Democracy Happy Hour – June 1, 2022

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Democracy Happy Hour, June1, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:

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Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

  • June 8th – Proportional Representation as a Social Justice Issue w/ More Equitable Representation
  • June 15th – The Independent State Legislature Theory
  • June 22nd – Inadequacy of American Election Law & Impact on Upcoming Elections w/ Michael Otten & Peter Siris

YO VOTE! (Youth Organizers for Voter Outreach, Teaching & Engagement) -

WON (Women in Office Now) –

Fundraising for My Campaign – June 14 @ 6 pm – w/ guest speaker Madalene Mielke, President & CEO, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) - Register @


ACTIONS – Voter Registration:

Tracking Money in Elections Links:

Too much money in politics, and not enough in democracy -

How Does the Citizens United Decision Still Affect Us in 2022? -

Dark Money -

With ‘Stealth Politics,’ Billionaires Make Sure Their Money Talks -

Untraceable cash has infiltrated political campaigns from school boards to president -

Foreign Spending -

The Rise of Dark Money Is a Threat to Judicial Independence -

How TV Ad Lies And Private Money Shape U.S. Elections -

Big Money in Elections Corrupts Our Government -

A guide to statistics, data, and documentary sources in American politics – Top Sources –

Open Secrets -

Open Secrets - Politicians & Elections -

Open Secrets - 2022 Outside Spending, by Super PAC -

Open Secrets - DONOR LOOKUP -

Follow The Money -

Follow The Money - Washington 2019 & 2020 Elections -

Code for Democracy -

FEC - Campaign finance data -

Washington Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) -

Time to Reverse ‘Citizens United’ and Corporate Constitutional Rights -

Small Donor Democracy: Fighting Big Money with People-Powered Elections -

Democracy in the News Links:

What the Jan. 6 Committee Has Done, and What’s Next -

Republicans Signal Refusal of Jan. 6 Subpoenas, Setting Up a Showdown -

Former Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro subpoenaed by DOJ in Jan. 6 probe -

Federal investigation into Trump fake elector probe expands to multiple states -

Lawyer Who Plotted to Overturn Trump Loss Recruits Election Deniers to Watch Over the Vote -

‘It’s going to be an army’: Tapes reveal GOP plan to contest elections -

A Big Lie in a New Package -

States Have Passed 9 Bills Making It Easier for Elections to Be Tampered With -

'The horse and buggy era': Attacks on voting machines set off fresh worries about election subversion -

Cyber agency: Voting software vulnerable in some states -

The Election Challenges Officials Are Facing Ahead of November -

Help Wanted: State Misinformation Sheriff -

Some Democrats voting in GOP primaries to block Trump picks -

Georgia’s primary went smoothly. Voting advocates worry about November. -

Task force will study voting rights for Louisiana’s disabled people -

5 GOP candidates blocked from Michigan governor's primary over alleged false signatures -

Missouri county clerk threatens to take away disabled man's right to vote -

New York on brink of major voting rights act -

South Dakota is not following federal voter registration laws, judge rules -

Alaska Supreme Court finds Republican gerrymander in Anchorage districts, orders new map -

Florida’s new congressional map under fire by voting rights groups -

New Hampshire Supreme Court approves redistricting map drawn by special master -

'Best of our bad options' Federal judges order Ohio to use unconstitutional district maps -

Supreme Court paves way for DOJ to subpoena Texas lawmakers in Voting Rights Act challenge to redistricting maps -

With the help of two Supreme Courts, Republican map prevails -

U.S. House loses more 'swing' in 2022 -

America’s Redistricting Process Is Breaking Democracy -

Democrats and Republicans Agree on Importance of Ending Gerrymandering -

US supreme court clerks may be required to hand over phone records – report -

The Supreme Court Is on the Verge of Expanding Second Amendment Gun Rights -

In Texas and beyond, many politicians receive mega donations from pro-gun supporters -

The GOP lawmakers who get the most cash from gun rights groups -

After Texas shooting, Republicans face online anger over NRA money -

Why Republicans Won’t Budge on Guns -

Lobbying by gun rights groups hit a spending record in 2021. They outspent gun control by more than 5x -

Your Tax Dollars Are Propping Up the Gun Lobby -

The Case for Requiring Federal Contractors to Disclose Their Secret Political Contributions -

To protect democracy from dark-money influence, we need the Disclose Act -

How an Organized Republican Effort Punishes Companies for Climate Action -

Group doorbells WA homes, searching for illegal voters and drawing complaints -

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