Monday, October 30, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 1 - 6, 2023

31] Deadly consequences of poverty– Nov. 1

32] Close Guantanamo vigil – Nov. 1

33] Virtual phone bank for a Blue Virginia Legislature Nov. 1 & 6

34] Phone bank for a cease fire – Nov. 1

35] HRC phone bank -- Nov. 1

36] Get out the Vote in Priority States – Nov. 1

37] See the film National Bird – Nov. 1

38] DSA Defund Police working group Nov. 1

39] Superwoman Wednesday – Nov. 1

40] Progressive Issues Activism – Nov. 1


31] – The Maryland Poor People's Campaign (MD PPC) [] wants you to join a discussion about the causes and deadly consequences of poverty in the US. Do a book circle with Matthew Desmond’s book Poverty, By America on Wed., Nov. 1 at 11 AM or 7 PM ET.  Sign up for the 11 AM Zoom at and for the 7 PM Zoom at

32] –  Steve Lane <> wants to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, and is asking you to join the next vigil on Wed., Nov. 1 at noon in Lafayette Park, right across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. Gather at the statue of Andrew Jackson, which is pretty big and is near the center of Lafayette Park. Jump suits, masks and banners will be handled as before. RSVP at 571-221-4120.

33] –  Human Rights Campaign hopes you will join a virtual phone bank for Danica Roem for Virginia State Senate on Wed., Nov. 1 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Join the weekly phone banks for Danica Roem, so you call voters in Brentsville, Gainesville, and Manassas/Manassas Park to let them know why Danica is the best choice to be their next State Senator. Training will be provided at the beginning of the zoom. RSVP at

34] –Join a virtual phone bank for a Blue Virginia Legislature on Wed., Nov. 1 at 7 PM ET for Kimberly Pope Adams for a Blue VA legislature, hosted by Silver Spring Progressive Action. On Mon., Nov. 6 at 7 PM ET, the candidate is to be decided. Phone bank for great candidates who are in tight races that will make all the difference. You will be trained. RSVP at

35] – Working Families Party [] needs your help with a phone bank on Wed., Nov. 1 from 3 to 5 PM ET.  Demand de-escalation and a ceasefire now from your members of Congress.  Thousands of Palestinian civilians have now been killed by Israeli military strikes since October 7th, with the number growing by the day. The number of lives lost or changed forever is only expected to climb further — as Israeli military forces intensify attacks ahead of a ground invasion that could be potentially even deadlier. Join the phone bank at

36] – The DNC Environment and Climate Crisis Council [] needs your help on Wed., Nov. 1, Thurs., Nov. 2 and Fri., Nov. 3 from  6 to 8 PM and Sat., Nov. 4 from 2 to 4 PM and 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET.  This will continue through November 7.  Join Get out the Vote virtual phone banks for 2023 Priority States. The key Priority States include Kentucky, Virginia, and Louisiana. The focus will be on rallying support for Democrats in their important November elections and engaging voters in volunteer opportunities. We will continue to make calls into Priority States through the November election dates.  RSVP at

37] – On Wed., Nov. 1 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, the Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy invites you to a screening and discussion of National Bird (2016), a stunning documentary about three Americans who turned against the drone warfare they once supported. National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences. Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the protagonists to Afghanistan where she learns about a horrendous incident. But her journey also gives hope for peace and redemption. National Bird gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before in a documentary. Its images haunt the audience and bring a faraway issue close to home.  RSVP at

38] – 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., Nov. 1 at 7 PM ET. The group meets every other Wednesday. Fill out an interest form to get plugged in at

39] – On Wed., Nov. 1 from 7 to 8 PM ET, get with Superwomen Wednesday hosted by Supermajority, and to call women in 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. This event will be going to a WEEKLY schedule through Nov. 1. Join us each Wednesday evening for a jam-packed hour of action to build women's political power this year and be an absolutely formidable force in 2024. Everything is on the line, and everything is possible, including making the Majority Rules real for every woman and femme across the country. RSVP to get Zoom registration details at

40] – On Wed., Nov. 1 from 8 to 9 PM ET, People Power United is meeting to discuss Progressive Issues Activism. RSVP at 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] 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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