Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 27 - 30, 2022

30] Future of Arms Control – July 27

31] A New Nuclear Era – July 27

32] Digital ads training – July 27

33] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – July 27 – 30

34] All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank July 27

35] Training Opportunity for Our Youth July 27

36] Russian Invasion and Growing Danger of Nuclear War – July 27

37] Swing elections blue – July 27

38] PA Democratic Virtual Voter Protection Phone Bank – July 27

39] Our Revolution phone bank – July 27 - 28

40] “Quaker Witness on Gun Violence” – July 27

41] Training to Make Calls DNC National Call-Crew – July 27, 29 & 30

42] End Selective Service – July 27

43] Skills Training – July 27

44] Take on corporate greed – July 27


30] – On Wed., July 27 at 9 AM ET, check out The Future of Arms Control, Strategic Stability and the Global Order [Virtual].  As countries prepare for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Review Conference next month, increased competition between regional and global powers, the pace of technological development and the collapse of long-standing agreements present more challenges to arms control and global strategic order than ever before. In this increasing vacuum, the potential for misunderstanding and miscalculation grows. Hear from the UK’s National Security Adviser, Sir Stephen Lovegrove, who will offer a UK perspective on the current climate and advocate for a new set of principles for the future of arms control and resetting strategic stability for the new international order. The sponsor of the event is the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). RSVP at

31] – On Wed., July 27 from noon to 1 PM ET, tune in to Future Foreign Policy: A New Nuclear Era? Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine started with a warning against Western intervention: they would face “consequences such as you have never seen in your entire history.” As he has repeated his nuclear threats over the last three months, numerous commentators have begun to wonder if it is the beginning of a new era of heighted nuclear risks. Headlines read: “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has eroded the nuclear taboo” (The Economist); “Putin’s Threats Highlight the Dangers of a New, Riskier Nuclear Era” (The New York Times). Many wonder what lessons China may take away from Russia’s nuclear saber rattling. What lessons have US allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific learned? Are countries like Japan and South Korea more likely to seek nuclear weapons for themselves?  This event is sponsored by the New American Engagement Initiative, Atlantic Council. Register at

32] – John Pope [] hopes you can attend a training on Wed., July 27 at 2 PM ET. This will be ReThink’s digital ads training. Learn how and why to use digital ads for advocacy, find out more about the platforms and get top tips for running a digital ads campaign with a limited budget. RSVP now for our digital ads training.

33] – 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 27 from 2 to 10 PM ET,  six shifts on Thurs., July 28 from 2 to 8 PM ET, six shifts on Fri., July 29 from 2 to 8 PM ET and eight shifts on Sat., July 30 from noon to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

34] – There is an All In PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank. The next slots are on July 27 and July 28 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

35] – Kate Terenzi [] wants you to participate on Wed., July 27 from 5 to 7 PM ET with a Training Opportunity for Our Youth. Help provide our youth the liberatory education they deserve through a collective effort of taking back school boards from far-right influences by using a toolkit! Register for the Center for Popular Democracy Action training with RaceForward and Bolder Advocacy.  Go to

36] – On Wed., July 27 from 5 PM ET, Dr. Ira Helfand will speak about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine and the Growing Danger of Nuclear War. Helfand will weigh in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the growing dangers and potential consequences of a nuclear war, and the “Back from the Brink” movement in the United States that aims to abolish nuclear weapons. He was educated at Harvard College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and is a founding member of the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapon, ICAN, and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  Finally, he is also co-Founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Email for more information.  Visit Join by Zoom at

37] – On Wed., July 27 at 6 PM ET, the Silver Spring Progressive Action is hosting a PHONEBANK TO SWING ELECTIONS BLUE. Join SSPA for a virtual phone bank to talk with voters about electing Democrats up and down the ballot! Help identify Democratic voters for the Senate and other races as well as issues important to voters. Register at

38] – On Wed., July 27 from 6 to 8 PM ET, join a PA Democratic Virtual Voter Protection Phone Bank. Talk with potential volunteers in Central Pennsylvania about protecting the vote and electing Pennsylvania Democrats up and down the ballot! The most effective way to recruit volunteers right now is through phone calls. Sign up at

39] – 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 27 and Thurs., July 28.  

40] – FCNL [] thinks you will be interested in a “Quaker Witness on Gun Violence” on Wed., July 27 at 6:30 PM ET. Since losing their daughter to gun violence in 2001, Nick and Amanda Wilcox have channeled their grief and rage into advocating for gun violence prevention at the national and local level. Even with Congress finally passing a bipartisan gun reform bill in late June, much more needs to be done. Register to join Amanda and Nick for a conversation about their advocacy:

41] – 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 Wed., July 27 from 7 to 8 PM EDT, Sat., July 30 from 4 to 5 PM EDT and Mon., August 1 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  

42] –WAND [] hopes you will join a webinar on Wed., July 27 at 7 PM ET -- End the Selective Service for all!  This year, members of the Senate are attempting to expand this unjust system to include women.  Sign up at

43] – Working Families Party [] is doing a Skills Training: Safety and Story in This Moment on Wed., July 27 at 7:30 PM ET.  This free, virtual training will help you turn your life experiences into a quick story that can change minds, build connections, and strengthen our movement. RSVP at

44] – On Wed., July 27 at 8 PM ET, People's Action [] wants you to know that Corporate Greed is ruining everything. The corporations are raising prices on us to record levels while taking huge profits out of our pockets. And, just as bad, they fund attacks on democracy and prop up right-wing politicians who attack our rights and our communities. RSVP at  Join the movement politics team at Peoples Action and special guests for a HOUSE PARTY to learn about its plan to win progressive power and build a bigger we in 2022! The cohosts are Carrie Santoro, executive director of Pennsylvania Stands Up, and executive director Sulma Arias!  Also hear from WI Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, PA State Senator Nikil Saval, U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA17), and Congressional candidate Brittany Ramos DeBarros (D-NY11).  There will be a special message from Senator Bernie Sanders, and some songs from musical guest Reginald Chapman.

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

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