Friday, October 21, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 21 - 27, 2022

82] Phone Bank for Brooke – Oct. 21 – 22

83] Knock on doors for Brooke – Oct. 21 – Oct. 22

84] Make a Plan to Vote Webinar – Oct. 21

85] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – Oct. 21

86] MD labor community will share demands – Oct. 21

87] NextGen Organizing – Oct. 21 - 22

88] Dems Day of Action to Knock on Doors Oct. 21 & 22

89] Fire Drill Friday – Oct. 21

90] Training to Make Calls with the DNC -- Oct. 21 - 25

91] Our Democracy phone bank – Oct. 21, 23, 25 & 27

92] SPLC vision for the future – Oct. 21

93] Phone Bank for Beto Oct. 21 & 22

94] Knock on doors for statewide ticket – Oct. 22

95] Canvas in Howard County Oct. 22

96] Take Action Canvass – Oct. 22 & 29

97] Knock on doors Oct. 22

98] Expungement/voter registration clinic Oct. 22

99] Get over to the food pantry – Oct. 22

100] Get out the Vote Text Banking Oct. 22

101] Memorial celebration of Sebastian Graber's life – Oct. 22

102] Film Voting Rights the Struggle to Be Counted Oct. 22

103] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

104] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

106] Do you need a doctor?

107] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

108] Do you need any book shelves?

109] Join the Global Zero campaign.

110] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


82] – On Fri., Oct. 21 and 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

83] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Fri., Oct. 21 and 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

84] – Neka Duckett-Randolph [] hopes you will attend on Fri., Oct. 21 at noon -- Make a Plan to Vote Webinar.  The Maryland League of Conservation Voters invites you to join Executive Director Kim Coble for an informative virtual conversation to help you prepare to cast your vote in the upcoming election. Register at

85] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Oct. 21 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

86] – On Fri., Oct. 21 from noon to 2 PM ET at Hornbake Plaza, the University of Maryland, the College Park labor community will be announcing shared demands for livable wages, stable jobs, and collective bargaining rights for all higher-ed employees in the state of Maryland. Workers will unite across employment classifications and conditions at one of the largest UMD labor demonstrations in years. Representatives from staff union AFSCME Local 1072, undergrads in United Students against Sweatshops Local 52, graduate assistants with Fearless Student Employees, and the faculty chapter of American Association of University Professors will speak about why each group of employees is advocating for shared demands. RSVP at

87] – Get involved with NextGen Organizing by joining a virtual text bank on Fri., Oct.21 from 1 to 3 PM and 4 to 6 PM and Sat., Oct. 22 from 1 to 3 PM and 3 to 5 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!

88] – Join a Baltimore City phone bank in person with the MD Dems Coordinated Campaign, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party on Fri., Oct. 21 & Sat., Oct. 22 from 1 to 4 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 focus 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

89] –Jane Fonda for Fire Drill Fridays [] indicates that on Fri., Oct. 21 at 2 PM ET it is all things election.  Did you know there are just 20 days until the midterm elections? In less than three weeks, millions around the country will line up to have their voices heard … if they haven’t already through early mail-in voting. Are your friends and family registered and ready to vote? 

Join Jane, President & CEO of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson; Executive Director of the Advancement Project, Judith Brown Dianis; Director of Strategy of the Working Families Party, Nelini Stamp; Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; and Communications Expert, Anthony Vidal Torres, to discuss what each of us can do to make sure we turn out in the midterm elections, that all votes are counted, and that we build our movement for the longer term..  Go to

90] – 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 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 Fri., Oct. 21 from 3 to 4 PM, Sat., Oct. 22 from 4 to 5 PM, Sun., Oct. 23 from 3 to 4 PM, Mon., Oct. 24 from 7 to 8 PM and Tues., Oct. 25 from 9 to 10 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at

91] – Join the Our Democracy phone banks, hosted by Common Cause on Fri., Oct. 21 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 PM, Tues., Oct. 25 from 4 to 6 PM and Thurs., Oct. 27 from 5 to 7 PM ET. The idea is to protect democracy.  Sign up at

92] – The Southern Poverty Law Center [] on Fri., Oct. 21 at 6:30 PM is charting a course guided by clearly defined values and a renewed dedication to collaborating with partners from across communities in the Deep South. Learn about our Vision for a Just Future in the Next 50 Years. Sign up for the 50 Forward event at

93] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22 from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 PM & 7 to 10 PM ET, and help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from anywhere through Nov. 8 Sign up at

94] – Get with a Day of Action and knock on doors for Brooke, Johnny O, District 8 and the statewide ticket on Sat., Oct. 22 from 10 AM to 1 PM ET at Elmwood Elementary School, 531 Dale Ave., Baltimore 21206. You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival. Sign up at

95] – Join the statewide coordinated campaign and the District 9B Team of Senator Katie Fry Hester and Delegate Courtney Watson to canvass voters in Howard County on Saturdays through Nov. 5! You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival. Sign up at Meet at the Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City 21042 and canvass from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET.

96] – Get involved with a Take Action Canvass on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM ET.  This event’s address is private.  This is an in-person door knocking to connect with voters who vote less frequently in mid-term elections to ensure they vote by November 8th for progressive candidates. Canvass in different locations each time. After signing up, an organizer will be in touch with you about the canvassing location and other details. Training and canvassing scripts will be provided. On Oct. 22, the canvass will be in Prince George's County, School Board District 2, College Park/Berwyn Heights. Meet at Pizza Hut, 9015 Baltimore Ave., College Park 20740.

On Oct. 29, the canvass will take place in Worcester and Harford counties. An organizer will be in touch with you about which one you want to attend. Register at

97] – On Sat., Oct. 22 at 11 AM ET, join a Day of Action & knock on doors with Brooke Lierman, MD Dems, and Del. Robbyn Lewis in Canton! You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival.  Go to

98] – The Progressive Maryland Returning Citizens Task Force is holding an expungement/voter registration clinic on Sat., Oct. 22 from 11 AM to 3 PM at the New Chapel Baptist Church, 5601 Old Branch Ave., Camp Springs, MD. This event is open to all. RSVP at Kurt.

99] – On Sat., Oct. 22 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

100] – Claire Bohlen [] needs you on Sat., Oct. 22 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

101] – The memorial celebration of Sebastian Kenneth David Graber's life will be on Sat., Oct. 22 at 5 PM ET in-person in Durham, and live-streamed on Zoom at There is a listing of other activities for the weekend for those attending in person, such as a walk in Duke Gardens, a church service on Sunday and lunch togetherIn lieu of flowers: Take someone you love to a National Park, donate to your favorite charity/organization, to the VACDL (Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) at 3126 W. Cary St. #615, Richmond, VA 2321, or to Mary Grace’s 501[c]3 war orphan boarding school in South Sudan:

102] – On Sat., Oct. 22 at 7:30 PM ET, see a film Voting Rights the Struggle to Be Counted.  As we approach the Critical midterm election on November 8, 2022, the future of our democracy hangs in the balance. D.C. Photographer, film producer and social justice activist, Phil Portlock, is presenting his timely 25-minute film, “VOTING RIGHTS: THE STRUGGLE TO BE COUNTED.” With creative use of music, powerful images and narration by his wife Pat Sloan, the film traces the long and often brutal struggle by African Americans to gain and maintain the unrestricted right to be counted at the ballot box. Visit

103] – 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.

104] -- 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

105] – 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. 

106] 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.  

107] -- 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

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

109] -- 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.

110] – 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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