Democracy Happy Hour – June 5, 2024

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Democracy Happy Hour, June 5, 2024 - Meeting Recordings:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • June 12 - Citizens United Overreach: Legal Risk in For-Profit Corporate Boards’ Political Spending with Tom Moore, Center for American Progress
  • June 19 - Unite for Democracy: Democracy is US! with Peggy O'Neal
  • June 26 & July 3 - CANCELED - No Democracy Happy Hours - Cindy is on vacation.  
  • July 10 - U.S. Supreme Court Top Rulings & Recap of the 2023/2024 Session
  • July 17 - John Lewis National Day of Commemoration & Action
  • July 24 - Civic Language Perceptions Project: How Civic Language Unites, Divides, & Motivates American Voters with Amy McIsaac, PACE

ACTIONS & EVENTS:

The Laboratories of Autocracy Playbook and How We Fight Back Links:

  • David Pepper – Substack:  

https://davidpepper.substack.com/ or https://substack.com/@davidpepper

Democracy in the News Links:

Trump Guilty on All Counts in Hush-Money Case - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/05/30/nyregion/trump-trial-verdict

 

Will Trump go to jail? Can he be president? What’s next after guilty verdict? - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/30/trump-guilty-what-happens-next/

 

Trump warns of 'breaking point' for Americans if he's jailed - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/trump-says-if-he-is-jailed-that-could-be-breaking-point-americans-2024-06-02/

 

Revenge: analysis of Trump posts shows relentless focus on punishing enemies - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/02/trump-social-media-threats

 

‘No way out without bloodshed’: the right believe the US is under threat and are mobilizing - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/02/far-right-mobilizing-biden-presidency

 

Trump Asks Judge to Lift N.Y. Gag Order Following Conviction - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/04/nyregion/trump-trial-conviction-gag-order.html

 

Felons often can’t vote in Florida. But Trump likely can, thanks to a quirk of the law. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/31/will-trump-be-allowed-vote/

 

Trump appeal to remove Willis from Georgia election subversion case set for October, likely putting trial past Election Day - https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/03/politics/trump-appeal-fani-willis-georgia/index.html

 

Trump classified documents judge is target of more than 1,000 complaints, appeals court reveals - https://www.cnbc.com/2024/05/31/trump-classified-documents-aileen-cannon-complaints.html

 

DC attorney discipline board recommends Rudy Giuliani be disbarred for bogus 2020 election fraud claim - https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/31/politics/rudy-giuliani-election-fraud-disbarment/index.html

 

Trump launches effort to promote mail voting ahead of November - https://thehill.com/homenews/4702797-donald-trump-effort-promote-mail-voting/

 

Former NSA head feels ‘really good’ about election security come November - https://www.govexec.com/management/2024/06/former-nsa-head-feels-really-good-about-election-security-come-november/397079/

 

Alabama bill going into effect in October aims to protect election officials from violence, threats - https://whnt.com/news/alabama-news/alabama-bill-going-into-effect-in-october-aims-to-protect-election-officials-from-violence-threats/

 

U.S. Supreme Court revives Arkansas gerrymandering case, but plaintiffs face long odds - https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2024/06/03/u-s-supreme-court-revives-arkansas-gerrymandering-case-but-plaintiffs-face-long-odds

 

If voters adopt statewide ranked choice voting, Colorado may prevent it from taking effect - https://coloradosun.com/2024/05/30/colorado-ranked-choice-voting-legislature-ballot-measure/

 

Colorado Governor Signs Law Requiring Jails to Provide In-Person Voting - https://www.democracydocket.com/news-alerts/colorado-governor-passes-law-requiring-jails-to-provide-in-person-voting/

 

CT Supreme Court finds public financing law restricts free speech - https://ctmirror.org/2024/05/20/ct-supreme-court-finds-public-financing-law-restricts-free-speech/

 

Florida’s Use of Unreliable Tool Could Wrongly Remove Numerous Voters from Rolls - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/floridas-use-unreliable-tool-could-wrongly-remove-numerous-voters-rolls

 

Kansas Constitution does not include a right to vote, state Supreme Court majority says - https://apnews.com/article/voting-rights-kansas-supreme-court-0a0b5eea5c57cf54a9597d8a6f8a300e

 

Kansas Supreme Court finds law on impersonating election officials to be overbroad - https://www.courthousenews.com/kansas-supreme-court-finds-law-on-impersonating-election-officials-to-be-overbroad/

 

New MN law ends prison gerrymandering - https://spokesman-recorder.com/2024/05/30/minnesota-bans-prison-gerrymandering/

 

Already outlawed in Missouri, noncitizen voting ban will appear on statewide ballot - https://missouriindependent.com/2024/06/04/already-outlawed-in-missouri-noncitizen-voting-ban-will-appear-on-statewide-ballot/

 

Trump campaign sues Nevada, alleges counting of non-postmarked mail ballots - https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/trump-campaign-sues-nevada-alleges-counting-of-non-postmarked-mail-ballots

 

Ohio Legislature Passes Bill Ensuring Biden’s Spot on the Ballot - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/31/us/politics/biden-ohio-ballot.html

 

Seven AGs pen amicus brief in case challenging Ohio voting restrictions - https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2024/06/04/seven-ags-pen-amicus-brief-in-case-challenging-ohio-voting-restrictions/

 

By hand or machine: Tabulator bans go to voters in three counties Tuesday - https://southdakotasearchlight.com/2024/06/02/by-hand-or-machine-tabulator-bans-go-to-voters-in-three-counties-tuesday/

 

Virginia Students Aid Election Cybersecurity Ahead of Fall Elections - https://engineering.virginia.edu/news-events/news/virginia-students-aid-election-cybersecurity-ahead-fall-elections

 

Former Trump aides charged in Wisconsin over 2020 elector plot - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/06/04/wisconsin-charges-2020-trump-electors/

 

The Supreme Court Just Made Gerrymandering Even Easier - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/supreme-court-just-made-gerrymandering-even-easier

 

Abortion, guns and more: These are the Supreme Court’s remaining cases - https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/02/politics/supreme-court-what-to-watch-trump-immunity-abortion-guns/index.html

 

Trump wants the Supreme Court to toss out his conviction. Will they? - https://www.vox.com/scotus/353561/supreme-court-donald-trump-nullfy-conviction

 

Chief Justice Roberts declines to meet with Democrats on court ethics - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/30/chief-justice-roberts-alito-flag-supreme-court-ethics/

 

Republicans Vow to Block Future Biden Judicial Nominees - https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/republican-senators-vow-to-block-future-biden-judicial-nominees

 

Can State Supreme Courts Preserve—or Expand—Rights? - https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/06/10/can-state-supreme-courts-preserve-or-expand-rights

 

Trump campaign raises record $34.8 million in donations after guilty verdict - https://www.cnbc.com/2024/05/31/trump-campaign-donations-record.html

 

There’s a new dark money group supporting Trump - https://www.politico.com/news/2024/05/31/trump-dark-money-group-00161122

 

The $64 million mystery: How a wave of anonymous donations is fueling the 2024 presidential campaign - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-64-million-mystery-anonymous-donations-2024-presidential-campaign/

 

Trump’s $1bn pitch to oil bosses ‘the definition of corruption’, top Democrat says - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/03/trump-big-oil-campaign-pitch-corruption

 

How a Drop in Small-Dollar Donations Is Shaking Up Both Parties - https://www.notus.org/2024-election/small-dollar-donations

 

DNC files third complaint against RFK Jr. super PAC, alleging shady fundraising practices and concealment - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rfk-jr-super-pac-dnc-complaint-shady-fundraising/

 

Claudia Sheinbaum elected Mexico’s first female president - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/06/02/mexico-president-election-sheinbaum-galvez/

 

How Mexico, bastion of machismo, got a female president before the U.S. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/06/03/first-female-president-mexico-claudia-sheinbaum

 

Support for Third U.S. Political Party Up to 63% - https://news.gallup.com/poll/512135/support-third-political-party.aspx

 

How to Register to Vote (Plus, Who’s Eligible to Register) - https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-to-register-to-vote-us-election


GOOD NEWS Websites:

 

Politics & Government Good News - https://www.goodgoodgood.co/impact/democracy

 

Good News Network - https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/

 

Sunny Skyz - https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news

 

ABC Good News - https://abcnews.go.com/alerts/good-news

 

Daily Good - https://www.dailygood.org/

 

The Happy News - https://thehappynewspaper.com/

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