Sunday, May 22, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 22 - 28, 2022

16] Walk for Peace & Reconciliation – May 22

17] Do door knocking for Brooke – May 22 - 24

18] Ben Linder’s work continues. – May 22

19] Progressive Town Hall – May 22

20] Voter Protection phone banks – May 22 – 23

21] Protest at the Pentagon – May 23

22] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – May 23 -28

23] Friends of Logan Endow Canvass – May 23 - 26

24] Election Protection webinar – May 23

25] Medicare for All – May 23

26] Marching Forward film – May 23


16] – On Sun., May 22 at 2 PM ET attend the 19TH ANNUAL PHILADELPHIA INTERFAITH WALK FOR PEACE & R ECONCILIATION. Start at Germantown Friends Meeting, Germantown & Coulter Sts., and progressing to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church  (5720 Ridge Avenue, in Roxborough), and then wrapping up at Mishkan Shalom, 4101 Freeland Ave. Visit At each location there will be a brief OUTDOOR gathering (with the exception of entry indoors for Muslim Prayers at the last stop - or for use of bathrooms at all stops). Contact Vic Compher at 267-266-0842.

17] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Sun., May 22, Mon., May 23 and Tues., May 24 from 2 to 4 PM ET!  This event’s address is private. Sign up for the 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.

18] – Barbara Larcom would appreciate your attendance at a Nicaragua Webinar: Light & Legacy: Ben Linder's Work Continues on Sun., May 22 at 3 PM ET.  This is a 75-minute webinar. Register on Zoom at A recent delegation will share observations of Ben Linder’s continuing legacy in the communities of El Cuá-San José de Bocay, and nationwide advances. 40 years ago, as a young juggler, unicyclist and electrical engineer, Ben Linder came from the U.S. to Nicaragua to install rural hydroelectric systems in villages in the war zones with no electricity. On April 28, 1987, Ben and two Nicaraguan colleagues, Sergio Hernández and Pablo Rosales, were ambushed and murdered by the Contra.

19] – Progressive Democrats of America [] will hold a Town Hall on Sun., May 22 at 4 PM ET with super progressive Congressional candidate Angelica Duenas. This PDA-Endorsed Candidate Angelica Duenas is running against centrist incumbent Tony Cardenas in CA-29. She almost upset Cardenas in 2020 and has a great shot at triumphing in '22! This Town Hall, following the past week's election results in Pennsylvania and Oregon, will make the point that the progressive movement has renewed momentum.

Discuss the short term—next week's primaries in Texas and Georgia, and Bernie's re-introduction of his Medicare for All Bill in the U.S. Senate—and the long-term prospects for the movement. Help elect Jessica Cisneros (TX-28) and Vincent Fort (GA-13) and transform the Democratic Party so that it truly serves the people and the planet.  Sign up at

20] – 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 Sun., May 22 from 6 to 8 PM ET, and Mon., May 23 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

21] – 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 May 23 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.  

22] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew from Monday, May 23 through Tuesday, May 31. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Mon., May 23, Tues., May 24, Wed., May 25, Thurs., May 26, and Fri., May 27. 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 28, the times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM. Sign up at

23] – Join the Friends of Logan Endow Canvass on Mon., May 23 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM, Tues., May 24 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, Wed., May 25 from 4 to 6 and 6 to 8 PM, and Thurs., May 26 from 4 to 6 PM and 4 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

24] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 5 PM ET on Mon., May 23. Please submit any questions to: Sign up at Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

25] – Budget Committee Chair Senator Sanders held a historic Senate Budget Committee hearing on Medicare for All. At the same time, several states have made progress towards state-based single payer universal healthcare. Join Our Revolution/Baltimore City/County on Mon., May 23 at 5:30 PM ET for an update on the state of the fight to ensure that every person has healthcare when and where they need it, and a discussion of where we go from here.  Register at

26] – Maryland Public Television <outreach @ mpt. org> is hosting Standing against Racism - Programming in May.  On Mon., May 23 at 9 PM see MARCHING FORWARD, which shares the story of two high school band directors – one black, one white – whose love of music and dedication to their students inspired an atypical collaboration in the segregated South. This documentary tells the story of how their friendship and professional cooperation resulted in the experience of a lifetime for two Orlando-area bands at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Interviews with former students recount this chapter in Orlando’s history – both the moments of unity forged in the community, as well as the challenges and inequities of the Jim Crow-era South.

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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