Democracy Happy Hour – December 8, 2021

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Democracy Happy Hour, December 8, 2021 - Meeting Recordings, Chat & Closed Caption Files:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:


Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

  • Dec 15th – How Do We Win the Fight for Democracy?
  • Dec 22nd – CANCELED for the Holidays
  • Dec 29th – CANCELED for the Holidays
  • Jan 5th – The January 6th Insurrection One Year Later

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

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White House Call-In - 1.888.724.8746 (Tues-Thurs, 8am–12pm PT) or use Contact Form:

Democracy White House Summit: Twitter Town Hall - Thursday, Dec. 9th @ 8-9 am PT

Hashtag: #FTVtownhall

Follow and share messages with this hashtag on Twitter!

Volunteer Phonebanks

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Use these Hashtags: #RecessCanWait  #FreedomToVoteAct #JohnLewisVotingRightsAct  #RestoretheVRA

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

The January 6th Insurrection One Year Later Links:

Voting Battles of 2022 Take Shape as G.O.P. Crafts New Election Bills -

State Legislatures Are Still the Key to Trump’s Election-Coup Efforts -

Republicans Aim to Seize More Power Over How Elections Are Run -

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

Trump allies are angling for election jobs up and down the ballot. That could have consequences in 2024 -

After attacks on the 2020 election, secretary of state races take on new urgency -

Georgia GOP starts push for takeover of local election board -

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

‘Not-so-secret weapon’: Critics warn Trump, GOP planning 2024 Electoral College heist -

Pro-Trump news site targets election workers, inspiring wave of menace -

This Republican Election Official Has a Dire Warning -

Colorado Secretary of State warns of 'slow motion' Jan. 6 happening now -

How the GOP Will Try To Subvert Our Elections -



Report Recommends Election Officials Take Steps to Combat Misinformation -

How Can Governments Restore Public Trust in Elections? -

The Election Sabotage Scheme and How Congress Can Stop It -

Democracy in the News Links:

House Jan. 6 committee votes to hold former Trump DOJ official in criminal contempt -

Jan. 6 committee says it will move to hold former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows in criminal contempt -

Top Pence aide cooperating with January 6 committee -

'Absolute liars': Ex-D.C. Guard official says generals lied to Congress about Jan. 6 -

'In vivid color': Liz Cheney says weeks of Jan. 6 hearings are coming -

Pro-Trump lawyers ordered to pay $175,000 for 'frivolous' election lawsuit -

Wisconsin mayors targeted amid GOP-ordered election probe -

Tennessee lawmaker calls for investigation, audit of 2020 election for President -

Texas’ controversial voting law goes into effect -

Department of Justice files ‘statement of interest’ in Florida voting law case -

Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Could Alienate Young Republican Voters -

‘Time is running out’: can Congress pass a voting rights bill after months of failure? -

Voting rights advocates frustrated by ‘same-old, same-old’ meeting with White House -

Arizona Students Launch Hunger Strike to Pass Voting Rights Bill -

200+ Groups Call on Senate to Delay Recess to Pass Voting Rights -

Chuck Schumer’s Daunting Quest to “Restore the Senate” -

Senate Dems launch last-ditch effort to change the rules of the chamber -

The Summit for Democracy -

FACT SHEET: The Biden-⁠Harris Administration is Taking Action to Restore and Strengthen American Democracy -

US voting rights in spotlight ahead of Biden’s ‘Democracy Summit’ -

U.S. should be attending, not hosting, a democracy summit -

Vote Your Voice Expands: SPLC pledges $100 million to support voter engagement and pro-democracy groups in Deep South through 2032 -

WA Supreme Court decides not to get involved in redistricting -

Washington State Redistricting Plan -

Critics call for reform of WA redistricting process after commission failure -

Justice Dept. Files Voting Rights Suit Against Texas Over New Map -

Redistricting Makes California a Top House Battlefield for 2022 -

Federal lawsuit accuses discrimination in congressional redistricting -

Third Lawsuit Filed Against Idaho's Redistricting Commission -

Courts may play outsize role in redistricting fights -

How the Suburbs Have Changed Gerrymandering -

State redistricting commissions get mixed reviews -


Analysis: Trump's U.S. Supreme Court appointees poised to deliver on abortion -


Critical Moment for Roe, and the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy -

21 states poised to ban or severely restrict abortion if 'Roe v. Wade' is overturned -

The religious right wants states’ tax dollars, and the Supreme Court is likely to agree -

Biden's Supreme Court commission steers clear of controversial issues in draft report -

Biden Supreme Court commission's draft report details 'profound' disagreement over adding seats to bench -

More Democratic senators are willing to weigh changes to Supreme Court -

State Court Expansion Is Becoming More Common—Especially When Republicans Are In Charge -

State Supreme Courts Don’t Match America’s Diversity -

Conservatives prepare new push for constitutional convention -

U.S. House approves bipartisan judicial financial disclosure bill -

How dark money fuels attacks on abortion rights worldwide -

Group’s IRS filing reveals nexus of right-wing dark money and “critical race theory” media hysteria -

Conservatives Have a New Bogeyman: Critical Energy Theory -

34N22? NNH? Super PACs with cryptic names raise transparency concerns -

21 Things We Learned About Money in Politics in 2021 -

Nearly $1M pours in from each side in Seattle Councilmember Sawant’s recall -

NYC Public Campaign Financing Program Leveled the Playing Field: Report -

New York City poised to give voting rights to noncitizens -

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