in recognition of National Second Chance Awareness Month. Sponsored by the 400 Years of African American History Federal Commission, and supported by a host of reentry partners across the country, NRCVC 2022 is a day of celebration, information sharing, and plenary sessions designed to inform, build coalition, and create awareness of the issues related to reentry that disproportionately impacts the health and safety of African American communities and communities of color, an urgent priority for our entire nation.

52] –  Maryland LCV [] will do a Faith Debrief of the Maryland General Assembly Session on Thurs., April 21 at noon ET. Register at

  Interfaith Power & Light DMV and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake invite you to join us this Earth Week for a recap of the Maryland General Assembly session. Share what happened with the priority environmental legislation, and how you can continue to speak out for the Common Home because of the Climate Solutions Now Act.

53] – 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 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 last calling period will be from 5 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at  

54] – 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.  

55] – There is a Meet-and-Greet with Brooke Lierman for Comptroller On Thurs., April 21 from 4 to 5 PM EDT at 1100 Wicomico St., Baltimore 21230. Join the hosts, Chris Regan and Mike Walton, to meet and hear from Brooke Lierman, a current State Delegate and candidate for Maryland Comptroller! RSVP at

56] – Beyond Extreme Energy is hosting a Comment Filing Party to demand FERC Establish Robust Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis on Thurs., April 21 at 5 PM ET. RSVP at Register at In February of 2022 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced two new policies guiding regulation of interstate natural gas pipelines. FERC’s natural gas certification policies had not been updated since 1999, leaving them with a mandate that predated the rise of commercial fracking. The new policies highlighted needs assessment, issues of environmental justice, and for the first time laid out a greenhouse gas emissions threshold for natural gas projects. Pipelines that produced more than the threshold metric of annual emissions would trigger further environmental review. While imperfect, the new FERC policies represented a critical move towards a climate informed FERC mandate. 

  However, there was immediate push back from guardians of the fossil fuel status quo. On March 3rd the five FERC commissioners were summoned to Capitol Hill by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (ENR). West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin chairs the ENR, and used the hearing as an opportunity to harass FERC’s Democratic majority for creating regulations that would curtail the growth of fossil fuels. Senator Mike Lee went so far as to suggest disbanding FERC, and implicitly the ENR meeting was a threat to Richard Glick’s position as FERC Chair. As a result of pressure from Manchin and his minions, FERC declared the two new policies ‘drafts’, and have opened the policies to public comment until April 25th.  For More Ways to Take Action, go to

57] On Thurs., April 21 at 5 PM, the MD Poor Peoples Campaign will do Arts in Action at the Baltimore County Arts Guild Catonsville Clubhouse, 10 St. Timothy's Lane, Catonsville 21228 for an art build in preparation for the mass assembly on June 18th! The art build will lead into a poetry open mic that you are welcome to attend afterwards!  RSVP at

58] Families Belong Together [] is hosting a rally in D.C. and a Zoom call on Title 42 and Remain in Mexico on Thurs., April 21 at 6 PM ET.  These Trump-era policies have collectively sent millions of asylum seekers back into danger. The truth is that unless we all act now, conditions for people seeking safety will get worse. That’s why we’re inviting everyone who is a part of our movement to join us on Thursday, April 21st at 6pm ET to learn about how to join the rally whether you’re in DC or at home! Join in the End the Cruelty Action Call at After you RSVP, you will receive the Zoom details.

59] – 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 

60] – 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 21.

61] – CCAN [] is holding a Power Hour on Thurs., April 21 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET. Make climate friends and influence people.  ‌To join in, go to‌‌. ‌ ‌ State legislative sessions in Maryland and Virginia are over. We achieved some key victories in our fight against climate change but we also faced fierce opposition. That's why we are reaching out to YOU and asking you to join our movement of climate activists across MD, DC, VA, West Virginia and beyond. In Maryland, utilities targeted legislators to strip critical building electrification requirements from the Climate Solutions Now Act. In Virginia, the fossil fuel industry moved legislators to pass a bill to weaken oversight and enforcement powers of boards that review permits for building pipelines. In Congress, climate provisions in budget reconciliation have been blocked by Senator Joe Manchin and dirty energy companies that want to maximize their profits over the health of our people and planet. All of this means one thing: we must continue to build organized power! We do that by organizing people to take action and organizing money to fund and bolster our movement. 

62] – The Colombia Team [] is asking you to join on Thurs., April 21 at 7 PM ET a Virtual Event: Colombian Human Rights in the Electoral Process. The Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective invites you to attend a virtual conversation between human rights defenders in Colombia including social leaders from the territories who will share their analysis of the electoral context and the current human rights situation in the country. With the presidential elections slated for May 29, the electoral process in Colombia still lacks many guarantees for a secure, transparent, and equitable election. Register via zoom at

63] – Health Care Voices [] are asking you to join Global Vaccine Equity Town Hall with Rep. Pressley and Global Health Leaders on Thurs., April 21 at 7 PM ET. We are over two years into this prolonged pandemic, and Big Pharma is continuing to profit off of mass death, rather than sharing life-saving science that could end the pandemic for us all.  Representative Ayanna Pressley will call on Moderna to end their vaccine hoarding and share the technology with the rest of the world.  Right now, 70% of people in rich countries are vaccinated, while in some countries across the Global South, the majority of people are still waiting to get their first shot.  Meanwhile, there are over 100 companies ready to make the vaccine, but they are facing technological barriers –barriers created by Moderna, Big Pharma execs, and more– stopping them from being able to make the vaccine and add to the global supply. Sign up at

64] – Peace Action [] hopes you can join in on Thurs., April 21 at 7:30 PM ET for Yemen Can't Wait. Join us this Thursday 4/21 to learn the latest on Yemen. Find out what you can do to end the terrible war and humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.  Yemen’s civil war is now in its eighth year, with the terrible humanitarian catastrophe continuing – hundreds of thousands of people killed, wounded, sick from preventable diseases, or displaced – despite the current, fragile ceasefire during Ramadan. The Biden Administration’s declaration last year that it would not sell offensive weapons to the Saudi-UAE-led coalition was insufficient to end the war, so we must do more to end all US military support fueling the conflict. Register for the webinar at

65] – Annie at Solar United Neighbors [] wants you to learn about electric vehicles by watching a screening of the documentary, Electrified - The Current State of Electric Vehicles.  A panel discussion will follow the screening on Thurs., April 21 at 7:30 PM ET.  RSVP at

66] – Tonya Histand, AFSC [] wants your attention on Thurs., April 21 at 8 PM ET to Gun violence and community safety. Many communities across the country have experienced an uptick in gun violence over the last 2 years. At the same time, we are having a robust debate around the role of policing in our society. How has or should the movement to divest from policing and invest in community be responding? This event is part of a webinar series “Community Safety Beyond Policing.”  Sign up at

To be continued.

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