Democracy Happy Hour – July 21, 2021

Event Details

Topic for July 21, 2021: Anti-Corruption & Accountability in Government.

Meeting Recordings & Chat:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:

  • Next week’s topic on 07/28/21 – Fair & Impartial Courts: How do we get there?
  • WA Register to Vote or Update Registration Online - Deadline is July 26th for August 3rd Primary – Update your registration or register to vote in person up until 8 pm on Aug 3rd -
  • National Call-In WEEK: to support the For the People Act &  John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act:
  • Call Your Senator - 1.888.453.3211 - The U.S. Senate must make passing the For the People Act (S. 1/H.R. 1) & the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act are top priorities. Let them know the American people are tired of a government that serves only the wealthy and corporate interests. Here's a fun video to show you how: How to Call a Senator -

  • OTHER ACTIONS you can take to support the For the People Act &  John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act:
  • WA Redistricting Links:
  • Upcoming WA Redistricting Hearings in July:

Democracy in the News Links:

Joint Chiefs chairman feared potential ‘Reichstag moment’ aimed at keeping Trump in power -

This historian predicted Jan. 6. Now he warns of greater violence. -

Disbelief in election results and distrust of the vaccines are connected -

Fact check: Arizona audit chief baselessly raises suspicion about 74,000 ballots -

Records of Arizona’s review of the 2020 election must be made public, a judge rules. -

Pa. Republicans are taking election ‘audits’ seriously. Here’s what to know about their plan -

Texas Republicans want audit of 2020 election in biggest counties, mostly won by Biden -

Oklahoma Election Board Secretary Shoots Down Republican's Request For Audit Of 2020 Results -

Georgia Republicans center campaigns on false claims of election fraud -

The spirit of John Lewis lives on in the voting rights fight -

Voting Rights Activists Think Biden's Actions Fall Short Of His Dire Warnings -

Senate Democrats target Georgia law to push voting bills in Congress -

Manchin meets with Texas Dems and says he wants pared-down voting rights bill -

The Battle Over State Voting Rights Is About the Future of Texas -

The next voting rights battleground is Michigan -

Michigan GOP plans “shocking” scheme to ram through voting restrictions over Whitmer’s veto -

Klobuchar: Infrastructure bill could include voting measures -

More than 30 former top Senate Democratic aides call for changes to the filibuster rules. -

Most Americans don't want voting to be harder; Democrats and GOP see political fortunes at stake - CBS News study -

Voting Rights: A Legal Battle Is Under Way Across the U.S. as Election-Related Litigation Surges -

Personal threats, election lies and punishing new laws rattle election officials, raising fears of a mass exodus -

EDITORIAL: Attacking laws on voting is about power -

How America lost its commitment to the right to vote -

Many in Jail Can Vote, but Exercising That Right Isn’t Easy -

It’s not just voting rights. Republicans are going after ballot campaigns. -

More than 150 companies back update to Voting Rights Act -

The For the People Act Isn’t Dead -

Congress, follow Washington’s lead on voting rights and pass the For the People Act -

Sen. Joe Manchin, key Democratic holdout on federal voting protections, coming to Texas for fundraiser hosted by several GOP donors -

Murdoch-backed Fox News corporate PAC donates to Sen. Joe Manchin's campaign -

Activist Shareholders Score Wins on Election Spending After Riot -

Super PACs tied to major parties misled voters, complaint alleges -

Campaign Legal Center Files Complaint Against Bipartisan Set of 23 Super PACs -

How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action -

Small Donors Hit Record Highs in New York City’s Public Campaign Financing Program -

Gerrymandering reform, if passed, is still a decade away -

The new playbook for partisan gerrymandering -

Legislators say they're not bound to follow independent commission's ideas for new political boundaries -

As the Press Weakens, So Does Democracy -

Anti-Corruption & Accountability in Government Links:

Anti-corruption – Wikipedia -

Accountability – Wikipedia -

Defining Democracy: Corruption -

Defining Democracy: Accountability -

Corruption and democracy -

U.S. Transparency and Accountability -

A history of corruption in the United States -

Taming Systemic Corruption: The American Experience and its Implications for Contemporary Debates -


A Bipartisan Plan to Combat Global Corruption -

How to Fix Corruption -

What States Can Do to Fight Corruption and Empower Voters -

American Anti-Corruption Act -

A momentous victory for global anti-corruption efforts -


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July 21, 2021
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