Sunday, August 7, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 8 - 14, 2022

17] Nuclear Risk Reduction – Aug. 8

18] Make calls with the DNC – Aug. 8 & 9

19] Stop Slumlords meeting Aug. 8

20] Election Protection webinar – Aug. 8

21] Train to Get out the Vote Phone Banking for the DNC – Aug. 8. 10 & 13

22] US, Russia, China & NATO – Aug. 8

23] For the People teleconference – Aug. 8

24] Vigil for the School Bus Bombing – Aug. 8

25] Save the Climate – Aug. 9

26] Prayer vigil – Aug. 9

27] We Are All Organizers – Aug. 9

28] Protest JHU’s weapons contracts – Aug. 9

29] Voter Protection Phone banks with Common Cause – Aug. 9, 12 and 14

30] Talk to Blue voters – August 9

31] Virtual phone bank – Aug. 9

32] Make calls for Beto – Aug. 9, 12 and 13

33] Nuclear Weapons 101: A Tutorial – Aug. 9

34] Learn to text to voters -- Aug. 9

35] Swing left – Aug. 9


17] – On Mon., Aug. 8 at 1:15 PM ET, check out Taking Forward Nuclear Risk Reduction, an NPT Side Event.  Constructive dialogue around the topic of ‘nuclear risk reduction’ has featured prominently in this review cycle of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). It has gained even more prominence following the invasion of Ukraine. This event seeks to contribute to informed discussion on the topic. The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), alongside the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) and the Governments of the Netherlands and Switzerland, are pleased to invite you to an in-person event on Taking Forward Nuclear Risk Reduction to be held on the margins of the NPT Review Conference. Sign up to hear multiple speakers at

18] – 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 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 Sign up at

19] –  The Metro DC DSA [] is inviting you to Stomp Out Slumlords DMV-wide meeting is on Mon., Aug. 8 at 6 PM ET at the MLK Library, 901 G St. NW, WDC 20001.  This is an in-person DMV meeting with tenant leaders and organizers from across DC, Maryland and Virginia. The delegation that attended the Autonomous Tenants Union Network Convention last month in Los Angeles will report back on the experience and the lessons learned from other tenant unions. Discuss next steps for building the tenant movement across the DMV. 

20] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 4:30 PM ET on Mon., Aug.8. Please submit any questions to: Sign up at Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

21] – 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 Mon., Aug. 8 from 7 to 8 PM ET, Wed., Aug. 10 from 7 to 8 PM EDT and Sat., Aug. 13 from 4 to 5 PM EDT.  Sign up at

22] – On Mon., Aug. 8 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, there is a webinar The U.S., Russia, China & NATO: The Dangerous New Era of Great Power Confrontation & How We Respond.  The Ukraine War brought out tensions between the three empires. The invasion of Ukraine, including Putin’s threat to us nuclear weapons, has caused many peace and justice activists great concern. Threats by China over Taiwan have become an exercise in an actual invasion of the island, similar to the attack on Hong Kong. Join Reiner Braun, Executive Director of the International Peace Bureau (Berlin), and Phillis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies, as they make sense of this fluid and dangerous landscape and offer their prescriptions for how our movements should respond.  Register at

23] – Get involved in a For the People-MD Teleconference on Mon., Aug. 8 at 7:30 PM ET.  Dial 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID: 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. Or get on Zoom at  Review status of the DISCLOSE Act and study the ECRA and decide whether For the People -- Maryland should take a position.

24] – Neda Saleh [] wants you to go online on Mon., Aug. 8 at  8 PM  ET to participate in a Vigil for the School Bus Bombing. It has been four years since a 500 lb. laser-guided, Lockheed Martin bomb tragically killed 40 children on a school trip in Yemen. Those 40 children's deaths have since been ignored by the Saudi-UAE coalition's supporters and the US continues to funnel military arms to Saudi forces. Register at

25] – On Tues. Aug. 9 at noon ET, Stop the war! Save the climate!  Join Veterans for Peace and BIPOC youth for this save the climate demonstration at 111 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Come out to support this important event on the 77th Anniversary of the US' bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.  Sign up at  Protest outside U.S. Senator Van Hollen's District Office to urge him to show the same courage as Rep. Raskin did recently in voting against the bloated military budget. Unfortunately, these organizations are not calling on President Putin to end the invasion and to pull out Russian troops.  Putin is playing a major role in contributing to climate chaos.  I wish these activists would demand an end to the invasion which is a war of aggression.

26] – On Tues., Aug. 9 from noon to 1 PM ET, there will be a Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Prayer Vigil outside the White House on Pennsylvania Ave., sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

27] – On Tues., Aug. 9 from 2 to 3:30 PM and 7:30 to 9 PM ET,  the Democratic National Committee has put together We Are All Organizers: Community Organizing Training. RSVP at  Learn how to organize in your community.  Community organizing focuses on the most important tools at our disposal: our relationships and our ability to talk with one another about things that matter. Go over the best ways to make a difference, and how to be a leader and organize in your community. You will receive a link to join on Zoom closer to the day-of.

28] – On Tues., Aug. 9, Nagasaki Day, from 4 to 5 PM ET, gather at 33rd and North Charles Sts. in Baltimore across the street from Johns Hopkins University. JHU is a major weapons contractor receiving close to $1 billion in research contracts at its Applied Physics Laboratory.  The university, known as the #1 School of Mass Destruction among educational institutions. Tell the president no more nuclear weapons contracts. 

29] – 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! Call on Tues., Aug. 9 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Fri., Aug. 12 from 4 to 6 PM, and Sun., Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Sign up at

30] – On Tues., Aug. 9 from 6 to 8 PM ET, get with The Democratic National Committee's Patriotic Democrats Talkin' Blue Conversations with Voters.  Sign up at

31] – Join this Virtual Phone Bank on Tues., Aug. 9 from 6 to 8 PM EDT.  Make a difference right now! Elect more Democrats! Have meaningful conversations with voters from the comfort & convenience of your home. This zoom event is hosted by DNC volunteers Art Jacoby and Val Robb to help get more voters actively engaging neighbors across the USA in conversation. You'll be well-trained, and you will use a simple, smart script & be fully supported.

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

33] – On Tues., Aug. 9, Nagasaki Day, from 7:30 to 9 PM ET, participate in a webinar Nuclear Weapons 101 – a virtual tutorial about the movement to rid this planet of the scourge of nuclear weapons. The webinar will include information provided by Max Obuszewski, Paul Magno, Dr. Gwen DuBois, Jean Athey and others.  The focus to build the anti-nuclear movement with the suggestion of current and past strategies.  The Q& A might elicit some new ideas.

Topic: Nuclear Weapons 101

Time: Aug 9, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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34] – On Tues., Aug. 9 at 7:30 PM, get involved with Working Families Party Texter Training.  RSVP at BEFORE you join this event, you'll need to create two accounts: Create your WFP4theMany Slack account here and your WFP Spoke account here using the SAME Name and email address as Slack!  Read and commit to the Working Families Party People's Charter and join this orientation and you will be guided through becoming an official member of the powerful text team that is reaching millions of voters across the country!

35] – On Tues., Aug. 9 from 8 to 9:30 PM ET, join co-hosts NOPE, Target Majority NYC, Network NOVA, and others for a Swing Left briefing on the very latest polling results from Simon Rosenberg, longtime political strategist and founder of New Democrat Network. Simon is bullish on the prospects for Democrats in the midterms, arguing that outrage over the overturning of Roe v. Wade, disgust with gun violence, and revelations emerging from the January 6 hearings have dramatically altered the electoral prognosis. Contrary to convention, he says, this year’s midterm election will be like the last two elections – it will be decided by the anti-MAGA majority in this country. You'll hear about Swing Left's strategy for winning and ways you can to take action with groups like NOPE. Then Simon will update his mid-summer analysis A New, Bluer Election. His optimism inspires us to give the 2022 election the same energy we gave to our wins in 2018 and 2020.   Register at

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] Go to

"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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