Democracy Happy Hour — January 4, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, January 4, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Fix Democracy First Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule

  • Jan 11th - Democracy Legislation in 2023: What Can We Expect?
  • Jan 18 – The Influence of Fossil Fuel Lobbyists w/ James Browning from Global Energy Monitor
  • 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


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National Links:

January 6th: Two Years Later & Committee Report Review Links:

Democracy in the News Links:

Congress passes election reform designed to ward off another Jan. 6 -


Biden Signs Electoral Count Reform Act Into Law -

Trump’s tax returns released, launching fresh scrutiny of his finances -

Trump Tax Returns Undermine His Image as a Successful Entrepreneur -

Trump's main holding company racked up over $300M in losses -

McCarthy Loses 4th Vote for Speaker -

How is the House speaker chosen? The Constitution doesn’t say. -

Meet the newcomers in Congress, including 12 elected officials who have no government experience -

As GOP Takes Over House, Officials Remove Metal Detectors Installed After Jan. 6 -

McCarthy Proposes Gutting Office of Congressional Ethics in Bid for Speaker -

Advocacy groups denounce GOP proposals to ‘gut’ ethics office -

Three watchdogs with different politics explain what they want House GOP to investigate -

New data shows the folly of Trump’s crusade against early voting -

The ‘Red Wave’ Washout: How Skewed Polls Fed a False Election Narrative -

Volunteers fueled an upset WA Congressional win one doorbell at a time -

Arizona Court Rejects Kari Lake’s Election Contest -

Voter ID, partisan gerrymandering struck down in NC rulings just before court flips to GOP -

Ohio Redistricting: The Sequel -

New year expected to bring more changes to state voting laws -

Key battleground states are moving to change election laws ahead of ’24 -

Ten Questions that Will Shape Democracy and Voting Rights in 2023 -

State Court Cases – Democracy Docket -

At the Supreme Court, it’s taking longer to hear cases -

The case of the Supreme Court that just can't seem to stop talking -

These Civil Rights Cases at the Supreme Court Could Make History This Year -

2023 Could Be The Year The Supreme Court Finally Tells Us What The Guidelines On Online Content Moderation Are -

Where student loan forgiveness stands: Legal fight shifts to Supreme Court -

A Charity Tied to the Supreme Court Offers Donors Access to the Justices -

Groups Connected With Leonard Leo Have Funneled $31 Million to State Court Races -

Leonard Leo is quietly remaking state high courts in his conservative image -

Democrats Have Given Up on Fighting Dark Money -

Charles Koch’s Campaign to Make Dark Money Even Darker -

‘Not business as usual’: Health lobbyists brace for Bernie Sanders -

Health & Democracy Index -

Newspapers are disappearing where democracy needs them most -

Reform in 2023: It’s time for the civil rights community to embrace independent voters -

Democracy means more than just holding elections -

Organizing for collective impact: Prepared for anything, more effective at everything -

Right wing group “Let’s Go Washington” fails to qualify any of its 11 statewide initiatives -

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