Democracy Happy Hour – April 5, 2023

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

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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

ACTIONS & CONNECTIONS:

Renewing Our Constitutional Democracy Links:

Citizen Rules - https://www.citizenrules.org/


American Turning Point: Repairing and Restoring Our Constitutional Republic - https://www.amazon.com/American-Turning-Point-Constitutional-Divisiveness/dp/1789049539


WASHINGTON’S FAREWELL ADDRESS - https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-CDOC-106sdoc21/pdf/GPO-CDOC-106sdoc21.pdf

 

Democracy in the News Links:

 

Donald Trump Is Indicted in New York - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/03/30/nyregion/trump-indictment-news

 

Trump Decries Charges After Pleading Not Guilty to 34 Felony Counts - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/04/04/nyregion/trump-arrest-arraignment

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK against DONALD J. TRUMP - https://www.manhattanda.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Donald-J.-Trump-Indictment.pdf

 

The Donald Trump Indictment, Annotated - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/03/16/nyregion/trump-indictment-annotated.html

 

Trump’s legal drama could soon continue in Georgia - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/04/05/trump-georgia-election-case/

 

Justice Dept. said to have more evidence of possible Trump obstruction at Mar-a-Lago - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/04/02/trump-mar-a-lago-obstruction-classified/

 

Pence won’t appeal order compelling grand jury testimony - https://apnews.com/article/pence-grand-jury-2020-election-justice-department-a09e5a4244c271587fac53ef9afcafb1

 

Judge: Dominion defamation case against Fox will go to trial - https://www.seattletimes.com/business/judge-dominion-defamation-case-against-fox-will-go-to-trial/

 

Trump supporter found guilty in 2016 Twitter scheme to undermine Hillary Clinton - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/03/31/trump-douglass-mackey-guilty-verdict/

 

Republicans push for stricter election laws, despite scant proof of fraud - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/04/02/republicans-restrictive-voting-laws/

 

Dark money groups push election denialism on US state officials - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/apr/05/heritage-foundation-election-voting-rights-republican-states

 

Far-right county throws out voting machines – with nothing to replace them - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/apr/04/far-right-county-throws-out-voting-machines-with-nothing-to-replace-them

 

Florida Republicans poised to make more changes to election laws - https://www.politico.com/news/2023/04/03/florida-senate-election-laws-00090252

 

Lawmakers pass ‘voter purge’ bill that could keep some Mississippians from voting - https://mississippitoday.org/2023/03/29/mississippi-voter-purge-bill/

 

Following 2022 midterm victories, New Mexico Democrats pass state Voting Rights Act into law - https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/3/30/2159985/-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 - https://www.wunc.org/politics/2023-03-29/gop-backed-bill-would-block-nc-from-partnership-that-helps-maintain-clean-voter-rolls

 

Ohio's new voter ID laws kick in this week. Here are the new requirements - https://www.wvxu.org/local-news/2023-04-03/ohios-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” - https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2023/04/03/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 - https://www.liberationnews.org/proposed-texas-bills-would-undermine-voting-rights-for-millions/

 

Texas may be about to scrap a voting security system it can’t replace - https://texas.votebeat.org/2023/3/28/23659141/eric-voter-rolls-replacement-electronic-registration-information-center

 

Red-state elections officials balk at voter registration outreach - https://newjerseymonitor.com/2023/04/02/red-state-elections-officials-balk-at-voter-registration-outreach/

 

Voters With Disabilities Often Overlooked in Voting Battles - https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2023-04-02/voters-with-disabilities-often-overlooked-in-voting-battles

 

More States Allow Residents With Felony Convictions to Vote - https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2023/04/04/more-states-allow-residents-with-felony-convictions-to-vote

 

State election officials at U.S. Senate hearing discuss threats to workers, call for funding - https://idahocapitalsun.com/2023/03/29/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 - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/wisconsin-supreme-court-election-liberals-win-majority-rcna77190

 

Dueling court cases in Washington state and Texas could determine legality of abortion pill - https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/29/abortion-pill-dueling-court-cases-could-determine-legality-of-mifepristone.html

 

Key Senate Dems want Supreme Court funding tied to an ethics code for justices - https://edition.cnn.com/2023/04/03/politics/supreme-court-ethics-code-funding/index.html

 

The $37m question: why do US states elect judges in expensive, partisan elections? - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/mar/31/wisconsin-supreme-court-election-explainer

 

WI Supreme Court Race: Record Spending Leads to Reform Calls - https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2023-04-03/campaign-finance-reform-money-in-pol/wi-supreme-court-race-record-spending-leads-to-reform-calls/a83810-1

 

Trump seeks to make criminal allegations pay with 2024 fundraising drive - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/trump-seeks-make-criminal-allegations-pay-with-2024-fundraising-drive-2023-03-30/

 

Democrats, Republicans fundraise off of Trump indictment news - https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meetthepressblog/democrats-republicans-fundraise-trump-indictment-news-rcna77608

 

The Youth Interest PAC, Founded By Mejia Campaign Alums, Will Fund Progressive Campaigns - https://www.teenvogue.com/story/youth-interest-pac

 

Republican Energy Bill Follows Massive Increase in Fossil Fuel Donations - https://readsludge.com/2023/03/30/republican-energy-bill-follows-massive-increase-in-fossil-fuel-donations/

 

“Corporations Are Not People”: Jayapal Files Bill to Reverse “Citizens United” - https://truthout.org/articles/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 - https://freespeechforpeople.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/14.3-fsfp-magliocca-report-mar-2023.pdf

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