Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 8 - 13, 2023

37] Winning the Peace after the War -- Feb. 8

38] Time to Care meeting -- Feb. 8

39] Get the lead out of dark chocolate -- Feb. 9

40] Transformational Gardening -- Feb. 9

41] Brady Organizing Team training -- Feb. 9

42] Election Protection phone bank – Feb. 9, 10, 12 & 13


37] – On Wed., Feb. 8 at 9:30 AM ET, hear about Winning the Peace After the War, hosted by the United States Institute of Peace.  Since the 2014 Revolution of Dignity, Ukrainian democracy has advanced significantly, a process that has continued despite Russia’s nearly yearlong full-scale war. In parallel to its current military and humanitarian priorities, Ukraine has continued to improve its governmental institutions and democratic processes to prepare for a post-war environment which will see a torrent of potentially disruptive elections for parliament, president and local institutions. Join USIP for a conversation on why supporting Ukraine’s democratic processes and institutions is pivotal for Ukraine to both win the peace for its own people and become a much-needed beacon of democracy for the regional neighborhood and beyond. RSVP at https://www.usip.org/events/winning-peace-after-war.

38] – The Time to Care Coalition [info@timetocare.net] is holding a Zoom meeting on Wed., Feb. 8 at 4 PM ET. Share updates from Annapolis, discuss next steps for developing testimony in support of clarifying legislation for implementation, and strategize about how to keep building the momentum for the strongest possible paid leave program. Register at timetocare.net.

39] – Meg Bohne, Consumer Reports [action@cr.consumer.org] wants you to know about a webinar on Thurs., Feb. 9 at noon ET to discuss findings on lead and cadmium in dark chocolate. Four chocolate companies are called upon to commit by Valentine’s Day to reduce risky heavy metals in their dark chocolate bars. Learn more about what was discovered, and what can been done together to keep the pressure on these companies to act.  After you RSVP, you will be sent a Zoom link with all the information you need to join: https://action.consumerreports.org/rsvp-20230209-darkchocolatewebinar?utm_campaign=20220201webinarinvitebump&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cr.

40] – Green America [webster@greenamerica.org] is hosting Transformational Gardening: Environmental Pest Management on Thurs., Feb. 9 at 3 PM ET. With extreme weather and natural disasters affecting communities across the world, gardening is not what it once was. Check out the book Climate Change Garden: Down to Earth Advice for Growing a Resilient Garden with authors Sally Morgan & Kim Stoddart.  Learn how to change gardening practices.  Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6816733854660/WN_-fUQ43VYTJarnLqc49iw-A?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=1b49d441-c3f6-4dec-b157-49d6ef9a4f18.

41] – On Thurs., Feb. 9 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 rgonzalez@bradyunited.org to schedule time to talk. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380248/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest.  This will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 21.

42] – On Thurs., Feb. 9 from 5 to 7 PM ET, Fri., Feb. 10 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun. Feb. 12 from 6 to 8 PM, and Tues., Feb. 14 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 https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations. 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.

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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