Sunday, October 16, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 17 - 23, 2022

24] Phone bank for Brooke – Oct. 17 – 22

25] Knock on doors for Brooke – Oct. 17 - 22  

26] Make calls for Beto – Oct. 17 – 18

27] Blue Wave – Oct. 17 - 22

28] Baltimore City phone bank -- Oct. 17 - 22

29] Contact Next Gen voters – Oct. 17 - 18

30] Messaging to Win – Oct. 17  

31] Election Protection webinar – Oct. 17

32] Training to make calls – Oct. 17 - 22

33] Write letters for Beto – Oct. 17 – 19

34] Film INVISIBLE HAND – Oct. 17

35] Write letters with Greenpeace – Oct. 17 & 19

36] Workers need legal protections – Oct. 18

37] Our Democracy phone banks – Oct. 18, 21 & 23

38] Russia out of Ukraine -- Oct. 18

39] Take Action -- Oct. 18, 27 & Nov. 3

40] Police out of Traffic Enforcement campaign – Oct. 18

41] Our Revolution phone bank -- Oct. 18 – 21

42] Environmental Impacts of Crypto – Oct. 18

43] Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Visioning Open House – Oct. 18

44] Write letters to the editor -- Oct. 18 and Nov. 15  


24] – On Mon., Oct. 17 through Sat., Oct. 22 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

25] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Mon., Oct. 17 through Sat., Oct. 22.  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

26] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Mon., Oct. 17 and Tues., Oct. 18 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

27] – Join Maryland Democrats in Baltimore County to ensure a Blue Wave by phone banking on Mon, Oct. 17 through Oct. 22 from 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8:30 PM ET through October 31. 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 our organizers will reach out with further details. Register at

28] – Join a Baltimore City phone bank in person with the MD Dems Coordinated Campaign, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party on Sun., Oct. 16 through Sat., Oct. 22  from 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8 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

29] – Get involved with NextGen Organizing by joining a virtual text bank on Mon., Oct. 17 & Tues., Oct. 18 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!

30] – Get involved with Messaging to Win in 2022 Briefings by webinar. These are Weekly Political Briefings on Mon., Oct. 17, 24 & Oct. 31 at 4 PM ET. Sign up at  Indivisibles are partnering with the Protect Our Freedoms coalition to distribute shared strategic messaging and intel on the state of the midterms. Get regular resources, called Indivisible Unpacked to provide messaging guidance and talking points for some of the biggest and most important issues of this cycle.

31] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 4:30 PM ET on Mon., Oct. 17. Please submit any questions to: Sign up at Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

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., Oct. 17 from 7 to 8 PM, Tues., Oct. 18 from 9 to 10 PM, Wed., Oct. 19 from 7 to 8 PM, Thurs., Oct. 20 and Thurs., Oct. 21 from 3 to 4 PM and Sat., Oct. 22 from 4 to 5 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at

33] – Sign up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Mon., Oct 17 & Tues., Oct. 18 from 7 to 8 PM ET and Wed., Oct. 19 from 6 to 7 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

34] – Susan Barnett [] wants you to know about Reel and Meal taking place on Mon., Oct. 17 at 7 PM ET. See “Invisible Hand,” a film about the Rights of Nature Movement at the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center) in Greenbelt, MD. Masks are encouraged. 

You can also participate on Zoom. Register at Note registered Zoom attendees will be given access to screen the film independently from The Q&A will start over zoom at 8:45.

INVISIBLE HAND follows the Rights of Nature movement that began in Pennsylvania in 2006, travels to the international fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, North Dakota, and features the adoption of Rights of Nature into Ecuador’s national constitution. Cradled in both Haudenosaunee prophecy and free market economic theory, the result is a film that asks, “If a corporation has rights, why can’t an ecosystem?” 

“Our legal system is rigged to commodify Nature, to favor private property above Life,” said INVISIBLE HAND co-writer Melissa Troutman.  Co-writer and director Joshua Pribanic says, “INVISIBLE HAND is about witnessing the elephant in the room before it’s extinct. It’s showing us that, when face-to-face with the harmful effects of capitalism and our current way of life, Rights of Nature becomes the battle cry.” Troutman and Joshua Pribanic will join in after the film to take questions or comments from the public.

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.  For more information on the series see the Reel and Meal Facebook page –  For more on this month’s event contact Amanda Jennings 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. 

35] – Greenpeace USA [] wants you to join in on Mon., Oct. 17 from 9 to 10:30 PM and Wed., Oct. 19 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET. Write letters to get climate voters to the polls which is one of the impactful things you can do right now for the climate. The letters will go to voters in key districts in the midterm general — helping turn them out to vote for climate justice candidates. Learn more about the races here:  There will be on Zoom a quick training, then jump into writing letters together! Register at

36] – The Economic Policy Institute [] is hosting a webinar on Tues., Oct. 18 at 4 PM ET Not so free to contract: The flawed notion that employees and employers have equal power undermines workers’ legal protections. Register at

37] – Join an Our Democracy phone banks, hosted by Common Cause, on Tues., Oct. 18 and Fri., Oct. 21 from 4 to 6 PM, Thurs., Oct. 23 from 5 to 7 PM  & Sun., Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 PM ET. The idea is to protect democracy.  Sign up at

38] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Oct. 18 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 burial sites continue to expose ruthless war crimes by the invaders, Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

39] – Progressive Maryland wants you to do a Take Action Phone Bank on Tues., Oct. 18, Thurs., Oct. 27 and Thurs., Nov. 3 from 6 to 8 PM ET. The phone bank will continue through Nov. 7 to call or text for one of the endorsed candidates! Register at

40] – The Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America are involved in a coalition which is launching a Police out of Traffic Enforcement campaign on Tues., Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 PM ET.  Traffic stops are the most common way Americans interact with the police, and too often, these interactions escalate to violence. At the same time, research has shown that traffic stops by police do not result in better street safety. For real safety on our streets, our government will need to think bigger. Get over to the MLK Library Rooftop in downtown D.C. and hear a panel discussion and Q&A to learn more about the push to shift traffic enforcement responsibility away from MPD and to the District Department of Transportation. Register at

41] – Our Revolution [] 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 Sign up for Tues., Oct. 18, Wed., Oct. 19 & Thurs., Oct. 20.  

42] – Food & Water Watch [] is hosting a virtual event on Tues., Oct. 18 from 7 to 8 PM ET the Environmental Impacts of Crypto. Sign up at  Cryptocurrency creates emissions and electronic waste on a massive scale, and crypto mining props up the fossil fuel industry.

43] – Takoma Park Mobilization [] hopes you will attend on Tues., Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 PM the Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Visioning Open House.  It will take place at the Piney Branch Elementary School, and you will have the opportunity to suggest food forests, green spaces, or whatever else you'd like to see as part of the updated Master Plan. RSVP at

44] – Join a Letter to the Editor Party, hosted by Common Cause, on Tues., Oct. 18 & Tues., Nov. 15 from 8 to 9 PM ET. Write letters to local media outlets about issues facing our country, from voting rights to ending mass incarceration. For this letter to the editor party, we will be discussing Moore v. Harper and work to civically engage our communities on the importance of this case. Sign up at You will be provided tools to quickly send a letter to all local news outlets.  

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] Go to

"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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