Saturday, October 8, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 9 - 11, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 9 - 11, 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. 9 – Oct. 15

8] Knock on doors for Brooke – Oct. 9 – Oct. 15

9] Canvass voters in Baltimore County – Oct. 9

10] “Members-Only Workshop” – Oct. 9

11] Knock on doors for Statewide Candidates, Johnny O & the District 6 Team – Oct. 9

12] Knock on doors with Sen. Carter and the MD Dems -- Oct. 9

13] Blue Wave by phone banking – Oct. 9 - 11

14] Baltimore City phone bank -- Oct. 9 - 11

15] Make good trouble – Oct. 9  

16] Training to make calls – Oct. 9 - 11

17] Write letters for Beto --Oct. 9 & 11   

18] PDA Town Hall -- Oct. 9

19] Film BOYCOTT – Oct. 9

20] Make calls for Beto – Oct. 9 to 11 

21] Protest at the Pentagon – Oct. 10

22] Contact Next Gen voters – Oct. 10

23] Torture & the Death Penalty – Oct. 10


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. 9 through Sat., Oct. 15 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. 9 through Sat., Oct. 15.  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] – Canvass voters in Baltimore County with Allies for Democracy. This event’s address is private. Support local progressive candidates in the Baltimore County area by talking to voters, which is the most effective way to mobilize people to participate in our democracy. Whether you're an experienced canvasser or brand new, connecting with voters is easy, fun, and rewarding. Training, carpools, buddies, and camaraderie are always included! Meet at a central location in Towson with ample parking to carpool. Canvass for Wes Moore, Brooke Lierman and Dems up and down the ballot on Sun., Oct. 9 from 10 A to 2 PM, canvass for Paul Henderson for Baltimore County Council District 3; and on Sat., Oct. 15 from 11 AM to 4 PM ET, canvass David Trone for Maryland's 6th Congressional District.   Sign up at

10] – 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. 9, the platform is “Members-Only Workshop.” This will be the fourth members-only workshop on the BES Path to an Inclusive Anti-Racist Organization Initiative. Our anti-racism consultant, Antoine Johnson, will lead us in these continued discussions. Email for ZOOM login information.

11] – Knock on doors for Statewide Candidates, Johnny O and the District 6 Team on Sun., Oct. 9 from 11 AM to 2 PM ET. Meet at Middlesex Elementary School, 142 Bennett Road, Essex 21221. You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival. Register at

12] – Knock on doors with Sen. Carter and the MD Dems, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party on Sun., Oct. 9 from 1 to 4 PM ET.  Meet at Friends School-Baltimore, 5114 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210.  Keep Maryland blue. After you sign up, an organizers will reach out with further details. Register at

13] – Join Maryland Democrats in Baltimore County to ensure a Blue Wave by phone banking on Sun., Oct. 9, Mon., Oct. 10 and Tues., Oct. 11 from 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 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

14] – Join a Baltimore City phone bank in person with the MD Dems Coordinated Campaign, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party on Sun., Oct. 9, Mon., Oct. 10 and Tues., Oct. 11 from 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8 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

15] – Get involved in Making More Good Trouble with a virtual event organized by Vote Forward on Sun., Oct. 9 from 2 to 3 PM ET. Join in for 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; and you will be shown how to write them at the event.  Sign up at

16] – 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. 9 from 3 to 4 PM, Mon., Oct. 10 from 7 to 8 PM and Tues., Oct. 11 from 9 to 10 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at

17] – Sign up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Sun., Oct. 9 from 3:30 to 5 PM & Tues., Oct. 11 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] – Progressive Democrats of America [] is holding its Sunday Town on Oct. 9 at 4 PM ET -- Beating Trumpists with Progressives. RSVP at

PDA believes Democrats can win not only in the bastions of blue, but even in Texas and Ohio! Michelle Vallejo from Texas is an inspirational young congressional candidate with a real solid chance of winning her district. Gary Josephson in Ohio has been a union rep and strike leader, and has been and activist for peace, social justice, and equality for over 50 years.  Hear from them on Sunday.

19] – UMKR [] wants you to know that on Sun., Oct. 9 at 4 PM ET you can take a deep dive into the acclaimed film BOYCOTT. You can watch it for free, and then participate in the online discussion.  Sign up at This is a bracing look at the far-reaching implications of anti-boycott legislation sweeping the U.S. and designed to penalize businesses and individuals that choose to boycott Israel due to its human rights record. BOYCOTT illustrates how these laws are being used as templates to stop boycotting around other justice issues, further limiting the constitutional right to free speech. 

20] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Sun., Oct. 9 from 7 to 10 PM, Mon., Oct. 10 and Tues., Oct. 11 from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 and 7 to 10 PM ET. Help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as you can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up 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. 10 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] –Get involved with NextGen Organizing by joining a virtual text bank on Mon., Oct. 10 and Tues., Oct. 11 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!

23] – Death Penalty Focus [] is marking the 20th World Day against the Death Penalty with a webinar on Mon., Oct. 10 at 3 PM ET.  It will feature a conversation on "Torture and the Death Penalty" with DPF President Mike Farrell and Professor Juan E. Méndez, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture.  ‌Register at

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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