Sunday, March 24, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – March 24 to 29, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – March 24 to 29, 2024

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

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  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Need help in archiving activist material    

4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

5] Get the book A Bag of Stones

6] Get the book Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois

7] Baltimore activist selling her home

8] House cleaner needed  

9] Good feels good -- March 24

10] Support uncommitted – March 24

11] Stewardship of our Sanctuaries – March 24

12] Join the Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage – March 24 - 29

13] Metro DC DSA – March 24

14] PDA Town Hall – March 24

15] Election Protection phone bank – March 24, 26, 28 & 29

16] Bird dog David Trone – March 24

17] Do research on primary elections March 24

18] Protest at the Pentagon – March 25

19] Election Protection March 25


1] – Buttons, bumper stickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] –  Janice Sevre-Duszynska needs some assistance in archiving her activist material.  If you are interested in this project, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

4] – Max is in need of a garage or a storage space.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – Barry Lee Burnside, a gaggle of great writers and copy editors are finishing up “A Bag of Snakes: Selected Writings on Prisons and the Death Penalty by Murphy Davis and Eduard Loring. Edited by Barry Lee Burnside.” Ed indicates the book will be available for sale on April 13, and is asking you to pre-order your copy. Your donation will provide a needed financial boost for the printing costs. The suggested donation is $20 for one copy; and $30 for your copy and an additional copy for a prisoner or someone in need. Any donation is appreciated. More or less you will receive the book.  Barry and the team have spent over two years putting this book together. It begins with outlines and notes found in the boxes of materials Murphy left when she ascended. The work is a work of love, and all involved are proud of the fruit borne by seeds nourished in good soil.

  A Bag of Snakes will be available at a gathering at First Iconium Baptist Church. Celebrate the life of Murphy Davis and The Open Door Community along with presenting the book. Also enjoy an Open Door Supper—vegetarian chili, Willie Dee Wimberly cornbread, salad and chocolate chip cookies.

  To order by postal mail, make your check to Open Door Community.  Send it to Open Door Community, PO Box 10980, Baltimore 21234For any questions, contact David Payne at 404-290-2047 or

6] – Another book to consider purchasing is Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois. His new book is both memoir and position-paper, and it makes the case that the Roman Catholic Church is a corrupt system that spits out truth-tellers. The crime he was excommunicated for was attending the ordination ceremony of Janice Sevre-Duszynska in Lexington, Kentucky, in August 2008. The ordination was under the auspices of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  The Vatican’s response has been to excommunicate any woman who has the audacity to see herself as a priest equal to a male priest. You can purchase a copy from Amazon or by Kindle.

  Here are two quotes to contemplate: “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men. She is to keep silent.” – Timothy 1, 2:12-13.  “If the patriarchy that dominates the church is not dismantled and women are not treated as equals, the church will continue to diminish and, eventually, die.” – Roy Bourgeois.

7] – A home in Baltimore is for sale on a dead-end street in the Lauraville neighborhood, with three bedrooms, and one bath. The yard backs into a field and then a forest. There is a serene and quiet setting with an abundance of wildlife. The owner will be asking a reasonable amount for the property but it will not be overpriced. Contact her by text only at 443 500 6733. On the text, leave your name and phone number, and she will get back to anyone that reaches out. 

8]Is there a woman in the Baltimore area who does house cleaning?  This assignment would be on an irregular basis with several hours per week.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

9] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202, meets on Sundays, and usually there is a platform address at 10:30 AM ET.  On March 24, there will be a hybrid meeting, and the theme is “Good Feels Good.” Ethical Culture urges us to be good, in the moral sense, by honoring the worth of others, nurturing ethical relationships, and building social justice. Ethical Culture also celebrates lives filled with meaning and joy. How are those two pursuits related? Should we try to balance ethical actions and personally fulfilling ones: separating each day into “ethical time” and “me time”? Or should we approach doing good as part of a rewarding life? Hugh Taft-Morales suggests that it may be this simple: good feels good.  He serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU).  To receive a Zoom invitation, please email Visit

10] – The Metro DC DSA [] is urging you to leaflet on Sun., March 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM to help build support for an Uncommitted vote in the May 14th Primary. Comrades and allies from Montgomery County and the Prince George’s County DSA will leaflet at the Takoma Park Farmers Market to spread the word about the Uncommitted vote in Maryland’s Presidential Primary. Note early voting is May 2 – 9. Meet at the Gazebo next to Takoma Urban Park. Talking to market goers and educate the public about the importance of voting Uncommitted as a way to send a message against the US’s arming and funding of the genocide against the Palestinian people.

11] The Logan Visionary Conference 2024, entitled Habitats and Havens: Stewardship of our Sanctuaries, will take place at the Jim Rouse Visionary Center (AVAM), 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore 21230. On Sun., March 24 from 2 to 4 PM ET, discuss creative environments, thoughtful stewardship, and building our own future. RSVP at This year's conference will be emceed by Peabody Award winner Marc Steiner, and include conversations with many esteemed speakers including Loring Cornish, artist, and Shelley Halstead, founder of Black Women Build. 

12] –Join the Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage on Sun., March 24 at 2 PM starting at the Liberty Bell Park, 6th & Market Sts., Philadelphia 19106 and continuing on Fri., March 29 at noon in King of Prussia, PA at Lockheed Martin. Visit or Call 610-220-0223.

13] On Sun., March 24 from 2 to 4 PM, the Metro DC DSA is holding a hybrid general body meeting at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20016. Join this chapter-wide meeting to hear updates from your fellow members. RSVP to receive Zoom and address details:

14] – Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] needs you on Sun., March 24 at 4 PM for the weekly Town Hall --Progressive Perspectives on Immigration and Rural America. Meet two brilliant featured guests: Immigrant Rights Activist Erika Andiola and Agrarian Advocate Anthony Flaccavento.  In recent years, it's been a given that for the Democratic Party to win the Presidency as well as majorities in Congress, it would have to do so with very little support from rural and small town America. Now, in 2024, according to the polls, it seems the Democrats will also have to overcome a turn to the right among voters on the issues of immigration and border security—two of the hot-button issues in this election year.  RSVP at

15] –On Sun., March 24 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., March 26 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Thurs., March 28 from 5 to 7 PM ET and Fri., March 29 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 Sun., March 17 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., March 19 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Thurs., March 21 from 5 to 7 PM ET and Fri., March 22 from 4 to 6 PM ET there is a

16] – On Sun., March 24 at 5 PM, join a Meet and Greet with David Trone hosted by Tonya at The Country Club at Woodmore, 12320 Pleasant Prospect, Bowie 20721. This is a great opportunity to make connections, ask questions and meet the representative. RSVP at

17] – On Sun., March 24 from 7 to 9 PM, the Northern Virginia DSA is kicking off a research meeting on the primary elections.  A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP at  You will learn how to do the research with a live walkthrough. The research will culminate in another voter guide.

18] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is March 25 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. 

By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begins at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. The restrooms are located inside Marriot Providence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

19] – Progressive Democrats of America [] want you to participate with the Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection (GREEP) Zoom on Mon., March 25 at 5 PM ET. Hear from leading activists, elected officials, and others committed to union organizing as well as cleaning up our elections and the environment, and other critically important issues. RSVP 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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