Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 26 - 30, 2023

40] Student Debt event – April 26

41] Unfold Zero – April 26

42] Hydrogen Blending Webinar -- April 26

43] Taxpayer’s Night – April 26

44] Social Media Best Practices – April 26 & 30

45] Community input on education – April 26

46] Election debrief -- April 26

47] Metro DC DSA New Member Orientation – April 26

48] Support climate champions – April 26


40] – Natalia Abrams [reply@petitions.moveon.org] is inviting you to a Student Debt event with Ayanna Pressley and Student Debt Crisis Center supporters on Wed., April 26 at 11 AM ET. The online event will bring everyday borrowers and congressional allies, including Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, together to discuss the power of storytelling and the need to center borrower voices in advocacy efforts. Over 45 million people are impacted by student debt. Help amplify the voices of hard-working Americans who are sick and tired of being weighed down by this crisis.  RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1716820138737/WN_O6Xm3j6iS-SDDozelPnojA#/registration.

41] – UNFOLD ZERO [info@unfoldzero.org] will be sharing Nuclear Stories on Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day on Wed,, April 26 at 1 PM ET. Register at https://events.nuclear-stories.net/event/nuclear-stories-pre-premier. Join a discussion about nuclear energy, nuclear proliferation and wartime risks of nuclear power facilities, with Tariq Rauf, Former Head of Nuclear Verification and Security Policy, International Atomic Energy Agency, and Alyn Ware, Director of the Basel Peace Office and Co-founder of UNFOLD ZERO.

42] – Get with a Hydrogen Blending Webinar on Wed., April 26 at 2 PM ET. Is your utility company planning to mix hydrogen and methane to burn in furnaces and stoves where you live? PSR says, "No hydrogen in the home!" Blending hydrogen with methane (fracked or so-called "natural" gas) increases the risk of explosions and fires. It would also extend the use of methane, a terribly potent greenhouse gas. This would occur in two ways. First, mixing hydrogen would stretch out the methane supply, locking us into a gas-based system for decades. And, since almost all hydrogen is produced from methane, it would increase the demand for this climate-damaging substance. So why are gas utilities around the country pushing just that? Join PSR for a webinar spotlighting the climate, safety and health dangers of hydrogen blending. You will receive a join link by email after you register at https://psr-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oKI-9134S4SgFPW6-PZ1vw?emci=bdd25d03-96df-ed11-8e8b-00224832eb73&emdi=40804355-b0e3-ed11-8e8b-00224832eb73&ceid=130901#/registration.

43] – Comptroller Bill Henry [comptroller@alerts.baltimorecity.gov] wants you to attend Taxpayers’ Night on Wed., April 26 at 6 PM ET.  Baltimore City’s Board of Estimates (BOE) is inviting residents to learn more about the Mayor’s proposed budget at the annual Taxpayers’ Night. You can come to City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202 or via Webex or watch on Channel 25/charmtvbaltimore.com/live-stream. It will include a presentation on the Fiscal 2024 Preliminary Budget from Budget Director Laura Larsen and an overview of the Capital Budget from the Department of Planning. After the presentation, residents are invited to give testimony on their budget priorities. RSVP at https://bbmr.baltimorecity.gov/FY24BOE.  Questions? Call 410-396-4755.

44] -- 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 26 & May 3 and Sun., April 30 & May 7.  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/.

45] – Angela Alsobrooks (County Executive), Prince George's County, has finally planned an in person community forum on Wed., April 26 from 6 to 8 PM ET at Charles Flowers High School in Springdale. This allows members of the community to have a say about educational matters. Several folks signed up to testify at the forum. Sign up at https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=2r1GQcHdKk2hshpkzDyDexslqZd3zGNLjky4n5HL5slUMjdaTU5RQkZYSExaQVQ4VFoyRkVUNTIxNi4u.

  If you cannot make the in-person forum, please take 3 minutes to send in written testimony in the record for the CEO search to the County Executive. THIS link provides a passage template that can either be sent as is or edited to read in your own words/replaced with your own words and additional comments as suggested on the landing page. Email the CEO at https://act.newmode.net/action/progressive-maryland/pgcps-ceo-email-county-executive-alsobrooks?emci=374fe8c6-eae2-ed11-8e8b-00224832eb73&emdi=e23f4dd9-f0e2-ed11-8e8b-00224832eb73&ceid=136680.

46] – Common Cause [causenet@commoncause.org] is doing an Election Debrief on Wed., April 26 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 its campaign work in 2023, 2024, and beyond.

47] – The Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] on Wed., April 26 at 8 PM ET is holding a New Member Orientation.  RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-98?link_id=47&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-apr-7-2023&email_referrer=email_1880252&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-apr-14-2023.  Why You Should Join DSA. Curious about DSA? Learn about DSA, what it does, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future.

48] – Jane Fonda [info@janepac.com] wants you to join a special virtual fundraiser for some Denver Climate Champions on Wed., April 26 at 8 PM ET. Support these Climate Champions to ensure they have the resources to win their runoff elections.  Please join the Jane Fonda Climate PAC and Run on Climate teams in supporting these three remarkable candidates running for Denver City Council who have runoff elections on June 6th: Candi CdeBaca, Shannon Hoffman, and Shontel Lewis.  Join for an inspiring evening of conversation about the importance of strong climate leadership at the local level and learn more about the candidates' plans for a greener Denver.  RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jfcp-denver-fr?refcode=BLU-JANE-20230424-1-EM.

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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