Sunday, November 12, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 13 - 14, 2023

22] Swing Left to support Democratic candidates – Nov. 13

23] Community Conversation on Public Health and the Environment Nov. 13

24] The Media and Democracy Project Nov. 13

25] Mothers against Genocide – Nov. 13

26] Common Cause’s Letter to the Editor Party Nov. 13

27] End Solitary Confinement – Nov. 13

28] Russia out of Ukraine – Nov. 14


22] – 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., 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

23] – On Mon., Nov. 13 at 7 PM ET, get with a virtual Community Conversation on Public Health and the Environment.  Share your concerns about how the environment impacts your health. Progressive Maryland, in partnership with the Maryland Environmental Justice Collaborative, will be hosting community conversations to hear about concerns and ideas from folks across the state with particular attention paid to the needs of overburdened and underrepresented communities. Your input will be elevated to decision makers across the state, used to shape our EJTF’s programs, and environmental policy priorities. You will learn about how to take action on current campaigns and how to stay engaged with our environmental justice work moving forward.  The first virtual session will focus on Public Health and the Environment. On Tues., Nov. 20 at 6:30 PM ET, the conversation will be about Environmental Justice.  RSVP at

24] – 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 Nov. 13 meeting, RSVP at

25] – CODEPINK is holding The Missing Peace Webinar: Mothers Against Genocide on Mon., Nov. 13 at 8 PM ET. Discuss how, as mothers, they can and should use our collective voice to stop the genocide in Gaza. RSVP at

26] -- On Mon., Nov. 13 at 8 PM ET, get involved with Common Cause’s Letter to the Editor Party: Freedom to Vote.  Sign up at

  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. This will continue on the 13th through July.

27] –The National Religious Campaign Against Torture [] on Tues., Nov. 14 at 2 PM ET wants you to join the Virtual National Day of Action to End Solitary Confinement.  In partnership with the Federal Anti-Solitary Taskforce (FAST), NRCAT invites you to take part in a Virtual Rally in support of the End Solitary Confinement Act (ESCA -- H.R. 4972) with invited members of Congress. NRCAT’s Johnny Perez will be one of the rally’s speakers. Register online to participate in the National Day of Action at

The Confinement Act is historic legislation to stop torture, save lives, and improve safety for everyone by prohibiting the torture of solitary confinement in federal prison and immigrant detention facilities. The bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this summer and has garnered 20 House co-sponsors. Also it has received the endorsement of more than 170 organizations nationwide, including more than 30 faith organizations. 

28] -- Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Nov. 14 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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