Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 25 -- May 1, 2024

45] State of Democracy phone banks – April 25

46] Max at JHU Spring Fair – April 25, 26 & 27

47] Mobile Bike Law – April 25

48] Uncommitted phone bank – April 25

49] Phone bank virtually for Terri Hill for Congress – April 25

50] Healing Collective Trauma – April 25

51] Vote uncommitted – April 25 – May 1

52] Ending immigrant detention & deportation – April 25

53] Common Security in Northeast Asia – April 25

54] Freedom to Vote – April 25

55] Campaign to Victory call – April 25

56] Get to a Staged Reading of The Return of John Brown – April 26


45] On Thurs., April 25 from noon to 2 PM & 4 to 6 PM ET, get involved with State of Democracy, 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

46] – Max will be at the JHU Spring Fair on Thursday, April 25 from 4 to 7 PM, Friday, April 26 from 10 AM to 7 PM & Saturday, April 27 from noon to 6 PM ET selling used books, bumper stickers, buttons and other paraphernalia.  If you have any card tables to loan to Max, call 443-761-5899.  Due to a flood in the basement, most of his tables are in storage.  He is hoping that the students will hold a Free Palestine encampment on campus.

47] – There is a Mobile Bike Shop at Druid Hill Park, Baltimore 21217 on Thurs., April 25 from 4 to 7 PM ET. Visit

48] - IfNotNow Baltimore [] wants you to phone bank for the vote “Uncommitted” campaign on Thurs., April 25 at 6 PM ET at Red Emma’s. Pressure President Biden for a ceasefire: Vote “Uncommitted” in the Democratic primary.  RSVP at

49] – On Thurs., April 25 from 6 to 8 PM ET, phone bank virtually for Terri Hill for Congress. After you RSVP, the Zoom link will provided. RSVP at

If you have any questions, please reach out to Carly Colby (Campaign Manager) Del. Hill has been a Maryland State Delegate since 2015. She currently represents District 12A. As Delegate, Dr. Hill has leveraged her background in medicine, engineering and business to fight for quality of life issues. Now, she’s running for Congress in Maryland’s 3rd District to ensure the hard won rights we’ve enjoyed are not lost on future generations. Help us put this doctor in the House! The phone banking will continue each Thursday through May 9 from 6 to 8 PM ET.

50] –American Friends of Combatants for Peace [] on Thurs., April 25 at 2 PM ET want you to get involved virtually with Radical Imagination & Healing Collective Trauma. "In the face of immense suffering and violence, how do we begin to radically imagine a future where all live safe and free in Palestine and Israel?"  The conversation will be led by Hassan El-Tayyab, Legislative Director for Middle East Policy at The Friends Committee on National Legislation, Marcina Hale, LMFT and President/Co-Founder of Reconsider, and Stephen Apkon, Director and Producer of Disturbing the Peace. The discussion will be moderated by Rae Abileah, a social change strategist, writer, facilitator, and Jewish ritualist. RSVP at

51] – Maryland voters are saying loud and clear that President Biden can count us out in the May 14th Democratic Primary. We are selecting UNCOMMITTED on the ballot as a protest, to let him know we won’t stand with him as he funds more war and genocide in Gaza. In order to reach as many voters as possible, we need to contact hundreds of thousands of Maryland voters. Before you get started, we'll reach out and schedule a quick training/intro call. Sign up for a shift on Thurs., April 25, Fri., April 26, Mon., April 29, Tues., April 30 & Wed., May 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET & Sat., April 27 and Sun., April 28 from 2 – 4 PM ET. RSVP at

52] –On Thurs., April 25 at 7 PM ET, tune in to Ending immigrant detention and deportation in the U.S. The U.S. spends billions of tax dollars on jailing and deporting immigrants—and separating families and communities. In this webinar, you’ll hear from AFSC legal experts and organizers who are working to dismantle these inhumane systems. Discuss alternatives to detention and how you can advocate for the rights and dignity of all people. RSVP at

53] –On Thurs., April 25 at 7 PM ET, check out virtually Common Security in Northeast Asia After the April 10 South Korean General Election, sponsored by the New England Korea Peace Campaign (NEKPC).   A post-election analysis of geopolitical dynamic in Northeast Asia, where tension has been building up to the level not seen in several decades since the launching of far-right President Yoon Suk-yeol administration in 2022. Dr. Simone Chun will analyze how the result of the general election either intensifies or eases the current crisis in Northeast Asia, largely determined by the Yoon administration's active alignment with the U.S. administration's new Cold War policy. She is a researcher and activist focusing on U.S. foreign policy on the Korean Peninsula, and serves on the board of directors of the Korea Policy Institute. RSVP at

54] – On Thurs., April 25 from 8 to PM ET, Common Cause is hosting a virtual Letter to the Editor Party: Freedom to Vote. This party will continue on Mon., May 13, Thurs., June 13 and Sat., July 13 from 8 to 9 PM ET. In America, we value our freedom. The freedom to have a say in decisions that impact our lives - from curbing the pandemic to creating jobs. In July of 2023, the Freedom to Vote Act was reintroduced in the Senate. The Freedom to Vote Act is an extremely necessary reform. This important legislation will protect our right to vote, end partisan gerrymandering, counter undemocratic and dangerous election sabotage efforts, and help eliminate the undue influence of dark money in our elections.

The last time the Freedom to Vote Act was introduced, all 50 Senate Democrats twice voted to advance major voting rights legislation, and all Senate Republicans twice voted against even allowing public debate on the bill, causing a filibuster.  We again have the opportunity to pass the most transformative voting rights act since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Write a letter to your local paper and make your voice heard on the urgent need to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. Learn how to use our easy-to-use tool to draft a short letter and automatically send it to your local papers and make your voice heard! RSVP at

55] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] suggests that you attend on Thurs., April 25 at 9 PM ET a Campaign to Victory call focusing on Squad Member Summer Lee and Berniecrat Zach Shrewsbury for Senate from West Virginia. PDA is coming off of its single most successful event ever for any of its endorsed candidates with a promotion for Summer Lee.  And now Zach Shrewsbury is running to fill Joe Manchin's vacated Senate seat in WV. Join in to find out updates from the campaign and how you can make a real difference from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the country:

56] –Get to a Staged Reading of The Return of John Brown written by Gene Bruskin on Fri., April 26 at 7:30 PM ET at Mt. Zion United Methodist, 3050 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore.  Join for a staged reading of the new musical "The Return of John Brown" co-sponsored by Act II Ministry, the Labor Heritage Foundation and Teaching for Change. John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, climbs out of his grave where he was hanged for treason in 1859, only to be rearrested and threatened with another hanging. As his trial unwinds, the past and the present merge as Brown’s inspiring story is told through humor, music, mystery, and drama – depicting a feverishly charged moment in history that reverberates in today’s political climate. As the plot twists, Brown’s escape plans lead to an unexpected alliance between White and Black farmers hoping to save their land from the Smoke and Mirrors Pipeline Company and its CEO, King Louie. Click here for tickets:

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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