44] Early Vote and Election Day Poll Coverage -- Nov. 1 - 3
Monday, October 31, 2022
Sunday, October 30, 2022
31] Early Vote and Election Day Poll Coverage – Oct. 31, Nov. 1 - 3
Baltimore Activist Alert – October 30 – November 5, 2022
"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 .
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 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] Support the Pratt Workers United
6] Get the book Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis
7] Get the book Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois
8] Early Vote and Election Day Poll Coverage – Oct. 30 – 31
9] Phone bank for Brooke – Oct. 30 – Nov. 5
10] Knock on doors for Brooke – Oct. 30 – Nov. 1
11] Make calls for Beto – Oct. 30 - Nov. 1
12] Canvas for Question H – Oct. 30
13] Hear from Russ Feingold – Oct. 30
14] Baltimore City phone bank -- Oct. 30 – Nov. 1
15] Blue Wave by phone banking – Oct. 30 – Nov. 1
16] Contact Next Gen voters – Oct. 30 – Nov. 1
17] Global Town Hall – Oct. 30
18] End the US Blockade on Cuba – Oct. 30
19] Training to make calls – Oct. 30, Nov. 1 - 5
20] This Is What Democracy Looks Like? – Oct. 30
21] PDA Town Hall -- Oct. 30
22] Phone bank for Mandela Barnes – Oct. 30
23] The Great Migration – Oct. 30
24] Metro DC DSA Internationalism Working Group meeting -- Oct. 30
25] Yes, it is apartheid -- Oct. 30
26] Make calls for progressive candidates – Oct. 30
27] Election Day Poll Observer Training – Oct. 30
28] Voting Rights film – Oct. 30
29] Elect socialists -- Oct. 30
31] Protest at the Pentagon – Oct. 31
1] – Buttons, bumper stickers 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 . Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at .
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] – 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.”
6] – Consider getting HOSPITALITY, the newsletter of OPEN DOOR: A prophetic discipleship community honoring the Black Jesus, Dorothy Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. The September/October 2022 issue contains a wonderful review by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy of Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis, reprinted from The Catholic Worker, March-April 2022. Davis, a co-founder of the Open Door Community, died in 2020. You can subscribe to the newsletter or buy a copy of the book by calling 404-290-2047 or by emailing email@example.com.
7] – Another book to consider purchasing is Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois. His new book is both memoir and position-paper, and it makes the case that the Roman Catholic Church is a corrupt system that spits out truth-tellers. The crime he was excommunicated for was attending the ordination ceremony of Janice Sevre-Duszynska in Lexington, Kentucky, in August 2008. The ordination was under the auspices of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. The Vatican’s response has been to excommunicate any woman who has the audacity to see herself as a priest equal to a male priest. You can purchase a copy from Amazon or by Kindle.
Here are two quotes to contemplate: “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men. She is to keep silent.” – Timothy 1, 2:12-13. “If the patriarchy that dominates the church is not dismantled and women are not treated as equals, the church will continue to diminish and, eventually, die.” – Roy Bourgeois.
8] – There is a need for Early Vote and Election Day Poll Coverage in Baltimore City on Sun., Oct. 30 from 7 AM to 1:30 PM and 1:30 to 8 PM and Mon., Oct. 31 from 7 AM to 1:30 PM ET. Sign up for a shift to cover a polling location for Early Vote or on Election Day! Make sure people know they should vote for Brooke to be Maryland's next Comptroller! Once you select a shift, a member of the team will reach out to you to select a location. You will get everything you need to be successful in advance of your poll shift! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/496159/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_near_you.
9] – On Sun., Oct. 30 through Sat., Nov. 5 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., Oct. 30 through Tues., Nov. 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 https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/484676/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketing.
11] – 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., Oct. 30 through Tues., Nov. 1 from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 7 to 10 PM. Help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as you can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/betofortexas/event/438569/?utm_source=ema20220727-200206.
12] – Molly Amster [email@example.com] indicated that Jews United for Justice are endorsing Question H which will return the Baltimore Police department back under the city’s control. Canvass for Question H on Sun., Oct. 30 from 10 AM to 5 PM ET. JUFJ is opposing Question K to ensure Baltimore City voters choose our elected officials, and not big money special interests. Question K would limit voters’ ability to select leaders who represent our values. Sign up at https://jufj.org/events/category/canvass-for-local-control/?emci=078cb56b-5e51-ed11-819c-002248258e08&emdi=bf01613e-7151-ed11-819c-002248258e08&ceid=3403859.
13] – 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., Oct. 30, catch an All Society Platform with former Senator Russ Feingold, and c
14] – Join a Baltimore City phone bank in person with the MD Dems Coordinated Campaign, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party on Sun., Oct. 30, Mon., Oct 31 and Tues., Nov. 1 from noon to 3, 2 to 5 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8:30 PM ET. Meet at 415 N Howard St., G 1, Baltimore 21201. Call to make the state blue. Trainings happen at 1 PM, 4 PM and 6 PM, from now through Election Day focused on making sure our voters are engaged and excited to vote for Wes Moore, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Brooke Lierman, Anthony Brown, and the rest of our democratic slate. Sign up for whichever shifts work best for your schedule. After you sign up, one of the organizers will reach out with further details. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/506539/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type.
15] – Join Maryland Democrats in Baltimore County to ensure a Blue Wave by phone banking on Sun., Oct. 30, Mon., Oct. 31 & Tues., Nov. 1 from noon to 3 PM, 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8:30 PM ET. The phone banking will continue through Nov. 8. 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. In addition to phone from home options, there will also be in-person phone banks at the same time at the office, located at: 301 Allegheny Ave., Towson 21204. If you would like to come into the office to make calls, please bring your cell phone and a laptop, if possible. After you sign up, one of the organizers will reach out with further details. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/506547/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest.
16] – Get involved with NextGen Organizing by joining a virtual text bank on Sun., Oct. 30 from 1 to 3 PM and 3 to 5 PM, Mon., Oct. 31 & Tues., Nov. 1 from 1 to 3 & 4 to 6 PM ET. Young people are more motivated than ever to get out and vote. Choose the shift that works for you, and you will provide the script, texting platform, resources, and a community to connect with other NextGen volunteers! https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/501401/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.
17] – Metta Spencer [firstname.lastname@example.org] is inviting you on Sun., Oct. 30 from 2 to 4 PM ET to a Global Town Hall. Join in at https://zoom.us/j/9108970203. On the last Sunday of every month, there is a meeting on Zoom for activists worldwide who are addressing issues of militarism (especially nuclear weapons), global warming, famine, pandemics, radioactive contamination, and/or cyber risks. Visit https://tosavetheworld.ca.
18] – Join in on Sun., Oct. 30 from 2 to 4 PM at the Gorman Bridge Road over I-95 in Howard County. Join many organizations in the US and other parts of the world calling for an end to the US Blockade on Cuba. The UN General Assembly’s annual vote demanding an end to “the Economic, Commercial and Financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba” – the blockade – will take place on November 2 and 3, 2022. This will be the 30th consecutive vote in which the world community will once again condemn the cruel, unjust, and illegal blockade against Cuba! Email email@example.com.
19] – 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 Sun., Oct. 30 from 3 to 4 PM, Tues., Nov. 1 from 9 to 10 PM, Wed., Nov. 2 from 7 to 8 PM, Thurs., Nov., 3 and Fri., Nov. 4 from 3 to 4 PM and Sat., Nov. 5 from noon to 1 PM & 4 to 5 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at https://events.democrats.org/event/440875/.
20] – “This Is What Democracy Looks Like? A Cross-National Comparison” will take place on Sun., Oct. 30 from 3 to 4:30 PM ET. REGISTER at bit.ly/NicaOct30. This will be a 90-minute comparison of democracy as experienced in Nicaragua, the Northern Triangle, the United States, and the United Kingdom. How much voice do the people of each country have in their governments and in their everyday lives? How do elections contribute to that voice?
21] – Progressive Democrats of America [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to attend on Sun., Oct. 30 at 4 PM ET the Progressive Town Hall. Let's Win the Midterms with guest Derek Marshall. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.
Discuss how we can deliver a historic victory for Democrats and Progressives in the Nov. 8 midterm elections with Marshall, the PDA-endorsed candidate for Congress (CA-23). Sen. Bernie Sanders is crisscrossing the nation this week because Bernie understands what PDAs understand—the progressive message is the winning message. So, if you want to defeat Trumpism and the right-wing courts and win a brilliant victory for the people and the planet, join the Progressive Town Hall!
22] – Get involved with a phone bank for the Wisconsin Senate election by joining a Deep Canvass to Win, hosted by People's Action on Sundays and Wednesdays. Phone bank on Sun., Oct. 30 from 4 to 6:30 PM ET and on Wed., Nov. 2 from 6 to 9 PM ET. Help send U.S Senate candidate Mandela Barnes to Congress! This is a great opportunity to elect a progressive champion, who is powered by people and running a movement politics campaign. You will receive training on how to phone bank during the session. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/seedthevote/event/467902/?utm_source=JVPA&emci=637c4957-ce53-ed11-819c-002248258e08&emdi=89fbdbad-da53-ed11-819c-002248258e08&ceid=237778.
23] – On Sun., Oct. 30 at 4 PM ET, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) will host Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson in conjunction with the museum’s new exhibit, A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration. Wilkerson, author of the award-winning books The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (2010) and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (2020), will share her perspectives on the Great Migration and its relevance to present-day migration, followed by conversation with Jessica Bell Brown, co-curator of the BMA’s exhibit and Curator and Department Head for Contemporary Art at the BMA. This event is part of the Open Society Institute’s Talking about Race series, which first featured Wilkerson in 2011.
Wilkerson will give her talk via Zoom which will be shown in the BMA Auditorium as part of the museum’s Community Day activities. The event is free but registration is required to attend the in-person broadcast in the BMA Auditorium or to watch online. Register at https://artbma.org/event/isabel-wilkerson-virtual-lecture/.
24] – Come to the monthly meeting of the Metro DC DSA Internationalism Working Group on Sun., Oct. 30 from 5 to 6:30 PM ET. Join in to hear report-backs from various teams, including the Cuba campaign and Palestine BDS, and to pitch ideas for new actions and campaigns. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon your RSVP to https://actionnetwork.org/events/internationalism-working-group-monthly-meeting-5?link_id=41&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-oct-21-2022&email_referrer=email_1719527&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-oct-28-2022.
25] – Just World Ed [email@example.com] wants to inform you about an event on Sun., Oct. 30 at 5 PM ET. Katie Halper & Miko Peled will speak at Busboys & Poets, 450 K St., WDC. Halper is the gutsy commentator and analyst who was abruptly fired in late September from her gig as a video commentator for The Hill because she came out swinging in defense of U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Tlaib's very well-authenticated view that Israel is an Apartheid state. Peled is the son of an Israeli general. Participants will see a 9-minute clip from the upcoming movie that Jordan Karr-Morse of Eyes&Ears video is making about Miko and his journey into Palestine. Jordan's clip has some haunting footage of Miko visiting the ruins of the ancient Palestinian village of Lifta (destroyed by Zionist militias in April 1948), along with Palestinian-Israeli documentarian Omar al-Ughbeiri of Zochrot. https://www.busboysandpoets.com/events-list/.