Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 6 - 8, 2023

27] Free Assange – Sept. 6

28] Death penalty forum – Sept. 6

29] How to reduce poverty – Sept. 6

30] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Sept. 6 & Sept. 8

31] Farmer to Table discussion Sept. 6

32] Defund the Police – Sept. 6

33] Supermajority New Member orientation Sept. 6

34] We Power DC Organizing Sept. 6

35] China versus the USA Sept. 6

36] Progressive Issues Activism Sept. 6


27] -- DC Action for Assange indicates that there is a VIGIL at the US Department of Justice entrance at Constitution Ave. NW, between 9th and 10th Sts. NW on Wed., Sept. 6 from 1 to 2 PM ET with Randy Credico and others.  This vigil will also take place on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 1 to 2 PM ET.  At the Sept. 13 vigil, former Scottish diplomat & author Craig Murray will be there. Email ann1.wilcox@gmail.com.

28] –FADP [webmaster@fadp.org] wants you to join Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty board member Agustin Quiles on Wed., Sept. 6 at 2 PM to hear how Florida’s death penalty is so fundamentally flawed. Equal Justice USA’s Evangelical Network is hosting this virtual forum. Register at https://action.ejusa.org/a/movement-floridians-alternatives-death-penalty

29] -- The Coalition on Human Needs [info@chn.org] is hosting a webinar on Wed., Sept. 6 at 3:30 PM ET -- “How to Reduce Poverty: Using New Data to Show the Way.”  The Census Bureau will release new poverty, income, and health insurance data on September 12th and 14th. The new data will be especially important, because it will show the impact of Congress allowing the expanded Child Tax Credit to expire in 2022. And it will show the anti-poverty effectiveness of several other key programs, such as SNAP, Social Security, and housing assistance. It will also allow us to see who has health insurance, and whether it’s from Medicaid/CHIP, or private insurers. The wealth gap has widened significantly and it’s exacerbating racial disparities. The new data will show whether these unacceptable trends are continuing. In addition to previewing the survey data being released this month, a panel of experts will provide findings and critical talking points to power our advocacy on behalf of low-income and marginalized communities.  RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Jox6Z560SlebshALIrlzCg#/registration?link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-tomorrow-join-chn-and-our-allies-for-our-webinar-how-to-reduce-poverty-using-new-data-to-show-the-way&email_referrer=email_2036956&email_subject=tomorrow-join-chn-and-our-allies-for-our-webinar-how-to-reduce-poverty-using-new-data-to-show-the-way

30] – 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., Sept. 6 and Fri. Sept. 8. 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.

31] -- Join Women Impact Investing Network (WIIN) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G St. NW, WDC 20001 on Wed., Sept. 6 at 5:30 PM ET for a “Farmer to Table” discussion on Building Resilient Food Systems. Panelists will discuss the challenges of building a resilient food system in the DMV and propose actions to promote food access and health equity. Panelists include Tope Fajingbesi, Managing Director of Dodo Farms in Montgomery County, sharing her fair farming philosophy of Land, Labor + Capital (“LLC”); Winnie Huston, DC Greens’ Food Policy Strategist, advocating their mission of advancing health equity by building a just and resilient food system; and Amy Bachman, Director of Procurement and Sustainability at DC Central Kitchen, sharing their focus on combating hunger and poverty through job training, job creation and healthy food distribution. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farmer-to-table-building-resilient-food-systems-tickets-699378438737?link_id=48&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-august-25-2023&email_referrer=email_2033182&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-september-1-2023

32] – The Northern Virginia DSA Defund Police working group works to challenge oppressive institutions. If you’re interested in getting involved, the next working group meeting is Wed., Sept. 6 at 7 PM ET. Fill out an interest form to get plugged in: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEcShQX51IL2Z1sNff7bqiYz68vAtPjUxpTuIrfvAK8iBDqA/viewform?link_id=66&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-august-25-2023&email_referrer=email_2033182&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-september-1-2023

33] – On Wed., Sept. 6 from 7 to 8 PM ET, get with Superwomen Wednesday hosted by Supermajority.  RSVP to get Zoom info at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/547542/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual. Join to learn about the impact of gun violence on young people, and get new poll results from Everytown for Gun Safety that map the path forward for young people advocating for gun violence prevention. It will continue from 7 to 8 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Get out the vote on September 6th with co-hosts Colleen Kennedy and Chief Impact Officer Jara Butler. Take a deep dive into the critical races happening in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Superwomen Wednesday is a place for the Supermajority community to come together to learn and take action. It is an entry point for anyone new to volunteering and also a place for seasoned volunteers to take meaningful action on a consistent basis.

34] – Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] is inviting you to a We Power DC Organizing meeting on Wed., Sept. 6 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/we-power-dc-organizing-meeting-15?link_id=67&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-august-25-2023&email_referrer=email_2033182&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-september-1-2023  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.

35] -- The War Industry Resisters Network is hosting a webinar on Wed., Sept. 6 at 8 PM ET.  I hope the speakers do not exaggerate what is the situation between the USA and China.  No one in the Biden administration is advocating for a war with its rival.  Yes, the Trump administration enacted sanctions against China, but the Biden administration has sent a series of representatives to negotiate.  I would not be surprised if the sanctions are lifted as the Chinese economy is in free-fall.  No, differences between the two countries will not lead to nuclear annihilation.  Yes, China has a bellicose foreign policy which includes threatening Taiwan.  Let us hope the speakers cool down the rhetoric and promote ways of easing the tension between China and the USA. Register at https://secure.everyaction.com/hXdYYWR1vUattRnDJxIvPA2

36] – On Wed., Sept. 6 from 8 to 9 PM ET, People Power United is meeting to discuss Progressive Issues Activism. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/557129/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual Discuss what is the issue, what's at stake, and how to propel action for Voting Rights, Gun Safety Reform, Healthcare, Human Rights, Equal Rights, End Corporate Rule, Stop Global Warming, Voter Access Protection & Election Integrity, Economic and Social Justice. This is a group of people who believe in the possibility of change and work to make it happen.

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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