Saturday, November 5, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – November 6 to 8, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – November 6 to 8, 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 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] Knock on doors for MD Dems – Nov. 6

9] Phone bank for Brooke – Nov. 6 – 8

10] Make calls for Beto – Nov.  6 - 8 

11] Canvas for Question H – Nov. 6

12] “Annual Fall Family Festival” – Nov. 6

13] Baltimore City phone bank -- Nov. 6 – 8

14] Blue Wave by phone banking – Nov. 6 – 8

15] MoveOn phone bank – Nov. 6 – 8

16] Baltimore CeaseFire 365 – Nov. 6

17] Training to make calls – Nov. 6 – 7

18] Take Action Phone Bank – Nov. 6 –

19] Phone bank for Mandela Barnes – Nov. 6 - 7

20] PDA Town Hall -- Nov. 6   

21] Phone bank for Senator Warnock – Nov. 6

22] Our Revolution phone banking – Nov. 6 – 8

23] Voting Rights: The Struggle to Be Counted -- Nov. 6   

24] MoveOn phone bank -- Nov. 6

25] Rally for Democracy -- Nov. 6   

26] Virtual Get out the Vote Rally – Nov. 6

27] DSA Labor Meeting -- Nov. 6   

28] Protest at the Pentagon – Nov. 7

29] Party at the Polls -- Nov. 7

30] Phone bank for progressives -- Nov. 7   

31] Phone bank for Cheri Beasley and Raphael Warnock – Nov. 7

1] – Buttons, bumper stickers 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] – Knock on Doors for the MD Dems, Brooke, County Executive Steuart Pittman, and Team 21 on Sun., Nov. 6 from 10 AM to 1 PM ET.  Meet at the Carver Center, 2671 Carver Road, Gambrills 21054. Join Brooke and Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman's campaigns to canvass voters in Anne Arundel County! You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival. Register at

9] – On Sun., Nov. 6 through Tues., Nov. 8 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

10] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Sun., Nov. 6 and Mon., Nov. 7 from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 4 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 7 to 10 PM and Tues., Nov. 8 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] – Rachel Kutler [] is asking if you have Election Day plans? Jews United for Justice want volunteers to turn out to support Question H. JUFJ has been working to put the Baltimore Police Department back under the city’s control. Securing local control would mean more opportunities to pass meaningful police reform. Please join in on Election Day to raise awareness about Question H at the polls. Along with partners at CASA, SURJ, and the Campaign for Justice Safety and Jobs, JUFJ will be sending volunteers to work shifts at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 6:30 AM to 8 PM ET. Sign up for a shift at  There will be a mandatory training over Zoom on Mon., Nov. 7 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  You can pick up materials during one of the two shifts: Sun., Nov. 6 between 10 AM and 1 PM ET at the CASA Office, 2706 Pulaski Highway or Mon,, Nov. 7 between noon and 6 PM at the JUFJ Office, 2221 Maryland Ave., 2nd floor.

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., Nov. 6, however, participate in an “Annual Fall Family Festival.”  The air is cooler, the trees more colorful, and the BES-ers are gathering together to feel thankful for hopefully a whole lot of things – but, for sure, be thankful to be gathered together to celebrate the autumn and families – not the least of which is that wonderful BES extended family. Email for more information.

13] – Join a Baltimore City phone bank in person with the MD Dems Coordinated Campaign, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party on Sun., Nov. 6 & Mon., Nov 7 from 10 AM to 1 PM, noon to 3, 2 to 5 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8:30 PM ET and Tues., Nov. 8 from 10 AM to 1 PM, noon to 3, 2 to 5 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 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

14] – Join Maryland Democrats in Baltimore County to ensure a Blue Wave by phone banking on Sun., Nov. 6 & Mon., Nov 7 from 10 AM to 1 PM, noon to 3, 2 to 5 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8:30 PM ET and Tues., Nov. 8 from 10 AM to 1 PM, noon to 3, 2 to 5 PM, 4 to 7 PM and 6 to 8:30 PM ET.  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

15] – Join an America for All phone bank to Win in 2022, organized by MoveOn to protect our democracy, motivate key voters, and support strong candidates in important races up and down the ballot. MoveOn has a team of organizers who will support you along the way! Shifts are available on Sun., Nov. 6 and Mon., Nov. 7 from 1 to 3:30 PM and 6 to 8:30 PM and Tues., Nov. 8 from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 4 PM and 4 to 7 PM ET. Register at

16] – The Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition <> on Sun., Nov. 6 from 3 to 4 PM ET supports Baltimore CeaseFire 365 at Charles Street and Northern Parkway.  You can park at Grace United Methodist Church or at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 North Charles Street, where the PeaceFire flag installation will be flying on the front porch for the CeaseFire weekend.

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., Nov. 6 from 3 to 4 PM and 7 to 8 PM and Tues., Nov. 7 from 3 to 4 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at

18] – Get involved with a Take Action Phone Bank on Sun., Nov. 6 from 2 to 5 PM ET in Prince George's County, on Mon., Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 PM in Prince George's County and on Tues., Nov. 8 from 5 to 6:30 PM in Frederick County.  Call voters who vote less frequently in mid-term elections to ensure they vote by Nov. 8 for progressive candidates. See

19] – Get involved with a phone bank for the Wisconsin Senate election by joining a Deep Canvass to Win, hosted by People's Action.  Phone bank on Sun., Nov. 6 from 4 to 6:30 PM ET and on Mon., Nov. 7 from 6 to 9 PM ET. Help send U.S Senate candidate Mandela Barnes to Congress! This is a great opportunity to elect a progressive champion, who is powered by people and running a movement politics campaign. You will receive training on how to phone bank during the session.  Sign up at

20] – Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] needs you to show up on Sun., Nov. 6 at 4 PM for the Progressive Tow Hall.  This will be the Most Important and Inspiring Town Hall of the Year. What will it take to save our democracy? The progressive movement has grown in leaps and bounds over the past decade. Our policy proposals are ever more popular with the general public. Sign up at

21] – Get with the Indivisible National Phone Bank (GOTV) for Senator Raphael Warnock on Sun., Nov. 6 at 4 PM ET. Calls will be made to help keep a Give No Ground Candidate, Senator Raphael Warnock in office. Make calls to voters in Georgia.  Sign up at

22] – Our Revolution [] wants you to make calls on Sun., Nov. 6 from 5 to 10 PM, 6 to 19 PM & 9 to 11:30 PM, Mon., Nov. 7 from 5 to 10 PM and 9 to 11:30 PM and Tues., Nov. 8 from 10 AM to 2 PM ET.  Join to 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

23] – See the film Voting Rights: The Struggle to Be Counted on Sun., Nov. 6 from 7 to 8 PM ET. The future of our democracy hangs in the balance. 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.  The film is Phil’s response to the U.S Supreme Court’s June 5, 2013 5-4 decision in the Shelby County v Holder Voting Rights Case that declared Sections 4b and 5 of the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. The decision has led to the enactment of hundreds of voter suppression/restrictive laws that voting rights all over the nation. RSVP at

24] -- MoveOn [] wants you to join a phone bank on Sun., Nov. 6 at 7 PM. Sign up at This election, democracy is on the line. 

25] – Chris Smalls, President of the Amazon Labor Union [] needs you on Sun., Nov. 6  at 7 PM ET to join a virtual rally. He plans on joining Senator Elizabeth Warren and tens of thousands of MoveOn members for a virtual Rally for Democracy. It's a chance to discuss what's at stake for workers’ rights, human rights, democracy, and so much more in this election—and to discuss how to build progressive power together. RSVP at

26] – The Working Families Party [] on Sun., Nov. 6 at 7 PM ET hopes you will join the Squad, DJ Flowers, Nelini Stamp, and Alan Menken for a virtual Get out the Vote Rally. Talk about how the progressive movement is fighting for the policies that will impact our communities the most, and how you can get involved by making your voice heard in this critical election.  Sign up at

27] – The Northern Virginia DSA Labor Meeting will take place on Sun., Nov. 6 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP at  NoVA DSA Labor Meeting Email at novabranch [at] The Labor Workgroup will be meeting monthly to discuss how to support local worker organizing efforts.

28] – 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 Nov. 7, 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.  

29] – Party at the polls, organized for When We All Vote, is happening on Mon., Nov. 7 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET at 2500 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21216. Encourage students to go vote. Visit

30] – Andrea Chalupa of Gaslit Nation will lead a phone bank on Mon., Nov. 7 at 4 PM ET for Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Mandela Barnes (Wisconsin - Senate). Word is Mandela Barnes may join in for a few minutes. RSVP at Come together to reach out to voters in Illinois and Wisconsin about the importance of supporting Lauren Underwood and Mandela Barnes. Andrea is an expert in election hacking and regularly does deep dives on current news and events that are happening around the globe.

31] – Phone bank for Cheri Beasley and Raphael Warnock on Mon., Nov. 7 at 6 PM ET. RSVP at No Ground Candidates in the South to help protect our country from MAGA mayhem.

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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