Democracy Happy Hour – June 14, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, June 14, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Fix Democracy First Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • June 21st - Declaration for American Democracy Coalition with Christine Wood, Co-Director
  • June 28, July 5 & July 12 - CANCELED - There are NO Democracy Happy Hour these weeks, as Cindy will be on vacation.
  • July 19th - The Future of AI & Its Impact on Democracy
  • July 26th - Requiring Truthful Content in Political Speech with Tim Love & Bob Viney  

ACTIONS & EVENTS:

League of Women Voters of WA: Volunteers Needed: What Are Multi-Member Districts and How Do They Work? (Education Project) - https://lwvwa.org/This-Month-in-the-League/13212227

 

Sign and send the petition to corporate executives: Stop donating to pro-insurrectionist members of Congress! - https://actionnetwork.org/letters/sign-and-send-the-petition-demand-corporations-stop-donating-to-pro-insurrectionist-members-of-congress-3?source=direct_link&referrer=group-fixdemocracyfirst

 

Citizen Connect - https://citizenconnect.us/

 

14Point3 Campaign - https://freespeechforpeople.org/the-14point3-campaign/

·      Campaign to disqualify Trump from 2024 ballot - https://freespeechforpeople.org/trump-is-disqualified-from-the-ballot/

 

People Powered Elections Washington - https://www.peoplepoweredelections.org/

·      People Powered Elections Washington: Email Sign Up - https://secure.everyaction.com/Kvt4e-0DY0yyLf_1C7y-og2

Combating Modern Authoritarianism with Community Links:


Fighting back against authoritarianism by Vinay Orekondy - https://thefulcrum.us/fighting-back-against-authoritarianism

The Uniquely American Future of US Authoritarianism - https://www.wired.com/story/us-authoritarian-movement-future/

 

Authoritarian rule threatens America’s democracy - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/Threats-to-democracy/authoritarian-rule-in-america

 

Secretary Mayorkas Discusses New U.S. Efforts to Counter the Misuse of Technology and the Spread of Digital Authoritarianism at Summit for Democracy - https://www.dhs.gov/news/2023/03/30/secretary-mayorkas-discusses-new-us-efforts-counter-spread-digital-authoritarianism

 

Five Strategies to Support U.S. Democracy - https://carnegieendowment.org/2022/09/15/five-strategies-to-support-u.s.-democracy-pub-87918

 

How Democracy Can Win - The Right Way to Counter Autocracy - https://www.foreignaffairs.com/united-states/samantha-power-how-democracy-can-win-counter-autocracy

Democracy in the News Links

Trump Indicted - Trump Is Charged in Classified Documents Inquiry - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/06/08/us/trump-indictment-documents

 

Trump arraigned, pleads not guilty to 37 classified documents charges - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/06/13/trump-court-miami-indictment/

 

Despite serious legal threat, Trump turns day in court into a campaign event - https://apnews.com/article/trump-florida-court-appearance-takeaways-b87738e528717bd30c6e029d1d9da209

 

Trump claims ‘political persecution’ in speech after arraignment - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jun/13/trump-new-jersey-speech-after-arraignment

 

Fact check: Trump makes numerous false claims in speech after court appearance - https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/14/politics/fact-check-trump-bedminster-speech/index.html

 

The next steps after Trump’s classified documents indictment, explained - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/06/13/trump-indictment-timeline-classified-documents/

 

Georgia is likely next ground zero for Trump’s battle with law enforcement - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/06/12/georgia-republicans-trump-david-shafer/

 

Georgia probe of Trump broadens to activities in other states - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/06/02/trump-georgia-election-investigation-fulton-county/

 

Trump-funded studies disputing election fraud are focus in two probes - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/06/05/trump-funded-studies-disputing-election-fraud-are-focus-two-probes/

 

Firms Trump hired to investigate fraud claims could help Fulton DA - https://www.ajc.com/politics/firms-trump-hired-to-investigate-fraud-claims-could-help-fulton-da/3QP26T735FAGBGPXLZ7B5KE72E/

 

Pence files paperwork to launch 2024 presidential campaign - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/06/05/pence-presidential-campaign-paperwork-trump/

 

Christie goes after Trump in presidential campaign launch, calling him a ‘self-serving mirror hog’ - https://apnews.com/article/christie-2024-president-b9949e97e604719c341d652cc62f9d50

 

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum jumps into crowded Republican race for president - https://www.kfyrtv.com/2023/06/07/north-dakota-gov-doug-burgum-set-announce-2024-republican-campaign-president/

 

The 2024 race promises to be ‘very, very active’ in terms of foreign and domestic meddling, says former CISA chief - https://cyberscoop.com/chris-krebs-election-security-2024/


A Democracy Crisis In The Making: June 2023 Edition - https://statesuniteddemocracy.org/resources/democracy-crisis-june-2023/

 

Voting Laws Roundup: June 2023 - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/voting-laws-roundup-june-2023

 

These States Made Voting Easier This Year - https://www.democracydocket.com/analysis/these-states-made-voting-easier-this-year/

 

Republicans set to push mail ballots, voting methods they previously blasted as recipes for fraud - https://apnews.com/article/ballot-harvesting-early-voting-election-2024-republicans-a844f375bb86b012cfba0e67b3f77fb7

 

The far right's growing influence and 4 other takeaways from NPR's ERIC investigation - https://www.npr.org/2023/06/07/1180630924/takeaways-npr-eric-investigation-voter-data-election-integrity

 

Some GOP states depart, but Alaska will stay with voter fraud prevention network ERIC - https://alaskapublic.org/2023/06/08/some-gop-states-depart-but-alaska-will-stay-with-voter-fraud-prevention-network-eric/

 

Arizona Supreme Court rejects Republican push to make early voting illegal - https://kjzz.org/content/1848541/arizona-supreme-court-rejects-republican-push-make-early-voting-illegal

 

Michiganders can now enroll to automatically receive absentee ballots for every election - https://www.wkar.org/wkar-news/2023-06-05/michiganders-can-now-enroll-to-automatically-receive-absentee-ballots-for-every-election

 

Voting rights restored to formerly incarcerated Minnesotans - https://www.kttc.com/2023/06/01/voting-rights-restored-formerly-incarcerated-minnesotans/

 

Disabled Mississippians Now Face Even More Hurdles in Voting - https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/06/disabled-mississippians-now-face-even-more-hurdles-in-voting/

 

Lawsuit: New ‘ballot harvesting’ law makes voting more difficult for disabled, elderly Mississippians - https://mississippitoday.org/2023/06/02/lawsuit-voting-more-difficult-for-disabled/

 

Expansive Vote by Mail Bill Moved Through State Legislature as Session Ended - https://www.gothamgazette.com/state/12050-early-vote-mail-absentee-state-legislature

 

Tennessee drag ban is unconstitutional, federal judge rules - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/06/03/tennessee-drag-law-unconstitutional/

 

New law leaves voter roll cleanup in the hands of state official - https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/south-texas-el-paso/politics/2023/06/05/new-law-leaves-voter-roll-clean-up-in-the-hands-of-state-official

 

Texas is finally making voting easier for people with disabilities, including a new option to vote by mail - https://texas.votebeat.org/2023/6/9/23754741/voters-disabilities-texas-accessible-ballot-curbside

 

Supreme Court unexpectedly upholds provision prohibiting racial gerrymandering - https://www.npr.org/2023/06/08/1181002182/supreme-court-voting-rights

 

What the Supreme Court’s surprise voting rights ruling means for 2024 - https://www.vox.com/voting-rights/23754443/supreme-court-alabama-voting-rights-act-congress-democrats-house-louisiana-south-carolina

 

Ruling in Alabama case could boost suits increasing Black voters’ power in other states - https://kansasreflector.com/2023/06/11/ruling-in-alabama-case-could-boost-suits-increasing-black-voters-power-in-other-states/

How the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Allen v. Milligan Will Impact Ongoing Redistricting Litigation - https://www.democracydocket.com/analysis/how-the-u-s-supreme-courts-decision-in-allen-v-milligan-will-impact-ongoing-redistricting-litigation/

Why Supreme Court voting rights decision shocked legal, political worlds - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/06/12/voting-rights-supreme-court-history-alabama-roberts/

 

Here are the major Supreme Court decisions we're still waiting for this term - https://www.npr.org/2023/06/06/1180175155/supreme-court-decisions-affirmative-action-voting-rights-student-loans

 

‘Trump can’t win’: Koch network releases ads targeting ex-president - https://www.cnbc.com/2023/06/12/koch-network-ads-target-trump-biden.html

 

Companies that publicly condemned legislation targeting the LGBTQ+ community send political contributions to state lawmakers who advanced anti-LGBTQ+ bills - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/06/companies-that-publicly-condemned-legislation-targeting-lgbtq-community-send-political-contributions-to-state-lawmakers-who-advanced-anti-lgbtq-bills/

 

F.B.I. Investigating Spy Ring’s Political Contributions - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/09/us/politics/fbi-spy-ring-political-contributions.html

 

Report: Billionaire investor, philanthropist George Soros cedes control of empire to a younger son - https://apnews.com/article/george-soros-alex-soros-osf-philanthropist-95e7a9858981b8a0b303402176025cb5

 

YouTube will no longer take down false claims about U.S. elections - https://www.npr.org/2023/06/02/1179864026/youtube-will-no-longer-take-down-false-claims-about-u-s-elections

 

Now Political Polarization Comes for Marriage Prospects - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/06/us-marriage-rate-different-political-views/674358/

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