Friday, August 26, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 26 - September 1, 2022


55] Women's (In)equality Day – Aug. 26

56] Register voters -- Aug. 26 - 28

57] Phone Bank for Brooke Aug. 26 - 27

58] Knock on doors for Brooke – Aug. 26 & 27

59] Register voters – Aug. 26

60] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – Aug. 26

61] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – Aug. 26 - 27

62] Win with Solar Aug. 26

63] Join the Voter Protection Phone banks --- Aug. 26, 28, 30

64] Our Democracy phone banks – Aug. 26, 28, 30

65] Phone Bank for Beto Aug. 26 and 27

66] Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party Aug. 26

67] Birdwatching in Patterson Park -- Aug. 27

68] Get over to the food pantry – Aug. 27

69] Housing and Displacement Walking Tour – Aug. 27

70] DSA Summer Picnic -- Aug. 27

71] All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank Aug. 27 & 31 & Sept. 1

72] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

74] Do you need a doctor?

75] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

76] Do you need any book shelves?

77] Join the Global Zero campaign.

78] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


55] – League of Women Voters [] is  informing us that August 26 is Women's (In)equality Day.  This day is the anniversary of the certification of the 19th amendment. Yet with rights under attack, women are still not equal in our country.

56] – Regional groups of the MD Poor Peoples Campaign will be registering and mobilizing voters on two separate weekends: Fri., Aug. 26 to Sun., Aug. 28 and Fri., Sept. 16 to Sun., Sept. 18. Volunteers are needed to speak with voters about justice issues, distribute and explain voting information, and assist with registering people to vote. Especially needed are volunteers who have received training as voter registration distributors by the Maryland state or any county's Elections Board, and are therefore allowed to distribute voter registration applications, help people with complete voter registration applications, and return the completed applications to the appropriate county election office. Volunteer at

57] -- On Fri., Aug. 26 and Sat., Aug. 27 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] -- Get over to the University of Pennsylvania for Welcome Week Voter Registration, hosted by All In PA 2022 on Fri., Aug. 26 from noon to 2 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

60] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Aug. 26 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

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. 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 Sign up at

62] – Solar United Neighbors [] wants you to know on Fri., Aug. 26 at 3 PM ET how a big solar win can benefit you and your community. Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act, and this historic bill includes a number of policies that make benefiting from solar more affordable for families, businesses, and nonprofits. Learn more about the solar parts of the bill, and find out how it can help you and your community go solar. Register at

63] – 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., Aug. 26 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Sun., Aug. 28 from 6 to 8 PM and Tues., Aug. 30 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

64] – On Fri., Aug. 26 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., Aug. 28 from 6 to 8 PM and Tues., Aug. 30 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Common Cause is organizing Our Democracy phone banks 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. Work to get candidates on the record about their stances on key democracy issues. Help strengthen the phone bank team to make as many calls as possible to protect our democracy. These shifts will include training for first-timers before you make calls - so if this is your first time, no worries! Sign up at

65] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on 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

66] – Sign up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Fri., Aug. 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM or on Sun., Aug. 28 from 3:30 5 PM EDT or on Tues., Aug. 30 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

67] – Get with a Birdwatching Tour of Patterson Park on Sat., Aug. 27 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET.  Meet at the fountain, closest to East Lombard St. and South Patterson Park Ave. Over 200 bird species have visited Patterson Park, an important migratory stopover in Baltimore City! Audubon experts will lead a search of avian friends! No experience necessary. If you would like to borrow binoculars, email All ages and abilities welcome! Registration is required in order to help keep the group small. RSVP at

68] – On Sat., Aug. 27 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

69] – The Metro DC DSA [] hopes you will get involved on Sat., Aug. 27 at 1 PM ET for a Housing and Displacement Walking Tour. The tour will explore three sites in Brightwood Park in NW D.C. connected to how displacement related to racism and profit have worked in DC real estate — in the past and present. The tour will be led by Tanya Golash-Boza, a District native who grew up in the neighborhood and whose research on the area breaks new ground on how the neighborhood was segregated and re-segregated; and Mara Cherkasky, co-founder of both the historical research firm Prologue DC and the digital public history project Mapping Segregation in Washington DC. The tour will also uncover how housing displacement is related to policing tactics and mass incarceration. The walking tour will connect historical struggles to current organizing efforts against District landlords led by Metro DC DSA’s Stomp Out Slumlords Working Group.

The tour will meet outside at 15 Kennedy St. NW (street area in front of Roots Public Charter School; walking distance to the Fort Totten Metro, 64 bus, E4 and K6 buses) and will adjourn at 3 PM ET. The tour will be followed by a happy hour afterward at a nearby bar. We will provide snacks and water on the tour and do our best to make sure the route is shaded and the pace is light. We encourage you to invite friends, comrades and anyone who may be interested! Sign up

70] – The MoCo DSA branch [] will host on Sat., Aug. 27 at 2 PM ET a Summer Picnic at the Wheaton Forest Local Park, 1700 University Blvd. W, Wheaton 20902. RSVP at Both Montgomery County and non-Montgomery County comrades are invited, as well as allies and anyone interested in learning more about DSA. Food and drinks will be available. Feel free to bring drinks or snacks to share!! A covered picnic area is reserved, so the picnic will happen rain or shine. The park is about a 15-minute walk away from the Wheaton Metro. Visit

71] – There is an All In PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The next slots are on Sat., Aug. 27 from 3 to 5 PM, Wed., Aug. 31 from 5 to 7 PM and Thurs., Sept. 1 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

72] -- 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

73] – 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. 

74] 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.  

75] -- 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

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

77] -- 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.

78] – 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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