Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 13 - 18, 2022

40] Help with early voting – July 13 & 14

41] Early vote poll coverage – July 13 - 14

42] A proxy war July 13

43] Volunteer for Brooke July 13. 14 & 15

44] Amazon union hearing – July 13

45] Canvass in Baltimore County – July 13 & 15

46] Theology, Liberation, & Palestine – July 13

47] Influencing Elected Leaders – July 13

48] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – July 13 - 15

49] Door Knocking for Brooke – July 13 – 16

50] Progressive Maryland Early Voting phone bank July 13 & 14

51] All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank July 13 & 14

52] Progressive Harford County Phone Bank – July 13, 14 & 18

53] Our Revolution phone bank – July 13 -14

54] Our Revolution Howard County meeting -- July 13


40] – 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 last dates available are Wed., July 13 from 7 to 9 AM and 9 AM to 11 AM ET, and Thurs., July 14 from 7 to 9 AM, 9 to 11 AM, 11 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 3 PM, 3 to 5 PM and 5 to 8 PM ET.  Email Jared Schablein at

41] – The Brooke Lierman campaign is looking for volunteers for Early Vote Poll Coverage on Wed., July 13 from 7 AM to 1:30 PM and from 1:30 to 8 PM ET, and Thurs., July 14 from 7 AM to 1:30 PM and 1:30 to 8 PM ET.  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

42] – On Wed., July 13 at 8 AM ET, check out the U.S. and Russia in Ukraine: A Proxy War? In June 2021, the Russia-United States summit witnessed the first in-person meeting between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin to ease the mounting tensions between Washington and Moscow. Even though both presidents expressed cautious optimism about the future trajectory of U.S.-Russia affairs, what followed was anything but positive.  In 2021, tensions between Moscow and Washington reached an all-time high, when Russia repeatedly accused the United States and NATO of providing military assistance to Ukraine and nudging the country closer to NATO and the European Union. 

  As the conflict escalated, Washington and its allies expressed concerns regarding Russia’s nuclear arsenal and political ambitions. This pushed Western officials to impose sanctions on Russia and provide support to the Ukrainian military. In light of this continuing support, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused NATO of waging a “proxy” war against Russia by supporting Ukraine. In its turn, Moscow continued to solidify its partnerships with key powers in the Middle East and to deepen its political and economic ties with China. This has created tensions that will lead to serious geopolitical rivalry between the great powers. To examine the trajectory of U.S.-Russia tensions in light of the conflict in Ukraine and their wide-ranging repercussions and future implications, the Malcolm H. Kerr – Carnegie Middle East Center invites you to a public panel discussion with Alexander Baunov, Anna Ohanyan and Andrew Weiss.  Register at

43] –  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 Wed., July 13, Thurs., July 14, and Fri. July 15 from 9 AM to 7 PM EDT.

44] – 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 Wed., July 13, Thurs., July 14, Fri., July 15 and Sat., July 16 and begin at 10 AM ET. Tune in at

45] – Canvass in Baltimore County on Wed., July 13 from noon to 3 PM and 5:30 to 8 PM and Fri., July 15 from 10 AM to 4 PM ET.  Join Progressive Maryland to knock on doors and talk to voters for the Baltimore County Endorsed candidates: Robbie Leonard (State's Attorney), Ruben Amaya (Delegate D10), Korey Johnson (Delegate D10), Jennifer Dwyer (Central Committee D10) and Sheila Ruth (Delegate 44b). Sign up at

46] – Friends of Sabeel North America [] wants you to attend on Wed., July 13 at noon ET “Theology, Liberation, & Palestine: Conversations in Honor of Rosemary Radford Ruether.” Join Naim Ateek, Marc Ellis, Nora Carmi, Kathy Bergen, and more for a webinar conversation on the past, present, and future of liberation theology in the context of Palestine/Israel, in dialogue with and honor of the life and work of Rosemary Radford Ruether. On top of being one of the most important theologians of recent memory, Rosemary was a dear friend and deeply important to FOSNA and the global Sabeel movement as a whole.  Register at

47] – UMKR [] wants your participation on Wed., July 13 at 1:30 PM ET for Power of the People: Influencing Elected Leaders and Holding Them Accountable. Register at Advocating with government leaders – especially for justice in Israel/Palestine – can seem like a daunting task, but we do have the power to enact political change.

The United Methodist Book of Resolutions states: “The attempt to influence...public policy at all levels of government is often the most effective keep before humanity the ideal of a society in which power and order are made to serve the ends of justice and freedom for all people.” (UMC Book of Resolutions, #5012)

48] – 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 up to eight shifts on Wed., July 13 from 2 to 10 PM ET, up to six shifts on Thurs., July 14 from 2 to 8 PM ET and six shifts on Fri., July 15 from 2 to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

49] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Wed., July 13, Thurs., July 14, Fri., July 15 and Sat., July 16 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.

50] – Progressive Maryland needs you for an Early Voting phone bank on Wed., July 13 and Thurs., July 14 from 4 to 7 PM EDT.  Show up for the endorsed candidates, and reach as many voters as you can. To make this happen, there is calling every day of early voting for different candidates.  Register at

51] – There is an All In PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The next slots are on July 13 and July 14 from 5 to 7 PM ET.  Talk with voters about electing Pennsylvania Democrats up and down the ballot! WHAT YOU'LL NEED are a computer, tablet, or smartphone with reliable internet service and a comfy, quiet place in your home.  Join the phone bank and set up a few minutes before your scheduled start time so you can focus on having good conversations for your full shift. Sign up at

52] – Get involved with the Progressive Harford County Phone Bank on Wed., July 13, Thurs., July 14 and Mon., July 18 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

53] – Our Revolution [] would like you to phone bank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. There are more than 8 million voters across the country who identify as progressive. These numbers suggest progressives can win at every level of government, but the voters must go to the polls! Sign up to join the Our Revolution phone bank force at Sign up for Wed., July 13 and Thurs., July 14.  

54] – Our Revolution Howard County is having a virtual chapter meeting on Wed., July 13 from 7:30 to 9 PM EDT. When you register, you'll be emailed the Zoom login. Recap accomplishments over the past month and discuss the many upcoming actions, particularly Get out the Vote. 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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