Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 26 - 29, 2022

45] Phone bank for Brooke – Oct. 26 – 29

46] Knock on doors for Brooke – Oct. 26 – 29

47] Phone bank for Beto – Oct. 26 - 29

48] Blue Wave -- Oct. 26 – 29

49] Get involved with NextGen Organizing – Oct. 26 - 29

50] Rooting Resistance – Oct. 26

51] Protecting Your Digital Footprint – Oct. 26

52] Canvass voters in Baltimore County – Oct. 26

53] Make calls with Our Revolution – Oct. 26 - 27

54] Oust Ron Johnson – Oct. 26

55] Phone bank with MoveOn – Oct. 26, 27 & 29

56] Our Revolution phone bank – Oct. 26


58] Training to Make Calls with the DNC – Oct. 26 -- 29  

59] Swing Left, hosted in Columbia – Oct. 26

60] Swing Left, hosted in Catonsville – Oct. 26

61] Poor Peoples Campaign strategy session – Oct. 26

62] Get out the Vote Letter Writing Party – Oct. 26

63] Think Tank-Military-Industrial Complex – Oct. 26

64] Election Protection webinar – Oct. 26  

65] Early Vote and Election Day Poll Coverage in Baltimore City – Oct. 27 - 29

66] Early Vote and Election Day Poll Coverage in Baltimore County – Oct. 27 - 29


45] – On Wed., Oct. 26 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 https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/489251/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.OTH_VirtualConventionSignup_080822&t=4&akid=16578%2E508952%2EHQOuGi.

46] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Wed., Oct. 26 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 https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/484676/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketing.

47] – Beto for Texas [info@betoorourke.com] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Wed., Oct. 26 through Sat., Oct. 29 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 https://www.mobilize.us/betofortexas/event/438569/?utm_source=ema20220727-200206.

48] – Join Maryland Democrats in Baltimore County to ensure a Blue Wave by phone banking on Wed, Oct. 26 through Sat., Oct. 29 from noon to 3 PM, 2 to 5 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 https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/506547/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest.

49] – Get involved with NextGen Organizing by joining a virtual text bank from Wed., Oct. 26 through Fri., Oct. 28 from 1 to 3 & 4 to 6 PM and Sat., Oct. 29 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! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/501401/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.

50] – The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights [contact@uscpr.org] is hosting a virtual briefing on Wed., Oct. 26 at 1 PM -- Rooting Resistance — a live update from Jenin. The featured speaker is Mohamed Ruzi of the Palestine Fair Trade Association. He will discuss his work with Palestinian farmers, and about the current situation on the ground in Palestine. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9316662366645/WN_IavcqF-3TeavCVHNCk9Xyw?emci=e5f1d2bf-8750-ed11-819c-002248258e08&emdi=c15d1c8d-c250-ed11-819c-002248258e08&ceid=5467956.  If you have any difficulties getting registered, reply to this email or give a call at (703) 312-6360, ext. 2.

51] – Consumer Reports [action@cr.consumer.org] will host on Wed., Oct. 26 at 3 PM ET Cybersecurity 101: Protecting Your Digital Footprint. The more accounts you have online, the more at risk you are of having your personal information being misused or stolen. The digital world is filled with accounts we no longer use and an important part of digital security is cleaning them up. But first, we have to find them. This training will cover how to find those accounts you most likely don’t remember creating and how to properly delete them. Sign up at https://action.consumerreports.org/webinar_20221026_find_and_delete_accounts?EXTKEY=BEA2AEE007&utm_campaign=20221024_digital_footprint&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cr.

52] – On Wednesdays through Nov. 2 from 4 to 7 PM ET, join with Baltimore County Executive Johnny O to canvass voters in Baltimore County! Help build support for these outstanding candidates including Brooke, Wes, Aruna, and Anthony! You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival. Gather at the Milford Mill Metro Station, Roman Frasier Lane, Pikesville 21208. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/509731/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_from_org.

53] – Our Revolution [info@ourrevolution.com] Make calls with Our Revolution on evenings Sunday through Thursday from 6 to 10 PM & 9 to 11:30 PM.  In this week, there are phone banks on Wed., Oct. 26 & Thurs., Oct. 27.  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 https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/435743/?akid=3571.8252965.3WRmJY&rd=1&source=OR_EM_EN_30SP_20221018_1_1&t=15.

54] – Beth Miller [info@jvpaction.org] wants you to help oust Ron Johnson, a right-wing racist, out of the Senate.  JVP Action is mobilizing its volunteer energy in this key battleground race because Wisconsin could decide the fate of the Senate. Right-wing Republicans are fighting to control the Senate, where they would destroy the future of the planet, tear away bodily autonomy, support insurrectionists, funnel resources toward racist and violent policing, and fund violent apartheid rule over Palestinians. Join Seed the Vote to call voters in Wisconsin on Wednesdays at 6 PM ET through Nov. 6. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/seedthevote/event/467902/?rname=Emily&share_context=event_details&share_medium=copy_link&emci=b647ee64-b645-ed11-b495-002248258d38&emdi=99ed8ccf-5246-ed11-b495-002248258d38&ceid=237778.

55]MoveOn [moveon-help@list.moveon.org] 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 Wed., Oct. 26 & Thurs., Oct. 27 from 6 to 8:30 PM ET, and Sat., Oct. 29 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 https://www.mobilize.us/moveon/event/480027/?utm_source=rosariodawson.

56]Our Revolution [info@ourrevolution.com] 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 https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/440081/?akid=2556.8252965.t1Ai8m&rd=1&t=11. Sign up for Wed., Oct. 26.  

57] – There will be a BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING: A CENTURY OF REPRESSION WITH RALPH ENGELMAN & CAREY SHENKMAN on Wed., Oct. 26 at 6:30 PM ET.  This is an In-person and online event.  This book offers an unprecedented and panoramic history of the use of the Espionage Act of 1917, pointing to it as the most important yet least understood law in modern American history that threatens freedom of the press. Go to https://peoplesforum.org/events/book-talk-a-century-of-repression-with-ralph-engelman-carey-shenkman/.

58] – 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 Wed., Oct. 26 from 7 to 8 PM, Thurs., Oct, 27 and Fri., Oct. 28 from 3 to 4 PM and Sat., Oct. 29 from 4 to 5 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at https://events.democrats.org/event/440875/.

59] – On Wed., Oct. 26 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, Swing Left, hosted in Columbia, MD, is doing a monthly status update event on Zoom, followed by letter writing on your own. There is a separate event to attend in-person letter writing. The evening will start with a 10-15 minute status update. Then dive into writing letters. You can stay on Zoom to be connected to the in-person meeting or drop off and write at your own pace. Sign up as a volunteer on Vote Forward at votefwd.org/swingleft. It takes a day or so to get approved as a volunteer, so plan to sign up 3-4 days ahead of the event. Download 20 letters to write at the event and gather your materials. You will need, 20 stamps, a blue pen, and 20 #10 business envelopes. Swing Left’s “Write Letters from Home” page has step-by-step information to help you get set up on Vote Forward and download letters, including this short video. If you haven’t heard of it, Swing Left is a national network that helps people find high impact ways to support Democratic candidates. Focus on the most flippable races as an important step towards ensuring the progressive change needed to create a more inclusive and equitable government and society.  Go to https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/438044/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type.

60] – On Wed., Oct. 26 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, join Swing Left in Catonsville for in-person letter writing to voters. RSVP at -https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/469557/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest.  This event’s address is private. This event is ONLY for in-person letter writing attendees. There is a separate zoom event for a monthly status update and letter writing on your own. Start the in-person evening with a 10-15 minute status update that will also be on the other zoom event. Then dive into letter writing. The letters will be printed. You bring a blue pen, 20 envelopes, and 20 first class stamps.

61] – Back from the Brink [info@preventnuclearwar.org] wants you to take action on Wed., Oct. 26 from 7 PM ET. The focus of which will be on participating in the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) national text banking initiative. Register at bit.ly/BftBAction. Take simple actions that can make a real difference. BftB volunteers will be on hand to offer guidance and concrete suggestions for actions you can take that make sense for you and you’re comfortable with, including letter writing and text banks. We can also help you get connected to organizations that are working in your community leading up to and on election day, such as groups recruiting poll workers and providing assistance to voters on how, where and when to vote.

62] -- Baltimore City residents have a special chance to attend a letter-writing party on Wed., Oct. 26 at 7:15 PM ET. Get out the Vote Letter Writing Party will take place at the Village Learning Place, 2521 Saint Paul St. RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/charlesvillage/events/289325857/.  Write letters to likely voters with Vote Forward! Envelopes, stamps, pens, paper, template letters, and addresses of voters will be ready. You write the letter! Snacks and music will be provided as well! Research shows that voters are more likely to pay attention to a personal letter addressed by hand than to postcards or emails. It is not required for you to sign up with Vote Forward, but you are welcome to check out the website and register for their nation-wide GOTV event here: https://mobilize.us/s/5svoHU . This party starts at 7:15 PM, prior to the national online event at 8 PM. RSVP is not required but will help to estimate snacks and number of addresses needed.

63] -- Catch up with The Think Tank-Military-Industrial Complex: Shilling for the Merchants of Death on Wed., Oct. 26 from 8 to 9 ET. The role of think tanks in the military-industrial complex (MIC) is essential, but also little understood. Often funded by war corporations, they provide the grist for the mill of the intellectual arguments and slanted worldview that support and propel US imperialism. They also serve the revolving door system for military and political officials as they come and go from positions of power.  This webinar gives both an overview of those think tanks that are part and parcel of the MIC as well as a case study of one particularly influential example, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). The focus will be on how certain think tanks function as agents in the information wars that support our endless war making.

There are two presenters for this webinar. Ben Freeman is a Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. His work focuses on how foreign governments seek to influence American government and politics. This work builds upon his book, The Foreign Policy Auction, which was the first book to systematically analyze the foreign influence industry in the U.S. Brett Heinz is the Program Assistant for the international team at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). His research focuses on the intersections of political inequality, economic policy, and international relations. In 2021, he co-authored the report “The Military-Industrial-Think Tank Complex: Conflicts of Interest at the Center for a New American Security” for the Revolving Door Project. Register to attend at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodOipqjIjE9Mtm2qRG16N-H_jjlIyGqOF.

64] -- Common Cause [causenet@commoncause.org] hopes you are interested in what the group is doing on Wed,, Oct. 26 at 8 PM ET -- a nationwide Election Protection webinar. Hear directly from Common Cause experts about the plans. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/428300/?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-wednesday-election-protection-webinar&email_referrer=email_1711902&email_subject=wednesday-election-protection-webinar.  Another webinar will take place on Wed., Nov. 30.

65] -- There is a need for Early Vote and Election Day Poll Coverage in Baltimore City on Thurs., Oct. 27, Fri., Oct. 28 and Sat., Oct. 29 from 7 AM to 1:30 PM and 1:30 to 8 PM. Sign up for a shift to cover a polling location for Early Vote or on Election Day! Make sure people know they should vote for Brooke to be Maryland's next Comptroller! Once you select a shift, a member of the team will reach out to you to select a location. You will get everything you need to be successful in advance of your poll shift! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/496159/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_near_you.

66] --  There is a need for Early Vote and Election Day Poll Coverage in Baltimore County on Thurs., Oct. 27, Fri., Oct. 28 and Sat., Oct. 29 from 7 AM to 1:30 PM and 1:30 to 8 PM. Sign up for a shift to cover a polling location for Early Vote or on Election Day! Make sure people know they should vote for Brooke to be Maryland's next Comptroller! Once you select a shift, a member of the team will reach out to you to select a location. You will get everything you need to be successful in advance of your poll shift! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/496161/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_near_you.

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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