Sunday, October 23, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 23 - 29, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 23 - 29, 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 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] Phone bank for Brooke – Oct. 23 – 29

9] Knock on doors for Brooke – Oct. 23 – 29

10] Make calls for Beto – Oct. 23 to 15 

11] Canvas for Question H Oct. 23

12] It’s all connected: from Vegan Cheezecake to World Hunger and beyond. – Oct. 23

13] Canvass in Baltimore County – Oct. 23

14] Contact Next Gen voters – Oct. 23 - 25

15] Blue Wave by phone banking – Oct. 23 - 25

16] Baltimore City phone bank -- Oct. 23 - 25

17] Training to make calls – Oct. 23 - 29

18] Montgomery County DSA Branch Meeting – Oct. 23

19] PDA Town Hall -- Oct. 23    

20] Vote Forward -- Oct. 23

21] Protest at the Pentagon – Oct. 24


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. 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

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] – On Sun., Oct. 23 through Sat., Oct. 29 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

9] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Sun., Oct. 23 through Sat., Oct. 29.  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

10] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Sun., Oct. 23 through Tues., Oct. 25 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

11] – Molly Amster [] 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 Sundays Oct. 23 and 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

12] – 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. 16, the platform is “It’s All Connected: From Vegan Cheezecake to World Hunger and Beyond.” Nancy Poznak, BES member, talks about her experiences, shares stories, shares how the solutions addressed by veganism impact our daily lives, our role as stewards of the Earth, our interconnectedness to other people around the globe, and to all those with whom we share the planet. Email for ZOOM login information.

13] – On Sun., Oct. 23 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM ET, knock on doors for Statewide Candidates, Johnny O and the District 11 Team! Sign up at  This canvass is hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller, and will begin at Pikesville High School, 7621 Labyrinth Road, Pikesville 21208. Join Brooke, Baltimore County Executive Johnny O, and the District 11 Team to canvass voters in Baltimore County!

14] – Get involved with NextGen Organizing by joining a virtual text bank on Sun., Oct. 23 from 1 to 3 PM and 3 to 5 PM, Mon., Oct. 24 & Tues., Oct. 25 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!

15] – Join Maryland Democrats in Baltimore County to ensure a Blue Wave by phone banking on Sun., Oct. 23 from 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8:30 PM ET, and Mon., Oct. 24 & Tues., Oct. 25 from noon to 3 PM, 2 to 5 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 PM to 8:30 PM ET.  The phone banking will continue 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 the organizers will reach out with further details. Register at

16] – Join a Baltimore City phone bank in person with the MD Dems Coordinated Campaign, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party on Sun., Oct. 23 from 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8:30 PM ET, and Mon., Oct. 24 & Tues., Oct. 25 from noon to 3 PM, 2 to 5 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 PM 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

17] – 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. 23 from 3 to 4 PM, Mon., Oct. 24 from 7 to 8 PM, Tues., Oct. 25 from 9 to 10 PM, Wed., Oct. 26 from 7 to 8 PM, Thurs., Oct, 27 and Fri., Oct. 28 from 3 to 4 PM and Sat., Oct. 29 rom 4 to 5 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at

18] – The Montgomery County DSA in-person Branch Meeting will happen on Sun., Oct. 23 at 3 PM ET at Wheaton Forest Local Park, 1700 University Blvd. W, Wheaton 20902. Hear about on-going campaign for rent stabilization, a presentation about Hindu nationalism in Maryland politics and other updates about its work in the county, as well as have time to socialize. Wheaton Forest Local Park is about a 15 minute walk from the Wheaton Metro and there is also parking available in front of the park. There is a reserved a covered shelter so it will be good to go rain-or-shine. RSVP so there will be enough food and refreshments: Email at

19] – Progressive Democrats of America [] hope you will participate on Sun., Oct. 23 at 4 PM ET  in Defeating Trumpists by getting all of the vote out. RSVP at Discuss Getting the Vote Out for the Midterms with Special Focus on African American Communities. There's no question that we need a full spectrum effort on getting the vote out for these vital midterms. Hear from the NAACP's Rev. Dr. Ray McLendon and former State Senator Vincent Frost for an update on how we can maximize turnout in the African American communities.

20] – On Sun., Oct. 23 from 4 to 5 PM ET, join Vote Forward to Make Good Trouble for the Big Send! This is a letter & postcard writing event using award-winning proven tactics to reach potential voters in these incredibly important Midterms! You can go to and make an account; download twenty letters. Letters to underrepresented voters are a fun, easy, and highly effective way to strengthening our democracy by encouraging citizens from underrepresented communities to vote. Register at

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. 24 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.  

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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