Monday, September 4, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 4, 2023

18] Labor Day social – Sept. 4

19] Operation Clean Sweep – Sept. 5 - 8

20] Starbucks Sip in Sept. 5

21] Russia Out of Ukraine Sept. 5

22] Promote the Vote in Pennsylvania Sept. 5

23] Medicare 4 All Sept. 5

24] Migrant Justice Working group meeting – Sept. 5

25] Phone bank for a Blue Virginia Legislature Sept. 5

26] Working 9 to 5 Sept. 5


18] – The Metro DC DSA [] will attend the  UMD Graduate Labor Union Labor Day social on Mon., Sept. 4 from 4 to 8 PM ET. Celebrate the success of a summer organizing drive at Town Center Market in Riverdale. Sign up at

19] – The Progressive Maryland Team [] hopes you get involved with Operation Clean Sweep Maryland.  The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Be a Superhero! Put Litter in Its Place campaign offers people of all ages educational materials to learn about the devastating effects litter has on Maryland’s economic development, tourism and quality of life.​ The next clean sweep will take place from Tues., Sept. 5 through Fri., Sept. 8. Visit

20] – On Tues., Sept. 5 at noon ET, the Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists labor group will join a Starbucks Sip-in at 2200 Clarendon Blvd. Plaza, Arlington, VA 22201. Show solidarity with the workers and collect signatures pledging support.  RSVP at

21] -- Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Sept. 5 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.

22] – On Tues., Sept. 5 from 6 to 8:30 PM ET, join the Promote the Vote in Pennsylvania VBM TEXT BANK.  Reach out to PA voters to ask them to apply for the mail-in ballot for the General Election! The texting platform is SPOKE, and communication will happen on SLACK during all text banks!  If you have not yet joined the SLACK workspace, join at  RSVP at The text banks will also take place on Wed., Sept 6 from 1 to 4 PM ET and Thurs., Sept. 7 from 1 to 4 PM ET.

23] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [] is holding a Medicare 4 ALL event on Tues., Sept. 5 from 6 to 7 PM ET.  Join forces to petition the Alexandria City Council to endorse Medicare for All, and to learn more about all the campaigns in support of healthcare as a human right! These meetings take place on the first and third Tuesday of the month. RSVP for the zoom link at 

24] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [] is holding a Migrant Justice Working group meeting on Tues., Sept. 5 at 6 PM ET. Please fill out the interest form, and you will be plugged in:

  On August 9th, the Free Them All VA coalition traveled to Farmville, VA and testified in person about the urgent need to shut down the ICA-Farmville detention facility. For the first time, they got a direct response from Farmville's mayor, but the future of the facility and the people incarcerated there is still in doubt. Join the fight to shut down ICA-Farmville before the September 15 contract renewal deadline by becoming a member of this working group.

25] – On Tues., Sept. 5 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, get with Silver Spring Progressive Action to phone bank for a Blue Virginia Legislature on Tuesdays Sept. 5 and Sept. 12 from 7 to 8 PM ET. 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. 5, phone bank for Josh Thomas (House District 21), and on Sept. 12, phone bank for Joshua Cole (House District 65).

26] – Jews United for Justice  [] are gathering on Zoom on Tues., Sept. 5 at 7:30 PM ET by partnering with Oseh Shalom in Laurel to present Working 9 to 5: A Women’s Movement, a Labor Union, and the Iconic Movie. Ellen Cassedy, co-founder of the organization 9 to 5, will talk about her book, the groundbreaking movement, and the famous Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin movie. 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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