Baltimore Activist Alert – July 3 – 8, 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 www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com.
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] comcast.net.
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] Can Alzheimer’s Be Prevented? – July 3
11] Door Knocking for Brooke – July 3 – 9
12] Progressive Town Hall – July 3
13] Voter Protection Phone Bank – July 3, 5 & 8
14] Protest at the Pentagon – July 4
15] March with John King – July 4
16] March with Team Perez – July 4
17] March with Team King – July 4
18] Call for the release of Hale and Assange – July 4
19] March with Team Robbie – July 4
20] March with Team King – July 4
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 http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
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: https://gofund.me/1a5fac07. Please contribute as soon as possible because he will not be able to get treatment until $10,000 is raised. BanKillerDrones.org is raising funds to help him. WESPAC Foundation is the fiscal agent for BanKillerDrones.org. 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 https://www.prattworkersunited.org/. There is a letter of support for community members to sign at https://www.prattworkersunited.org/community-letter-support.
"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 email@example.com.
10] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM. On Sun., July 3, the platform is “Can Alzheimer’s Be Prevented? There is no known cure for those already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but every day new research is confirming that Alzheimer’s can be delayed or even prevented. Joanna Brandt presents the latest scientific research and will engage you with some brain strengthening activities. Joanna Brandt has 40-plus years of experience teaching Health and Wellness classes, including teaching yoga to seniors. She has worked as an activity coordinator at several local retirement communities. For seven years she companioned a woman with Alzheimer’s. Joanna is passionate about helping people stay healthy and independent for life. Email President@BEMOREthical.org for ZOOM login information.
11] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Sun., July 3, Mon., July 4, and Tues., July 5, Wed., July 6, Thurs., July 7, Fri., July 8 and Sat., July 9 from 2 to 4 PM ET! This event’s address is private. Sign up for the details: https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/449990/?followup_modal_context=newsletter. 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.
12] – The Progressive Democrats of America National Team [firstname.lastname@example.org] hopes you can attend on Sun., July 3 at 4 PM ET the Progressive Town Hall. The focus will be the State of the Nation on Its 246th Birthday. America is in turmoil on this July 4th Weekend. Discuss the path forward for progressives. Now is indeed a great time to reach out to fellow citizens and neighbors and say, "There is a better way." Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4. Also to be covered is Supreme Court insanity, the January 6th insurrectionists and Trumpists' continued attacks on democracy.
13] – 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 3 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., July 5 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Fri., July 8 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.
14] – 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 4 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email email@example.com 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.
15] – On Mon., July 4 from 9:30 to 11 AM ET, walk with John King who is running for Governor in the Takoma Park July 4th Parade. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/teamjohnkingforgovernor/event/472232/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations. Meet at 201 Ethan Allen Ave., Takoma Park 20912 with the parade starting at 10 AM.
16] – March with Shannon in the Towson 4th of July Parade on Mon., July 4 from 9:45 to 11:30 AM EDT, hosted by Tom Perez and Shannon Sneed for Maryland. Meet at Towsontown Boulevard West & Bosley Avenue, Towson 21204.
17] – Walk with Michelle Siri in the Towson July 4th Parade, hosted by John King for Governor on Mon., July 4 from 10 to 11:30 AM ET. Meet at 10 Burke Avenue, Towson 21286. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/472234/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketing.
18] – Since 1996, Baltimore - area peace and justice activists have organized protests at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade around July 4. This year, the Baltimore Nonviolence Center is calling for a protest at the NSA on July 4 from 11 AM to noon. Afterwards participants would get together for lunch and a community conversation.
Let us ask the director of the NSA to use his influence to call for the commutation of the sentence of drone whistleblower, Daniel Hale, and the immediate release of Julian Assange. Both are victimized by the Espionage Act, and imprisoned for exposing US war crimes. The purpose of this noxious Act is to silence dissent.
We will meet at 10:15 AM at 29th Street at the bottom of Wyman Park to carpool. Also let me know if you are willing to sign the letter to the director of the NSA. Call Max at 410-323-1607 or email me at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.
19] – Join Team Robbie at the Towson 4th of July Parade on Mon., July 4 from 10:30 AM to noon ET. Meet at Johnny Unitas Stadium Parking Lot, 7537 Auburn Drive, Towson 21204. Robbie Leonard is running for Baltimore County States Attorney! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/474298/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketing.
20] – Our Revolution Maryland endorsed John King for Governor. Walk with Team King in the Annapolis July 4th Parade on Mon., July 4 from 6 to 8 PM EDT. Meet at Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis 21401. Join John, Michelle, and the rest of the team at the Annapolis July 4th parade. Line up along Amos Garrett Blvd beginning at 5 PM with the parade starting at 6:30 PM. Afterwards, stay to watch the fireworks over Annapolis Harbor. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/teamjohnkingforgovernor/event/472235/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.
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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"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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