Monday, September 25, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 26, 2023

22] Environment Listening Session – Sept. 26

23] The Supreme Court Sept. 26

24] Flourishing Futures webinar – Sept. 26

25] Detention is Not Prevention Sept. 26

26] Phone bank to Virginia voters – Sept. 26

27] Nuclear Truth Telling – Sept. 26

28] Constructing a new social order Sept. 26

29] Climate Emergency call Sept. 26


22] –  Food & Water Watch [] is encouraging you to attend a Maryland Department of the Environment Listening Session on Tues., Sept. 26 at 6 PM ET. RSVP at

  With the release of Governor Moore’s climate bill quickly approaching, his Department of the Environment is offering Marylanders one last chance to share their thoughts about the plan to reach 100% renewable energy. Join Food & Water Watch and its allies and push the administration to take a stand against dirty energy sources — including trash incineration, factory farm methane, and biomass — that are currently counted as "renewables."

23] –  People for the American Way [] on Tues., Sept. 26 at 7 PM ET want you to join a briefing on the upcoming Supreme Court term!  More of the Far Right’s extreme agenda is on the docket. Gun safety, disability rights, racial gerrymandering, our ability to adopt important health and safety regulations, and more are ALL up for consideration before the Supreme Court. We could be facing another Supreme Court term that continues to chip away at our rights, so what can we do to resist the Far Right’s attacks? RSVP at

24] – SojoAction [] wants you to join on Tues., Sept. 26 at 7 PM ET a Flourishing Futures Webinar -- “I’ll Catch You: The Child Care Cliff and What's at Stake."   Pandemic-approved funding for social safety net programs will soon run out. The United States will be facing what many are calling a "child care cliff," in which more than 70,000 child care programs will likely close and 3.2 million children will lose access to care. Congress needs to make an immediate investment in federal childcare funding and get serious about sustainable solutions to this crisis that preceded the pandemic.  Join us on September 26, at 7 p.m. EST for "I’ll Catch You: The Child Care Cliff and What's at Stake" to learn more about why childcare is crucial to our flourishing and social safety net — and how to act for the collective care of our children. Register at

25] – There is a Detention is Not Prevention digital teach-in on Tues., Sept. 26 from 7 to 9 PM ET. In partnership with a network of activist organizations in D.C., Metro DC DSA [] will be holding a virtual teach-in on a pack of legislative proposals being heard by the DC Council’s Judiciary and Public Safety Committee. Through the teach-in, attendees will learn what is in these bills, how they fail to actually address the systemic roots of crime and violence in our society, and train attendees on how to write testimony and engage in public outreach to the District Council on these issues. Sign up at  The event is being put on in coordination with allies in the city: Harriet’s Wildest Dreams, The Chosen Few at HIPS and DC Justice Lab.

26] –   On Tues., Sept. 26 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, get with Silver Spring Progressive Action for a virtual phone bank for A Blue Virginia Legislature. With women’s rights, easy access to books, and more on the line, let’s make sure the VA House of Delegates and State Senate turn blue in November! Phone bank for a great candidate who is in tight races that will make all the difference.  You will be trained, even for those who may want a bit of a refresher.  Phone bank for Susanna Gibson (House District 57).  RSVP at

27] – The Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy [] is holding a webinar on Tues., Sept. 26 at 7 PM ET -- Nuclear Truth Telling.  Register at The Initiative invites you to join a conversation with leading antinuclear activists including Ira Helfand and Susi Snyder who will talk about the ongoing threats posed by nuclear weapons and collective efforts to reduce those dangers and move toward nuclear abolition. Questions will be taken from the audience.

28] – The Maurin Academy <> announced that on Tues., Sept. 26 at 8 PM ET there will be a discussion Maurin's Three C's, Mondragon and Reconstructing the Social Order. Visit

Peter Maurin’s Easy Essays encourage Catholic Workers interested in constructing a new social order to read the personalist revolutionaries: Emmanuel Mounier and Jacques Maritain. These personalist and communitarian philosophers also inspired Fr. Jose Maria Arizmindi, the founder of Mondragon, the world’s largest industrial worker-owned cooperative. What can Mondragon illustrate about Peter Maurin’s program that Catholic Workers can draw on to create a new society in the shell of the old? What similarities can we see when looking at Peter Maurin’s life and Fr. Jose Maria Arizmindi, what they studied, taught, and what they did to share their ideas that largely draw from Catholic Social Teaching and Personalism? These are just some of the questions James Murphy will touch on in this session. Email

29] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to make calls to the White House to tell the president to declare a climate emergency. PDA has a new phone tool to help drive calls to the White House. The hope is to generate thousands and thousands of calls to the White House Comment Line -- 202-456-1111. If that comment line is busy, try the switchboard: 202-456-1414. Simply say "We need President Biden to use his Executive Powers to declare a Climate Emergency." Let PDA know you called.

Then, join the Climate Emergency team organizing call on Tues., Sept. 26 at 8:30 PM ET. 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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