Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 25 - 31, 2023

40] Election debrief – Jan. 25

41] Can Congress protect our rights? -- Jan. 26

42] Brady Organizing Team -- Jan. 26

43] Election Protection phone bank – Jan. 26, 27, 29 & 31

44] Descendants of Both Sides of the Atomic Bombs -- Jan. 26

45] Colonialism is not charity – Jan. 26

46] Alliance for Ukraine panel discussion – Jan. 26


40] – Common Cause [] is doing an Election Debrief on Wed., Jan. 25 at 8 PM ET which will continue through June 28.  Join the Debrief with Common Cause's voting and elections experts. RSVP at The Common Cause team will share the latest updates from our largest-ever midterm mobilization, discuss the results and what they mean, and chart out a path for its campaign work in 2023, 2024, and beyond.

41] – As a new - and deeply divided - Congress begins, how can members of Congress fight to protect our rights even when passing helpful legislation seems unlikely?  Join the Progressive Caucus Action Fund for Beyond Bills: How Congress Can Fight Back When Our Rights are at Risk, a can’t miss briefing on Thurs., Jan.  26 at noon ET with special guests, including Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rob Weissman, President of Public Citizen and Aissa Canchola Bañez, Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy at the Student Borrower Protection Center. Register at!

42] – On Thurs., Jan. 26 from 5 to 6 PM ET, get with the Brady Organizing Team for a virtual training. Do you need support from Brady’s organizing team? Have new ideas to combat gun violence, but don’t know how to get them off the ground? Every week, a member of the organizing team is here to support your work. Sign up for the shift that works best for your schedule. If you can't find a time that works for you, email to schedule time to talk. RSVP at  This will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 21.

43] – On Thurs., Jan. 26 from 5 to 7 PM ET, Fri., Jan. 27 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun. Jan. 29 from 6 to 8 PM, and Tues., Jan. 31 from 4 to 6 PM ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.  These phone banks will continue until April 2, 2023.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register at Register for a shift to make calls to recruit poll monitors to support nonpartisan Election Protection efforts in the GA Run-Offs.  Join in to make calls Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and/or Sundays.

44] – Kathleen Burkinshaw [] hopes on Thurs., Jan. 26 at 6 PM ET you will attend a webinar, Descendants of Both Sides of the Atomic Bombs Searching to Repair the World. The event is sponsored by the International Center for Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma. Kathleen will be participating as a 2nd generation Hibakusha from Hiroshima and Ihara Kazuhiro will participate as a 2nd generation Hibakusha from Nagasaki.  His father, Toyokazu, was 9 years old when the bomb dropped on Nagasaki. Toyokazu was the 2nd Chairperson of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivor's Notebook Friend's Association and now Kazuhiro-san is Assistant to the 3rd Chairman of this association.

 From the US side will be Barbara Newsom, a 2nd generation Atomic Veteran whose father was a doctor in the US Navy that treated Hibakusha in Nagasaki shortly after the bombing, and David Seaborg, son of Glenn Seaborg, Manhattan Project. Register at

45] – Karen Rodman [] hopes on Thurs., Jan. 26 at 7 PM ET you will join the webinar Colonialism is not Charity. Register at,From%20subjugating%20and%20displacing%20Palestinians.&text=Kathryn%20Ravey%2C%20Business%20%26%20Human%20Rights,%2C%20Al%2DHaq%20in%20Palestine.&text=Organizations%20wishing%20to%20endorse%20%E2%80%9CColonialism,Charity%E2%80%9D%20can%20do%20so%20HERE.

  Did you know that each year hundreds of registered Canadian charities raise over a quarter billion dollars for projects in Israel? That many of these groups support the Israeli military, racist organizations and West Bank settlements? And that a number of groups set up by or close to extremist ministers in the new Israeli government provide tax credits to Canadian donors? “Colonialism is not charity” will explore what may be Canada’s most important contribution to Palestinian dispossession. Under the cover of charity, organizations are bilking Canadian taxpayers to fund the Israeli colonial project. This webinar will look at efforts to disrupt charities supporting for Palestinian dispossession.

The Defund Racism campaign is a Palestinian-led movement to end the use of ‘charitable’ funds raised in other countries, including Canada, to fund settler extremism and violence. Colonialism is not Charity is a Canadian based campaign focused on exposing and stopping Canadian charities from subjugating and displacing Palestinians. 

46] – On Thurs., Jan. 26 at 8:30 PM ET, the Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Alliance for Ukraine invite you to an online discussion featuring a panel of five Ukraine RPCVs whose perspectives span several decades of Peace Corps in Ukraine and whose host communities dot the country from the Donbas to the western borders. This 90-minute moderated panel discussion will include some time for audience questions. 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

No comments: