Thursday, August 18, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 19 - 25, 2022

56] Volunteer at the Vegan Soulfest – Aug. 19 – 21

57] Phone Bank for Brooke Aug. 19 and 20

58] Knock on doors for Brooke – Aug. 19 & 20

59] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – Aug. 19

60] Will nuclear weapons destroy the planet? Aug. 19

61] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – Aug. 19 - 20

62] Join the Voter Protection Phone banks --- Aug. 19, 21, 23

63] Volunteer at Wicomico Count Fair – Aug. 19 – 21

64] Phone bank for BETO – Aug. 19 -20

65] Write letters for Beto -- Aug. 19, 21 & 23

66] Birdwatching in Druid Hill Park -- Aug. 20

67] Get over to the food pantry – Aug. 20

68] All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank Aug. 20, 24 & 25

68] Josh Shapiro for Pennsylvania governor Aug. 20  

69] Phone Bank for Brooke Aug. 20

70] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

72] Do you need a doctor?

73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

74] Do you need any book shelves?

75] Join the Global Zero campaign.

76] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


56] -- Volunteers are needed for the Vegan Soulfest scheduled for Fri., Aug.19 through Sun., Aug. 21. Join this amazing community for this three day event featuring music, DJs, speakers, vegan cooking demos, vegan food, and sustainability education. In efforts to "starve the beast" aka the incinerator, the Energy Justice Network is looking for volunteers to engage with the festival goers at the recycling and composting stations to educate them on how to separate their trash to minimize contamination in the 3-bin system. Interested in joining the Vegan Soulfest Green Team and attending the festival, reply to with the subject 'Soulfest Green Team.'

57] -- On Fri., Aug. 19 and Sat., Aug. 20 from 10 AM to 8 PM ET, phone bank for Brooke Lierman for comptroller.  Can you spare a few hours to phone bank for Brooke? You can do it from your home and you will be sent a list and a script!  Once you sign up, an organizer will reach out directly to you and get you your phone book and a training if you need it! Register at

58] – Do Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Fri., Aug. 19 and Sat., Aug. 20 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, 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. Sign up at

59] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Aug. 19 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

60] – In her acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, Beatrice Fihn said this: "The story of nuclear weapons will have an ending, and it is up to us what that ending will be.   Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?  One of these things will happen." On Fri., Aug. 19 at 1 PM, Danny Hall (Director of Public Affairs for Soka Gakkai International-USA—Buddhist) and Jean Athey will speak via Zoom on the U.S. grassroots campaign for a fundamental change in US nuclear weapons policy.  Get up to date on the current danger, new research, and what you can do in this struggle.  Join in to get the Zoom link at It really is up to you and I to ensure that life as we know it will continue on planet Earth. 

61] – 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 Fri., Aug. 19 from 2 to 8 PM ET and eight shifts on Sat., Aug. 20 from noon to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

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! Call on Fri., Aug. 19 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., Aug. 21 from 6 to 8 PM ET, and Tues., Aug. 23 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

63] – Claire Bohlen (Community Outreach Chair) [] hopes you can volunteer at the Wicomico County Fair on Fri., Aug. 19 from 4 to 8 PM, Sat., Aug. 20 from 10 AM to 9 PM and Sun., Aug. 21 from noon to 6 PM ET.  Select a two-hour shift. The goal is to talk to the community and spread information about endorsed candidates and pass out literature from the union print shop this morning with all our endorsed candidates on them.  All the materials, training, assistance, and anything else you will need will be provided. Sign up at

64] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Fri., Aug. 19 from 6 to 7:30 PM, Sat., Aug. 20 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM ET. Help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up at

65] – Sign up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Fri., Aug. 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM or on Sun., Aug. 21 from 3:30 5 PM EDT or on Tues., Aug. 23 from 7 to 8 PM ET. 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, write letters together! Register at

66] – Get with a Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park, 3001 East Drive, Baltimore 21217 on Sat., Aug. 20 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET. Druid Hill Park is Baltimore's oldest large park and is home to 745 acres of forests, fields, and a large lake. 189 species of birds have been documented here, including nesting Baltimore orioles and yellow-crowned night herons. Audubon experts will lead us in search of avian friends! No experience necessary. Email RSVP at Join a Pennsylvania Statewide Virtual Phone Bank, hosted by All in PA 2022 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

67] – On Sat., Aug. 20 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] – There is an All In PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The next slots are on Sat., Aug. 20 from 3 to 5 PM. Wed., Aug. 24 from 5 to 7 PM and Thurs., Aug. 25 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. Continue through Sept. 1. Sign up at

69] – On Sat., Aug. 20 at 4 PM ET, Josh Shapiro for Pennsylvania will hold a virtual Philadelphia Training. Learn how you can use the new Team Josh app to elect Josh as Pennsylvania’s next Governor, invite your friends to join the team, and register voters… without even leaving your couch! ​​Over the next three months, reach out to supporters, have conversations with persuadable voters, and make sure all of the Pennsylvania voters vote this year! Email  Register at

70] -- 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

71] – 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. 

72] 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.  

73] -- 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

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

75] -- 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.

76] – 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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