Sunday, July 10, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – July 10 – 15, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – July 10 – 15, 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] Get a copy of HOSPITALITY, the Open Door newsletter

10] Join the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus – July 10, 11 & 12

11] Door Knocking for Brooke – July 10 – 12

12] Canvass in Baltimore County – July 10 & 12

13] Amazon objects -- July 10 - 12

14] Make calls with the DNC -- July 10, 11 & 12

15] Progressive Town Hall – July 10

16] Voter Protection Phone Bank – July 10, 12 & 15

17] Progressive Harford County Phone Bank – July 10 - 12

18] Training to Make Calls DNC National Call-Crew – July 10 - 12

19] Protest at the Pentagon – July 11

20] Volunteer for Brooke – July 11 - 12


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 still 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] – Consider getting HOSPITALITY, the newsletter of OPEN DOOR: A prophetic discipleship community honoring the Black Jesus, Dorothy Day and Martin Luther King, Jr.  You can call 404-290-2047 or

10] – Join the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus at the two early voting locations in Wicomico County. All you need to do is hand out lit packets to voters! Early voting events will continue through Thurs., July 14. Meet at the First Baptist Church, 528 Booth Street, Salisbury 21801. Sign up at  The first dates available are Sun., July 10, Mon., July 11 and Tues., July 12 from 7 to 9 AM and 9 to 11 AM EDT. Email Jared Schablein [].

11] – The Brooke Lierman campaign is looking for volunteers for Early Vote Poll Coverage on Sun., July 10 from 7 AM to 1:30 PM and from 1:30 to 8 PM ET, Mon., July 11 from 7 AM to 1:30 PM and 1:30 to 8 PM ET and Tues., July 12 from 7 AM to1:30 PM EDT and 1:30 AM to 8 PM EDT.  Sign up for a shift to cover an early vote polling location to make sure people know they should vote for Brooke for Comptroller! Once you select a shift, a member of the team will reach out to you to select a location. You will get everything you need to be successful in advance of your poll shift!  Register at

12] – Canvass voters in Baltimore County, hosted by Allies for Democracy on Sundays and Tuesdays.  Sign up for Sun., July 10 from 10 AM to 3 PM EDT and Tues., July 12 from 5 to 7 PM EDT.  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. Meet at a central location in Towson with ample parking to carpool. Canvass for Tony Fugett for Baltimore County Council District 2 on July 10 and for Danielle Singley for Baltimore County Council District 1 on July 12. Sign up at Find out about the candidates who are supported at

13] – William Barry [] would like you to know about watching the OBJECTIONS HEARING: Services LLC (29-RC-288020) Confirmation. You can join the National Labor Relations Board hearings on the American Labor Union (ALU) at Staten Island. Company lawyers is really shifty trying to establish "agency,"--that is, a workers helping to organize suddenly becomes a "representative" of the union. The hearing is fascinating, especially for anyone who has been to the Board already. The next hearings are on Sun., July 10, Mon., July 11 and Tues., July 12 and begin at 10 AM ET. Tune in at

14] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew through July 31.  Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for four shifts on Sun., July 10 from 2 to 6 PM ET, eight shifts on Mon., July 11 from 2 to 10 PM ET and six shifts on Tues., July 12 from 2 to 8 PM. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

15] – Dr. Bill for Progressive Democrats of America [] hopes you will attend on Sun., July 10 at 4 PM ET the Progressive Town Hall: Healthcare for All and more. Discuss Combating the New COVID strain, Medicare for All, and more with Congressional Candidate Delia Ramirez. The guest speaker is the Assistant Majority Leader of the IL General Assembly, co-founder of the IL House Progressive Caucus, former non-profit human services leader and organizer, and now candidate for U.S. Congress. When it comes to #Healthcare, PDA will never give up fighting for equity and absolute adequacy in meeting the medical needs of everyone living in these United States of America.

Whether it’s the tragic preventable deaths of #COVID19, predatory commercialism resulting in ubiquitous medical debt, or a fundamentalist U.S. Supreme Court denying access to reproductive health services and dispelling good laws designed to protect the public against wanton gun violence, PDA will work to organize and mobilize, and elect champions to right these injustices. Register at

16] – 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 Sun., July 10 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., July 12 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Fri., July 15 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

17] – Get involved with the Progressive Harford County Phone Bank on Sun., July 10, Mon., July 11 and Tues., July 12 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Phone bank for Progressive Harford County's endorsed candidates: Heather Mizeur for Maryland Congressional District 1, Sarahia Benn for State Delegate - District 34A, Gillian Miller for State Delegate - District 34B, Nolanda Robert for Harford County Council - District A, Jacob Bennett for Harford County Council - District F, and Stephen Puopolo for Harford County Board of Education - District A. Calling lists, scripts and training before each session will be provided. Register at

18] – Sign up for a Training to Make Calls Anytime with the DNC National Call-Crew.  Learn how to make calls to voters in battleground states on your schedule with the DNC National Call-Crew! The DNC National Call-Crew brings volunteer power to battleground states where it's needed most for the Midterms! In this Zoom-based training, you will learn how to make calls and get your questions answered through an amazing online community. After training, during calling hours, you'll be able to schedule shifts on the hour or stop by to call when it's most convenient for you. The first half of the session, you will be set up to call, and the second half you'll be making calls to voters in battleground states. The next trainings are on Mon., July 11 from 7 to 8 PM ET, Wed., July 13 from 7 to 8 PM EDT and Sat., July 16 from 4 to 5 PM EDT.

19] – 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 July 11 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.  

20] – Volunteer at Campaign HQ for Brooke Lierman for Comptroller at 1500 Whetstone Way, Lower Level 150, Baltimore 21230.  RSVP at Join Team Lierman to prep for GOTV! Join in on Mon., July 11 and Tues., July 12 from 9 AM to 7 PM EDT.

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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