Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- Septmber 19 & 20, 2023


28] Little Amal in PG County and in D.C. – Sept. 19

29] Abolish Corporate Rule – Sept. 19 - 20

30] Back to school for Palestinian children – Sept. 19

31] Kai Bird & Oppenheimer Sept. 19

32] Medicare 4 All meeting Sept. 19

33] How Illinois Ended Money Bail Sept. 19

34] Fund Social Justice Sept. 19

35] Honor Gar Alperovitz – Sept. 19

36] Fight Fraud Workshop Sept. 19

37] Defund Police Sept. 19

38] Phone bank for a Blue Virginia Legislature Sept. 19

39] Freedom to Vote Act – Sept. 19

40] Progressive leadership in South America -- Sept. 19

41] Sour Revolution Town Hall Sept. 19


28] –  Through 5 November 2023, Amal is journeying 6,000 miles across the United States in one of the largest free public festivals ever created. Visit https://walkwithamal.org/. On Tues., Sept. 19 at 10 AM, Little Amal joins theatre and art classes at the International School at Langley Park, Prince George's County. Then at 3 PM, Little Amal walks through a sea of emergency blankets and a mountain of shoes!  Begin at Freedom Plaza in D.C., and end at Union Square Capitol Grounds, 3rd street SW, WDC.

29] – Join an Action to Abolish Corporate Rule and the Corruption of Money in Politics on Tues., Sept. 19 and Wed., Sept. 20. Get Money Out of Maryland is part of the National Move to Amend Coalition. There are three events in Washington, DC to expose and promote an alternative to the expanding power and rights of corporations and the explosion of big money in elections from the billionaires and corporations. The focus will be on the Corporations, Courts, and Congress, which together have governed on behalf of the billionaires and undermined a sustainable world. Rally on Sept. 19 from 10 to 11 AM at the US Chamber of Commerce. 1615 H St. NW.  On Sept. 20 from 10 to 11 AM, gather at the US Supreme Court, one First St. NE.  If you represent an organization working on issues that are blocked by corporate power or big money in politics and would like to speak at one or both events, contact Charlie Cooper, Charlie@GetMoneyOutMD.org. RSVP at https://www.movetoamend,org/3_CS_IN_DC

Join in to rally, speak out and organize to enact HJR54, the We the People Amendment. “End Corporate Personhood” and “Money is not Speech.”  Following both events, Move to Amend invites participants to lobby members of Congress to co-sponsor HJR54.

30] – Miranda Cleland [miranda.cleland@dcips.org] wants you to attend a webinar on Tues., Sept. 19 at noon ET to learn about Back to school in Palestine. RSVP at https://nwttac.dci-palestine.org/nwttac_webinar_20230919?utm_campaign=sept_19_2023_webinar_invite&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dcipalestine

   This No Way to Treat a Child campaign webinar will indicate that Israeli forces violate Palestinian children's right to education. After sharing updates on Palestinian children as well as school and home demolitions, the webinar will shift to explaining how H.R. 3103, the Palestinian Children and Families Act, aims to hold Israel accountable for demolishing Palestinian schools and homes.

31] –The Nation Events [emails@emails.thenation.com] hope you will join an event on Tues., Sept. 19 at 6 PM ET Oppenheimer, Technology and Today featuring Kai Bird! Learn about the man behind the blockbuster film. ‌ ‌ ‌‌Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and author of American Prometheus with Martin Sherwin, the book that inspired the hit film Oppenheimer. Bird will be in conversation with Nation Editorial Director and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel and Editor D.D. Guttenplan on Oppenheimer, the context of the Manhattan Project and the Cold War, and how and why J. Robert Oppenheimer’s legacy remains relevant today.  This virtual discussion will include ample time for audience questions and comment. Sign up at https://www.thenation.com/events/nation-oppenheimer-technology-today-kai-bird/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_campaign=oppenheimer&sourceid=1078201&ms=EME090720231A&utm_content=EME090720231A&utm_term=Events%20Master%20List

32] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] are holding a virtual Medicare 4 All meeting on Tues., Sept. 19 from 6 to 7 PM ET. Join the M4All Alexandria Working Group as they discuss plans for furthering the M4All petition in Alexandria. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. RSVP for the zoom link at  https://actionnetwork.org/events/m4all-alexandria-first-tuesday-update-tuesday-september-19th-6pm/?link_id=7&can_id=3fcd7916f2ff367c3b859d45270fd1d5&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-117&email_referrer=email_2042256&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events

33] – NetRoots Nation [activist@netrootsnation.org] on Tues., Sept. 19 at 7 PM ET will hold a webinar about How Illinois Ended Money Bail.  In January 2021, the Illinois legislature passed the Pretrial Fairness Act. This historic legislation restores the presumption of innocence and makes Illinois safer by ending money bond and the unconstitutional practice of caging people pretrial simply because they cannot afford to pay for their freedom. The law is scheduled to go into effect on September 18. It is hard to overstate how important of ending cash bail is to progressive justice reform, and the hope is that other states will soon follow Illinois’s lead. Learn more about the coalition and reform efforts at EndMoneyBond.Org and PretrialFairness.Org. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xtx6XJ3GQPW-DISL62vrtA#/registration

34] –On Tues., Sept. 19 at 7 PM ET, join a NETWORK [info@networklobby.org] webinar for SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOCIAL RESILIENCE. Demand Congress keep its promise!  This spring, as the debt ceiling crisis loomed, NETWORK advocates nationwide called on Congress to protect food, healthcare, and housing programs. Its call for #CareNotCuts worked! But once again, House extremists want to cut these programs from the budget. And if their demands aren't met, they threaten to shut down our government. Both the cuts and a shutdown would devastate millions of us, especially people in resource-deprived communities.  NETWORK staff, including Executive Director Mary Novak, the Government Relations team, and the Grassroots Mobilization team--and special guests—will discuss what is at stake and how you can take action to ensure that everyone thrives, regardless of zip code, racial identity, or income. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/network/event/577957/

35] – The Committee for the Republic [events@committeefortherepublic.org] is presenting its Defender of Liberty Award to Gar Alperovitz on Tues., Sept. 19 at 7 PM ET.  The Committee regrets to inform invitees to the salon that sudden, unexpected ill-health will prevent Gar Alperovitz from appearing to elaborate on his path breaking books, The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb and Atomic Diplomacy; Hiroshima and Potsdam.  The Committee will thus present Gar with its Defender of Liberty Award in absentia. Committee Chairman John Henry and Vice Chairman Bruce Fein will substitute for Gar’s presentation.  Participation in the salon will salute Gar’s intellectual courage and boost his spirits at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St SE, 3rd Floor. Attend online at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d87sDY4lR72QWWZx0_Z7Vg#/registration

36] – Public Citizen [action@citizen.org] is hosting a call on Tues., Sept.  19 at 7 PM ET to indicate how to convince legislators to support Medicare for All. Public Citizen has developed strategies to fight for Medicare for All that can win over skeptical legislators and convince sympathetic ones to make fixing our broken health care system a top priority. RSVP at https://publiccitizen.salsalabs.org/9-14-23-medicare-for-all-call-invite/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=22c65a19-0221-4c07-ade2-35568981a0e4&sl_tc=w230914E4ZbMAgjs

37] – The Defund Police Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] on Tues., Sept. 19 from 7 to 9 PM ET are gathering to discuss strategy and planning. This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters. The Defund NoVA Police working group takes action works to challenge oppressive institutions and imagine the capacities for community. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/defund-mpd-working-group-biweekly-meeting-9192023?link_id=56&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-september-8-2023&email_referrer=email_2047239&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-september-15-2023

38] –On Tues., Sept. 19 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 fora great candidate who is in tight races that will make all the difference.  You will be trained, even those who may want a bit of a refresher.  Phone bank for Michael Feegans (House District 97) and on Tues., Sept. 26 for Susanna Gibson (House District 57) from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/571408/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type

39] – Join the Letter to the Editor Party: Freedom To Vote by engaging in Virtual Letter Writing, hosted by Common Cause from 8 to 9 PM ET on Tues., Sept. 19. In America, we value our freedom. The freedom to have a say in decisions that impact our lives - from curbing the pandemic to creating jobs to making health care affordable. For months, the American people have been calling for national standards to protect our freedom to vote and have an equal voice in our government. In July of 2023, the Freedom to Vote Act was reintroduced in the Senate. The Freedom to Vote Act is an extremely necessary reform. This important legislation will protect our right to vote, end partisan gerrymandering, counter undemocratic and dangerous election sabotage efforts, and help eliminate the undue influence of dark money in our elections. The last time the Freedom to Vote Act was introduced, all 50 Senate Democrats twice voted to advance major voting rights legislation, and all Senate Republicans twice voted against even allowing public debate on the bill, causing a filibuster.  Can this legislation get passed? RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/418654/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.  Learn how to use an easy-to-use tool to draft a short letter on the urgent need to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. The Party will continue on Thurs., Oct. 19 from 8 to 9 PM ET.

40] – CODEPINK [info@codepink.org] wants to talk on Tues., Sept. 19 at 8 PM ET about Colombia, Brazil and Chile-Progressive Power! ‌ ‌ ‌ Join the Tuesday CODEPINK CONGRESS Calling Party to talk with special guests about the significance of the progressive movements in Chile, Brazil and Colombia and the recent congressional delegation to Latin America to express solidarity with campaigns for workers’ rights and climate justice.  Representative Ocasio-Cortez led the trip to Latin America, where she and the other congress members–Nydia Velázquez of New York, Joaquin Castro and Greg Casar of Texas, and Maxwell Frost of Florida, along with Senator Bernie Sanders’s chief of staff, Misty Rebik, met with labor organizers, a new generation of indigenous women, climate activists and a long list of human rights defenders. RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/09192023?utm_campaign=cpc09192023&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink

41] – Our Revolution [info@ourrevolution.com] on Tues., Sept. 19 at 9:30 PM ET is holding a town hall with US Reps. Barbara Lee, Ro Khanna, Mark Pocan, and Ayanna Pressley, and Minnesota AG Keith Ellison! RSVP at https://act.ourrevolution.com/signup/OR_live_townhall_2309/?source=EM_NBI_OR_20230913_INV_townhall_0_6MO_ourrevolution_na_na_livetownhall&t=11&akid=4670%2E8252965%2EM93whk

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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