Events

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Dec
8
Democracy Happy Hour – December 8, 2021
Topic: The Push to Take Over State Elections. Join us from 5-6:30pm PT for a weekly discussion about our democracy.
Dec
15
Democracy Happy Hour – December 15, 2021
Topic: How Do We Win the Fight for Democracy? Join us from 5-6:30pm PT for a weekly discussion about our democracy.
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Dec
1
Democracy Happy Hour – Dec 1, 2021
Topic: Proportional Representation w/ special guests from WA for Equitable Democracy
Nov
24
Democracy Happy Hour – Nov 24, 2021
WA Redistricting Update: Review of the Maps w/ Alison McCaffree. Meeting Recording & Notes
Nov
17
Democracy Happy Hour – Nov 17, 2021
Topic: Impact of Polarization in Local Government. Meeting recording and notes
Nov
10
Defending Democracy – 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony
Join us to celebrate this Year's 2021 Democracy Awardees, plus learn our successes in the past year.
Nov
3
Democracy Happy Hour – Nov 3, 2021
Topic: 2021 Elections Report. Meeting recordings and notes.
Oct
27
Democracy Happy Hour – October 27, 2021
Topic: Redistricting Update: Review of the Maps. Meeting recordings and notes
Oct
20
Democracy Happy Hour – October 20, 2021
Topic: Updating the U.S. Constitution: Is it time? Meeting recordings and notes.
Oct
13
Democracy Happy Hour – October 13, 2021
Meeting recording and notes from our discussion on Gender & Racial Parity in Political Participation – Why does it matter?
Oct
6
Democracy Happy Hour – October 6, 2021
Pandora Papers & Gender & Racial Parity in Political Participation – Why does it matter? Meeting recording and notes.
Sep
29
Democracy Happy Hour – September 29, 2021
Gender & Racial Parity in Political Participation – Why does it matter? Meeting recording and notes.
Sep
22
Democracy Happy Hour – September 22, 2021
Extremism in the U.S. – What, When & How? Meeting recording and notes.
Sep
15
Democracy Happy Hour – September 15, 2021
Election Audits – What are the best options? Meeting recording and notes.
Sep
9
Democracy Vouchers: How bringing money into politics can drive money out of politics with author Tom Latkowski
Recording and notes from our event with Tom Latkowski to discuss his new book, "Democracy Vouchers."
Sep
8
Democracy Happy Hour – September 8, 2021
The Influence of Political Think Tanks on Policy Making. Meeting recording and notes.
Sep
1
Democracy Happy Hour – September 1, 2021
Meeting recording and links from our discussion on democracy in the news and The Powell Memo's Impact 50 Years Later.
Aug
28
March On For Voting Rights - Washington State Virtual March
Join FDF, WA Indivisible Network & League of Women Voters of WA for a statewide virtual event to stand up for voting rights!
Aug
25
Democracy Happy Hour – August 25, 2021
Meeting recording and links from our discussion on Social Media's Impact on Democracy
Aug
18
Democracy Happy Hour – August 18, 2021
Meeting recording and links from our discussion on Modernization and Democracy
Aug
11
Democracy Happy Hour – August 11, 2021
Meeting recording and links from our discussion on Fair & Impartial Courts: How do we get there?
Aug
4
Democracy Happy Hour – August 4, 2021
Meeting notes and links from our discussion about Misinformation, Disinformation & Malinformation.
Jul
28
Democracy Happy Hour – July 28, 2021
Meeting recording and links from our discussion about Fair & Impartial Courts: How do we get there?
Jul
21
Democracy Happy Hour – July 21, 2021
Meeting recording and links from our discussion on Anti-Corruption & Accountability in Government.
Jul
14
Democracy Happy Hour – July 14, 2021
Meeting recording and links from our discussion on Oligarchy vs Democracy.
Jul
10
Deadline for Democracy Washington State Virtual Rally
Recording, details, and links from our virtual rally on July 10th, 2021
Jul
7
Democracy Happy Hour – July 7, 2021
Meeting recording and links. This week's topic: History of the Filibuster.
Jun
30
Democracy Happy Hour – June 30, 2021
Meeting recording and notes. This Week's Special Guest: Nick Licata.
Jun
23
Democracy Happy Hour – June 23, 2021
Meeting recording and notes. This Week's Topic: Ranked Choice Voting.
Jun
16
Democracy Happy Hour – June 16, 2021
Meeting Recording and Notes. Topic: Proposed Changes to State & Federal Courts.
Jun
9
Democracy Happy Hour – June 9, 2021
Meeting recording and notes: Possible Effects of New Voting Restrictions in 2022 Election.
Jun
6
Racially Charged: America's Misdemeanor Problem - Screening & Panel Discussion
Join us for a free virtual screening and panel discussion on June 6th, 2021
Jun
2
Democracy Happy Hour – June 2, 2021
Meeting recording and notes from our discussion around "We the People" Meaning & Impact on Democracy.
May
26
Democracy Happy Hour – May 26, 2021
Meeting recording and notes from our discussion on Challenges to the Right to Protest.
May
19
Democracy Happy Hour – May 19, 2021
Topic: Why Not a Constitutional Convention? Join us from 5-6:30pm PT for a weekly discussion about our democracy.
May
12
Democracy Happy Hour – May 12, 2021
Topic: Corporate Constitutional Personhood: Rights and Power. Join us from 5-6:30pm PT for a weekly discussion about our democracy.
May
5
Democracy Happy Hour – May 5, 2021
Topic: John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Join us from 5-6:30pm PT for a weekly discussion about our democracy.
Apr
28
Democracy Happy Hour – April 28, 2021
Topic: Court Cases Impacting Democracy. Join us from 5-6:30pm PT for a weekly discussion about our democracy.
Apr
21
Democracy Happy Hour – April 21, 2021
Topic: Local Reforms' Impact on National Policy. Join us from 5-6:30pm PT for a weekly discussion about our democracy.
Apr
19
Spring 2021 Online Auction
April 19-25, 2021. Bid on original artwork, autographed books, journals, DVDs, chocolates, wine, lodging, a private pool party, and more!
Apr
14
Democracy Happy Hour – April 14, 2021
Topic: Democracy & Climate Reform. Meeting recording and links from April 14, 2021
Apr
7
Democracy Happy Hour – April 7, 2021
Topic: For the People Week of Action. Join us from 5-6:30pm PT for a weekly discussion about our democracy.
Apr
6
The IF Project - Screening & Panel Discussion
Join us for a very special screening and panel discussion on April 6, 2021 @ 5 pm PT.
Mar
25
SPEAK UP SCHOOL Dave's Redistricting App Map Drawing
Learn how to create your own redistricting maps using Dave's Mapping Application, a free tool for an in-depth look at the impact of where lines are drawn
Mar
24
Democracy Happy Hour – March 24, 2021
Topic: Foreign Influence in U.S. Democracy. Join us from 5-6:30pm PT for a weekly discussion about our democracy.
Mar
17
Democracy Happy Hour – March 17, 2021
Topic: Social Media's Impact on Democracy. Join us from 5-6:30pm PT for a weekly discussion about our democracy.
Mar
11
SPEAK UP SCHOOL Data Lenses
Join us for a one hour discussion of the demographics of Washington and how they could be used to draw district lines and change voting power for various groups.
Mar
10
Democracy Happy Hour – March 10, 2021
Topic: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Democracy. Join us from 5-6:30pm PT for a weekly discussion about our democracy.
Mar
6
SPEAK UP SCHOOL Orientation & Testifying Training
Join us to learn about why redistricting is so important and how you can create an impactful testimony statement
Mar
3
Democracy Happy Hour – March 3, 2021
Topic: Redistricting & Gerrymandering. Join us from 5-6:30pm PT for a weekly discussion about our democracy.
Mar
2
SPEAK UP SCHOOL Redistricting 101
Alison McCaffree will lead participants through the basics of redistricting and how it works in Washington State.
Feb
28
Dark Money Discussion
Join Meaningful Movies at First Church for a discussion of the film documentary Dark Money,
Feb
22
Democracy Lobby Week 2021
Check out all the programs from Democracy Lobby Week, held Feb. 22-26, 2021, which was hosted by Fix Democracy First and the League of Women Voters of Washington
Feb
18
Becoming A Democracy ROUND 2 w/ Kristin Eberhard
Learn about why it’s more urgent than ever to reform the filibuster, how HR 1 could protect democracy, and how ranked choice voting might change the partisan dynamic in Congress.
Feb
17
Democracy Happy Hour – Feb. 17, 2021
Topic: Civic Education & Impact on Democracy. Join us for a weekly opportunity to learn about our local and national efforts as well as other updates from Fix Democracy First!
Feb
10
Democracy Happy Hour – Feb. 10, 2021
Topic: Democracy & Capitalism. Join us for a weekly opportunity to learn about our local and national efforts as well as other updates from Fix Democracy First!
Feb
3
Democracy Happy Hour - Feb. 03, 2021
Topic: The Filibuster. Join us for a weekly opportunity to learn about our local and national efforts as well as other updates from Fix Democracy First!
Jan
28
"Eastpointe" Film Screening & Panel Discussion
When a quiet suburb of Detroit is sued by the Department of Justice, a long history of racial tensions is unearthed and an historic election takes place.
Jan
27
Democracy Happy Hour – Jan. 27, 2021
Topic: Democracy in the U.S. Compared to Other Countries. Notes and recording from this online event.
Jan
20
Democracy Happy Hour – January 20, 2021
Democracy & Civil Liberties – Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021
Jan
13
Democracy Happy Hour – Jan. 13, 2021
Washington State Democracy Week Virtual Rally – Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021
Jan
6
Democracy Happy Hour – January 6, 2021
Election Updates & Democracy Legislation for 2021 – Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021
Dec
23
Democracy Happy Hour – Dec. 23, 2020
Citizen Initiative Review – Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020
Dec
16
Democracy Happy Hour – Dec. 16, 2020
Democracy & the Courts – Recording and meeting links from our online discussion on Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020
Dec
9
Democracy Happy Hour – Dec. 9, 2020
Voting Rights Restoration – Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020
Dec
3
Becoming A Democracy: Discussion w/ author Kristin Eberhard
Join us on December 3rd from 6-7pm to chat with Kristin Eberhard about her new book.
Dec
2
Democracy Happy Hour – Dec 2, 2020
Impact of Lobbying on Democracy – Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020
Nov
18
Democracy Happy Hour - Nov. 18, 2020
Democracy Legislation & Protect the Results Updates - Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020
Nov
11
Democracy Happy Hour - Nov. 11, 2020
Election Recap & Protect the Result Update - Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020
Nov
4
Protect the Results & Count Every Vote Virtual Rally - WA State
We need to Protect the Results & Count Every Vote. Join us on November 4th @ 5-7pm PT to discuss potential actions if needed.
Oct
28
Democracy Happy Hour - Oct. 28, 2020
Early Election Turnout - Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020
Oct
26
UnRepresented - Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Join us for a very special film screening of "UnRepresented"with a panel discussion featuring the film's director, Daniel Falconer, and other special guests
Oct
21
Democracy Happy Hour - October 21, 2020
Preparing for the Upcoming Election - Recording from our online discussion on Oct 21, 2020
Oct
15
Monthly Virtual Volunteer Meeting
Learn about actions and volunteer opportunities that you can do from home for both local and national democracy efforts!
Oct
14
Democracy Happy Hour - October 14, 2020
Ballot Initiatives: The Pros & Cons - Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020
Oct
7
Democracy Happy Hour - October 7, 2020
Theme: Representation - Recording from our online discussion on Oct. 7, 2020
Sep
30
Democracy Happy Hour - September 30, 2020
Election Scenarios: What if? - recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Sept 30, 2020
Sep
24
Media & Democracy: Time for a Reset
Join us for a special panel discussion on Media & Democracy. We'll explore & examine the questions: What role does the media play in democracy and why does democracy need media?
Sep
23
Democracy Happy Hour - September 23, 2020
Democracy and the Courts - Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020
Sep
18
2020 Vision: Picturing Real Democracy
Join Fix Democracy First for a week of special events from September 11-18th! We had to cancel our annual awards dinner back in May, and since it's still not safe to reschedule an in-person event, we decided to take our annual fundraiser online.
Sep
17
2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony
Virtual event recording honoring our 2020 Democracy Awardees
Sep
16
SPECIAL 2020 Vision Democracy Happy Hour
This SPECIAL Democracy Happy Hour was apart of our 2020 Vision event week and was an opportunity for people to learn about FDF and the work we’re doing.
Sep
9
Democracy Happy Hour - September 9, 2020
Tyranny - Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020
Aug
26
Democracy Happy Hour - August 26, 2020
Follow The Money - Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020
Aug
25
Washington State Fair Representation in Redistricting 2021
During this event we will discuss the importance of fair, inclusive, and transparent redistricting process through the telling of experiences that have taken place as a result of the unfair redistricting processes in the past.
Aug
19
Democracy Happy Hour - August 19, 2020
Challenging Super PACs. View recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020
Aug
13
Equity in Democracy: Why This Moment Calls for PR
Join FairVote Washington & Fix Democracy First for a panel discussion about equity in democracy
Aug
12
Democracy Happy Hour - August 12, 2020
The Electoral College. View recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020
Aug
6
Voting Rights Act 55th Anniversary Virtual Rally - Then & Now
Join us for a special virtual rally on Thursday, August 6th for the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 - Then & Now
Aug
5
Democracy Happy Hour - August 5, 2020
Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
Jul
29
Democracy Happy Hour - July 29, 2020
Foreign Money in Elections. View recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Jul
28
Democracy Through the Looking Glass
Film screening & discussion about democracy and the media with the filmmaker, Kevin Bowe.
Jul
22
Democracy Happy Hour - July 22, 2020
Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Jul
15
Democracy Happy Hour - July 15, 2020
Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Jul
8
Democracy Happy Hour - July 8, 2020
Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Jul
7
Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy with author Daniel Newman
Learn about this intriguing and accessible nonfiction graphic novel that details the role wealth and influence play in American democracy.
Jul
1
Democracy Happy Hour - July 1, 2020
Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Jun
30
Slay the Dragon - Free Film Showing & Discussion - TAKE 2
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Along with FairVote Washington and the League of Women Voters of WA we will host a SECOND online film screening and panel discussion on gerrymandering with Slay the Dragon.
Jun
25
The Democracy Rebellion Film Screening with Hedrick Smith
Join Fix Democracy First for a film screening of The Democracy Rebellion, plus a special conversation with the filmmaker, Hedrick Smith.
Jun
24
Democracy Happy Hour - June 24, 2020
Recording from our online discussion on Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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