Democracy Happy Hour – June 21, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, June 21, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Fix Democracy First Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • 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  


League of Women Voters of WA: Volunteers Needed: What Are Multi-Member Districts and How Do They Work? (Education Project) -


Sign and send the petition to corporate executives: Stop donating to pro-insurrectionist members of Congress! -


Citizen Connect -


14Point3 Campaign -

·      Campaign to disqualify Trump from 2024 ballot -


People Powered Elections Washington -

·      People Powered Elections Washington: Email Sign Up -

Declaration of American Democracy Coalition Links:

Democracy in the News Links

Judge orders Trump lawyers not to disclose evidence in documents case -


Trump rejected lawyers’ efforts to avoid classified documents indictment -


Judge Cannon sets Trump trial for August, but it’s not likely to stick -


How much prison time could Trump face? Past cases brought steep punishment for document hoarders -


Trump’s penchant for talking could pose problems as Mar-a-Lago criminal case moves ahead -


Trump’s indictment plus candidacy could endanger democracy and the rule of law -


FBI resisted opening probe into Trump’s role in Jan. 6 for more than a year -


Takeaways from The Post’s examination of DOJ’s Jan. 6 investigation -


The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election -


Election officials sound the alarm about violence against poll workers -


Homeland Security issues violence warning ahead of upcoming election cycle -


At least 11 states have enacted restrictive voting laws this year, new report finds -


G.O.P. Leaders Embrace Early Voting, but Will Their Base Get on Board? -


Legislature approves hand counts in Arizona elections -


Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs Has Vetoed Over 20 Election Bills So Far -


A voting rights win in Alabama launches Arkansas gerrymander lawsuit back into action -


Arkansas federal judge blocks first ban on gender-affirming care -


It’s official, new CT voting rights signed into law -


Raffensperger challenges Trump to debate to discuss 2020 election results in Georgia -


Michigan voter reforms have made it a model for strengthening democracy, report says  -


Minnesota just boosted protections for tens of thousands of election workers -


Oregon Senate Passes Bill Banning Politicians From Accepting More Than $100 a Year in Cash From One Donor -


State Supreme Court upholds Washington Voting Rights Act -


The Supreme Court leaves Indian Child Welfare Act intact -


Native adoptions can give priority to tribal families, Supreme Court rules -


Supreme Court's voting rights ruling in Alabama could change U.S. political landscape -


Voting rights advocates welcomed a Supreme Court win. But the fight isn't over -


Shelby County v. Holder Turns 10, and Voting Rights Continue to Suffer from It -


Justice Samuel Alito Took Luxury Fishing Vacation With GOP Billionaire Who Later Had Cases Before the Court -


ProPublica asked about Alito’s travel. He replied in the Wall Street Journal. -


Justice Samuel Alito: ProPublica Misleads Its Readers -


Dems push dialogue on Supreme Court ethics reform -


Supreme Court Term Limits -


Gov. Ron DeSantis used secretive panel to flip state Supreme Court -


Analysis Reveals How Billionaire GOP Megadonor Harlan Crow Gave Millions to Dark Money Groups -


Harlan Crow’s deep dark money connections -

Trump Campaign Says It Has Raised $6.6 Million Since Indictment -


Koch Network Unleashes Early Attacks Against Trump -


Republican primary spending projected to approach or surpass $1 billion -


Tax records reveal more contributions from Publix heiress to “dark money” groups sponsoring Jan. 6 rally -


Chief of staff to new top Democrat on antitrust subcommittee lobbied for Apple, Amazon -


Power companies quietly pushed $215m into US politics via dark money groups -


Critics say changes to NYS public campaign finance law subverts its purpose -


LA City Council approves motion to study democracy vouchers -


How AI Puts Elections at Risk — And the Needed Safeguards -


PDC Meeting in Spokane on June 22 -

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