Democracy Happy Hour – April 27, 2022

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Democracy Happy Hour, April 27, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:  

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Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

  • May 4th – Tax the Rich: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer w/ Bud Wurtz & special guest Senator Patty Kuderer
  • May 11th – What Divides Rural, Suburban & Urban Politics?
  • May 18th – Ranked Choice Voting: Clark County Campaign w/ FairVote WA
  • May 25th – The Precinct Strategy: What is it and why?

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

WON (Women in Office Now) –

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

Ecumenical Advocacy Days - Ask the Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act. Here is the link to the many religious organizations and denominations that sponsor EAD each year:

Democracy in the News Links:

Filing Provides New Details on Trump White House Planning for Jan. 6 -

Mark Meadows' 2,319 text messages reveal Trump's inner circle communications before and after January 6 -

Meadows was warned of violence before Jan. 6, new court filings show -

New Details Underscore House G.O.P. Role in Jan. 6 Planning -

‘I’ve Had It With This Guy’: G.O.P. Leaders Privately Blasted Trump After Jan. 6 -

McCarthy Said Trump Acknowledged ‘Some Responsibility’ for Jan. 6 -

McCarthy Feared G.O.P. Lawmakers Put ‘People in Jeopardy’ After Jan. 6 -

A top Democrat ties Pence’s ‘I’m not getting in the car’ to Jan. 6 ‘coup’ -

GOP lawmakers were deeply involved in Trump plans to overturn election, new evidence suggests -

Jan. 6 revelations will 'blow the roof off the House,' Rep. Jamie Raskin says -

Jurors reject array of defenses at Capitol riot trials -

Marjorie Taylor Greene hostile in testimony over eligibility -

Greene says she can’t remember if she urged Trump to impose martial law -

A Crusade to Challenge the 2020 Election, Blessed by Church Leaders -

Building the “Big Lie”: Inside the Creation of Trump’s Stolen Election Myth -

The Secret Origins of the Tea Party -

House Democrats ramp up investigation into impact of election disinformation -

Disinformation Is a Threat to Our Democracy -

Doorbelling group checking voter rolls in Spokane County not government-sanctioned, Auditor’s Office says -

Washington Voter Research Project -

Washington Election Integrity Coalition United or WEiCU pronounced (We See You) -

Bipartisan Senate group to hash out new proposals to prevent stolen elections -

FL suspended enforcement of new voting restrictions the day DeSantis signed bill into law -

Florida bans ranked-choice voting in new elections law -

Florida governor signs bill creating election police unit -

Mississippi's GOP governor vetoes bipartisan bill to curtail Jim Crow-era voting restriction -

Charges Dropped Against Tennessee Woman Who Was Jailed Over Voter Fraud -

Deep-red Utah embraced voting by mail. Then came 2020. -

Native Americans warn of voter suppression in Western states -

Disabled people face GOP pushback in bid to study voting access -

Democrats Fear for Democracy. Why Aren’t They Running on It in 2022? -

A Forgotten Section of the Constitution Could Help Democrats Save Voting Rights -

Florida Senate Passes Congressional Map Giving G.O.P. a Big Edge -

Florida's DeSantis erases two districts that sent Black people to Congress -

Voting groups sue over Florida congressional map -

Congressional map drawn by Kansas Republicans is unconstitutional, Wyandotte County judge rules -

Voting rights groups file lawsuit challenging Mississippi Supreme Court voting maps -

Judge rules the redrawn NM congressional map stays in place — for now -

New York’s Top Court Voids Democrat-Drawn House Map -

Federal judges to pick maps rejected by Ohio Supreme Court if redistricting leaders don't act -

Ohio Republicans Are Just Ignoring The State Supreme Court’s Anti-Gerrymandering Rulings. It’s Working. -

WI - New maps unlikely to give Republicans veto-proof majority and open to voting rights challenges -

This year’s House battlefield is almost locked in. The next decade is still wide open. -

Courts are still a key battleground in the fight against gerrymandering -

Voters Are Split on Their Perception of the Supreme Court, but Support a Code of Ethics for Justices -

Judicial Stock Disclosure Bill Poised to Clear House Next Week -

States rush to revise their abortion laws as a major U.S. Supreme Court decision nears -

US Supreme Court lets R.I. election finance disclosure law stand -

Trump targets outraise challengers, unlike some other incumbents -

Apple, Amazon, Meta report record Q1 lobbying spending amid antitrust fight -

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover adds to his corporate political influence and lobbying power -

The third-party brokers who make millions selling your data to political groups -

Democratic Party weighs banning its consultants from anti-union activity -

E.U. Takes Aim at Social Media’s Harms With Landmark New Law -
Toyota resumes political donations to 2020 presidential election objectors -

Grassroots Groups Call on Boeing to Cut off Donations to Election Objectors -

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