Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 28, 2023 to January 15, 2024

23] Massacre of the Holy Innocents – Dec. 28

24] Register Dems in Pennsylvania – Dec. 28

25] Virtual phone bank with IfNotNow – Dec. 28

26] Brady team offers virtual training -- Dec. 28

27] Campaign call for upcoming elections Dec. 28

28] “Decolonizing Palestine” deadline Dec. 30

29] March with Healthcare for All – Maryland Jan. 15


23] – Art Laffin <> wants you to know that the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will sponsor a nonviolent witness at the Pentagon to commemorate the massacre of the Holy Innocents--past and present, especially now in Gaza,--on Thurs., Dec. 28th from 7 to 8 AM ET in the designated protest area. 

24] – On Thurs., Dec. 28 from 4 to 6 PM ET, join a Field Team 6 phone bank to help register Dems in Pennsylvania! Sign up at You will be contacting eligible voters (likely Democrats) in Pennsylvania!  Make sure people are registered to vote, and that they can vote safely from home, is a super-effective way to make a difference. Turn voices into votes! All training provided!

25] – Get involved with a virtual Phone Bank with IfNotNow on Thurs., Dec. 28 from 5 to 6 PM, 6 to 7 PM, 7 to 8 PM and 8 to 9 PM ET. RSVP at  Help to make calls to donors and potential donors to meet end-of-year fundraising goal! Every week will feature a phone bank which will include live training and tech support. This is great to join especially if you've never called us before. But all who can join should regardless of experience. Please come on time to receive training.   Please use the following link to watch the training video:

26] – On Thurs., Dec. 28 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 

27] – Progressive Democrats of America [] are holding a special campaign call for upcoming elections in January and February on Thurs., Dec. 28 at 9 PM ET.  Hear from Barbara Lee, Tom Keen and others.  Register at

  The big money interests standing up against progressive candidates are relentless. Their money never sleeps, and is being used for attack ads virtually anywhere a progressive stands to run for office, even during the holidays. So PDA is hosting a special campaign call tonight to quickly go over how folks can help make it a truly happy New Year by getting solid progressives elected in the special election in Florida early January, in California in early February (that's when vote by mail ballots go out), and elsewhere.

28] -- Eduard Loring [] is promoting a course by The Alternative Seminary “Decolonizing Palestine.” He has started reading the book, and brings to our attention that children and the elderly are starving to death in Gaza.  Since he states we are complicit, he hopes that people will act and learn what can be done to bring Peace to this war torn land.  If you have any questions or problems registering for the course, contact Will O’Brien at (267) 339-8989 or

 Settler Colonial Theory in Conversation with Palestinian Liberation Theology is a FOUR-WEEK VIRTUAL COURSE on Monday evenings, January 8 – 29 from 7 to 9 PM ET, led by Rev. Amy Yoder McGloughlin.  Two weeks before the war began, Palestinian liberation theologian, Mitri Raheb, released his latest book, Decolonizing Palestine:  The Land, The People, and The Bible.  This book contains a much-needed framework to understand what's happening in Israel and Palestine, and to address the questions that often come up as folks struggle to understand the history and context of modern-day Palestine.  Discuss a chapter each week, and engage with Palestinian guest speakers to unravel the colonial mindset and envision a world where all are liberated from oppression. Amy is a Mennonite pastor who travels to Palestine every year and volunteers with Community Peacemaker Teams, an organization that monitors human rights violations in the West Bank and stands in solidarity with Palestinians using nonviolent practices.

A donation of $50 is recommended, to cover the costs associated with having Palestinian guest speakers, but please pay what you can.  The deadline for registration is December 30.  Register at

29] – As it has done for many years, Healthcare is a Human Right- Maryland will be participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Baltimore on Mon., Jan. 15.  Join in and march behind a banner that contains Dr. King's famous quote, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane."  The t-shirts will say "Medicare for All" and "Healthcare is a Human Right." Signs will be available for all.  You are encouraged to join the parade and show your support for healthcare justice.

The parade starts at noon at MLK Jr. Blvd. and Eutaw Street.  HCHR-MD will gather there by 11:30 AM.  For additional information, please contact Rich Bruning [] at [410] 235-3504 or [443]-509-7095.

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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