Monday, May 2, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 3 - 7, 2022

29] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – May 3 - 7

30] Rewriting the Nuclear Story – May 3

31] Tell Putin stop the killing – May 3

32] Texting Tuesdays – May 3

33] Text for Brooke Lierman – May 3

34] Our Revolution phone bank – May 3, 4 & 5

35] Militarism or Survival – May 3

36] Meet Jessica Cisneros – May 3

37] Demilitarizing the Budget – May 3

38] Americans United for Separation of Church and State – May 3

39] CODEPINK on the military budget – May 3

40] Defend Democracy May 3

41] D.C. Statehood – May 3


29] – 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 Tues., May 3, Wed., May 4, Thurs., May 5, and Fri., May 6. 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 7, the times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM. Sign up at  

30] – On Tues., May 3 at 2:30 PM ET, catch Rewriting the Nuclear Story: U.S. Cultural Audit Research Findings. Experts and advocates are seeking to shift narratives to make nuclear disarmament more culturally and socially salient with the U.S. public. The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) engaged Harmony Labs to examine opportunities to do so while meeting people where they already are in the culture. In this webinar, share the research findings, which is intended to both inform the community’s larger theory of change and provide practical guidance for media interventions today.

Harmony Labs examined large datasets, from news and TV to YouTube and Google searches, to answer the following questions: What media are the most persuadable audiences consuming when they’re not thinking about nuclear weapons?  How are nuclear weapons already showing up, and what role are they playing culturally? What does this tell us about storytelling imperatives and opportunities?  The briefing will be led by Riki Conrey, Director of Science at Harmony Labs, after an introduction by NTI President Joan Rohlfing.   Sign up at

31] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., May 3 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET for a support demonstration for the people of Ukraine at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The protest against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts is suspended. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers have taken over the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant.  A Russian tank sent projectiles very close to a nuclear power plant. The workers are under guard, and this is tremendously dangerous.  People who believe in peace and justice must come forward and take the risks of peace. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. This vigil will takes place each Tuesday. 

32] – Get involved virtually with Texting Tuesdays from 6 to 8 PM EDT through June 28.  Join Progressive Maryland and its endorsed candidates every Tuesday to text voters across the state! The election is getting closer, so it is imperative to get the word out about these candidates that want radical change in favor of working people and our families! Sign up at

33] – Dylan Contrino [] wants you to do some texting for Brooke Lierman on Tuesdays.  Text on Tues., May 3 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Help elect Brooke as the next Comptroller of Maryland.  Sign up at

34] – 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 Do it on May 3, 4 or 5.

35] – Part 2 of Militarism or Survival? will happen on May 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM EDT. This is a follow-up session to the first part of the Massachusetts Peace Action Annual Meeting on April 26. Review three working papers on Peace and Political Action, Integrate Peace and Solidarity, and look over Organizational Issues.  We ask members to read and respond to those papers!  There are nine MAPA working groups, which includes Nuclear Disarmament, Middle East Wars, Latin America/ Caribbean and more. Register at

36] – PCCC Elections [] HOPES YOU WILL JOIN a VIRTUAL WEBINAR on Tues., May 3 at 7 PM ET.  Want to meet the "future of the Democratic party?" The PCCC, End Citizens United, and Elizabeth Warren are co-hosting this event for bold progressive Jessica Cisneros as she challenges one of the worst corporate Dems in Congress. Jessica Cisneros is up against Henry Cuellar, who is being propped up by none other than Joe Manchin’s PAC. RSVP here.

37] – Tonya Histand, AFSC [] wants your attention on Tues., May 3 at 7 PM ET for Demilitarizing the Budget. As the war in Ukraine adds to the many violent conflicts around the world, governments are responding by increasing military budgets and sending weapons to allies. They are also calling for escalatory measures against other nations. In this webinar, you'll learn why the United States' spending on weapons and war isn't keeping us safe. We’ll discuss how the budget and appropriations process works. We’ll also share how you can get involved in the call to move money out of militarism and into our communities!  Visit

38] – The Maryland Chapter Monthly virtual Meeting of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State will happen on Tues., May 3 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM EDT. Join online to discuss current events and plan activities. The plan is to attend multiple festivals in person.  Volunteers are needed. The next meeting will be on June 7.  Visit

39] – CODEPINK [] is inviting you to CODEPINK Congress on Tues., May 3 at 8 PM ET.  Discuss Biden's Military Budget for 2023. Mobilize for peace legislation, and chat with peacemakers and experts. RSVP at

When will the war in Ukraine end? This devastating war is killing thousands, displacing millions, and causing hunger, inflation, unrest, and increased militarism globally. Join an international day of action on Saturday, May 7 and rally for Peace in Ukraine! 

40] – Our Revolution [] wants you to join in on Tues., May 3  at 8:30 PM ET for a special Our Revolution Town Hall to Defend Democracy with Free Speech for People and lay out the campaign to bar insurrectionists from the ballot. Hear from Our Revolution members - and their legal team – who are taking the fight directly to far-right extremists like Marjorie Taylor-Greene. RSVP at

41] – On Tues., May 3 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET, DC Vote is partnering with the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition to host Realizing American Democracy Town Hall: Representation for All Includes DC. Join this virtual town hall to hear from movement leaders on the importance of DC statehood for the health of our democracy, and learn how you can take action to protect our democracy. Right now, nearly 700 thousand residents of DC, over 45% of whom are Black, have no voting representation in Congress. DC statehood is a racial justice issue, and would bring representation and equal justice for all. Go to

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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