Democracy Happy Hour – May 29, 2024

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

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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.


ACTIONS & EVENTS:

Renovating Our Democracy Together & Partners in Democracy Links:

Democracy in the News Links:

Trump hush money jury begins deliberations in historic case - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/29/trump-jury-instructions-deliberations

 

Live Updates: Jury Begins Deciding Trump’s Fate in Hush-Money Case - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/05/29/nyregion/trump-trial-hush-money

 

Defense attacks Cohen, prosecution attacks Trump in hush money trial closing - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/28/trump-trial-closing-arguments

 

If convicted in his hush money trial, here’s what Trump could face next - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/29/trump-if-convicted-hush-money-trial-new-york/

 

On the week Trump’s Fla. trial was scheduled to start, uncertainty and a pretrial hearing - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2024/05/22/trump-florida-classified-documents-nauta-hearing/

 

Judge denies request to restrict Trump statements about law enforcement in classified records case - https://apnews.com/article/trump-classified-documents-law-enforcement-maralago-4900bebe9fa20533f50622e155bb70d8

Judge Denies Limited Gag Order Request in Trump Documents Case - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/28/us/politics/gag-order-denied-trump-documents.html

 

Election officials in key battleground states say they're prepared for threats to poll workers ahead of 2024 elections - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/election-officials-key-battleground-states-prepared-threats-2024-rcna154061

 

Debunking misinformation failed. Welcome to ‘pre-bunking’ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/05/26/us-election-misinformation-prebunking

 

Voter outreach groups targeted by new laws in several GOP-led states are struggling to do their work - https://apnews.com/article/voting-rights-outreach-republican-states-new-laws-70e034dd46baf474998259a2b737c096

 

House Passes Measure to Repeal D.C. Noncitizen Voting Law - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/23/us/politics/house-passes-measure-to-repeal-dc-noncitizen-voting-law.html

 

Miami agrees to settle racial gerrymandering lawsuit, accept new voting map from plaintiffs - https://floridapolitics.com/archives/676180-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 - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/florida-eagleai-fraud-hunting-tool-right-voters-rcna153841

 

New York State’s Matching Funds Program Debuts. What Does it Mean for This Year’s Election? - https://citylimits.org/2024/05/28/new-york-states-matching-funds-program-debuts-what-does-it-mean-for-this-years-election/

 

Nevada Photo ID Initiative For 2024 Ballot Will Proceed, State Supreme Court Rules - https://www.democracydocket.com/news-alerts/nevada-photo-id-initiative-for-2024-ballot-will-proceed-state-supreme-court-rules/

 

Ohio Elections Official Threatens to Exclude Biden From the Ballot - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/22/us/politics/biden-ohio-ballot.html

 

Ohio governor calls special session to ensure Biden gets on ballot - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/23/ohio-biden-ballot/

 

Democrats Adopt Nomination Plan to Allow Biden on the Ohio Ballot - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/28/us/democrats-biden-ohio-ballot.html

 

Ohio voting org asks judge to toss law they say illegally limits people who can help disabled voters - https://www.statenews.org/government-politics/2024-05-27/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 - https://penncapital-star.com/voting/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’ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/24/black-lens-newspaper-spokane-washington

 

Supreme Court’s South Carolina ruling boosts GOP, with national implications - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/23/supreme-court-ruling-south-carolina-voting-map-gerrymander

 

Voting rights experts find old ideas in new racial gerrymandering standard - https://www.courthousenews.com/voting-rights-experts-find-old-ideas-in-new-racial-gerrymandering-standard/

 

The Supreme Court is in for a supremely busy June - https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/houston-matters/2024/05/28/488635/the-supreme-court-is-in-for-a-supremely-busy-june/

 

Another Provocative Flag Was Flown at Another Alito Home - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/22/us/justice-alito-flag-appeal-to-heaven.html

 

The ‘Appeal to Heaven’ flag evolves from Revolutionary War symbol to banner of the far right - https://apnews.com/article/alito-supreme-court-flags-history-symbol-protest-a5415aeba90e21a86a50f8489fc54b7a

 

Justice Alito tells Congress he will not recuse from Jan. 6-related cases - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/29/supreme-court-alito-recuse-flag-jan-6

 

Trump makes sweeping promises to donors on audacious fundraising tour - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/28/trump-wealthy-donors-fundraising

 

Revealed: the extremist Maga lobbying group driving far-right Republican policies - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/23/conservative-partnership-institute-republican-laws

 

Shell company steering $2.6 million to Republican PACs raises concerns of illicit funding scheme - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2024/05/shell-company-steering-millions-to-republican-pacs-raises-concerns-of-illicit-funding-sch

 

Can Proportional Representation Create Better Governance? - https://protectdemocracy.org/work/can-proportional-representation-create-better-governance/

 

Connecting citizens to opportunities to strengthen democracy - https://thefulcrum.us/civic-engagement-education/citizen-connect


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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