Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 3 - 8, 2022

35] Progressive Maryland Healthcare Task Force – Aug. 3

36] Restoring Deterrence: Coercion and Crises in Southern Asia – Aug. 3

37] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – Aug. 3 – 6

38] All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank Aug. 3, 4 & 6

39] Swing elections blue – Aug. 3

40] NoVA DSA Monthly Tenant Organizing Meeting – Aug. 3

41] Our Revolution phone bank – Aug. 3 - 4

42] Get out the (Friend) Vote for Mandela Barnes!  – Aug. 3

43] Training to Make Calls DNC National Call-Crew – Aug. 3, 6 & 8

44] 50TH ANNIVERSARY of Pax Christi USA Conference Aug. 4 - 7

45] Film “The Berrigans: Devout & Dangerous – Aug. 4


35] – The Progressive Maryland Healthcare Task Force will meet on Wed., Aug. 3. The focus in the coming months is the Campaign to Advance Medicare for All, the Make Medicines Affordable Campaign, and ongoing efforts to End Medical Debt. Contact Patty at patty@progressivemaryland.org if you want to get involved.

36] – On Wed., Aug. 3 at 10 AM ET, get over to Restoring Deterrence: Coercion and Crises in Southern Asia [Virtual] with multiple speakers.  RSVP at https://www.stimson.org/event/restoring-deterrence-coercion-and-crises-in-southern-asia/.  This is the launch of a new, free online course: Restoring Deterrence: Coercion and Crises in Southern Asia. A panel of regional experts will assess the current state of deterrence stability in Southern Asia, what it means for great power competition in the Indo-Pacific, and how these issues are understood by and framed for the public. This discussion marks the launch of the latest online course, which unpacks the concepts of deterrence, compellence, and coercion among nuclear-armed states and explores their role in the Cuban missile crisis and recent crises in Southern Asia. The course is a free resource designed for students of all experience levels and backgrounds. It takes three hours to complete and earn a Stimson certificate. Register at https://stratlearning.org/catalog/info/id:139,cms_featured_course:1.

37] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew through July 31.  Call 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. 3 from 2 to 10 PM ET,  six shifts on Thurs., Aug. 4 from 2 to 8 PM ET, six shifts on Fri., Aug. 5 from 2 to 8 PM ET and eight shifts on Sat., Aug. 6 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.

38] – There is an All In PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The next slots are on Wed., Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 PM ET, Thurs., Aug. 4 from 5 to 7 PM and Sat., Aug. 6 from 3 to 5 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.

39] – On Wed., Aug. 3 at 6 PM ET, the Silver Spring Progressive Action is hosting a PHONEBANK TO SWING ELECTIONS BLUE. Join SSPA for a virtual phone bank to talk with voters about electing Democrats up and down the ballot! Help identify Democratic voters for the Senate and other races as well as issues important to voters. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/475548/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type.

40] – Get over to a NoVA DSA Monthly Tenant Organizing Meeting on Wed., Aug. 3 from 6 to 7 PM ET. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP.  Email novabranch [at] mdcdsa.org.  This meeting is for those involved with the NoVA Tenant Organizing campaign or who would like to learn more about this work. Get updates on activities, find ways to get you involved, and get answers to any questions.  RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-monthly-tenant-org-mtg?link_id=42&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-jul-15-2022&email_referrer=email_1612636&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-jul-22-2022.

41] – 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. 3 and Thurs., Aug. 4.  

42] – Get out the (Friend) Vote for Mandela Barnes!  This is Virtual Friend-to-Friend Outreach, hosted by Working Families Party on Wed., Aug. 3 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Learn how to reach out to friends & family about Mandela and the August 9th Primary! This is friend banking.  WFP has a tool to reach friends and family called Reach, an easy app you can use to text or email your network and move them to take action. Get a quick training, then hear music & challenges to reach friends and family to get out the vote for Mandela Barnes! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/484627/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

43] – 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. 3 from 7 to 8 PM, Sat., Aug. 6 from 4 to 5 PM and Mon., Aug. 8 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  Sign up at https://events.democrats.org/event/440875/.

44] – The NATIONAL ASSEMBLY/CONFERENCE for the 50TH ANNIVERSARY of Pax Christi USA goes from Thurs., Aug. 4 through Sun., Aug. 7. It will be held at the Doubletree Hotel at 300 Army Navy Drive in Arlington, Virginia. The keynote speaker will be Archbishop John C. Wester, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, who recently issued a Pastoral Letter on disarmament and nuclear war. Hotel rooms are in short supply (and may be unavailable at this point) BUT registration for the conference is still open and there are two ways to attend: commuter [$350] and virtually [$150]. Register at https://paxchristiusa.org/2021/10/14/save-the-date-pax-christi-usa-celebrates-50-years-at-the-national-conference/.

45] – On Thurs., Aug. 4 at 7:30 PM ET, there will be a showing of the new documentary “The Berrigans: Devout and Dangerous” with a panel discussion featuring Frida Berrigan, the filmmakers, and others. The film will be shown at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Arlington, VA. Email info@paxchristimdcb.org.

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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