Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 26 - 28, 2023

27] Get with the Time to Care Coalition – July 26

28] [mo1] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank July 26 & 28

29] Brady Organizing Team – July 26

30] Do not privatize Baltimore’s water July 26

31] Defund Police working group – July 26

32] Care over Cost Virtual Teach-InJuly 26

33] Go Solar – July 26

34] Get out the vote in Ohio – July 26

35] Disabilities Issue Organizing Team call -- July 26


27] – The Time to Care Coalition [info@timetocare.net] is doing a  Summer Check-in meeting on Wed., July 26 at 3 PM ET.  Lucy Zhou from the Public Justice Center - who has been vital in drafting the coalition's regulatory responses - will be at the meeting to provide insight on the regulations process and what the Department of Labor has done so far. Review plans for the summer and fall. Sign up at timetocare.net.

28] – 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 26 and Fri. July 28. 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.

29] – On Thurs., July 26 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.

30] – Food & Water Action [act@messages.fwaction.org] wants to keep our water affordable and our energy clean and has expressed concerns over Baltimore’s new Water Regional Governance Task Force. This task force will soon be meeting to discuss changes to the management of Baltimore’s water system. The concern is there is a threat of privatizing our water. On Wed., July 26 at 6 PM ET, attend a Food & Water Team Maryland meeting. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/fwa/event/571910/?utm_content=1765539&ms=moam_em_07212023_md-july-meeting&j=1765539&sfmc_sub=5823356&l=35&mid=100001791&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2023-07-21_FWA_c4_MD_General_July-Volunteer-Meeting_Event_em_GL_V_JL&ms=onor-em-07252023-2023-07-21_FWA_c4_MD_General_July-Volunteer-Meeting_Event_em_GL_V_JL&oms=onor-em-07252023-2023-07-21_FWA_c4_MD_General_July-Volunteer-Meeting_Event_em_GL_V_JL&eml_name=2023-07-21_FWA_c4_MD_General_July-Volunteer-Meeting_Event_em_GL_V_JL&eml_id=1765539&gs=&af=RA1%2BJp3N228aRV69knhQi6HdXOURCg1a8LjFy%2FqVNQ3Po1gpJ2TWtaez2njMlOuEAnWCHkgEsbpWshTz9SyXZHZ4ZBqwHCVVpKJ%2BZXlAWLZyR%2BzfO2QzqSyd2JPeL%2BzCwsk6jgcMJb7Pj3wbBih8ImqkfiHWDev%2BgezUDN3cgbh1mDCeaXiPKbkB9fKqQpGU.

31] – The Northern Virginia DSA Defund Police Working group works to challenge oppressive institutions. If you’re interested in getting involved, the next working group meeting is Wed., July 26 at 7 PM ET. Fill out an interest form to get plugged in: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEcShQX51IL2Z1sNff7bqiYz68vAtPjUxpTuIrfvAK8iBDqA/viewform?link_id=1&can_id=3fcd7916f2ff367c3b859d45270fd1d5&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-80&email_referrer=email_1819087&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events&link_id=4&can_id=3fcd7916f2ff367c3b859d45270fd1d5&email_referrer=&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events&link_id=10&can_id=1fa1c3a36a20576b182f8a8edc4fa21c&email_referrer=email_1860255&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events&link_id=65&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_1990085&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-july-14-2023.

32] – On Wed., July 26 at 7:30 PM ET, there is a Care Over Cost Virtual Teach-In, which is a national community forum with Progressive Maryland and other People's Action organizations who are leading the national Campaign for Care Over Cost. At this forum you'll hear more about the ways in which private health insurance companies are denying care to people and refusing to pay claims. Talk about how much money they're making at our expense. Share stories and lay out how to fight back and win. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemaryland/event/570998/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.

33] – Solar United Neighbors [getinvolved@solarunitedneighbors.org] is doing a webinar Help a Nonprofit Go Solar on Wed. July 26 at 8 PM ET. RSVP AT https://solarunitedneighbors-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YKJyBkYjREOa7pkjv_5y7g#/registration.

34] –.On Wed., July 26 at 8 PM ET, join an Ohio Volunteer Voter Outreach Text Bank.  RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/571657/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.  Join Vote Forward, Stand up America, and volunteers across the country in writing letters to voters in Ohio ahead of the special election happening on August 8. Democracy is on the ballot in Ohio this summer.
 Ohio's Republican-controlled state legislature has been using their gerrymandered super-majority to pass legislation restricting abortion access and making it harder for Ohioans to vote. Now, they have triggered an August special election—which historically see lower voter turnout—on a proposed constitutional amendment that will reduce the power of Ohioans' votes and weaken the state's democracy.
 Their proposed amendment would raise the threshold to pass ballot initiatives from a simple majority of the vote to 60% of the vote. That would mean that popular initiatives—like a proposed amendment to protect abortion access in Ohio—could potentially fail even if the majority of Ohio voters support them.

35] –.Mike Fox for PDA [mikefox@pdamerica.org] wants you to participate on Wed., July 26 at 9 PM ET with the Disabilities Issue Organizing Team call. Celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with special guest Disabilities Historian/Author Fred Pelka. Recognize the legislation's importance, and discuss ways it can be improved.  Pelka is the author of three books on disability rights history, including the ABC-CLIO Companion to the Disability Rights Movement, and What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement, His most recent book—A Different Blaze—is a collection of poetry. Join in at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdumvqDwoGNx6xKMg-liSlwcpK1dJ0jzb#/registration.

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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