Democracy Happy Hour - July 22, 2020

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Fix Democracy First hosts a weekly Democracy Happy Hour on Wednesdays @ 5-6pm PT. Grab a drink and join us and  learn about the latest democracy efforts, challenges, solutions, as well upcoming events and actions.

Recording from Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020:

Links from Discussion:

John Lewis Was a Hero for Democracy and Civil Rights - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/john-lewis-was-hero-democracy-and-civil-rights

1,000 Public Health Experts Urge Congress To Fund Vote by Mail and Safe In-Person Voting in November - https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/news/2020/07/21/487888/1000-public-health-experts-urge-congress-fund-vote-mail-safe-person-voting-november/

Access to absentee voting expands in three more states - https://thefulcrum.us/absentee-ballot-rules

Election aid in limbo as talks open on next big virus relief package - https://thefulcrum.us/coronavirus-stimulus

Major USPS Changes Could Hamper Vote-By-Mail At The Worst Possible Time - https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/usps-delays-elections-vote-by-mail-worries

P.E.E.R to Peer Playbook: Proven bipartisan solutions for safe voting - https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5472abbae4b0859145039552/t/5f089769ed4bf6374db3d12a/1594398573658/P.E.E.R+to+Peer+Playbook_+Proven+bipartisan+solutions+for+safe+voting.pdf

Sixteen States Urge The Supreme Court To Hear The Case To End Super PACs - https://freespeechforpeople.org/sixteen-states-file-amicus-brief-in-supreme-court-case-to-end-super-pacs/

Democracy reform groups to Biden: Don't you forget about us - https://thefulcrum.us/democracy-reform-groups-to-biden-dont-you-forget-about-us

Conflicted Consequences - https://politicalaccountability.net/hifi/files/Conflicted-Consequences.pdf

Stop Secret Spending: More Accountability, Less Corruption - https://campaignlegal.org/stop-secret-spending

“Outright Lies”: Voting Misinformation Flourishes on Facebook - https://www.propublica.org/article/outright-lies-voting-misinformation-flourishes-on-facebook

We need tougher action against disinformation and propaganda - https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2020/07/15/we-need-tougher-action-against-disinformation-and-propaganda/

Media have helped create a crisis of democracy - now they must play a vital role in its revival - https://theconversation.com/media-have-helped-create-a-crisis-of-democracy-now-they-must-play-a-vital-role-in-its-revival-139653

How Can the Press Best Serve a Democratic Society? - https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-future-of-democracy/how-can-the-press-best-serve-democracy

McLuhan's Tetrad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRnexsrlSdA

Northwest Center for Responsible Media - https://nwaresponsiblemedia.org/

FDF Events & Links:

Democracy Through the Looking Glass: Politics & Media in the Post-Truth Era Film Screening & Discussion w/ the filmmaker Kevin Bowe - July 28th @ 6pm PT  - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nz5z6HiuT92lS8A4VWwOJg

Fix Democracy First Virtual Volunteer Meeting – Next meeting, August 20th @ 6-7 pm - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc-yuqT8tH9FJZfSmtYoZdIjjSgqF4Kqc

Fix Democracy First Volunteer Sign-up Sheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BRMdL9eXbIgh9BfyQU_Z-DH0ITJIZVGHKMWSoGKlr20/edit#gid=0

Fix Democracy First – Donate here: https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donate

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