Monday, September 19, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 19 - 24, 2022

26] Knock on doors with the MD Dems – Sept. 19 - 20  

27] Phone bank for Brooke – Sept. 19 - 24

28] Knock on doors for Brooke – Sept. 19 - 24

29] Election Protection webinar – Sept. 19

30] Deep Skills training – Sept. 19

31] U.S. Intervention Talk – Sept. 19

32] Training to make calls – Sept. 19  

33] Elect climate champions -- Sept. 19

34] Anti-poverty resolution – Sept. 19

35] Our Veterans, Wounds of War – Sept. 19

36] Progressive Harford County meeting – Sept. 19

37] Film about suppressing the vote –Sept. 19

38] Get money out meeting – Sept. 19 

39] Write letters party – Sept. 19

40] Global Semiconductor Supply Chain – Sept. 20

41] Protest coal ash at the EPA – Sept. 20


26] – 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 Mon., Sept. 19 and Tues., Sept. 20 from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 4 PM and 4 to 7 PM ET.  Sign up at

27] – On Mon., Sept. 19 through Sat., Sept. 24 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

28] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Mon., Sept. 19 through Sat., Sept 24.  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

29] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 4:30 PM ET on Mon., Sept. 19. Please submit any questions to: Sign up at Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

30] – People's Action [] hopes you will be available on Mon., Sept. 19 and Tues., Sept. 20 from 6 to 9 PM ET. This two-part Deep Canvass Skills Series training includes script structure, compassionate curiosity, storytelling, and assertiveness. Deep canvassing is one of the only tactics scientifically proven to reduce prejudice, inoculate people against fear-based messaging, and change hearts and minds on our most divisive issues in a way that lasts. Build a future where everyone can thrive, but to do that, we must heal the wounds inflicted by the people who want to divide us for profit. The strategy is called deep canvassing, which is about creating mutual understanding grounded in lived experience, instead of in debate or talking points. Deep canvassing was developed by organizers and volunteers in the LGBTQ rights movement as a way to turn the tide of a decade of losses at the ballot box.  Register at

31] – The UMass Amherst History Department [] thinks you would be interested in a webinar US Policy in the Global South on Mon., Sept. 19 at 7 PM. As part of the Feinberg Series Keynote, hear from Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Vincent Bevins & Amy Goodman. Register at  Throughout the twentieth century, the United States trained and financed military regimes to crush reformist and revolutionary movements. This keynote will explore the devastating consequences of U.S.-backed state terror in Central America and Southeast Asia. In Central America alone, U.S. intervention from 1960-1996 led to the deaths of over 300,000 people. U.S.-backed dictatorships in Guatemala and Indonesia killed more than a million people accused of revolutionary activism. At the same time, throughout the Global South, rural workers led powerful movements against U.S.-backed regimes to win basic rights. 

32] – Do a Training to Make Calls with the DNC National Call-Crew organized by The Democratic National Committee.  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 get set up to call and join the online community, and the second half make calls to voters in battleground states. On Mon., Sept. 19 and Wed., Sept. 21 from 7 to 8 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at

33] – The CCAN Action Fund [] wants you to get involved in a campaign on Tues., Sept. 20 at 7 PM ET to Elect Climate Champions in Maryland! ‌ ‌This is a critical election year here in Maryland, and we must send climate champions to Annapolis.  Learn more about how you can take action and help elect climate champions in your community. RSVP

34] – Fight intersectional inequality, racism, & poverty with the Poor People's Campaign.  The group has produced a Poverty Resolution which will be discussed at an Our Revolution Baltimore City/County Chapter Meeting. Maryland is one of the wealthiest states in the country, yet we have a deep inequality, and the number of people in poverty is growing. Too many Marylanders suffer from hunger, housing instability, and lack of healthcare. The Maryland Poor People's Campaign has developed a Resolution to End Poverty in Maryland, which calls on the Maryland General Assembly to address issues of poverty in a systemic, intersectional way. Please be there on Mon., Sept. 19 at 5:30 PM ET.  Register at

35] – Our Veterans, Wounds of War is happening on Mon., Sept. 19 from 7 to 8 PM ET. In their new book Our Veterans: Winners, Losers, Friends, and Enemies on the New Terrain of Veterans Affairs, Suzanne Gordon, Steve Early, and Jasper Craven explore the physical, emotional, social, economic, and psychological impact of military service and the problems that veterans face when they return to civilian life. The authors critically examine the role of advocacy organizations, philanthropies, corporations, and politicians who purport to be “pro-veteran.” They describe the ongoing debate about the cost, quality, and effectiveness of healthcare provided or outsourced by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). They also examine generational divisions and political tensions among veterans, as revealed in the tumultuous events of 2020, from Black Lives Matter protests to the Trump-Biden presidential contest. Frank and revealing, Our Veterans proposes a new agenda for veterans’ affairs linking service provision to veterans to the quest for broader social programs benefiting all Americans.

 Suzanne Gordon is Senior Policy Analyst at the Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute and the author of many books. Steve Early is a freelance journalist, labor organizer, lawyer, and the author of, most recently, Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City. Register to attend at

36] – On Mon., Sept. 19 at 7 PM ET, join Progressive Harford County for its virtual monthly September meeting. Hear about the game plan to elect endorsed candidates and garner support for the cannabis legalization ballot measure. Progressive Harford meets on the third Monday of the month at 7 PM on Zoom. Sign up at

37] – Susan Barnett [] wants you to know about Reel and Meal taking place on Mon., Sept. 19 at 7 PM ET. See the film Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote at the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center) in Greenbelt, MD. Masks are encouraged. You can also participate on Zoom.

Register at  The organizers encourage you to purchase a vegan meal to support the mission focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues. A vegan meal option costs $7.99 at the COOP. Call 301 474 0522 by 1 PM, and pick up is from 4 to 7 PM. 

Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote (2022) focuses on the new voter laws that make it difficult for minorities and rural populations to vote in the 2022 midterm elections.  Twelve states have introduced 96 bills to restrict voting and 13 states have introduced 41 bills to undercut election administration. The film uses the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp as a deplorable example of today’s voter suppression laws. It also includes perspectives from voters in Arizona, Florida, and Texas about how these unconstitutional and racist measures impact their right to vote. Nicole Williams, State Delegate for District 22, will lead the discussion following the film. Delegate Williams has been a member of the Maryland Bar since 2002 and currently serves on the Judiciary Committee in Annapolis. She will focus on ways to save our fragile democracy and begin to heal the deep divisions in our country.

  The Reel and Meal at the New Deal is a monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, presented by Utopia Film Festival, the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition and Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group.  See the Reel and Meal Facebook page  For more on this month’s event contact Lucy Duff at 

38] – There is a Get Money Out - Maryland meeting Teleconference on Mon., Sept. 19 at 7:30 PM ET.  You can join the conference at 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID: 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. Or you can join by going to  Help plan a call-in day to senators for the DISCLOSE Act and strategize about the Electoral Count Reform Act.

39] – Join a Letter to the Editor Party, hosted by Common Cause. Write letters to local media outlets about issues facing our country, from voting rights to ending mass incarceration. Sign up at for Mon., Sept. 19 from 8 to 9 PM ET. You will be provided tools to quickly send a letter to all local news outlets.  

40] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies [] is alerting you to an event on Tues., Sept. 20 from 9 to 10:30 AM -- Global Semiconductor Supply Chain and US-ROK Cooperation. Register at   In recent years, South Korea and the United States have stepped up their discussions and cooperation on economic security. Recognizing the vital importance of the semiconductor industry in particular, the two allies have made bolstering supply chain resilience in this sector a policy priority. In the wake of global semiconductor shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, safeguarding these supply chains has been brought to the forefront of policy discussions in both countries. Underscoring the importance of semiconductors to the security of both countries, South Korea and the United States agreed to strengthen their strategic economic and technology partnership at the first Biden-Yoon summit in May 2022.

41] – Pat Elder [] wants you to know of a protest at the EPA on Tues., Sept. 20 at 9 AM ET.  Coal ash contamination in North Carolina leads to this protest. Coal ash is a killer. Meet in Freedom Plaza and march to the EPA.  RSVP at

To be continued.

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"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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