Baltimore Activist Alert – August 7 – 13, 2022
"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center. Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com.
If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212. Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.
1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Get involved with NCNR
4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.
5] Donate for medical care for US drone victim
6] Support the Pratt Workers United
7] Get a copy of HOSPITALITY, the Open Door newsletter
8] Knock on doors for Brooke – Aug. 7- 13
9] Theological Considerations – Aug. 7
10] Virtual letter writing – Aug. 7
11] Make calls with the DNC -- Aug. 7 - 9
12] Get out the Vote Phone Banking for Beto – Aug. 7, 9, 12 & 13
13] PDA Town Hall -- Aug. 7
14] Voter Protection Phone Bank – Aug. 7, 9, 12
15] Protest at the Pentagon – Aug. 8
16] Meet Roger Waters – Aug. 8
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
3] – THE 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.
6] – The workers at the Enoch Pratt Free Library have started a drive to organize a union calling themselves Pratt Workers United. Go to https://www.prattworkersunited.org/. There is a letter of support for community members to sign at https://www.prattworkersunited.org/community-letter-support.
"Pratt 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.
8] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller. Sign up for Sun., Aug. 7, Mon., Aug. 8, Tues, Aug. 9, Wed., Aug 10, Thurs., Aug. 11, Fri., Aug. 12, and Sat., Aug 13. 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.
9] – Melvin Hardy [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to know of an event on Sun., Aug. 7 from 10:30 AM ET, as part of the Hiroshima Nagasaki Remembrances: Communication via All Souls Church, Theological Reflections by Rev. Louise Green. Go to https://all-souls.org/events/rev-louise-green-reflections-after-pilgrimage-water-and-fire/. On the day after Hiroshima Day, this service will reflect on the things which make for peace. The Rev George MacLeod in Iona, Scotland, and the Rev. A. Powell Davies in D.C, had immediate bold reactions to the U.S. atomic bomb drop of 1945. Their passionate writing impacted several generations, and still reverberates now. We must cultivate both the calm waters of peaceful action, and the fire of commitment, to move boldly for justice imperatives.
10] – Join a Virtual Letter Writing program on Sun., Aug. 7 from 2 to 3 PM ET hosted by Vote Forward. Join the band of Good Trouble to write letters and postcards to reach potential voters in these important upcoming elections! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/483329/?followup_modal_context=newsletter. Go to votefwd.org and make an account; download twenty letters; and you will be shown how to write them at the event! Letters to underrepresented voters are a fun, easy, and highly effective way to strengthening our democracy by encouraging citizens from underrepresented communities to vote.
11] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew to voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email email@example.com. Sign up for up to four shifts on Sun., Aug. 7 from 2 to 6 PM ET, eight shifts on Mon., Aug. 8 from 2 to 10 PM ET, and six shifts on Tues., Aug. 9 from 2 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.
12] – 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. 7 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Tues., Aug. 9 from 7 to 9:30 PM, Fri., Aug. 12 from 6 to 7:30 PM and Sat., Aug. 13 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.
13] – Progressive Democrats of America [email@example.com] would love to have you join in on Sun., Aug. 7 at 4 PM ET for the Town Hall on public health updates, M4A, and winning on Tuesday. Dr. David Cohen Joins Dr. Bill for a Public Health Update and More. PDA continues to bring light to the issue of our inadequate and unjust #Healthcare in the U.S. #COVID19 has shown us that the underserved in this country, who by virtue of the status quo remain uninsured and underinsured, were first to die and continue in greatest numbers to die from this public health emergency. PDA stands in support of those candidates who are running for public office on this most critical issue. Register here and the machine will send you your unique secure code: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.
14] – 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. 7 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., Aug. 9 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Fri., Aug. 12 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.
15] – There 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. 8 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.
16] – RootsAction Team [email@example.com] wants you on Mon., Aug. 8 at 3 PM ET to join Pink Floyd's Roger Waters online to Discuss War and Peace. This webinar will be about matters of war, peace, art, and activism. Sign up at https://actionnetwork.org/events/webinar-with-roger-waters?clear_id=true. The event will include a Q&A.
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/.
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