Monday, July 24, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 25 - 27, 2023

19] Food Equity Council – July 25

20] No for profit detention centers July 25

21] Defend Medicare and Medicaid!  July 25

22] Russia Out of Ukraine July 25

23] Phone bank for democracy in Ohio July 25 & 27

24] Text party for progressives – July 25

25] Building Champions through Advocacy – July 25

26] Fossil fuel industry goes after Greenpeace – July 25


19] – The Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America [] want you to know about a New Member Orientation for the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council on Tues., July 25 from 2 to 3 PM ET. Are you interested in getting involved with your local food system in Prince George’s County? Do you want to learn more about the Food Equity Council’s work and how to get involved? Register at

20] – Join the Free Them All Virginia coalition, including La ColectiVA, Detention Watch Network and NoVA DSA branch’s Migrant Justice working group for a virtual action on Tues., July 25 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET. RSVP at  Hear from directly impacted people who are calling on President Biden, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and ICE Director Staci Barrera to stop the renewal of the contract that keeps the ICA-Farmville detention center open. This is part of a larger series of actions by the coalition ahead of the contract renewal date this September. You can also continue to support shut down efforts -- by signing the petition to shut down ICA-Farmville at Fill out an interest form if you are interested in getting more involved with the Northern Virginia DSA branch’s Migrant Justice working group:

21] – The People's Action Team [] on Tues., July 25 at 4:30 PM will hold a press conference at the House Triangle to defend Medicare and Medicaid!   Greedy insurance corporations continue to try to undermine these programs, and your help is needed to fight back! Hear from Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash. Celebrate Medicare and Medicaid and expose how greedy corporations are denying people’s claims through privatization of these programs so they can pocket more profits. Reach out to Megan Essaheb with any questions at There will also be meetings with Congressional offices before the press conference. Please note your interest in lobbying:

22] -- Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., July 25 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.

23] – On Tues., July 25 and Thurs., July 27 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

24] – On Tues., July 25 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! Sign up at The next Text Party will be Aug. 29 from 6 to 8 PM ET.

25] – On Tues., July 25 at 7 PM ET, the Detention Watch Network [] is holding a training: Building Champions through Advocacy in partnership with Defund Hate Campaign. Learn the skills to communicate with policymakers in a way that effectively influences their decision-making process. The main goal is for advocates to possess the necessary tools to establish effective relationships with elected officials, hold them accountable to our communities, and plan to engage with them regularly on priority issues. You will be provided with a guide on how to set up your own meetings, template agendas, and best practices during a meeting with an elected official. Register at

26] –   Greenpeace USA [] wants you to join a discussion on Tues., July 25 at 8 PM ET with Rep. Jamie Raskin.  RSVP at For more than 50 years, Greenpeace has exercised its right to peacefully protest and expose environmental harm — even when that means exposing powerful people and companies. 

Over the last decade, the fossil fuel industry has targeted more than 150 people and organizations with expensive lawsuits meant to silence and bankrupt their critics. As you may know, Greenpeace USA is one of those targets, and the group is fighting back.  But next summer, Greenpeace USA is going to trial on a $300 million lawsuit that threatens its existence. As I discussed with volunteers this week, our goal can’t just be to win this lawsuit — we must stop this corporate bullying for good.

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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