Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 27, 2024

34] Call Wisconsin voters to promote uncommitted – March 27

35] Challenging Apartheid and Religious Extremism – March 27

36] Join Team ENOUGH – March 27

37] Maryland Youth Justice working group meeting – March 27

38] Meet the candidates – March 27

39] Threats to freedom of press – March 27

40] Baltimore Climate Action Team meet-up – March 27

41] Disabilities Issue Organizing Team March meeting – March 27

42] Common Cause briefing – March 27

43] Join DSA – March 27

44] Stop US-backed bombings -- March 27

45] Hear what is happening with the death penalty – March 27


34] – The DSA National Electoral Commission [nec@dsacommittees.org] wants you to join a phone bank to tell Wisconsin Voters, Vote Uninstructed for a Ceasefire. The focus is now on Wisconsin. With the primary election approaching on April 2nd, your participation is more critical than ever. Let’s use our voices to stand against genocide and advocate for peace and justice.  ‍You will then receive an email from Listen to Wisconsin via ActionNetwork.org, which will include a Zoom link for your selected phone bank date and time. Don't worry if you're new to phone banking; each session begins with a training to ensure you're comfortable and confident using the dialer, following the script, and fully supported throughout your phone banking experience. These phone banks will continue through April 2.  Sign up for a phone bank on Wed., March 27 from noon to 2:30 PM ET or 6:30 to 9 PM ET at https://www.listentowisconsin.com/volunteer?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-urgent-was-primary-is-tomorrow-phonebank-voters-tonight-to-vote-uncommitted-2&email_referrer=email_2256779&email_subject=urgent-join-a-phonebank-to-tell-wisconsin-voters-vote-uninstructed-for-a-ceasefire

35] – Sabeel presents "Challenging Apartheid and Religious Extremism: Islam and Islamophobia" on Wed., March 27 at 2 PM ET.  This is the 3rd of 5 Sabeel webinars in 2024 leading up to the Sabeel Jerusalem Conference. Hear from Santiago Slabodsky, Mariam Barghouti, and Iskander Abbasi. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrdeqvrTkjHdTckbMpKETguAcjhLeSWcmY#/registration

36]Are you a young person between 13 and 25 years old who is interested in taking action around preventing gun violence? On Wednesdays, including March 27, 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. It will continue through Dec. 18. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/425528/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest

37]Jews United for Justice [info@jufj.org] are holding a Maryland Youth Justice Working Group Meeting on Wed., March 27 at 6:30 PM ET.  RSVP at https://jufj.org/event/md-youth-3-27-24/?emci=bcfa1e2b-89e7-ee11-aaf0-002248223794&emdi=ea000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&ceid=3403859

38] –Food & Water Action [act@messages.fwaction.org] is holding a virtual event on Wed., March 27 at 7 PM ET -- Our Climate & Democracy Are at Stake: How We’ll Win the 2024 Election.  The group is preparing for the November election. You are invited to come learn what we're doing and how you can be part of it. You’ll meet the candidates it has endorsed who share the tenacity and drive to do the hard – and necessary – work of protecting your food and water, and the climate for future generations, including: Congressperson Chris Deluzio (PA-17). Chris isn’t afraid to stand up to corporations – like Norfolk Southern – who put our communities in harm’s way. And there is Laura Friedman (CA-30), who has a track record of protecting our planet from single-use plastics and keeping you safe from dangerous PFAS chemicals. RSVP at Invite-3_Event_em_nL_D_MC&eml_id=1871200&gs=&af=RA1%2BJp3N228aRV69knhQi6HdXOURCg1a8LjFy%2FqVNQ3Po1gpJ2TWtaez2njMlOuEAnWCHkgEsbpWshTz9SyXZHZ4ZBqwHCVVpKJ%2BZXlAWLZyR%2BzfO2QzqSyd2JPeL%2BzCwsk6jgcMJb7Pj3wbBih8ImqkfiHWDev%2BgezUDN3cgbh1mDCeaXiPKbkB9fKqQpGU

39] – The webinar the Pentagon Papers and the Ongoing Threats to Freedom of the Press will happen on Wed., March 27 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET.  The Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy invites you to join a webinar with leading experts on First Amendment rights and public interest whistleblowing will discuss attacks on freedom of the press and truth tellers from the 1971 publication of the Pentagon Papers to current Justice Department efforts to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face charges under the Espionage Act. RSVP at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rHp9zpI5QqWOqF1H_Vd54A#/registration

40] – Join the Baltimore Climate Action Team meet-up on Wed., March 27 at 7 PM at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1900 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Enjoy pizza, coffee and ways to fight for climate justice in Baltimore and statewide. You can also join by Zoom at https://act.chesapeakeclimate.org/page/65007/data/1?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=membership&utm_content=MD-Baltimore+Meetup+March+REMINDER-0324-c3&ea.url.id=2423121

41] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] wants you to join in on Wed., March 27 at 8 PM ET for a PDA Disabilities Issue Organizing Team March  meeting. Hear about Saving/Expanding Social Security with Alex Lawson on the Disabilities Team call. RSVP now! Click here to register and the machine will email you your secure codes: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdumvqDwoGNx6xKMg-liSlwcpK1dJ0jzb#/registration

42] -- Common Cause [causenet@commoncause.org] is hosting a webinar on Wed., March 27 at 8 PM ET. Get a briefing with Common Cause experts on issues around the country, and additionally answer your questions on upcoming legislative goals. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/428300/?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-youre-invited-webinar-for-common-cause-members-4&email_referrer=email_2197781&email_subject=youre-invited-webinar-for-common-cause-members

 Experts will dissect the latest developments and shed light on the implications for our democracy. This webinar will continue on Wed., April 24 from 8 to 9 PM ET.

43] – The Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America [info@mdcdsa.org] want you to know about Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation on Wed., March 27 at 8 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-123?link_id=32&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-march-15-2024&email_referrer=email_2252798&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-march-22-2024

44] – Pax Christi USA [jcoode-paxchristiusa.org@shared1.ccsend.com] is doing a webinar on Wed., March 27 at 8 PM ET --From Palestine to the Philippines: Stop US-backed bombings and build a Just Peace. While Palestine, the Philippines, and the US are geographically distant, the relationships between their governments are characterized by a common thread of military aid and weapons sales, human rights violations, negligent governments, widespread vilification of activists and civil society institutions, as well as the weaponization of civilian life as a tactic to maintain control. This webinar aims to educate the public about the human rights violations in both Occupied Palestine and the Philippines, highlighting the role of the US in enabling violence, the roots of the conflict, and opportunities to engage and oppose the continuing harm being carried out.  Register at https://paxchristiusa.org/event/from-palestine-to-the-philippines-stop-us-backed-bombings-and-build-a-just-peace/

45] – Death Penalty Action [info@deathpenaltyaction.org] hopes you will join in for an edition of The Forecast on Wed., March 27 at 9 PM ET.  Fortunately, there are only two executions currently scheduled in April, and none so far in May, but others could pop up at any time. Register here to join the Zoom audience at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GQi-Z-U0QyyvyVOoYaL3nA#/registration?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-update-gas-execution-bills-tonight-at-9pm-et&email_referrer=email_2256355&email_subject=date-change-the-forecast-is-wednesday-night Special guests will include people campaigning to stop the next Missouri and Oklahoma executions.

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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