Thursday, July 21, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 22 - 26, 2022

58] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – July 22

59] Media training series for health care activists – July 22

60] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – July 22 - 23

61] Voter Protection Phone banks July 22, 24 & 26

62] Write letters for Beto July 22, 24 & 26

63] Film We the Power -- July 22

64] Climate action in D.C. – July 23

65] Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park– July 23

66] Abolition 2000 meeting July 23

67] Colombia Support Network webinar – July 23

68] Get over to the food pantry – July 23

69] Phone bank for Beto -- July 23 & 25

70] Training to Make Calls – July 23

71] Support AOC’s re-election – July 23

72] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

73] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

74] Do you need a doctor?

75] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

76] Do you need any book shelves?

77] Join the Global Zero campaign.

78] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


58] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., July 22 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

59] – Health Care Voices [] is doing a free media training series for health care activists.  Apply for this series of trainings on Fridays, July 22 and 29 at noon ET. The first on July 15th will be a media training presentation on how to effectively share your personal story, the second on July 22nd will be Practice 101 / 201 hybrid, and the third on July 29th will be a Practice 201 / 301 hybrid, so it would be best if you could commit to attending all three before applying. Sign up at  Health Care Voices is a non-profit focused on organizing adults with serious medical conditions, and part of its mission is to help train and support health care activists and storytellers.

60] – 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 six shifts on Fri., July 22 from 2 to 8 PM ET and eight shifts on Sat., July 23 from noon to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at 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 22 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Sun., July 24 from 6 to 8 PM ET and Tues., July 26 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

62] – 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 Parties are on Fri., July 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET, Sun., July 24 from 3:30 to 5 PM ET or Tues., July 26 from 7 to 8 PM ET.

63] – Annie at Solar United Neighbors [] wants you to see a screening of the documentary "We the Power" on Fri., July 22 at 8 PM ET. Learn how to take back what's rightfully yours. ‌ In Robin Hood, our hero rallies his community to take back what is rightfully theirs. The documentary tells a similar story: Groups of people taking back control of where their electricity comes from, away from the big energy companies. RSVP at

64] – The Green New Deal Network HQ [] on Sat., July 23 is looking for families and kids to join a climate action. The group is joining Climate Families NYC and New York Communities for Change in Washington D.C. for a kid and family-led event to demand climate action from the Biden administration. This will be a super fun, powerful, and compelling day of action with costumes and creativity. Together, urge the Biden administration to declare a climate emergency, stop approving new fossil fuel expansion, and use executive action to meet his clean energy goals. Sign up at

65] – On Sat., July 23 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET, get involved with a birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park. Sign up at Druid Hill Park is Baltimore's oldest large park and is home to 745 acres of forests, fields, and a large lake.

66] – The Abolition 2000 - Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons [] is inviting you to a meeting on Sat., June 23 at noon ET. Join the annual general meeting and discuss nuclear disarmament strategies. What are the effects of the Ukraine war on its work? How has it changed perceptions about nuclear weapons and about prospects for disarmament? Are there previous assumptions that have guided its work that might require reflection, and perhaps revision? What have you been doing differently due to the changed global context, or what do you think the group should consider doing differently? Register at Go to

67] – The Colombia Support Network is inviting you to partake in a Zoom webinar on Sat., July 23 at noon ET with Professor Andrei Gómez-Suárez, a Colombian writer, scholar, and peacebuilding practitioner who specializes in conflict resolution and peace negotiations, and has a deep understanding of the peace process and political currents in Colombia. He will welcome your questions. Sign up at

68] – On Sat., July 16 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] – Make Calls for Beto/Virtual Phone Bank on Mondays and Saturdays.  Sign up for Sat., July 23 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM and Mon., July 25 from 7 to 9:30 PM ET. Make calls to Texans to talk to them about Beto. An organizer will run a quick training on the script and how to make calls! You will need a desktop, laptop, or tablet to join the Zoom call and see the script as well as a landline or cell phone to call in to the dialer system and talk to voters. Sign up at

70] – Do a Training to Make Calls with the DNC National Call-Crew organized by The Democratic National Committee on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Learn how to make calls to voters in battleground states. The DNC National Call-Crew brings volunteer power where it's needed most for the Midterms! In this Zoom-based training you will be taught how to make calls and get your questions answered through an amazing online community. The first half of the session we'll be getting you set up to call and join our online community, and the second half we'll be making calls to voters in battleground states. On Sat., July 23, do the training at 4 PM EDT and on Mon., July 25 and Wed., July 27, do it at 7 PM EDT. Sign up at

71] – Jeremy Parkin [] wants you to do virtual phone banking to support AOC’s reelection on Saturdays at 1 PM ET through Nov. 5. ‌ ‌Sign up at

72] -- 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

73] – 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. 

74] 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.  

75] -- 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

76] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

77] -- 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.

78] – 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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