Democracy Happy Hour - August 26, 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:

Article & Report Links:

USPS debuts election information site and plans to send letters to 'every American' amid vote-by-mail furor - https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/21/politics/usps-sending-letter-explaining-vote-by-mail/index.html

2020 Poll: College students favor Biden and mail-in voting, but worry about election legitimacy - https://medium.com/informed-and-engaged/2020-poll-college-students-favor-biden-and-mail-in-voting-but-worry-about-election-legitimacy-e030c00fcd01

How to turn out the new generation of American voters for this election - https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/513379-how-to-turn-out-the-new-generation-of-american-voters-for-this-election

Right to Vote: The Case for Expanding the Right to Vote in the U.S. Constitution - https://bit.ly/3jmpC79  

Judge blocks use of ranked voting in Maine presidential balloting - https://thefulcrum.us/maine-ranked-choice-voting-2647095829

Matt Dunlap may contest decision putting GOP ranked-choice voting challenge on Maine ballot - https://bangordailynews.com/2020/08/25/politics/matt-dunlap-to-contest-decision-putting-gop-ranked-choice-voting-challenge-on-maine-ballot/

Leadership Now Project - https://www.leadershipnowproject.org/

2020 Major Pro-Democracy Campaigns - https://represent.us/2020-map/

Follow the Money: Transparency & Disclosure in Elections Links:

THE TOP 10 THINGS EVERY VOTER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONEY-IN-POLITICS – https://www.opensecrets.org/resources/dollarocracy/index.php

What is ‘dark money’? 5 questions answered - https://theconversation.com/what-is-dark-money-5-questions-answered-118310

How Companies Spend - https://politicalaccountability.net/political-spending-information/how-do-companies-spend

Covert Foreign Money: Financial Loopholes Exploited by Authoritarians to Fund Political Interference in Democracies - https://securingdemocracy.gmfus.org/covert-foreign-money/

Full Disclosure: How Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws Fail to Inform Voters and Stifle Public Debate - http://www.ij.org/images/pdf_folder/other_pubs/fulldisclosure.pdf

FEC Individual Contributions - https://www.fec.gov/introduction-campaign-finance/how-to-research-public-records/individual-contributions/

Donor Disclosure Requirements Expand After Supreme Court Order - https://www.insidepoliticallaw.com/2018/09/18/donor-disclosure-requirements-expand-supreme-court-order/

Open Secrets - https://www.opensecrets.org/

National Institute on Money in Politics - https://inn.org/members/national-institute-on-money-in-state-politics/

Follow the Money - https://www.followthemoney.org/

Campaign Finance Links - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/disclosure.php

WA Public Disclosure Commission - https://www.pdc.wa.gov/

Washington State DISCLOSE Act of 2018 – SB 5991 – Passed in 2018 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5991&Year=2017

WA State PAC to PAC Disclosure – HB 1379 – Passed in 2019 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1379&Year=2019&Initiative=False

Dark Money documentary - https://www.darkmoneyfilm.com/

FDF Events & Links:

Fix Democracy First Virtual Volunteer Meeting – Next meeting, September 10th @ 6-7 pm - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc-yuqT8tH9FJZfSmtYoZdIjjSgqF4Kqc

2020 Vision: Picturing Real Democracy – Week of Special Events  - Sept 11-18th https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/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

Media & Democracy: Time for a Reset – Sept 24th @ 6-7:30 pm PT - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JXDX3ITIQe-_rbw91JXHzw

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