Thursday, September 29, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 30 -- October 4, 2022

78] Bike Breakfast – Sept. 30

79] Knock on doors with MD Dems – Sept. 30

80] Phone Bank for Brooke Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

81] Knock on doors for Brooke – Sep. 30 – Oct. 1

82] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – Sept. 30

83] Fire Drill Friday Sept. 30

84] Our Democracy phone bank – Sept. 30, Oct. 2 & 4

85] Phone Bank for Beto Sept. 30 & Oct. 1

86] Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party Sept. 30, Oct. 2 & 4

87] Protect habitat in Patterson Park – Oct. 1

88] Day of Action to Knock on Doors Oct. 1

89] Christian Support for the State of Israel – Oct. 1

90] Get over to the food pantry – Oct. 1

91] Text Banking – Oct. 1

92] Training to Make Calls with the DNC -- Oct. 1, 2 & 3

93] Dance with Norman Lear -- Oct. 1

94] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

95] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

97] Do you need a doctor?

98] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

99] Do you need any book shelves?

100] Join the Global Zero campaign. \

101] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


78] – Jed Weeks, Bikemore [] is asking you to join him on Fri., Sept. 30 from 7:30 to 9 AM ET. The monthly Bike Breakfast will take place at the Fadensonnen/Sophomore Coffee courtyard. Bike Breakfast is a drop-in event where we share news about bike infrastructure, events, and meet other folks biking or interested in biking in Baltimore.

79] – Baltimore City - Knock on doors with the MD Dems Coordinated Campaign, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party on 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 from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 4 PM and 4 to 7 PM ET.  Sign up at

80] – On Fri., Sept. 30 and Sat., Oct. 1 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

81] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Fri., Sept. 30 through Sat., Oct. 1.  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

82] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Sept. 30 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

83] –On Fri., Sept. 30 at 2 PM ET, in this Fire Drill Fridays Short, Jane pays a special visit to Lily Tomlin to get her registered to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Watch and learn how you can check your own registration and then get your friends and family registered. Check out Email  

84] – Join the Our Democracy phone banks, hosted by Common Cause on Fri., Sept. 30 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 PM & Tues., Oct. 4 from 4 to 6 PM EDT. The idea is to protect democracy.  Sign up at

85] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Fri., Sept. 30 from 6 to 7:30 PM & Sat., Oct. 1 from 10 AM to 1 PM or 4 to 7 PM ET, and help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up at

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

87] – Be a Habitat Team Volunteer in Patterson Park on Sat., Oct. 1 from 9 to 10:30 AM at Wetlands Garden. Help build bird habitat in Audubon’s native plant gardens in Patterson Park! The healthy habitats are for the park’s birds and butterflies, but also are safe spaces for learning and exploring. Come to weed, mulch, and/or plant while spending the morning outdoors with friends, family, and Audubon. Email The wetland garden is uphill & northwest of the boat lake in Patterson Park. Water, gloves and tools will be provided. Register at

88] – Get with a Day of Action to Knock on Doors for Brooke, Wes, Aruna, Anthony and Del. Michele Guyton on Sat., Oct. 1 from 11 AM to 2 PM ET. Meet at Warren Elementary School, 900 Bosley Road, Cockeysville 21030. Canvass voters in Baltimore County! You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival. RSVP at

89] – Take in Christian Support for the State of Israel: Is It Biblical? On Sat. Oct., 1 at noon ET, hosted by the Southern California Friends of Sabeel.  Register at

90] – On Sat., Oct. 1 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

91] – Claire Bohlen [] needs you on Sat., Oct. 1 from 1 to 3 PM ET to do texting. This is Get out the Vote Text Banking. Work to elect Progressive Candidates up and down the ballot in 2022.  Make sure voters are engaged and excited to vote for Lower Shore Progressive Caucus endorsed candidates. Text banking will continue every Saturday through Nov. 5. Go to

92] – 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., Oct. 1 from 4 to 5 PM, Mon., Oct. 3 from 7 to 8 PM and Tues., Oct. 4 from 9 to 10 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at

93] – Ben Jealous, People For the American Way [] wants you to go dancing on Sat., Oct. 1 at 6:30 PM ET. In continuation of Norman’s centennial birthday, People For is also proud to be hosting a live celebratory virtual dance party that will feature award-winning musician and producer DJ D-Nice, an online art store, greetings from Norman’s friends, and a special message to viewers from Norman himself! RSVP at

94] – 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.

95] -- 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

96] – 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. 

97] 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.  

98] -- 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

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

100] -- 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.

101] – 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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