Democracy Happy Hour - August 12, 2020

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Fix Democracy First hosts a weekly Democracy Happy Hour on Wednesdays @ 5-6pm PT. Grab a drink and join us and  learn about the latest democracy efforts, challenges, solutions, as well upcoming events and actions.

Recording from Wednesday, August 12th, 2020:

Links from Discussion:

A Record 76% of Americans Can Vote by Mail in 2020 - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/11/us/politics/vote-by-mail-us-states.html?referringSource=articleShare&fbclid=IwAR1Hr0V33rvROMCZzjzEWlD9-YBzRLGDwJBAWcfSdCebzA_NUJbo7nQA-cI

Bribery Charges in Ohio Illuminate the Dangers of Dark Money - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/bribery-charges-ohio-illuminate-dangers-dark-money

Want a democracy that looks like America? Switch to ranked elections. - https://thefulcrum.us/voting/ranked-choice-voting-2646938263

When Political Conventions Go Virtual, What Happens to the Traditional TV Coverage? - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/when-political-conventions-go-virtual-what-happens-traditional-tv

Help America Vote – Poll Worker Recruitment Day – September 1st - https://www.eac.gov/help-america-vote

Brennan Center - National Task Force on Rule of Law & Democracy –

Proposal I: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/proposals-reform-national-task-force-rule-law-democracy

Proposal II: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/proposals-reform-volume-ii-national-task-force-rule-law-democracy

Electoral College Links:

Nation Archives – The Electoral College History - https://www.archives.gov/electoral-college

Electoral College Fast Facts - https://history.house.gov/Institution/Electoral-College/Electoral-College/

The Electoral College’s Racist Origins: More than two centuries after it was designed to empower southern white voters, the system continues to do just that. - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/electoral-college-racist-origins/601918/

National Popular Vote Interstate Compact - https://www.nationalpopularvote.com/

Our Common Purpose: Reinventing Democracy for the 21st Century - https://www.amacad.org/ourcommonpurpose/report

FDF Events & Links:

Equity in Democracy: Why This Moment Calls for Proportional Representation – August 13th @ 6pm – https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kw1wgxIdTLqbWWfsMgTSPQ

Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote - Film Screening & Panel Discussion on Public Education & Democracy – sponsored with Badass Teachers Association (BATs) - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xNoEB7cjSJu14dO2jDpYMA

Fix Democracy First Virtual Volunteer Meeting – Next meeting, August 20th @ 6-7 pm - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc-yuqT8tH9FJZfSmtYoZdIjjSgqF4Kqc

SAVE THE DATE: Fix Democracy First week of special events – 2020 Vision: Picturing Real • Democracy - Online Auction - September 11-18th

• SPECIAL Democracy Happy Hour - September 16th @ 5 pm PT

• 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony - September 17th @ 6 pm PT

• Main Speaker Event w/ Lawrence Lessig - September 18th @ 6 pm PT

Fix Democracy First – Donate here: https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donate

Equity in Democracy Links:

FairVote Washington - http://fairvotewa.org/

Fix Democracy First - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/

Campaign Legal Center  - https://campaignlegal.org/

FairVote – National - https://www.fairvote.org/

One America – WA Voting Rights Act - https://weareoneamerica.org/tag/washington-voting-rights-act/

How Could Ranked-Choice Voting Benefit Yakima County? - https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2020-08-13/civic-engagement/how-could-ranked-choice-voting-benefit-yakima-county/a71128-1

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