2018 Annapolis Out of the Darkness Walk

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Join us on Saturday, September 15, 2018 (**Date is subject to change. We will confirm the walk date at the beginning of March, once the football schedule is confirmed.**) at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland as we walk to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Be a part of a movement turning hope into action, and creating a culture that’s smart about mental health.

Funds raised at the walks will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

For questions or to volunteer, please reach out to annapolisootd@gmail.com.

Official Animal Rights March August 25, 2018 12-4pm Washington DC

The Official Animal Rights March is an annual march founded by the U.K. animal rights organization Surge in London in 2016. The purpose of the event is to unite the vegan community globally and to inspire vegans to become active. In 2017, around the world in multiple cities, thousands of people joined solidarity marches. Please join The Official Animals Rights March in D.C. this year to march for the rights of all animals.

When and Where

Saturday, August 25, 12-4 p.m. Pennsylvania Ave, NW between 15th st NW and 17th St NW by Lafayette Square, Washington DC 20500

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All materials (such as posters and leaflets) will be provided. Note that reserved parking will not be available, and please be prepared for the weather. If you can’t make it, you can still help by taking action here.

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Don’t forget to buy T-shirts and other activist gear! Be sure to enter promo code ACT10 during checkout to enjoy your discount. Discount excludes donations, gift cards, literature, memberships, sale items, shipping and handling, and taxes. Expires August 31, 2018.

Thank you for your compassion for animals.

Sincerely yours,

Kimberly Spiegel

Assistant Manager, Outreach

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals


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A big thanks and congrats to the WISE immigration huddle for a successful fundraiser for a hugely important cause!

“Tacos & Tequila” was a VERY successful event Wednesday night.  Everything went very smoothly.  Thank you to all of you who attended and helped organize the event.  We were sorry to miss those of you who were not able to join us.

And thanks also to those of you who solicited all those great donations!

Vida Taco did a great job with the food and drinks and the manager, Devon & his staff could not have been more helpful to us.  (Please thank them if you patronize their restaurant.)

And we are so pleased to announce that we made $6750.43 for C.A.I.R.!!!

Our speaker from CAIR was fabulous.  He gave a short but moving speech.  He stated, that it takes $4500 to help one detainee.  And he told us that the youngest detainee that is still separated from their parent in Maryland is 4 years old!!!  I can not even imagine what that child has endured and how scared he/she must be.  We all felt as if the people who attended last night really welcomed an opportunity to contribute and to support these families. Our event gave them a means to do that.  And  . . . .a good time was had by all.

A special thanks to Deb, Marilyn, Stephanie & Elaine . . . our tireless workers.

Thank you to all for your participation and/or your attendance!!

It is not too late to donate if you did not have a chance: https://www.caircoalition.org/donate

Show up. Speak out. No on 30-18! Protect women’s rights!

Join us in protecting health care for women in Anne Arundel County. The County Council is holding a hearing and voting on Resolution No. 30-18, “recognizing and declaring the humanity of preborn children.” This dangerous resolution is an attack on women and access to healthcare in Anne Arundel County. If you plan to testify, please contact kim.sauer@ppm.care. Testimony signup is from 6:00-6:30 p.m. the night of the hearing, Sept. 4. This resolution is the last item on the agenda, so please prepare to stay for the duration.

*link to the resolution: https://www.aacounty.org/departments/county-council/legislation/bills-and-resolutions/PROPOSED%20RESOLUTION%20NO.%2030-18.pdf

Tuesday, September 4 at 7 PM – 10 PM

44 Calvert St, Annapolis, MD 21401-1907, United States

Please visit: https://m.facebook.com/events/876023362587505/?ti=icl

Daily Call to Action: Sign LCV’s petition to STOP attacks on science


The Trump administration is actively trying to bury science that could have major effects on our health.

Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s restricting science rule is a Big Polluter’s dream come true. It censors the science that the EPA can use to  prove pollutants’ effects on our health.

Without this science, lives will be put in danger. We need all LCV Members like you to sign the petition using the form provided, and speak out against the Trump administration’s attacks on science.

Use this link: https://p2a.co/tvYo0Hy?p2asource=C4GAEMSESC10

Daily Call to Action: help insist upon corporate responsibility!

Vote for the three most shameful corporations of the year.


No corporation should be allowed to poison our communities, endanger the health of people, or corrupt our government! By casting your vote today, you are helping induct the ‘winner’ into Corporate Accountability’s Corporate Hall of Shame. Shine a light on the corporations that most need to change. Vote for the three most shameful corporations of the year.

Animal Welfare Huddle news: The PETA podcast

Episode 26: Animals Are Being Mutilated in Perverted Sex Experiments

Thankfully, after PETA and our supporters objected, funding was cut for four sex experimenters who tormented mice and hamsters. But you won’t believe what Mount Sinai’s Eric Nestler continues to do to animals. Listen to Episode 26 of The PETA Podcast to hear why these sick experiments are still being conducted, despite being both archaic and ineffective, and learn about the superior, non-animal testing methods that could be used instead.

Episode 22: Horses Forced to Work Without Food or Water Near the Grand Canyon

Episode 23: Millions of Animals’ Lives Have Been Spared Because of This Woman’s Leadership

Episode 25: Learn About PETA’s Vegan Mentor Program and How You Can Join for Free

Daily Call to Action: Check out this article by WISE Woman Alison Cullinane and share it!

Demand truthful discussion about taxes and the cost of living here by Allison Cullinane

Here is the link:


Here is an excerpt from the article:

Even though the tax rates are now decided, this is an election year, and the debate should not stop. I am hopeful that we can get past the knee-jerk reactions in this discussion. Here’s why we need to try.

There are realities to our government finances that are not generally acknowledged but cannot be avoided.

First: over time, expenses go up. It’s called inflation, and unless we’re in a severe economic downturn, it always happens. This means that even if programs are not expanded and the number of government employees are not increased, the government needs more money just to stay even from year to year.

Second: city and county governments are responsible for the utility infrastructure we all depend on (i.e. water, sewer, school buildings and roads), and just like our homes, infrastructure gets old and has to be maintained and replaced. These are significantly large costs that have to be planned for.

Third: city and county governments are on the front lines in dealing with environmental degradation, which is increasing (recent disastrous flooding in Ellicott City and Frederick, and regular flooding at Annapolis City Dock are just the most obvious examples). Costs associated with stormwater management and/or flood recovery efforts are going up and will continue to do so.

Our political leaders have been stuck between a rock and a hard place in dealing with these issues.

The “rock” is the automatic effort to never raise taxes and, in fact, to lower them at almost all costs (witness John Grasso’s capitulation to Steve Schuh’s concern over lowering their taxes by $8/year, vs. paying for 20 more teachers).

Daily Call to Action from Planned Parenthood and NARAL of Maryland. Forum on 8/14 at 6:30 in Annapolis

Planned Parenthood of Maryland and NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland


Roe at 45 Under Mr. 45

Please join NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund and Planned Parenthood of Maryland to discuss the importance of Roe v. Wade, the recent SCOTUS ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra that had sought to stop the deceptive practices of anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers, and current issues before the Anne Arundel County Council.

Tuesday, August 14

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of MD

333 Dubois Road in Annapolis



Join activists from across Anne Arundel County at the

Anne Arundel County Council Meeting

to testify on Resolution 30-18 Introduced by Councilman Michael Peroutka

regarding reproductive rights

Monday, September 4

sign-in to testify no later than 6:30 PM, meeting begins at 7:00 PM

The Arundel Center

44 Calvert Street in Downtown Annapolis

Daily Call to Action: Relentlessly stand against hate

Did you know that we are home 19 Hate Groups active in Maryland, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, https://www.splcenter.org?

In addition, the number of hate crimes committed doubled from 2016 to 2017 in Maryland according to the State Police.


What can you do to stop hate in our back yard?

Ten Steps:

Support the Southern Poverty Law Center and their mission to oppose hate groups in America. Down load their Stop the Hate pdf – https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

1. Act 2. Join Forces 3. Support Victims 4. Speak Up 5. Educate Yourself 6. Create An Alternative 7. Pressure Leaders 8. Stay Engaged 9. Teach Acceptance 10. Dig Deeper

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Give generously to their efforts! Go to   https://www.splcenter.org/

Hate groups in Maryland: https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map/by-state