Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 9, 2024

33] Understanding Hamas – May 9

34] State of Democracy phone banks – May 9

35] Palestinian experience in Israel – May 9

36] Mobile Bike Shop – May 9

37] Phone bank virtually for Terri Hill for Congress – May 9

38] Progressive Caucus Communications Committee meeting – May 9

39] Vote uncommitted – May 9 – 11

40] DSA meeting – May 9

41] Fight Back Against “Secure DC” – May 9

42] Campaign to Victory call – May 9


33] Just World Ed [] wants you to attend Understanding Hamas, & Why that Matters on Thurs., May 9 at noon ET. These webinars will continue each Thursday through May 23. Join the May 9 conversation with Dr. Khaled Hroub, a professor in residence with the faculty of liberal arts at Northwestern University in Qatar, whose focus is Middle Eastern studies and especially the role of Islam in politics. He will be questioned by Rami Khouri and Helena Cobban. Register at

34] On Thurs., May 9 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

35] – Check out an Apartheid-Free webinar: The Palestinian experience in Israel on Thurs., May 9 at noon ET. Hear from Mohammed Zeidan who will discuss the realities of apartheid in occupied Palestine and the discrimination faced by the Arab minority within Israel. Mohammed is the former director of the Arab Association for Human Rights. Join in to learn more and explore avenues for meaningful solidarity and action. RSVP at

36] –Get over to a Mobile Bike Shop on Thurs., May 9 from 4 to 7 PM at Druid Hill Park, Baltimore 21217. RSVP at

37] – On Thurs., May 9 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.

38] –On Thurs., May 9 at 6:30 PM ET, there will be a Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Communications Committee virtual meeting. Help decide what the progressive movement should do. These meetings will continue June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, & Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET.  RSVP at

39] – 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., May 9 and Fri., May 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Sat., May 11 from noon to 2 PM, 2 to 4 PM, and 6 to 8 PM ET. RSVP at

40] – The Northern Virginia DSA is holding a Branch Monthly Organizing meeting on Thurs., May 9 from 6:30 to 7:45 PM ET at the Arlington Central Library [or Zoom!], 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22201.  Email novabranch [at] mdcdsa [dot] org. New members are welcome to join in to discuss current actions and campaigns. Also address any current issues from the communities and allied organizations.  The theme of this meeting is Abolition. You must be vaxxed/boosted to join all in-person events. There is extra hand sanitizer and face masks provided at all branch meetings.  RSVP to this event to access the agenda and to get the Zoom link:

41] – Join a Teach-in: Beyond Crime: How We Fight Back Against “Secure DC” and the DC Police State on Thurs., May 9 from 7 to 8:30 PM.  While the Secure DC omnibus crime bill (“Crimnibus”) has unfortunately become law, the fight against mass incarceration and the police state continues. Come out for a chance to talk and learn how this law is already harming DC residents. You join by Zoom and in person at the MLK Library, 901 G St. NW. RSVP at

42] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] suggests that you attend on Thurs., May 9 at 9 PM ET a Campaign to Victory call focusing on helping support Peace-Promoting Candidates. PDA applauds President Biden's hold on bombs going to Israel right now, and again are in solidarity with Bernie's statement on the situation: "Given the unprecedented humanitarian disaster that Netanyahu’s war has created in Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of children face starvation, President Biden is absolutely right to halt bomb delivery to this extreme, right-wing Israeli government. But this must be a first step. The U.S. must now use ALL its leverage to demand an immediate ceasefire, the end of the attacks on Rafah, and the immediate delivery of massive amounts of humanitarian aid to people living in desperation. Our leverage is clear. Over the years, the United States has provided tens of billions of dollars in military aid to Israel. We can no longer be complicit in Netanyahu’s horrific war against the Palestinian people."  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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