Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 23 - 25, 2023

34] Global legacy of uranium – Aug. 23

35] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Aug. 23 & 25

36] Webinar with artist Robert Shetterly Aug. 23

37] Organizing in Alexandria – Aug. 23

38] Not on Our Dime campaign – Aug. 23

39] Defund Police working group Aug. 23

40] Making Polluters Pay for climate damages – Aug. 23

41] We Power DC Organizing meeting Aug. 23

42] Rising Christian Nationalism – Aug. 23

43] Death penalty discussion – Aug. 23

44] Progressive Democrats of America Disabilities Issue meeting Aug. 23


34] –Jasmine Owens [jowens@psr.org] wants you to know about a webinar "Invisible Devastation: The Global Legacy of Uranium" which will take place on Wed., Aug. 23 at 1 PM ET.  Inspired by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War’s (IPPNW) Mombasa World Congress, join PSR for a discussion of the legacy of uranium and the various ways it has been weaponized to cause disproportionate and irreparable harm to Black, brown and Indigenous communities around the world. You can register at this link: https://psr-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Zvz3-SnVRPyyIZl45PlTYg#/registration.

35] – 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., Aug. 23 and Fri. Aug. 25. 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.

36] –World BEYOND War [greta@worldbeyondwar.org] is inviting you to a webinar with artist Robert Shetterly on Wed., Aug. 23 at 7 PM ET. Shetterly will discuss his well-known series of portrait paintings titled Americans Who Tell the Truth, which depicts 265 activists (including WBW Board President Kathy Kelly, WBW Executive Director David Swanson, and a number of WBW Advisory Board Members!) who are advocating for justice. Sign up for this event at https://actionnetwork.org/events/webinar-with-artist-robert-shetterly-of-americans-who-tell-the-truth?clear_id=true&link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-youre-invited-august-23-webinar-with-artist-robert-shetterly&email_referrer=email_2016915&email_subject=youre-invited-august-23-webinar-with-artist-robert-shetterly. Email at greta@worldbeyondwar.org.

37] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] plans to organize with the Alexandria Community on Wed., Aug. 23 at 7 PM ET.  A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP.  Go to https://actionnetwork.org/events/organize-with-the-alexandria-community/?link_id=7&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-113&email_referrer=email_2016097&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events. This is a meeting to explore ways to organize with the community in Alexandria, VA. The intended outcome is to form an Alexandria-focused organizing effort in which to organize with the working class to address a problem that materially affects local Alexandrians.

38] – Friends of Sabeel North America [friends@fosna.org] proudly endorses the Not on Our Dime campaign. Do phone banking for Not on Our Dime legislation on Wed., Aug. 23 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET with Jewish Voice for Peace. Do phone banking by gathering on Zoom to call through a list of people in New York City to invite them to a town hall featuring Senator Kristen Gonzalez and Assembly Member Zohran Mamdan, two champions of the Not on Our Dime legislation. It's strategically important to pack this town hall to show that there is broad support for this campaign. If you’re not based in New York this is the perfect opportunity to support and build the campaign! RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlfu2trjgiE9bvTFdp8hu97apCEYrG-4do#/registration

39] –  The Defund Northern Virginia Police working group challenges oppressive institutions and imagines the capacities for community care which may have the answer. If you’re interested in getting involved with the group, the next working group meeting is on Wed., Aug. 23 at 7 PM ET. Please 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=no

40] – Team Climate Action [info@chesapeakeclimate.org] is holding an Action Member meetup on Wed., Aug. 23 at 7 PM ET to talk about Making Polluters Pay for climate damages! RSVP for Zoom info at https://act.chesapeakeclimate.org/page/55684/data/1?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=mdce&utm_content=MD-August+Action+Member+Meetup+REMINDER-0823-ce&ea.url.id=1941070. At this month's meeting, hear about the new campaign to make industrial polluters pay for the damages caused by fossil-fueled wildfires, floods, storms and more. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to weigh in and get involved.

41] – Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] is inviting you to a We Power DC Organizing meeting on Wed., Aug. 23 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/we-power-dc-organizing-meeting-14?source=direct_link&&link_id=52&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_2020349&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-august-18-2023 . A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP. At these biweekly meetings, you can get updates on this campaign, how new members can get more involved, and how to plan new activities.  Email wepowerdc@gmail.com.

42] – Join a virtual event "Finding A Place For Us Amid Rising Christian Nationalism" hosted by Summit for Religious Freedom (SRF), with Americans United for Separation of Church and State on Wed., Aug. 23 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET. Join authors Andrew L. Seidel and Brandon Wolf in conversation on finding purpose, harnessing community, and the struggle for civil rights in an era of crumbling church-state separation and the weaponization of religious freedom. A survivor of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting, a terror attack against the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando, Brandon Wolf is a nationally recognized gun safety and LGBTQ civil rights advocate and dynamic public speaker. He currently serves as the Press Secretary for Equality Florida, the state’s LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. He is the author of A Place for Us: A Memoir. Andrew L. Seidel is Vice President of Strategic Communications at Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the author of the recently released American Crusade: How the Supreme Court Is Weaponizing Religious Freedom.  RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/566352/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual

43] – Kristin Houle Cuellar [kristin@tcadp.org] is inviting you to attend a Texas Coalition against the Death Penalty book group meeting on Wed., Aug. 23 at 8:30 PM ET on Zoom to discuss Crossing the River Styx: The Memoir of a Death Row Chaplain  by Russ Ford with Charles Peppers and Todd C. Peppers. Rev. Ford served as the head chaplain on Virginia’s death row for 18 years. He and Todd Peppers will join in to answer questions. Register at https://u8396791.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=KQEq7qvEFsn1Qi98uxSU8-2FYcQjnTA2aS2L4pttIJJjvcIWMYdoRENqGcZg4n-2FLI8UL37B6Bf-2FhZCPMJwC8CFkyRr2R8vHDJeejWE0oUokYrw2cmUDp5QJjWfR0YfpxC-2BonhOlcl9uQHiv3P6FXx6Ww-3D-3DIIJj_522otCMByg3I1rLjtbhOE4P1w2vpskwpcXjyEnP7uIQQznumvAdiI0wWqSIoSBUXxfFw7E04-2B5oDwtPxhHt0SftlY68NcrBjOMwWsFFh3UP3KJrh-2BIXSoDSmIs1oApQ2DbbMir4mtpaHd8Q1vVjpE1Eg3-2FXNsQcN2y9NFoiVDeWBM7CDfBfXnPIfNRr7Y6-2BvtmOKyBRH7JhtDyREryPR0MKVqKVdVz3PtA8fz0xly816GPYXjUdAARh9hRIsb3j-2BJRy9rQu6XUsf3rOGU7Q-2BaO3ZHu6da1vSzK8a-2FPVvPvwlBsMxOj-2FSpb71vNY0Embu

44] – Register for the Progressive Democrats of America Disabilities Issue Organizing Team Meeting on Wed., Aug. 23 at 9 PM ET at https://us06web.zoom.us/w/87410767228?tk=kQj-RJAMhcC7_dDVN34QHpK9c4f7IyYVjJN6ZGvZ2S4.DQMAAAAUWhZ1fBZXNDdjV2pzNVE5V0xKQkpNUUdnaHd3AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA&pwd=b2tHQmJRSXVvZDVPT2taQ2Z2NkdrZz09. The meeting ID is 874 1076 7228 with a passcode 878608. Email questions to info@pdamerica.org.

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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