Democracy Happy Hour – January 31, 2024

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Democracy Happy Hour, Jan 31, 2024 - Meeting Recordings:Speaker View Recording:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

Feb 7 - The People with Katie Fahey, Executive Director (Katie was featured in Slay the Dragon.)Feb 14 - CANCELED - No Democracy Happy Hour this week. Cindy will be attending the National Assoc. of Nonpartisan Reformers Summit in Denver.Feb 21 - Reclaiming Our Democracy: Every Citizen's Guide to Transformational Advocacy with Sam Daley-HarrisFeb 28 - Section Two of the 14th Amendment: A Never Enforced Provision of the Constitution  with Jared Pettinato & Todd Drezner


WA Poor People's Campaign March To Stay Alive In Olympia – March 2nd @ 12 pm PT -

PPC video:

League of Women Voters of WA ACT via Zoom – Mondays @ 10 am through Mar 11, 2024 -

Citizen Assemblies and Deliberation Links:

The American Public Trust -

The Leadership Now Project -

Civic Health Project -

More Perfect Union -

AllSides -

Listen First Project -

Business for America -

Citizen Assemblies -

Healthy Democracy -

Democracy Without Elections -

OECD Deliberative Democracy Database -

Input Crowd, Output Meaning -

The Deliberative Democracy Lab -

Human Listening + Machine Learning -

This Austrian Heiress Wants to Redistribute Millions of Dollars - Marlene Engelhorn has committed to giving away 90 percent of her wealth. Will a council of citizens be able to decide how to spend it? -

Democracy in the News Links

New Hampshire Republican Primary Election Results -

Trump leans into voter fraud playbook, preparing to cry foul if he loses expected Biden rematch -

Haley camp seeks to convince top donors that Trump would cost GOP the House -

Voting Is Bewildering This Primary Season. That Worries Experts. -

Trump Claims Immunity Extends Even to Acts That ‘Cross the Line’ -

Full Appeals Court Spurns Request by Trump to End Gag Order in Election Case -

McConnell, Republican lawmakers sign Supreme Court brief on keeping Trump on ballot -

Maine judge delays Trump ballot decision until Supreme Court ruling -

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to bar Trump from Alaska election ballots -

WA judge denies effort to remove Trump from ballot -

Donald Trump must pay an additional $83.3 million to E. Jean Carroll in defamation case, jury says -

US elected officials avoiding topics of abortion and gun control over fear of threats -

Intimidation of State and Local Officeholders -

2024 Election Has More Restrictions to Voting Than in 2020 -

Voting Laws Roundup: 2023 in Review -

Which states could get new congressional maps in 2024? -

Proposed resolution would give Arizona Legislature authority to override popular vote -

Colorado Republicans ask federal judge to bar unaffiliated voters from party primary elections -

Florida Supreme Court will consider challenge to DeSantis’ redistricting map -

Louisiana Lawmakers Approve Map That Empowers More Black Voters -

Further litigation is unlikely in Louisiana redistricting fight -

Michigan Racial Gerrymandering Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court -

Minnesota Supreme Court to decide fate of felon voting rights law -

Can Mississippi strip felons, including tree thieves, of voting rights? Federal judges hear the case -

Federal judge blocks same-day voter registration change -

Judge rejects court order blocking NC Senate election map accused of racial gerrymandering -

Ohio attorney general rejects voting-rights coalition's ballot petition for a 2nd time -

Felons must get gun rights back if they want voting rights restored, Tennessee officials say -

Five new maps proposed for Central Washington redistricting -

Tougher punishment for harassing election workers passes the House twice, now confronts the Senate -


A federal court declines to revisit a ruling that could weaken the Voting Rights Act -

The Politics of Judicial Elections, 2021–2022 -

Big Donors Back New Group to Fight ‘Deep State’ at Supreme Court -

Outside spending on 2024 elections tops $318 million -

Trump’s super PAC raised $46 million in 6 months -

Trump threatens to blacklist Haley donors -

Watchdogs urge presidential candidates to disclose top campaign fundraisers -

Citizens United anniversary marks expensive start to 2024 election -

State and federal lobbying spending tops $46 billion after federal lobbying spending broke records in 2023 -

Foreign-Influenced Corporate Money in State Elections -

‘Smoking gun proof’: fossil fuel industry knew of climate danger as early as 1954, documents show -

OpenAI Bans AI Tools For Political Campaigns: Voting Rights For Humans Only -

Fake Biden robocall ‘tip of the iceberg’ for AI election misinformation -

Science is revealing why American politics are so intensely polarized -

American democracy is cracking. These ideas could help repair it. -

GOOD NEWS Websites:

Politics & Government Good News -

Good News Network -

Sunny Skyz -

ABC Good News -

Daily Good -

The Happy News -

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