Friday, July 1, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 1 - 5, 2022

55] Volunteer with Brooke – July 1

56] Starvin’ for Justice – July 1 – 3

57] Canvass Baltimore County – July 1

58] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – July 1

59] Firedrill Friday – July 1

60] Do door knocking for Brooke – July 1 and 2

61] Voter Protection Phone banks July 1, 3 & 5

62] Canvass for Krystal Oriadha – July 1

63] Join Progressive Maryland and its endorsed candidates -- July 1

64] Write letters for Beto July 1, 3 & 5

65] Progressive Montgomery canvass July 2

66] Peace banner display – July 2

67] Canvass for Laurie-Anne Sayles -- July 2

68] Get over to the food pantry – July 2

69] Phone bank for Beto -- July 2

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


55] – Volunteer at Campaign Headquarters, 1500 Whetstone Way, Lower Level 150, Baltimore 21230 from 9 AM to 7 PM EDT. Join Team Lierman to prep for GOTV! There are tons of ways to use your help before people start voting. Whether you have one hour or can join every day, come to the campaign office and we have tasks for you to help complete!  The first date and time is Fri., July 1 from 9 AM to 7 PM EDT. Register at

56] – Abe // Death Penalty Action []  wants you to know that the 29th annual Starvin’ for Justice is continuing through Sun., July 3 at 11 PM. Register for all programming of Starvin' for Justice: The 29th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty at the US Supreme Court. The same zoom link should work for all events: see  Register at

57] – On Fri., July 1 from 10 AM to 4 PM ET and Wed., July 6 from noon to 3 PM ET, join a Canvass in Baltimore County! Sign up at This will continue on Wed., July 6 from 5:30 to 8 PM ET and Fri., July 8 from 10 AM to 4 PM ET and Wed., July 13 from noon to 3 PM ET.  Progressive Maryland has endorsed these candidates: Robbie Leonard (State's Attorney), Ruben Amaya (Delegate D10), Korey Johnson (Delegate D10), Jennifer Dwyer (Central Committee D10) and Sheila Ruth (Delegate 44b).

58] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., July 1 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

59] – Jane Fonda for Greenpeace USA [] needs you on Fri., July 1 at 2 PM ET to find out What’s fueling the flames in CA?  As droughts, heatwaves, and record-breaking wildfires continue to threaten homes, livelihoods, and health, places like California can no longer afford far-off timetables for phasing out fossil fuels. In recent years, California’s historic wildfires have gotten bigger and more destructive – nearly wiping whole communities off the map — yet, the fossil fuel industry continues to fuel the flames by drilling for more oil and gas.  On this week’s show, youth activist and 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Nalleli Cobo will be taking over as guest-host after her spectacular job last month. Greenpeace USA’s Dr. Amy Moas will join her to discuss the importance of fire in California and what Governor Newsom needs to do now so that the fossil fuel industry stops feeding climate chaos. Tune in at  See

60] – Do Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood from 2 to 4 PM ET on Fri., July 1 and Sat.., July 2. 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 July 19.  Sign up at

61] – Join the Voter Protection Phone banks 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 phone bank. These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls! On Fri., July 1 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Sun., July 3 from 6 to 8 PM ET and Tues., July 5 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

62] – Progressive Maryland is organizing a Weekly Friday Canvass on July 1, 8 and 15 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM ET with Krystal Oriadha who is campaigning for Prince George's County Council in District 7. Training will be provided! Sign up at

63] – 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., July 1 from 6 to 7:30 PM EDT, join a Virtual Text Bank. Register at

64] – Write Letters for Beto on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays.  There is a virtual training. Letter writing parties are a great opportunity to meet other Beto for Texas volunteers and get trained on the letter writing process. After a brief training, all involved will write letters together! Sign up at on Fri., July 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET or Sun., July 3 from 3:30 to 5 PM ET or Tues., July 5 from 7 to 8 PM ET.

65] – The Progressive Maryland Team [] urges you to get involved with Progressive Montgomery about election efforts. The group is holding a voter contact canvass in the afternoon on Sat., July 2 in the Olney area. Contact Patty at for more information.

66] – Join the Brandywine Peace Community on Sat., July 2 at 1 PM ET. Get over to the PEACE BANNER DISPLAY at People’s Plaza, Independence Mall, Market & 5th Streets in Philadelphia, PA. There will be a Bell-Tolling with Historic Readings from, among others, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, Rev. Daniel Berrigan, and Cesar Chavez. Gather behind the Liberty Bell, in front of Independence Hall.

The display will be comprised of large and colorfully dramatic banners, from the Brandywine Peace Community’s compelling and continuing history of anti-war protest and nonviolent resistance over the past nearly half century, from 1977 to NOW.  Throughout the display the group's decades-old peace bell will toll and participants will stand or sit while holding a poster, available at the display, conveying a message of hope and our Independence Day plea for peace and justice in our communities and around the world, and justice among people and with the earth. Participants are invited to come and go during the display, stand with a message poster, or to sit (bring your folding chair). The public is being invited and urged to stop and partake in a visual and quiet bell-tolling experience in nonviolent resistance and peacemaking. For more information visit or call Bob at 215-843-4827.

67] – Canvass For Laurie-Anne Sayles (D) for Montgomery County Council, At-Large on Sat., July 2 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM ET at Martin P Roy Park, 20121 Cinnabar Drive, Montgomery Village 20886. Talk to voters this Saturday! Training and materials will be provided. Register at

68] – On Sat., July 2 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

69] – Beto for Texas [] needs volunteers to help elect Beto. All hands are needed on deck. ‌ ‌Make calls on Mondays 7 to 10:30 PM ET and Saturdays 2:30 to 4:30 PM ET. Note there will be no calls on July 4. Register 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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