Democracy Happy Hour – April 20, 2022

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* Democracy Happy Hour, April 20, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

  • Apr 27th – Open Discussion – Bring your ideas!
  • May 4th – Tax the Rich: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer w/ Bud Wurtz
  • May 11th – What Divides Rural, Suburban & Urban Politics?
  • May 18th – Ranked Choice Voting: Clark County Campaign w/ FairVote WA

YO VOTE! (Youth Organizers for Voter Outreach, Teaching & Engagement) -

WON (Women in Office Now) –

Running With My Girls – Film Screening & Panel Discussion – May 26th @ 6 pm PT – Register @

ACTION NEEDED: Boeing, Support Our Fundamental Democratic Values - Tell Boeing to stop funding Members of Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 election:

The Politics Industry Links:

The Political Industrial Complex: Government of, by and for… Consultants! -

How political campaigning has changed throughout US history -

How political consultants cash in big time from the campaign finance system -

The mysterious political consultants making millions to influence elections -

Political Consulting Firms Made $1.4 Billion Simultaneously Working for Campaign Committees and ‘Independent’ Groups -

Consulting firms double-dipping in political candidates rake in more than $1B -


The Fight for Ad Buys in an Election Year -

Presidential campaigns set new records for social media ad spending -

Can We Escape the Political-Industrial Complex? -

SEPTEMBER 2017 WHY COMPETITION IN THE POLITICS INDUSTRY IS FAILING AMERICA - A strategy for reinvigorating our democracy -

The Politics Industry – How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy -

How Industry Competition Theory Can Help Fix U.S. Politics – VIDEO -

Democracy in the News Links:

Fearing a Trump Repeat, Jan. 6 Panel Considers Changes to Insurrection Act -

'We need ammo. We need fraud examples. We need it this weekend.' What the Meadows texts reveal about how two Trump congressional allies lobbied the White House to overturn the election. -

Trump Allies Continue Legal Drive to Erase His Loss, Stoking Election Doubts -

Lawmakers worry 2020 will provide a blueprint for stealing a future election -

After 2020, a candidate conceding an election is no longer a sure thing -

More Than 70 Percent Of Trump's Endorsees Believe The 2020 Election Was Fraudulent -
‘Election integrity summits’ aim to fire up Trump activists over big lie -

Center-right pushes back against election deniers -

Legal effort to remove Greene from Ga. ballot can proceed, judge rules -

"Based on a lie": GOP's Zuckerberg obsession threatens to starve local election offices of funding -

Fighting Trump, Dems launch plan to elect thousands of local election supervisors -

Amid false 2020 claims, GOP states eye voting system upgrade -

Republicans' voter suppression laws are as ableist as they are racist -

Voting rights advocates warn of fresh threats to ballot access in Georgia -

Without federal voting protections, many look to states as the ‘laboratories of democracy’ -

Study: Vote-by-Mail Promotes Equity, Reduces Racial Gap in Voting -

TNR Poll: Americans Agree Democracy Is Doomed, but Not About Why -

DNC sets off free-for-all to remake presidential calendar -

DeSantis draws congressional map that would dramatically expand GOP’s edge in Florida -

Florida’s redistricting fight continues. The head of the state League of Women Voters talks about what’s at stake. -

Ohio Supreme Court rejects Republicans’ fourth set of state legislative maps -

The Ohio Redistricting Fight Isn’t a Mess. It’s Progress. -

New Mexico - Judge allows lawsuit on maps to proceed -

Civil rights groups sue Texas county over alleged 'discriminatory' map -

Analysis: Gerrymandering has left Texas voters with few options -

Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts GOP-drawn legislative maps -

Washington state's new redistricting plan to stand for 2022 elections, judge says -

How Democrats learned to stop worrying and love the gerrymander -

Democrats’ redistricting gains hit a roadblock: The Supreme Court -

Trump-Appointed Judge Deemed ‘Not Qualified’ by Bar Association Voids Mask Mandate on Planes, Other Travel -

Justice Department Appeals to Reinstate Transportation Mask Mandate -

How the Supreme Court's conservatives influenced the ruling against the CDC mask requirement -

Georgia’s 2018 Rematch, in a Courtroom -

Judge denies Abrams bid to seek unlimited contributions -

Most Americans think Supreme Court process more politics than substance: poll -

The effort to implement a Supreme Court code of ethics -

Political Campaigns Are Facing Risks With Crypto Donations On Coinbase And BitPay -

Campaign finance watchdog cracks down on untraceable super PAC donations -

A bipartisan group of 19 lawmakers is laying out 3 key parameters for a stock trading ban following the House's first hearing on the issue -

Some state lawmakers calling it quits, can’t afford to serve -

Women of color are changing the dialogue in WA’s Legislature -

Open primaries would allow 1.1 million independent voters to take part in elections, lawmakers say -

Evaluating the Effects of Ranked-Choice Voting -

Censorship battles’ new frontier: Your public library -

Boeing, Stop Funding Those Who Undermine Democracy -

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