Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 5 - May 28, 2023

39] Get on the Golden Rule – April 5

40] Time to Care meeting – April 5

41] Stomp out Slumlords – April 5 

42] Social Media Best Practices – April 5 & 9

43] Common Cause week of Action – April 5 - 7

44] Write letters – April 5 & May 28

45] Invading the Campus: The Military Industrial Complex’s -- April 5


39] --You're invited to come aboard the Golden Rule and talk with the crew at the Alexandria Wharf from April 5 to 6 from 11 AM to 3 PM ET.  At the DC Wharf, get onboard on April 8, 9,11,13,14. On Tues., April 4 at 1 PM ET, be at the Mayor's Proclamation of Golden Rule Days in Alexandria at the Alexandria Wharf at Pier AB (outside Torpedo Factory). Celebrate Golden Rule Days with Alexandria Poet Laureate Zeina Azzam and the crew. There is a free shuttle from the King St. Metro stop on the Blue line. Visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hhTlyb6XH2TTro2ZhhNOxL1j31vbprZT/edit.  To see the full schedule, go to bit.ly/GRGL_DC.

On Wed., April 5 at 5:30 PM ET, come to the Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Decatur Place NW, WDC, near DuPont Circle, WDC, and welcome the crew of the Golden Rule.  This will be a Meet and Greet, and a chance to connect with local anti-nuclear activists, members of the crew and Madison Rose from Back from the Brink. 

40] – There is a Time to Care Coalition meeting on Wed., April 5 from 4 to 5 PM ET on Zoom. Get updates on legislation for the 2023 Maryland General Assembly and share specific ways to take action to ensure the strongest implementation of the Time to Care Act. After registering, you will get a confirmation email that includes the Zoom details for the event.  Register https://actionnetwork.org/events/time-to-care-coalition-meeting-april-5th?link_id=3&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-today-email-house-to-pass-sb-828-clean&email_referrer=email_1867296&email_subject=action-alert-sb-828-on-2nd-reader-in-house-today.

41] – The Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] on Wed., April 5  at 6 PM ET will hold a Stomp Out Slumlords DMV-wide meeting at the MLK Library, 901 G St. NW, WDC 20001, meeting room 401-E. Meet tenant leaders and organizers from across DC, Maryland and Virginia. Talk about how the fight for rent control in Montgomery County intersects with issues all tenants face (even in DC and Virginia!), hear from the organizing committee about the rent strike in Brightwood Park, get an update from the Marbury Plaza rent strikers on the first hearings in the attorney general’s lawsuit and discuss what’s next for new organizing projects.  RSVP at https://mdcdsa.org/chapterupdate/23-03-24/.

42] -- 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 5 and Sun., April 9.  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/.

43] – The Common Cause Action Team [causenet@commoncause.org] wants you to get involved with the week of action to help fight for a better democracy in honor of Common Cause’s late president, Karen Hobert Flynn. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/556884/?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-youre-invited-rsvp-for-our-week-of-action&email_referrer=email_1866313&email_subject=youre-invited-rsvp-for-our-week-of-action.  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 Wed., April 5 from 8 to 9 PM ET, write Letters to the Editor to stop an Article V Constitutional Convention. Viki Harrison (Director of Constitutional Convention Program) will lead a session to learn about Karen's commitment to stopping an Article V Constitutional Convention and how to write and submit a Letter to the Editor.

 On Thurs., April 6 from 5 to 7 PM ET step up as leaders. Join in for training to take on leadership with the Action Team and learn about how you can bring your unique skills to Common Cause. On Fri., April 7 from 4 to 6 PM ET, make calls to Michigan with the Common Cause Michigan for their Campaign Finance Lobby Day. Shannon Abbott (Outreach & Engagement Organizer, Common Cause Michigan) will join this shift to give a special talk about why this matters and how you can help.

44] – Join a Letter to the Editor Party, hosted by Common Cause, on Wed., April 5 and Sun., May 28 from 8 to 9 PM ET. Write letters to local media outlets about issues facing our country, from voting rights to ending mass incarceration. For this letter to the editor party, discuss Article V and work to civically engage our communities on the dangers of the Article V constitutional convention. Get tips. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/418654/?followup_modal_context=newsletter. You will be provided tools to quickly send a letter to all local news outlets.

45] – Massachusetts Peace Action [info@masspeaceaction.org] is hosting Invading the Campus: The Military Industrial Complex’s Quest for Academic Know-How on Wed., April 5 at 8 PM ET. Register at https://bit.ly/invading_the_campus. The military industrial complex sets its sights on academia. As the U.S. gears up for possible conflict with China and Russia, it seeks to attain mastery in these technologies, considered vital to success in the high-tech battles of the future. But expertise in AI and other emerging technologies is not available from the Pentagon’s traditional contractors, with their focus on metal; for tanks, planes, and other standard weapons; rather, it must be extracted from academic centers of innovation, like MIT and Carnegie Mellon University.

 Michael Klare will report on his research on the Pentagon’s quest to exploit academic research on emerging technologies – artificial intelligence, robotics, and hypersonics, among others – for military purposes. Indigo Olivier will report on her research on the engineering degree to defense [sic] industry pipeline.

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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