Democracy Happy Hour — January 18, 2023

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* Democracy Happy Hour, January 18, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule

  • Jan 25th - Utilizing Coalitions to Reform Democracy
  • Feb 1st - Media Literacy w/ Lesley James, Media Literacy & Digital Citizenship Program Supervisor, WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Feb 8th – CANCELED: Democracy Lobby Week programs this week instead


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The Influence of Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Links:

Democracy in the News Links:

The King Center - https://thekingcenter.org/

Trump campaign officials got subpoena asking new questions about Jan. 6 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/01/11/trump-subpoena-jan6-campaign-officials/

What the Jan. 6 probe found out about social media, but didn’t report - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/01/17/jan6-committee-report-social-media/

Judge will allow prosecutors to use Trump’s ‘stand back and stand by’ comment in Proud Boys trial - https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/11/politics/proud-boys-trial-trump-stand-back-stand-by/index.html

U.S. and Brazil lawmakers seek to cooperate on investigation of Brasilia riots - https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/us-brazil-lawmakers-seek-cooperate-investigation-brasilia-riots-2023-01-11/

Republican Ex-Candidate Arrested in Shootings Targeting New Mexico Democrats - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/16/us/albuquerque-democrat-officials-shootings-arrest.html

New details emerge about plot to shoot at New Mexico Democrats’ homes - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/01/17/solomon-pea-shooting-new-mexico/

Special Counsel Will Investigate Biden Documents Case - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/01/12/us/biden-classified-documents

Where Biden classified documents were found, what led to investigation - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/01/12/biden-classified-documents-found-explained/

Anti-Corruption Groups Speak Out Against Congressional Assault on Independent Ethics Body - https://ivn.us/posts/anti-corruption-groups-speak-out-against-congress-assault-independent-ethics-body

Republicans have already filed dozens of bills to restrict voting in 2023 - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/17/voting-rights-republicans-texas-restrictions

Voting laws and legislation are changing constantly. - https://tracker.votingrightslab.org/

Voter ID Law Struck Down by North Carolina Supreme Court - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/voter-id-law-struck-down-north-carolina-supreme-court

Texas Republicans Look to Usurp Power of Local Prosecutors Who Don’t Pursue Their Voter Fraud Agenda - https://revealnews.org/article/texas-republicans-look-to-usurp-power-of-local-prosecutors-who-dont-pursue-their-voter-fraud-agenda/

‘The most important election nobody’s ever heard of’ - https://www.politico.com/news/2023/01/16/wisconsin-state-supreme-court-race-abortion-00077958

Another ‘radical’ change to the Voting Rights Act could reach the Supreme Court - https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/11/politics/voting-rights-act-appeals-court-private-lawsuits/index.html

U.S. Supreme Court rules New York state’s gun law will remain in effect as court battles continue - https://www.syracuse.com/crime/2023/01/us-supreme-court-rules-new-york-states-gun-law-will-remain-in-effect-as-court-battles-continue.html

Alito and Thomas encourage opponents of gun control laws to keep pressure on the courts - https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/11/politics/supreme-court-second-amendment-guns-alito/index.html

Corporations Are Pushing The Supreme Court To Crush Unions - https://www.levernews.com/corporations-are-pushing-the-supreme-court-to-crush-unions/

Supreme Court justices are showing their willingness to boost conservative causes - https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/18/politics/supreme-court-conservative-politics-analysis/index.html

Lawmakers set to press Supreme Court on ethics standards - https://rollcall.com/2023/01/12/lawmakers-set-to-press-supreme-court-on-ethics-standards/

Rep. George Santos hit with campaign finance and ethics complaints amid scandal - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/01/rep-george-santos-hit-with-campaign-finance-and-ethics-complaints-amid-scandal/

Santos to be removed from U.S. Congress if he broke campaign finance laws, committee chairman says - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/santos-be-removed-us-congress-if-he-broke-campaign-finance-laws-comer-2023-01-15/

Rep. Katie Porter raised more money than other House Democrats during 2022 election — without contributions from corporate PAC or lobbyists - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/01/rep-katie-porter-raised-more-money-than-other-house-democrats-during-2022-election-without-contributions-from-corporate-pac-or-lobbyists/

Rightwing group pours millions in ‘dark money’ into US voter suppression bid - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/13/heritage-foundation-voter-suppression-lobbying-election-action-plan

Who Profited from Election Deniers? - https://issueone.org/articles/who-profited-from-election-deniers/

FEC Dismisses GOP Complaint Alleging Gmail Sent More Republican Fundraising Emails To Spam Folders, Report Says - https://www.forbes.com/sites/saradorn/2023/01/17/fec-dismisses-gop-complaint-alleging-gmail-sent-more-republican-fundraising-emails-to-spam-folders-report-says/?sh=1d02e00c7f2e

How Restaurant Workers Help Pay for Lobbying to Keep Their Wages Low - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/17/us/politics/restaurant-workers-wages-lobbying.html

How dark money groups led Ohio to redefine gas as ‘green energy’ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2023/01/17/ohio-natural-gas-green-energy/

Exxon Scientists Predicted Global Warming, Even as Company Cast Doubts, Study Finds - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/12/climate/exxon-mobil-global-warming-climate-change.html

The Unlucky 13th Anniversary of Citizens United - https://www.stampstampede.org/society-stampers/latest-news/citizens-united-13th-anniversary/

Following a big year, more states push ranked-choice voting - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/big-year-states-push-ranked-choice-voting-rcna64945

A record number of women are serving in Washington's Legislature - https://www.axios.com/local/seattle/2023/01/09/women-legislators-washington-state-lawmakers-record

Younger voters declare independence – https://www.axios.com/2023/01/15/voters-declare-independence-political-parties

How do you say the word ‘sun’ in Cree? It starts with learning respect - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/jan/17/indigenous-languages-revitalization-montana?CMP=share_btn_fb

International Decade of Indigenous Languages - https://en.unesco.org/idil2022-2032

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