Democracy Happy Hour – August 4, 2021

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Upcoming August topics:

  • 08/11/21 – The Rise of Authoritarianism
  • 08/18/21 – Modernization and Democracy
  • 08/25/21 – Social Media's Impact on Democracy

Democracy Happy Hour, August 4, 2021 - Meeting Recordings & Chat:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:

RECESS CAN WAIT - OUR DEMOCRACY CAN’T - https://www.recesscanwait.org/

Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion of "YOUTH v GOV" Registration - August 9th @ 5:30 pm - https://www.youthvgovfilm.com/

August 10th Nationwide Day of Action - Link to various events - https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/?from_map=true&lat=45.65878765393316&lon=-120.13413936438143&zoom=6.467285004004077

March On For Voting Rights - WA State Virtual March - August 28th @ 12 pm PT - Register @ https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4VueHrT5RNaIlq3qGBNrgw

WA Redistricting Links:

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Democracy in the News Links:

Trump Pressed Justice Dept. to Declare Election Results Corrupt, Notes Show - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/us/politics/trump-justice-department-election.html

The Big Money Behind the Big Lie - https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/08/09/the-big-money-behind-the-big-lie

‘Botched’: Arizona GOP’s ballot count ends, troubles persist - https://apnews.com/article/arizona-election-2020-e31f6eb911adb01086281291ca9e6dcf

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors condemns election audit and new subpoenas: 'There was no fraud' - https://www.businessinsider.com/maricopa-county-board-of-supervisors-condemns-election-audit-2021-8

Texas - With clock ticking, neither side budging on election bill - https://thefacts.com/free_share/article_6a2685de-9c76-5aea-9861-a27809cea10b.html

Democrats craft revised voting rights bill, seeking to keep hopes alive in the Senate - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democrats-craft-revised-voting-rights-bill-seeking-to-keep-hopes-alive-in-the-senate/2021/07/28/855b93fc-efc5-11eb-81d2-ffae0f931b8f_story.html

Biden is to meet with top Democrats on voting rights as senators ready a scaled-back proposal. - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/29/us/politics/biden-democrats-voting-rights.html

Some Black Leaders Question Whether Biden Will Fulfill His Promises To Black Voters - https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/npr/2021/08/01/1023393344/some-black-leaders-question-whether-biden-will-fulfill-his-promises-to-black-voters/

Biden team calls for “out-organizing” voter suppression — activists say that's insulting - https://www.salon.com/2021/08/03/biden-team-calls-for-out-organizing-voter-suppression--activists-say-thats-insulting/  

Over One Thousand Groups Representing over Three Million Americans Ask President Biden to Take Action Matching His Strong Words in Philadelphia on Voting Rights - https://demcastusa.com/2021/07/29/over-one-thousand-groups-representing-over-three-million-americans-ask-president-biden-to-take-action-matching-his-strong-words-in-philadelphia-on-voting-rights/

Democratic lawmakers rally in D.C. to demand the passage of voting rights legislation - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/08/03/voting-rally-for-the-people-act/

A Challenged Voting Rights Act Turns 56 - https://www.voanews.com/usa/challenged-voting-rights-act-turns-56

Multiple US States Tightening Voting Regulations Amid Weakened VRA - https://www.voanews.com/usa/multiple-us-states-tightening-voting-regulations-amid-weakened-vra

House Dems to unveil revamped voting rights bill named for the late John Lewis - https://kansasreflector.com/2021/08/01/house-dems-to-unveil-revamped-voting-rights-bill-named-for-the-late-john-lewis/

Democrats, Republicans Clash Over Voting Rights, Election Security - https://www.voanews.com/usa/democrats-republicans-clash-over-voting-rights-election-security

Most say federal rules are necessary to ensure equal voting access — CBS News study - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/voting-rights-equal-access-cbs-news-study/

Poll finds bipartisan support for federal election protection efforts - https://thefulcrum.us/voting/election-subversion-poll

The Great Vote Suppression Campaign of 2021 - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/great-vote-suppression-campaign-2021

Georgia GOP starts push for takeover of Fulton County election board - https://www.wrdw.com/2021/08/02/georgia-gop-starts-push-takeover-fulton-county-election-board/

The Justice Department Puts States On Notice About Election Audits And Voting Changes - https://www.npr.org/2021/07/28/1021792506/the-justice-department-puts-states-on-notice-about-election-audits-and-voting-ch

New spotlight on secretaries of state as electoral battlegrounds - https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/565657-new-spotlight-on-secretaries-of-state-as-electoral-battlegrounds?rl=1

Congress Must Act to Protect Election Officials - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/congress-must-act-protect-election-officials

Young people to Schumer: 'Eliminate the filibuster to protect our future' - https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/30/politics/young-people-chuck-schumer-filibuster/index.html  

Manchin 'can't imagine' supporting change to filibuster for voting rights - https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/565825-manchin-cant-imagine-supporting-change-to-filibuster-for-voting?rl=1

How the business community can help protect voting rights - https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/29/perspectives/voting-rights-business-leaders/index.html

'Good Trouble': Black caucus embraces civil disobedience - https://thehill.com/homenews/house/565372-good-trouble-black-caucus-embraces-civil-disobedience?rl=1  

Representation for Some - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/representation-some

GOP Could Retake the House in 2022 Just by Gerrymandering Four Southern States - https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/07/gop-could-retake-the-house-in-2022-just-by-gerrymandering-four-southern-states/

Time Is Running Out to Stop Gerrymandering - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/time-running-out-stop-gerrymandering

Secret donors are already pouring ‘dark money’ into 2022 elections - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2021/08/secret-donors-are-already-pouring-dark-money-into-2022/

Corporate PACs once again funding GOP’s “Sedition Caucus” as hearings on Capitol riot begin - https://www.salon.com/2021/07/27/big-corporate-pacs-once-again-funding-gops-sedition-caucus-as-hearings-on-capitol-riot-begin/

Trump raised millions but spent none of it on audits and GOP candidates - https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/03/trump-spending-millions-gop-candidates-502233

‘A one-man scam Pac’: Trump’s money hustling tricks prompt fresh scrutiny - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/02/donald-trump-fundraising-schemes-campaign-finance-scrutiny-criticism

Watchdog Groups Allege Campaign Finance Violations Against ALEC In PA, 14 Other States - http://levittownnow.com/2021/07/29/watchdog-groups-allege-campaign-finance-violations-against-alec-in-pa-14-other-states/

ALEC Inspires Lawmakers to File Anti-Critical Race Theory Bills - https://www.exposedbycmd.org/2021/07/27/alec-inspires-lawmakers-to-file-anti-critical-race-theory-bills/

Prospect of massive economic packages unleashes lobbying bonanza in Washington - https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/08/04/infrastructure-lobbying-congress/

Lobbying spending skyrockets as billionaire space race takes off - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2021/07/lobbying-spending-skyrockets-as-billionaire-space-race-takes-off/

When Judicial Ethics Encounter a Gusher of Campaign Cash - https://www.governing.com/now/when-judicial-ethics-encounter-a-gusher-of-campaign-cash

Analysis-U.S. Supreme Court's 'Shadow Docket' Favored Religion and Trump - https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2021-07-28/analysis-us-supreme-courts-shadow-docket-favored-religion-and-trump  

What is the Shadow Docket and Why is it Important? - https://dworkenlaw.com/what-is-the-shadow-docket-and-why-is-it-important/

Judge says Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting system is legal - https://www.adn.com/politics/2021/07/29/judge-says-alaskas-new-ranked-choice-voting-system-is-legal/

New civic engagement hub offers opportunities for bridging political divides - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/citizen-connect

Citizen Connect - https://citizenconnect.us/

Misinformation, Disinformation & Malinformation Links:

Misinformation, Disinformation, Malinformation: What's the difference? - https://www.minitex.umn.edu/news/elibrary-minnesota/2021-02/misinformation-disinformation-malinformation-whats-difference

Types of Information Disorder - https://verified.ed-era.com/manipulation/part-a

7 Types of Mis & Dis-information - https://guides.mysapl.org/fake-news/fake-news-basics

‘False News’, Misinformation and Propaganda - https://www.mediadefence.org/ereader/publications/introductory-modules-on-digital-rights-and-freedom-of-expression-online/module-8-false-news-misinformation-and-propaganda/misinformation-disinformation-and-mal-information/

Misinformation vs. disinformation: What to know about each form of false information, and how to spot them online - https://www.businessinsider.com/misinformation-vs-disinformation

Misinformation, Disinformation, Malinformation - Causes, Trends, and Their Influence on Democracy - https://www.boell.de/en/2020/08/25/misinformation-disinformation-malinformation -  

Full Report - https://www.boell.de/sites/default/files/2020-08/200825_E-Paper3_ENG.pdf?dimension1=division_df

How to Deal With a Crisis of Misinformation - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/14/technology/personaltech/how-to-deal-with-a-crisis-of-misinformation.html

How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online - https://www.theverge.com/21276897/fake-news-facebook-twitter-misinformation-lies-fact-check-how-to-internet-guide

7 things to know in the fight against 'fake news' - https://www.sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2020/12/12_fake_news.php#.YQmylVNuegY

How to detect, resist and counter the flood of fake news - https://www.sciencenews.org/article/fake-news-misinformation-covid-vaccines-conspiracy

What is Section 230 and what lies ahead for social-media reform? - https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/what-is-section-230-and-what-lies-ahead-for-social-media-reform/

Wikipedia - Section 230 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_230

THE DIGITAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACT - https://freespeechforpeople.org/the-digital-accountability-act/ & Bill Language - https://freespeechforpeople.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/digital-accountability-act.6.21.21.pdf

RepresentUs - Misinformation Toolkit - https://act.represent.us/sign/help-fight-misinformation-vote-mail/

Indivisible Truth Brigade - https://act.indivisible.org/signup/indivisible-truth-brigade

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