Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 23 -30, 2023

47] Transforming Lawns: Groundcover Revolution – March 23

48] Democracy organizing call – March 23

49] Resisting Imperial Memory -- March 23

50] Brady Organizing Team training -- March 23

51] Election Protection phone bank – March 23, 24, 26 & 28

52] Strengthen Prince George's County schools – March 23

53] Healing circle -- March 23

54] Social Housing Organizing meeting – March 23

55] Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si'-- March 23 & 30

56] Adding battery storage – March 23

57] Victory Team Call -- March 23


47] – Green America [] is hosting Transforming Lawns: Groundcover Revolution on Thurs., March 23 at 3 PM ET. RSVP at ‌ Lawns require tons of water, fertilizer, gas to mow, and they take up space that could otherwise be used for animal habitat or growing food! Learn more about transforming lawns with Kathy Jentz, author of Groundcover Revolution!

48] – Public Citizen [] on Thurs., March 23 at 4 PM ET is holding its weekly democracy organizing call. On the call, you will learn of three ways you can make a difference for our democracy: Trump, Wisconsin, and the Freedom to Vote Act.  The indictment of Trump is upcoming.  ‌The critical, nationally-significant Supreme Court election in Wisconsin is on April 4. Make non-partisan voter turnout calls into Wisconsin with Andrea Miller from Center for Common Ground. The Freedom to Vote Act, a milestone piece of democracy legislation, should be introduced in Congress next month. There are plans to organize during Congress’ April recess to support pro-democracy reforms in the Freedom to Vote Act. Sign up for the webinar at These calls will continue on Thursdays through April 27.

49] – The UMass Amherst History Department [] thinks you will be interested in a webinar Resisting Imperial Memory: Confronting the History of U.S. Aggression in Iraq on Thurs., March 23 at 4 PM ET. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was catastrophic for Iraqi society, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths, eliciting sectarian animosities, and leaving the environment toxic and irradiated. However, twenty years later, Iraqi suffering is barely present in American memory of the conflict. Nor has there been a serious debate about the U.S. right to intervene in the affairs of other nations. In commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the invasion, this event explores the Iraqi experience of the conflict. Panelists will discuss the legality of the invasion and occupation, the forms of hard and soft power exercised by the U.S. in Iraq, and the material consequences for the Iraqi people. Register at

50] – On Thurs., March 23 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.

51] – On Thurs. March 23 from 5 to 7 PM, Sat., March 25 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., March 26 from 6 to 8 PM and on Tues., March 28 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.

52] – The Prince George’s County Executive, Angela D. Alsobrooks, is refusing to let the community into the process of recruitment and hiring of the new PGCPS CEO. All stakeholders deserve a seat at this decision making table. Join in and reach out to the community to raise awareness for this and other very important issues and encourage neighbors to take action to lift up the voice of the community and strengthen Prince George's County schools. This event will take place virtually on Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM ET through April 20. Register at

53] – On Thurs., March 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET, Brady & Team will do an ENOUGH Healing Circle: Virtual Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence. RSVP at Join the monthly Healing Circle and virtual vigil to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence. Gun violence affects us all - victims, survivors, non-victim/survivor activists, staff - all of us. No one is immune. This Healing Circle for Brady and Team Enough is a safe space where we can reflect, talk openly, listen and even cry together in solidarity to create real change. The circles will also take place on June 22, Sept. 28 and Nov. 16.

54] – Metro DC DSA [] is holding a Social Housing Organizing meeting on Thurs., March 23 at 6:30 PM ET. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed after you RSVP at  Join the Social Housing Working Group for its biweekly organizing meeting. Learn about its latest activities, what they're planning for the future, and how to get involved. The Social Housing Working Group seeks to educate Metro DC DSA chapter members and the general public about social housing and to facilitate collective action in support of the passage and implementation of the Green New Deal for Housing Amendment Act.

55] – The Maurin Academy <> is going to be hosting an online series on Thursdays, March 23 & 30, from 7 to 8:30 PM ET on Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si'. This will be a two-part series with Dr. Laurie M. Johnson. Register at

56] – Alexis at Solar United Neighbors [] is hosting a webinar on Thurs., March 23 at 8 PM ET -- Adding battery storage to your home. RSVP at Power outages can test a lot of things. Learn if adding battery storage to your home makes sense for your family

57] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to attend a webinar on Thurs., March 23 at 9 PM ET with Chicago Mayoral Candidate Brandon Johnson. This is a Victory Team Call for Chicago Mayor's Race, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and more!  RSVP at It is important to secure a progressive seat in the vital Wisconsin Supreme Court election on April 4.  The key to victory is solidarity!

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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