Thursday, October 20, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 20 - 24, 2022

62] Phone bank for Brooke – Oct. 20 – 22

63] Knock on doors for Brooke – Oct. 20 – 22

64] National text banking – Oct. 20

65] SSI Safety Net – Oct. 20

66] Make it a Blue Wave – Oct. 20 - 22

67] NextGen Organizing – Oct. 20 – 22

68] FERC phone zap – Oct. 20

69] What’s up at the Supreme Court?  – Oct. 20

70] Training to Make Calls with the DNC – Oct. 20 -- 22  

71] Border Briefing Oct. 20

72] Pass a Local Resolution Oct. 20

73] Our Revolution phone bank – Oct. 20

74] MoveOn phone bank -- Oct. 20 & 22

75] Progressive Harford County phone bank – Oct. 20 & 24

76] Midterm elections – Oct. 20

77] DSA social meeting – Oct. 20

78] Our Revolution phone bank – Oct. 20

79] Team Lierman meeting -- Oct. 20

80] Understanding Copaganda – Oct. 20

81] Midterms Victory Team Call – Oct. 20


62] – On Thurs., Oct. 20 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

63] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke 2Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Thurs., Oct. 20 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

64] – The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival [] hopes you will join the national text banking program to unleash the power of our vote! This is a 50-day final push with the national voter outreach program to ensure that the poor and low-income voters are a deciding factor in the upcoming midterm elections. Volunteer to make phone calls, send texts, knock on doors and canvass neighborhoods to make sure that poor & low-income people both have the tools they need to register to vote & have a voting plan. On Thursdays, this will happen from Oct. 20 through Nov. 3 starting at 10 AM ET. Sign up at

65] – The Century Foundation [] is inviting you to SSI at 50: The Safety Net America Forgot on Thurs., Oct. 20 from noon to 1:30 PM ET. RSVP at October 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Supplemental Security Income (SSI)—a critical but often overlooked component of America’s Social Security system. SSI was established to ensure that disabled people and older adults in the United States would no longer have to subsist on below-poverty incomes—but the program been neglected by American policymakers for decades.  Hear from Kilolo Kijakazi, acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), chair, Senate Finance Committee, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), chair, Senate Finance Social Security Subcommittee and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), chair, Senate Finance Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth.

66] – Join Maryland Democrats in Baltimore County to ensure a Blue Wave by phone banking on Thurs., Oct. 20 through Sat., Oct., 22 from 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8:30 PM ET through November 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 our organizers will reach out with further details. Register at

67] – Get involved with NextGen Organizing by joining a virtual text bank on Thurs., Oct. 20 through Sat., Oct. 22 from 1 to 3 PM and 4 to 6 PM. 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!

68] – Beyond Extreme Energy [] wants your involvement on Thurs., Oct. 20 at 1 PM ET for a FERC phone zap and webinar detailing current fights against fossil fuel in the Gulf Coast and North West! Sign up at The GTN XPress project is a proposal from TC Energy to increase the volume of methane gas by 150 million cubic feet per day through the existing GTN pipeline. GTN is a 1,354 mile long pipeline that cuts through British Columbia, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. This expansion would accelerate climate change, harm public health in communities across the pipeline route, and contradicts Oregon and Washington state policy commitments to reducing climate pollution. We’ll hear from Maig Tinnin, an organizer with Rogue Climate, about the fight against the GTN Express in the North West, and make calls, emails, and tweets demanding that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reject this destructive methane pipeline expansion. 

69] – The Progressive Caucus Action Fund [] asks What’s on the line at the Supreme Court now? Join PCAF and Indivisible on Thurs., Oct. 20 at 1 PM ET for this virtual briefing.  Register at

70] – 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 Thurs., Oct. 20 and Fri., Oct. 21 from 3 to 4 PM and Sat., Oct. 22 from 4 to 5 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at

71] – HIAS [] thinks you would be interested on Thurs., Oct, 20 from 4 to 5 PM with a Border Briefing. With Title 42 still in place, tens of thousands of asylum seekers are still unable to enter the United States to exercise their basic right to seek asylum. The HIAS legal team along the border works to overcome these obstacles. But for those who continue to wait in limbo unable to enter the U.S., there are myriad services that HIAS’ Mexico team provides: from legal protection within Mexico, to mental health support, to the prevention of and response to violence against women and girls. Hear from the HIAS Mexico staff themselves about their work and its impact, and what you can do to help. RSVP at

72] – Learn How to Pass a Local Resolution in Response to the January 6 Investigation, a Virtual Meeting, hosted by January 6 Hearings on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 PM EDT.  Passing local resolutions helps build momentum on a local, state and national level to protect our freedom to vote from ongoing efforts by Trump and MAGA Republicans to sabotage our elections.

  The bipartisan January 6th Select Committee has shown that Trump and his MAGA allies planned, promoted, and paid for a criminal conspiracy to overturn an election they knew they’d lost. Trump and his MAGA allies continue to work to sabotage future elections by changing state laws, threatening state officials and packing election administration offices so that they can have the final say over election results – even when they lose. This event will continue through Nov. 17.  Sign up for the Oct. 20 webinar at

73] – Our Revolution [] Make calls with Our Revolution on evenings Sunday through Thursday from 6 to 10 PM & 9 to 11:30 PM.  Join a phone bank on Thurs., Oct. 20.  Join each week and make calls for progressive champions all across the nation. These are the phone bank campaigns.  Re-Elect Keith Ellison MN Attorney General, Elect Megan Ellyia Green President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, Elect John Fetterman US Senator from PA (Wednesdays), Elect Mandela Barnes US Senator from WI (Thursdays), Elect Nebraska progressives & Arizona Corporation Commissioners.  Sign up at

74]MoveOn [] needs your help to volunteer to get out the vote with her. Sign up to phone bank with MoveOn to protect our democracy, motivate key voters, and support strong candidates in key races up and down the ballot. The next shifts are Thurs., Oct. 20 from 6 to 8:30 PM ET and Sat., Oct. 22 from 5 to 7:30 PM ET. Call voters in key battleground states and districts who could make the difference in this midterm election. As a phone bank volunteer, you will help voters channel their righteous anger from the recent Supreme Court decisions, the January 6 hearings, and more into concrete plans to vote. Sign up to phone bank on

75]Join a virtual Progressive Harford County phone bank on Thurs., Oct. 20 and Mon., Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 PM EDT.  Call voters in Harford County who vote less frequently in mid-term elections to ensure they vote by November 8th for progressive candidates. Register at

76] – The Union of Concerned Scientists [] is hosting a webinar on Thurs., Oct. 20 at 6 PM ET.  Join UCS experts to discuss the midterm elections, what’s at stake, and what actions you can take for a fair and free election.  REGISTER at

77] – On Thurs., Oct., 20 from 6 to 8:30 PM, get over to an in person Social Meetup of Northern VA Branch DSA.  RSVP at  The meetup will be at Courthaus Social, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington 22201. Email novabranch [at]

78]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 Thurs., Oct. 20.

79] – Team Lierman [] wants you to come to a GOTV and Volunteer Zoom meeting on Thurs., Oct. 20 at 8 PM ET. RSVP at

80] – The AFSC [] is holding an event on Thurs., Oct. 20 at 8 PM ET -- Community Safety Beyond Policing: Understanding Copaganda. How does popular culture and the news media shape our view of the criminal legal system and policing? And what are the effects on policymaking and elections?  Discuss this and more with guest speakers Palika Makam of the 8th Amendment Project and Alec Karakatsanis of Civil Rights Corps. Go to

81] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] hopes you will attend on Thurs., Oct. 20 at 9 PM ET a Midterms Victory call. RSVP at

To be continued.

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