Democracy Happy Hour – December 13, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Dec 13, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

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FDF Links:

Fix Democracy First -

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

Dec 20, 27 & Jan 3 - CANCELED - No Democracy Happy Hours - Happy Holidays!

Jan 10 – SPECIAL EVENT! Remembering January 6 on the 3rd Anniversary with Alan Jenkins, Harvard Law Professor & Author of 1/6: The Graphic Novel, plus other special guests! -

Jan 17 – Legislative Updates & Open Discussion

Jan 24 –  CANCELED - No Democracy Happy Hour – Instead join us for a special program for Democracy Lobby Week with the League of Women Voters of WA - Elections: Achieving Better Representation in the 21st Century @ 6-8 pm – Register to sign up @


LWVWA & FDF Events:

Speak Up School - Jan 6, 2024 -

ACT via Zoom – Mondays @ 10 am – Jan 8 – Mar 11, 2024 -

Democracy Lobby Week - Jan 22-26, 2024 -

FairVote WA Events:

RCV Lobby Day with FairVote Washington – Jan 17, 2024 -

Ask Me Anything (About Lobby Day) -  

WA State Legislative Page Programs and Page School -

Universal Voting Links:

100% Democracy -

100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting -

WA State Universal Voting Bills: Establishing universal civic duty voting

SB 5209 -

HB 1220 -

Is the US Ready for Universal Voting? -


It’s Time for Universal Voting -

Making a Case for Universal Civic Duty Voting -

Universal Voting -

Pros and cons of compulsory voting -

Democracy in the News Links

Trump appeals Jan. 6 immunity ruling, launching process that may delay trial -

Special counsel Jack Smith asks the Supreme Court to rule quickly on whether Trump can be prosecuted -

Supreme Court accepts Jan. 6 case that could affect or delay Trump trial -

Special counsel to disclose Trump’s phone data at election interference trial -

Appeals Court Upholds, but Narrows, Gag Order on Trump in Election Case -

How the 2016 election could factor into the case accusing Trump of trying to overturn the 2020 race -

Supreme Court will hear a case that could undo Capitol riot charge against hundreds, including Trump -

Georgia prosecutors predict jail sentences in Trump 2020 election case -

Georgia prosecutors put Mike Pence on their witness list in 2020 election subversion case against Trump -

‘Test case’ for America: Colorado’s top court poised to weigh Trump’s eligibility to run again -

Efforts to Keep Trump Off 2024 Ballot Move Through State Courts -

Why are the 14th Amendment lawsuits seeking to bar Trump failing? -

House Approves Biden Impeachment Inquiry as G.O.P. Hunts for an Offense -

Small segment of voters will wield outsize power in 2024 presidential race -

Voting experts warn of ‘serious threats’ for 2024 from election equipment software breaches -

Voter advocates, conservative activists brace for 2024 election showdowns -

Young People Are Fighting Back Against Voter ID Restrictions -

New legislation would allow incarcerated citizens to vote in elections -

Colorado will expand automatic voter registration to tribes for the first time -

Georgia redraws congressional map to expand Black voter power, but legal battle still looms -

Idaho Supreme Court considers challenge to student ID and voter registration laws -

In Louisiana redistricting case, U.S. government intervenes. See why. -

Republican Attorneys General Attack Voting Rights Act in Latest Amicus Brief -

Voting rights groups push for answers from Mississippi election officials about ballot shortages -

Lawsuits filed to block Nevada redistricting ballot initiatives -

Top Court Clears Path for Democrats to Redraw House Map in New York -

TN Supreme Court rules to block case on ‘unconstitutional’ senate redistricting -

Supreme Court allows Texas county to use a map judges deemed a racial gerrymander -

WA GOP fights secretary of state’s effort to track election misinformation -

Attacked by conservatives, UW misinformation researcher gears up for 2024 -

Republican bill would abolish Wisconsin Elections Commission -

GOP lawmakers introduce legislation proposing a constitutional amendment to ban ranked-choice voting -

Disability advocates breathe a sigh of relief at Supreme Court’s Acheson decision -

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to ‘conversion therapy’ ban -

Supreme Court will decide access to key abortion drug mifepristone -

Women Are Driving the Pressure For Supreme Court Reform -

Not just the Supreme Court: Ethics troubles plague state high courts, too -

U.S. political ad market projected to reach record $16 billion in 2024 -

Top firms rake in millions lobbying for foreign nations on US defense budget -

Leaked document offers glimpse into how Amazon amasses influence -

ALEC Policy Summit Features Push to Legally Force a Constitutional Convention -

Reversal of content policies at Alphabet, Meta and X threaten democracy, warn experts -

Safeguards for Using Artificial Intelligence in Election Administration -

Local News Has Been Destroyed. Here’s How We Can Revive It. -

#CANCELSUPERPACS Contest Winners -

GOOD NEWS Websites:

Politics & Government Good News -

Good News Network -

Sunny Skyz -

ABC Good News -

Daily Good -

The Happy News -

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