Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 11, 2023

35] Drug Policy Task Force -- Jan. 11

36] Social Media Best Practices -- Jan. 11

37] HIAS needs volunteers – Jan. 11

38] We Power DC Organizing Meeting -- Jan. 11

39] Jews United for Justice Maryland community meeting – Jan. 11

40] Medical leave/keep people in houses – Jan. 11


35] –The Progressive Maryland Team [info@progressivemaryland.org] wants you to know about the Drug Policy Task Force. Come to a Community Meeting for Winning Equitable Drug Policy in Maryland for 2023 on Wed., Jan. 11 from 6 to 7:15 PM. Discuss ideas and action steps for: Equitable implementation of cannabis legalization in Maryland; Policies that prioritize a variety of treatment options and not incarceration; and decriminalizing drugs to invest in communities and reduce harm. Come share your thoughts and vision, and hear about action steps for the coming months. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemaryland/event/545510/?emci=9432e19d-6f90-ed11-9d7b-00224832e811&emdi=e526100f-7590-ed11-9d7b-00224832e811&ceid=136680.

36] – Get with Social Media Best Practices virtually, hosted by The Democratic National Committee on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM ET.  Maximize your impact within your social network and join the social media best practices training. Whether you're just getting started on social media or already have an online presence, this training will provide you with the tools necessary to ensure you are reaching your full potential as an online organizer. Learn the essentials for utilizing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram for political story telling. Register at https://events.democrats.org/event/486853/. Email williamsak@dnc.org to schedule a presentation for your staff/volunteers or with any queries about co-presenting at one or more of these events. Get trained on Wed., Jan. 11 and Sun., Jan. 15.

37] – Merrill Zack, HIAS [info@hias.org] indicates there is an information session on Wed., Jan.11 at 7:30 P ET about volunteering in the D.C. area. RSVP at https://hias.org/events/information-session-volunteering-d-c-area/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=hias.org&utm_campaign=221202_CEMulitEvent&utm_content=221202+CEMulitEvent.  ‌ HIAS supports over 300 asylum seekers and forcibly displaced persons in the D.C. area with free legal representation.

  Whether you are an educator or attorney, speak a foreign language (our highest need is for volunteers who speak Amharic, Dari, French, Pashto, and/or Spanish), or are interested in welcoming newcomers into your community, we invite you to take the first step toward becoming a HIAS volunteer by joining a mandatory information session. Advance registration required and you must be located in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

38] – On Wed., Jan. 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET, get with We Power DC Organizing Meeting.  A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP.  Hear about updates on the campaign, get an explanation where new members can get more involved, and plan new activities. Email wepowerdc@gmail.com saying that you want to learn more, and an organizer will reach out to chat 1-1.  RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/we-power-dc-organizing-meeting?source=direct_link&&link_id=51&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_1779656&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-january-6-2023.

39] – Matan Zeimer [matan@jufj.org] indicates that Jews United for Justice are holding a Maryland community meeting on Wed., Jan. 11 at 8 PM ET.  Discuss campaign updates and how best to go forward. Join at 7:30 PM for JUFJ 101 if you're newer to JUFJ, or for a schmooze session if you're a returning JUFJer.  RSVP at https://jufj.org/event/md-meet-1-11-23/?emci=9d89fa4f-0a91-ed11-9d7b-00224832e811&emdi=aebbfe38-0d91-ed11-9d7b-00224832e811&ceid=3403859.

40] –On Thurs., Jan. 12 from 9 to 11 AM, Jews United for Justice will be in Annapolis to show your support for legislation to ensure the strongest possible implementation of paid family and medical leave! Join fellow members of the TTC coalition outside the State House to greet legislators and then deliver snacks and information about the campaign to legislator offices.

   On Thurs., Jan. 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM ET, Jews United for Justice will be in Annapolis to seek legislation, as rents and evictions skyrocket, to keep people housed. Go to https://jufj.org/event/mdga23/?emci=92c10690-4f8c-ed11-9d7b-00224832e811&emdi=f9544855-7f8c-ed11-9d7b-00224832e811&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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