Sunday, February 25, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 26, 2024

18] Ploughshares Fund report – Feb. 26

19] Meet Angela Alsobrooks – Feb. 26

20] Speak Up for our Right to Healthcare – Feb. 26

21] Get rid of the filibuster – Feb. 26

22] CCAN Power Hour – Feb. 26

23] Clean Water Justice Act -- Feb. 26

24] Housing team meeting – Feb. 26

25] Tenant organizing meeting -- Feb. 26

26] Plan a response to genocide in Gaza Strip – Feb. 26


18] – The Ploughshares Fund [] is rolling out a new organizational strategy called Field Building. On Mon., Feb. 26 at 6 PM ET, join Ploughshares Fund president Dr. Emma Belcher on Zoom to hear about her vision, its future, and how you can be involved. You’ll also meet the new Field Building Director, Habib Bako! Register at

19] – On Mon., Feb. 26 at 6:30 PM, the Southwest Democrats are hosting County Executive Angela Alsobrooks at the Arbutus Library, 855 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, MD 21227. She is a candidate for U.S. senate.

20] – Patty Snee [] wants you to Speak Up for our Right to Healthcare on Mon., Feb. 26 at 6:30 PM ET. Progressive Maryland, organized labor, community groups, advocates and the End Medical Debt Campaign Maryland will gather at the State Capitol to demand passage of legislation that will make a difference in our lives! For example, expand the work of the state Prescription Drug Affordability Board to lower Rx prices, crack down on health insurance care denials, give access to the state  health exchange to our immigrants residents and protect frontline healthcare workers, trans Marylanders, and people who depend on  financial assistance for hospital care.  RSVP at [] wants to grow the people-powered climate movement. 

21] –An Indivisible Project’s special event book conversation on Filibustered! by Sen. Jeff Merkley takes place on Mon., Feb. 26 at 7 PM ET. Join Indivisible’s Co-Executive Director Ezra Levin as he digs into Filibustered! by Sen. Jeff Merkley and the fight to remove one of the largest obstacles to saving American democracy in Congress. The first 50 people to submit questions for the conversation will receive a free copy of Filibustered! RSVP at

22] – Join a CCAN Power Hour on Mon., Feb. 26 at 7 PM ET to build the climate movement.  RSVP at

23] – Waterkeepers Chesapeake [] are rallying on Mon., Feb. 26 at 7 PM ET for the Clean Water Justice Act. Learn more at

 Maryland has an opportunity to ensure that communities harmed by water pollution can enforce state law. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court removed a majority of wetlands and streams from federal Clean Water Act protection. Good news is these waterways are protected by Maryland. However, unlike the Clean Water Act, Maryland law does not provide the right for public enforcement. This access to the courts is crucial, because a law is only meaningful when it is enforced. Hear from Del. Sara Love, Waterkeepers and community members about why it is critical that communities have access to justice, and learn how you can take action and provide testimony to support the Clean Water Justice Act. The hearing for SB653 is on Tues. Feb. 27 at 1 PM in EEE, and for HB1101 on Fri., March 1 at 1 PM in E & T. Register at

24] – There is a Montgomery County Housing Team meeting of Jews United for Justice on Mon., Feb. 26 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. Jewish sacred texts recognize that having safe, stable housing is key to a healthy society. Join in the meeting to get updates about the fight to implement permanent rent stabilization and take action together. You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP. RSVP at

25]The Northern Virginia DSA Tenant Organizing working group On Mon., Feb. 26 at 7 PM at Funger Hall, 2201 G St. NW, WDC 20052, Stomp Out Slumlords will be hosting an anti-eviction canvass coordination meeting. The meeting is being held to plan the next few canvasses, solicit volunteers to help with on-site coordination and administrative support and discuss the future direction of anti-eviction canvassing and ways to fight for tenants’ rights. RSVP at

26] – Brenna Cussen <> wants you to know that Christians for a Free Palestine has invited Christians all over the U.S. to stand up against genocide in Gaza as Christians, publicly, on March 18. So Catholic Workers are gathering online to discuss and organize a response to this call to action. If you identify as a Catholic Worker, you have ideas to bring, and you are interested in helping to organize a CW response to the genocide in Gaza, please get on a Zoom call on Mon., Feb. 26 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET at

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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