Democracy Happy Hour – December 6, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Dec 6, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

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FDF Links:

Fix Democracy First -

Fix Democracy First - Donate @

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

Dec 13 - Universal Voting with 100% Democracy

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! -


Electoral Justice in Yakima County, December 9th @ 1-3 pm – Learn about how our electoral system erects barriers to political representation for communities of color. Register @

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:

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

Get Ready for Lobby Day with FVWA – Dec 12 @ 6 pm -

Ask Me Anything (About Lobby Day) -

The Future of Public Banking Links:

Washingtonians for Public Banking -

Coalition for the National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) -

Public Banking Institute -

What is a Public Bank -

Public Banks - How states can establish public banks to democratize capital, build resiliency, and better leverage state funds for public purposes. -

Democracy in the News Links

Rep. George Santos expelled from Congress on bipartisan vote -

Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy to retire at the end of the month -

Sandra Day O’Connor, pathbreaking woman on Supreme Court, dies at 93 -

Henry Kissinger Is Dead at 100; Shaped the Nation’s Cold War History -

Special counsel alleges Trump ‘sent’ supporters on path to Jan. 6 violence -

U.S. judge rejects Trump immunity claim in Jan. 6 criminal prosecution -

Trump Seeks to Use Trial to Challenge Findings That 2020 Election Was Fair -

Pence told Jan. 6 special counsel harrowing details about 2020 aftermath, warnings to Trump: Sources -

Mike Pence: My Son Had to Remind Me Not to Let Trump Steal the Election -

Nevada grand jury indicts six Republicans who falsely certified that Trump won the state in 2020 -

Wisconsin Trump electors settle lawsuit, agree Biden won in 2020 -

Federal Judge Dismisses Trump Eligibility Challenge in Arizona -

Dozens of state AGs, GOP officials tell Colorado Supreme Court to keep Trump on ballot -

Group sues Oregon Secretary of State Griffin-Valade to keep Trump off ballot -

Spokane judge dismisses lawsuit attempting to remove Trump from Washington's 2024 ballot -

Trump says he wouldn’t be a dictator ‘except for Day One’ -

Trump Wants to Use the Military Against His Domestic Enemies. Congress Must Act. -

New Report Sheds Light on Hand Counting Ballots Ahead of 2024 -

Election Night Hand Counts: Realities and Risks -

Arkansas AG rejects proposed measure to conduct elections via hand-marked paper ballots -

State appeals court upholds diminishment of Black voting strength in North Florida -

Gerrymandered Maps Move Through Georgia Legislature -

Voting Rights Groups Warn Georgia Republican Re-Districting Plans Could Lead to Federal Intervention -

Louisiana Legislature gets time to draw congressional map in third redistricting session -

Michigan to automatically register people to vote when exiting prison -

Progressive Groups File Lawsuit Challenging New Voting Machine in New York -

Lawsuit claims NC Senate maps are racially gerrymandered -

Anti-Gerrymandering Amendment Could Go in Front of Ohio Voters in 2024 -

In face of threats, election workers vow: ‘You are not disrupting the democratic process’ -

Why didn't more Washingtonians vote in the 2023 election? -


The Supreme Court May Be Poised to Kill the Voting Rights Act Once and for All -

Supreme Court seems inclined to leave major offshore tax in place on investors -

Billionaires had a surprisingly bad day in the Supreme Court today -

Supreme Court Appears Split Over Opioid Settlement for Purdue Pharma -

Senate Committee Authorizes Subpoenas of Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo as Part of Supreme Court Ethics Probe -

‘Plain historical falsehoods’: How amicus briefs bolstered Supreme Court conservatives -

Wall Street titans are getting behind Nikki Haley in the presidential race—billionaire hedge funder Bill Ackman says it’s time for Biden to ‘step aside’ -

Jamie Dimon Urges Donors, Even Democrats, to ‘Help Nikki Haley’ -

Top tickets for first Biden Hollywood fundraiser since end of strikes approach $1 million -

Meet the Super SPAC -

George Santos Reveals One Truth: It’s Easy to Abuse Campaign Finance Laws -

Congressional lawmakers, advocacy groups urge FEC regulation on deceptive AI -

Meta closes nearly 4,800 fake accounts in China that tried to polarize US voters -

Winning proportional representation: How the U.S. can follow New Zealand’s lead -

GOOD NEWS Websites:

Politics & Government Good News -

Good News Network -

Sunny Skyz -

ABC Good News -

Daily Good -

The Happy News -

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