Democracy Happy Hour – Feb 15, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, February 15, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Fix Democracy First Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Feb 22nd - Alaska for Better Elections: Impact of New Reforms w/ Jason Grenn
  • Mar 1st - Conspiracy Theories & Their Impact on Democracy


Fighting Political Gridlock Links:

Democracy in the News Links:

Georgia Judge Will Release Parts of Report on Trump Election Inquiry -

Jack Smith, Special Counsel for Trump Inquiries, Steps Up the Pace -

Pence subpoenaed by special counsel investigating Trump's role in Jan. 6 -

Pence to Oppose Subpoena Seeking Testimony in Jan. 6 Inquiry -

Trump campaign paid researchers to prove 2020 fraud but kept findings secret -

Prosecutors Seek Trump Lawyer’s Testimony, Suggesting Evidence of Crime -

Despite fears agency could be crippled, House fills ethics posts -

Election deniers face a nationwide wave of pushback -

Lessons from the 2022 General Election: How to Prevent Election Crises, and Emerging Issues for 2023, 2024, and Beyond -

Florida lawmakers vote to give GOP-appointed state prosecutor jurisdiction over election and voting matters -

Minnesota Democrats Pass Voting Rights Bill in Committee -

GOP election tactics no surprise to Wisconsin’s Black voters -

Southern legislatures undermine democracy through rules changes -

As red states target Black history lessons, blue states embrace them -

How Voting Districts Could Change Before 2024 -

Leaked document shows big changes could be underway at GOP-majority NC Supreme Court -

On North Carolina’s Supreme Court, G.O.P. Justices Move to Reconsider Democratic Rulings -

How a major election theory case at the U.S. Supreme Court could get thrown out -

‘Stakes are monstrous’: Wisconsin judicial race is 2023’s key election -

Supreme Court justices face new pressure to adopt code of conduct -

Supreme Court justices discussed, but did not agree on, code of conduct -

Supreme Court Weighs Ethics Code as Critics Push for Change -

“Midterm spending spree”: Cost of 2022 federal elections tops $8.9 billion, a new midterm record -

The Congressional Fundraising Treadmill -

Black candidates keep losing winnable races — and say the Democratic Party may be why -

Corporations Gave Election Deniers A Last-Minute Surge Of Campaign Cash -

Koch network to back alternative to Trump after sitting out recent primaries -

Tax Docs Link Right-Wing “Parents Group” to Leonard Leo’s Dark Money Network -

Democratic National Committee defeats bid to ban dark money -

‘Democracy Vouchers’ Put Free Campaign Cash in the Hands of Voters -

Campaign Finance Reformers Hope to Convert Their First State to Democracy Vouchers -

HB 1755 - Establishing the democracy voucher program for contributions to state legislative candidates. -

Washington State Senate passes bill ending advisory votes on the ballot -

Boot confusing advisory votes from WA ballots -

All former WA prisoners can now vote. So far, few have -

Here's how to DOUBLE voter turnout -

Opinion - These radically simple changes helped lawmakers actually get things done -

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