Thursday, June 16, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 17 - 21, 2022

53] Bus available to D.C. on June 18

54] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – June 17

55] Make calls with the DNC – June 17 & 18

56] Do door knocking for Brooke – June 17 & 18

57] Voter Protection Phone banks – June 17, 19 & 21

58] Poor People's Campaign needs online volunteers June 17

59] Text for Progressive Maryland -- June 17

60] Meet and Greet with Brooke – June 17

61] CODEPINK light show -- June 17

62] March with CODEPINK -- June 18

63] March with Back from the Brink – June 18

64] Allies for Democracy June 18

65] Urgency of Banning Nukes – June 18

66] Knock on doors for Climate Champion Senator Feldman – June 18

67] Get over to the food pantry – June 18

68] Progressive Montgomery needs your help -- June 18

69] Share a meal with CODEPINK – June 18

70] Brendan Walls is seeking a home/apartment to rent

71] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

72] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

73] Do you need a doctor?

74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

75] Do you need any book shelves?

76] Join the Global Zero campaign.

77] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


53] – Ann Kehinde from Stony Run Friends Meeting indicates there are about 15 seats available on a bus to go to the Poor People's Campaign march on Saturday.  People can ride for free or contribute a small amount.  Call Ann for more info:  443-739-7271. 

54] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 10 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

55] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew through June 30.  Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Fri., June 17 and Sat., June 18. 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. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

56] – Do Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood from 2 to 4 PM ET on Fri., June 17 and Sat.., June 18. 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

57] – Get involved with Voter Protection Phone banks 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 Fri., June 17 from 4 to 6 PM ET, join the Our Democracy phone bank.  On Sun., June 19 from 6 to 8 PM ET, call voters in Michigan to recruit them for events happening around their state. On Tues., June 21 call from 4 to 6 PM ET, (in partnership with Newburyport Indivisible-RISE), call New Hampshire voters to connect them with Gov. Sununu and encourage him to veto SB 418.  These phone banks are subject to change. Sign up at

58] –  The Mass Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls needs virtual volunteers to enhance the online experience. There will be more information shared at the virtual volunteer training on Fri., June 17 at 5:30 PM ET.  Register at

59] – Join Progressive Maryland and its endorsed candidates every Friday to text voters across the state! Get the word out about these candidates that want radical change in favor of working people and our families! On Fri., June 17 from 6 to 7:30 PM EDT, join a Virtual Text Bank. Register at

60] –There is a meet-and-greet on Fri., June 17 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET, so join in for an LGBTQ+ Happy Hour for Brooke Lierman running for Comptroller of Maryland! The Happy Hour will happen at the Spirits of Mt. Vernon, 900 N. Charles St., Baltimore 20201. Join the hosts Rianna Matthews-Brown, Aaron Merki & Paul Pineau, Merrick Moses, Mark Procopio, Vicki Schassler, and Jessie Weber to meet and hear from Brook.  RSVP at

61] – Join CODEPINK for a gathering of peace and a light show to start the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Fri., June 17 from 9 to 10 PM (ET) at the MLK Memorial, 1964 Independence Ave. SW, WDC 20418. You can contact Samantha at  RSVP at

62] – CODEPINK is a core partner for the Poor People's Campaign which is working to confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.  On Sat., June 18 from 8:30 AM to 3 PM ET, CODEPINK will have a contingent for the Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington which will be a generationally transformative and disruptive gathering of poor and low-wealth people, state leaders, faith communities, moral allies, unions and partnering organizations. It is NOT just a day of action. It is a declaration of an ongoing, committed moral movement to 1) build power, 2) shift the political narrative and 3) make real policies to fully address poverty and low wealth from the bottom up.  The Assembly is a pulling point of organizing from fall 2021 to summer 2022 and will spring us toward the 2022 elections. All along the way, mobilize, organize, register, educate, engage and empower people for a movement that votes! Meet CODEPINK in Freedom Plaza. CONTACT Samantha at  RSVP at

63] – On Sat., June 18 at 9:30 AM ET, gather for the Poor People's March on Washington at 3rd and Pennsylvania Ave.  The march will start at 10 AM.   Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility [] is suggesting that we march with anti-nuclear activists organized by Back from the Brink campaign. So Janice and I will be with Back from the Brink.  As CPSR works to reduce the threats to health and life caused by toxics, climate crisis, and nuclear weapons, it is critical that we listen, respond, and collaborate with people who bear deeply the impacts while suffering from the draining of public funds by exorbitant weapons systems and fossil fuel subsidies. When you register at, make sure to set your mobilizing partner as "Back from the Brink: Bringing Communities Together to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

64] – Canvass voters in Baltimore County with Allies for Democracy on Sat., June 18 from 10 AM to 3 PM ET. Meet at the Woodbrook Church, 25 Stevenson Lane, Towson 21212. Support local progressive candidates in Baltimore County by talking to voters, which is the most effective way to mobilize people to participate in our democracy. Training, carpools, buddies, and camaraderie are always included! This canvass will be for Tony Fugett for Baltimore County Council District 2. Find out about the candidates to support at

65] – Just World Ed [] wants to invite you to the next edition of The Urgency of Banning Nukes on Sat., June 18 at noon ET.  Register at This registration link is good for all the sessions in this series. Hear from Joseph Gerson, the Executive Director of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security and Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau, a Nobel Peace Prizewinning organization. Joseph will be in Vienna, where he'll be attending several of the ICAN/TPNW meetings. He has just reached Western Europe, after taking the circuitous route via Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where he participated in a long-delayed Conference of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones convened by Mongolia's Blue Banner organization. Mongolia, which is landlocked between Russia and China, declared its terrain a nuclear-weapon-free zone back in 1992. Other states that did the same include South Africa. As of today, 116 states have declared themselves NWFZ's, and there are five multi-state NWFZs in different parts of the world.

66] – On Sat., June 18 from noon to 4 PM ET, join Maryland LCV and the Climate Champions of District 15, Senator Brian Feldman, Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, Delegate Linda Foley, and Delegate Lily Qi, to encourage Maryland voters to support these climate champions for re-election. Sign up at

67] – On Sat., June 18 from noon to 2 PM EST, get over to the Food Pantry and Food Donation Center at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. This Food Pantry is open every Saturday. Get a grocery bag – breakfast, jelly and peanut butter (a good source of protein) for lunch, the makings for a balanced dinner such as beans and rice, pasta and sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit, and a paper goods. Also added is a little fun food, such as popcorn or cookies, for everyone enjoys a treat.  Contributions of shelf stable foods can be brought to Reid Chapel every Saturday between noon and 2 PM. If shopping is difficult for you, monetary donations earmarked food pantry may be sent to the church.  How else can you help? Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute food. Contact the church office to volunteer. You can also help by spreading the word to those you know who are facing food insecurity. See

68] – Progressive Montgomery needs your help on Sat., June 18 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM ET in Silver Spring.  Email Patty at for more information about election efforts in Montgomery County. For example, there is a voter contact canvass. You can join a phone bank or text bank, too.

69] – Share a meal and stories with CODEPINK which inspire us and bring us closer together on Sat., June 18 from 5 to 7 PM ET at Malcolm X Park, 16th St. NW & W St. NW, WDC 20009. Come for community discussion and dinner from Sakina Halal Grill. CONTACT Samantha at RSVP at

70] – 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.

71] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law --

Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email

72] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison. Dave has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  Phil Berrigan’s wife, Elizabeth McAlister, is a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. 

  Dave just printed the 5th edition of the book which is available for $25 by sending him a check: Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218. You can contact him at He prefers that you DO NOT order the book from Amazon. Image 1 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER. David Eberhardt; Image 2 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER; and FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER.  This is a self-published book printed in 2017 with updates.

   The price is $25 for a Spiral Bound, and Signed. This edition being what the publisher calls “The 4th edition (or first edition 4th state?)  of this book (with “final” additions) has been printed by the firm of FEDEX numbered 150-200, signed by the author, February 2017.”This is copy 187 and is numbered and signed by David Eberhardt on the title page.~~While the bibliographical information is a bit head-spinning, this is an engaging memoir by David Eberhardt recounting his involvement with the Brothers Berrigan in the protests against the Viet Nam war, and his subsequent time as an inmate at the Lewisburg Federal Prison. There is Near Fine binding: Item #291479. 

73] Yousef Zarbalian [] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  

74] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

75] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

76] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

77] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

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

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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