Democracy Happy Hour – April 6, 2022

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* Democracy Happy Hour, April 6, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

  • Apr 13th – Open Primaries
  • Apr 20th – The Politics Industry
  • Apr 27th – Open Discussion – Bring your ideas!

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

WON (Women in Office Now) –

Free the Vote! Celebrating Voting Rights Restoration in WA – April 7th @ 6 pm -

School Board Elections Links:

What Is the Job of a School Board? -

6 reasons you should care about school board elections -

The Conservative School Board Strategy -

Republicans see schools as 2022 political battleground -

Culture Wars Could Be Coming to a School Board Near You -

School board meetings used to be boring. Why have they become war zones? -

Conflicts in school board elections, 2021-2022 -,_2021-2022

Parent-activists, seeking control over education, are taking over school boards -

Students walk out, superintendents stress and parents rage: What's happening as some school boards become more political -

New conservative PAC targets school board elections -

Koch network lurks behind school mask battles, despite soothing new tone at the top -

Bolstered by CRT, book fights, conservative PACs aim to ‘take back’ Texas school boards -

Texas’ traditionally sleepy school board races are suddenly attracting attention — and money -

School board meetings have gotten heated; this one in California is on a new level -

The conservative effort to take over school boards reaches fever pitch in one Colorado district -

School board election fights; business owners, candidate on edge -

What Increasingly Partisan and Venomous Wisconsin School Board Races Reveal About American Elections -

A rural Washington school board race shows how far-right extremists are shifting to local power -

Education leaders decry ‘ugly’ behavior by attendees at Washington state school board meetings -

School board wars: Republicans’ anti-CRT strategy less successful than they hoped -

In high-profile school board races, some N.H. towns see record turnout, wins for progressive candidates -

From school boards to statehouses, conservative Moms for Liberty push to grow influence -

Moms for Liberty -

Parents Defending Education -

A look at the groups supporting school board protesters nationwide -

Hotly contested elections shake up local school boards -

It’s time to start voting in your local school board elections -

School board elections, 2022 – Nationwide -,_2022

List of school districts in Washington -

Why School Board Elections Should Stay Nonpartisan -

Democracy in the News Links:

Ivanka Trump testifies before House Jan. 6 panel -

Large parts of the Jan. 6 ‘gap’ have already been filled -

Trump's presidential diarist tells Jan. 6 committee White House officials provided less detail about his activities days before riot -

Justice Dept. expands Jan. 6 probe to look at rally prep, financing -

House panel’s possible options for alleging Trump 1/6 crimes -

Garland Faces Growing Pressure as Jan. 6 Investigation Widens -

Jan. 6 votes show the link between primary system and more extreme views in Congress -

‘We need to work these polls’: Trump stumps for candidates who support the big lie -

How Trump allies are pushing to hand-count ballots around the U.S. -

New Right-Wing Conspiracies Threaten to Further Starve Local Election Systems -

Mississippi joins states limiting outside election funding -

State, local officials at odds over banning private election grants -

Debate-dodging takes off in midterm campaigns -

51 candidates sign up to run in Alaska’s special U.S. House election, including Sarah Palin -

Arizona Republicans enact a controversial new proof-of-citizenship voting law -

How a Republican-backed voting measure could disenfranchise thousands of Arizona voters -

Arizona Supreme Court rejects GOP request to invalidate mail voting -

Colorado County Clerks Association vow to defend democracy against election deniers -

Judge strikes down Florida election-law changes -

Georgia Legislature passes bill to empower GBI to investigate elections -

NAACP, Black clergy, voting rights group sue Tennessee county election commissioners -

How election conspiracy theories turned local politics ‘toxic’ in one Wisconsin city -

Republican judges are waging a bizarre war against the First Amendment right to protest -

Redistricting in Louisiana at stalemate, will go to court -

'Tremendous victory': Hogan signs new congressional redistricting map into law after appeal dropped -

Michigan congressional districts upheld by three-judge panel in face of GOP challenge -

Judge hits pause on ruling against New York's redistricting maps -

Federal court gives Ohio more time to resolve redistricting mess, considers Aug. 2 primary for legislative races -

EXPLAINER: Why disputed maps won’t stop Ohio’s May 3 primary -

Texas is quietly using redistricting lawsuits to launch a broader war against federal voting rights law -

Evers urges Wisconsin justices to affirm redistricting plan -

As Both Parties Gerrymander Furiously, State Courts Block the Way -

The House Map’s Republican Bias Will Plummet In 2022 — Because Of Gerrymandering -

The US supreme court’s assault on voting rights hits a new low -

Once again, Alabama is the battleground over Black voting rights -

How Alabama’s Gerrymander Could Hurt Black Political Power Across The Country -

Two More Republicans Back Jackson as Senate Moves Toward Confirmation -

Without checks on the Supreme Court, there is no balance -

Close the ethics gap at the U.S. Supreme Court -

The Supreme Court Must Continue To Provide Live Audio Broadcasts of Oral Arguments -

FEC fines Hilary Clinton campaign, DNC for improperly disclosing money spent on Trump-Russia dossier -

GAO: Most lobbyists follow disclosure rules, but some leave out details -

Congress gets new spending loophole -

Oklahoma Lawmakers Approve Near-Total Ban on Abortion -

Abortion Pills, Once a Workaround, Are Now a Target -

Anti-CRT bills are aimed to incite the GOP base – not parents -

Facebook paid GOP firm to malign TikTok -

How Google and Amazon bankrolled a ‘grassroots’ activist group of small business owners to lobby against Big Tech oversight -

America's internet is splitting along party lines -

Partisan bias divides news consumption for Americans -

Alaska to use final-four primary, ranked-choice general election for Congress. Will others follow? -

Portland voters could consider dramatic changes in city government -

Missouri House votes against open primaries, ranked voting -

New book argues mandatory voting will fulfill America’s promise of democracy -

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