Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 16 to 19, 2022

46] Protect our elections -- Nov. 16

47] America's Retirement Divide – Nov. 16

48] Call voters in Georgia – Nov. 16 - 19

49] Nuclear Policy in Crisis -- Nov. 16

50] Social Media for Organizers -- Nov. 16

51] Russian War Crimes in Ukraine – Nov. 16

52] Ro Khanna at Georgetown -- Nov. 16

53] How are trade rules impeding climate action? – Nov. 16

54] How to Organize a Walking Tour – Nov. 16

55] Post-election analysis -- Nov. 16

56] Training for meeting your legislators -- Nov. 16


46] – In the 2020 election, the movement came together by speaking with one voice. So, Indivisibles are coming back in partnership with other movement organizations to once again hold continuous briefings to deliver the latest intel on election results, specific state challenges, opinion research and messaging guidance. RSVP for the Protect Our Elections Movement Briefings on Wed., Nov. 16 at 11:30 AM ET where the discussion will be how to successfully navigate the post-election period and provide the latest research and messaging guidance on election threats: https://indivisible.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fnZlhC5rRhy612ZOkvFveg.

47] – Economic Policy Institute [newsletter@epi.org] is hosting on Wed., Nov. 16 from noon to 1 PM ET America's Retirement Divide: How Black and Hispanic workers fall through the cracks.  Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QaKPgO48SmaGoqlRmG2_mg?utm_source=Economic+Policy+Institute&utm_campaign=50ad409941-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_02_06_32_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e7c5826c50-50ad409941-59830565&mc_cid=50ad409941&mc_eid=72ea77dbdd.

48] – Public Citizen [action@citizen.org] wants you to get involved in electing Raphael Warnock.  Sign up to call Georgia voters starting on Wed., Nov. 16 and running through Election Day at https://www.mobilize.us/voterempowerment/event/543478/?utm_source=PCea&emci=facbf0dd-6c64-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&emdi=6db916b8-6f64-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&ceid=24639284.  Reach as many Georgia voters of color and empower them to vote in the runoff election.  Start with a shift on Nov. 16, Thurs., Nov. 17, Fri., Nov. 18 or Sat., Nov. 19 from 2 to 7 PM ET.

49] – On Wed., Nov. 16 at 3 PM ET, get with Press the Button LIVE: Nuclear Policy in Crisis [Online] organized by Ploughshares. There are multiple speakers. Visit spotlightPTBL22.png.  Register at https://www.ploughshares.org/events.

50] – 18 Million Rising [info@18millionrising.org] want you to attend on Wed., Nov. 16 at 4 PM ET Social Media for Organizers.  Sign up at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1roh-oWyT5GpV-4j3PTstw. Social media is a powerful place where Asian Americans build community and grow movements for justice. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1roh-oWyT5GpV-4j3PTstw. Learn to think through social media strategy, shape campaigns for racial and immigrant justice, and deepen relationships with community members online.

51] – On Wed., Nov. 16 at 4 PM ET, the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center is hosting a conversation on Russian War Crimes in Ukraine with international law experts Professor Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, and Patrick W. Pearsall, Director of the International Claims and Reparations Project at Columbia Law School and partner at Allen & Overy in Washington D.C. Koh and Pearsall will consider possible legal avenues for prosecuting those accused of Ukraine war crimes. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Gabriella Blum, Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Harvard Law School.  RSVP at https://www.belfercenter.org/event/how-hold-russia-accountable-invasion-ukraine.

52] –   Decades ago, the United States was a global leader in manufacturing. We supplied the world with steel, cars, computers, and so much more, advancing us in immeasurable ways. Manufacturing provided millions of jobs with good pay, benefits, and union representation. But since the late 1970s, over 40 percent of these jobs have been shipped overseas in search of cheaper labor, leaving blue-collar communities in the lurch.  On Wed., Nov. 16 at 6:30 PM ET, join Rep. Ro Khanna for a speech at Georgetown University about his vision of new economic patriotism: making things in America again to build prosperity and wealth.  It will take place in the Riggs Library at Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets, NW, WDC.  REGISTER at https://gucovid.force.com/visitor/s/?event=VE6147. Email info@rokhanna.com.

53] – Ryan Harvey [gtwaction@citizen.org] on Wed., Nov. 16 at 8 PM ET is asking How are trade rules impeding climate action? Call for a binding commitment from governments to stop using trade rules to undermine climate measures. Join Public Citizen, the Trade Justice Education Fund, and Sierra Club to learn about the campaign for a Climate Peace Clause: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cQREFNyyQ-SW6FvgI1V5vw?link_id=4&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-rsvp-how-are-trade-rules-impeding-climate-action&email_referrer=email_1722520___subject_2211136&email_subject=rsvp-how-are-trade-rules-impeding-climate-action.

54] – On Wed., Nov. 16 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, Metro DC DSA's Political Education Working Group will host a training on How to Organize a Walking Tour: Training on Outdoor Political Education. Sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebhnkPfiVk28Y_9Zp5rVltD_2D9dOLhpkJ_Hxk8zbWXKaKJg/viewform by filling out this Google Form to receive a calendar invite with the Zoom meeting link for the session. DSA prioritized outdoor political education over the past two years in order to safely bring people together during COVID-19 pandemic, and it's proven to be an excellent way to connect history and theory to local geography.

  This session will train both those looking to initiate or modify outdoor political education in their regions, and comrades in the DC area looking to take a larger role in helping Metro DC DSA with planning and organizing walking tours. It will focus on walking tours, but will cover all aspects of holding safe outdoor political education.

55] – Join the webinar Post-Election Analysis, hosted by Americans United for Separation of Church and State on Wed., Nov. 16 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET.  This month, voters across the country will go to the polls to vote for candidates, policies and more that will have a major impact on our fight for religious freedom, church-state separation and the issues that depend on them. Join to hear about the results, how our democratic processes held up to the threats they faced (especially from Christian Nationalist candidates) and the impact on the issues we all care about. This webinar is part of the upcoming Summit for Religious Freedom (SRF), April 22-24, 2023, in Washington, D.C., or virtually. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/540595/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.

56] – Molly Amster [info@jufj.org] is promoting a training Annapolis Academy to prepare you for meetings with legislators on Wed., Nov. 16 from 8 to 9:15 PM ET. Legislator meetings are a critical component of our statewide advocacy! Join in at https://www.jufj.org/event/aa-legislator-meet/?emci=e9ddd02c-da61-ed11-ade6-14cb651ee1db&emdi=2b4df49f-db61-ed11-ade6-14cb651ee1db&ceid=3403859.

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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