Thursday, July 7, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 8 - 13, 2022

55] Volunteer with Brooke – July 8 - 9

56] Bike Breakfast – July 8

57] Canvass Baltimore County – July 8 & 13

58] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – July 8

59] Black Maternal Health – July 8

60] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – July 7 - 9

61] Do door knocking for Brooke – July 8 and 9

62] Voter Protection Phone banks July 8, 10 & 12

63] Canvass for Krystal Oriadha – July 8

64] An online conference – No War 2022 -- July 8

65] Write letters for Beto July 8, 10 & 12


67] Get over to the food pantry – July 9

68] Harford County Phone Bank -- July 9

69] Phone bank for Beto -- July 9

70] Brendan Walls is seeking a home/apartment to rent

71] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

73] Do you need a doctor?

74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

75] Do you need any book shelves?

76] Join the Global Zero campaign.56] –

77] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


55] – The Brooke Lierman campaign is looking for volunteers for Early Vote Poll Coverage on Thurs., July 7, Fri., July 8 and Sat., July 9 from 7 AM to1:30 PM EDT and 1:30 AM to 8 PM EDT.  Sign up for a shift to cover an early vote polling location to make sure people know they should vote for Brooke for Comptroller! Once you select a shift, a member of the team will reach out to you to select a location. You will get everything you need to be successful in advance of your poll shift!  Register at

56] – Jed Weeks of Bikemore [] is inviting you on Fri., July 8 from 7 to 9 AM ET to the first Bike Breakfast of the summer in the courtyard between Fadensonnen and Sophomore Coffee, 2223 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore 21218. Stop by for iced coffee from Sophomore, some light breakfast snacks, and the opportunity to meet the new director and the rest of the Bikemore team!

57] On Fri., July 8 from 10 AM to 4 PM ET and Wed., July 13 from noon to 3 PM ET, join a Canvass in Baltimore County! Sign up at  Progressive Maryland has endorsed these candidates: Robbie Leonard (State's Attorney), Ruben Amaya (Delegate D10), Korey Johnson (Delegate D10), Jennifer Dwyer (Central Committee D10) and Sheila Ruth (Delegate 44b).

58] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., July 8 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

59] – Sojourners [] on Fri., July 8 at noon ET wants you to wear your Sunday best for Black Maternal Health as part of a Clothed in Glory Gender Justice call.  And share it on social media. Sadly, about 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications. In fact, half of recorded maternal deaths—defined as pregnancy-related deaths occurring during pregnancy, delivery, and up to a year postpartum—occur the day after birth. Even more devastating, race plays a key role. The maternal death rate for Black women is 2.5 times the rate for white women and three times the rate for Hispanic women. RSVP at

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 calls from 2 to 8 PM ET on Fri., July 8 and Sat., July 9. For a training, sign up at To make calls go to

61] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Fri., July 8 and Sat., July 9 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.

62] – 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 8 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Sun., July10 from 6 to 8 PM ET and Tues., July 12 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

63] – Progressive Maryland is organizing a Weekly Friday Canvass on July 8 and 15 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM ET with Krystal Oriadha who is campaigning for Prince George's County Council in District 7. Training will be provided! Sign up at

64] – World Beyond War is holding its online annual conference – No War 2022 from 3 PM ET on Fri., July 8 through 4:30 PM ET on Sun., July 10.  The conference will be hosted virtually through the Zoom Events platform and will facilitate international solidarity by bringing together speakers and attendees from around the world. #NoWar2022 will highlight unique stories of change-making, both big and small, around the world, that challenge the structural causes of war & militarism while, at the same time, concretely creating an alternative system based on a just and sustainable peace. #NoWar2022 will illustrate inspirational examples of social change activism that, as described by political theorist Adrian Kreutz, “bring about this other world by means of planting the seeds of the society of the future in the soil of today’s. … [S]ocial structures enacted in the here-and-now, in the small confines of our organizations, institutions and rituals mirror the wider social structures we can expect to see in the post-revolutionary future.”  Visit and Email

65] – 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 on Fri., July 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM ET or Sun., July 10 from 2:30 to 4 PM ET or Tues., July 12 from 6 to 7 PM ET. 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

66] – The Shut Down Berks Coalition will say “NO IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S PRISON IN PA!” in front of the Berks County Detention Center, 1040 Berks Road, Leesburg, PA 19533 on Sat., July 9 from 2 to 5 PM ET. ICE has begun to bring immigrant women into the Berks County Detention Center. Putting women seeking asylum is not how we should be using our federal tax dollars. We need investment in the community, not in prisons. Demand human rights and human services in front of the jail! Go to[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22invite_link_id%5C%22%3A382732460499631%7D%7D]%22%7D.

67] – On Sat., July 9 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

68] – Get involved with the Progressive Harford County Phone Bank on Sat., July 9 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

69] – Beto for Texas [] needs volunteers to help elect Beto. All hands are needed on deck. ‌ ‌Make calls on Mondays 7 to 10:30 PM ET and Saturdays 2:30 to 4:30 PM ET. Register at‌‌ 

70] – A friend, Brendan Walls, has to move out of a rented home on March 1.  So he is 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.

71] -- 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

 72] – 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. 

73] 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.  

74] -- 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

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

76] -- 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.

77] – 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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