Message from BTU President, Marietta English Week at a Glance. . .
- The AFL-CIO has declared December 10 as a Day of Action in an effort to push forward with the campaign to end the tax cuts for the richest 2 percent and stopping any benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The Metro Baltimore Council of the AFL-CIO will host a meeting, Monday, December 10th with Representative John Sarbanes at 10:00 a.m. at 2701 W. Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the impact the proposed cuts would have on Working Families. It will also be an opportunity to thank Rep. Sarbanes for his continued support on issues important to labor. If you can attend, please RSVP to Bea Harris (410-242-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with the amount of people who will attend from your local union. Monday, December 10th is International Human Rights Day… Let’s stand in Solidarity for Human Rights Issues.
FISCAL SHOWDOWN IN BALTIMORE-----TELL YOUR CONGRESS PERSON THAT CORPORATIONS AND THE RICH NEED TO PAY THIS DEBT DOWN!!!
The People Showdown
Senator Benjamin Cardin's Office, Baltimore
Monday, 10 Dec 2012, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
The American people made their voices heard loud and clear on Nov. 6th: 1/ Protect our social safety net 2/ End tax cuts for the wealthiest 2%. Yet, Republicans are counting on Democrats to cave in. President Obama is urging the people to show Congress what we want: this is the day to do it! Please join us on this Day of Action across the nation to show by our numbers on the streets and at our representatives' offices that we won't let cuts to social programs be traded for raising taxes on the rich: NO DEAL IS BETTER THAN A BAD DEAL! Let's show Senator Cardin that the people of Maryland are behind him and we count on him to prevent any Democrat from caving in. Come just a few minutes or for the entire hour : the support of every single one of you will help!
Message from host:
Status: Public, open for RSVP, 36 attendees (max. 250)
100 S. Charles Street, Tower 1 (Map)
Baltimore, MD 21201
Directions: Between Lombard and Pratt Streets, downtown Baltimore. Exact meeting point will be communicated ASAP.
What: Republicans and some Democrats are playing political games that could cause more taxes for the middle and working class and cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits. MoveOn members are speaking out and demanding an end to the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% and protection for crucial social programs. We'll be speaking out, sharing personal stories, and calling on members of Congress to stand up for the masses—not millionaires. Can you join us to rally and speak out in Baltimore on Monday? P.S. Can't make this event? Click here to find another event near you.
Unite Here Local 7 shared Hyatt Hurts's photo.Wednesday
Stand Up for BMore! Come join us next Thursday December 13th at 4:30 across from the Hyatt in McKeldin Square.
BALTIMORE SCHOOL CLOSINGS PROTEST
Now that we have the list of schools that will be closing as a result of the School System’s new 10 year plan, we must attend the hearings for these closings and voice our concerns. The next public meetings will be held Tuesday, December 11 from 5 – 6 p.m. and Thursday, December 13 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the First Floor Board Room at the School System Headquarters at 200 E. North Ave. The Board of School Commissioners will hold a public forum on Wednesday, December 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. at North Avenue. We have been working with community groups to address concerns around these issues. With your support, we can stay on top of this and make sure that teachers and students do not suffer harm.
Please post widely
The Baltimore People's Assembly is convening a national summit in
their city –
Baltimore has been hard hit by police killings and terror, budget
cuts, foreclosures and joblessness — BUT the people are fighting
Join Us for
A NATIONAL PEOPLE’S POWER ASSEMBLY!
Saturday December 15 11:00am - 8:30pm
Lovely Lane United Methodist Church
2200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore MD 21218
3 blocks north of North Ave, near all major bus lines at North Ave.,
Charles St. & St. Paul St.
Dec. 15th will offer the people’s movement an opportunity to assess
what we need to do to prepare for the coming year. Join in people’s
hearings, plenums, floor discussion and in break out groups.
Building People's Power – “What does that mean?”
How can we prepare for the “fiscal cliff” and the fight against
How can we stop police terror and win jobs, education, and health
End mass incarceration! Fight for community control of police!
Stop foreclosures & evictions – Defend immigrant and civil rights!
From Walmart to Wendy’s to the Hyatt – fighting for worker’s
Social change, not climate change!
Say no to racism and anti–women and LGBTQ bigotry!
And much more!
If you need housing for Friday or Saturday
Please email BaltimorePeoplesAssembly@gmail.com
. The people of Baltimore will open their hearts and homes to those
who need housing. Bring a sleeping bag or air mattress. There is also
hostel space in downtown Baltimore at the HI Baltimore hostel,17 W.
Mulberry St., Baltimore, MD 21201. You can call them at 410-578-8880
or go to baltimorehostel.org <http://www.baltimorehostel.org>
. This hostel is relatively close to the summit. You can take the
free downtown Circulator bus to North Ave and walk several blocks.
Transportation to Baltimore
The BOLT BUS stops at Penn Station which is within walking distance
(.9 miles) of the Assembly (or take the free Circulator bus or MTA bus
to North Ave.). Please note that there are other inexpensive coach
buses but they drop off passengers on the outskirts of Baltimore City
in the county and transportation from these areas is sporadic and
sparse. Our organizers will be busy doing transportation pickups in
the city, and will not be able to accommodate pickups outside of
Baltimore. The Amtrak train runs services from BWI airport to Penn
If you drive, there is easy and accessible street parking. If you
park at a meter, the costs are very cheap but be aware that meters are
in effect on Saturdays. There is also non-metered parking.
Funds & Volunteers Urgently Needed!
Please consider helping us with the many costs of the Assembly, the
cost of the hall, food, and literature. Please visit
to make a much-needed donation.
Be sure to visit our Facebook event page
and Join the event.
We will also be live streaming for those who cannot attend in person.
Learn more about the People's Power Assemblies Movement.
Read the National Call to Create, Build & Multiply People’s Power
Baltimore People's Assembly
2011 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-500-2168 or 410-218-4835
HEALTH CARE REFORM IN MARYLAND IS HEALTH CARE FOR THE VERY FEW SO COME OUT AND FIND OUT HOW TO MOVE THE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM FORWARD!!!
Healthcare is a Human Right - Maryland PUBLIC LAUNCH!!Public Event · By Healthcare is a Human Right - Maryland
- Saturday, December 15, 2012
- 2:00pm until 5:00pm
St. John Baptist Church - Columbia, MD9055 Tamar Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21045View Map · Get Directions
- Join Marylanders from throughout our state on December 15th, 2-5 pm, for our launch of the Healthcare is a Human Right – Maryland campaign!
Moved by the frustrating and, many times, tragic experiences of our families and friends throughout our state, we have begun to develop a campaign for a publicly funded, universal single-payer healthcare, an improved form of Medicare, that covers all Marylanders!
We know there’s hard work ahead but the leadership and commitment we are beginning to see across the state, with seven counties already active, is showing us that we have what it takes to better our healthcare and strengthen our communities!
So save the date, December 15th for our Public Launch which will feature:
- Progress Report on organizing counties throughout Maryland
- Testimony from nurses, physicians, and residents from across the state
- Presentations from members of our County Organizing Committees
- Leaders from Vermont who will join us to affirm & support our struggle
- Road Ahead: Building Unity across the state in 2013
WE NEED TO BE SURE THAT THIS BLATANT POLICE BRUTALITY RESULTING IN DEATH IS TRIED AS A MURDER. THESE INJURIES ARE PROOF OF EXCESSIVE FORCE!!!
States Attorney -- Indict Killer Police Now!..
· By Sharon Black, Lee Patterson
- Monday, December 17, 2012
- 12:00pm until 1:00pm
- 100 N. Calvert Street, Between Fayette and Lexington St. downtown Baltimore
- Join with the Anthony Anderson family and many other families of the victims of police killings and abuse to demand that States Attorney Bernstein indict killer police now!
The family has waited patiently, for justice to be served. It's now been close to over 2 months and no charges! It's time to protest! The Anderson family including his 2 year old granddaughter witnessed the brutal murder of Anderson. His death has been ruled a homicide, but only after an outcry of community support and protest.
To date, no police have been charged with crimes, not only in the Anderson case but in many others including Maurice Johnson, David Yimm, Joey Washington, and many others.
Join us at 12 noon, infront of the States Attorney's office demand justice!
THIS IS CRITICAL FOLKS......WE ARE TALKING ABOUT LOSING OUR FREE PRESS ON A GRAND SCALE.....AND THIS IS A DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRATION. OBAMA NEEDS TO HEAR FROM EVERYONE ABOUT THE NEED FOR HIS INTERVENTION!!!!
The pressure is on at the Federal Communications Commission — but Chairman Julius Genachowski isn’t backing down from his plan to allow more media consolidation.
We need you to call your representative in Congress today.
So far more than 600 Free Press activists have called members of Congress and asked them to oppose the FCC’s action. Ten senators have written letters to the FCC in protest of its march toward more media consolidation and two spoke out at a Senate hearing this week. And today Sens. Cantwell and Sanders are holding a press conference to tell the FCC to back off.
Now it's time to take this fight to the House.
Please call Rep. Cummings at (202) 225-4741 right now. Here's what you can say:
I'm calling to urge Rep. Cummings to stop the FCC's new plan to increase media consolidation.
Will your office go on record opposing plans to relax media ownership rules? Then click here to report your call.
New documents reveal that Rupert Murdoch's top lobbyists met with the FCC chairman's office last week to ask the agency to relax its media ownership rules even further. And the FCC still hasn't scheduled any public hearings for people to weigh in on its final plan. So we can't let up.
If you care about media monopolies, call today: The FCC's plan would allow one company to own the daily newspaper, two TV stations and up to eight radio stations in your town.
If you care about media diversity, call today: The FCC's plan would make it harder for women and people of color to own TV and radio stations.
If you care about local news, call today: The FCC's plan will lead to more journalist layoffs and less hard-hitting news coverage.
These new rules would be a massive giveaway to Rupert Murdoch and other big broadcasters. We stopped the FCC from passing similar rules in 2008. With your help we can do it again. Your calls are already making a difference in the Senate … let’s get some momentum going in the House!
Josh, Tessa and the rest of the Free Press team