Thursday, April 4, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 4 - 5, 2024

37] Execution pending – April 4

38] Training about the healthcare system – April 4

39] North Korea's Mundane Revolution – April 4

40] End the Korean War April 4 - 5

41] Threat of nuclear weapons – April 4

42] Phone bank virtually for Terri Hill for Congress – April 4

43] Social Housing Organizing meeting – April 4

44] Ceasefire Now Grassroots Advocacy training April 4

45] Mobilize voters in Maryland and south-central Pennsylvania – April 5


37]Death Penalty Action [] urges you to attend a virtual sit-in vigil on Thurs., April 4 at 10 AM ET as Michael Smith is set for execution in Oklahoma.  Call Governor Stitt at 405-521-2342 to urge him to halt this and all executions in Oklahoma. Unless the execution is halted, protesters will vigil at various locations, including at the prison in McAlester, at the Governor's Mansion in Oklahoma City, and on-line via Zoom at

38] – Healthcare-NOW! [] is doing a training about the healthcare system on Thurs., March 28 at 2 PM – Campaign Culture & Structure. Learn how storytelling is critical to building a movement for Medicare for All and practice talking about your own experiences with the healthcare system. These trainings will continue through May 2. REGISTER at

39]GW Institute for Korean Studies [] on Thurs., April 4 at 3 PM ET will host a lecture about North Korea's Mundane Revolution: Socialist Living and the Rise of Kim Il Sung, 1953-1965 with Andre Schmid.  This is a hybrid event at the Elliott School for International Affairs, Room 505, 1957 E St. NW, WDC and virtually via Zoom. RSVP at

40] The ANSWER Coalition [] is holding two End the Korean War events.  The first one is on Thurs., April 4 from 4 to 8 PM ET, and the second is on Fri., April 5 at noon.  The first event is a panel discussions: Political Education and Permanent War at the University of Maryland in the Shoemaker Building 2102.  Register for the event here.

The second event is on Fri., April 5 at noon, the National Detour Demo: End the Korean War at the WWII Memorial, National Mall, Washington D.C.  There will be a critical perspective on the state memory enshrined at the WWII, Vietnam War, MLK, and Korean War memorials. Visit

41] – The Campaign for Peace, Disarmament & Common Security [] on Thurs., April 4 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET will hold a webinar EDUCATING THE HAITIAN DIASPORA ON THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. After Russian President Putin’s statement raising the possibility of using nuclear weapons against Ukraine, many people around the world, including Haitians expressed deep concern. A group of local state officials in Massachusetts visited a Haitian church in Malden to learn if its basement could accommodate residents in the event of a nuclear war between Russia and the United States. In the case of a nuclear war, the few survivors will envy the dead. The only ways to prevent a nuclear war are people’s pressure on elected officials for arms control and disarmament and finally winning that abolition of these terrible weapons.

Members of the panel are Roland Joseph, member of "Nonkilling Security & International Relations Research Committee" at the Center for Global Nonkilling (CGNK); Susan Mirsky, chair of the Nuclear Disarmament working group of Massachusetts Peace Action; and Joseph Gerson, Executive Director of The Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security. RSVP at

42] – On Thurs., April 4 from 6 to 8 PM ET, phone bank virtually for Terri Hill for Congress.  RSVP at The Zoom link will provided after RSVPing.

 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.

43] – On Thurs., April 4 at 6 PM ET, there is a Social Housing Organizing meeting. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP at

  Join the Social Housing Working Group for its biweekly organizing meeting. Learn about its latest activities, what they're planning for the future, and how to get involved. The Group seeks to educate Metro DC DSA chapter members and the general public about social housing and to facilitate collective action in support of the passage and implementation of the Green New Deal for Housing Amendment Act. The legislation proposes to create mixed-income, district-owned housing with market rate units that subsidize a larger number of affordable units. It's a pioneering approach that deepens affordability, invests surplus funds into the creation of more social housing, and locks-in financial sustainability. The bill also includes climate and labor standards and elected tenant boards with oversight over building management.

This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters. Email

44]  Progressive Democrats of America [] want you to know that Peace Action on Thurs., April 4 at 8 PM ET will hold a training session about lobbying for Ceasefire.  From April 9th through the 19th, PDA will be participating with a National Coalition calling for a Ceasefire in Gaza.  

Join the Ceasefire Now Grassroots Advocacy training at  The meeting ID is 896 2126 7310 with a passcode, 552328

45] – On Fri., April 5 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Allies for Democracy is holding a Democracy NO REGRETS 2024 Campaign Launch Party! Come enjoy outdoor drinks and snacks on the covered and heated patio at An Poitil Stil, 2323 York Road, Lutherville 21093. Hear about the plan for waking up happy on November 6--by mobilizing voters in Maryland and south-central Pennsylvania and having a great time together doing it! The weekly canvasses in Maryland and Pennsylvania start on May 4! Sign up now at for PA canvasses and at for MD canvasses

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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