Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 19 - 30, 2023

44] Interfaith rally at White House – Oct. 19

45] Speak up for offshore wind – Oct. 19 or 30

46] Detention Mechanics Oct. 19

47] Brady Organizing Team -- Oct. 19

48] Vote Early Text-A-Thon Oct. 19

49] Northern Virginia DSA branch meeting Oct. 19

50] Social media training Oct. 19

51] Letter to the Editor Party – Oct. 19

52] Medicare for All Mythbusters -- Oct. 19


44] –Take part in an Interfaith Rally for Palestinian and Israeli Lives organized by JAMAAT (Jews and Muslims and Allies Acting Together) to take place on the street directly in front of the White House (1600 block of Pennsylvania Ave) on Thurs., Oct. 19 at 12:30 PM ET.  The purpose of the rally is to strongly condemn all violent attacks on civilians--Israelis and Palestinians alike--as illegal, immoral and a desecration of all three Abrahamic religions and the beliefs of people of all faiths and no faith.  Denounce in the strongest terms the Hamas massacre of more than one thousand Israeli civilians, demand the immediate liberation of the Israeli hostages, and mourn the deaths of thousands of Palestinian civilians in subsequent Israeli bombing attacks.  End immediately the cut-off of electricity, food, clean water and gas; steps which threaten the lives of tens of thousands of Palestinians.  Call on the Biden Administration to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and call on both sides to adhere to international law.  RSVP at

 45] –CCAN [] wants you to register for a virtual public hearing, and speak up for Maryland offshore wind on Thurs., Oct. 19 at 1 PM ET or on Mon., Oct. 30 at 5 PM ET.  RSVP at   ‌US regulators have finally released their environmental impact statement for US Wind’s proposed offshore wind project off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. Add YOUR voice to tell regulators from the Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM): We need more offshore wind, now!

46] –The Detention Watch Network (DWN) is holding a workshop about Detention Mechanics, the internal workings of the detention and deportation machine. Learn about the many ways the machine works to target, criminalize, and punish immigrants; discuss the impact it has had on our communities; and share ways to dismantle and ultimately abolish it.  It will be held Thurs., Oct. 19 from 5 to 6:30 PM ET. The speakers will be Naureen Shah, Senior Legislative Counsel with ACLU, Ricky Garza, Border Policy Counsel with SBCC, and Sharon Njie, Communication and Strategic Partnerships Director with LORI. They will talk about how ICE and local police use 287(g) agreements to target and detain immigrants, as well as how border patrol collaborates with police to terrorize communities.  Register at

47] – On Thurs., Oct. 19 from 5 to 6 PM ET, get with the Brady Organizing Team for a virtual training. Do you need support from Brady’s organizing team? Have new ideas to combat gun violence, but don’t know how to get them off the ground? Every week, a member of the organizing team is here to support your work. Sign up for the shift that works best for your schedule. If you can't find a time that works for you, email to schedule time to talk. RSVP at  This will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 21.

48] –  On Thurs., Oct. 19 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET, the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition is holding a Vote Early Text-A-Thon in community with democracy advocates! Election Day is around the corner! Join for a training and text bank to help voters across the country make a plan to vote! Our voice is our vote! Early voting is an important resource in helping all of us make it to the polls to cast our ballots. This Text-A-Thon will also occur on Thurs., Nov. 2 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET. RSVP at

49] –The Northern Virginia DSA [] wants you to know on Thurs., Oct. 19 at 6:30 PM ET that there is a branch meeting, always on the third Thursday, at Quincy Hall, 4001 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. The Hall is one BLOCK FROM BALLSTON-MU METRO STOP or four BLOCKS FROM VIRGINIA SQUARE-GMU METRO STOP.  To attend, you must have received the latest Covid-19 Vaccine booster is required. If you test positive after attending, please email so other attendees are alerted. You do not need to be a DSA member to attend.  RSVP at

50] – Metro DC DSA [] wants you to know on Thurs., Oct. 19 at 7 PM ET that there is a Nuts and Bolts training: Social Media and Comms for Socialists. Learn more about how to make your online communication more effective. This will be the second session in our new Nuts and Bolts training series. You will learn how to craft and test messages, how to time social media communications and how to follow up and collaborate. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and we hope you will come away ready to get your campaign’s message out in one of the many exciting areas of work the chapter is pursuing. RSVP here for this or the other great upcoming trainings in the fall Nuts and Bolts series.

51] – On Thurs., Oct. 19 at 8 PM ET, Common Cause is hosting a virtual Letter to the Editor Party: Freedom to Vote. 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.  If we don’t get the Freedom to Vote Act passed, then millions of Americans will likely find it harder to have their voices heard as states continue to pass voter.  To join in writing letters, go to

52] –Healthcare-NOW! [] wants you to register to get trained on Thurs., Oct. 19 at 8 PM ET. This training will focus on Medicare for All Mythbusters. Healthcare NOW believes in the power of grassroots organizing to make real change in our healthcare system. That’s why we are on a mission to make sure that anyone in this country who’s passionate about healthcare justice can access the tools to organize for Medicare for All. There is a training curriculum to help new activists (and veterans looking for a refresher) develop and sharpen their organizing skills and understanding of the healthcare system. These trainings will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 7. Register

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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