Sunday, October 2, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 2 - 4, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 2 - 4, 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 Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

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 a copy of HOSPITALITY, the Open Door newsletter

7] Phone bank for Brooke – Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

8] Knock on doors for Brooke – Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

9] “Rape and Murder: “Me Too” in Italian Renaissance Art.” – Oct. 2

10] Films on the Memories of the Korean War – Oct. 2

11] Phone bank for progressive candidates – Oct. 2

12] Blue Wave by phone banking – Oct. 2 - 4

13] Defuse Nuclear War -- Oct. 2

14] Poor Peoples Campaign Prince George's County Monthly Meeting -- Oct. 2

15] Healthy environment ambassadors training – Oct. 2  

16] Make calls for Beto – Oct. 2 to 4 

17] Write letters for Beto --Oct. 2 & 4   

18] PDA Town Hall -- Oct. 2

19] Knock on doors with the MD Dems and the District 41 Team – Oct. 2

20] Join a workgroup on Labor and Union Organizing – Oct. 2

21] Protest at the Pentagon – Oct. 3

22] Call for the passage of the inclusionary housing bill – Oct. 2


1] – Buttons, bumperstickers 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 There is a letter of support for community members to sign at

"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.  You can call 404-290-2047 or

7] – On Sun., Oct. 2 through Sat., Oct. 8 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

8] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Sun., Oct. 2 through Sat., Oct. 8.  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

9] – 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. 2, the platform is “Rape and Murder: “Me Too” in Italian Renaissance Art.”  While enjoying the aesthetic brilliance of Italian Renaissance art, Hugh Taft-Morales was also struck by many representations of violence between men and women. Given the Supreme Court’s attack on the bodily integrity of women, we must understand better the dynamics that fuel this violence – both the oppression of women in general and waves of backlash that it creates. Hugh explores four renaissance works for insight – Bernini’s The Rape of Proserpina and Apollo and Daphne, Caravaggio’s Judith Beheading Holofernes, and Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith and Holofernes. Come hear what he learned. Taft-Morales serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU).  Email for ZOOM login information.

10] – GW Institute for Korean Studies [] thinks you will be interested in a hybrid event Korean Arts and Films on the Memories of the Korean War, 2000-2020 on Sun., Oct. 3 at 2 PM ET. To participate in person, come to the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, WDC.  You can also attend by Zoom.   RSVP at

11] – Register for a joint phone bank for Mandela Barnes, Matt Cartwright, and John Fetterman on Sun., Oct. 2 at 2 PM ET. Mandela Barnes’ opponent, Ron Johnson, actively worked to support the January 6th plot to overturn the election. Though he has since tried to distance himself, the text messages uncovered by the House committee clearly show Johnson attempting to aid the coup. All three of these candidates are battling MAGA extremism in critical races. Hop on the phones this weekend and protect our country from MAGA mayhem. Sign up at

12] – Join Maryland Democrats in Baltimore County to ensure a Blue Wave by phone banking on Sun., Oct. 2, Mon., Oct. 3 and Tues., Oct. 4 from 1 to 4 PM and 6 pm 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

13] –Massachusetts Peace Action [] is informing you about Defuse Nuclear War, which will be livestreamed on Sun., Oct. 2 from 2 to 4 PM ET. October 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Register at It is widely considered the closest the two superpowers ever came to nuclear war… until now. With a diversity of speakers and a wide range of information and analysis, this livestream will emphasize the importance of activism while encouraging creative participation in related events on Oct. 14 and 16 as part of the October Month of Action. Speakers include Professor Vincent Intondi, Dr. Assal Raad, Alice Slater, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Alyn Ware, Marcy Winograd, Hanieh Jodat, and Ryan Black, among others.

14] – On Sun., Oct. 2 at 3 PM, get over to a MD Poor Peoples Campaign Prince George's County Monthly Meeting. Discuss the coming actions planned for the months ahead! Long-term members and those who are brand new are all welcome. If this will be your first meeting with the Poor People's Campaign or the MD PPC Prince George's Regional Group, please join in on at 2:30 PM ET for an introduction and meet-and-greet. At the end of each monthly meeting engage in 30 minutes of outreach, which is easy to jump right into no matter your tenure! Register at

15] – Claire Miller via [] wants a healthy environment and is looking for ambassadors.  On Sun., Oct. 2 at 3:30 PM ET, there is an orientation and training. Sign up at Email Nina Cardin at if you are interested but can’t make this date.

16] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Sun., Oct. 2 from 1 to 4 PM, Tues., Oct. 3 from 7 to 10 PM and Wed., Oct. 4 from 7 to 10 PM ET, and help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up at

17] – Sign up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Sun., Oct. 2 from 3:30 to 5 PM & 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

18] – Dr. Bill Honigman for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you at the Progressive Town Hall on Sun., Oct. 2 at 4 PM ET. Help elect progressives.  There are fewer than 40 Days to Elect PDA-Endorsed Candidates for Congress. PDA is working adamantly to support candidates running strong on issues of critical, and even existential, importance: climate, poverty, systemic racism, war, political corruption, and of course, healthcare. Sign up at

19] – Join a Day of Action on Sun., Oct. 2 from 5 to 7 PM ET. Knock on doors for the statewide ticket with the MD Dems and the District 41 Team, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller. Meet at 5114 N Charles St., Baltimore 21210. Senator Jill Carter and Delegate Sandy Rosenberg will canvass voters in Baltimore City! You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival.  Register at

20] – The NoVA Branch DSA is launching a new workgroup on Labor and Union Organizing on Sun., Oct. 2 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET. Email novabranch [at] After supporting a labor action in Prince William County weeks ago, the NoVA DSA Branch wants to establish a workgroup to expand and coordinate its efforts to support workers in the Northern VA region. This is an open meeting” for all interested activists. Discuss and brainstorm around local labor activities and how DSA might assist. Discuss county workers, teachers, hosting “Sip-ins” for local Starbucks locations, and more. Visit

21] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is Oct. 3 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begins at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. The restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.  

22] – On Mon., Oct. 3 at 3:30 PM ET, there will be a rally at the Baltimore Visitor's Center in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore to call for the passage of the inclusionary housing bill sponsored by City Councilmember Odette Ramos. The topic for the rally is Stop the Stall and Pass the Law! Baltimore has no inclusionary housing law, now that the previous act has expired this year. We are calling on City Council President Nick Mosby to call the bill up for a hearing at the earliest possible time. The rally is sponsored by the Inclusionary Housing Coalition, which includes Beyond the Boundaries, an Archdiocesan program.

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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