Democracy Happy Hour - August 19, 2020

Event Details

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 19th, 2020:

Links from Discussion:

Post Office warns states across US about mail voting -

Mail machines removed from Washington state post offices. Workers worry about November ballots -

Postal Service backs down on changes as at least 20 states sue over potential mail delays ahead of election -

Washington State AG Ferguson announces lawsuit intended to protect vote-by-mail after changes at postal service -

"Save the Post Office Saturday" Day of Action – Saturday, August 22nd -

US Mail is Not for Sale - Join the Day of Action – Tuesday, August 25th -

There Have Been 38 Statewide Elections During The Pandemic. Here’s How They Went. -

50 State Study Highlights Elevated Demand For Vote-at-Home Options -

Teams enlisted to turn their arenas into major league polling places -

Security and ballot drop boxes: How it works in WA -

Staff wants more people of color named to the FEC -

One IT Guy’s Spreadsheet-Fueled Race to Restore Voting Rights -

Ohio Voter Project -

Super PAC Links:

Political action committee – and the Birth of Super PACs -

Brett Kavanaugh, the man who created the super PAC -

OpenSecrets - Super PACs -

Follow the Money -

Challenging Super PACs -

St. Pete tried to abolish super PACs. Jeff Brandes wants to end that. -

Leading 2020 Democrats want to get money out of politics — here’s how they plan to do it -


Amendment to nullify Citizens United finally gets air time in the House -

Challenging Foreign Money in Elections -


FDF Events & Links:

YO VOTE! – New youth outreach program targeting middle-schoolers -

Fix Democracy First Virtual Volunteer Meeting – Next meeting, August 20th @ 6-7 pm -

SAVE THE DATE: Fix Democracy First week of special events – 2020 Vision: Picturing Real Democracy - EVENT PAGE WILL BE LIVE BY TOMORROW!

• 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

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August 19, 2020
4:00 pm
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