Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 20 - 25, 2023

47] Enjoy labor events – April 20

48] Money in Politics – April 20

49] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank April 20, 21, 23 & 25

50] Brady Organizing Team training -- April 20

51] Planning Meeting for Progressive Harford County – April 20

52] Strengthen Prince George's County schools – April 20

53] Social Housing Organizing Meeting – April 20

54] DSA social – April 20

55] Prophetic Action to Climate-Changed Lands -- April 20


47] – Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] is informing you of two labor events on Thurs., April 20. At 3 PM ET, join PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky for the public launch of Higher Education Labor United's (HELU) Free Higher Ed for All campaign. This historic 75-minute event will feature leading advocates for free public colleges and universities across the country. Sign up at

 Then on Thursday at 8 PM ET, get with the monthly meeting of the PDA Labor Organizing Team, and learn how PDA is actively supporting labor organizing efforts and ongoing labor actions across the country. Hear from a doctoral candidate from Rutgers University to learn about the recent strike there, once again, proving the power of labor solidarity. Go to

48] – There is a Public Citizen Democracy Campaign with weekly Team Democracy Calls: Money in Politics. Join these call to discuss ways we can protect and demand our freedom to vote!  On Thurs., April 20 from 4 to 5 PM ET, hear from movement leaders, and experts on efforts around the country, and nationally to address the growing influence of money from big business, and billionaires working to buy the outcome of our elections since the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court ruling.  The event will continue on April 27 from 4 to 5 PM ET.  RSVP at

49] – On Thurs. April 20 from 5 to 7 PM, Fri., April 21 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., April 23 from 6 to 8 PM ET and Tues., April 25 from 4 to 6 PM ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.   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 for a shift to make calls and help strengthen the phone bank team to protect our democracy. Make calls Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and/or Sundays. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! Register at  

50] – On Thurs., April 20 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., April 20 from 6 to 8 PM ET, attend a Planning Meeting for Progressive Harford County. These meetings are to recruit event attendees and get on the same page about organizing Progressive Harford County's events in April. Do phone calls 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. RSVP at 

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 Thurs., April 20 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Register at

53] – The Metro DC DSA [] on Thurs., April 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET will hold a Social Housing Organizing Meeting.  RSVP at  A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP.  Email Info:

  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. The legislation proposes to create mixed-income, district-owned housing with market rate units that subsidize a larger number of affordable units. It's a pioneering approach that deepens affordability, invests surplus funds into the creation of more social housing, and locks-in financial sustainability. The bill also includes climate and labor standards and elected tenant boards with oversight over building management.

54] – On Thurs., April 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET, join the next Northern Virginia DSA social meetup on the Third Thursday at Quincy Hall, 4001 Fairfax Drive, Arlington 22203. Email novabranch [at] mdcdsa [dot] org. There is a reservation for a DSA table INSIDE.  The site is one BLOCK FROM BALLSTON-MU METRO STOP OR 4 BLOCKS FROM VIRGINIA SQUARE-GMU METRO STOP.  Attendees must be boosted, and make it known If you test positive after attending.  See this website: quincyhallbar [dot] com/.  RSVP at

55] – Register for the Thurs., April 20 at 7 PM ET Webinar Acting for Justice: “Sowing Seeds: Prophetic Action to Climate-Changed Lands” by Derrick Weston, Theological Education and Training Coordinator for Creation Justice Ministries.  The presentation will highlight the stories of people who are doing work around connecting faith to regenerative agriculture and food insecurity. It will provide theological underpinning to help understand the deep biblical connections between God, land, food, and justice. Finally, the presenter will provide ideas and action steps for faith communities looking to help move us towards a more just food system. Go to

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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