Democracy Happy Hour - July 8, 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 8th, 2020:

Links from discussion:

Michigan GOP fails again to stop new redistricting panel - https://thefulcrum.us/michigan-redistricting-2646359555  

How Gerrymandering Is Making the Coronavirus Crisis Worse | Opinion - https://www.newsweek.com/how-gerrymandering-making-coronavirus-crisis-worse-opinion-1516069

President Obama and Eric Holder on Why Gerrymandering is Bad for Our Democracy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfRfD2aGKGs&feature=youtu.be

Shortages of poll workers and polling places put election officials on alert for November - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/shortages-poll-workers-polling-places-november-elections-2020/

Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true. - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/black-history-american-democracy.html  

Protecting Public Health in the 2020 Elections – Report from Voting Rights Lab, UCLA Voting Rights Project & Union of Concerned Scientists - https://d3267f1c-3110-4540-a458-82b406b9ec8a.usrfiles.com/ugd/d3267f_b0f4283b924d4d289bf8862eb58c2dce.pdf

Voting in the Year of COVID-19: How to ensure a free, fair, and safe 2020 election - https://ucsusa.org/resources/voting-and-covid-19

Protect Our Democracy: Voting During COVID-19 VIDEO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVjENsm_R9k&feature=youtu.be

The Leadership Conference HEROES Act Elections Coalition Letter - https://civilrights.org/resource/the-leadership-conference-heroes-act-elections-coalition-letter/

Declaration for American Democracy TAKE ACTION page - https://declarationforamericandemocracy.org/takeaction/  

Fair Fight - https://fairfight.com/

Safe Voting Now - https://safevotingnow.org/

Common Power (formerly Common Purpose) - https://commonpower.org/

#DemocracyOpenMic - A social media campaign that lets you use your creativity to make your voice heard on the urgent need to protect our vote during the COVID-19 pandemic - https://declarationforamericandemocracy.org/openmic/

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