Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 21 - 22, 2023

51] International Day of Peace – Sept. 21

52] We are not Sacrifice Zones – Sept. 21

53] Climate Change & Our Health in Maryland – Sept. 21

54] Protect civilians in Ukraine – Sept. 21

55] Voting Rights Amendment – Sept. 21

56] Brady Organizing Team -- Sept. 21

57] Social Housing Organizing Meeting – Sept. 21

58] DSA Social – Sept. 21

59] Indivisible Zoom Call – Sept. 21

60] Digital Democracy meeting – Sept. 21

61] Weekly Town Hall Podcast about Media & Democracy – Sept. 22


51] -- Nancy Merritt [] wants you to celebrate International Day of Peace on Sept. 21 with the Department of Peacebuilding Campaign, and to ask members of Congress to prioritize peacebuilding by cosponsoring H.R. 1111 bill. Email to let her know who you called.  See

52] --  Beyond Extreme Energy [] is organizing on Thurs., Sept. 21 at 9 AM ET We Are Not Sacrifice Zones- Frontline Rally at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE, WDC. Hear from over 25 frontline community members from across the Gulf South and West Texas who will continue pushing our government to Act on Climate and Environmental Justice and Stop Permitting Dangerous LNG. They will make sure FERC hears that message as well as Congress, Army Corps, and the Congressional Black Caucus while they're in town. Tune in live at or

53] -- Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility [] on Thurs., Sept. 21 at noon ET wants you to join a virtual Vital Discussion: Climate Change & Our Health in Maryland. Join Maryland health experts to talk about the health impacts of the climate crisis & how health professionals can lead in creating a healthy climate for all. The keynote speakers are Dean Boris Lushniak, Dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health, & Maryland State Delegate Lorig Charkoudian. Climate change is a reality affecting our lives in profound ways, especially our health. From heart and lung diseases to infectious illnesses and mental health concerns, the impacts are undeniable. But Maryland isn't just sitting by.

Our state boasts ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals, a commitment to 100% clean energy, and more. We're making solar and wind energy more accessible, and our transportation sector is adopting stronger regulations to reduce fossil fuel pollution.  Join us for a heartfelt discussion that explores these topics and the undeniable ties between climate change and health:

54] – Bridget Moix, FCNL [] is inviting you to join at 1 PM ET on Sept. 21—the International Day of Peace—for a special online conversation with experts from Nonviolent Peaceforce. They are working to protect civilians in Ukraine and around the world through unarmed strategies.  RSVP at

Learn about Nonviolent Approaches to Protect Civilians in Ukraine, and help repair the wounds of war. During this conversation, learn how Ukrainians are responding on the ground—and how advocates can urge Congressional action to support peace in Ukraine. I am very curious as to what a divided Congress can do to convince Putin to pull his forces out of Ukraine.

55] -- All Michiganders deserve to be able to make their voices heard regardless of whether they speak a different language or have a disability. Learn how the MI Voting Rights Amendment (VRA) will help make this a reality. Hear from the Secretary of State's office as well as other leaders. In a state where hundreds of thousands of residents speak a language other than English as their first language, it is critical that we expand language access and ensure everyone can vote. The proposed legislation of drive up voting and allowing Michiganders to drive others to the polls makes it that much easier. Join in on Thurs., Sept. 21 at 5 PM ET to learn how to ensure greater voting accessibility for Michiganders.  RSVP at

56] – On Thurs., Sept. 21 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] – The Metro DC DSA [] is holding a Social Housing Organizing Meeting on Thurs., Sept. 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET.  RSVP at  A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP.  Learn about its latest activities, what they're planning for the future, and how to get involved. The Social Housing Working Group seeks to educate Metro DC DSA chapter members and the general public about social housing and to facilitate collective action in support of the passage and implementation of the Green New Deal for Housing Amendment Act.

58] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [] are holding a Social Meetup on Thurs., Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM at Quincy Hall, 4001 Fairfax Dr., Arlington 22203. This will be a night of good times and good vibes. Look for a poster that says "DSA" in big letters. The site is one BLOCK FROM the BALLSTON-MU METRO STOP or four BLOCKS FROM VIRGINIA SQUARE-GMU METRO STOP. The Covid-19 Vaccine+latest booster is required for attendance. If you test positive after attending, confirm so other attendees can be alerted.  You do not need to be a DSA member to attend. RSVP at

59] –Indivisible Action and Indivisible Project [] are hosting a National Campaigns Call on Thurs., Sept. 21 at 8 PM ET. On this call, delve into the pivotal November ballot issue election in Ohio, shed some light on the real possibility of a government shutdown, and introduce the new and exciting primary program. RSVP at

60] – On Thurs., Sept. 21 & 28 from 8 to 9 PM ET, Common Cause is hosting a Digital Democracy Activists meeting.  Do you believe that accessible internet, local journalism, online privacy, and responsible social media platforms are essential to a functioning democracy? If so, you should become a Digital Democracy Activist (DDA)! Learn about the fight for Digital Democracy and take action with a community of digital democracy activists. All volunteer experience/ technology comfort levels are welcome! RSVP at  

61] – The Democratic National Committee is holding a Weekly Town Hall Podcast about Media & Democracy on Fri., Sept. 22 from noon to 1:30 PM ET.  Tune in at The podcast will continue through Fri., Jan. 26 from noon to 1 PM ET.

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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