Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 10, 2023

54] Learn about cohousing Aug. 10

55] Gutting of the VRA – Aug. 10

56] Brady Organizing Team – Aug. 10

57] BMore Dems Summer Fundraising – Aug. 10

58] Free Anthony Sanchez – Aug. 10

59] DSA meeting in Falls Church – Aug. 10

60] DSA meeting in Arlington Aug. 10

61] JFK's Peace Speech and the Climate Crisis – Aug. 10

62] Eating Animals Aug. 10


54] –The Cohousing Association of the US <> is inviting you on Thurs., Aug. 10 at noon ET to The Commons meeting.  This is a monthly free event always on the 20th.  Learn more at If you have any questions about how to register for an event or set up your Cohousing Institute account please reach out to This is a monthly gathering for the cohousing curious (and experts too!) It happens every month on the 10th at noon ET. Register at

55] – On Thurs., Aug. 10 from 4 to 5 PM ET, the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition is hosting 10 years later: How Has the Gutting of the VRA Impacted Social Rights? RSVP at Join the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Declaration for American Democracy, Public Citizen, and more for a teach-in and call to action on the important need to restore the voting rights act and pass sweeping federal democracy reform. The Voting Rights Act (VRA) is one of the most consequential pieces of legislation of the last century - passed 58 years ago. It cemented equal constitutional rights for all and that is the bedrock of our democracy.

This year marked 10 years since the Supreme Court gutted the voting rights act in Shelby v Holder, and the impact has been felt in communities across the country. The gutting of the VRA has not only impacted people's access to the polls but the pursuit of a true representative democracy. The freedom to vote is inextricably connected to our ability to beat back regressive policies like a fair education for our youth, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA+ equality, and so much more.

56] – On Thurs., Aug. 10 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 to schedule time to talk. RSVP at  This will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 21.

57] –  Get with the BMore Dems Summer Fundraising Series in District 40, a community event organized for the Maryland Democratic Party on Thurs., Aug. 10 from 6 to 8 PM ET at the Old Major, 900 S. Carey St., Baltimore 21223.  This will be a fun summer evening of karaoke, light refreshments, and networking. Please come out to meet district members, community leaders, friends, and neighbors from around Baltimore City and District 40. Your contribution of $25 will help to get Democrats Elected! RSVP at

58] – Death Penalty Action [] is holding a campaign status and action briefing on Thurs., Aug. 10 at 6 PM ET on Death Row inmate Anthony Sanchez. Register at Discuss next steps and how you can be more deeply involved.

59] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] are holding an organizing meeting on Thurs., Aug. 10 from 6:15 to 7:45 PM ET at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043-2003. You must be vaxxed/boosted to join all in-person events. RSVP to this event to access the agenda and also the zoom link:

60] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] are holding an organizing meeting on Thurs., Aug. 10 from 6:15 to 7:45 PM ET  at a residence at Washington Blvd. & N. Taylor St., Arlington, VA 22201. You must be vaxxed/boosted to join all in-person events. RSVP to this event to access the agenda and also the zoom link: The nearest Metro stop is Ballston-MU.

61] – Check out the webinar JFK's Peace Speech and the Climate Crisis on Thurs., Aug 10 at 7 PM ET with Jim Janko and Janet Weil. Janko has been a member of Veterans for Peace since 2002. In 1969, he was drafted into the Viet Nam War and served as a combat medic in an infantry battalion commanded by Colonel George Armstrong Custer III. His medals include the Bronze Star for Valor, which he returned to the U.S. government in 1986 to protest their military involvement in Central America. Weil, a longtime peace activist and military family member, serves as a Lifetime Associate member (since 2011) on the Climate Crisis and Militarism Project (CCMP) of Veterans for Peace. RSVP at

62] – Looking for another summer movie to see after Barbenheimer? Join DC Veg Week and Slow Food DC at vegan restaurant/skate shop/community space sPACYcLOUD on Thurs., Aug. 10 at 8 PM ET for a free screening of “Eating Animals,” based off of Jonathan Safran Foer’s book by the same name. In this 2017 documentary, filmmaker Christopher Quinn examines the environmental, economic and public health consequences of factory farming. Tickets for “Eating Animals” and all screenings associated with DC Veg Week can be found 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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