Democracy Happy Hour - July 27, 2022

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Democracy Happy Hour, July 27, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour Topics:

  • 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

EVENTS:

  • Healing Us! – Universal healthcare documentary by Kenny Ballentine, featuring activists from all over the country, including Whole Washington and Red Berets for Medicare for All -https://secure.actblue.com/donate/healingus

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January 6 Hearings Review Links:

Democracy in the News Links:

Bannon Found Guilty of Contempt in Case Related to Capitol Riot Inquiry - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/22/us/politics/bannon-trial-contempt-charges.html

 

Justice Dept. investigating Trump’s actions in Jan. 6 criminal probe - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/26/trump-justice-investigation-january-6/

 

Justice Dept. Asking Witnesses About Trump in Its Jan. 6 Investigation - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/26/us/politics/trump-jan-6-justice-department.html

 

‘Kind of Wild/Creative’: Emails Shed Light on Trump Fake Electors Plan - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/26/us/politics/trump-fake-electors-emails.html

 

Top Pence Aides Testify to Grand Jury in Jan. 6 Investigation - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/25/us/politics/marc-short-pence-jan-6.html

 

On the Docket: Atlanta v. Trumpworld - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/23/us/politics/trump-georgia-election-interference.html

 

New Findings Detail Trump Plan to Use Census for Partisan Gain - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/20/us/census-citizenship-question-oversight.html

 

A radical plan for Trump’s second term - https://www.axios.com/2022/07/22/trump-2025-radical-plan-second-term

 

Trump's revenge - https://www.axios.com/2022/07/23/donald-trump-news-schedule-f-executive-order

 

A Hidden New Threat to U.S. Elections - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/22/us/politics/county-election-certify.html

 

The People Who Count Our Elections—or Can Grind the Process to a Halt - https://boltsmag.org/the-people-who-count-our-elections/

 

2020 Election Deniers Seek Out Powerful Allies: County Sheriffs - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/25/us/politics/election-sheriffs-voting-trump.html

 

Conspiracy-promoting sheriffs claim vast election authority - https://www.courthousenews.com/conspiracy-promoting-sheriffs-claim-vast-election-authority/

 

On the campaign trail, many Republicans talk of violence - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/24/republicans-civil-war-midterms/

 

State elections officials struggle with paper shortages, harassment, insider threats - https://newjerseymonitor.com/2022/07/22/state-elections-officials-struggle-with-paper-shortages-harassment-insider-threats/

 

Inside the RNC’s effort to train thousands of poll watchers in Georgia - https://www.ajc.com/politics/politics-blog/inside-the-rncs-effort-to-train-thousands-of-poll-watchers-in-georgia/E4IGDUCFJVB6TJRCLWSDUA2F4A/

 

Republicans keep gerrymandered maps – after they were struck down by court - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/21/ohio-republicans-gerrymandered-maps

 

Voting rights lawyers say latest GOP mail-voting challenge in Pennsylvania is ‘fueling the big lie’ - https://www.witf.org/2022/07/22/voting-rights-lawyers-say-latest-gop-mail-voting-challenge-is-fueling-the-big-lie/

 

SC’s first no-excuse-needed early voting a success, election officials say - https://www.counton2.com/news/your-local-election-hq/scs-first-no-excuse-needed-early-voting-a-success-election-officials-say/

 

Texas is barred from enforcing new restrictions on voter assistance - https://www.kosu.org/politics/politics/2022-07-19/texas-is-barred-from-enforcing-new-restrictions-on-voter-assistance

 

After Wis. Supreme Court absentee ballot decision, disabled people sue - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/25/wisconsin-absentee-ballots-disabled/

 

Wisconsin Assembly elections panel chair calls for voiding 2020 results - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/22/wisconsin-2020-results/

 

The GOP’s election conspiracy scam has come full circle in WA - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/the-gops-election-conspiracy-scam-has-come-full-circle-in-wa/

 

Senators Introduce Reforms to the Electoral Count Act of 1887 - https://www.collins.senate.gov/newsroom/senators-introduce-reforms-to-the-electoral-count-act-of-1887

 

Jan. 6 panel Dems throw shade at Senate's bipartisan foray into their turf - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/07/26/electoral-count-act-senate-efforts-00047809

 

Why Congress should swiftly enact the Senate’s bipartisan ECA reform bill - https://electionlawblog.org/?p=130870

 

Reforms to the Electoral Count Act Miss the Mark - https://www.democracydocket.com/news/reforms-to-the-electoral-count-act-miss-the-mark/

 

The Forgotten Constitutional Weapon Against Voter Restrictions - https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/07/27/penalty-clause-voting-rights-00046973

 

House Passes Bill to Ensure Contraception Rights After Dobbs - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/21/us/politics/house-contraception.html

 

Gavin Newsom’s plan to save the Constitution by trolling the Supreme Court - https://www.vox.com/2022/7/25/23277211/supreme-court-gavin-newsom-sb-8-abortion-guns-california-assault-rifle-law

 

Newsom Raises His Profile With Hardball Tactics, Starting With a Gun Bill - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/22/us/newsom-gun-bill-california.html

 

One month after Supreme Court’s Roe ruling, over half of states have banned or moved to limit abortions - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/one-month-after-supreme-courts-roe-ruling-over-half-of-states-have-banned-or-moved-to-limit-abortions/

 

In These 6 States, Abortion Rights Are Literally on the Ballot - https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/abortion-ballot-initiatives-michigan/

 

After court ruling, activists push prayer into schools - https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/07/26/school-prayer-kennedy-church-state/

 

Impact of Supreme Court's climate ruling spreads - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/07/20/chill-from-scotus-climate-ruling-hits-wide-range-of-biden-actions-00045920

 

Supreme Court curbs EPA regulatory power after Koch-tied groups’ push - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/07/supreme-court-curbs-epa-regulatory-power-after-koch-tied-groups-push/

 

60% of Americans approved of the Supreme Court last July. Now, it's 38%, according to a new poll - https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/20/politics/supreme-court-job-approval-marquette-poll/index.html

 

AP-NORC poll: 2 in 3 in US favor term limits for justices - https://apnews.com/article/abortion-ketanji-brown-jackson-us-supreme-court-government-and-politics-only-on-ap-8adc9a08c9e8001c8ef0455906542a60

 

Democrats introduce bill to enact term limits for Supreme Court justices - https://thehill.com/homenews/house/3575349-democrats-introduce-bill-to-enact-term-limits-for-supreme-court-justices/

 

The Supreme Court ‘Shadow Docket,’ Explained - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/supreme-court-shadow-docket-explained

 

Will the Supreme Court give state houses total control over federal elections? - https://www.grid.news/story/politics/2022/07/25/will-the-supreme-court-give-state-houses-total-control-over-federal-elections/

 

Is Democracy Constitutional? - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/07/will-moore-vs-harper-help-republicans-rewrite-election-law/670544/

 

GOP’s 2022 small-dollar fundraising sputters as Democrats’ lead grows - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/21/gops-2022-small-dollar-fundraising-sputters-democrats-lead-grows/

 

Republicans Confront Unexpected Online Money Slowdown - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/26/us/politics/online-fundraising-republicans-democrats.html

 

Gen Z candidates raise millions for the generation’s first federal campaigns - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/07/gen-z-candidates-run-for-federal-office

 

The Congressional Fundraising Treadmill: Six Numbers to Know from the Latest Congressional Campaign Finance Filings - https://issueone.org/articles/the-congressional-fundraising-treadmill-six-numbers-to-know-from-the-latest-congressional-campaign-finance-filings/

 

Democratic Group Sues the Federal Election Commission Over Trump’s 2024 Hinting - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/20/us/politics/american-bridge-trump-federal-election-commission.html

 

Trump PACs paid $2 million this year to law firms representing January 6 witnesses - https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/21/politics/trump-pacs-2-million-law-firms-jan-6-witnesses/index.html

 

The Dark Money Behind Abortion Bans - https://msmagazine.com/2022/07/20/dark-money-abortion-bans-corporations-business-amazon-att/

 

Here’s How DAOs Are Becoming the New PACs - https://observer.com/2022/07/heres-how-daos-are-becoming-the-new-pacs/

 

Decentralized autonomous organization - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decentralized_autonomous_organization

 

Top-five ranked choice initiative voting initiative certified for Nevada ballot - https://news.ballotpedia.org/2022/07/26/top-five-ranked-choice-initiative-voting-initiative-certified-for-nevada-ballot/

 

Washington’s Primary Could Dethrone Trump’s Kingmaking Power - https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/07/24/top-two-primary-in-washington-dethrones-trump-00047532

 

Abolish State Senates - https://prospect.org/politics/abolish-state-senates/

 

It’s Time for Universal Voting - https://prospect.org/politics/its-time-for-universal-voting/

 

One thing voters agree on: Fresh voices needed in politics - https://apnews.com/article/campaigns-presidential-elections-election-2020-carolyn-maloney-congress-d4dd6639d4ff22444bf7f4b63412964e

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