Monday, July 17, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 18, 2023

27] Rent stabilization? – July 18

28] Back from the Brink meetup July 18

29] Russia Out of Ukraine July 18

30] Phone bank for democracy in Ohio July 18

31] Medicare for All Working Group meeting July 18

32] Lobby training – July 18

33] Text party for progressives – July 18

34] Marxist Study Group – July 18

35] The Supreme Court – July 18


27] – The Metro DC DSA [] wants you to know that on Tues., July 18 the Montgomery County Council in Rockville will be voting on a final version of a rent stabilization bill. Turn out to the council building to pressure the Council into doing the right thing! At 8 AM, rally for rent stabilization at the County Council Building; at 9:10 AM, pack the 3rd floor council room and at 9:30 AM, the council session will begin.  A final vote is expected. Rent stabilization legislation would cap rent increases to 3% + Consumer Price Index annually, with a permanent maximum increase of 6%. Landlords and other rent stabilization opponents are making their opposition to this legislation known. RSVP at

28] – Back from the Brink [] will have an organizing meetup on Tues., July 18 at 1 PM ET.  Discuss the Oppenheimer film strategies, August anniversaries of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, H. Res. 77 progress, and what's in store for the fall.  RSVP at

29] -- Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., July 18 from 4:30 to 5 PM ET at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers were sent into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant. Now they are stationed in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.   People who believe in peace and justice should come forward and take the risks of peace. The burial sites continue to expose ruthless war crimes by the invaders, Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

30] – On Tues., July 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM ET, join the Ohio Democratic Party Vote NO Campaign and its virtual phone bank and training.  Get with other pro-democracy callers on phone banks run by the Ohio Democratic Party to help ensure that the 60% threshold to pass a citizen-led constitutional amendment never, ever becomes Ohio law. Use a dialer to make calls! Call as many voters throughout Ohio as humanly possible to turn them out to vote. Calling voters is a fantastic way to play a vital role in our turnout efforts!  At the outset of a phone bank, you will be trained on how to make phone calls using a dialer! After you attend a training and the phone bank afterwards, you'll be equipped to make calls anytime that works for your schedule in the future. RSVP at

31] – The Metro DC DSA [] also wants you to know that on Tues., July 18 from 6 to 7 PM ET the Alexandria DSA Medicare for All Working Group will meet. RSVP at Discuss plans for furthering the M4All petition in Alexandria. The meeting takes place the first and third Tuesday of the month.

32] – FCNL [] wants you on Tues., July 18 at 6 PM ET to attend the August Congressional Recess Training  and learn more about investing in peacebuilding and how you can advocate for it this August. The August congressional recess is a critical time for an advocacy to advance peace. Register at

33] – On Tues., July 18 from 6 to 8 PM ET, the Working Families Party is hosting a virtual Text Party for progressives. The Text Parties are to build for municipal and state races across the country, keeping the pressure on Congress to deliver for working people, and building toward future fights! For example, in May/June, text for Virginia Municipal Primaries for a slate of candidates for the VA Assembly, Attorney, and Sheriff, ahead of the June 20 Democratic Primary. Sign up at

34] – The Maryland CPUSA [] is inviting you to another webinar organized by the Marxist Study Group on Tues., July 18 at 7 PM ET. This is the second in the series on revolutionary art, and this will be an enlightening presentation and discussion by a Baltimore artist, Ann Weaver, on the Suprematist and Constructivist art movements in the Soviet Union with a focus on El Lissitzky, a revolutionary artist and pioneer of graphic design. See  See these links about El Lissitsky: or  The artist wrote a children's book, About Two Squares:  To be part of the Study Group, go to  The meeting ID is 835 7940 5063, and the passcode is 403829.

35] – People for the American Way [] will dive into recent SCOTUS decisions on Tues., July 18 at 7 PM ET. In the final weeks of the recent Supreme Court term, the far-right bench wasted no time in continuing to upend decades of progress and trampling on rights and protections that we’ve spent years fighting to obtain. In the wake of these awful decisions, many people are left wondering how these rulings will affect their daily lives, what rights might be targeted next by the Court, and what they can do to fight back against these decisions and protect our rights.  RSVP at

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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