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Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212. Max Obuszewski can be
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buttons and stickers
site for info on federal legislation
involved with NCNR
4]Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.
5]Donate for medical care for US drone
6] Support the Pratt Workers
7] Get a copy of HOSPITALITY, the Open Door newsletter
8] A cat needs a home
9] Students need help
10] Support union workers at Starbucks – Aug. 21
11] Knock on doors for Brooke – Aug. 21- 27
12] “Colloquy on Addiction”
– Aug. 21
13] Interfaith Black Lives
Matter rally – Aug. 21
14] Make calls with the DNC -- Aug. 21 - 23
15] Get out the Vote Phone Banking for Beto
– Aug. 21, 23, 26 & 27
Town Hall -- Aug. 21
Protection Phone Bank – Aug. 21, 23, 26
18] Metro DC DSA Meeting – Aug. 21
at the Pentagon – Aug. 22
20]All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank – Aug. 22, 24, 25 & 27
Protection webinar – Aug. 22
22]Voting Rights & Democracy -- Aug.
23] Brooke will be in Garrett County – Aug. 22
24]Phone bank for Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock – Aug. 22
25] Train to Get out the Vote Phone
Banking for the DNC – Aug. 22. 24 &
26] Register voters -- Aug. 23
27]We Are All Organizers – Aug. 23
28] Russia out of Ukraine protest – Aug. 23
29] Swing Left Baltimore – Aug. 23
30]Letter to the Editor party – Aug. 23
1] –Buttons, bumperstickers and books are
available. “God Bless the Whole World, No
Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
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: 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.
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 email@example.com.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2022 at 10 AM, Carole Sargent <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
this: A lady in our D.C. neighborhood
died, and I accompanied her while she was dying over many months. She passed
away last week. She has a beautiful cat, 14 years old. The cat is a Siamese mix
called a lynx point. I love the cat, but I have two, and my female would not
accept her I'm sure. My female had trouble with another female earlier. She is
up to date on all of her veterinary care, and I would love to find a great home
9] –The students at
Calvin Rodwell Elementary/Middle School need our help! Food and gas
prices are higher than normal right now and many families are going to have a
tough time buying uniforms and school supplies this Fall. You can bring
school supplies or uniforms (see list below) to our August rally. You can
also send checks to Child First Authority, Inc., 3904 Hickory Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21211. PLEASE WRITE CALVIN RODWELL ELEM/MS IN THE MEMO LINE
ON YOUR CHECK. For more information about the Child First Authority
click HERE. https://childfirstauthority.org/.
10] –Metro DC DSA
[email@example.com] is urging you to join workers on the front line in a struggle
against Starbucks management in Montgomery County, Maryland. The unionized
Starbucks workers in Montgomery County are ON STRIKE. They will be picketing
from 7 AM to noon on Sun., Aug. 21 and DSA members will be there to support
them. The store is located at 16806 Georgia Ave., Olney 20832. RSVP at
11] –Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood,
hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.
Sign up for Sun., Aug. 21, Mon., Aug. 22, Tues, Aug. 23, Wed., Aug 24, Thurs.,
Aug. 25, Fri., Aug. 26, and Sat., Aug 27.
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 https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/484676/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketing.
12] – 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., Aug. 21, the platform is “Colloquy on
Addiction.” Colloquy was created more than 25 years ago by Arthur Dobrin (now
Leader Emeritus of the Ethical Society of Long Island). Colloquy inspires participants
to raise awareness of their own views, emotions and values. Guided by a
facilitator, participants sit in a circle (or zoom square), listen to a
topic read by the leader, and take turns sharing responses – speaking
from personal experiences, thoughts and feelings. This platform will
focus on the topic of Addiction – how it has affected nearly everyone in some
way. Each person can share for 3 minutes or pass. We suggest members write down
3 things and discuss from their personal experience. It can be serious, funny,
about society, or family. It’s a current topic of our times, and times
long ago. And it’s a humanist topic that isn’t shameful or blameworthy. A safe
place to share, with recording optional. Email President@BEMOREthical.org
for ZOOM login information.
13] –On Sun., Aug. 21,
join an Interfaith Black Lives Matter rally from 1:30 to 2:30 PM ET in front of
the entrance to the Columbia Mall, intersection of Gov. Warfield Parkway and
Windstream. "White Power"/racist fliers have been distributed in
Columbia and surrounding counties. It's more important than ever to stand
with our Black brothers and sisters and say NO to hate! Email
15] –Beto for Texas
[firstname.lastname@example.org] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new
governor in Texas. Sign up for a shift
on Sun., Aug. 21 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Tues., Aug. 23 from 7 to 9:30 PM, Fri.,
Aug. 26 from 6 to 7:30 PM and Sat., Aug. 27 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 https://www.mobilize.us/betofortexas/event/438569/?utm_source=ema20220727-200206.
16] –Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America
[email@example.com] hopes you will participate on Sun., Aug. 21 at 4 PM ET in
the Progressive Town Hall: Ending the Primary Season on a High Note. The featured guest is PDA-endorsed candidate
Maxwell Alejandro Frost, two days before his primary election in Central Florida.
With all that's going on in the country and the world, it's been easy to
lose track of how progressive candidates have fared, on balance, in their
primary match-ups against moderate, pro-corporate Democrats over the past six
months. This Sunday we're going to review the results so far—and while we
certainly lost some races we really wanted to win, the
overall picture is very promising for progressives. We overcame
incredible, unprecedented disadvantages—and still we won more races than any
time in the past half-century. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.
17] –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., Aug. 21 from 6 to 8 PM, Tues., Aug. 23 from
4 to 6 PM ET and Fri., Aug. 26 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.
18] –The Metro DC DSA
General Body Meeting will take place on Sun., Aug. 21 from 7 to 9 PM ET. RSVP at
Besides the regularly scheduled reports, you will also get a look at YDSA and
the amazing work these groups have been doing, including a report back from the
YDSA conference. There is an upcoming DSA regional retreat. Finally, shine a
spotlight on electoral wins and the work to come on that front. Email info [at]
mdcdsa [dot] org. This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.
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. 22 and it is sponsored by
the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
20] – Join a
Pennsylvania Statewide Virtual Phone Bank, hosted by All in PA 2022. On
Mon., Aug. 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, Wed., Aug. 24 and Thurs., Aug. 25 from 5 to
7 PM and Sat., Aug. 27 from 11 AM to 1 PM ET, join the phone bank. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/445906/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.
Talk with voters about electing Pennsylvania Democrats up and down the
ballot! You'll need a computer, reliable internet service and a browser
program, such as Firefox or Chrome. This will continue through September 1.
22] –EDF Action
[email@example.com] wants you to attend a briefing: Voting Rights
& Democracy in 2022 on Mon., Aug. 22 at 6:30 PM ET. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/edfaction/event/489587/.
Make sure that your community knows how to navigate through every effort to
restrict your voice at the polls. Because to protect climate progress, we need
everyone to do their part. That’s why a group of voting rights experts will
discuss a wide variety of topics, including: voter ID laws, civic engagement
and state voter suppression efforts.
24] –Register for a phone bank for Georgia Senator Raphael
Warnock on Mon., Aug. 22 at 7 PM ET. Make sure that the Give No Ground
candidates have the support they need to deliver a trifecta in November. Join
the Indivisible team for a special national phone bank! Sign up at https://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcu-urzMiE9Cgnij3_Hp2j9WPi82FEcrj.
how to make calls to voters in battleground states on your
schedule with the DNC National Call-Crew! The DNC National Call-Crew
brings volunteer power to battleground states where it's needed most for the
Midterms! In this Zoom-based training, you will learn how to make calls and get
your questions answered through an amazing online community. After training,
during calling hours, you'll be able to schedule shifts on the hour or stop by
to call when it's most convenient for you. The first half of the session, you
will be set up to call, and the second half you'll be making calls to voters in
battleground states. The next trainings are on Mon., Aug. 22 from 7 to 8 PM,
Wed., Aug. 24 from 7 to 8 PM and Sat., Aug. 27 from 4 to 5 PM EDT. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/northcentralmassvolunteers/event/440875/.
28] –Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Aug. 23 from
4:30 to 5:30 PM ET for joining the CODEPINK call for support demonstrations for
the people of Ukraine. Gather at 33rd and N.
Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war
extending throughout Europe. Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and
has threatened the use of nuclear weapons. Russian soldiers were sent
into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear
plant. Now they stationed in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the
largest in Europe. People who believe in peace and justice should
come forward and take the risks of peace. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at
Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.
29] –Swing Left
Baltimore Meet Up is a Community Event on Tues., Aug. 23 from 6 to 8 PM
EDT at the R House, 301 W. 29th St., Baltimore 21211. Gather forces to help
Democrats win in key races in Pennsylvania. Come to the R House for a drink and
conversation about what we are up against in PA and how you can help win the
midterms for the Dems. Learn the basics of letter writing, text banking, phone
banking, canvassing, and more. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/492297/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest.
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