Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 31 to February 6, 2024

31] Campaign Priorities with WildEarth Guardians – Jan. 31

32] Phone Zap for UNRWA – Jan. 31

33] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Jan. 31 & Feb. 6

34] Phone bank to promote the Vote in Pennsylvania – Jan. 31 & Feb. 1

35] Join Team ENOUGH – Jan. 31

36] Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit Jan. 31

37] Setting Quaker Lobbying Priorities – Jan. 31

38] Palestine & International Law – Jan. 31

39] Join DSA -- Jan. 31

40] Testimony Writing Power Hours Jan. 31

41] Pivot to Peace Jan. 31

42] Support the TPNW -- Feb. 1

43] Combatants for Peace – Feb. 1


31] –John Horning [action@wildearthguardians.org] hopes you can attend a strategy session about the future of WildEarth Guardians and its 2024 campaign priorities on Wed., Jan. 31 at 2 PM ET. We live in a time of great transition. In the American West that transition is from old, extractive economies that exploit people and the planet to new, restorative ways that heal and restore.  Sign up for Navigating Change: A Dialogue on 2024 Campaign Priorities with WildEarth Guardians' Leaders at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qYrHENyPSBqtjs9gslD9eA#/registration

32] – USCPR [contact@uscpr.org] wants you to join a Phone Zap on Wed., Jan. 31 at 2 PM ET.  Call to fund UNRWA, and flood the phone lines for a permanent ceasefire now. Biden just cut humanitarian funding to the UNRWA aid agency. He is literally starving Palestinian refugees in Gaza to death during a genocide. Tell the legislators there is nothing more evil than starving a besieged population of people who are already fighting to survive the worst of horrors.  Join the next Phone Zap at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5417063030046/WN_r2z1LKbLQBuoagI6_BO7CQ?emci=49fdab58-bcbf-ee11-b660-002248223197&emdi=5297e739-c7bf-ee11-b660-002248223197&ceid=5467956#/registration

33] – On Wed., Jan. 31 from 4 to 6 PM and Fri., Feb. 6  from 4 to 6 PM ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.   Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register for a shift to make calls and help strengthen the phone bank team to protect our democracy. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! Register at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.

34] – On Wed., Jan. 31 and Thurs., Feb. 1 from 6 to 8 PM ET, join a virtual phone bank and promote the Vote in Pennsylvania. This phone bank will continue through Feb. 13 at 10 AM.  There's a Special Election in Bucks County, HD-140 on Tues, Feb 13, 2024! Reach out to these voters! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/597485/

35] –  Are you a young person between 13 and 25 years old who is interested in taking action around preventing gun violence? On Wednesdays, including Jan. 31, from 6 to 7 PM ET, join a Team ENOUGH welcome session to learn more about the different ways you can engage.  Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program whose mission is to educate young voices about gun violence and mobilize them to take meaningful action against it. Supported by Brady United, it harnesses the expertise and experience of today’s youth to advance intersectional work across the country. This event will continue through Dec. 18. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/425528/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest

36] –  The Waterkeepers Chesapeake [info@WaterkeepersChesapeake.org] needs you on Wed., Jan. 31 at 6 PM ET at the Graduate Hotel, 126 West St., Annapolis 21401for the 2024 Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit. Doors open at 5:30 PM for tabling and mingling, and the presentations will happen from 6 to 7:30 PM. Continue the Conversation at Green Drinks following the Summit in the Trophy Room at the Graduate Hotel. District 30 Champion for the Environment, Senator Sarah Elfreth, will speak. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzJ_kOddWVzEvM5ITHW_5VoZC_q6Veg4k3I2spVeD0JoVDSA/viewform?link_id=3&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-january-2024-enews&email_referrer=email_2184476&email_subject=next-week-maryland-environmental-legislative-summit

37] – FCNL [support@fcnl.org] is “Setting Quaker Lobbying Priorities for the 119th Congress” on Wed., Jan. 31 at 6:30 PM ET.  Register to join the conversation at https://www.fcnl.org/events/setting-quaker-lobbying-priorities-119th-congress?akid=51723.152065.ign-2v&rd=1&t=16&utm_campaign=event&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ak&utm_term=51723.152065.ign-2v

38] – Just Peace Advocates [info@justpeaceadvocates.ca] is doing a seminar on Wed., Jan. 31 at 7 PM ET -- Palestine & International Law for activists & organizations. Join in with eminent legal experts, to answer any questions about international law from activists and organizations working on Palestine advocacy. Topics covered will include the current International Court of Justice cases on the Gaza genocide and the il/legality of the occupation, the International Criminal Court investigations, the application of the Genocide Convention to the situation in Palestine, and the relationship between genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.  REGISTER at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X4JVXx2YQyGDtYRqnmjH0A?link_id=7&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-the-icj-has-spoken-canada-must-end-assistance-to-military-committing-genocide&email_referrer=email_2185827&email_subject=seminar-palestine-international-law-for-activists-organizations-wed-jan-31-7-pm-est#/registration

39] –  The Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America [info@mdcdsa.org] wants you to know about Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation on Wed., Jan. 31 at 7 PM ET. 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 https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-119?link_id=67&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-january-12-2024&email_referrer=email_2175898&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-january-19-2024

40] – Elianna Cooper [elianna@jufj.org] wants you to know about Testimony Writing Power Hours on Wed., Jan. 31 at 7:30 PM ET. Would you be willing to write Maryland statewide testimony this year? Every way of taking action, from calling legislators to filling out action alerts to participating in rallies in Annapolis, matters and writing testimony is one of the most powerful ways to move the needle on Jews United for Justice Campaigns! Legislators pay close attention to the number of constituents who submit testimony on a bill, and learn why constituents and advocates care about a bill’s passage through testimony. If you’re considering writing testimony, please let me know or fill out this form: https://jufj.org/md-testimony-interest/

41] – The Local Peace Economy [peaceeconomy@codepink.org] wants you to Pivot to Peace on Wed., Jan. 31 at 8 PM ET.  Learn more about Cultivating Peace NOW! ‌ ‌RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/lpe131?utm_campaign=lpe_thank_you&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink

42] Lucy Duff [lucyduff@comcast.net] wants you to know about a rally at the Capitol on Thurs., Feb. 1 starting at noon until 2 PM ET.  Gather at the southeast corner of the Capitol grounds, 1st St. SE at Independence Ave., which is a short walk from the Metro Capitol South station, though Union Station would be better for those coming from Baltimore.  This is a support rally for the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  RSVP to Lucy.

43] –The American Friends of Combatants for Peace [lindsay@afcp.org] is hosting A Tapestry of Voices: Co-creating a Just and Peaceful Future on Thurs., Feb. 1 at 2 PM ET. This conversation will be led by two Palestinian activists, Hannen Sabbah and Suhair Ghanim, and Israeli activist, Iris Gur. The discussion will be moderated by writer and activist, Hannah Smith.  It has never been more urgent to amplify the voices of those in the land who are nonviolently co-resisting the occupation and partnering for liberation and a just peace.  RSVP at https://secure.everyaction.com/dTHTCbRtAkKplmokyU8wPA2?contactdata=BpQ4FAYrYV3KQcIKZ5HhLOCWbUOzHv04d4DmsyMFJMhW1f3y+kG4nS5f9l29WvcU0iyGWJ4p1%2fIJCipqmR0i+Vu6UREmY6014KhTfUdHRYiL4UyaGDClhd4tEQSP4un+4Yjpa0j+9BbTeuKSp08W8ndUoglcshKpow8xv1VkoIomcm8MVUK1JR2cC0RyXPIVUkruZGwwPJfARHfi9xuXbupcYPCwd0I6w39SputYs+EC27UNBrYvBVHMssZ4i3umPT0v0Y2MTOBW0ARNYnd98Q%3d%3d&emci=686020fc-5dbc-ee11-b660-002248223197&emdi=d888a5c3-6abc-ee11-b660-002248223197&ceid=8142762

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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