Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 7, 2023

40] Permanent Ceasefire demand to be made to Ruppersberger & Cardin – Dec. 7

41] Become a ratepayer advocate -- Dec. 7

42] Receive federal funding for building clean energy projects -- Dec. 7

43] Brady Organizing Team – Dec. 7

44] Free Palestine rally – Dec. 7

45] Go to Van Hollen’s office to demand ceasefire Dec. 7

46] How voter suppression works Dec. 7

47] Indivisible Campaigns Call – Dec. 7

48] Planning a Healthcare Campaign – Dec. 7


40] –   On Thursday, Dec. 7, Janice and Max will get on the road on behalf of the suffering Palestinians.  We will deliver letters in the form of placards to Janice’s rep, Dutch Ruppersberger, at his Padonia Road office, to the Baltimore office of my rep, Kweisi Mfume, and a final one at the building on Charles Street where Sen. Ben Cardin has an office.  We will make it clear that war crimes are being committed in the Gaza Strip by a government supported with US tax dollars, and that our legislators must speak out for a permanent cease fire or be complicit “as hospitals are turned into morgues and ruins.”  At each stop, we will ask that the placard be displayed in each of the offices.  If you want your signature on the placard, let us know ASAP. Please note that according to CODEPINK, sixty House members have called for a ceasefire, including Reps. Mfume and Raskin, and four senators. The placard that we will deliver to Rep. Mfume’s office will thank him for supporting a Ceasefire.  Contact Max at 443-761-5899 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

41] –Beyond Extreme Energy [] is urging you on Thurs., Dec. 7 at noon ET to join the first of a four part series on how to become a ratepayer advocate. RSVP at

  Hear from BXE and regulatory expert Nancy LaPlaca and unpack Duke Energy Carolina's (DEC's) fuel docket in four one-hour webinars. Why the fuel docket? Because Duke's much-criticized rush to build more gas plants is dependent on fuel to keep those plants going. DEC (and DEP) are planning to run these fossil gas plants for 30 years, but how much pollution will that create, and how much risk to ratepayers for increasingly volatile gas costs? Duke Energy conveniently ignores the enormous effect that fossil gas has on our climate, a stunning 86 times worse than CO2 emissions from coal power. Learn about how a docket works: how to intervene, and what to look for in sometimes-voluminous filings. Learn how to make a difference on critical policy issues that will affect our future, our climate, good local clean energy jobs, reduce air and water pollution, and our pocketbooks.

42] – The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center [] is meeting on Thurs., Dec. 7 at 3 PM ET.  State legislators have a critical role in ensuring that federal funding reaches the communities that need it most. Thanks to Direct Pay tax credits, tax-exempt entities can receive federal funding for building clean energy projects but need help from state lawmakers! State champions can use state funding and state policymaking tools to help eligible entities take full advantage of Direct Pay and ultimately expand publicly-owned clean energy. Join the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center and State Innovation Exchange to learn how state lawmakers can lead the way and help communities seize this opportunity. Register at

43] – On Thurs., Dec. 7 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.

44] – Sharon Black <> indicates that on Thurs., Dec. 7 at 5 PM ET, the Peoples Power Assembly will gather at the Mount Vernon Washington Monument lighting. Wear your keffiyeh and look for the green banner “Free Palestine - Divest from Genocide.”

45] –The Baltimore IfNotNow team [] on Thurs., Dec. 7 at 6:30 PM ET is calling out for a Chanukah for Ceasefire. RSVP at Light candles and demand that Sen. Chris Van Hollen support a lasting ceasefire.  Get over to the senator's office at 1900 N. Howard St., Baltimore 21218. Gather outside the office of Senator Chris Van Hollen to commemorate the two-month anniversary since the Hamas attacks. In the spirit of Chanukah, a time of miracles and light, unite to honor the possibilities this festival brings. Together, illuminate the menorah not just in remembrance but as a demand for an immediate ceasefire.

46] – The Climate Hawks Vote [] is holding a webinar on Thurs., Dec. 7 at 7 PM ET -- How Voter suppression works today, and what we can do about it. RSVP at  Hear from experts like Andrea Miller, Founding Board Member and Executive Director of the Center for Common Ground; Evan Milligan, lead plaintiff in Allen v. Milligan; Richard Walker, Founder and Executive Director of Bridging the Gap Virginia and Returning Citizen; Lulu Friesdat, Co-Founder and Executive Director of SMART Elections; and Carol Blackmon, Black Voters Matter Senior State Organizing Manager in Mississippi.

47] – The Indivisible Team [] is urging you to join the National Campaigns Call on Thurs., Dec. 7 at 8 PM ET. Sign up at

Join activists across the country to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Indivisibles over the past year and take a look ahead to the exciting campaigns and strategic plans for 2024. If you require any additional accommodations to fully participate, please email

48] – Healthcare-NOW! [] wants you to register for the last training on Thurs., Dec. 7 at 8 PM ET. This training will focus on Campaign Culture and Structure. 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. 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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