Saturday, June 4, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 4 – 11, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 4 – 11, 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] Patterson Park Audubon Center events – June 4

10] Volunteer with Chesa Boudin June 4 - 7

11] International Posters against the Death Penalty – June 4

12] Sing out the Vote – June 4

13] “Sharing Ethical Humanism” – June 5

14] Canvass for June 18 – June 5 - 11

15] Knock on Doors with Brooke Lierman – June 5

16] Meet Brooke Lierman – June 5

17] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – June 5 - 7

18] Door Knocking for Brooke – June 5 – 7

19] Progressive Town Hall: Improved Medicare for All – June 5

20] Voter Protection Phone Bank – June 5, 7 & 9

21] Protest at the Pentagon – June 6


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 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 Patterson Park Audubon Center [] wants you to get involved in two events on Sat., June 4.  The first is at 9 AM ET with the Audubon’s Habitat Team to steward the gardens in Patterson Park on the first Saturday of the month! Visit Help build bird habitat in Audubon’s native plant gardens in Patterson Park! Make sure they remain healthy habitats for the park’s birds and butterflies, as well as safe spaces for learning and exploring. Come to weed, mulch, and/or plant while spending the morning outdoors with friends, family, and Audubon. Email Meet at the wetland garden, uphill & northwest of the boat lake in Patterson Park.

The second event is the Stony Run Bird Festival from 1 to 4 PM ET in Linkwood Park, hosted by the Friends of Stony Run. Sign up at

10] – Shaun King, Real Justice [] needs your help this weekend. Will you volunteer to help DA Chesa Boudin defeat the recall before June 7th? Breaking news just revealed that a justice champion, District Attorney Chesa Boudin is in a dead heat against the recall – a 47-47 split with only 4 days left. NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, the best way to fight back right now is to volunteer to call San Francisco voters. There are lots of shifts available – including on Saturday at 1 and 7 PM ET. VOLUNTEER at If you have any questions, please reach out to Sabrina @ 415-316-5861.

11] – The Center for the Study of Political Graphics is premiering a new exhibition titled Dead Wrong: International Posters against the Death Penalty. CSPG will be hosting an online webinar on Sat., June 4 from 5 to 8 PM ET, featuring members of the community curatorial committee, including Abraham Bonowitz (Death Penalty Action), Mona Cadena (Equal Justice USA), Mike Farrell (Death Penalty Focus), Gary Tyler (Death Penalty Focus), and Carol A. Wells (CSPG). To register, go to

12] – "Sing Out the Vote" in Baltimore on Sat., June 4 at 7 PM ET with Emma's Revolution {} and Annie Patterson, in-person or livestreamed to raise funds for Movement Voter PAC. MVP supports grassroots groups in swing states that have a proven track record of helping to get out the vote in marginalized groups, including People of Color and young people. The horrific massacres in Buffalo and Uvalde give us yet another alarming reason why it's more urgent than ever that those working for gun control, women's & LGBTQ rights, racial justice and the planet come together to elect a progressive Congress. 100% of donations to MVP go to funding grassroots get-out-the-vote work.

  Come out to Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road, Baltimore 21212. Sliding scale tickets are available at You can use a ticket bought here to either attend in person (if fully vaccinated) or online. If you wish to attend in person there will be a will call list at the door. A zoom link to all who have bought a ticket will be sent out. Contact Ken Stockbridge at 410-997-4165 (leave a message) or

13] – 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 5, 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 our congregational movement as “Ethical Humanism?” What’s the best approach to creating an “elevator speech” to share with others so that we can 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.

14] – The Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign is engaged in canvassing until June 13 to promote the rally on June 18.  On Sun., June 5 and Tues., June 7 from 11 AM to 3 PM go to the Nob Hill Apartments, 9120 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring.  On Thurs., June 9, Fri., June 10 and Sat., June 11 from 11 AM to 3 PM ET, meet at 8808-8810 Bradford Road, Silver Spring. Continue to prepare for June 18 by distributing flyers while knocking on hundreds of doors in Montgomery County. Sign up at

15] – Join a Day of Action and Knock on Doors with Brooke, County Executive Pittman, Councilman Pruski, Team 33 and more on Sun., June 5 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM ET! Meet at 1905 Town Center Blvd., Odenton 21113. Sign up at  Other Anne Arundel elected officials will join in! You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival.

16] – Team Lierman [] is inviting you on Sun., June 5 from 1 to 2:30 PM ET to join Brooke at Alma Cocina Latina, 1701 N. Charles St.. Baltimore 21201! Rep. John Sarbanes will attend. RSVP at or email

17] – 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 5 from 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, and 5 to 6 PM ET. On Mon., June 6 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 7 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

18] – Do Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood from 2 to 4 PM ET on Sun., June 5, Mon., June 6, and Tues., June 7. 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

19] – Dr. Bill Honigman for Progressive Democrats of America [] hopes you are available on Sun., June 5 at 4 PM ET for the Progressive Town Hall with Donna Edwards, Kylie Taitano, and a discussion for healthcare for all. RSVP at Healthcare is a Human Right. The only way to accomplish providing ALL of the care to ALL of the people is through a Single-Payer expanded and improved #Medicare for All (MFA) system.

 Hear from two challengers of change, candidates for Congress who are champions for the cause of MFA, the Green New Deal, and much more. Donna Edwards is running again this year in MD-4, and UC San Diego-area populist organizer and rising superstar Kylie Taitano is running in CA-52.

 20] –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 5 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., June 7 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Fri., June 9 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 June 6 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.  

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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