Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 30 to September 5, 2022

34] Hire returning citizens – Aug. 30

35] International Overdose Awareness Day Aug. 31

36] Knock on doors for Brooke – Aug. 31 – Sept. 3

37] Conversation on Climate Tech and Government – Aug. 31

38] Palestinian human rights Aug. 31

39] Immigration Detention – Aug. 31

40] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – Aug. 31

41] All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank – Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, 3 & 5

42] Our Revolution phone bank – Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

43] Training to Make Calls DNC National Call-Crew – Aug. 31 & Sept. 3

44] High Cost of Prescription Drugs – Aug. 31

45] Brooke for Comptroller meeting – Aug. 31

46] Swing Left, hosted in Catonsville – Aug. 31

47] Join Democratic Socialists of America – Aug. 31


34] – The Progressive Maryland Returning Citizens Task Force will meet on Tues., Aug. 30 from 6 to 7 PM ET.  The RCTF has a Housing Committee that’s working on getting a halfway house established in Prince George's County to serve the needs of transitioning prisoners. There is a Committee to work on Voter Registration efforts with a focus on events during national voter registration week September 19th-24th.   The TF Jobs Committee has begun planning a campaign to get WMATA, the D.C. regional Metro system, to begin hiring returning citizens. The system has a policy in place that denies employment opportunities to formerly incarcerated persons. If you are interested in learning more or becoming involved in housing, jobs or voter registration campaigns, email kurt@progressivemaryland.org.

35] – August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day: look for posts from Progressive Maryland and People’s Action.

36] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Wed., Aug 31, Thurs., Sept. 1, Fri., Sept. 2, and Sat., Sept. 3.  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. RSVP at brookelierman.com/OrganizingMeeting.

37] – On Wed., Aug. 31 from noon to 1 PM ET, tune into a conversation series on Climate Tech and Government hosted by Overture.  Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/489545/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual. Please join Departing Special Assistant to the President and NSC Senior Director for Climate and Energy, The White House, Melanie Nakagawa, and Overture Co-Founders Shomik Dutta and Brandon Hurlbut to discuss her time in the Biden-Harris Administration and the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act.

38] – On Wed., Aug. 31 at 1 PM ET, join legal and policy experts from prominent Palestinian human rights organizations to learn about the threat by Israel to terminate their work and silence others. They will be joined by Michael Lynk and Yavar Hameed who will speak about how Canada has enabled the Israeli war on Palestinian Civil Society and how Canadian civil society can respond.  Sign up at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EU9Bgv1iSN6yj2ixPLmrqQ?link_id=7&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-mcgill-roger-waters-kashmir-and-todays-attack-on-gaza&email_referrer=email_1644666&email_subject=webinar-defending-palestinian-civil-society-understanding-canadas-role.

39] – Alex Miller - Immigration Justice Campaign [justice@immcouncil.org] hopes you will attend this webinar on Wed., Aug. 31 at 1 PM ET "Immigration Detention: How It Works and How You Can Help.” Are you looking for a way to get involved with immigration detention advocacy, but not sure where to start? Register at https://aila-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/9216582600942/WN_wpy7vb4FSwyiFP2lrEwufQ.

40] – 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. 31 from 2 to 10 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.

41] – There is an All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Banks. The next slots are on Wed., Aug. 31 & Thurs., Sept. 1 from 5 to 7 PM ET and Sat., Sept. 3 from 11 AM to 1 PM and 3 to 5 PM and Mon., Sept. 5 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.

42] – 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. 31 and Thurs., Sept. 2.  

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. 31 from 7 to 8 PM and Sat., Sept. 3 from 4 to 5 PM.  Sign up at https://events.democrats.org/event/440875/.

44] – Join Progressive Maryland on Wed., Aug. 31 from 7 to 8 PM ET! Speak Out Against the High Cost of Prescription Drugs. Support the Make Medicines Affordable campaign. Fight to make sure everyone can get the lifesaving and life sustaining drugs they need when they need them. Come learn about what the Inflation Reduction Act will do to help rein in the drug companies and what Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Becerra can do to lower the cost of certain medications that are candidates for Executive Action. You’ll also find out what you can do! Contact Patty for more information at patty@progressivemaryland.org. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemaryland/event/489159/?emci=ed031cdd-dd27-ed11-bd6e-281878b914e7&emdi=4d309db4-df27-ed11-bd6e-281878b914e7&ceid=136680.

45] – Brooke Lierman for Comptroller [info@brookelierman.com] is inviting you on Wed., Aug. 31 from 7 to 8 PM ET for a General Election organizing conversation! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/490307/?referring_vol=4616202&share_context=dashboard-event-details&sharer_role=SharerRole.ORGANIZER.

46] – On Wed., Aug. 31 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, join Swing Left for an August Catonsville in-person letter writing to voters. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/469557/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest.  This event’s address is private. This event is ONLY for in-person letter writing attendees. There is a separate zoom event for a monthly status update and letter writing on your own. Start the in-person evening with a 10-15 minute status update that will also be on the other zoom event. Then dive into letter writing. The letters will be printed. You bring a blue pen, 20 envelopes, and 20 first class stamps.

47] – Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] hopes you will be interested in joining Democratic Socialists of America.  Find out on Wed., Aug. 31 from 8 to 9 PM ET how you can join this organization: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-83?link_id=43&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-aug-5-2022&email_referrer=email_1631668&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-aug-12-2022. You'll learn about DSA, what the group does, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. This chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland.

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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