Democracy Happy Hour – August 4, 2021

Event Details

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:


Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion of "YOUTH v GOV" Registration - August 9th @ 5:30 pm -

August 10th Nationwide Day of Action - Link to various events -

March On For Voting Rights - WA State Virtual March - August 28th @ 12 pm PT - Register @

WA Redistricting Links:


Democracy in the News Links:

Trump Pressed Justice Dept. to Declare Election Results Corrupt, Notes Show -

The Big Money Behind the Big Lie -

‘Botched’: Arizona GOP’s ballot count ends, troubles persist -

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors condemns election audit and new subpoenas: 'There was no fraud' -

Texas - With clock ticking, neither side budging on election bill -

Democrats craft revised voting rights bill, seeking to keep hopes alive in the Senate -

Biden is to meet with top Democrats on voting rights as senators ready a scaled-back proposal. -

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 -  

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 -

A Challenged Voting Rights Act Turns 56 -

Multiple US States Tightening Voting Regulations Amid Weakened VRA -

House Dems to unveil revamped voting rights bill named for the late John Lewis -

Democrats, Republicans Clash Over Voting Rights, Election Security -

Most say federal rules are necessary to ensure equal voting access — CBS News study -

Poll finds bipartisan support for federal election protection efforts -

The Great Vote Suppression Campaign of 2021 -

Georgia GOP starts push for takeover of Fulton County election board -

The Justice Department Puts States On Notice About Election Audits And Voting Changes -

New spotlight on secretaries of state as electoral battlegrounds -

Congress Must Act to Protect Election Officials -

Young people to Schumer: 'Eliminate the filibuster to protect our future' -  

Manchin 'can't imagine' supporting change to filibuster for voting rights -

How the business community can help protect voting rights -

'Good Trouble': Black caucus embraces civil disobedience -  

Representation for Some -

GOP Could Retake the House in 2022 Just by Gerrymandering Four Southern States -

Time Is Running Out to Stop Gerrymandering -

Secret donors are already pouring ‘dark money’ into 2022 elections -

Corporate PACs once again funding GOP’s “Sedition Caucus” as hearings on Capitol riot begin -

Trump raised millions but spent none of it on audits and GOP candidates -

‘A one-man scam Pac’: Trump’s money hustling tricks prompt fresh scrutiny -

Watchdog Groups Allege Campaign Finance Violations Against ALEC In PA, 14 Other States -

ALEC Inspires Lawmakers to File Anti-Critical Race Theory Bills -

Prospect of massive economic packages unleashes lobbying bonanza in Washington -

Lobbying spending skyrockets as billionaire space race takes off -

When Judicial Ethics Encounter a Gusher of Campaign Cash -

Analysis-U.S. Supreme Court's 'Shadow Docket' Favored Religion and Trump -  

What is the Shadow Docket and Why is it Important? -

Judge says Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting system is legal -

New civic engagement hub offers opportunities for bridging political divides -

Citizen Connect -

Misinformation, Disinformation & Malinformation Links:

Misinformation, Disinformation, Malinformation: What's the difference? -

Types of Information Disorder -

7 Types of Mis & Dis-information -

‘False News’, Misinformation and Propaganda -

Misinformation vs. disinformation: What to know about each form of false information, and how to spot them online -

Misinformation, Disinformation, Malinformation - Causes, Trends, and Their Influence on Democracy - -  

Full Report -

How to Deal With a Crisis of Misinformation -

How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online -

7 things to know in the fight against 'fake news' -

How to detect, resist and counter the flood of fake news -

What is Section 230 and what lies ahead for social-media reform? -

Wikipedia - Section 230 -


RepresentUs - Misinformation Toolkit -

Indivisible Truth Brigade -

Dial-In Details
August 4, 2021
5:00 pm
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