Saturday, April 6, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 7 - April 12, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 7 - April 12, 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.

 Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to

  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] Flyer for an uncommitted vote – April 7

10] Poetry Salon – April 7

11] Film Healing US – April 7

12] Flyer for uncommitted at the Israelism film screening – April 7

13] Debate for Senate seat – April 7

14] D.C. Action for Assange – April 7

15] PDA Town Hall – April 7

16] Election Protection phone bank – April 7, 9, 11 & 12

17] Electoral Working Group meeting April 6

18] Protest at the Pentagon – April 8

19] Failed Climate Solutions Now act – April 8

20] Election Protection April 8


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] – Flyer at the Takoma Park Farmers' Market for Maryland Uncommitted on Sun., April 7 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM ET. Meet at the Gazebo next to the Takoma Urban Park, 7035 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park 20912. Join MoCo and PG DSA Branch members for the Uncommitted Vote in Maryland's Presidential Primary by May 14th! Talk to market goers and educate neighbors about the Uncommitted vote and the importance of voting uncommitted as a way to send a message that we do not approve of the US's arming and funding of a genocide against the Palestinian people. The farmers' market is at 6931 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park.

After flyering, there will be a social at a Palestinian-owned restaurant for a social. RSVP at

The deadline to update party affiliation is Tues., April 23.  Early voting takes place May 2 through May 9.  Election Day in Tues., May 14.  Pledge to vote uncommitted at  Check out a guide on what you need to know about voting uncommitted in MD:

10] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202, meets on Sundays, and various activities take place. At 9:30 AM on April 7, join a virtual Poetry Salon. Visit  The Baltimore Ethical Society’s Poetry Salon is dedicated to the appreciation of all types of poetry. You may read your own poems or you may read the poems of others. Email for the Zoom link.

11] -- The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] Medicare for All Working Group is going to watch a documentary on Sun., April 7 at 2 PM ET at the Arlington Central Library, Barbara M. Donnelan Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy St., Arlington, VA, 22201. Visit

Please visit to RSVP for this event, and if you’d like to get involved with this campaign. The Arlington Medicare for All Coalition presents a free screening of Healing US with Susan Sarandon. Join in on World Health Day, view this important documentary on the US healthcare system and kick off the campaign to pass a Medicare for All Resolution in Arlington. Admission is free, but there is a request for a voluntary donation to cancel medical debt in northern Virginia.

12]Flyer at the Israelism film screening at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Congregation at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda 20814 on Sun., April 7 from 2 to 5 PM ET. Talk to the film attendees and educate them about the Uncommitted vote and the importance of voting uncommitted as a way to send a message that we do not approve of the US's arming and funding of a genocide against the Palestinian people. 

To get tickets for the film, go to To RSVP at

13] On Sun., April 7 from 3 to 5:30 PM at Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Rd., Dundalk 21222, check out this "Debate for Open U.S. Senate Seat" with Angela Alsobrooks (D) and David Trone (D), co-sponsored by the Democratic Party of Baltimore County and Baltimore City. It is an in-person event with ticket required. REGISTER @


14] – DC Action For Assange <> wants you to know that there will be a vigil outside the home of US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Sun., April 7 from 4 to 5 PM outside his residence, 5000 block of Edgemore Lane in Bethesda, two blocks from the Bethesda Metro. An additional vigil for US political prisoner Leonard Peltier will take place from 3 to 4 PM.

15] – Progressive Democrats of America [] want you to attend on Sun., April 7 at 4 PM ET a virtual Town Hall: Defeating Trump and MAGA with Progressive Candidates and Policy Positions. The featured speaker is Zack Shrewsbury, uber-progressive candidate for the Senate seat in WV vacated by Joe Manchin. You'll leave energized, organized, and definitely more hopeful. We hope you'll join us.

16] –On Sun., April 7 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., April 9 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Thurs., April 11 from 5 to 7 PM ET and Fri., April 12 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 

17] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [] will hold an Electoral Working Group meeting on Sun., April 7 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP. The group will discuss the work to be done in 2024! Get prepared for the chapter's endorsement process! Reach out to @Alex Yarkosky on slack with any questions about electoral work. RSVP at

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 April 8 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] – The Chesapeake Climate Action Network  [] will hold a press conference in Annapolis on Mon., April 8 at 2 PM ET about the dire threat posed to the Climate Solutions Now Act: "On Thursday, the House/Senate joint conference committee on the budget added alarming amendments to the state budget bill that would likely delay implementation of Maryland’s Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS). Achieving new efficiency standards for buildings was a core goal established by the state’s landmark Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022. Now the controversial budget language will likely imperil Maryland’s joint application for $195 million through a competitive grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That grant would help subsidize Building Energy Performance Standards and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide. The Maryland Department of the Environment wrote on Thursday: “This amendment potentially puts Federal funding at risk. MDE partnered with other state agencies, Montgomery County, and Washington DC, to apply for a $195 million Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) from EPA to perform building upgrades to meet BEPS. If this provision sets back the BEPS regulation process and introduces additional uncertainty around regulatory timelines for at least 2 more years, it will threaten our ability to win this large and highly competitive grant.”

20] – Progressive Democrats of America [] want you to participate with the Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection (GREEP) Zoom on Mon., April 8 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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