Sunday, October 22, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 23 -- October 26, 2023

20] Virtual support for Democratic candidates – Oct. 23

21] Support candidates in Virginia Oct. 23

22] Texting Extravaganza – Oct. 23, 24, 25 & 26

23] Crisis to Catastrophe – Oct. 23

24] Contact the White House, cease fire now – Oct. 24

25] Get out the Vote in Pennsylvania & Virginia -- Oct. 24

26] Russia out of Ukraine – Oct. 24


28] Turn Virginia blue – Oct. 24

29] Iran, US, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Gulf region – Oct. 24

30] Climate Emergency Organizing Call – Oct. 24

31] Healthcare for All Town Hall Oct. 24


20] – Swing Left is a national network that helps people find high impact ways to support Democratic candidates. Focus on the most flippable races as an important step towards ensuring the progressive change needed to create a more inclusive and equitable government and society. On Mon., Oct. 23 and Nov. 13 from 6 to 7 PM ET, Swing Left is holding virtual Blue Victory 2024 War Rooms!  Visit Join Blue Victory 2024 for a discussion of democratic news, events, actions and resources!  Check out

21] –  On Oct. 23 and 30 from 6 to 8 PM ET join a phone bank, hosted by the Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  Support candidates in Virginia's critical state elections! These sessions will consist of phone banking AND post-card writing, and will be hybrid sessions. If you plan to phone bank, please consider bringing a charged laptop and headphones with you.  The WNDC is committed to creating a community and space where you can show up each week with your friends and family members to take action to protect and expand democracy. RSVP at

22] – On Mon., Oct. 23, Tues., Oct. 24, Wed., Oct. 25 and Thurs., Oct. 26 from 7 to 8 PM ET, get with New Jersey Democratic State Committee to do a virtual Voter Outreach at a Texting Extravaganza. RSVP at  GET OUT THE VOTE for the crucial election this November by texting targeted Democrats. You will get a short training about the script, and then you will be texting on the same day.  Make sure you have access to a smart phone, computer or tablet and WIFI. The texting will continue through Thurs., Nov. 2 from 7 to 8 PM ET.

23] – The Century Foundation [] is inviting you to an event on Tues., Oct. 24 at 1 PM ET -- From Crisis to Catastrophe: Care, COVID, and Pathways to Change.  ‌Care work is the backbone of our society: it supports our families and communities and makes all other work possible. The COVID-19 pandemic made clear how little investment the United States has made in care infrastructure, and how little care workers are valued for their contributions. Discuss the new book From Crisis to Catastrophe and the state of the care sector, reimagine what it could and should look like, and explore policy strategies for turning those ideas into reality. The first fifty registrants will receive a free copy of From Crisis to Catastrophe. Register at

24] –The DC Catholic Coalition is asking everyone to contact the White House on Tues., Oct. 24 to urge President Biden to call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians in Gaza. The White House comment line (202-456-1111) is open from 11 AM to 3 PM ET. Email can be sent anytime:

25] – Join the NextGen PAC to virtually Text to Get Out the Vote in Pennsylvania & Virginia on Tues., Oct. 24, Wed., Oct. 25 & Thurs., Oct. 26 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] -- Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Oct. 24 from 4:30 to 5 PM ET at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers were sent into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant. Now they are stationed in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.   People who believe in peace and justice should come forward and take the risks of peace. The burial sites continue to expose ruthless war crimes by the invaders, Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

27] –The Campaign for Peace, Disarmament & Common Security [] is hosting a webinar on Tues., Oct. 24 at 7 PM ET -- THE GAZA AND UKRAINE WARS: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, GEOPOLITICAL IMPLICATIONS, AND PATHS TO GREATER PEACE & JUSTICE. Initially conceived as a webinar about the Ukraine War, its geopolitical impacts, and possibilities for peace, but then the similarly murderous and geopolitical earthquake of this October Gaza War has happened. Hear from Anatol Lieven, of the Quincy Institute, and Phyllis Bennis, of the Institute for Policy Studies. Sign up at

28] –Join a virtual phone bank for a Blue Virginia Legislature on Tues., Oct. 24 at 7 PM ET for Kimberly Pope Adams for a Blue VA legislature, hosted by Silver Spring Progressive Action. Phone bank for great candidates who are in tight races that will make all the difference. You will be trained. RSVP at

29] – MAPA [] is holding a webinar on Tues., Oct, 24 at 7 PM ET -- Unprecedented Connections: Iran, US, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Gulf region.  Can Regional Dialogue and Diplomacy succeed where maximum pressure has failed?  This webinar, taking place on Tuesday October 24th via Zoom, will focus on the implications for US policy in the Middle East of previously unthinkable agreements among the countries and stakeholders in the Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean which have been under discussion and are now being implemented in late 2023. The failure of punitive American maximum pressure policies has necessitated new approaches.

The webinar will feature distinguished speakers Assal Rad of the Eurasia Group Foundation, Dylan Williams of the Center for International Policy, and John Limbert, Former Senior Diplomat in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and other countries in Islamic Africa and the Middle East.  RSVP at

30] – Progressive Democrats of America [] are hosting a Climate Emergency Organizing Call on Tues., Oct. 24 at 8:30 PM. RSVP at

31] – Our Revolution [] will hold a Healthcare for All Town Hall with Barbara Lee, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna and others on Tues., Oct. 24 at 9 PM ET! Talk about CalCare single payer healthcare in California and the path to national Medicare for All, as well as medical debt, drug prices, and how to chart a path to healthcare justice in America. RSVP at

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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