Democracy Happy Hour – April 5, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, April 5, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Fix Democracy First Links:

• Fix Democracy First – Legislation Page -

• Website & past event recordings under event page:

• Donate to FDF @

• Spring Online Auction Donation Form -

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Apr 12th - Democracy by Lottery Part 2 with Nick Coccoma
  • Apr 19th - WA Legislative Recap: What passed? What's next?
  • April 26th - Local Intersections: Working Together to Strengthen Democracy with Caleb Christen


Renewing Our Constitutional Democracy Links:

Citizen Rules -

American Turning Point: Repairing and Restoring Our Constitutional Republic -



Democracy in the News Links:


Donald Trump Is Indicted in New York -


Trump Decries Charges After Pleading Not Guilty to 34 Felony Counts -




The Donald Trump Indictment, Annotated -


Trump’s legal drama could soon continue in Georgia -


Justice Dept. said to have more evidence of possible Trump obstruction at Mar-a-Lago -


Pence won’t appeal order compelling grand jury testimony -


Judge: Dominion defamation case against Fox will go to trial -


Trump supporter found guilty in 2016 Twitter scheme to undermine Hillary Clinton -


Republicans push for stricter election laws, despite scant proof of fraud -


Dark money groups push election denialism on US state officials -


Far-right county throws out voting machines – with nothing to replace them -


Florida Republicans poised to make more changes to election laws -


Lawmakers pass ‘voter purge’ bill that could keep some Mississippians from voting -


Following 2022 midterm victories, New Mexico Democrats pass state Voting Rights Act into law -


GOP lawmakers want to block NC from a partnership that helps maintain clean voter rolls -


Ohio's new voter ID laws kick in this week. Here are the new requirements -


New voter ID requirements put out-of-state college students “between a rock and a hard place” -


Proposed Texas bills would undermine voting rights for millions -


Texas may be about to scrap a voting security system it can’t replace -


Red-state elections officials balk at voter registration outreach -


Voters With Disabilities Often Overlooked in Voting Battles -


More States Allow Residents With Felony Convictions to Vote -


State election officials at U.S. Senate hearing discuss threats to workers, call for funding -


Liberals gain control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court for the first time in 15 years -


Dueling court cases in Washington state and Texas could determine legality of abortion pill -


Key Senate Dems want Supreme Court funding tied to an ethics code for justices -


The $37m question: why do US states elect judges in expensive, partisan elections? -


WI Supreme Court Race: Record Spending Leads to Reform Calls -


Trump seeks to make criminal allegations pay with 2024 fundraising drive -


Democrats, Republicans fundraise off of Trump indictment news -


The Youth Interest PAC, Founded By Mejia Campaign Alums, Will Fund Progressive Campaigns -


Republican Energy Bill Follows Massive Increase in Fossil Fuel Donations -


“Corporations Are Not People”: Jayapal Files Bill to Reverse “Citizens United” -


State courts do not need congressional permission to enforce the federal Constitution against state officials -

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