Saturday, April 1, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 3 - 4, 2023

19] End the death penalty – April 3

20] Protest SNAP cuts – April 3

21] Direct Action training – April 3

22] Common Cause week of action – April 3 - 4

23] Need the right judge on the Wisconsin Supreme Court – April 3

24] Poetry of War and Resistance – April 3

25] Gender Matters in the Atomic Age – April 3

26] Need help now – April 3

27] Get Money out of Maryland meeting – April 3

28] Confronting the Threat of the Far Right – April 3


19] Join Death Penalty Action and allies from the impacted states (TX, FL) for a review of the issues and action opportunities surrounding the next executions scheduled in the United States. This project of Death Penalty Action recurs on a monthly basis at 9 PM ET, normally on the first Sunday of each month, in this case on April 2. A link to the recording will be sent on Monday to those who register and cannot attend the live event. Go to  Register at

20] Come out on Mon., April 3 at 5 PM ET to rollback prices & protest food stamp cuts at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202. This event will commemorate April 4, the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King Jr. FOOD IS A HUMAN RIGHT. SIGN UP at ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22invite_link_id%5C%22%3A579714387540828%7D%7D]%22%7D. Restore Food Stamp Cuts and Increase Food Stamps, as Inflation is an Emergency.  Feed the People, not the War Machine.  The event is sponsored by the Peoples Power Assembly, Baltimore Peace Action and others.

21] Rachel Kutler [] on Mon., April 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET hopes you will join a Direct Action Training. Ralikh Hayes, deputy director of Organizing Black, will do the training on direct action — a key tool in the social change maker’s toolbox at the next Baltimore Action Meeting! Join in at Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore 21210. Masks will be required, except for when eating before the event from 6:30 to 7 PM ET. You can sign up for a potential virtual option! Explore what direct action means, as well as what it means to assess risk and find alignment as a collective. Sign up at'.

22] – The Common Cause Action Team [] wants you to get involved with the  week of action from Mon., April 3 from 8 to 9 PM through Fri., April 4 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Help fight for a better democracy in honor of Common Cause’s late president, Karen Hobert Flynn. Sign up at  It’s no secret that our democracy is under attack from racist, anti-voter extremism. But rather than giving in to the Big Money forces behind voter suppression, Common Cause members will fight back for positive change at every turn.  On April 3rd, there will be a webinar featuring activists who worked with Karen throughout her time at Common Cause. On Tues., April 4 from 4 to 6 PM ET we will be hosting a phone bank with the Common Cause in Connecticut team to push for Early Voting in Connecticut, where Karen led the fights for democracy. The special guest, Cheri Quickmire (Executive Director, Common Cause in Connecticut), will share why this campaign matters and Karen’s achievements in Connecticut.

23] –On Mon., April 3 at 7 PM ET,  Swing Left hopes you will join a virtual phone bank to call Wisconsin voters. Join Young Women for US and call voters to talk about the importance of voting in the State Supreme Court Race and encourage voters to make a plan to vote! RSVP at

24] The UMass Amherst History Department [] wants you to know about the Poetry of War and Resistance on April 3 at 7 PM ET. Out of the wreckage of war and imperialism, artists often present us with revelatory and life-affirming insights. This evening of poetry features distinguished, award-winning writers whose work has been deeply influenced by U.S. wars in Vietnam, Central America, and Iraq:  CAROLYN FORCHÉ, Georgetown University, YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA, New York University, DUNYA MIKHAIL, Oakland University, OCEAN VUONG, New York University and RU FREEMAN, the moderator. RSVP at

25] Massachusetts Peace Action [] wants you to know about a talk on Mon., April 3 at 7 PM ET Cutting through the Chatter: Gender Matters in the Atomic Age. Hear this talk from campaigner Mary Olson about her work in the context of both the United Nations where she has been a participant since 1998 and also the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Olson is founder and director of Gender and Radiation Impact Project (GRIP). Education in the USA doesn’t include much on international bodies like the UN, agreements like Treaties, or other international laws, and so we are generally unaware of enormous progress being made on nuclear weapons at the global level. Olson will introduce, and frame her talk by sharing a few of the moving parts of both the United Nations and on the TPNW.

 Olson’s work centers on an independent, and confirming finding she made in 2011 that ionizing radiation from the US nuclear attack on Japan in 1945 impacted the female A-bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki more than the males. This finding remains under-reported, and yet, is a keystone for bringing nuclear weapons into the domain of Humanitarian law at the UN, and the new TPNW itself. Olson acknowledges that biological sex (where the finding on radiation resides) and gender (much more complex) are not the same, and welcomes discussion of both. Register at

26] The Maryland Poor People's Campaign (MD PPC) [] on Mon., April 3 at 7 PM ET wants to discuss the Urgencies of NOW!  As the Pandemic Aid continues to diminish and disappear, Marylanders are having difficulty functioning with rent increases, COVID, unemployment, and even more. This withdrawal of pandemic funds will create a crisis statewide. What can we each be doing to help reach and mobilize our most impacted Marylanders?  Register for this online talk at

27] – Get Money out of Maryland and For the People -- Maryland will hold a teleconference on Mon., April 3 at 7:30 PM ET.  Charlie [] indicated that you will get an update on the fate of bills we have supported, the wonderful progress on planning our Supreme Court Forum with the League of Women Voters and the University of Maryland Law School, and our discussion on federal strategy with Rep. John Sarbanes. You can join the Teleconference by dialing 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID: 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. Or click on your device at

28] --A National DSA panel will examine “Confronting the Threat of the Far Right” on Mon., April 3 at 8 PM ET.  What is today’s far right and how can DSA contest it? Despite defeating Trump in 2020, conservative and capitalist forces remain entrenched in American society. The National Political Education Committee is hosting an online panel including local comrade Bill Fletcher to define and analyze the nature of the right wing in the US and discuss methods to combat it. Sign up at

To be continued.

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"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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