Democracy Happy Hour - August 31, 2022

PAST EVENT
Event Details

Democracy Happy Hour, August 31, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:

Fix Democracy First links:

Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour Topics:

  • Sept 7 - Why Do We Need the Separation of Church & State?
  • Sept 14 - Minority Rule: How did we get here?
  • Sept 21 - Benefits & Types of Public Funding for Elections
  • Sept 28 - Next U.S. Supreme Court Session: What can we expect?

ACTIONS & EVENTS:

Youth Involvement to Strengthen Democracy Links:

Democracy in the News Links:


Trump demands reinstatement as 'rightful' president or 'a new Election, immediately!' as some Republicans seek distance from him - https://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-seeks-reinstatement-new-election-immediately-further-dividing-party-2022-8

 

Affidavit Cites Trump’s Refusal to Return Secret Documents - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/08/26/us/trump-warrant-affidavit

 

Takeaways from the redacted affidavit used for the Mar-a-Lago search - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/08/26/takeaways-redacted-affidavit-trump-search/

 

Documents at Mar-a-Lago Were Moved and Hidden as U.S. Sought Them, Filing Suggests - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/31/us/politics/trump-mar-a-lago-documents.html

 

Inside Trump’s war on the National Archives - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/08/27/trump-archives-records-war/

 

Response to Trump Search Highlights Violent Rhetoric From the Right - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/30/us/politics/trump-search-violence.html

 

Graham predicts ‘riots in the streets’ if Trump prosecuted over classified docs - https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/3619050-graham-predicts-riots-in-the-streets-if-trump-prosecuted-over-classified-docs/

 

Jan. 6 committee will dig in on the money behind the riot, Kinzinger says - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/jan-6-committee-will-dig-money-riot-kinzinger-says-rcna45150

 

Election Data Breach Attracts Georgia Investigators - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/27/us/georgia-trump-coffee-county-election.html

 

Judge delays Gov. Kemp’s testimony in Ga. probe until after November election - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/08/29/kemp-trump-testimony-georgia/

 

Donald Trump Is Not Above the Law - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/26/opinion/trump-documents-jan-6-prosecute.html

 

‘Semi-fascism’: Rhetoric reflects newly aggressive Biden strategy - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/08/26/biden-midterms-rhetoric-strategy-campaign/

 

Two in five Americans say a civil war is at least somewhat likely in the next decade - https://today.yougov.com/topics/politics/articles-reports/2022/08/26/two-in-five-americans-civil-war-somewhat-likely

 

A Rare Peek Inside the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy - https://newrepublic.com/article/167002/council-national-policy-documents-right-wing-conspiracy

 

A Democracy Crisis In The Making: August 2022 Edition - https://statesuniteddemocracy.org/resources/dcitm-august-2022/

 

Election Denying Primary Candidates Are Crying Fraud, Win Or Lose - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-denying-primary-candidates-are-crying-fraud-win-or-lose/

 

With 10 weeks until midterms, election deniers are hampering some election preparations - https://abcnews.go.com/US/10-weeks-midterms-election-deniers-hampering-election-preparations/story?id=89007798

 

Arizona Supreme Court keeps voting rights measure off ballot - https://apnews.com/article/elections-arizona-voting-phoenix-bda804312e77b4f4ddcea08ddb21c975

 

Nonwhite Voters at Higher Risk of Being Dropped from Arizona’s Mail Ballot List - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/nonwhite-voters-higher-risk-being-dropped-arizonas-mail-ballot-list

 

Voting machine tampering points to concern for fall election - https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-voting-presidential-conspiracy-theories-colorado-53c90f7afe304e26eaee79b4699181bb

 

Dominion voting machines in Colorado performed properly during 2022 primary recount - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2022/08/28/fact-check-colorado-dominion-machines-performed-properly-recount/10208450002/

 

State didn't tell local elections office to remove some convicted felons until after they voted, officials say - https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/investigations/10-investigates/state-didnt-tell-local-elections-office-remove-convicted-felons-hillsborough/67-055a7437-9c6d-4bed-8198-f6468d158483

 

Federal appeals court upholds Jim Crow-era Mississippi law restricting voting rights for felons - https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/3617719-federal-appeals-court-upholds-jim-crow-era-mississippi-law-restricting-voting-rights-for-felons/

 

The Jim Crow Era – VIDEO - The Jim Crow Era | The Dark Side of American History  

Ken Paxton bucks legal precedent and secretary of state’s advice in letting anyone examine ballots right after elections - https://texas.votebeat.org/2022/8/24/23320771/ken-paxton-ballots-public-records-election-security

 

Voting in 2022: The impact of partisan gerrymandering - https://thefulcrum.us/partisan-gerrymandering-2657934968

 

1 in 3 American women have already lost abortion access. More restrictive laws are coming. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/08/22/more-trigger-bans-loom-1-3-women-lose-most-abortion-access-post-roe/

 

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states - https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/abortion-ruling-prompts-variety-reactions-states-88843158

 

Judge Halts Part of Idaho’s Abortion Ban, Saying It Violates Health Law - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/24/us/politics/idaho-abortion-ban.html

 

Texans who perform abortions now face up to life in prison, $100,000 fine - https://www.texastribune.org/2022/08/25/texas-trigger-law-abortion/

 

Jewish congregations mount legal challenges to state abortion bans - https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/08/29/jewish-congregations-mount-legal-challenges-to-state-abortion-bans/

 

Abortion Ruling Drives Competition to Control State High Courts - https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/state-high-court-races-matter-more-than-ever-in-post-roe-era

 

Several states see surge in women registering to vote following Supreme Court abortion ruling - https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3613721-several-states-see-surge-in-women-registering-to-vote-following-supreme-court-abortion-ruling/

 

POST-ROE, THE SUPREME COURT IS ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH DEMOCRACY - https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/08/post-roe-scotus-is-on-a-collision-course-with-democracy

 

Moore v. Harper, Explained - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/moore-v-harper-explained

 

SCOTUS: de facto pro-business? - https://www.npr.org/2022/08/24/1119307426/scotus-de-facto-pro-business

 

A Century of Business in the Supreme Court, 1920-2020 - https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4178504

 

How a Corporate Law Firm Led a Political Revolution - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/25/magazine/jones-day-trump.html

 

GOP AGs are already scheming with dark-money groups to derail student debt relief for millions - https://www.salon.com/2022/08/30/ags-are-already-scheming-with-dark-money-groups-to-derail-student-debt-relief-for-millions_partner/

 

Some companies’ political donations fuel voter suppression. Shareholders are pushing back - https://www.fastcompany.com/90781978/shareholders-pushing-back-corporate-political-donations-voter-suppression

 

First, a Complaint to the F.E.C. About Trump in 2024. Now One for Biden, Too. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/30/us/politics/biden-fec-election.html

 

Democrats Gamble With Ads That Highlight Far-Right Candidates - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/08/26/us/politics/midterm-election-ads-democrats-far-right.html

 

Opinion: A $1.6 billion donation lays bare a broken campaign finance system - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/08/28/leonard-leo-donation-campaign-finance/

 

The March Towards US Fascism Began With the Corporate Hijacking of Democracy - https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/08/24/march-towards-us-fascism-began-corporate-hijacking-democracy

 

America’s Crisis of Democracy Has Already Arrived - https://democracysos.substack.com/p/americas-crisis-of-democracy-has

 

State-Level Equal Rights Amendments - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/state-level-equal-rights-amendments

 

While Alaska votes, ranked-choice voting is gaining steam - https://thefulcrum.us/Elections/Voting/alaska-ranked-choice-voting

 

Lawmakers vote to draft two ranked-choice election bills - https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/lawmakers-vote-to-draft-two-ranked-choice-election-bills/article_dc851180-2548-11ed-b8d5-331ac6a75d9e.html

 

Seattle Residents Make Record Use of ‘Democracy Voucher’ Program - https://readsludge.com/2022/08/23/seattle-residents-make-record-use-of-democracy-voucher-program/

Dial-In Details
When
August 31, 2022
5:00 pm
-
Where
Contact
Share this Event
Upcoming Events
February 6, 2023
Democracy Lobby Week 2023

Join us for Democracy Lobby Week 2023! This event will be held online February 6-10, 2023.

View All Events
Website experience Survey