Sunday, October 29, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 30 -- November 2, 2023

22] End Solitary Confinement – Oct. 30

23] Phone bank with Virginia voters – Oct. 30

24] Gov. Moore's Fork in the Road Oct. 30

25] Phone bank in priority states Oct. 30

26] Fix the media now – Oct. 30

27] Texting Extravaganza – Oct. 30 & Nov. 1 - 2

28] Correlation between North Korea's Economic and Foreign Policy – Oct. 31 – Nov. 1

29] Get out the Vote in Pennsylvania & Virginia -- Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 - 2

30] Russia out of Ukraine – Oct. 31


22] – The National Religious Campaign against Torture [] on Mon., Oct. 30 at 2:30 PM ET for a webinar to End Solitary Confinement co-sponsored by the Episcopal Church. This presentation will feature survivors of solitary working to end this torture in U.S. prisons, jails and detention centers. The discussion will also see how faith allies can engage in advocacy for the abolition of this practice. Presenters include Rebecca Linder Blachly, director of The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, as well as NRCAT national staff members, Johnny Perez and Laura Markle Downton. Register at

23] –  On Oct. 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

24] – On Mon., Oct. 30 at 6 PM ET, Food & Water Watch is organizing a webinar--Gov. Moore's Fork in the Road: Pathways to 100% Renewables.  Sign up at

Join Food & Water Watch and Nuclear Information Resource Service (NIRS) for an informative webinar about Maryland's path to 100% renewable energy by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2045. Governor Moore’s plan has included the retirement of fossil fuels and natural gas in the state. However, there is a fear that greenwashing scams like carbon capture and hydrogen might make it into the plan and serve as a lifeline for certain fossil fuel projects. There is also still the issue of cleaning up Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard to remove polluters like trash incineration and factory farm gas, which still receive subsidies meant for truly renewable energy like wind and solar.  This webinar will also include a presentation from special guest Tim Judson, executive director of NIRS.

25] – The DNC Environment and Climate Crisis Council [] needs your help on Mon., Oct. 30 and Tues., Oct. 31 from  6 to 8 PM and other dates 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

26] – Check out the Media and Democracy Project.  It explores What activists can do to Fix the Media Now.  This is a virtual meeting which takes place on Mondays from 7 to 8 PM ET. Join the Media and Democracy Project to better understand and respond to the factors that influence public opinion, voters and democracy. Each session explore a current information-related subject to help Fix Media Now. Develop and distribute skills to navigate the Information War on truth and democracy. The Project engages in actions to directly improve the quality of public information such as messaging, fighting disinformation, engaging in media accountability and in growing support for local journalism.  Journalists and the media are seen as accountable allies essential for an informed democracy, countering dangerous disinformation and propaganda and promoting the common good. For the Oct. 30 meeting, RSVP at

27] – On Mon., Oct. 30, Wed., Nov. 1 and Thurs., Nov. 2 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.

28] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies [] is holding a conference on Tues., Oct. 31 at 9 AM and on Wed., Nov. 1 at 9 AM ET -- The Correlation Between North Korea's Economic and Foreign Policy. RSVP at

29] – Join the NextGen PAC to virtually Text to Get Out the Vote in Pennsylvania & Virginia on Tues., Oct. 31, Wed., Nov. 1 & Thurs., Nov. 2 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

30] -- Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Oct. 31 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.

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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