42] –What can we do when one political party’s leaders openly and
aggressively try to take away our democracy and roll back women’s rights and
civil rights? When they attack our efforts to embed racial and restorative
justice in our societal systems, how do we respond? One of the most meaningful
things we can do during this time is to show up for this election and to make
sure others do! National Voter
Registration Day is September 20th so it’s a perfect time to check your voter
registration status and make sure your family members are registered.
43] –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 Tues.,
Sept. 20 through Sat., Sept. 24 from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 4 PM and 4 to 7 PM
ET. Sign up athttps://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/498322/.
45] –Do some Door Knocking for
Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke 24Lierman for Comptroller.
Sign up for Tues., Sept. 20 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.
the Air Force Association "Arms Bazaar" on Tues., Sept. 20 from
noon to 1:30 PM ET. Participate a
Nonviolent Vigil and Prayer Service for Peace and Justice during
the annual AFA Air-Space-Cyber Conference and Technology
Exposition. This witness is being held on the eve of the
International Day of Peace
(https://www.un.org/en/observances/international-day-peace) and in
solidarity with Campaign Nonviolence (https://paceebene.org/action-days) and Catholic
Day of Actions (https://nonviolencejustpeace.net/days-of-action/).
For more info about the AFA Arms Bazaar
The demo will be
held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St.,
National Harbor, MD 20745. Meet for the vigil at the corner of Waterfront
St. and St. George Blvd., directly across from the Gaylord National Resort.
This is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Contact Art Laffin at
202-360-6416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
47] – This past July, the UN General Assembly passed a
resolution 161-0 (with the US among those voting in favor) that recognizes a
healthy environment as a fundamental human right. On Tues., Sept. 20 at noon,
Delegate Vaughn Stewart and John Knox, Professor of International Law and
former Special Rapporteur on the Environment and Human Rights, will be in
conversation about this development and its impact on the international,
national and local level. Join for a conversation about how this resolution was
passed, what similar resolutions have meant at a country level, what this
resolution will mean internationally and what this means for our local efforts
in Maryland. RSVP at https://mdehr.org/actions/september-20-webinar/.
49] –Get over to Voting Resources Fair, organized for When
We All Vote on Tues., Sept. 20 from noon to 1 PM ET at Howard Community
College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia 21044. The resource fair is to
encourage voter’s registration in the campus community. Go to
50] – On Tues., Sept. 20 from 1 to 2 PM ET, the Stimson
Center’s Defense [sic] Strategy and Planning program will convene a panel of
experts to discuss the urgent need for effective crisis management in
cross-Strait relations, drawing on lessons from the 1995 Taiwan Strait Crisis
to the present day. The United States
and China have relied for decades on military signaling to communicate resolve
and deterrence over Taiwan policy. Since the election of Tsai Ing-Wen in 2016,
China has conducted a range of coercive military actions, including aerial
patrols and large-scale military exercises in response to perceived offenses by
Taiwan and the United States, resulting in renewed calls for greater U.S. military
presence and commitment. The United States has recently made a number of
unambiguous signals of support for Taiwan in an effort to enhance deterrence,
and China has responded by intensifying its military activities in the region,
raising U.S.-China tensions to historic levels. Sign up at https://www.stimson.org/event/coercion-and-crisis-management-in-the-taiwan-strait/.
52] –Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Sept. 20 from
4:30 to 5:30 PM ET at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The
invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout
Europe. Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use
of nuclear weapons. Russian soldiers were sent into the area around the
contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant. Now they are
stationed in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in
Europe. People who believe in peace and justice should come forward
and take the risks of peace. The recent burial sites continue to expose
ruthless war crimes by the invaders, Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast
dot net or 410-323-1607. Celebrate the International Day of Peace a day early.
53] – Our Revolution
[email@example.com] would like you to phone bank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays
and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. There are more than 8 million voters
across the country who identify as progressive. These numbers suggest
progressives can win at every level of government, but the voters must go to
the polls! Sign up to join the Our Revolution phone bank force at https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/440081/?akid=2556.8252965.t1Ai8m&rd=1&t=11.
Sign up for Tues., Sept. 20, Wed., Sept. 21 &Thurs., Sept. 22.
54] – Massachusetts
Peace Action [firstname.lastname@example.org] hopes you will attend on Tues., Sept.
20 at 6:30 PM a webinar Defending Our Imperiled Democracy with Richard Falk,
Liz Theoharis and Van Gosse. The
discussion recognize our national crisis to defend the constitutional
democracy. It is no secret that what remains
of our already flawed U.S. constitutional democracy is in serious jeopardy.
Without it, our efforts to stanch the climate emergency, prevent wars, and to
promote social and economic justice will face more than daunting prospects. The
next few years will determine if we can revitalize U.S. democracy, or if the
country will go the way of the Weimar Republic. Gerrymandering, racist obstacles
to voter registration and voting, and the capture of states’ election reporting
systems by right-wing extremists place our electoral democracy in peril.
Militia violence targeted against elected officials, election officials, the
courts compounded by misinformation decreased access to truth make us all
vulnerable. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mENO4v5JSc-QHadJXK_YjQ?_x_zm_rtaid=5kzm8eLkSLW8LguDN29JjA.1663538673720.26651d26d1a93a7511ab21d08cb27ccd&_x_zm_rhtaid=723.
55] –Beto for Texas
[email@example.com] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new
governor in Texas. Sign up for a shift
on Tues., Sept. 20 from 7 to 9:30 PM, Fri., Sept. 23 from 6 to 7:30 PM, Sat., Sept.
24 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM ET and Sun., Sept. 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. 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.
56] – Sign
up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Tues., Sept. 20 from 7 to 8
PM, Fri., Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET and Sun., Sept. 25 from 3:30 to 5 PM
or. 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.
Tues., Sept. 20 at 8 PM ET, join CODEPINK Congress and Massachusetts Peace
Action (MAPA) to challenge US policies causing mass starvation in Afghanistan
and imposing brutal sanctions on Iran after the US abandoned the JCPOA (Iran
nuclear deal). Despite a legal ruling favoring unfreezing half of
Afghanistan’s $7 billion frozen in US banks, the Biden administration continues
to withhold Afghanistan’s Central Bank reserves. Meanwhile, as the White House
moves toward rejoining the Iran nuclear deal, dozens of corporate Democrats
aligned with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Israel are pushing back. Will the US return
to the Iran nuclear deal? Will the Biden administration unfreeze Afghanistan’s
funds? Hear from Trita Parsi, Executive Vice President of the Quincy
Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and Masuda Sultan, an
Afghan-American women’s rights activist. Register at https://www.codepink.org/09202022.
59] –Join a Letter to the Editor Party: The Paid Jailer
Report, hosted by Common Cause. Write letters to our local media outlets about
issues facing our country, from voting rights to ending mass incarceration.
Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/418654/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.
You can participate on Tues., Sept. 20 from 8 to 9 PM ET.
60] –Join a Letter Writing Party virtual
training on Tues., Sept. 20 from 8 to 9 PM ET, hosted by Vote Forward. Writing
letters on your own is amazing, but bringing a group of people together to
write letters with you is an even better way to multiply your impact on voter
turnout this year — and have fun at the same time! Learn everything you need to
know to make your letter writing party a success. The training will cover how
to invite and prepare attendees, how to set up your event, and how to follow
up. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/496671/.
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