Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 11 - 16, 2023

30] Meet the crew on the Golden Rule – April 11, 13 & 14

31] F-35 Coalition meeting – April 12

32] Uplifting Black Mamas – April 12

33] /support food service workers – April 12

34] No to an execution – April 12

35] Repression & Trade Policy in the Philippines – April 12

36] Tenant organizing – April 12

37] Post-Session Legislative Update – April 12

38] Will the Federal Reserve Control Inflation?  – April 12

39] Progressive Maryland webinar April 12

40] Social Media Best Practices – April 12 & 16

41] Join DSA – April 12

42] Nationalist Activist Call – April 12 


30] – Join Veterans for Peace and supporters of the "Golden Rule" anti-nuclear ship for a talk with the crew and Helen Jaccard, the Golden Rule Project manager at the DC Wharf, Maine Ave. & 9th St. SW on April 11, 13 & 14. To see the full schedule, go to bit.ly/GRGL_DC. Call Mike at 301-542-9867. 

31] -- Danaka Katovich [danaka@codepink.org] is hosting on Wed., April 12 at noon ET a meeting of the F-35 Coalition. Discuss further what the advocacy will look like. For example, Lockheed Martin’s shareholder meeting is coming up, and that is an opportunity for an action. How about doing a Lobby Day. Join the meeting for a debrief at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86588743673?pwd=OEtqc2pVZ3FKOFFHeGhzTFliZDE0dz09.

 The environmental impact of the F-35 has been a big talking point, so I want to invite you all to join CODEPINK's plans for Earth Day as a global partner here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFEsN4nYyxIrGnUxLn9y6lTmHidu5bBKeAFJr0Y9cFhib2ww/viewform. The F-35 Coalition are asking folks to bring War is not Green messaging to Earth Day events in your area. It could be #GroundTheF35 messaging, nuclear messaging, or something else about war that affects the environment. You can reach out to Teddy@codepink.org to get support from the organization on your earth day plans. 

32] – Attend a Sojourners webinar Uplifting Black Mamas, Uplifting Life on Wed., April 12 at 3 PM ET. There will be a focus on bringing awareness and taking action on supporting the needs of Black mamas. Participate in this virtual event to build awareness, activism, and community-building ​to amplify ​the voices, perspectives and lived experiences of Black mamas and birthing people and the lives they bring into this world.  Email Sojourners [sojoaction@sojo.net]. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dFr3qGLySGalxqcQLX1atg#/registration.

33] – The Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] needs you on Wed., April 12 from 4 to 6 PM ET to support of DC food service workers.  The workers of Compass DC prepare food for numerous universities and museums throughout the District without benefits or a living wage. UNITE HERE Local 23, which represents the workers, is holding an action in front of the World Bank, 1818 H St. NW, to tell Compass: Workers need a raise! You can also support the workers by signing UNITE HERE’s petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/dc-compass-workers-need-a-raise?link_id=14&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.

34] – Death Penalty Action [info@deathpenaltyaction.org] is trying to stop the execution of Louis Gaskin in Florida.  On Wed., April 12 at 5 PM ET, join a virtual vigil at bit.ly/LouisGaskinVV.

35] – Public Citizen [gtwaction@citizen.org] hopes you will join a webinar on Wed., April 12 at 7 PM ET Worker Organizing, Repression & Trade Policy in the Philippines.  Find out about the fight for workers’ rights in the Philippines and the role US-based groups can play in building solidarity campaigns. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/livestream-worker-organizing-repression-trade-policy-in-the-philippines-tickets-608788321257?link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-reminder-next-week-worker-organizing-repression-trade-policy-in-the-philippines&email_referrer=email_1875112___subject_2385193&email_subject=wednesday-worker-organizing-repression-trade-policy-in-the-philippines. Learn about efforts to organize unions in US-linked call centers in the Philippines & the importance of ensuring that international trade policies uphold fundamental human rights.

36] – From 6 to 7 PM on Wed., April 12, the Northern Virginia DSA Tenant Organizing Research Meeting will take place.  Sign up at https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-dsa-tenant-organizing-research-meeting-april-12th-6pm?link_id=5&can_id=3fcd7916f2ff367c3b859d45270fd1d5&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-93&email_referrer=email_1868491&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events&link_id=45&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_1873058&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-apr-7-2023. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon an RSVP.  Email novabranch [at] mdcdsa [dot] org.

 This meeting is for those involved with the NoVA Tenant Organizing campaign or who would like to learn more about this work. NoVA Tenant Organizing wants to assemble research on landlords, housing policy, and evictions in Northern Virginia to better arm the fight against slum conditions, rent increases, and landlord mismanagement and corruption. Join our monthly tenant organizing meeting to hear about the research completed so far, our research goals, and ways to get involved.

37] – CCAN [info@chesapeakeclimate.org] wants you to join in on Wed., April 12 at 7 PM ET to get a Post-Session Legislative Update.  This is your chance to find out what exactly happened in Annapolis regarding climate change priorities and what it means to you. Sign up at https://act.chesapeakeclimate.org/page/50766/data/1?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=utm_membership&utm_content=MD-March+Action+Member+Meetup-0323-c3+15:21:19&ea.url.id=1709882.  Get an update on the outcomes of key climate bills including the Promoting Offshore Winds Energy Resources (POWER) Act, Community Solar Energy Generating Systems, EmPOWER Maryland, and more. 

38] –   The Committee for the Republic [events@committeefortherepublic.org] is hosting on Wed., April 12 at 7 PM ET Tom Hoenig who will address Will the Federal Reserve Control Inflation?  Participate online at https://zoom.us/j/7812458066.  RSVP at Events@CommitteefortheRepublic.org. Tom Hoenig is the great dissenter of the Federal Reserve. As President of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank and member of the Federal Open Market Committee during the reigns of Greenspan and Bernanke, he consistently opposed quantitative easing. Tom had the confidence of his central banking experience and the courage to be the sole "No" vote against his chairman and colleagues. Therefore, Tom is uniquely qualified to address the crippling inflation and destabilizing asset inflation caused by the Fed’s unrestrained printing of money without legal guardrails. If the Fed had followed Tom's advice, there would be no Silicon Valley bank failure and central banking crisis today.

39] – On Wed., April 12 at 7 PM ET, check out the Introduction to a Progressive Maryland Webinar. Come learn about the mission & values, hear about our current issue campaigns and local chapters, hear from some of the members about their journey to leadership within our organization, and learn about ways for you to get involved so you can grow as an advocate for social change in Maryland.  RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemaryland/event/558480/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.

40] -- 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., April 12 and Sun., April 16.  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/.

41] – Why You Should Join DSA / a New Member Orientation will happen on Wed., April 12 from 8 to 9 PM ET. Email info [at] mdcdsa.org.  Curious about DSA? Thinking about joining but want to hear more info first? 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. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-97?link_id=46&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-march-31-2023&email_referrer=email_1873058&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-apr-7-2023.

42] – Indivisible wants you to join in on Wed., April 12 at 8 PM ET the National Activist Call with special guest: Rep. Greg Casar [TX-35]. Fight back against Republicans holding our economy hostage, and learn how you can take action. Beware of the MAGA Default Crisis.  Rep. Casar is one of the signatories of a congressional letter written by Reps. Boyle, Jayapal, and Kuster calling on Democrats to commit to defending the well-being of the American people by refusing to bow to MAGA hostage taking.  RSVP at https://indivisible.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9E6zGGPuTeSjWdKxOa3S7g#/registration.

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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