Saturday, July 30, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – July 30 – August 6, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – July 30 – August 6, 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] Donate for medical care for US drone victim

6] Support the Pratt Workers United

7] Get a copy of HOSPITALITY, the Open Door newsletter

8] Merriweather Lakehouse protest with Unite Here -- July 30

9] Poems as Self Portraits – July 31

10] Make calls with the DNC -- July 31 & Aug. 1 and 2

11] Get out the Vote Phone Banking for Cori Bush! – July 31

12] Indict Trump -- July 31

13] Voter Protection Phone Bank – July 31 and Aug. 2 & 6

14] Help elect socialists – July 31

15] Protest at the Pentagon – Aug. 1

16] Door knock for Brooke – Aug. 1 - 6


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] – 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.

6] – 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.”

7] – 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

8] –  Join a Merriweather Lakehouse protest with Unite Here, hosted by Our Revolution on Sat., July 30 from 5 to 7 PM ET and Thurs., Aug. 18 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM ET. After many months of protest and campaigning, hospitality workers belonging to Unite Here Local 7 still have not been allowed to return to their former jobs at the Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel. Howard County is processing complaints from twenty workers not recalled as required by the Hospitality Recall Ordinance. While awaiting enforcement of the law, union allies continue to call for people not to patronize the hotel. This summer they are focusing on concert-goers to Merriweather Post Pavilion, which has financial connections to the hotel. Please join in the leafleting.  RSVP at

9] – 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 31, the platform is “Poems as Self-Portraits.” BES’ Clergy Leader Hugh Taft-Morales spoke about personal identity and how we and others define ourselves. When we create a piece of art of whatever type, it shows one or more aspects of ourselves by our choice of subject and how it is presented. It may also be an explicit self-portrait, and today we will hear some poems that are self-portraits and then create our own self-portraits in our choice of poetic form. If there is enough time we will also create a self-portrait of our Ethical community by combining pieces of our individual poems into a sort of patchwork poem, containing something from each of us and synergistically becoming more than each individual simply added together. Email for ZOOM login information.

10] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew to voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for up to four shifts on Sun., July 31 from 2 to 6 PM ET, eight shifts on Mon., Aug. 1 from 2 to 10 PM ET, and six shifts on Tues., Aug. 2 from 2 to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

11] – Sign up for the Get out the Vote Phone Banking for Cori Bush! The available times and dates are Sun., July 31 from 4 to 7 PM, Mon., Aug. 1 from 2 to 5 PM and 5 to 8 PM, and Tues., Aug. 2 from 11 AM to 2 PM and 2 to 5 PM ET. Make calls to voters for Congressperson Cori Bush. Get trained on a dialing system and spread the message about this groundbreaking campaign! Calling voters is instrumental for the campaign to win in Missouri's First District. You can reach Team Cori at Sign up at

12] – Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to attend on Sun., July 31 at 4 PM ET a Progressive Town Hall: The Case for Indicting Donald Trump with Marjorie Cohn. The January 6th Committee has done a Brilliant Job! Now, the Justice Department Must Act. Lawyer Marjorie Cohn will explain why there's more than enough evidence for Merrick Garland to indict Trump on two charges. Also, get updates on Tuesday's primary elections in Missouri, Michigan, and Washington State, and the PDA endorsed congressional candidates in those states: Andy Levin, Cori Bush, Jason Call, and Rashida Tlaib.  Register at

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 31 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., Aug. 2 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Fri., Aug. 5 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

14] – Help elect socialists in Northern Virginia. Attend the DSA’s NoVA branch electoral meeting on Sun., July 31 at 7 PM ET.  Register at  Email novabranch [at]

15] – 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 Aug. 1 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.  

16] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Mon., Aug. 1, Tue, Aug 2, Wed, Aug 3, Thurs., Aug. 4, Fri., Aug. 5, and Sat., Aug 6.  The door knocking takes place from 10 AM to 8 PM ET. 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. Once you sign up, the team will follow up with everything you will need to knock doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training. Register 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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