Democracy Happy Hour – August 30, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Aug 30, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

Fix Democracy First Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Sept 6 - Election Security & Protecting Election Workers (Tentative)
  • Sept 13 - WA Public Disclosure Commission with Sean Flynn & Kim Bradford
  • Sept 20 - Braver Angels: Finding Common Ground with Elizabeth Doll, Director of Braver Politics
  • Sept 27 - CANCELED - No Democracy Happy Hour this week (Cindy will be at the American Democracy Summit in Los Angeles.)


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The Forward Party: Reforms & Strategies Links:

Democracy in the News Links

Trump Surrenders at Atlanta Jail in Election Interference Case - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/08/24/us/trump-georgia-surrender-indictment

A Trump Mug Shot for History - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/25/style/trump-mugshot.html

Trump is selling his mug shot on shirts, koozies and bumper stickers - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/08/25/trump-mugshot-shirts-georgia/

Trump and 18 others charged in the Georgia election case are set to be arraigned on Sept. 6 - https://apnews.com/article/georgia-indictment-arraignment-trump-giuliani-c5abbd260f44947a1c01211136108bfe

Legal Battles Begin in Case Against Trump and Allies in Georgia - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/22/us/trump-georgia-meadows-booking.html

Meadows testifies in Atlanta; March trial date for Trump in D.C. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/08/28/trump-jan-6-trial-date/

Trump chief of staff Meadows says actions laid out in Georgia indictment were part of his job - https://apnews.com/article/trump-meadows-georgia-election-indictment-2020-5667470abe4aadabb16f4a4b781a3e1c

Judge holds Giuliani liable in Georgia election workers’ defamation case for withholding information - https://apnews.com/article/giuliani-georgia-election-workers-defamation-lawsuit-9b561a195fb74d991abc89d1b6587d66

Trump’s D.C. election-obstruction trial scheduled for March 2024 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/08/28/trump-trial-date-jan-6-election/

Trump Sees Immunity Fight as Path to Delay 2020 Criminal Trial - https://news.yahoo.com/trump-sees-immunity-fight-path-214946742.html

CO-DEFENDANTS AND UNINDICTED CO-CONSPIRATORS: WHAT PUBLIC RECORDS REVEAL ABOUT TRUMP ALLIES’ ELECTION DENIAL ACTIVITIES - https://www.americanoversight.org/co-defendants-and-unindicted-co-conspirators-what-public-records-reveal-about-trump-allies-election-denial-activities

The Constitutional Case for Barring Trump from the Presidency - https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/the-constitutional-case-for-barring-trump-from-the-presidency

Whether or not he is convicted, Trump will be the Republican nominee for president - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/aug/28/trump-republican-presidential-nominee-conviction

The World Is Contemplating a Second Trump Administration - https://www.wsj.com/world/the-world-is-contemplating-a-second-trump-administration-f6e970c4?mod=djemwhatsnews

RNC launches ad encouraging absentee, early voting - https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4166923-rnc-launches-ad-encouraging-absentee-early-voting/

An oral history of the March on Washington, 60 years after MLK’s dream - https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/interactive/2023/march-on-washington-60th-anniversary-memories

March on Washington 60th Anniversary Emphasizes Continued Civil Rights Struggle - https://www.washingtoninformer.com/historic-60th-anniversary-of-march-on-washington-commemorated-with-calls-for-continued-civil-rights-struggle/

Voting rights concerns shadow March on Washington anniversary - https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4164268-voting-rights-concerns-shadow-march-on-washington-anniversary/

More than 80 percent of voters are worried about US democracy: poll - https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4177709-more-than-80-percent-of-voters-are-worried-about-us-democracy-poll/

The AZ Supreme Court rebuffed 2 more requests to overturn GOP losses in 2022 - https://sourcenm.com/2023/08/29/the-az-supreme-court-rebuffed-2-more-requests-to-overturn-gop-losses-in-2022/

Arizona Supreme Court rules against attorney seeking to void 2022 election - https://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2023/08/24/arizona-supreme-court-rules-against-attorney-seeking-to-void-2022-election/

Mississippi wants to overturn ruling that allows formerly incarcerated felons to vote - https://www.wkar.org/2023-08-24/mississippi-wants-to-overturn-ruling-that-allows-formerly-incarcerated-felons-to-vote

North Carolina governor vetoes election bill, sparking override showdown with GOP supermajority - https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/north-carolina-governor-veto-election-bill-sparking-override-102537361

Ohio’s Congressional Map Is Back in Court - https://www.democracydocket.com/analysis/ohios-congressional-map-is-back-in-court/

Ohio AG rejects anti-gerrymandering ballot effort that would create citizen redistricting commission - https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2023/08/24/ohio-ag-rejects-anti-gerrymandering-ballot-effort-that-would-create-citizen-redistricting-commission/

Washington isn't rushing to redraw districts, despite court order - https://www.axios.com/local/seattle/2023/08/25/washington-state-redistricting-order-voting-rights-act

New text alerts let Washington voters track when their ballots are counted - https://www.columbian.com/news/2023/aug/24/new-text-alerts-let-washington-voters-track-when-their-ballots-are-counted/

Wisconsin Supreme Court flips liberal, creating a ‘seismic shift’ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/08/27/wisconsin-supreme-court-liberal/

Billionaire-linked US thinktank behind supreme court wealth tax case lobbying - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/aug/25/us-thinktank-billionaires-supreme-court-wealth-tax-lobbying

19 States Cut Income Taxes to Benefit Wealthy — With Help of Dark Money Groups - https://truthout.org/articles/19-states-cut-income-taxes-to-benefit-wealthy-with-help-of-dark-money-groups/

Warren Grills Tax Prep Companies Over Lobby Against Free Tax Filing Services - https://truthout.org/articles/warren-grills-tax-prep-companies-over-lobby-against-free-tax-filing-services/

GOP salivates at the biggest campaign finance win since Citizens United - https://www.politico.com/news/2023/08/29/gop-campaign-finance-citizens-united-00113235

National Republican Senatorial Committee et al v. Federal Election Commission et al - https://www.fec.gov/legal-resources/court-cases/national-republican-senatorial-committee-et-al-v-federal-election-commission-et-al-22-639/

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8/30/2023
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