Democracy Happy Hour – December 15, 2021

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Democracy Happy Hour, December 15, 2021 - Meeting Recordings, Chat & Closed Caption Files:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:


Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

  • Dec 22nd – CANCELED for the Holidays
  • Dec 29th – CANCELED for the Holidays
  • Jan 5th – The January 6th Insurrection One Year Later
  • Jan 12th – What to Expect in the 2022 WA Legislature w/ special guests

TAKE ACTION for Freedom to Vote Act & John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act:

Volunteer Phonebanks

Share on Social Media – Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok

  • Use these Hashtags: #RecessCanWait  #FreedomToVoteAct #JohnLewisVotingRightsAct  #RestoretheVRA
  • View Messaging & Social Media Graphics: HERE

Recruit Others to TAKE ACTION! - Talk to your Friends, Family, Neighbors, etc. to also take action

Movement Call for January 6 with Congressman Schiff - Sunday, December 19th at 1 pm PT -

We the People: Jan 6th Day of Remembrance and Action – Various events happening around the country and in Washington, D.C. –

Deliver for Voting Rights – Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Action – January 17th – Washington D.C. & actions around the country -

How Long, Not Long – Video -

How Do We Win the Fight for Democracy? Links:

Democracy First -

Our Common Purpose Report - Overview of Strategies and Recommendations -

Invest in Civic Education -

The Fight for Voting Rights Is The Fight For Our Democracy -

The Freedom to Vote Act -

Why the Senate Must Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act -

Addressing Insider Threats in Elections -

Democratic state officials call on Biden to boost election funding -

How to Fix Politics in America -

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder Analysis and Summary -

How to stop a coup in America -

Democracy in the News Links:

Trump White House records can be released in Jan. 6 probe pending Supreme Court review, appeals court rules -

New Jan. 6 subpoenas target Trump associates, rally planners -

House votes to refer Mark Meadows to Justice Department for contempt of Congress -

Fox News hosts urged Meadows to have Trump stop Jan. 6 violence, texts show -

Meadows said National Guard would be ready to 'protect pro Trump people' before Capitol insurrection, House investigators say -

Trump’s White House Passed Around a PowerPoint on How to End American Democracy -
Jan. 6 PowerPoint: What we know and what we don't about a pro-Trump election plot -

After 50 rioters sentenced for January 6 insurrection, a debate rages over what justice looks like -

What crime might Trump have committed on Jan. 6? Liz Cheney points to one -

Far too little vote fraud to tip election to Trump, AP finds -

In Bid for Control of Elections, Trump Loyalists Face Few Obstacles -

This sedition is brought to you by… -

The network of election lawyers who are making it harder for Americans to vote -

The Big Lie and State Courts -

Proud Boys Regroup, Focusing on School Boards and Town Councils -


How to Tell When Your Country Is Past the Point of No Return -

America’s Anti-Democratic Movement -

The Year America Lost Its Democracy -

Defining Democracy Down -

The Erosion of Democracy Is a Threat to Business -

Why the US Is a Failed Democratic State -

Harvard’s Larry Lessig joins student hunger strike calling for action on voting rights -

Hunger Striking 4 Democracy -

Biden Rallies Global Democracies as U.S. Hits a ‘Rough Patch’ -

As Biden promotes democracy abroad, advocates urge him to focus on fixing US elections -

Biden Democracy Summit highlights saving press -

Democratic governors press U.S. Senate to act on voting rights legislation -
Democrats push Manchin on 'nuclear option' for voting rights -

The filibuster debate is (maybe) coming to a head on voting rights. Here’s what could happen. -

Judge allows lawsuits against Georgia’s voting law to move forward -

Georgia Republicans purge Black Democrats from county election boards -

Dem A.G.s argue that FL’s justification for voting restrictions were made up -

Proposed ballot initiative would return Utah to in-person paper balloting on Election Day -

Republicans in Texas county to administer their own 2022 primary, despite officials’ warnings -

New York City Gives 800,000 Noncitizens Right to Vote in Local Elections -

House passes Protect Our Democracy Act to curb presidential abuses of power -

Protecting Our Democracy Act -

Congressional mapmakers receive "F" grade in five states -

N.C. court delays spring primaries due to gerrymandering lawsuits -

Opportunity was snatched away from Dallas County Latino communities when Texas Republicans redrew congressional maps -

Small group of GOP lawmakers, mapmakers controlled congressional line-drawing, depositions show -

Virginia redistricting proposals leave incumbents vulnerable, candidates scrambling to rethink campaigns -

The judges drawing America's political maps -

How Gerrymandering Contributes to Environmental Injustice -

Watchdogs sue WA redistricting panel over secret deal-making -

Supreme Court Allows Challenge to Texas Abortion Law but Leaves It in Effect -

“Every constitutional right is now at risk": Legal experts warn Supreme Court action on Texas abortion law could lead to copycats -

U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Texas abortion law affirms an assault on legal precedents: Could civil rights and civil liberties be next? -

With Roe at Risk, Justices Explore a New Way to Question Precedents -

Supreme Court signals further erosion of separation of church and state in schools -

What can U.S. Supreme Court learn from N.C.'s mandatory retirement age? -

How Biden Is Reshaping The Courts -

GOP election objectors rake in corporate cash -

Big Law Firms Promised to Punish Republicans Who Voted to Overthrow Democracy. Now They’re Donating to Their Campaigns -

Oil, gas firms give more cash to Democrats resisting carbon fees -

Coal interests press Supreme Court to limit EPA reach -

Climate change has destabilized the Earth’s poles, putting the rest of the planet in peril -

How much PhRMA gave to a dark money group supporting Democratic drug pricing critics -

We rated every member of Congress on their financial conflicts and transparency. -

Democrats introduce bill to end political spending by foreign-owned corporations -


In Texas, a Battle Over What Can Be Taught, and What Books Can Be Read -

Now in Your Inbox: Political Misinformation -

Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory. -

How Build Back Better Could Save Local News -

Kshama Sawant maintains lead as many challenged ballots are resolved -

Ranked-choice voting on the ballot in two Washington counties -

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December 15, 2021
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