Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- Janury 24 - 26, 2024

37] Food & Watch meeting – Jan. 24

38] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Jan. 24 & 26

39] Phone bank to promote the Vote in Pennsylvania – Jan. 24 & 25

40] Join Team ENOUGH – Jan. 24

41] Palestine Week Jan. 24 & 25

42] Unravel Artificial Intelligence -- Jan. 24

43] Disabilities Issues Organizing Team Call – Jan. 24

44] Hearing for the Reclaim Renewable Energy Act (SB0146) Jan. 25

45] Dept. of Peacebuilding Campaign Call Jan. 25


37] – The Food & Water Team Maryland is holding a virtual Community Event on Wed., Jan. 24 at 6 PM ET.  Go over legislative priorities for Maryland's 2024 session, as well as important updates on the future of Baltimore's water system. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/fwa/event/598589/?utm_content=1795757&utm_source=moam_em_01162024_md-january-meeting&j=1795757&sfmc_sub=5823356&l=35&mid=100001791&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2024-01-16_FWA_c4_MD_General_January-Volunteer-Meeting_Event_em_nL_V_JL&ms=onor-em-01232024-2024-01-16_FWA_c4_MD_General_January-Volunteer-Meeting_Event_em_nL_V_JL&oms=onor-em-01232024-2024-01-16_FWA_c4_MD_General_January-Volunteer-Meeting_Event_em_nL_V_JL&eml_name=2024-01-16_FWA_c4_MD_General_January-Volunteer-Meeting_Event_em_nL_V_JL&eml_id=1795757&gs=&af=RA1%2BJp3N228aRV69knhQi6HdXOURCg1a8LjFy%2FqVNQ3Po1gpJ2TWtaez2njMlOuEAnWCHkgEsbpWshTz9SyXZHZ4ZBqwHCVVpKJ%2BZXlAWLZyR%2BzfO2QzqSyd2JPeL%2BzCwsk6jgcMJb7Pj3wbBih8ImqkfiHWDev%2BgezUDN3cgbh1mDCeaXiPKbkB9fKqQpGU

38] – On Wed., Jan. 24 from 6 to 8 PM and Fri., Jan. 26  from 5 to 7 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.

39] – On Wed., Jan. 24 and Thurs., Jan. 25 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/

40] –  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. 24, 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

41] – Busboys and Poets is hosting Palestine Week from January 18 through 25 for a Jubilee of Peace. RSVP at https://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/th-evt-36628073/  On Wed., Jan. 24 at 6 PM ET, listen to the Palestinian Monologues at Busboys and Poets, 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC 20009.  And on Thurs., Jan. 25 at 6 PM ET, enjoy an evening with Jill Stein on Palestine at Busboys Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW, WDC, 20012.

42] –Common Cause [causenet@commoncause.org] is holding a webinar on AI on Wed., Jan. 24 at 8 PM ET. Common Cause will unravel the impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on our democracy and the 2024 election: "Unveiling the Future: AI's Role in Elections." RSVP at  https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/428300/?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-wednesday-webinar-for-common-cause-members-3&email_referrer=email_2176338___from_2703664___subject_2703660&email_subject=youre-invited-webinar-for-common-cause-membersThe passcode is 878608.  

43] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] wants you to join in on Wed., Jan. 23 at 8 PM ET for a Disabilities Issues Organizing Team Call on State-Based Single Payer Healthcare. Hear from renowned Healthcare Activist Chuck Pinnacchio who will explain why Single-Payer Healthcare would better address the needs of the Disabled Community. There's no question that the current level of benefits offered for the disabled community—a community that most all of us will become members of as we age—are sorely lacking.  Register and the machine will email you your secure codes: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdumvqDwoGNx6xKMg-liSlwcpK1dJ0jzb#/registration

44] – The Environmental Justice Task Force wants you to attend the hearing for the Reclaim Renewable Energy Act (RREA), (SB0146) sponsored by Senators, Karen Lewis Young, Arhur Ellis, Mary Washington and Chris West on Thurs., Jan. 25 at 1 PM ET before the Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee. Given that the bill is being heard early, the chances of it being passed have increased. Frontline members of the EJTF are preparing to testify in the walls of power in Annapolis to make a statement that ratepayers across the state should no longer pay for dirty energy that, each day, increases the climate change crisis.  To get involved go to https://secure.everyaction.com/N3e6pLmyHECZAlSI6eAfXA2?emci=1e47c267-afb4-ee11-bea1-0022482237da&emdi=96279b0e-bab4-ee11-bea1-0022482237da&ceid=136680

45]The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights Action [contact@uscpr.org] is holding an Action kickoff on Thurs., Jan. 25 at 1 PM ET. The movement for Palestinian liberation needs to build power like never before. The Israeli military kills another Palestinian person in Gaza every four minutes, while starving others to death. We can’t let our elected officials get away with enabling Israel’s massive violence. Show them the power of the people rising up together to stop genocide. Hear from Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, Linda Sarsour, Huwaida Arraf, and Iman Abid, as discuss how to push Congress to support for Palestinian liberation. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9eMPwMJGQ16j5lTe3uHPUg?emci=a9c5c9ba-c09f-ee11-bea1-002248223f36&emdi=69d28e32-21a0-ee11-bea1-002248223f36&ceid=5467956#/registration

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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