Democracy Happy Hour – April 24, 2024

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Democracy Happy Hour, April 24, 2024 - Meeting Recordings:

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Building Women's Political Power through Democracy Reform - RepresentWomen Links:

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Trump trial: Highlights from opening statements and first witness testimony -

Prosecutors at hush money trial say Trump led 'porn star payoff' scheme to 'corrupt' 2016 election -

Ex-publisher details ‘catch and kill’ at Trump’s hush money trial -

Tabloid publisher says he pledged to be Trump campaign’s ‘eyes and ears’ during 2016 race -

Trump faces contempt of court finding if judge determines he violated gag order -

NY Courts Agree with Common Cause NY: Courts Must Publish Daily Transcripts from Trump Trial -

Trump could have helped response to Jan. 6 riot — but didn’t — per new testimony -

Trump, Giuliani, Meadows are unindicted co-conspirators in Michigan fake elector case, hearing reveals -

CISA, FBI, ODNI Issue Guidance on Securing Election Infrastructure -

New report reveals high turnover within local election offices -

Women run 80% of US elections – but are targets of misogyny-laced threats -

US 'Swatting' Pranks Stoke Alarm In Election Year -

A crush of lawsuits over voting in multiple states is creating a shadow war for the 2024 election -

Eighteen states and D.C. file amicus brief opposing Raffensperger voting rights appeal -

Colorado State University hosts summit to turn students into champions for democracy -

Maine joins compact to elect the president by popular vote but it won’t come into play this November -

‘Minnesota Voting Rights Act’ nears governor’s signature after state Senate approval -

Legislative panels will consider restoring some Mississippians’ voting rights -

Support grows for ranked-choice voting in municipal, school board elections -

Federal three-judge panel will take first look at redistricting cases May 28 -

Felon voting rights restoration proposal becomes law but faces possible legal challenge -

Supreme Court rejects challenge to vote-by-mail restrictions in Texas -

State Republican Party convention erupts in chaos after GOP leaders try to stop governor endorsement vote -

WA GOP endorses Semi Bird for governor at Trump-dominated convention -

The WA GOP put it in writing that they’re not into democracy -

Supreme Court weighs Donald Trump case, abortion bans, homeless camps in blockbuster week -

Supreme Court divided over homeless ban and rights of the unhoused -

Conservative justices appear skeptical federal law requires emergency abortion care -

Starbucks appears likely to win Supreme Court dispute with federal labor agency -

Trump’s claims of presidential immunity to be probed at U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday -

US Supreme Court Will Not Hear Kari Lake’s Fringe Voting Machines Case -

These Are The Big-Money Donors Backing Trump—As He Trails Biden’s Fundraising -

Trump’s legal bills drain millions more from his political committees -

Trump is funneling campaign money into cash-strapped businesses. Experts say it looks bad. -

Trump Demands a Cut of Donations From Campaigns That Use His Name -

R.F.K. Jr. Received $2 Million From His Running Mate, Nicole Shanahan -

The pro-Israel groups planning to spend millions in US elections -

Louisiana’s flagship university lets oil firms influence research – for a price -

Senate passes bill forcing TikTok’s parent company to sell or face ban, sends to Biden for signature -

Christian nationalism is a grave threat to America -

America’s Voting System Is the Worst, Thumbs Down -

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Politics & Government Good News -

Good News Network -

Sunny Skyz -

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Daily Good -

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