Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 11- 14, 2022

33] China facing a slowdown – May 11

34] Union Resurgence – May 11

35] Execution Watch – May 11

36] Nuclear Princeton – May 11

37] Make calls with the DNC – May 11 – 14

38] Do door knocking for Brooke – May 11 - 14

39] Hold Chevron accountable – May 11

40] Friends of Logan Endow Canvass – May 11

41] Voter Protection Phonebank -- May 11 - 14

42] Our Revolution phone bank – May 11 –12

43] Richmond Wrap-Up – May 11

44] PDA Congressional Liaisons call– May 11


33] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies [] indicates that after the miraculous economic growth known as the Beijing Consensus, China is now facing a slowdown. The Institute for International Science and Technology Policy, Institute for International Economic Policy and Institute for Korean Studies invite you to a book launch seminar: China's Prospects for Catching Up--Escaping the Middle-Income Trap in an Era of Massive GVC Repositioning. It features Keun Lee, Distinguished Professor of Economics at Seoul National University and author of the newly published book: China's Technological Leapfrogging and Economic Catch-up: A Schumpeterian Perspective. This will take place on Wed., May 11 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM EDT at 1957 E St. NW, Room 211 (2nd Floor), WDC or join live via Zoom. Register at

34] – The Nation Events [] hopes you will participate on Wed., May 11 at noon ET for a conversation about the future of the labor movement. After Amazon: Unions, Capitalism and the Future of the Labor Movement is with Jennifer Klein, Jose Maldonado, Bhairavi Desai and Kate Andrias.  It will be moderated by Daniel Judt and hosted by D.D. Guttenplan.  The cost is $10.  The past year has witnessed a surge in rank-and-file organizing across the country — from baristas to housekeepers, taxi drivers to Amazon warehouse workers, working people are taking on the behemoths of American capitalism. Register at Email

35] – Abe Bonowitz, Executive Director for DPA [] announced that Arizona's first execution in eight years is set for Wed., May 11. Clarence Dixon is scheduled to be killed in revenge for his 1977 killing of Deana Bowdoin, a 21-year-old Arizona State University student. We do not excuse his crime, however, Clarence Dixon suffers from serious mental illness as well as significant physical disabilities, including blindness. He is not a threat to anyone. If it takes place as scheduled, this would be the state’s first execution in eight years. Clarence Dixon has been on death row more than 40 years. Register for the Virtual Vigil to begin at noon ET. This will be a live, informative and prayerful on-line vigil and will continue until the execution is either stayed or completed:

36] – On Wed., May 11 at 12:30 PM ET, discover Nuclear Princeton -- Radioactive Waste, Princeton, & the Navajo Nation [Online]. Titration: Radioactive Waste, Princeton, & the Navajo Nation is a short animated film that explores how Princeton has directly contributed to nuclear research with destructive consequences for Native communities. The film focuses on Nathaniel Furman (1892-1965), a Princeton professor of chemistry who was involved in the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb. His work on nuclear science and technology supported uranium mining and purification for weapons use and contributed to radioactive waste contamination in the Navajo Nation, which has harmed Navajo environmental and human health. Titration is part of the Nuclear Princeton project on the intersection between Indigenous peoples, nuclear things, and Princeton University, and is supported by the Program on Science and Global Security. The project brings together underrepresented groups of undergraduates, particularly indigenous students, to reimagine how Princeton science, technology, and engineering has shaped the nuclear age and its impacts on Native lands, communities, and beyond. Students from Nuclear Princeton will present the film (see trailer) and discuss the issues around it.  The sponsor is Princeton University Science & Global Security. The speakers are Jessica Lambert, Choctaw Nation; Keely Toledo, Navajo Nation; Brooke Kennedy, Walpole Island First Nation; Travis Chai Andrade, Kanaka Maoli; Ryo Morimoto, Princeton University. Sign up at

37] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew through Tuesday, May 31. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Wed., May 11, Thurs., May 12, Fri., May 13 and Sat., May 14. 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., May 14, the times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM. Sign up at

38] –Do Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood from 2 to 4 PM ET on Wed., May 11, Thurs., May 12, Fri., May 13 and Tues., May 14. This event’s address is private.  Sign up for more details. Canvass in your community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. YOU CAN DO THIS ON YOUR OWN TIME, SELECTING A DATE IS REQUIRED TO USE THIS FORM. YOU CAN KNOCK WHENEVER WORKS FOR YOU. Once you sign up the team will follow up with everything you need to knock on doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training. This will continue through June 19.  Sign up at

39] – The Union of Concerned Scientists [] needs you on Wed., May 11 at 2 PM ET. Learn about how you can hold Chevron accountable. This webinar will focus on Chevron’s 2022 shareholder resolutions and learn about how investors can advance corporate accountability. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could not make it clearer that we need to rapidly phase out fossil fuels and accelerate the shift to clean energy. Yet fossil fuel companies, including Chevron, continue to wield their political influence to stand in the way of climate action—as well as inflict pollution, environmental injustices, and human rights abuses on communities around the world. Chevron must be held accountable.

 The Union of Concerned Scientists and partner organizations invite you to a virtual conversation on Chevron's poor track record on climate, disinformation, human rights, environmental & racial justice, and corporate governance. Join us—along with Amazon Watch, Investor Advocates for Social Justice, Majority Action, Newground Social Investment, Sierra Club, and the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia—on May 11 to learn about several proposals put forward by investor advocacy groups to advance corporate accountability at Chevron.  Register at

40] – Join the Friends of Logan Endow Canvass on Wed.., May 11 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM, Thurs., May 12 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, Fri.., May 13 from 4 to 6 and 6 to 8 PM, and Sat., May 14 from 10 AM to noon, noon to 2 PM, 2 to 4 PM, 4 PM to 6 PM ET and 6 to 8 PM ET.  The Canvass will continue through May 31. This event’s address is private, but you can sign up for more details:  The election season is here! Come join the Friends of Logan Endow to canvass the district! New canvassers are welcome and will be trained before going out. Email

41] – Get involved with Voter Protection Phonebanks with Common Cause to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. On Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, call voters in Connecticut to connect them to Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney’s office to urge him to pass state voting legislation. On Thursdays and Fridays, call voters in Pennsylvania to recruit them for election protection work in their state. These phone banks are subject to change. On Wed., May 11 from 4 to 6 PM, Thurs., May 12 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, Fri., May 13 from 4 to 6 PM, and Sat., May 14 from noon to 2 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET. Sign up at

42] – 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., May 11 and Thurs., May 12.

43] – Tune in to "RICHMOND WRAP-UP" 2022 -- NORTHERN VIRGINIA LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP -- on Wed., May 11 at 7 PM ET. Senator Scott Surovell and Delegates Eileen Filer-Corn, and Mark Sickles will discuss what became law, what did not, and what priorities are included in the Commonwealth's budget for upcoming year.  RSVP at

44] –Mike Fox [] indicates there is a PDA Congressional Liaisons call on Wed., May 11 at 8 PM ET with Nina Turner. Sign up at The Meeting ID is 701 745 4098 with a Password of 145412.

To be continued.

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