Democracy Happy Hour - July 29, 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 29th, 2020:

Links from Discussion:

Media coverage of the 2016 campaign was disastrous. Now’s the last chance to get 2020 right. -

GOP sparks backlash after excluding election funds from COVID-19 bill -

Strengthening Democracy: What Do Americans Think? -

Election in Peril Procedural Risks to the 2020 Presidential Election -

Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century -

Foreign Money in Elections

Who can and can't contribute in U.S. elections -

Foreign Money and U.S. Campaign Finance Policy -

CRACKS IN THE DAM: Three Paths Citizens United Created for Foreign Money to Pour Into U.S. Elections -

Foreign Money Flows Into US Politics -

Following Citizens United, foreign-owned corporations funnel millions into US elections -

Ending Foreign-Influenced Corporate Spending in U.S. Elections -

Trump Admin Finalizes Rule That Could Protect Foreign Dark Money in Elections -

Here’s what you need to know about shell companies and foreign election spending -

Foreign-Connected PACs -

Getting Foreign Funds Out of America's Elections -

Campaign finance loophole allows for foreign election interference, report finds -

MYSTERY MONEY: How a loophole could allow foreign money to flow into super PACs through secretive shell companies -


KEEPING FOREIGN MONEY OUT OF OUR ELECTIONS H.R. 2852: The Election Protection & Integrity Certification (EPIC) Act -


Seattle City Council bans ‘foreign-influenced’ companies from most political spending -

Blow to Amazon as Seattle passes new political spending restrictions -

Seattle Takes On Citizens United - A new law knocks “foreign-influenced” corporations out of city politics by working with the decision, not fighting it. -

Written Testimony of Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub - Before the Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties U.S. House of Representatives on Citizens United at 10: The Consequences for Democracy and Potential Responses by Congress -

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July 29, 2020
3:00 pm
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