Saturday, July 15, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 14 to 19, 2023

26] Peace vigil at the White House July 14

27] Women in Black vigil – July 14

28] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank July 14 & 19

29] Global Network against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space confab July 15

30] Meet your Muslim Neighbors – July 15

31] Sunrise Baltimore hub meeting – July 15

32] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – July 15

33] Medicare for All – July 15

34] Stomp out Slumlords anti-eviction canvas – July 15

35] The fight to save Anthony Sanchez – July 15

36] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

37] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

38] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

39] Do you need a doctor?

40] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

41] Do you need any book shelves?

42] Join the Global Zero campaign.

43] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


26] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., July 14 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or


27] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Baltimore Women in Black vigil for peace with men and women who live in Roland Park. WIB invites all to join, and any peace sign is welcome, such as "Defuse Nuclear War."  The vigil takes place outside Roland Park Place at the corner of West 40th Street and Elm Street. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at


28] – On Fri., July 14 & Wed., July 19 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 for a shift to make calls and help strengthen the phone bank team to protect our democracy. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! Register at  


29] – The Global Network against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space [] indicates that the annual Space Confab is happening on Sat., July 15 from 9 to 11 AM ET.  This is the Zoom link:  There are a number of speakers and subjects such as How corporations form the backbone of Space militarization? Or The drive to militarize & weaponized Space.


30] – The ADAMS Center <> is holding a Mosque Open House.  Meet your Muslim Neighbors on Sat., July 15 from 9 AM to 4 PM ET at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), 46903 Sugarland Road, Sterling, VA 20164.  Call 703-433-1325.  Go to


31] – Sunrise Baltimore is doing an IN PERSON Hub meeting on Sat., July 15 from noon to 1:30 PM ET at Red Emma's, 3128 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore 21218. Get acquainted with one another, get caught up on the latest from the nationwide Sunrise Movement, and talk about taking action on climate in Baltimore and beyond.  If you're new, you'll learn about who we are and what we're doing, and meet people who care about the climate crisis as much as you do. If you've been around for a while, it's a chance to reconnect in person, meet new folks and get involved with a local campaign. Register at


32] – On Sat., July 15 from noon to 2 PM EST, get over to the Food Pantry and Food Donation Center at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. This Food Pantry is open every Saturday. Get a grocery bag – breakfast, jelly and peanut butter (a good source of protein) for lunch, the makings for a balanced dinner such as beans and rice, pasta and sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit, and a paper goods. Also added is a little fun food, such as popcorn or cookies, for everyone enjoys a treat.  Contributions of shelf stable foods can be brought to Reid Chapel every Saturday between noon and 2 PM. If shopping is difficult for you, monetary donations earmarked food pantry may be sent to the church.  How else can you help? Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute food. Contact the church office to volunteer. You can also help by spreading the word to those you know who are facing food insecurity. See


33] – On Sat., July 15 at 1 PM ET, join a Care over Cost door knocking canvass.  This event’s address is private. Talk to people in the Aspen Hill/Wheaton/Silver Spring area during July. Gather petition signatures to support the Care over Cost campaign and hear about people's concerns about the health insurance system. The shift times are 1 to 3:30 PM ET.  Sign up at


34] – The Metro DC DSA [] is doing a Stomp Out Slumlords anti-eviction canvas on Sat., July 15 at 1:30 PM at L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station, 650 D St. SW, WDC 20024. Join comrades in this anti-eviction canvas! Come out and inform tenants facing eviction of their rights in court, how to get a lawyer, and to see if they're interested in organizing their building. Meet on the D St. exit between 6th and 7th above the escalators.  If the weather is bad, go downstairs just before the turnstiles. There will be a short training to explain why these canvasses are necessary, how to talk to tenants about their upcoming eviction suits, and how to fill in walk-sheets. If you have a car, please drive it down to the meeting spot! Cars are helpful for getting canvassers to metro-inaccessible areas. Sign up at


35] – Watch the World Premiere of "EVIDENCE UNRAVELED: The Fight to Free Anthony Sanchez" on Sat., July 15 at 9 PM ET. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s editor and principal participants in the film, include David Ballard, President of Valour Investigations LLC, of Norman, OK. This event is part of the #FreeAthonySanchez campaign, whose goal is to halt the execution and free an innocent man who has been on Oklahoma's death row nearly 20 years for a crime he did not commit. Additional information is at  RSVP at


36]  --  If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email or call 410-721-5770 x231.  There is a colleague whose father is a medic on the front line. One container is shipped every month to the Donbass region. Donations can be picked up in Baltimore and Columbia every Thursday, and on other days in Annapolis and Crofton.


37] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law --


Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email


38] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison. Dave has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  


  Dave just printed 50 new copies of For All the Saints, a Protest Primer- 250+ pp w photos-therefore #'s 351-400 making it o so collectable with two Berrigan book reviews added. The books are signed, and the price remains $25. Will send free if need b- he is not in it for the money! If you want one, send him a check: or contact Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218 by email at . 


39] Yousef Zarbalian [] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  


40] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at


41] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at


42] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.


543] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.


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


“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan


43] – Charles Cloughen [] hopes you will come out on Wed., March 22 at 7:30 PM ET for an Interfaith Peace Service at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1131 Mace Ave., Essex. Pray for Peace for the first in person Peace Service since the COVID invasion. Masks are optional.  If you would rather say prayers remotely, the service will be streamed via Zoom.  Join the Zoom meeting at The meeting ID is 865 9521 6740, and the passcode is 857716.


Host congregations are needed for Sat., April 22 and Mon., May 22. Please pray for peace in Israel, Palestine, and Ukraine.  If you can host us in person and/or Zoom, please email Charles.


46] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] wants you to join the monthly showing and discussion of JFK's famous peace speech on ?., April 10 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET. Register at  This event will continue on April 10, May 10 and June 10. 


The JFK Peace Speech Committee will host its monthly showing and discussion of President Kennedy’s critically important address on world peace. This month the discussion will focus on how we might apply the principles of world peace that President Kennedy articulated.  Those who are familiar with the speech and only want to participate in the discussion can join the webinar at 8 PM.


64] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] wants your involvement on Sat., March 25 from 11 AM to 4 PM ET as Socialist mechanics are set up for a FREE brake light clinic, as a way to build community support for getting police out of traffic enforcement by having volunteers replace car brake lights for free. The clinic will be held at 3801 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305. The process for fixing brake lights is simple, but it will help educate the community on legislation that may pass in DC in the near future. If you or someone you know would be interested in getting their brake light fixed at one of the clinics on March 25, please fill out a repair request form for the Alexandria clinic. Register at


 The Metro DC DSA [] wants your involvement on Sat., March 25 from 11 AM to 4 PM ET as Socialist mechanics are set up for a FREE brake light clinic, as a way to build community support for getting police out of traffic enforcement by having volunteers replace car brake lights for free. The clinic will be held at H St. NE, WDC. The process for fixing brake lights is simple, but it will help educate the community on legislation that may pass in DC in the near future. If you or someone you know would be interested in getting their brake light fixed at one of the clinics on March 25, please fill out a repair request form for the DC clinic. Register at


67] – On Sat., June 10  from 1 to 3 PM ET, join the Western York County Democratic Club monthly meeting at 771 Stoverstown Road, York, PA 17408. RSVP at The agenda usually includes a speaker on a special topic, action items for Democrats looking to volunteer and the opportunity to meet and socialize with like-minded individuals. This event will continue on Saturdays once a month through October, except that there will not be a meeting in July. 





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