Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 19 - 21, 2023

36] What is happening in Burma? July 19

37] Line 5 webinar July 19

38] Using Art to Protect the Planet – July 19

39] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank July 19 & 21

40] Share YOUR climate priorities for Maryland – July 19

41] War Made Invisible – July 19

42] Brady Organizing Team – July 19

43] Superwomen Wednesday July 19

44] Hear from cultural icon – July 19

45] Letter to the Editor Party – July 19

46] Curious about DSA? – July 19

47] Global Network against July 19


36] – The U.S. Campaign for Burma [info@uscampaignforburma.org] is sponsoring a virtual "The Power of Inclusion: Solutions for IDPs and Refugees of Kachin and Rakhine States" on Wed., July 19 at 9 AM ET. The panel will discuss the challenges experienced by IDPs and refugees from Kachin and Rakhine States, as well as the need to include local actors and the impacted communities from these areas in all conversations moving forward. RSVP at https://bit.ly/July2023Event.

37] – DNC Environment and Climate Crisis Council [info@dncclimate.org] is hosting a Line 5 webinar on Wed., July 19 at noon ET. Unnecessary and aging: the Line 5 pipeline threatens the Great Lakes, Indigenous lands and our climate. Michigan Gov. Whitmer took strong action to shut the pipeline down, but Enbridge has defied her order. And now a federal court has ruled that the pipeline trespasses on the Bad River Band’s reservation, and has ordered this segment shut down in three years. Meanwhile, though, Line 5 continues to pose a grave risk. There is a great panel of experts including representatives for the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Bay Mills Indian Community, who will say Oil and Water Don’t Mix.  Register at https://forloveofwater.org/line5/?link_id=20&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-actions-updates-events-florida-ballot-initiative-new-ira-for-community-renewables-apply-epa-youth-council-climate-petition-line-5-more&email_referrer=email_1977851&email_subject=_actions-updates-events-new-ira-for-community-renewables-apply-epa-youth-council-climate-petition-line-5-more.

38] – Food & Water Watch [act@messages.fwaction.org] is hosting a virtual event Creative Activism: Using Art to Protect Our Planet on Wed., July 19 at 3 to 4 PM ET. Art can be a powerful tool for social change. It can bring to life both the destruction we’re fighting to stop and the beauty we’re fighting to protect. It can grab your attention, tell a story, shift your perspective, and spark conversation — and action. Hear from two talented artists about how they’re using art for environmental activism -- Emily Robinson creates art pieces using plastic and debris she picks up as she cleans her local beach; and David Solnit is a veteran climate justice activist whose artistry heightens the impact of mass mobilization events. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/fww/event/561556/?utm_content=1763082&utm_source=moam_em_07102023_july-lfl-event&j=1763082&sfmc_sub=5823356&l=422&mid=100001791&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2023-07-11_FWW_c3_NAT_Climate_July-LFL-Email-Invite-1_Cultivation_em_nL_D_MC&ms=onor-em-07182023-2023-07-11_FWW_c3_NAT_Climate_July-LFL-Email-Invite-1_Cultivation_em_nL_D_MC&oms=onor-em-07182023-2023-07-11_FWW_c3_NAT_Climate_July-LFL-Email-Invite-1_Cultivation_em_nL_D_MC&eml_name=2023-07-11_FWW_c3_NAT_Climate_July-LFL-Email-Invite-1_Cultivation_em_nL_D_MC&eml_id=1763082&gs=&af=RA1%2BJp3N228aRV69knhQi6HdXOURCg1a8LjFy%2FqVNQ3Po1gpJ2TWtaez2njMlOuEAnWCHkgEsbpWshTz9SyXZHZ4ZBqwHCVVpKJ%2BZXlAWLZyR%2BzfO2QzqSyd2JPeL%2BzCwsk6jgcMJb7Pj3wbBih8ImqkfiHWDev%2BgezUDN3cgbh1mDCeaXiPKbkB9fKqQpGU.

39] – 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 19 and Fri. July 21. These shifts will 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 https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.

40] – CCAN [info@chesapeakeclimate.org] is holding a virtual Action Member Meetup on Wed., July 19 at 7 PM ET.  Share YOUR climate priorities for Maryland.  CCAN Action Fund achieved major victories during the 2023 Maryland Legislative Session – including passage of the Promoting Offshore Wind Energy Resources or POWER Act, which will generate enough clean, sustainable energy to power every home in Maryland! But the work is far from done. This year Maryland has also felt climate-change impacts firsthand in the form of Canadian wildfire smoke and record high temperatures. RSVP at https://act.chesapeakeclimate.org/page/54437/data/1?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=utm_membership&utm_content=MD-July+Action+Member+Meetup+SPLIT-0723-c3+16:31:31&ea.url.id=1873609.

41] – Massachusetts Peace Action [info@masspeaceaction.org] hopes you will attend on Thurs., July 19 at 7 PM ET a webinar "War Made Invisible" with Norman Solomon. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrcOCqpzgsE9Hg2VXOdjgroBl9g62dAer5?emci=6d7fad60-ce24-ee11-a9bb-00224832eb73&emdi=52b8d5aa-e024-ee11-a9bb-00224832eb73&ceid=320042#/registration.  Join for a book talk with the author. Kirkus Reviews called the book “a powerful, necessary indictment of efforts to disguise the human toll of American foreign policy” and “an incisive and provocative overview of the consequences of the media’s appalling failures in making important truths known.”

42] – On Thurs., July 19 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 rgonzalez@bradyunited.org to schedule time to talk. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380248/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest.  This will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 21.

43] – On Wed., July 19 from 7 to 8 PM ET, get with Superwomen Wednesday hosted by Supermajority.  RSVP to get Zoom info at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/547542/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual. Learn about the harms of the American cash bail system and how they specifically harm women and femmes.

44] – On Wed., July 19 at 7 PM ET, Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour, founder and executive director of the Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society located in Bethlehem, Palestine, will be at the Washington National Cathedral library, located in a separate building on Cathedral grounds, adjacent to Beauvoir School on South Road, off Woodley Park Road NW). Call Mary Neznek at 202.997 5740. Visit www.alrowwadusa.org.

45] – Join the virtual Letter to the Editor Party, hosted by Common Cause and related to the Moore v Harper case before the Supreme Court on Wed., July 19 from 8 to 9 PM ET. On Tues., June 27, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a victory for the voters. The decision keeps checks and balances in our election process—just as the founders intended. The court rejected the "independent state legislature" theory, which, if invoked, would have effectively given state legislatures unrestricted power over federal elections without any oversight from state courts. This ruling serves as a crucial safeguard, preventing unchecked power from taking away our right to vote. Courts around the nation can hold state lawmakers accountable when they pursue unfair and discriminatory voting maps and voter suppression tactics. Learn how to use our easy-to-use tool to draft a short letter and automatically send it to your local papers and make your voice heard!  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/418654/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.

46] –The Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] is doing a new member orientation on Wed., July 19 at 8 PM ET. Curious about DSA? Thinking about joining but want to hear more info first? Attended a few of our events already and ready become a member? Already a member and want to get more involved? Learn about DSA, what it does, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. Get an outline of the chapter's structure and campaigns, branches, and caucuses. This chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland.  RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-104?link_id=63&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-july-7-2023&email_referrer=email_1990085&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-july-14-2023.

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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