Thursday, January 5, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 5 - 9, 2023

29] John LaForge is going to jail – Jan. 5

30] Time to Care meeting – Jan. 5

31] Briefing on the January 6 report – Jan. 5

32] Phone bank for Virginian Democrat -- Jan. 5 - 7

33] D.C. Democratic Party meeting – Jan. 5

34] General Assembly 101-- Jan. 5

35] Lower Shore Progressive Caucus meeting Jan. 5

36] Fire Drill Friday Jan. 6

37] The Red Scare class – starting Jan. 9


29] – Nukewatch’s John LaForge will be entering a German prison on January 10 to serve 50 days for his part in actions aimed at removing US nukes from Germany. Dozens of activists that have been involved in the campaign have endured jail time. Join in to hear from a few of them featuring John LaForge, Susan Crane, Gerd Büntzly, Marion Küpker and Frits ter Kuile. John’s Jail Send-Off Zoom Meeting -- Nukewatch Talks - an Exclusive will happen on Thurs., Jan. 5 at 1 PM ET. 

   Register in advance for the Zoom meeting at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not have internet access, call the Nukewatch office to register by phone at (715)472-4185.

30] – The Time to Care Coalition [] will meet virtually on Thurs., Jan. 5 at 4 PM ET. Register at  With the 2023 legislative session a week away, it's time to organize. Share updates on legislation for the 2023 legislative session, discuss changes in the General Assembly and what they mean for our advocacy, and strategize about how to keep building the momentum for the strongest possible paid leave program.

31] – Join in on Thurs., Jan. 5 from 4 to 5 PM ET for a briefing on the January 6 report. This January 6 marks the second anniversary of the violent attack on our Capitol. The bipartisan January 6th Select Committee has shown that Trump and his MAGA allies planned, promoted, and paid for a criminal conspiracy to overturn an election they knew they’d lost. The idea still exists in 2024 for ways to overturn the will of voters. This cabal is working to sabotage future elections by changing state laws, threatening election officials and packing election administration offices so that they can have the final say over election results – even when they lose. Register at

32] –Phone bank for Aaron Rouse for Virginia State Senate on Thurs., Jan. 5 through Jan. 6 from 6 to 8 PM ET.  On Sat., Jan. 7 there will two phone banks from noon to 3 PM and 3 to 6 PM ET. The phone bank will continue through Tues., Jan. 10.   Sign up at

33] – On Thurs., Jan 5 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET, go to a D.C. Democratic Party meeting at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Services, 1816 12th St. NW, WDC 20009. Sign up at

34] – Join Jews United for Justice by Zoom on Thurs., Jan. 5 from 6:30 to 7:45 PM ET for General Assembly 101 and from 8 to 9:15 PM ET for Testimony 101. Learn about how session works and how to be an effective advocate, and then learn about the crucial work of writing testimony to let legislators know your priorities.  These same trainings at the same times will be held on Sun., Jan. 22! Visit

35] – Jared Schablein [] is inviting you to the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Monthly Meeting on Jan. 5 at 6:30 PM ET by Zoom.  RSVP at The 2023 legislative session is starting in just a few days.  There are municipal elections in all four counties that provide an opportunity to grow the bench of Progressive leaders.  Finally, the organization is going through some major internal overhauls which means people will be in the community far more often and for more than just elections/legislative work.  

36] – Jane Fonda for Fire Drill Fridays [] hopes you will join in on Fri., Jan. 6 at 2 PM ET to discuss how we bring hope into the New Year.  Shine a spotlight on communities who are demanding change and bring those stories back to the halls of power to demand action. What better way to begin than with writer and climate activist, Rebecca Solnit. She and Jane will discuss how we can actively cultivate hope and align our actions with the future we want to see. RSVP at  Visit! 

37] – William Barry [] is offering a Zoom course on the History of the Red Scare in Baltimore starting on Mon. Jan. 9  from 1 to 2:30 PM ET and concluding on Mon., March 6. The class will be offered through The Community College of Baltimore County - HIT 765. Trace the U.S. reactions to the communist threat from 1919 to the present: the rise and fall of McCarthyism; hearings from the House Un-American Activities Committee; accusations and investigations at Sparrows Point; the challenges to unionism; the influence of television on political movements; the long-term implications today. The cost is $88 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $68) CRN# Day/Ses.     

  To join the class, call 443-840-7000 to register with the CRN number and charge the fees for the class.  If you are new to CCBC, create an account at For students outside Baltimore County, retirees/employees from CCBC or those over 60 years old, please call 443-840-2222 to ensure your discounts are applied. If you need additional information, call: 443-840-2222.

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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