Friday, June 17, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 19 – 25, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 19 – 25, 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] Support the Pratt Workers United

9] Peter De Mott Peace Trot – June 19

10] Where do we go from here? – June 19

11] The Pollinator Group – June 19 & 22

12] Why I Chose to Live Vegan – June 19

13] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – June 19 - 21

14] Door Knocking for Brooke – June 19 – 25

15] Tree dedication for a peace activist – June 19

16] Progressive Town Hall – June 19

17] Colombia Election Results Watch Party – June 19

18] Voter Protection Phone Bank – June 19, 21 & 24

19] Letter to the Editor Party – June 19 – 21

20] Monday, June 20 is World Refugee Day

21] Protest at the Pentagon – June 20

22] Progressive Maryland needs volunteers – June 20

23] Vienna conference on nuclear weapons – June 20


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, was 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 workers at the Enoch Pratt Free Library have started a drive to organize a union calling themselves Pratt Workers United.  Go to There is a letter of support for community members to sign at

"Pratt Library workers are forming a union, Pratt Workers United. We are seeking pay equity for all, safer working conditions, benefits for part-time workers, and a voice in decisions that affect our work.”

9] –The Ithaca Catholic Worker community is happy to announce that we will be holding the 13th Annual Peter De Mott Peace Trot 5k Memorial Run on Fathers’ Day, June 19 at 9 AM ET beginning at the Cass Park pavilion. ( This is the first time the Peace Trot will be held in person since the COVID pandemic. The Peace Trot is named after Ithacan Peter De Mott, who enlisted in the Marines as a youth and served in Vietnam, something he subsequently came to deeply regret. For the rest of his life, he worked tirelessly as an anti-war activist, going to prison a number of times for nonviolent Plowshares actions at several military installations. (See Plowshares History at Kings Bay Plowshares 7.) At the time of his death in a work accident in 2009, he left behind his widow, Ellen Grady, four daughters, a large extended family, and an even larger following of devoted friends and admirers. 

10] – On Sun., June 19 from 8 AM to noon, get with CODEPINK at the Washington Seminar Center, 201 4th St. SE, WDC 20003.  Answer the question, Where do we go from here? RSVP at Contact Samantha Wherry <>.  

11] – The Pollinator Group of Climate Action Coffee is kicking off National Pollinator Week (June 20-27) on Sun., June 19. Join the group at its table at the corner of Carroll and Laurel in front of the church in Takoma Park on June 19th from 10 AM to 2 PM ET, and again on Wed., June 22 at Crossroads Farm Market from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  Share information about pollinators, food forests, native plant gardens in TP, as well as the Native Plant and Wildlife Corridor. Take home a black-eyed Susan and start your own native plant garden.  Channel your inner pollinator and come march, in costume of course, in the TP 4th of July Parade. Contact

12] – 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., June 18, the platform is “Why I Chose to Live Vegan” by Nancy Poznak, BES memberI chose to live vegan in July 2014. My choice was initially prompted by seeing undercover videos of animal agriculture. From there, I dove into researching every issue connected with food and food production systems. What I found profoundly impacted my life, which in turn expanded my perspectives and knowledge about the world, myself, and all those – human and nonhuman – with whom we share the Earth.  Email for ZOOM login information.

13] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew through Thursday, June 30. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Sun., June 19 from 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, and 5 to 6 PM ET. On Mon., June 20 make calls from 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM, 6 to 7 PM, 7 to 8 PM, 8 to 9 PM and 9 and 10 PM ET  On Tues., June 21 from 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 ET. Register at

14] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Sun., June 19, Mon., June 20, Tues., June 21, Wed., June 22, Thurs., June 23, Fri., June 24 and Sat., June 25 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.

15] – On Sun., June 19, a tree dedication for a long time Reel and Meal volunteer, Shirley Middleton, will be held at the Peacemaker’s Garden in Greenbelt from 3:30 – 4:30 PM ET Shirley – you are missed! Bring your acoustic guitars + songs about peace. Bring a chair or blanket, if you can. The Peacemakers' Garden is near the Youth Center Parking Lot, 99 Centerway. This is part of Peace Month in the City of Greenbelt, and the tree dedication is sponsored by the Peace & Justice Coalition of PG County. Call Donna Hoffmeister, 301-441-9377.

16] – Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] want you to attend on Sun., June 19 at 4 PM ET the Progressive Town Hall. It will focus on the Midwest with Jonathan Jackson [IL-01] and Junaid Ahmed [IL-08]. RSVP at  What's the state of the Progressive Movement in Illinois?  In the first hour hear Junaid Ahmed, a progressive candidate challenging corporate Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi in Illinois' 8th district. Then, at the top of the 2nd hour of the Town Hall, Jonathan Jackson, running to replace retiring incumbent Bobby Rush in Illinois' 1st District, will join in. Jonathan is a national spokesperson for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, a former Bernie Sanders surrogate, and the son of one of PDA's greatest friends and allies, the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

17] – The Alliance for Global Justice [] is hosting a Colombia Election Results Watch Party and Roundtable with special guests as returns come in on election evening, June 19, starting at 5 PM until 8 PM ET.  Register

18] – Join the Voter Protection Phonebanks with Common Cause to work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Call voters in New Hampshire to connect them with Gov. Sununu and encourage him to veto SB 418 and voters in Michigan to recruit them for events happening around their state. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator's mailbox is full).

  On Sundays, call voters in Michigan to recruit them for events happening around their state. On Tuesdays (in partnership with Newburyport Indivisible-RISE), call New Hampshire voters to connect them with Gov. Sununu and encourage him to veto SB 418.  On Fridays, there will be the Our Democracy phonebank. These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls! On Sun., June 19 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., June 21 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Fri., June 24 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

19] – Join a Letter to the Editor Party: The Paid Jailer Report, hosted by Common Cause. Write letters to our local media outlets about issues facing our country, from voting rights to ending mass incarceration. Sign up at You can participate on Sun., June 19 or Tues., June 21 from 8 to 9 PM ET.

20] – Monday, June 20 is World Refugee Day.  Welcome the stranger and protect the refugee.  The war in Ukraine has made an already dire global refugee crisis even more urgent. Help meet the immediate needs of refugees and internally displaced people in Ukraine. Long-term planning is necessary to address mental health needs, prevent gender-based violence, and help those impacted by this crisis rebuild their lives.

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 June 20 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] – Progressive Maryland has volunteer teams helping with different pieces of its voter outreach: Door knocking team- several locations; Phone bankers- can be done from home; Text bankers- can be done from home and Poll watchers/canvassers for Early Voting- several locations. Sign up to contact voters for top progressive candidates:

23] – On Mon., June 20 at 8:30 AM ET, the 2022 Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons will begin at the Austria Center Vienna, Austria, sponsored by the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria European and International Affairs. Hear from multiple speakers. Register at

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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