Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 12 - 14, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert – July 12 to 14, 2023

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to

  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation\

3] Need help in archiving activist material    

4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

5] Support the Pratt Workers United

6] Get the book Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis

7] Get the book Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois

8] Lobby for legislation to abolish nuclear weapons – July 12

9] Preparing for a nuclear weapons free world – July 12

10] Common Cause phone bank – July 12 - 14

11] Human Rights Campaign Town Hall – July 12

12] Post-General Assembly Town Hall – July 12

13] DMV-wide Tenant Meeting – July 12

14] Bemore Dems fundraiser – July 12

15] Defund the Police meeting July 12

16] Discussion on climate crisis – July 12


1] – Buttons, bumper stickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] –  Janice Sevre-Duszynska needs some assistance in archiving her activist material.  If you are interested in this project, contact Max at 410-32301607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

4] – Max is in need of a garage or a storage space.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – The workers at the Enoch Pratt Free Library have started a drive to organize a union calling themselves Pratt Workers United.  Go to There is a letter of support for community members to sign at

"Pratt Library workers are forming a union, Pratt Workers United. We are seeking pay equity for all, safer working conditions, benefits for part-time workers, and a voice in decisions that affect our work.” The workers voted to unionize

6] – Consider getting HOSPITALITY, the newsletter of OPEN DOOR: A prophetic discipleship community honoring the Black Jesus, Dorothy Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. The September/October 2022 issue contains a wonderful review by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy of Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis, reprinted from The Catholic Worker, March-April 2022.  Davis, a co-founder of the Open Door Community, died in 2020.   You can subscribe to the newsletter or buy a copy of the book by calling 404-290-2047 or by emailing

7] – Another book to consider purchasing is Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois. His new book is both memoir and position-paper, and it makes the case that the Roman Catholic Church is a corrupt system that spits out truth-tellers. The crime he was excommunicated for was attending the ordination ceremony of Janice Sevre-Duszynska in Lexington, Kentucky, in August 2008. The ordination was under the auspices of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  The Vatican’s response has been to excommunicate any woman who has the audacity to see herself as a priest equal to a male priest. You can purchase a copy from Amazon or by Kindle.

  Here are two quotes to contemplate: “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men. She is to keep silent.” – Timothy 1, 2:12-13.  “If the patriarchy that dominates the church is not dismantled and women are not treated as equals, the church will continue to diminish and, eventually, die.” – Roy Bourgeois.

8] –Timmon Wallis, NuclearBan.US [] wants you to know about Lobby Days on Wed., July 12 and Thurs., July 13. Lobby members of Congress to support the Norton Bill, H.R.2775, the Nuclear Weapons Abolition and [Climate] Conversion bill. Visit Register at

9] – UNFOLD ZERO [] wants you to know about an online event on Wed., July 12 at 11 AM ET -- Frameworks for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World. Register at ZERO will introduce a draft working paper to the 2023 Non-Proliferation Treaty Meeting entitled NWC Reset: Frameworks for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World.  The paper includes reflections on the political environment for comprehensive nuclear disarmament, an outline of three possible approaches for establishing the framework for a nuclear-weapon-free world, plus recommendations to the 2023 NPT Prep Com for the commencement of deliberations to achieve comprehensive nuclear disarmament within time-bound commitments.

10] – Join a virtual Common Cause 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 from 4 to 6 PM ET on Wed., July 12, Thurs., July 13 from 5 to 7 PM or Fri. July 14 from 4 to 6 PM ET. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! This will continue through August 28, 2024. Sign up at

11] – The Human Rights Campaign [] is hosting a Town Hall on Wed., July 12 at 5:30 PM ET.  A panel will examine the radical Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the 303 Creative case and its immediate, harmful impact on our LGBTQ+ community. RSVP at

12] – The ACLU of Maryland [] wants you to tune in for a virtual Post-General Assembly Town Hall on Wed., July 12 from 6 to 8 PM ET.  Register at

13] – The Metro DC DSA [] is organizing a DMV-wide organizing meeting with tenants; DMV-wide Tenant Meeting  on Wed., July 12 at 6 PM ET at the MLK Library, 901 G St. NW, WDC 20001.  You may receive email updates from Stomp out Slumlords, the sponsor of this event. RSVP at

14] – On Wed., July 12 from 6 to 8 PM ET, the Maryland Democratic Party Bmore Dems Summer Fundraiser Series is happening.  This is a volunteer-organized event at the Admiral's Cup, 1647 Thames St., Baltimore 21231. This fundraiser is an Evening in District 46. Come to enjoy lite refreshments, music, and networking. Sign up at

15] -- The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America Defund the Police Working Group  [] meet every other Wednesday at 7 PM ET.  Sign up for the July 12 meeting at

16] –Bernie Sanders [] wants you to join him on Wed., July 12 at 8 PM ET and our nation's leading environmentalists for an important livestream discussion on the climate crisis and where the movement goes from here. RSVP at  The panel will address "Climate Change: What Kind of Future Can We Expect?" Livestream with Bill McKibben, David Wallace-Wells, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Senator Bernie Sanders.

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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