Democracy Happy Hour – May 29, 2024

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Democracy Happy Hour, May 29, 2024 - Meeting Recordings:

FDF Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • June 5 - The Laboratories of Autocracy Playbook and How We Fight Back with David Pepper, Author & Activist
  • 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 on vacation.


Renovating Our Democracy Together & Partners in Democracy Links:

Democracy in the News Links:

Trump hush money jury begins deliberations in historic case -


Live Updates: Jury Begins Deciding Trump’s Fate in Hush-Money Case -


Defense attacks Cohen, prosecution attacks Trump in hush money trial closing -


If convicted in his hush money trial, here’s what Trump could face next -


On the week Trump’s Fla. trial was scheduled to start, uncertainty and a pretrial hearing -


Judge denies request to restrict Trump statements about law enforcement in classified records case -

Judge Denies Limited Gag Order Request in Trump Documents Case -


Election officials in key battleground states say they're prepared for threats to poll workers ahead of 2024 elections -


Debunking misinformation failed. Welcome to ‘pre-bunking’ -


Voter outreach groups targeted by new laws in several GOP-led states are struggling to do their work -


House Passes Measure to Repeal D.C. Noncitizen Voting Law -


Miami agrees to settle racial gerrymandering lawsuit, accept new voting map from plaintiffs -


Florida is using a fraud-hunting tool used by the right to look for voters to remove from the rolls -


New York State’s Matching Funds Program Debuts. What Does it Mean for This Year’s Election? -


Nevada Photo ID Initiative For 2024 Ballot Will Proceed, State Supreme Court Rules -


Ohio Elections Official Threatens to Exclude Biden From the Ballot -


Ohio governor calls special session to ensure Biden gets on ballot -


Democrats Adopt Nomination Plan to Allow Biden on the Ohio Ballot -


Ohio voting org asks judge to toss law they say illegally limits people who can help disabled voters -


Voting rights groups file lawsuit to challenge Pennsylvania mail-in ballot date requirement -


A Black newspaper in Washington state gets a second life: ‘We can’t let the Black Lens die’ -


Supreme Court’s South Carolina ruling boosts GOP, with national implications -


Voting rights experts find old ideas in new racial gerrymandering standard -


The Supreme Court is in for a supremely busy June -


Another Provocative Flag Was Flown at Another Alito Home -


The ‘Appeal to Heaven’ flag evolves from Revolutionary War symbol to banner of the far right -


Justice Alito tells Congress he will not recuse from Jan. 6-related cases -


Trump makes sweeping promises to donors on audacious fundraising tour -


Revealed: the extremist Maga lobbying group driving far-right Republican policies -


Shell company steering $2.6 million to Republican PACs raises concerns of illicit funding scheme -


Can Proportional Representation Create Better Governance? -


Connecting citizens to opportunities to strengthen democracy -

GOOD NEWS Websites:


Politics & Government Good News -


Good News Network -


Sunny Skyz -


ABC Good News -


Daily Good -


The Happy News -

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