Sunday, May 8, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – May 8 - 14, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – May 8 - 14, 2022

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to

  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Get involved with NCNR   

4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

5] House cleaner needed

6] A friend needs a house or an apartment to rent

7] Donate for medical care for US drone victim

8] Mother's Day Letter-Writing Campaign – May 8

9] Join the Friends of Logan Endow Canvass -- May 8 – 10

10] Sharing Ethical Humanism – May 8

11] Door Knocking for Brooke – May 8 – 10

12] Progressive Town Hall – May 8

13] Voter Protection phone banks – May 8 – 9

14] Protest at the Pentagon – May 9

15] Day without Child Care – May 9

16] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – May 9 – 14

17] Emergency Election Protection Coalition – May 9

18] Organize to Win call-- May 9



1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.

  To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

4] – Max is in need of a garage or a storage space.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – Is there a woman in the Baltimore area who does house cleaning?  This assignment would be on an irregular basis with several hours per week.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

6] – A friend, Brendan Walls, has to move out of a rented home on March 1.  So he is looking for housing and wants to live south of the Baltimore beltway, east of US 95 and north of Route 214.  Do you know of a house or apartment in the Annapolis area with as much peace and quiet as I can get for no more than $1800 a month? He does not mind pet sitting, house sitting, keeping someone company or community living.  Let me know if you have a lead on a home or apartment for Brendan to rent.  Thanks for giving this your consideration. Reach Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski 2001 at Comcast dot net.

7] – Here is the Go Fund Me link through which you can help Adel Al Manthari get the medical attention that he desperately needs: Please contribute as soon as possible because he will not be able to get treatment until $10,000 is raised. is raising funds to help him. WESPAC Foundation is the fiscal agent for In March 2018 Adel Al Manthari was grievously injured in a U.S. drone attack in Yemen that killed four of his cousins. The five men were driving to the village of al-Aqla to witness a land transfer. They never made it. Tens of thousands have been killed and maimed by U.S. drone attacks.  Adel survived, but now his health is in jeopardy because he can’t afford the medical care he needs.

8] – The Free Migration Project [] wants you to join on Sun., May 8 a Mother's Day Letter-Writing Campaign to Support Women in Detention. The Berks immigrant prison keeps woman isolated from the community, as per orders from ICE. ICE does not allow social visits to the prison. However, the incarcerated women are now aware that there are groups who are ready and willing to support them in their fight for freedom! Show your support to the women incarcerated in Berks by joining in at Campaign! This Mother's Day, tell President Joe Biden that moms belong with their families, not in detention by sending him a letter and tagging him on social media.

9] – Join the Friends of Logan Endow Canvass on Sun., May 8 from 10 AM to noon,  noon to 2 PM, 2 to 4 PM, 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, Mon., May 9 from 4 to 6 and 6 to 8 PM, and Tues., May 10  from 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

10] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM.  On Sun., May 1, the platform is “Sharing Ethical Humanism.” For his last platform of the program season, Hugh Taft-Morales will explore the history and philosophy of humanism, as well as Ethical Culture’s place under the humanist tent.  Why did Felix Adler reject the label “humanism,” and what changed after his death to lead so many to refer to this congregational movement as “Ethical Humanism?” What’s the best approach to creating an “elevator speech” to share with others to spread awareness of what Ethical Societies have to offer? Taft-Morales serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU).  Email for ZOOM login information.

11] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Sun., May 8, Mon., May 9 and Tues., May 10 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.

12] – The Progressive Democrats of America are holding a Town Hall on Sun., May 8 at 4 PM ET to discuss the Supreme Court’s probable elimination of many constitutional rights as outlined in Alito’s leaked draft.  Register at

13] – 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 8 from 6 to 8 PM ET and Mon., May 9 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

14] – 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 9 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.  

15] – Join a virtual Day without Child Care on Mon., May 9 from 9 AM to 9 PM ET.  Childcare Changemakers and Community Change are hosting A Day without Child Care: A National Day of Action to mobilize child care providers, parents (like yourself!) and families to fight for equitable access to affordable child care and better pay and working conditions for providers.  Find an event organized by MomsRising near you by going to! Visit

16] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew from Monday, May 9 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 9, Tues., May 10, 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

17] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 5 PM ET on Mon., May 2. Please submit any questions to: Sign up at Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

18] – Join Our Revolution on Mon., May 9 at 8:30 PM ET for the National ‘Organize-to-Win’ Call with US Rep. Rashida Tlaib on the state of the progressive fight in 2022!   Also joining in will be San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, a criminal justice reformer who’s facing a far-right recall attempt. Then, hear from Vincent Fort on his run for Congress in GA-13 and Erin Palmer on her run for DC Council Chairwoman. RSVP

19] – Maryland Public Television <outreach @ mpt. org> is hosting Standing Against Racism - Programming in May.  On Mon., May 9 at 9 PM see THE LONG SHADOW. When two daughters of the South, Director Frances Causey and Producer Sally Holst set out to find causes for the continuing racial divisions in the United States, they discovered that the politics of slavery didn't end after the Civil War. In an astonishingly candid look at the history of anti-black racism in the United States, The Long Shadow traces the imposition of white privilege and its ultimate manifestation: slavery.

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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