Democracy Happy Hour - August 5, 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 5th, 2020:

Article & Report Links:

Americans are losing faith in an objective media. A new Gallup/Knight study explores why. - https://medium.com/trust-media-and-democracy/americans-are-losing-faith-in-an-objective-media-a-new-gallup-knight-study-explores-why-8bc87139648e

COVID-19 and the Surge of Mail Ballots: Managing an Unprecedented Volume in the November 2020 Election Report - https://www.verifiedvoting.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/VV-Scanning-Report-Fin-073120.pdf

Trump explains why mail voting merits a lawsuit in Nevada but praise in Florida - https://thefulcrum.us/trump-absentee-ballot

Poll: Young people want to vote by mail, but don't know how to do it - https://thefulcrum.us/voting/vote-by-mail-2646872681

VOTE BY MAIL FOR SECURE ELECTIONS IN 2020 – Sightline STATE-BY-STATE RESOURCES FOR ELECTIONS OFFICIALS - https://www.sightline.org/votebymail2020/

Momentum for Democracy Reform Across the Country - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/momentum-democracy-reform-across-country

State of Reform: An analysis of the Impact and Progress of Four Key Political Reforms - https://docsend.com/view/hx3mdu7

CONNECTICUT CITIZENS’ ELECTION PROGRAM - Example of a Public Funding System - http://www.blueprintsfordemocracy.org/model-public-funding-system

The Democracy Voucher Program Is Now Open For 2021 Candidates - http://seattlemedium.com/the-democracy-voucher-program-is-now-open-for-2021-candidates/

Timeline of ranked choice voting in Maine - https://www.fairvote.org/maine_ballot_initiative

Ranked Choice Voting in States https://www.fairvote.org/new_ranked_choice_voting_in_states#2020_legislation_advancing_ranked_choice_voting

St. Pete is doing what the feds won’t—keeping dark money out of local elections - https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2020/02/17/st-pete-is-doing-what-the-feds-wontkeeping-dark-money-out-of-local-elections-column/

Seattle Takes On Citizens United: A new law knocks “foreign-influenced” corporations out of city politics by working with the decision, not fighting it. - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/14/opinion/seattle-citizens-united.html

H.R. 1 - The For The People Act of 2019 - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/hr-1-people-act-2019

H.R. 1 Bill - https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-116hr1eh/pdf/BILLS-116hr1eh.pdf

Could One State Save American Democracy? - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/could-one-state-save-american-democracy_b_5a5af46fe4b0a233482e0c2a

FDF Events & Links:

Voting Rights Act 55th Anniversary Virtual Rally - Then & Now - Thursday, August 6th @ 12-1 pm PT - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlfuiurj0tGNOGVmH7fDpj-UyQgiJEli8W

Equity in Democracy: Why This Moment Calls for Proportional Representation – August 13th @ 6pm – With panelists: Ruth Greenwood, Campaign Legal Center Co-Director, Voting Rights & Redistricting; Pedro Hernandez, FairVote Senior Policy Coordinator; Susan Soto Palmer, Yakima County Plaintiff WA Voting Rights Act; and Mohit Nair, FairVote WA Partnerships Director - Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kw1wgxIdTLqbWWfsMgTSPQ

Fix Democracy First Virtual Volunteer Meeting – Next meeting, August 20th @ 6-7 pm - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc-yuqT8tH9FJZfSmtYoZdIjjSgqF4Kqc

Fix Democracy First – Donate here: https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donate

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