Monday, October 16, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 17, 2023

25] Get out the Vote in Pennsylvania & Virginia – Oct. 17 - 19

26] Medicare 4 All meeting Oct. 17

27] Training: giving testimony to elected officials Oct. 17

28] Turn Virginia blue – Oct. 17

29] Rising Latin American Left in México and Beyond – Oct. 17

30] Palestine – Oct. 17

31] Climate Emergency Organizing Call – Oct. 17

32] Beyond Fossil Fuels Town Hall Oct. 17


25] – Join the NextGen PAC to virtually Text to Get Out the Vote in Pennsylvania & Virginia on Tues., Oct. 17, Wed., Oct. 18 & Thurs., Oct. 19 from 1 to 3 PM ET. Sign up for your shift and you will be provided the script, texting platform, guides, and a community of other NextGen volunteers! Visit Sign up at

26] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [] are holding a virtual Medicare 4 All meeting on Tues., Oct. 17 from 6 to 7 PM ET. Join the M4All Alexandria Working Group as it discusses plans for furthering the M4All petition in Alexandria, and now in Arlington. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. RSVP for the zoom link at

27] –Maryland Poor People's Campaign (MD PPC) [] on Tues., Oct. 17 at 7 PM ET is doing a Training: giving testimony to elected officials. This training will take place on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Your voice can impact public policies like limiting excessive rent increases, eviction protections, increasing the minimum wage, enhancing SNAP benefits, and more!  The discussion will include how testimony can help change public policies, where to find opportunities to testify, and best practices for crafting your testimony. Register at

28] –On Tues., Oct. 17 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 Monty Mason for a Blue VA legislature, RSVP at

29] –Find out about the Rising Latin American Left in México and Beyond which will be discussed on Tues., Oct. 17 at 7 PM ET at Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW, 6th Floor, WDC 20036. To attend in person register here To attend virtually register here

Mexican journalist José Luis Granados Ceja will answer What Can Come Next.  Something remarkable is happening south of the border. The corporate cliques that have totally dominated Mexican politics for decades have lost their stranglehold on Mexican presidential power and now stand on the cusp of losing — to a vibrant progressive party — their second consecutive national general election. Similar dynamics are unfolding elsewhere in Latin America.

30] –The Maryland CPUSA [] wants you to know that the Baltimore Marxist Study Group, due to current events in the Middle East, is shifting the focus of this month's study group to settler colonialism in Palestine and how it blows back in the US. At the bottom of this email is a 5 minute video background review of the Palestine/Israel conflict plus several articles.  Please bring your own resources to share with the group. 

Baltimore CPUSA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting about Palestine on Tues., Oct, 17 at 7 PM ET.  RSVP at The meeting ID is 835 7940 5063, and the passcode is 403829.

Watch the short video history of the Israel/Palestine conflict --,vid:R0ftmf_Uv9A,st:0 2. Consider reading the following articles: Phyllis Bennis at; & Palestinian Lives Matter at

31] – Progressive Democrats of America [] are hosting a Climate Emergency Organizing Call on Tues., Oct. 17 at 8:30 PM. RSVP at

32] – Our Revolution via Barbara Lee for Senate [] wants you to be at a Beyond Fossil Fuels Town Hall with Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna on Tues., Oct. 17 at 10 PM ET!  ‌Organize for a world beyond fossil fuels, prevent backyard drilling in California, and fight for environmental justice for all. RSVP at  Also hear from Californians whose lives have been directly affected by fossil fuels, and activists working to fend off Big Oil’s attempt to overturn SB1137, which the state legislature passed to ensure all oil and gas drilling is set back at least 3,200 feet from homes, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and more. 

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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