Democracy Happy Hour – Dec 1, 2021

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Democracy Happy Hour, December 1, 2021 - Meeting Recordings, Chat & Closed Caption Files:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:

Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

  • Dec 8th – The Push to Take Over State Elections
  • Dec 15th – How Do We Win the Fight for Democracy?
  • Dec 22nd – CANCELLED for the Holidays
  • Dec 29th – CANCELLED for the Holidays

LWV of WA – Action Workshop – Saturday, December 4th @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

ACTION HOUR for DEMOCRACY: Fight for the Freedom to Vote & John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Acts on Monday, December 6th at 6 pm PT.

SAVE THE DATE: Lobby Week 2022 - Co-hosted w/ League of Women Voters of WA – January 24-27, 2022 -

Proportional Representation Links:

Washington for Equitable Representation -

Local Options Bill - HB 1156 -

How Proportional Representation Elections Work -

Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote -

Benefits of Proportional Representation -

Proportional Representation: Reimagining American Elections to Combat Gerrymandering -

More U.S. locations experimenting with alternative voting systems

Redistricting doesn't give us fair representation. Here's what will. -

Tweak the Vote, entertaining podcast! -

Video on fractional transfers:

Video for tabulating Proportional RCV with sticky notes:

LWV of WA voting methods in the study in 2000 -

Fair Representation Act:

Democracy in the News Links:

Jan. 6 Organizers Used Anonymous Burner Phones to Communicate with White House and Trump Family, Sources Say -

Appeals court judges poised to reject Trump’s effort to withhold Jan. 6 documents -

Meadows Agrees to Cooperate in Capitol Attack Investigation -

Trump’s judicial campaign to upend the 2020 election: A failure, but not a wipe-out -

'Nothing about this is normal': RNC payments to Trump attorneys irk GOP officials -

Trump allies work to place supporters in key election posts across the country, spurring fears about future vote challenges -

There's a GOP push in Wisconsin to take over the state's election system -

Inside the ‘big wave’ of misinformation targeted at Latinos -

“What voter suppression looks like”: Rejected ballot requests up 400% after new Georgia voting law -

Challenging Georgia on Latino Voting Rights -

Stacey Abrams' Voting Rights Lawsuit Gets Trial Date After Three-Year Delay -

OPINION: The attacks on the U.S. 2024 election are already underway -

Anger sets in among Dems as voting rights push stalls -

LARGEST DIRECT ACTION TO DATE: Voting Rights Activists Arrested at White House After Fifth Direct Action Demanding that Biden Do More to Protect Freedom to Vote -

Dozens of political science experts issue dire warning about retaining the filibuster -

Opinion: If Democrats don’t fight for voting rights, not much else matters -

Biden’s Global Democracy Summit Raises an Awkward Question: Can Ours Endure? -

Democracy is declining in the U.S. but it's not all bad news, a report finds -

Pa. lawmakers prepare for a month of intense redistricting negotiations -

Group challenging Ohio’s congressional redistricting map asks Supreme Court to move quickly -

Ohio Redistricting Commission asks for dismissal in congressional redistricting lawsuit -

Florida House releases aggressive Republican redistricting plan for congressional seats -

Wisconsin Supreme Court says it would minimize changes to current election maps, handing Republicans an initial redistricting victory -

G.O.P. Cements Hold on Legislatures in Battleground States -

States create few new minority districts in redistricting so far -

Aggressive gerrymandering may make elections far less competitive, experts say -

Early Lessons from the Current Redistricting Round -

The people have a right to know how government conducts its business -

Abortion rights at stake in historic Supreme Court arguments -

Supreme Court Appears Open to Upholding Mississippi Abortion Restriction -

Supreme Court to consider GOP lawmakers' right to defend North Carolina voter ID law -

Maine’s ban on public funds for religious schools goes before US Supreme Court next week -

From vaccine mandates to abortion to insurrection probes, key court fights could shape Biden's legacy -

Koch Spent Nearly $150 Million in 2020 to Extend His Influence and Promote His Agenda -

Liberal dark money juggernaut raises $1.6 billion to flood left-wing groups with cash, tax forms reveal -


How Manchin and Sinema’s status as Senate holdouts is proving lucrative -

Record number of U.S. firms change tack on political spending after Jan. 6 attack -

Corporate disclosure of political giving hits record -

Most state lawmakers earn low salaries. It impacts who can afford to be one. -

Should the Seattle area adopt new voting systems for elections? The conversation is growing -

What Happens to Democracy When Local Journalism Dries Up? -

Civics as a National Security Imperative -

Rethinking civic engagement to regain trust -

Young Americans are fearful about the future of democracy -

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