Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 16, 2023

47] Support striking Starbucks employees -- Nov. 16

48] Deliver delight and democracy -- Nov. 16

49] Ceasefire Now – Nov. 16

50] Communities United potluck – Nov. 16

51] Brady Organizing Team -- Nov. 16

52] Social Housing organizing meeting Nov. 16

53] Future of Baltimore’s water – Nov. 16

54] Reclaiming the Narrative -- Nov. 16

55] DSA meeting -- Nov. 16

56] Cease Fire Now & End the Genocide -- Nov. 16

57] How to Hold Great Events for Socialists Nov. 16

58] Planning a Campaign – Nov. 16


47] – Starbucks stores across the country are going on STRIKE on Thurs., Nov. 16! Show your support at

Get involved from 9 to 10 AM ET at 1812 Ashland Ave., Baltimore 21205.  Be outside with banners, signs, and flyers to engage customers and passerby in support of Starbucks workers. Or from 1 to 2 PM ET, get over to the Towson University Cook Library, 8000 York Road, Towson 21204.  Or gather from 8 AM to 9 AM ET outside Starbucks, 16806 Georgia Ave., Olney 20906.

48] – Working Families Power [] needs your help on Thurs., Nov. 16 at 3 PM ET to deliver delight and democracy to family and friends. Send them a free, personalized new year’s postcard! Join the training to learn how to use an easy program to send a holiday postcard to the people in your life. Your postcard will include a picture of you, a wish for a happy new year, and a call to action in 2024. Your holiday postcards are completely free.  This will continue on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. RSVP at

49] – JOIN in on Thurs., Nov. 16, 2023 at 4 PM ET to stand on the Northern Parkway land bridge to call out to the drivers CEASEFIRE NOW. This bridge and path connect the Baltimore neighborhood of Mount Washington to the Cylburn Arboretum.  It is just behind the Springwell Senior Living Community, 2211 West Rogers Ave., Baltimore 21209.  There is plenty of roadside parking.     

50] – Jess Ahart [] wants you to join in on Thurs., Nov. 16 at 5 PM ET for the Communities United for the Anniversary Celebration of its Committee Night Potluck at1505 Eutaw Place!  To make our potluck diverse and delightful, each guest should bring a side dish or beverage to share. It could be anything from your favorite Thanksgiving staple to a unique family recipe or a dish that you simply love. RSVP at

51] – On Thurs., Nov. 16 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.

52] – The Metro DC DSA [] is holding a Social Housing Organizing meeting on Thurs., Nov. 16 at 6 PM ET. Email

 Join the Working Group for its biweekly organizing meeting. Learn about its latest activities, what they're planning for the future, and how to get involved. Educate Metro DC DSA chapter members and the general public about social housing and to facilitate collective action in support of the passage and implementation of the Green New Deal for Housing Amendment Act.  The legislation proposes to create mixed-income, district-owned housing with market rate units that subsidize a larger number of affordable units. It's a pioneering approach that deepens affordability, invests surplus funds into the creation of more social housing, and locks-in financial sustainability. The bill also includes climate and labor standards and elected tenant boards with oversight over building management.   A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP to

53] –Attend a Virtual Meeting (and Vote) on the Future of Baltimore's Water on Thurs., Nov. 16 from 6 to 9 PM ET. The Baltimore Regional Water Governance Task Force will meet virtually to vote on a new governance model to be studied to operate Baltimore's water and sewer system. The outcome of this task force vote could take control of Baltimore's water away from the Baltimore City government. Without conducting research into how millions worth of transition costs might be passed on to ratepayers, Baltimore City residents might end up paying to have control of their water taken away. To make matters worse, a new governing authority could potentially end the ban on water shutoffs and put the city's income-based water billing program in harm's way. Tell the Baltimore Regional Water Governance Task Force that Baltimoreans should NOT be paying to fund the loss of democratic control over their water. RSVP at

54] – MediaJustice [] is holding a workshop on Thurs., Nov. 16 at 6:30 PM on Reclaiming the Narrative.  Discuss recommendations and examples of effective messaging and storytelling that have been helpful to local campaigns. Register at

55] –The Northern Virginia DSA [] wants you to know on Thurs., Nov. 16 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

56] –Alliance for Global Justice [] is holding a Teach-in on Thurs., Nov. 16 at 7 PM ET -- Cease Fire Now & End the Genocide! Register at

57] –Sign up to attend the "How to Hold Great Events for Socialists“ training on Thurs., Nov. 16 at 7 PM ET, held online. RSVP at

This Nuts and Bolts training is hosted by Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America. If you have questions, please contact Taylor Woods at

58] –Healthcare-NOW! [] wants you to register to get trained on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 8 PM ET. This training will focus on Planning a Campaign. 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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