Democracy Happy Hour – May 8, 2024

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Democracy Happy Hour, May 8, 2024 - Meeting Recordings:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:


  • Kent for Districts – Ballot initiative in Kent, WA to create districts – They are looking for volunteers to help get this on the November ballot. -

The Authoritarian Playbook for 2025 Links:

Project 2025: Presidential Transition Project -

The 2025 Presidential Transition Project paves the way for an effective conservative Administration based on four pillars: a policy agenda, Presidential Personnel Database, Presidential Administration Academy, and playbook for the first 180 days of the next Administration.

Democracy in the News Links:

Trump violated gag a 10th time, judge says, threatening jail -

Stormy Daniels delivers intense testimony in Trump’s trial: 6 takeaways -

Hope Hicks takes the stand: 5 takeaways from Trump’s criminal trial -

Judge indefinitely delays Trump’s classified documents trial in Florida -

Georgia court to hear Trump appeal seeking to disqualify Fani Willis -

Trump Acknowledges He Wanted to Go to the Capitol on Jan. 6 -

'Watch them like hawks': Trump asks backers to become election workers -

Trump, Repeating 2020 Election Lies, Will Not Commit to Accepting 2024 Results -

Libertarians picked Trump to headline their convention. Then an internal revolt erupted. -

Abortion is still consuming US politics and courts 2 years after a Supreme Court draft was leaked -

Drawing the Line: How Gerrymandering Determines Whose Votes Have Power -

Inside the far-right plan to use civil rights law to disrupt the 2024 election -

How State Legislatures Are Refining Their Efforts to Manipulate Elections -

Voters face new rules for mailed ballots in battleground states -

Canvassing groups face unprecedented voter registration hurdles -

How Election Officials Can Identify, Prepare for, and Respond to AI Threats -

A group of Republicans has united to defend the legitimacy of US elections and those who run them -

The Legal Defense Fund Issues Democracy Defended Report Outlining Barriers to Fair, Accessible Elections and Guidelines to Protect the Vote in 2024 -

Behind the Mysterious Right-Wing Group Suing To Roll Back Arizona’s Voting Laws -

Kemp signs new Georgia voting rules into law ahead of presidential election -

Signatures filed for top-four ranked-choice voting (RCV) initiative in Idaho, which would reverse the state’s ban enacted in 2023 -

Federal judges order Louisiana Legislature to draw yet another congressional map -

Advocates say Supreme Court must preserve new, mostly Black US House district for 2024 elections -

Louisiana Governor Signs New State Supreme Court Map With Two Majority-Black Districts -

Federal Trial To Begin in Challenge to North Carolina Photo ID Law -

Justice Department Supports Private Right to Enforce Voting Rights Act in Pennsylvania Lawsuit -

Republicans file lawsuit to block count of Nevada mail ballots received after Election Day -

Oklahoma bans ranked-choice voting, joins six other states in prohibition -

Inactive Voters To Be 'Purged' in Key Swing State -

How Citizens United cleared the way for the biggest political bribery scandal in Ohio history -

Wisconsin Supreme Court will decide whether mobile voting sites are legal -

Blockbuster cases abound as Supreme Court enters opinion season -

Federal judges have a code of ethics but often aren't held accountable, NPR finds -

2024 Presidential Candidates' Top Contributors as of April 2024 -

Mystery Group Announces $5 Million Fund to Pay for Reports of Election Fraud. What Could Go Wrong? -

Candidates for Federal Office Can Raise Unlimited Funds for Ballot Measures -

America needs poll workers, now more than ever -

GOOD NEWS Websites:

Politics & Government Good News -

Good News Network -

Sunny Skyz -

ABC Good News -

Daily Good -

The Happy News -

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