Democracy Happy Hour – July 20, 2022

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Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour Topics:

  • July 27 – Jan 6 Hearings Review
  • Aug 3 – Primary Election Updates
  • Aug 10 & 17 – CANCELED: NO Democracy Happy Hours – Cindy on vacation
  • Aug 24 – Are We Coming Closer to Civil War?
  • Aug 31 – Youth Involvement to Strengthen Democracy

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Jan 6th Protect Our Democracy TAKE ACTION page - https://www.rightwinginsurrection.org/action-center/take-action-activists

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Democracy in the News Links:

The January 6 committee is returning to primetime. Here's what you need to know. - https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/18/politics/january-6-primetime-hearing-explainer/index.html

Panel: Hearing to show Trump’s Jan. 6 ‘dereliction of duty’ - https://apnews.com/article/capitol-riot-committee-hearing-trump-dereliction-duty-fe9e92293492b667c195402e609aa888

Trump National Security Aide Expected to Testify at Jan. 6 Hearing - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/18/us/politics/matthew-pottinger-jan-6-hearing.html

Committee has ‘filled in the blanks’ on Trump’s Jan. 6 activities, Kinzinger says - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/17/jan6-trump-kinzinger/

Trump’s choices escalated tensions and set U.S. on path to Jan. 6, panel finds - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/20/trumps-choices-set-nation-path-jan-6-violence-committee-shows/

Jan. 6 committee to make case for Trump crimes - https://www.axios.com/2022/07/18/trump-illegal-activity-jan-6-committee

Secret Service Text Messages Around Jan. 6 Were Erased, Inspector General Says - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/14/us/politics/secret-service-text-messages-jan-6.html

Secret Service Jan. 6 texts erased despite Congress’ request - https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/national-archives-asks-secret-service-to-probe-deleted-texts/

Secret Service cannot recover texts; no new details for Jan. 6 committee - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/07/19/secret-service-texts/

DC police officer in Trump Jan. 6 motorcade corroborates details of heated Secret Service exchange to committee - https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/14/politics/trump-secret-service-january-6-metropolitan-police-officer/index.html

Jan. 6 Committee Considers Seeking Testimony From Donald Trump, Mike Pence - https://www.wsj.com/articles/jan-6-panel-considers-seeking-testimony-from-donald-trump-mike-pence-11657821175

Little-Known Lawyer Pitched Trump on Extreme Plans to Subvert Election - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/16/us/politics/trump-olson-lindell-election.html

The Jan. 6 committee won't rule out more hearings this summer - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/jan-6-committee-wont-rule-hearings-summer-rcna38105

‘Sprint through the finish’: Why the Jan. 6 committee isn't nearly done - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/07/19/sprint-through-the-finish-why-the-jan-6-committee-isnt-nearly-done-00046453

Jan. 6 Panel Will Turn Over Evidence on Fake Electors to the Justice Dept. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/13/us/politics/jan-6-committee-evidence-justice-department.html

Justice Department Steps Up Jan. 6 Probe of Those in Trump’s Orbit - https://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-steps-up-jan-6-probe-of-those-in-trumps-orbit-11657974467

‘It’s the accumulation’: The Jan. 6 hearings are wounding Trump, after all - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/07/20/jan-6-hearings-trump-support-falls-00046662

Giuliani Ordered to Testify in Georgia Criminal Investigation - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/20/us/giuliani-testify-georgia-investigation.html

Trump Electors Targeted in Georgia Criminal Inquiry - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/19/us/georgia-trump-electors.html

Georgia Congressman Subpoenaed in Trump Inquiry - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/18/us/jody-hice-subpoena-trump-georgia.html

Capitol riot hearings raise questions of presidential power - https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-capitol-siege-presidential-election-2020-congress-194a439d52f21f46aedf133ee2aa7b9b

Bipartisan Senate Group Strikes Deal to Rewrite Electoral Count Act - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/20/us/politics/electoral-count-act-senate.html

How ‘Stop the Steal’ Captured the American Right - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/19/magazine/stop-the-steal.html

Lost, Not Stolen - The Conservative Case that Trump Lost and Biden Won the 2020 Presidential Election - https://lostnotstolen.org/

Donald Trump looks to fall launch for 2024, potentially upending midterms - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/14/trump-2024-announcement-fall/

Criminalizing the vote: GOP-led states enacted 102 new election penalties after 2020 - https://lailluminator.com/2022/07/14/criminalizing-the-vote-gop-led-states-enacted-102-new-election-penalties-after-2020/

County election boards pick new fights with states over voter fraud claims - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/county-election-boards-pick-new-fights-states-voter-fraud-claims-rcna37424

Threats recounted last month by Georgia election workers in select-committee testimony ring true to peers from other states - https://www.marketwatch.com/story/threats-recounted-last-month-by-georgia-elections-workers-in-select-committee-testimony-ring-true-to-peers-from-other-states-01658012572

‘There are a lot of people who don’t want to know the truth’: Why an Arizona election official is leaving her job - https://19thnews.org/2022/07/arizona-election-official-leslie-hoffman/

Voting access updates: Mail ballots are at issue as states consider new rules and legal action. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/15/us/politics/mail-ballots-voting-access.html

Advocates want Cyber Ninjas, which led Ariz. ballot review, barred from federal work - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/18/cyber-ninjas-federal-work/

Third arrest is made in alleged Colorado election security breach - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/third-arrest-made-alleged-colorado-election-security-breach-rcna38157

Georgia’s ban on water for voters challenged in court - https://apnews.com/article/voting-rights-2022-midterm-elections-georgia-congress-a615d33ebab9f519fb46bcaf702f89bc

Kansas voting rights groups appeal dismissal of challenge to 2021 election law - https://kansasreflector.com/2022/07/19/kansas-voting-rights-groups-appeal-dismissal-of-challenge-to-2021-election-law/

Ohio Supreme Court scraps 2nd GOP-drawn congressional map - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/07/19/ohio-supreme-court-scraps-2nd-gop-drawn-congressional-map-00046583

Republican activists organizing ‘surveillance’ of ballot drop boxes in WA - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/republican-activists-organizing-surveillance-of-ballot-drop-boxes-in-washington/

Dropbox Watch – WA State - https://dropboxwatch.com/

No major problems with ballot drop boxes in 2020, AP finds - https://apnews.com/article/voting-rights-2022-midterm-elections-covid-health-wisconsin-c61fa93a12a1a51d6d9f4e0a21fa3b75

Poll: Red wave not likely to wash up on WA shores - https://crosscut.com/politics/2022/07/poll-red-wave-not-likely-wash-wa-shores

Moms For Liberty aims to expand political influence, bolstered by trainings, endorsements - https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/politics-issues/2022-07-18/moms-for-liberty-aims-to-expand-political-influence-bolstered-by-trainings-endorsements

Moms for Liberty: "Joyful Warriors" in the fight to demolish public school - https://www.salon.com/2022/07/19/moms-for-liberty-joyful-warriors-in-the-fight-to-demolish-public-school/

Schools are ideal polling places — but anxiety over security is high - https://www.votebeat.org/2022/7/11/23200003/schools-polling-places-security-uvalde-shooting

FBI director expects onslaught of digital assaults targeting midterm elections - https://www.cyberscoop.com/fbi-director-foreign-threats-midterm-elections/

Young Voters Are Fed Up With Their (Much) Older Leaders - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/14/us/politics/youth-voters-midterms-polling.html

Voting is significant determinant of health, US medical association declares - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/14/voting-health-us-medical-association

House Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Amid Fears of Court Reversal - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/19/us/politics/house-gay-marriage-bill.html

Same-sex marriage and contraception at risk after abortion ruling, U.S. House panel told - https://missouriindependent.com/2022/07/14/same-sex-marriage-and-contraception-at-risk-after-abortion-ruling-u-s-house-panel-told/

Texas sues Biden admin for requiring abortions in medical emergencies - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/07/14/texas-sues-biden-emergency-abortion/

Abortion is directly on the ballot in at least five states this year - https://19thnews.org/2022/07/abortion-rights-ballot-measure-midterm-elections/

Kansans will be the first to vote on abortion. - https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article263590213.html

Abortion ban blocked in W. Va.; Louisiana awaits ruling - https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/louisiana-abortion-ban-case-heard-judge-86991783

House Democrats tout bill to add four seats to Supreme Court - https://thehill.com/homenews/house/3564588-house-democrats-offer-bill-to-add-four-seats-to-supreme-court/

Moore v. Harper: The Gerrymandering Case That Could Radically Alter U.S. Democracy - https://people.howstuffworks.com/moore-v-harper-news.htm

Judge temporarily blocks Biden administration’s LGBTQ protections at work, schools - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/17/biden-transgender-lgbtq-schools-work/

Conservative Blocs Unleash Litigation to Curb Public Health Powers - https://khn.org/news/article/conservative-blocs-litigation-curb-public-health-powers/

Report: Billionaires pour money into 2022 campaign, most of it to help GOP - https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/report-billionaires-pour-money-into-2022-campaign-most-of-it-to-help-gop/

Nearly Half of GOP Congressional PACs’ 2022 Funding Comes From 27 Billionaires - https://truthout.org/articles/nearly-half-of-gop-congressional-pacs-2022-funding-comes-from-27-billionaires/

Democrats spend millions on Republican primaries - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/07/democrats-spend-millions-on-republican-primaries/

Joe Manchin, who just torpedoed Democrats' climate agenda, has long ties to coal industry - https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/15/politics/joe-manchin-coal-financial-interests-climate/index.html

Biden stops short of declaring climate emergency, takes steps on wind power - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-announce-executive-actions-climate-2022-07-20/

Sanders calls out Manchin: He only "represents the very wealthiest people in this country" - https://www.salon.com/2022/07/18/sanders-calls-out-manchin-he-only-represents-the-very-wealthiest-people-in-this-country_partner/

'CEOs, Not Working People, Are Causing Inflation': Report Shows Soaring Executive Pay - https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/07/19/ceos-not-working-people-are-causing-inflation-report-shows-soaring-executive-pay

In California Cities, a New Frontier for Public Financing of Elections - https://boltsmag.org/in-california-cities-a-new-frontier-for-public-financing-of-elections/

55 statewide and congressional primaries decided by minority of voters so far - https://thefulcrum.us/ranked-choice-voting-2022-primaries

Eleven candidates running in top-four primary for Governor of Alaska on Aug. 16 - https://news.ballotpedia.org/2022/07/13/eleven-candidates-running-in-top-four-primary-for-governor-of-alaska-on-aug-16/

Seattle City Council Puts Ranked-Choice Voting on Ballot - https://www.thestranger.com/news/2022/07/15/76479670/seattle-city-council-puts-ranked-choice-voting-on-ballot

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