Monday, September 11, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 12, 2023

27] Community Listening Circle – Sept. 12

28] Critical needs of Gaza’s elderly -- Sept. 12

29] Shape Maryland’s environmental future Sept. 12

30] US Indo-Pacific strategy – Sept. 12

31] Russia Out of Ukraine Sept. 12

32] 100% Clean Renewable Energy – Sept. 12

33] Letter writing to voters – Sept. 12

34] Virtual letter writing to voters – Sept. 12

35] What about clean energy? – Sept. 12

36] Report Back from Seoul, Hiroshima & Nagasaki Sept. 12

37] Phone bank for Blue Virginia – Sept. 12

38] End Fossil Fuels organizing Zoom – Sept. 12


27] –Pacem in Terris [] is hosting a Community Listening Circle on Tues., Sept. 12 from 19 AM to noon ET at Pacem in Terris, 1801 N. Jefferson St., Wilmington, DE 19802. Please arrive by 9:45 AM. Connect with each other in a fun, interactive way. Pacem in Terris believes that open dialogue can unlock the door to connection and understanding. Register at

28] – AFSC [] wants you to attend  a “Light in Gaza” webinar on Tues., Sept. 12 at noon ET -- Barriers to Meeting the Critical Needs of Gaza’s Elderly.   Under Israel’s military blockade in Gaza, over 2 million Palestinians face many challenges—including poverty, lack of access to clean water and electricity, and a deteriorating health care system. The impacts are particularly devastating for the elderly. In this webinar, discuss the humanitarian crisis and how we can advocate for change. AFSC staff will be joined by Issam Younis, director general of Al Mezan, the Center for Human Rights in Gaza. RSVP at

29] – Gwen DuBois [] wants you to tune in by Zoom on Tues., Sept. 12 at 4 PM ET and Advocate for Change by Shaping Maryland's Environmental future! Your voice matters, and you have a unique opportunity to make a real impact on Maryland's future. Provide Transportation Comments to the Maryland Climate Plan Summary & Input Discussion. RSVP at

30] – The School of International Service, AU <> will hold a discussion APEC and the Emerging Indo-Pacific Architecture on Tues., Sept. 12 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET. Join US Ambassador for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Matt Murray and SIS professor Amitav Acharya for a fireside chat to discuss the role of APEC, the US Host Year, and how the US is finding synergy between economic cooperation and security concerns throughout the Asia-Pacific region. RSVP at

31] -- Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Sept. 12 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.

32] – On Tues., Sept. 12 from 6 to 6:45 PM ET, Tell Maryland Officials you Want 100% Clean Renewable Energy. This community event is hosted by Food & Water Watch at Morgan State University’s Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies, 5299 Perring Pkwy., Baltimore 21214.  Attend an official town meeting on the state's climate plans hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment and voice your support for the governor's plan that will get Maryland to 100% clean energy by 2035.  Gov. Wes Moore assigned the state Department of the Environment the task of drafting a plan to achieve our ambitious goal of making Maryland a national and global leader in the fight against climate change. To aid in drafting this plan, the Department of the Environment is hosting several listening sessions to discuss their pathway to reaching this goal. RSVP at

33] – On Tues., Sept. 12 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, Swing Left wants you to know about a Catonsville IN-PERSON letter writing to voters in Howard County, MD. Register at

 There is a separate zoom event for a monthly status update and letter writing on your own. At this event, the evening will start with a 10-15 minute status update that will also be on the other zoom event.  Then dive into letter writing. The letters are printed. You bring a blue pen, 20 envelopes, and 20 first class stamps. Write letters using an award-winning, proven tactic to reach potential voters in important upcoming elections.

34] – On Tuesdays, Sept. 12 & Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, Swing Left is organizing Virtual Letter Writing. This monthly status update event is on ZOOM. When available from Vote Forward it will be followed by letter writing on your own. There are separate events to attend in-person letter writing. The evening will start with a 10-15 minute status update. When letters are available from Vote Forward, you will dive into writing letters. You can stay on Zoom to be connected to the in-person meeting or drop off and write at your own pace. Sign up as a volunteer on Vote Forward at It takes a day or so to get approved as a volunteer, so plan to sign up 3-4 days ahead of the event. Download 20 letters to write at the event and gather your materials. You will need 20 stamps, a blue pen, and 20 #10 business envelopes. Swing Left’s “Write Letters from Home” page has step-by-step information to help you get set up on Vote Forward and download letters. Swing Left is a national network that helps people find high impact ways to support Democratic candidates. RSVP at

35] – CCAN [] is holding a webinar on Tues., Sept. 12 at 7 PM ET -- What's next for clean energy after IRA? RSVP at

It’s been one year since President Joe Biden signed the historic Inflation Reduction Act, an unprecedented investment into clean energy. Since the signing, over 211 clean energy projects have been announced across 38 states — a true clean energy revolution!  Or so we’re hoping. So far, countless clean energy projects across America have faced challenges with grid transmission, interconnection, and siting. The clean energy revolution is at risk of being stopped right in its tracks. We can't let that happen.

36] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] is holding a webinar on Tues., Sept. 12 at 7 PM ET -- Joseph Gerson and Margaret Engel provide a Report Back from Seoul, Hiroshima & Nagasaki.  In August commemorative and peace building conferences were held in South Korea on the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement. The International World Conference against A- &H- Bombs was held in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Meanwhile President Biden held a summit with Japanese and South Korean leaders to deepen the trilateral military alliance to contain China and constrain North Korea. China tightened its military encirclement of Taiwan, the trilateral allies conducted join military “exercises” in shows of force. However, the climate emergency’s record heat, floods, and fires put humanity on notice that this issue demands attention.  Gerson, president of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security and Co-Chair of the Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy is working with Asia-Pacific partners in developing common security alternatives for the region.  Engel, a student and Campaigns Coordinator for Peace Action New York State, participated in the World Conference against A- & H- Bombs and has participated in MIT’s Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War conference and the International Peace Bureau’s PeaceWave. RSVP at

37] – On Tues., Sept. 12 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, get with Silver Spring Progressive Action to phone bank for a Blue Virginia Legislature. RSVP at  With fascism knocking on the door, the idea is to make sure the VA House of Delegates and State Senate turn blue in November! Phone bank for great candidates who are in tight races that will make all the difference. Trainings will be provided. On Sept. 12, phone bank for Joshua Cole (House District 65).

38] – Mike Hersh for Progressive Democrats of America [] is inviting you to an End Fossil Fuels organizing Zoom on Tues., Sept. 12 at 8:30 PM ET. Help organize a Climate Emergency Action.  RSVP 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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