Thursday, September 15, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 16 - 22, 2022

69] Knock on doors with MD Dems – Sept. 16 & 17

70] Phone Bank for Brooke Sept. 16 - 17

71] Knock on doors for Brooke – Sep. 16 – 17

72] Table at county fair Sept. 16 - 18

73] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – Sept. 16

74] Our Democracy phone bank – Sept. 16, 18 & 19

75] National Domestic Workers Alliance celebration Sept. 16

76] Phone Bank for Beto Sept. 16 & 17

77] Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party Sept. 16 & 17

78] Get out the Vote Sept. 17 - 18

79] International Coastal Cleanup day – Sept. 17

80] Bird watching tour of Druid Hill Park – Sept. 17

81] Expungement Clinic Sept. 17

82] All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank – Sept. 17, 19, 21 & 22

83] Get over to the food pantry – Sept. 17

84] DSA Internationalism Working Group event – Sept. 17

85] Wicomico County Canvassing – Sept. 17 & 24

86] MUPJ meeting -- Sept. 17

87] Training to Make Calls with the DNC -- Sept. 17

88] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

89] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

91] Do you need a doctor?

92] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

93] Do you need any book shelves?

94] Join the Global Zero campaign. \

95] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


69] – 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 Fri., Sept. 16 and Tues., Sept. 17 from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 4 PM and 4 to 7 PM ET.  Sign up at

70] – On Fri., Sept. 16 and 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

71] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Fri., Sept. 16 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

72] – Claire Bohlen [] needs your help at the Worcester County Fair from Fri., Sept. 16 to Sun., Sept. 18. It takes place at Byrd Park, 400 Dighton Ave., Snow Hill, MD 21863. Table to get the word out about endorsed candidates!  The available times are Fri., Sept. 16 from 11 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 3 PM, 3 to 5 PM, and 5 to 7 PM EDT, Sat., Sept. 17 from 10 AM to noon, noon to 2 PM, 2 to 4 PM and Sun., Sept. 18 from 10 AM to noon, noon to 2 PM, 2 to 4 PM, and 4 to 7 PM ET.  Sign up at this link:

73] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Sept. 16 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

74] – Join an Our Democracy phone banks, hosted by Common Cause on Fri., Sept. 16 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., Sept. 18 from 6 to 8 PM & Tues., Sept 20 from 4 to 6 PM EDT. The idea is to protect democracy.  Sign up at

75] – The National Domestic Workers Alliance [] needs you on Fri., Sept. 16 from 5 to 9 PM ET for the 15th Anniversary virtual celebration.  Tune in

76] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Fri., Sept. 16 from 6 to 7:30 PM, Sat., Sept. 17 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM and Tues., Sept. 13 from 7 to 9:30 PM ET. Help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up at

77] – Sign up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Fri., Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET, Sun., Sept. 18 from 3:30 to 5 PM and Tues., Sept. 20 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

78] – The Maryland Poor People's Campaign (MD PPC) [] needs your help on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 to Get out the Vote.  Register and mobilize voters this weekend. Speak with voters about justice issues, distribute and explain voting information, and assist with registering people to vote. Volunteer to GOTV (Get out the Vote) See Details and Sign up Here!

79] – The Ocean Conservancy [] announced that Saturday, September 17 is The International Coastal Cleanup day. Plastic pollution is a massive problem for our ocean but your small actions can make a big difference. From plankton to whales, animals throughout the ocean are finding their homes polluted by plastics. Join us for the International Coastal Cleanup to be the change and #SeatheChange. Every bottle, every straw, every piece of trash you clean up can lead to a cleaner, healthier ocean. Go to

80] –  There is a Bid watching Tour in Druid Hill Park on Sat., Sept. 17 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET at 3001 East Dr., Baltimore 21217.  For questions, email Druid Hill Park is Baltimore's oldest large park and is home to 745 acres of forests, fields, and a large lake. 189 species of birds have been documented here, including nesting Baltimore orioles and yellow-crowned night herons. Audubon experts will lead us in search of avian friends! No experience necessary, and BYO binoculars! Register at*1wnjtos*_ga*NTE2ODcwNDM0LjE2NTQzMDM4MTU.*_ga_X2XNL2MWTT*MTY2MzI5NjA4MC4xMS4xLjE2NjMyOTYwODkuNTEuMC4w.

81] – Delegate Regina T. Boyce [] wants you to know about a Greater Govans Expungement Clinic hosted by Loyola University Maryland and Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) on Sat., Sept. 17 from 11 AM to 3   PM. The event will be held in the parking lot of Loyola’s Transportation and Public Safety complex at 5104 York Road, Baltimore.

82] – There is an All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Banks. The next slots are on Sat., Sept. 17 from 11 AM to 1 PM and 3 to 5 PM, Mon., Sept. 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM ET and Wed., Sept. 21 and Thurs., Sept. 22 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

83] – On Sat., Sept. 17 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

84] – There are two activities that the DSA Internationalism Working Group is sponsoring on Sat., Sept.  17. First, you're invited to sign up for the Washington DC: Capital of Neoliberalism Walking Tour at 1 PM. Meet in Farragut Square! The Internationalism Working Group is sponsoring this event because it will cover how international institutions spread neoliberal policies abroad, led by Latin America expert and Revolution in Development author Christy Thornton. It'll visit the IMF, the workplace of a PROMESA Board member, and more...

Immediately after the Walking Tour, attend KICKBALL & a Fundraiser from 3:30 to 6 PM at Virginia Highlands Park, 1600 S. Hayes St., Arlington 22202. Reserve your spot for free: A $20 minimum donation will be collected at the event via Venmo, Cashapp or cash. All proceeds will go toward campaigns to reform the United States’ imperial foreign policy.

85] – Do some Wicomico County Canvassing on Sat., Sept. 17 from 1 to 3 PM ET and on Sept. 24 from 10 AM to noon ET.  Meet at the Dems office, 306 W. Main St., Salisbury, MD 21804. Join Progressive Candidates and Lower Shore Progressive Caucus members to work to elect Progressive Candidates up and down the ballot in 2022.   

86] –   Paulette Hammond [] is inviting you to a Maryland United for Peace and Justice meeting on Sept. 17 at 2 PM ET. Join Zoom Meeting at  Contact Paulette to receive the agenda and a copy of the previous meeting’s minutes.

87] – Do a Training to Make Calls with the DNC National Call-Crew organized by The Democratic National Committee on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Learn how to make calls to voters in battleground states. The DNC National Call-Crew brings volunteer power where it's needed most for the Midterms! In this Zoom-based training you will be taught how to make calls and get your questions answered through an amazing online community. The first half of the session we'll be getting you set up to call and join our online community, and the second half we'll be making calls to voters in battleground states. On Sat., Sept. 17 from 4 to 5 PM, Mon., Sept. 19 and Wed., Sept. 21 from 7 to 8 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at

88] – If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email or call 410-721-5770 x231.  There is a colleague whose father is a medic on the front line. One container is shipped every month to the Donbass region. Donations can be picked up in Baltimore and Columbia every Thursday, and on other days in Annapolis and Crofton.

89] -- 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

90] – 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. 

91] 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.  

92] -- 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

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

94] -- 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.

95] – 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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