Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 2 - 8, 2022

55] Bike Breakfast – Sept. 2

56] Phone Bank for Brooke Sept. 2 - 3

57] Knock on doors for Brooke – Sept. 2 & 3

58] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – Sept. 2

59] Fire Drill Fridays – Sept. 2

60] Our Democracy phone banks – Sept. 2

61] Phone Bank for Beto Sept. 2 and 3

62] Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party Sept. 2 and 3

63] Clean up in Patterson Park -- Sept. 3

64] Support union at Starbucks -- Sept. 3

65] Get over to the food pantry – Sept. 3

66] Highlight Lower Shore Progressive candidates – Sept. 3

67] All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank Sept. 3, 5, 7 & 8

68] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

70] Do you need a doctor?

71] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

72] Do you need any book shelves?

73] Join the Global Zero campaign.

74] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


55] – Jed Weeks, Bikemore [] wants you to know it is time for the monthly Bike Breakfast on Fri., Sept. 2 from 7:30 to 9 AM ET in the courtyard between Fadensonnen and Sophomore Coffee, 3 West 23rd St. [at 23rd St. and Maryland Ave.] Baltimore 21218. Bike Breakfast is a drop-in meet and greet where folks can ask questions about biking in Baltimore, policy and infrastructure, and upcoming events. It's also a great opportunity to meet other folks that lead bike events, commute, or ride for recreation in Baltimore. Light breakfast snacks and iced coffee will be provided.

56] -- On Fri., Sept. 2 and Sat., Sept. 3 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

57] – Do Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Fri., Sept. 2 and Sat., Sept. 3 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

58] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Sept. 2 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

59] –Jane Fonda for Fire Drill Fridays [] is telling us that there will be a special Fire Drill Friday on Fri., Sept. 2 at 2 PM ETI have an important update to share with you - my fellow firefighters - and then I'll be speaking with Jean Su, director of the Energy Justice Program and senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. Together we will unpack what's going on in Congress around the climate — the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Senator Manchin’s dirty deal to fast track oil and gas projects across America, and how we can each take action to protect our planet. Tune in at

60] – On Fri., Sept. 2 from 4 to 6 PM, 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! The next phone bank is on Sept. 9. Sign up at

61] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Fri., Sept. 2 from 6 to 7:30 PM and Sat., Sept. 3 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

62] – Sign up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Fri., Sept. 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM or on Sun., Sept. 4 from 3:30 5 PM EDT or on Tues., Sept. 6 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

63] – There is a need for a Habitat Team of Volunteers in Patterson Park on Sat., Sept. 3 from 9 to 10:30 AM ET in the Patterson Park Wetlands Garden.  Help build bird habitat in Audubon’s native plant gardens in Patterson Park! Volunteers can make sure they remain healthy habitats for the park’s birds and butterflies, as well as safe spaces for learning and exploring. Come to weed, mulch, and/or plant while spending the morning outdoors with friends, family, and Audubon. For questions, email Meet at the wetland garden, uphill & northwest of the boat lake in Patterson Park. Water, gloves, and tools will be provided. Registration is required in order to help keep the group small. Each individual must register, including multiple people from the same family/group. Register at

64] –  Bill Harvey [] is asking if you can show up on Sat., Sept. 3 from 10 AM to noon to join a sip in at Starbucks, 3201 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218. This is part of a nationwide program to support the organizing campaigns by Workers United. Wear your union T-shirt and give encouragement to the baristas.

65] – On Sat., Sept. 3 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

66] – Jared Schablein [] wants you to attend on Sat., Sept. 3 from  6:30 to 8 PM ET the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus at LSPC member Leslie Carey's home in Salisbury or virtually for the third annual summer social fundraiser! Sign up at Celebrate the primary successful campaigns! But, more importantly, highlight Lower Shore Progressive candidates, causes, and all the great work the LSPC has and will be doing to ensure victory on November 8th.  

67] – There is an All In PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The next slots are on Sat., Sept. 3 from 11 AM to 1 PM and 3 to 5 PM, Mon., Sept. 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, and Wed., Sept. 7 and Thurs., Sept. 8 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

68] -- 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

69] – 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. 

 70] 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.  

71] -- 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

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

73] -- 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.

74] – 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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