Sunday, July 17, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – July 17 – 23, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – July 17 – 23, 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] Wear your Sunday best – July 17

11] Amazon objects -- July 17 - 23

12] Black Lives Matter rally – July 17

13] Make calls with the DNC -- July 17, 18 & 19

14] Door Knocking for Brooke – July 17 – 18

15] Progressive Town Hall – July 17

16] Voter Protection Phone Bank – July 17, 19 & 22

17] Protest at the Pentagon – July 18

18] Volunteer for Brooke – July 18 - 19

19] Text Bank for Rashida Tlaib on Amazon objects -- July 17 - 23


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] – Sojourners [] wants you to wear your #SundaysBest on Sun., July 17 for Black moms and newborns.  Take the challenge and raise awareness about Black maternal and newborn health. Download the toolkit at to get the sign and all the resources. The suggested post text is I’m wearing my #SundaysBest w/@SojoAction to raise awareness: 700 women die each year (source: CDC) of pregnancy/delivery complications, Black women are most at risk, with a maternal death rate 2.5x the rate for white women.  Email or call 202.328.8842.

11] – 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 17 through Sat., July 23 and begin at 10 AM ET. Tune in at

12] – The Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition <BLMInterfaithCoalition @> wants you to participate on Sun., July 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM ET in a Rally at 695 Frederick Road Bridge/Overpass, Catonsville  21228. Visit Park on either side of Frederick Road or on the side streets.  This location is a little different than at our other rallies but the sidewalks are good.  Just remember to look both ways when crossing Frederick Road and look out for each other.  

13] – 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 four shifts on Sun., July 17 from 2 to 6 PM ET, eight shifts on Mon., July 18 from 2 to 10 PM ET and six shifts on Tues., July 19 from 2 to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at See

14] – Knock on Doors for Brooke Lierman on Sun., July 17 and Mon., July 18 from 2 to 7 PM ET. Once you sign up, an organizer will follow up with you to get you shifted! RSVP at

15] – Progressive Democrats of America [] want you to attend the weekly Town Hall on Sun., July 17 at 4 PM ET.  The focus will be on battling Trumpists, featuring Dr. Mark Neumann a candidate for Congress. RSVP at the January 6th Commission hearings have confirmed, the Trumpists, hell-bent on destroying our democracy, must be defeated. One of the answers here is getting solid, democracy-defending progressives like Dr. Mark Neumann elected to Congress. He is a retired pediatrician and one of our most passionate Medicare for All candidates. He also scored 100% on the PDA questionnaire and his concern for his community is palpable.

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 17 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., July 19 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Fri., July 22 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

17] – 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 18 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.  

18] – Volunteer at Campaign HQ, 1500 Whetstone Way, Lower Level 150, Baltimore 21230 for Brooke Lierman for Comptroller on Mon., July 18 and Tues., July 19 from 9 AM to 7 PM EDT.  Help Get out the Vote!  Sign

19] – Friends of the Earth Action [] would like you Text Bank for Rashida Tlaib on Mon., July 18 from 3 to 5 PM ET.  All you need is a computer with internet access. Tlaib is a true champion for our environment and communities: she’s been a tireless leader fighting for the Green New Deal, and is leading an effort to protect our public lands from oil and gas drilling - which President Biden has failed to do despite his 2020 campaign promises. If you want Congress to act on climate change, re-elect champions like Rashida Tlaib. RSVP 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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