Sunday, February 26, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 27 - 28, 2023

21] One Fair Wage – Feb. 27

22] Protecting Black history -- Feb. 27

23] Protect our Homes Day -- Feb. 27

24] Climate Voters Tonight -- Feb. 27

25] Get over to the Supreme Court -- Feb. 27 & 28

26] Support immigrant community -- Feb. 27

27] Impact of the Antiwar Movement on Vietnam War Policy -- Feb. 27


21] – Hal Ginsberg [] needs you at Lobby Days for One Fair Wage on Mon., Feb. 27 at 1 PM ET in the House Economic Matters Committee House Office Building, Room 230 in Annapolis.  Then return to Annapolis on Thurs., March 2 at 1 PM in the Senate Finance Committee, East Miller Senate Building, Room 2.  Tipped Workers Need You!  The tipped wage is a vestige of slavery and perpetuates racism and sexism since the servers and bartenders at lower-cost sit-down restaurants like Denny's and Applebee's are disproportionately women and black or brown.  RSVP at

22] The Trust for Public Land [] is doing a virtual Park Bench Chat about place-making for Black history on Tues., Feb. 28 at 3 PM ET. There is a greater urgency to protect important sites representing Black history and culture. ͏‌ ͏ ͏Join the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education and Trust for Public Land (TPL) for a conversation about the growing movement to preserve Black history and culture sites across the United States. Register here.

23] – The Maryland Poor People's Campaign (MD PPC) [] wants you to get on the bus on Mon., Feb. 27 at 4:30 PM ET.  There is a Housing Crisis in Baltimore, so get on the bus to Annapolis for PROTECT OUR HOMES DAY. Register with Renters United Maryland AND please also let MD PPC know directly that you are going by completing an Events Form at  Folks will assemble a St. Anne’s Parish House, 199 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis 21401, but you can participate by Zoom. All Marylanders deserve safe, stable, affordable housing. As rents and evictions skyrocket, join in to tell our state legislators to take action to protect renters and hold landlords accountable!  Hear from the bill sponsors and from tenants directly impacted by the issues. Also greet legislators on Lawyer's Mall as they enter the State House, and deliver information about campaigns to legislator offices.

24] – EDF Action [] on Mon., Feb. 27 from 5:45 to 6 PM ET wants you to tune into Climate Voters Tonight. Talk about electing a new climate champion to Congress, investments in public transportation and the EPA’s rule on truck emissions.  RSVP to make sure you tune into the next episode:  The next episode will happen on Mon., March 13.

25] – Student Debt Alert (via MoveOn) [] wants you to join the group at the Supreme Court on Mon., Feb. 27 from 6 to 9 PM & Tues., Feb. 28 from 8 AM to noon ET. Show support for debt cancellation!  Last August, President Biden made history when he announced student debt relief for tens of millions of Americans suffering under the crushing weight of student loan debt. But the reaction from right-wing politicians and organizations was swift—they immediately filed numerous lawsuits challenging the legality of the relief program. In the process, the program has been forced to stay paused, denying this critical relief to so many borrowers who are in need. On Feb. 28, the Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments on the legality of President Biden's student debt relief program.  RSVP at

26] – Join Sojourners on the last Monday of every month. On Feb. 27 at 7 PM ET get together for prayer and action in support of the immigrant community. RSVP at Immigration Mondays, learn how we can join the efforts of coalitions lead by immigrant people and DACAmented people, coalitions fighting for the rights of undocumented and under-documented communities, including DACA recipients. We re-imagine our immigration system.  Provide your insights and ask questions as we continue to work for justice alongside our immigrant and DACAmented siblings. 

27] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] hopes you will attend  the Impact of the Antiwar Movement on Vietnam War Policy on Mon., Feb, 27 at 7:30 PM ET.  On January 27, 1973, the Paris Peace Conference agreed to U.S. withdrawal of all troops and advisors from Vietnam, withdrawal of all foreign troops from Laos and Cambodia, and a ceasefire throughout Vietnam. It was the culmination of a failed US project that cost vast sums of money and millions of lives. For years a vibrant antiwar movement challenged the direction of US policy. Focusing on the Nixon years, Carolyn Eisenberg has drawn upon thousands of declassified documents to illuminate the impact of the antiwar movement on the Nixon Administration. In looking back at the Vietnam experience, do those events have implications for the present?

Eisenberg’s new book Fire and Rain: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Wars in Southeast Asia  is a compelling, meticulous narrative of the way national security decisions formed at the highest levels of government affect the lives of individuals at home and abroad.  The author is a professor of US History and American Foreign Relations at Hofstra University. She is the author of the prize-winning book Drawing the Line: the American Decision to Divide Germany, 1944-49.  She is the co-founder of Brooklyn for Peace and co-legislative coordinator for Historians for Peace and Democracy.  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

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