Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 29 -- April 2, 2023

38] True Story of Murder and Mercy -- March 29

39] Phone bank for Wisconsin -- March 29 - 30

40] Progressive Harford meeting – March 29

41] Plan a poetry night? – March 29 

42] See American Hospitals: Healing a Broken System – March 29

43] U.S. & China -- March 29

44] Write letters – March 29

45] Get with Social Media Best Practices – March 29 & April 2

46] Health and human rights of Palestinians living under occupation – March 29 

47] Election Debrief -- March 29

48] Would like you to be a Congressional liaison – March 29

49] Why You Should Join DSA – March 29


38] -- Death Penalty Action [info@deathpenaltyaction.org] is hosting on Wed., March 29 at 2 PM ET for a conversation with Alex Mar, author of the new book, SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN: A True Story of Murder and Mercy. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9x08TXxST9yctywH4G4_Lg?link_id=4&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-were-in-texas-2&email_referrer=email_1847480&email_subject=seventy-times-seven-two-weeks-from-today. This is the broader story beyond that which so many of us know through the life and work of Bill Pelke. Bill's campaign to save Paula Cooper from Indiana's electric chair eventually led to the creation of the Journey of Hope from Violence to Healing, through which Bill and others work to stop executions and share their experiences of the healing power of forgiveness.

39] – Climate Hawks Vote [info@climatehawksvote.com] is helping organize phone banks on Wed., March 29 and Thurs., March 30 for Wisconsin’s April 4 election for state Supreme Court justice, the most important election of any kind in 2023. It is going to help determine who wins the presidency in 2024, because democracy itself is on the ballot. Millions of Wisconsin voters don’t even know the special election is coming up in one week! That’s why ACLU of Wisconsin is trying to turn out every flapping eligible voter in the state. Can you volunteer an hour or more of your time before the special election to help us contact Wisconsin voters? Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/climatehawksvote/event/555923/?emci=ec7cac07-24cd-ed11-a8e0-00224832e811&emdi=5cbef978-69cd-ed11-a8e0-00224832e811&ceid=13143726. The Phone Banking will be from 5:45 to 7:30 PM ET on March 29 and March 30.

40] – Help with turnout for the Harford County Democratic Mixer. Progressive Harford is having several phone banks to register people to attend. The next phone bank is Wed., March 29 from 6 to 8 PM ET on Zoom. Phone bankers of all levels are encouraged to attend. Scripts and calling lists will be provided. Phone banking training will also be provided beforehand. Register at ttps://www.mobilize.us/progressivemaryland/event/555986/?referring_vol=5069981&share_context=dashboard-event-details&sharer_role=SharerRole.ORGANIZER. These meetings are to recruit event attendees and get on the same page about organizing Progressive Harford County's events in April. 

  On Wed., April 12 from 6 to 8 PM ET, join a planning meeting for Harford County Earth Day Festival and recruitment phone bank for the Harford County Democratic Mixer. The first half from 6 to 7 PM will be about planning how to operate a table at the Earth Day Festival. The second half from 7 to 8 PM will be a recruitment phone bank for the Democratic Mixer. On Wed., April 20 from 6 to 8 PM, join a confirmation phone bank for the Harford County Democratic Mixer. Phone bankers of all levels are encouraged to attend. Script and calling lists will be provided. Phone banking training will also be provided beforehand.

41] –The NoVA Democratic Socialists of America [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] wants you to help do a Poetry Night on Wed., March 29 at 6:45 PM ET. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP.  NOVA DSA wants to organize an ongoing poetry night, and we were hoping you could help get it started. If you want to get this project off the ground as an organizer or just someone with helpful knowledge on what should be done, join in. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-poetry-night-general-interest-meeting/?link_id=5&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-90&email_referrer=email_1853843&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events.

42] –People's Action [info@peoplesaction.org] hopes you want to see on Wed., March 29 at 7 PM ET a documentary "American Hospitals: Healing a Broken System."  A New York Times investigation recently revealed that nonprofit hospitals have strayed from their “charitable roots, behaving like for-profit companies, sometimes to the detriment of the health of patients.” Rural hospitals are closing left and right with more than 600 rural hospitals – nearly 30% of all rural hospitals in the U.S. — at risk of closing in the near future.  Learn more about America’s broken hospital system in the forthcoming documentary film "American Hospitals: Healing a Broken System."  People’s Action is honored to invite you to the film’s premiere at Landmark’s E St. Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, WDC. Tickets are free but you must RSVP to hold your spot!  RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/premiere-american-hospitals-healing-a-broken-system-premiere-tickets-549570258437?can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-national-training-hub-launch&email_subject=rsvp-for-american-hospitals-healing-a-broken-system&email_referrer=email_1854844&link_id=1.

43] --Michael Klare is the co-founder of the Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy, which seeks to prevent a war between the U.S. and China, promote climate cooperation, and protect human rights in the U.S. and China. On Wed., March 29 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, Klare will moderate a discussion between Professor Zhiqun Zhu of Bucknell University and Professor Mike Mochizuki of George Washington University focused on U.S.-Chinese military operations and tensions over Taiwan and how they can be defused. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jy-uhKcfQVy-8fM8jkNBqg?link_id=19&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-recapture-the-revolutionary-spirit&email_referrer=email_1858976&email_subject=recapture-the-revolutionary-spirit.

44] – Get with a Catonsville in-person letter writing to Voters organized by SwingLeft HoCoMD on Wed., March 22 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  This event’s address is private. The letters are printed. You bring a blue pen, 20 envelopes, and 20 first class stamps. Write letters using an award-winning, proven tactic to reach potential voters in important upcoming elections. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/554146/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest, and you will be told how to join this party. Think about it: if you help get a voter to the polls that is an important step towards creating a more inclusive and equitable government and society. Looking forward to seeing you!

45] –Get with Social Media Best Practices virtually, hosted by The Democratic National Committee on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM ET.  Participate on Wed., March 29 and Sun., April 2.  Maximize your impact within your social network and join the social media best practices training. Whether you're just getting started on social media or already have an online presence, this training will provide you with the tools necessary to ensure you are reaching your full potential as an online organizer. Learn the essentials for utilizing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram for political story telling. Email williamsak@dnc.org to schedule a presentation for your staff/volunteers or with any queries about co-presenting at one or more of these events. Go to https://events.democrats.org/event/486853/.

46] –World BEYOND War [greta@worldbeyondwar.org] on Wed., March 29 at 7 PM ET is talking with Dr. Yara Asi, a Palestinian-American global health researcher who recently returned from doing field work in Palestine. Using examples from what she observed in Palestine, she'll share about how war is a public health threat. More details on these upcoming events below.  This webinar will address rising concerns about the health and human rights of Palestinians living under occupation. More Palestinians died in the West Bank in 2022 than in any year since 2006, and 2023 is shaping up to be even more deadly. After decades of impunity for countless human rights violations, Israel continues to control Palestinian movement, seize Palestinian land, and raid Palestinian cities, while enabling the violence and incitement of a rapidly expanding settler population. She will give a first-hand account of the situation in the West Bank and the effects on the health and well-being of Palestinians.  Register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/webinar-palestinian-health-and-human-rights-under-occupation?clear_id=true&link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-coming-up-next-week-what-is-esg-investing-its-impact-on-divestment-war-as-a-public-health-threat-in-palestine&email_referrer=email_1852810&email_subject=coming-up-next-week-what-is-esg-investing-its-impact-on-divestment-war-is-a-public-health-threat-in-palestine.

47] –Common Cause [causenet@commoncause.org] is doing an Election Debrief on Wed., March 29 at 8 PM ET which will continue through June 28.  Join the Debrief with Common Cause's voting and elections experts. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/428300/?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-thursday-election-debrief&email_referrer=email_1732655&email_subject=thursday-election-debrief. The Common Cause team will share the latest updates from our largest-ever midterm mobilization, discuss the results and what they mean, and chart out a path for our campaign work in 2023, 2024, and beyond.

48] – Alan Minsky [alan@pdamerica.org] wants you to know that Progressive Democrats of America would like you to be a Congressional liaison.  To get involved, attend on Wed., March 29 at 8 PM ET a Lobbying Training Session. This is a co-production with Food and Water Watch for anyone planning to lobby their Representative or Senator this year, whether about climate or any other concern.  Register at https://fwwatch.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtd-upqjovEt1m5b8EmMtTrOlDxsxnL6j6.

49] – The Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] needs you on Wed., March 29 at 8 PM ET for Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation. Curious about DSA? Thinking about joining but want to hear more info first? Attended a few of our events already and ready become a member? Already a member and want to get more involved? If so, this event is for you! You'll learn about DSA, what we do, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. This chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland. RSVP for Zoom link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-96?link_id=45&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-march-17-2023&email_referrer=email_1856541&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-march-24-2023.

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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