Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 6 - 11, 2023

46] Democracy Campaign call – April 6

47] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank April 6, 7, 9 & 11

48] North Korea’s nuclear program – April 6

49] Brady Organizing Team training -- April 6

50] Strengthen Prince George's County schools – April 6

51] Lower Shore Progressive Caucus meeting – April 6

52] Social Housing Working Group meeting – April 6

53] Debunking the Parents Bill of Rights – April 6


46] –Join a virtual Public Citizen Democracy Campaign Call about the Trump Indictments and Phoning to Win in Minnesota. Join the weekly call to discuss ways we can protect and demand our freedom to vote! On Thurs., April 6 from 3 to 5 PM ET, Zac Petkanas will provide updates on the Trump indictments and actions we can take. Get an update on the awesome effort to pass sweeping democracy reforms in Minnesota and make calls to Minnesotans to drive calls into their legislature to pass the bill. The event will continue on Thursdays, April 13, 20 & 27 from four to 5 PM ET.  RSVP at

47] – On Thurs. April 6 from 5 to 7 PM, Fri., April 7 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., April 9 from 6 to 8 PM ET and Tues., April 11 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 at Register for a shift to make calls to recruit poll monitors to support nonpartisan Election Protection efforts in the GA Run-Offs. 

48] –On Thurs., April 6 at 6:30 PM ET,  in a hybrid program Siegfried Hecker of Texas A&M University will talk about his new book Hinge Points: An Inside Look at North Korea's Nuclear Program. He describes how North Korea—one of the most isolated in the world and in the policy cross hairs of every U.S. administration during the past 30 years—progressed from zero nuclear weapons in 2001 to a threatening arsenal of likely more than 50 such weapons today. Hecker is professor of practice at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and professor of practice in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University. He was at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 34 years, including serving as its fifth director from 1986 through 1997. Hecker has worked on nuclear matters for most of his career, including having visited all countries with declared nuclear weapons programs, including North Korea. RSVP at

49] – On Thurs., April 6 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.

50] – 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 Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM ET through April 20. Register at

51] – Jared Schablein [] hopes you will attend a virtual monthly meeting of the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus on Thurs., April 7 at 6:30 PM ET.  The guest speaker is Salisbury Mayor Jack Heath. Mayor Heath is a well-respected figure in the community, and he will share his perspectives on current issues facing Salisbury and the surrounding areas. He will speak for approximately 30 minutes, and then answer questions. Sign up at

52] –  The Metro DC DSA [] needs you on Thurs., April 6 at 6:30 PM ET to attend 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 the 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. This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.  A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP at  You can also email

53] – [] wants you to attend an online call on Thurs., April 7 at 7:30 PM ET Debunking the “Parents Bill of Rights.” This bill is actually the legal basis for censorship, bullying, and book bans, and for division based on race, sexual orientation, religious minorities, and gender identity. MomsRising’s own Nina Perez, National Director of Early Learning, and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising’s Executive Director / CEO & Co-Founder, have been at the forefront of fighting this bill on-the-ground and in Congress. Nina and Kristin will be leading this important meeting, giving you the insights, information, and resources you need to protect your community and our country. Sign up for this meeting at In states like Florida, where versions of this bill and others have already become law, we've seen tremendous harmful impacts from these policies, such as book bans, LGBTQ+ clubs and supports being removed from schools; and recent attempts to ban sexual health education, including banning conversations about menstruation.

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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