Monday, July 18, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 18 - 24, 2022

20] Register for Zoom with Robert Ellsberg – July 18

21] Make calls with the DNC -- July 18 & 19

22] Door Knocking for Brooke – July 18 – 19

23] Election Protection webinar – July 18

24] Progressive Harford County Phone Bank – July 18 – 19

25] Nuclear Disarmament Speaker Training – July 18 & 25

26] Training to Make Calls DNC National Call-Crew – July 18, 20 & 23

27] Reel and a Meal shows two films – July 18

28] Power Hour – July 18

29] Diplomacy and North Korea – July 19

30] Save Democracy – July 19

31] Voter Protection Phone banks with Common Cause – July 19, 22 and 24 

32] Tell Putin stop the killing – July 19

33] Our Revolution phone bank – July 19, 20 and 21

34] Campaign Camp – July 19 & 21

35] Letter to the Editor Party – July 19


20] – Fr. John Dear <> is welcoming Robert Ellsberg to speak on Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker writings on Sat. July 23 at 2 PM ET.  Long ago in the 1970s, Robert worked for one of the greatest saints--Dorothy Day. She asked young Robert Ellsberg to edit the Catholic Worker newspaper.  Since her death in 1980, Robert has edited her diaries, letters, writings, and now, her famous “On Pilgrimage” columns in two new volumes, “Dorothy Day: On Pilgrimage: The Sixties,” and “Dorothy Day: On Pilgrimage: The Seventies,” (both available from Orbis Books). These two great books gather her best writings from those last two turbulent decades in her life. Ellsberg will focus Day’s Catholic Worker columns from the 1960s and 1970s.  You can register for this program at Registration closes on Monday, July 18th. You will receive the zoom link a few days before, and a recording link a few days afterward. Email Kassandra at  

21] – 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 eight shifts on Mon., July 18 from 2 to 10 PM ET and six shifts on Tues., July 19 from 2 to 8 PM. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

22] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Mon., July 18 and Tues., July 19 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.

23] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 4:30 PM ET on Mon., July 18. Please submit any questions to: Sign up at Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

24] – Get involved with the Progressive Harford County Phone Bank on 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

25] – There is an urgent need to educate the public about the growing danger of nuclear war and what we can do about it.  Many of us want to help with this education but feel uncomfortable doing public speaking on this issue. On Mondays, July 18 and 25 at 7 PM ET, take a Nuclear Disarmament Speaker Training with Ira Helfand. Each session will last 60 to 90 minutes. In the first session there will be a brief sample presentation about the nuclear danger and what people can do, followed by a group discussion of the questions that audiences frequently pose at such presentations.  This will be followed by short break out sessions to identify what other information people need to speak on their own. At the second session each participant will have the opportunity to do a brief presentation of their own on one aspect of the topic with feedback from the group.

  Registrants will receive a sample Power Point and a list of FAQ’s with possible answers.  Helfand is the immediate past president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, and is the cofounder and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, IPPNW’s US affiliate. Sign up at

26] – Sign up for a Training to Make Calls Anytime with the DNC National Call-Crew at 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 18 from 7 to 8 PM ET, Wed., July 20 from 7 to 8 PM EDT and Sat., July 23 from 4 to 5 PM EDT.

27] – Susan Barnett [] thinks you will be interested in Reel and Meal which is presenting two Films about Climate Change and Climate Refugees on Mon., July 18 at 7 PM ET.  The first is “Fleeing Climate Change: The Real Environmental Disaster” and the second is “The Expanding Desert. “  Arrive/Log on by 6:45 PM, as the program starts promptly at 7 PM.

  In Person: please come to the New Deal Café at 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center) in Greenbelt and enjoy the new wide-screen film projection system. Masks are encouraged. Please check the Cafe's Facebook page for updates on current in person guidelines. The café will open at 6:30 PM for those purchasing meals there. For those on Zoom, register at

  A Vegan Meal (optional) costs $7.99 at COOP. To order, call 301 474 0522 by 1 PM ET. Pick up is 4 to 7 PM at the deli. The COOP vegan meal is for those who plan to watch R&M virtually. Those attending in person are invited to buy a vegan meal at the New Deal Cafe.  (Management asks that outside food not be brought into NDC).  Buy a vegan meal to support our mission focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues.

Fleeing Climate Change deals with Indonesians who must abandon their homes because of flooding, and Cameroonians whose arable land has become a desert where crops do not grow.  The Expanding Desert shows the devastation caused by the decision to cut down trees during the Ceausescu era in Romania. Hear from Sabrina Baron, PhD, who teaches pre-modern European history at the University of Maryland and Karen Oslund, PhD, professor of History at Towson University.

 The Reel and Meal at the New Deal is a monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, presented by the Utopia Film Festival and the Prince George's County Peace and Justice Coalition and Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group. This July program is sponsored by the Greenbelt Refugee Aid Committee and planned by the Utopia Film Festival. Contact Frank Gervasi at 301 467 2418.  

28] –CCAN [] hopes you will join a movement to fight climate chaos on Mon., July 18 at 7 PM ET. This is an orientation session – known as our CCAN Power Hour.  RSVP at

29] – On Tues., July 19 at 9 AM ET, tune in to DPRK’s Europe Ambassador: Kim Pyong-il and DPRK Diplomacy in Europe.  The sponsors are the National Committee on North Korea (NCNK) and the East-West Center in Washington. The speakers are Nicolas Levi, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Ross Tokola, East-West Center in Washington; and Esther Im, NCNK. Register at

30] – The Friends Committee on National Legislation [] wants you to attend on Tues., July 19 at 4 PM ET “Faiths United to Save Democracy: Elections 2022.”  People of faith and conscience are partnering to defend the right to vote. Voting rights are under increasing threat. In states across the nation, lawmakers are making it more difficult for voters living in poverty, people of color, the elderly, students, and people with disabilities to exercise their constitutional right to vote. Register at

31] – 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 Tues., July 19 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Fri., July 22 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Sun., July 24 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Sign up at

32] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., July 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET for joining the CODEPINK call for support demonstrations for the people of Ukraine.  Gather at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers were sent into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant.    People who believe in peace and justice should come forward and take the risks of peace. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

33] – 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 Tues., July 19, Wed., July 20 and Thurs., July 21.  

34] – The Working Families Party [] is embarking on a Campaign Camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays designed to provide grassroots organizers and activists with the tools they need to win elections and continue fighting for the poor, the working class, and the marginalized in moments like this. Participate on Tues., July 19 and Thurs., July 21 from 7 to 9 PM ET on how to turn movement energy into real electoral and legislative power.  Visit Sign up at If you have any questions, email

35] – Join a Letter to the Editor Party, hosted by Common Cause. Write letters to local media outlets about issues facing our country, from voting rights to ending mass incarceration. Sign up at for Tues., July 19 from 8 to 9 PM ET. You will be provided tools to quickly send a letter to all local news outlets.  

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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