Democracy Happy Hour — January 25, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, January 25, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • 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
  • 5:00 pm: People Powered Elections: Expanding Democracy Vouchers Statewide
  • 6:30 pm: Multi-member Districts: Using Proportional Ranked Choice Voting for Better Representation


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Democracy in the News Links:

 

Four More Oath Keepers Members Convicted of Sedition in Second Trial - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/23/us/politics/oath-keepers-convicted-sedition.html

 

New Details Emerge of Meeting Between Proud Boys and Oath Keepers - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/19/us/proud-boys-oath-keepers-meeting.html

 

Three active-duty Marines with intelligence jobs charged in Jan. 6 breach - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/01/20/marines-charged-jan6-capitol/

 

A Georgia judge weighs release of a grand jury report into 2020 election interference - https://www.npr.org/2023/01/24/1150826094/georgia-grand-jury-report-trump-2020-election-interference

 

Will Trump Be Indicted In Georgia? Fulton County DA Suggests ‘Multiple’ People Could ‘Imminently’ Face Charges In 2020 Election Probe - https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2023/01/24/will-trump-be-indicted-in-georgia-fulton-county-da-suggests-multiple-people-could-imminently-face-charges-in-2020-election-probe/?sh=f8170f329e7e

 

Could Trump be charged for racketeering? A Georgia prosecutor thinks so - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/24/donald-trump-georgia-racketeering-rico-law-fani-willis

 

Fox chief Rupert Murdoch to be deposed in $1.6 billion Dominion defamation case - https://www.reuters.com/legal/fox-chief-rupert-murdoch-be-deposed-16-billion-dominion-defamation-case-2023-01-19/

 

New Mexico shootings follow two years of election assaults - https://apnews.com/article/politics-new-mexico-state-government-michigan-2022-midterm-elections-fc96f8ea93cfc5107bf4e9bfaaa55482

 

Capitol Police investigated more than 7,500 threats against lawmakers last year - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/capitol-police-investigated-7500-threats-lawmakers-last-year-rcna66214?fbclid=IwAR347fkSPtLjJeFNsrF4wOanMkLCBxuoAeaATu5JizkjKhkCyVRIBD5hNgM

 

Two Years Too Late: Trying To Decertify the 2020 Election - https://www.democracydocket.com/analysis/two-years-too-late-trying-to-decertify-the-2020-election/

 

What the Electoral Count Reform Act Means for States - https://campaignlegal.org/update/what-electoral-count-reform-act-means-states

 

ELECTORAL COUNT REFORM ACT IMPLEMENTATION - https://campaignlegal.org/sites/default/files/2023-01/ECRA%20Implementation%20Explainer.pdf

 

Classified Documents Found at Pence’s Home in Indiana - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/24/us/politics/mike-pence-classified-documents.html

 

Classified records pose conundrum stretching back to Carter - https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/classified-records-pose-conundrum-stretching-back-to-carter/

 

Election deniers set sights on next target - https://www.politico.com/news/2023/01/23/election-deniers-2022-00078859?cid=apn

 

Court rejects Republican push to end early voting in Arizona - https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/3819586-court-rejects-republican-push-to-end-early-voting-in-arizona/

 

Ohio Republicans quietly enact ‘alarming’ new voting restrictions - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/18/activists-sue-ohio-republican-voting-access-restrictions

 

‘Clear as mud’: Ohio’s new voting restrictions from GOP raise alarm - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/01/19/ohio-strict-voter-id-law/

 

2023’s Biggest, Most Unusual Race Centers on Abortion and Democracy - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/25/us/politics/wisconsin-supreme-court-election.html

 

States Push for New Voting Laws With an Eye Toward 2024 - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/20/us/politics/voting-rights-laws-states.html

 

Supreme Court Says It Hasn’t Identified Person Who Leaked Draft Abortion Opinion - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/19/us/politics/supreme-court-leak-roe.html

 

Inside the Supreme Court Inquiry: Seized Phones, Affidavits and Distrust - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/21/us/supreme-court-investigation.html

 

Risks Ahead in SCOTUS ‘Independent State Legislature Theory’ Case - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/risks-ahead-scotus-independent-state-legislature-theory-case

 

Like Citizens United, Moore v. Harper could haunt American democracy - https://thefulcrum.us/moore-v-harper

 

How Does the Citizens United Decision Still Affect Us in 2022? - https://campaignlegal.org/update/how-does-citizens-united-decision-still-affect-us-2022

 

Ohio’s Historic Corruption Case Tests Limits of Citizens United - https://news.bloomberglaw.com/white-collar-and-criminal-law/ohios-historic-corruption-case-tests-limits-of-citizens-united

George Santos, Sam Bankman-Fried, and Citizens United - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/george-santos-sam-bankman-fried-and-citizens-united

 

Rightwing Group Pours Millions in ‘Dark Money’ Into US Voter Suppression Bid - https://documented.net/reporting/heritage-action-spent-millions-lobbying-as-it-undermined-freedom-to-vote

 

‘Dark money’ groups have poured billions into federal elections since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/01/dark-money-groups-have-poured-billions-into-federal-elections-since-the-supreme-courts-2010-citizens-united-decision/

 

Corporate Political Spending Is Bad Business - https://hbr.org/2022/01/corporate-political-spending-is-bad-business

 

'Democracy for All': House Dems Introduce Bill to Overturn Citizens United - https://www.commondreams.org/news/overturn-citizens-united

 

SCHIFF, PHILLIPS, JAYAPAL, MCGOVERN INTRODUCE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO REIN IN UNRESTRICTED CAMPAIGN SPENDING - https://schiff.house.gov/news/press-releases/schiff-phillips-jayapal-mcgovern-introduce-constitutional-amendment-to-rein-in-unrestricted-campaign-spending

 

H.J.Res.13 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections and to enact public financing systems for political campaigns. - https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-joint-resolution/13

 

Straw Donor Schemes Aren’t a “Legal Loophole” – They’re Just Illegal - https://campaignlegal.org/update/straw-donor-schemes-arent-legal-loophole-theyre-just-illegal

 

The Lawsuit That Could Freeze Speech Against Billionaires - https://www.levernews.com/the-lawsuit-that-could-freeze-speech-against-billionaires/

 

CLC Explains: Aaron McKean on Redboxing - CLC Explains: Aaron McKean on Redboxing

 

Open season on open primaries - https://www.politico.com/newsletters/weekly-score/2023/01/17/open-season-on-open-primaries-00078061

 

‘Fox News in Spanish’: Inside an upstart media company’s big plans to impact the 2024 election - https://www.politico.com/news/2023/01/23/fox-news-spanish-americano-media-republicans-00078860

 

Meta to Reinstate Trump’s Facebook and Instagram Accounts - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/25/technology/trump-facebook-instagram-accounts-meta.html

 

A Conversation with Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven C. González - A Conversation with Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven C. González

 

Bill seeks to increase registration and voting accessibility in jails - https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2023/jan/21/bill-seeks-to-increase-registration-and-voting-acc/

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