Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 8, 2023

29] Nuclear Weapons and International Law Nov. 8

30] Horror in Burma – Nov. 8

31] Merchants of Death Public Witness Nov. 8

32] Book release Spark Birds – Nov. 8

33] Summer of Strikes Nov. 8

34] Discuss the most recent gun case Nov. 8

35] Annapolis Academy -- Nov. 8

36] Campaign finance reform – Nov. 8

37] Learn about public campaign finance programs Nov. 8

38] Solar & Electrification Nov. 8

39] Join DSA – Nov. 8


29] -- The Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy []  is invited you to attend a conference, Nuclear Weapons and International Law - The Renewed Imperative in Light of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, to be held via Zoom on Wed., Nov. 8 at 9 AM ET.  Register at

The conference will address the continuing and heightened dangers of nuclear war accentuated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and threats to use nuclear weapons. It will feature knowledgeable speakers with a wide range of experience in government, the military, NGOs, academia, and think tanks. A diversity of views will be represented, hopefully sparking some real dialogue.

30] -- The U.S. Campaign for Burma [] will conclude the "Power of Inclusion" live event series on Wed., Nov. 8 at 9:30 AM EST via Zoom. A panel will discuss the challenges experienced by displaced community in Shan State, as well as the need to include local actors and the impacted communities from these areas in all conversations moving forward. RSVP at

31] -- On Wed., Nov. 8 at noon, there will be a Merchants of Death Public Witness Day of Action.  Email to obtain more details. The Action will take place in the D.C. area. The crimes of the war contractor-profiteers is well-known, and now it is time to act!

32] –A National Society [] is celebrating a free virtual book release of Spark Birds on Wed., Nov. 8 at 1 PM ET with Orion Magazine.  The book is a new anthology that gathers the best stories, essays, and poems about birds from forty years of Orion Magazine. Featuring Elizabeth Kolbert and Emily Raboteau in conversation with the national society’s Vice President of Content, Jennifer Bogo, learn about their contributions to the anthology, the work of bird conservancy, and their own spark birds.  Note that the name of this society is not being used as this person was a slave holder. Register at

33] – The Economic Policy Institute [] is hosting a conversation on Wed., Nov. 8 at 1 PM ET – Labor Unions and the Middle Class: a conversation with the Department of the Treasury. This year’s “Summer of Strikes” marked a re-energized labor movement.  Public opinion of labor unions is the highest it’s been in over 50 years and organizing activity has been on an upward trajectory.  It’s no secret that unions are responsible for improving pay, fringe benefits and working conditions for union members These positive outcomes also extend to non-members, help support racial, and gender pay equity, and build a thriving middle class, all of which translate into gains for the broader U.S. economy.  The Department of Treasury recently published a report that examines the benefits of a strong labor movement and the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to support worker bargaining power.  Register at

34] –  Just Majority via Demand Justice [] needs you on Wed., Nov. 8 at 4 PM ET to join with fellow activists and movement leaders to discuss the most recent gun case.  The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether courts are right to strike down gun control laws that protect victims of domestic violence and potentially other existing gun control measures. The outcome of this case could be a major setback for gun violence protection measures and worsen the gun crisis in America. Join a digital roundtable discussion about the case at

35] -- Rachel Kutler [] wants you to know that Jews United for Justice is kicking off the annual Annapolis Academy on Wed., Nov. 8 at 6:30 PM ET on Zoom. Get ready to talk to elected representatives about what matters to the group.  Get on Zoom with “Our Issues, Our Legislators.” This is a chance to dive into how to tell your own personal stories to legislators in a way that will get them to remember and prioritize the right issues. This training will take place again on Sun., Nov. 12 at 6:30 PM. RSVP at

36] – Common Cause Maryland [] wants you to know that campaign finance reform has been a top priority, and the group is continuing the fight to get big money out of politics! On Wed., Nov. 8 at 6:30 PM ET, join the fight by attending a webinar to learn more about existing public campaign finance programs in Maryland. You’ll learn about how these programs work, and how you can join the movement towards a government that is accountable to all of us, not just wealthy and corporate interests! Register

37] –Common Cause Maryland [] is hosting a People-Powered Elections webinar on Wed., Nov. 8 at 6:30 PM ET. Fight for a democracy that can't be bought by the highest bidder, where public campaign finance allows all citizens to invest in our representation, and where ordinary Americans -- more women, people of color, and working families -- can run for public office without relying on corporate PAC money.  Learn more about existing public campaign finance programs in Maryland, and learn about how these programs work, and how you can join the movement towards a government that is accountable to all of us, not just wealthy and corporate interests, and hear from special guest speaker, Howard Councilwoman Deb Jung! REGISTER at

38] – Solar United Neighbors [] on Wed., Nov. 8 at 7 PM ET is holding a webinar -- Solar & Electrification: Better Together.  Your stove, your water heater, and your car all have something in common. The sun can power them all. Electrifying your devices is a great way to make the most of installing solar. Learn how. Discuss how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) can help you replace your fossil fuel-powered devices with electric ones. You'll come away with simple steps you can take to electrify your life.  RSVP at

39] – Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation will happen on Wed., Nov. 8 at 8 PM ET. Email info [at] Curious about DSA? If so, this event is for you! You'll learn about DSA, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. You will find out about chapter's structure and campaigns, branches, and caucuses. This chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland. RSVP for Zoom link at

To be continued.

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"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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