Monday, March 13, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 14 -- 19, 2023

25] Protect to Win Symposium -- March 14

26] Legal struggle to free imprisoned martyrs -- March 14

27] Election protection phone bank – March 14, 16, 17 and 19

28] Russia out of Ukraine – March 14  

29] Community webinar on the Inflation Reduction Act – March 14

30] MLK: The Life of a Servant -- March 14

31] Virtual Letter Writing webinar – March 14

32] Julian Assange documentary – March 14

33] End the attack on Yemen – March 14

34] Pramila Jayapal town hall – March 14

35] Rally for the POWER Act -- March 15


25] RepresentUs [] wants you to be on Tues., March 14 from 9 AM to 5:30 PM at the New America Headquarters, 740 15th ST NW, Suite 900, WDC 20005 for the Protect the Win Symposium, where you will be able to obtain a new Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) implementation resource for advocates! To attend, you will need proof of two COVID vaccinations and two boosters. RSVP at

26] – The Samidoun Network [] is hosting a webinar on Tues., March 14 at 1 PM ET as part of the International Campaign to Liberate the Remains of Palestinian Martyrs.  This online seminar will focus on the legal struggle to free the imprisoned martyrs. Sign up at  The meeting ID is 841 2266 1614 with a passcode of 063571.

27] – On Tues., March 14 from 4 to 6 PM, Thurs. March 16 from 5 to 7 PM, Sat., March 18 from 4 to 6 PM and Sun., March 19 from 6 to 8 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.

28] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., March 14 from 4 to 5 PM ET at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers were sent into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant. Now they are stationed in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.   People who believe in peace and justice should come forward and take the risks of peace. The burial sites continue to expose ruthless war crimes by the invaders, Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

29] – CCAN [] wants your participation on Tues., March 14 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET for a community webinar on the Inflation Reduction Act: What It Means for You.  For two years, we endured the long, winding, and incredibly bumpy road that led to passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Now this historic legislation has the potential to improve our lives and the world around us by investing in clean energy, energy efficiency, and community development initiatives.  RSVP at

30] –Tune in to MLK: The Life of a Servant (A Film Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) which is a Virtual Rally on Tuesdays, March 14, 21 & 28 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Join DC photographer, film producer and social justice activist Phil Portlock and his wife Pat Sloan, as they present a 30 -minute film tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 94th year of his birth on (January 15, 2023), and the 60th anniversary of the historic March on Washington August 28, 2023. On Sunday, March 31, 1968, a young 26-year-old Phil Portlock was in attendance at DC’s National Cathedral to hear Dr. King deliver a sermon entitled, “Remaining Awake through A Great Revolution”, less than a week before his tragic death in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King's life and tragic death has had an enormous impact on Phil's photography, writing, film production and social justice activism. As we mark the 60th anniversary of the historic march on Washington, when Dr. King spoke to 250, 000 black and white citizens at the Lincoln Memorial and the nation about the inequality faced by millions of black American citizens and his hope to see their lives improved. In early 1965, one of Dr. King’s last and greatest crusades for justice, took place when he and a coalition of religious leaders, social justice organization and voting rights activists, led a successful 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama to the state capitol in Montgomery for Black voting rights. The effort led to the August 6, 1965, signing of the historic Voting Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson. RSVP at

31] Join a Virtual Letter Writing webinar organized by Swing Left on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. This will continue through Oct. 10. This monthly status update event is on ZOOM, followed by letter writing on your own. There are separate events to attend in-person letter writing. The evening will start with a 10-15 minute status update. Then dive into writing letters. You can stay on zoom to be connected to the in-person meeting or drop off and write at your own pace. Sign up as a volunteer on Vote Forward at It takes a day or so to get approved as a volunteer, so plan to sign up 3-4 days ahead of the event. Download 20 letters to write at the event and gather your materials. You will need, 20 stamps, a blue pen, and 20 #10 business envelopes. Swing Left’s “Write Letters from Home” page has step-by-step information to help you get set up on Vote Forward and download letters, including this short video. Help defeat the anti-democratic movement within the Republican Party, dismantle the GOP's advantage in key swing states, and maintain and expand Democratic power at the federal level. RSVP at

32] – See a screening of "Ithaka" on Mon., March 14 at 7 PM ET at Georgetown University at its ICC Auditorium.  This is a new documentary, featuring Julian Assange's family members, John & Gabriel Shipton. Go to

33] – Action Corps is hosting the weekly organizer's call on Wed., March 14 at 8:45 PM to discuss the March 1st Day of Action Protests and talk about next steps. Here is the link:

34] – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal [] is hosting her first in-person town hall of the 118th Congress on Tues., March 14 at 9:30 PM ET! This is an opportunity to hear her priorities for 2023 and get updates on her legislation priorities. It will also be streamed live on her Facebook page:

35] – CCAN Action Fund [] wants you to be at the Rally to Support the POWER Act on Wed., March 15 at 9 AM in Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis. Time is running out to pass the POWER Act! There is little time to make sure that this bill to turbocharge Maryland's offshore wind industry passes the House or Senate or it’s dead in the water this year. Marylanders deserve clean energy, public health and solid union jobs. The POWER Act will help us achieve all of these goals. We can’t let the clock run out!  At the rally see a giant digital clock counting down the seconds until crossover on March 20, which is the final day legislation needs to pass at least one chamber to achieve full passage this session. Now is the time to make our voices heard! RSVP 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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