"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 with the MD Dems – Sept. 11 - 13
9] Phone bank for Brooke – Sept. 11 - 17
10] Knock on doors for Brooke – Sept. 11 - 17
11] Greenwashing plastics recycling – Sept. 11
12] Unity Walk – Sept. 11
13] Write letters – Sept. 11
14] Make calls for Beto – Sept. 11, 13, 16 & 17
15] Write letters for Beto --Sept. 11, 13 & 16
16] Make calls MD Dems – Sept. 11, 13 & 16
17] PDA Town Hall -- Sept. 11
18] Protest at the Pentagon – Sept. 12
19] War Abolisher Awards -- Sept. 12, 14, 16
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
8] – Baltimore City - Knock on doors with the MD Dems Coordinated Campaign, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party through Fri., Sept. 30. Meet at 415 N. Howard St., Suite G-1, Baltimore 21201. Knock on doors and talk to our neighbors to make sure voters are engaged and excited to vote for Wes Moore, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Brooke Lierman, Anthony Brown, and the rest of the democratic slate. The canvassing shifts are on Sun., Sept. 11 from 1 to 4 PM & 4 to 7 PM, Mon., Sept. 12 and Tues., Sept. 13 from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 4 PM and 4 to 7 PM ET. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/498322/.
9] – On Sun., Sept. 11 through Sat., Sept. 17 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 https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/489251/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.OTH_VirtualConventionSignup_080822&t=4&akid=16578%2E508952%2EHQOuGi.
10] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller. Sign up for Sun., Sept. 11 through Sat., Sept 17. 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.
11] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM. On Sun., Sept. 11, the platform is “Greenwashing Public Relations and Plastics Recycling” with David Lavine, a Baltimore Ethical Society member. Email President@BEMOREthical.org for ZOOM login information.
12] – The Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington’s annual Unity Walk is a public demonstration of love and support for all who live in the region. On Sun., Sept. 11 from 1:30 to 6 PM ET walk with participants of all ages to visit different houses of worship and spiritual centers in upper Northwest DC to learn about and experience diverse faith traditions. There will be new opportunities to engage through moderated speed dialogues, family activities, comedy, music, and sharing of tasty cultural treats. Tickets are $5 (students, seniors, and those of limited income)/$10 (general admission). All participants must register. Email Symi Rom-Rymer (email@example.com) for registration details. If you’ll be taking the Metro, the closest Metro stop to the Unity Walk is Tenleytown Metro (Red Line) which is about a 10-15min. walk from Washington Hebrew Congregation. Go to https://ifcmw.org/unity-walk/.
13] – On Sun., Sept. 11 at 2 PM, Vote Forward by Making More Good Trouble! Join a letter & postcard writing event using award-winning proven tactics to reach potential voters in these incredibly important Midterms! Meet friendly folks, discuss the elections & have some protected time to catch up on your writing! You can go to votefwd.org and make an account; download twenty letters; and learn how you can write them at this 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. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/502030/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.
14] – 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., Sept. 11 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Tues., Sept. 13 from 7 to 9:30 PM, Fri., Sept. 16 from 6 to 7:30 PM and Sat., Sept. 17 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.
15] – Sign up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Sun., Sept. 11 from 3:30 to 5 PM or on Tues., Sept. 13 from 7 to 8 PM or Fri., Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 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 https://www.mobilize.us/betofortexas/event/427673/?utm_source=ema20220817-203416.
16] – Progressive Democrats of America [email@example.com] wants your participation on Sun., Sept. 11 at 4 PM ET for the Progressive Town Hall: How We Win the Midterms. Discuss how PDA will help defeat the MAGA Republicans and win victories for progressives. Finding a winning strategy will be the subject of this Sunday's Progressive Town Hall. Sign up at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4. Discuss how PDA will help lift progressive champions like John Fetterman, Mandela Barnes, Katie Porter, and Jamie McLeod-Skinner to victory in their close races.
17] – Join an Our Democracy phone banks, hosted by Common Cause, on Sun., Sept. 11 from 6 to 8 PM & Tues., Sept. 13 & Fri., Sept. 16 from 4 to 6 PM ET. The idea is to protect democracy. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.
18] – 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 Sept. 12 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.
19] – There is an All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Banks. The next slots are on Mon., Sept. 12 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, Wed., Sept. 14 and Thurs., Sept. 15 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 https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/445906/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.
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