Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 24 - 29, 2022

31] Knock on doors for Brooke – Aug. 24 - 27

32] Voter registration – Aug. 24

33] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – Aug. 24 – 27

34] The Time to Care Coalition meeting – Aug. 24

35] All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank – Aug. 24, 25, 27 & 29

36] Our Revolution phone bank – Aug. 24 – 25

37] Training to Make Calls DNC National Call-Crew – Aug. 24, 27 & 29

38] Stop Raytheon’s Nukes – Aug. 24

39] Swing Left, hosted in Columbia, MD – Aug. 24


31] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for 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.

32] – Get over to the University of Pennsylvania for Welcome Week Voter Registration, hosted by All In PA 2022 on Wed., Aug. 24 from 11 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 3 PM and 3 to 5 PM ET. Volunteer to register voters on Penn's campus with the PA Dems to get new students registered to vote! Meet at the corner of 36th St and Locust Walk, Philadelphia for training. Visit https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/488352/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketingore.

33] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew to voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email digitalorganizing@dnc.org. Sign up for up to eight shifts on Wed., Aug. 24 from 2 to 10 PM ET,  six shifts on Thurs., Aug. 25 from 2 to 8 PM ET, six shifts on Fri., Aug. 26 from 2 to 8 PM ET and eight shifts on Sat., Aug. 27 from noon to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at https://events.democrats.org/event/440875/. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/388091/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.

34] – The Time to Care Coalition [info@timetocare.net] wants your involvement on Wed., Aug. 24 at 4 PM ET for a coalition meeting. Get updates on the implementation of Paid Family and Medical Leave, as well as future coalition activities. Prepare for the 2023 legislative session. If you know anyone or any organizations that might be interested in helping implement Paid Family and Medical Leave legislation in Maryland, forward them the information! Register at timetocare.net.

35] – There is an All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Banks. The next slots are on Wed., Aug. 24 & Thurs., Aug. 25 from 5 to 7 PM ET and Sat., Aug. 27 from 11 AM to 1 PM and 3 to 5 PM and Mon., Aug. 29 from 4:30 to 6:30 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 https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/445906/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.

36] – Our Revolution [info@ourrevolution.com] 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 https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/440081/?akid=2556.8252965.t1Ai8m&rd=1&t=11. Sign up for Wed., Aug. 24 and Thurs., Aug. 25.  

37] – Sign up for a Training to Make Calls anytime with the DNC National Call-Crew.  Learn 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 Wed., Aug. 24 from 7 to 8 PM, Sat., Aug. 27 from 4 to 5 PM and Mon., Aug. 29 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  Sign up at https://events.democrats.org/event/440875/.

38] – Allana Knowles [info@masspeaceaction.org] wants you to join in on Wed., Aug. 24 from 7 to 8 PM for a webinar Stop Raytheon’s Nukes: Raytheon Campaign Joins Forces with Nuclear Abolitionists.  Learn more about Raytheon's production of nuclear weapons which make nuclear war more likely, as well as how this campaign will give visibility to the need to abolish nuclear weapons.  Find out how you can be part of this new project to oppose nuclear weapons production and hold high the vision of a world without nuclear war always hanging over our heads. The webinar will be featuring Jackie Cabasso, Richard Krushnic, Paul Shannon, and Nick Rabb.  Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArd-2opz8rH9MANZs8c21kid-04GIJbCXj?emci=09be6ec0-4b22-ed11-bd6e-281878b83d8a&emdi=4c971f71-5d22-ed11-bd6e-281878b83d8a&ceid=269591.

39] – On Wed., Aug. 24 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, Swing Left, hosted in Columbia, MD, is doing a monthly status update event on Zoom, followed by letter writing on your own. There is a separate event to attend in-person letter writing. The evening will start with a 10-15 minute status update. Then dive into writing letters. You can stay on Zoom to be connected to the in-person meeting or drop off and write at your own pace. Sign up as a volunteer on Vote Forward at votefwd.org/swingleft. It takes a day or so to get approved as a volunteer, so plan to sign up 3-4 days ahead of the event. Download 20 letters to write at the event and gather your materials. You will need, 20 stamps, a blue pen, and 20 #10 business envelopes. Swing Left’s “Write Letters from Home” page has step-by-step information to help you get set up on Vote Forward and download letters, including this short video. If you haven’t heard of it, Swing Left is a national network that helps people find high impact ways to support Democratic candidates. Focus on the most flippable races as an important step towards ensuring the progressive change needed to create a more inclusive and equitable government and society.  Go to https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/438044/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type.

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] 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


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