Thursday, August 11, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 11 - 17, 2022

46] Support Jessica Reznicek – Aug. 11

47] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – Aug. 11 – 13

48] Learn How to Pass a Local Resolution – Aug. 11

49] All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank Aug. 11, 15 & 17

50] Training on birddogging – Aug. 11

51] Colombia & Venezuela – Aug. 11

52] Throw down Thursday Aug. 11

53] NoVA DSA hybrid Monthly Meeting – Aug. 11

54] Our Revolution phone bank – Aug. 11

55] Swing Left -- Aug. 11

56] Text with United We Dream– Aug. 11

57] Watch the film The Facility Aug. 11

58] Power Concedes Nothing – Aug. 11


46] – Supporters of Jessica Reznicek should know that Thurs., Aug. 11 marks the first year, or the 365th day, of Jessica’s incarceration after being labeled a terrorist for protecting the endangered water supply of over 40 million people. After losing an appeal in the 8th circuit court, please use Thursday to spread the word about her case and build popular support as the fight to free Jessica will continue so that this dangerous precedent will be reversed. Take action on Thursday with these two simple steps to help spread the word about her case! Take a selfie or group photo with a sign saying “365 days in prison and counting #freejessicareznicek Water protectors. Not terrorists. Email” or “365 days in prison and counting #freejessicareznicek Climate action ≠ terrorism. Email”

47] – 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 six shifts on Thurs., Aug. 11 from 2 to 8 PM ET, six shifts on Fri., Aug. 12 from 2 to 8 PM ET and eight shifts on Sat., Aug. 13 from noon to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

48] – Learn How to Pass a Local Resolution in Response to the January 6 Investigation, a Virtual Meeting, hosted by January 6 Hearings on Thursdays from 4 to 5 PM EDT.  Passing local resolutions helps build momentum on a local, state and national level to protect our freedom to vote from ongoing efforts by Trump and MAGA Republicans to sabotage our elections.

  The bipartisan January 6th Select Committee has shown that Trump and his MAGA allies planned, promoted, and paid for a criminal conspiracy to overturn an election they knew they’d lost. Trump and his MAGA allies continue to work to sabotage future elections by changing state laws, threatening state officials and packing election administration offices so that they can have the final say over election results – even when they lose. Sign up for the Aug. 4 webinar at

49] – There is an All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Banks. The next slots are on Thurs., Aug. 11 from 5 to 7 PM, Mon., Aug. 15 from 3 to 5 PM ET and Wed., Aug. 17 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

50] – CPD ACTION [] needs you on Thurs., Aug. 11 & 18 at 6 PM ET to help protect the planet.  Join a training on birddogging---the art and science of putting elected officials or candidates on the spot! Sign up for a Climate Birddog Training at

51] – Alliance for Global Justice [] wants you to attend the webinar: The Arauca – Colombia & Venezuela: Hybrid War on the Border and Human Rights.  Register at  The event will take place on Thurs., Aug. 11 at 6 PM ET with Orlando Zambrano (Venezuela), Sonia Milena López Tuta (Colombia) and Luis Hernando Alvarez (Colombia). The webinar will be in Spanish with English interpretation. Join on Zoom to access the English interpretation.

52] – Progressive Maryland wants you to phone bank on Throwdown Thursday, Aug. 11 from 6 to 8 PM. Join every Thursday to call or text for one of the endorsed candidates! Register at 

53] – The Metro DC DSA [] is letting you know that on Thurs., Aug. 11 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET there will be a NoVa Branch hybrid monthly meeting at the Arlington Central Library (or zoom), 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22201 Email novabranch [at] Go to

54] – 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 Thurs., Aug. 11.  

55] – On Thurs., Aug. 11 from 7 to 8 PM ET, join Swing Left for an Indivisible Waterfront Welcome and Training. Sign up at  There's so much at stake in the midterm elections this year, from expanding abortion access and preventing gun violence to fighting climate change and preserving democracy itself. Help increase voter turnout in districts where it matters most. Research shows that conversations with voters at their doors or on the phone can win close elections. Whether you're new to volunteering or just want to brush up on your skills, Zoom in.

56] – United We Dream [] hopes you will text for the group on Thurs., Aug. 11 at 7 PM ET. Come connect, vibe & text voters. Text registered voters. Register at

57] – [] wants us to know on Thurs., Aug. 11 at 7 PM ET that you can watch a documentary “The Facility.”  Immigrants have the fundamental human right to be treated with dignity and respect. There are, however, 23,000 immigrants inside an immigration detention facility at this very moment.1 Immigration detention is a direct violation of the human right to freedom, which is why the group launched the #FreedomForAll campaign earlier this year. Register at  The film was directed by Seth Freed Wessler of Field of Vision. 

  This short documentary tracks the lives of several immigrants inside the infamous Irwin Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. After numerous reports of abuse and medical neglect, the Irwin Detention Center closed in 2021 while under federal investigation. A whistleblower also came forward exposing rampant medical misconduct against immigrant women. The film captures how immigrants organize from within the Irwin Detention Center to advocate for transparency, freedom, and ultimately for their release. Using real-time footage, this film catches their fight against the systems that work to silence them. This event will be held in Spanish with English interpretation on Zoom.

58] – Power Concedes Nothing: Lessons for Massachusetts will happen on Thurs., Aug. 11 from 7 to 8 PM ET. How are Massachusetts organizers executing grassroots organizing strategies to win elections?   There was a report on experiences from other states’ work in the 2020 election at the Power Concedes Nothing presentation on July 14.  Those interested in progressive electoral organizing in Massachusetts will come together to continue this discussion.  Massachusetts Progressive Action Organizing Committee will lead a conversation.  Power Concedes Nothing, a new collection edited by Linda Burnham, Max Elbaum, and Maria Poblet, tells the stories behind a victory that won both the White House and the Senate and powered progressive candidates to new levels of influence. It describes the on-the-ground efforts that mobilized a record-breaking turnout by registering new voters and motivating an electorate both old and new. In doing so it charts a viable path to victory for the vital contests upcoming in 2022 and 2024.  Register to attend 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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