Democracy Happy Hour – June 22, 2022

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Democracy Happy Hour, June 22, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:

Fix Democracy First links:

DONATE to Fix Democracy First or Fix Democracy First Education Fund @ https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donate

YO VOTE! (Youth Organizers for Voter Outreach, Teaching & Engagement) - https://www.yo-vote.org

WON (Women in Office Now) – https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/won

Next session: June 28th @ 6 pm PT - Training Module 9 - Candidate Forums & Interviews with guest speaker Kathy Sakahara – Sign-p HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kf-2ppzgpG9C_jknLJ98WmBswdrDAw8MY

Next week’s Democracy Happy Hour topic:

  • June 29th – Proportional Representation as a Social Justice Issue w/ Kenia Peregrino from WA for Equitable Representation

EVENTS:

Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote – Film Screening & Panel Discussion – July 7th @ 6 pm PT –  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t-6eJlOiR6Kdw7TqMzIruQ

ACTIONS:

Inadequacy of American Election Law & Impact on Upcoming Elections Links:

Reform Elections Now - https://reformelectionsnow.org/


Reform Elections Now - Upcoming EVENT: Battle for America: Moderates vs. Wings - June 28th @ 2:30 PT -  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsd--urTIuE9eak5PriPo7-rs3TI7tsjgl

 

Electoral Count Act - Congressional Support Talking Points - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GN8MZDm5iySAyIqajchl6x76qdPWVLXKicmWbULwo7I/edit?usp=sharing

 

The Electoral Count Act of 1887: Proposals for Reform - COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION by CHAIRPERSON ZOE LOFGREN (D-CALIF.) -  

https://cha.house.gov/sites/democrats.cha.house.gov/files/documents/Electoral%20Count%20Act%20Staff%20Report_.pdf

 

The Terrifying Inadequacy of American Election Law (webinar) - https://www.hbscny.org/events/register-ren-the-terrifying-inadequacy-of-american-election-law-virtual/

 

Pence lawyer Greg Jacob on why vice president had no authority to refuse electoral votes - WATCH: Pence lawyer Greg Jacob on why vice president had no authority to refuse electoral votes

 

Democracy in the News Links:

Bipartisan Gun Bill Clears Initial Vote in Senate - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/us/politics/senate-gun-safety-bill.html


Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol - https://january6th.house.gov/

 

Here are 4 takeaways from Tuesday’s Jan. 6 hearing. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/us/politics/jan-6-hearings-takeaways-tuesday.html

 

Jan. 6 Hearings Day 3: Panel Says Trump Brought Nation to the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/06/16/us/jan-6-hearings

 

Trump, Told It Was Illegal, Still Pressured Pence to Overturn His Loss - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/16/us/trump-pence-election-jan-6.html

 

Trump campaign documents show advisers knew fake-elector plan was baseless - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/20/trump-documents-fake-elector-plan/

 

All the Jan. 6 evidence that Trump and Co. knew their plot was corrupt - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/18/evidence-january-6-plot-corrupt/

 

Jan. 6 panel to seek testimony from Ginni Thomas - https://www.axios.com/2022/06/16/ginni-thomas-jan-6-panel

 

Ginni Thomas corresponded with John Eastman, sources in Jan. 6 House investigation say - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/06/15/ginni-thomas-john-eastman-emails/

 

Ginni Thomas-tied Facebook group ‘FrontLiners for Liberty’ could be a new focus in Jan. 6 investigation - https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/17/ginni-thomas-tied-facebook-group-frontliners-for-liberty-could-be-a-new-focus-in-jan-6-investigation.html

 

Ginni Thomas says she 'can't wait' to talk to Jan. 6 committee - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/head-congress-jan-6-committee-says-time-invite-ginni-thomas-talk-2022-06-16/

 

Jan. 6 Panel Could Start Sharing Transcripts With Justice Dept. as Soon as July - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/us/politics/jan-6-committee-transcripts.html

 

Amid Jan. 6 Revelations, Election Lies Still Dominate the G.O.P. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/17/us/politics/election-trump-republicans-jan-6.html

 

A Day After a Portrait of Pence in Danger, Trump Attacks Him Again - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/17/us/politics/donald-trump-pence-jan-6.html

 

Ted Cruz still peddling baseless conspiracy theory that FBI incited Jan. 6 riot - https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/ted-cruz-still-peddling-baseless-conspiracy-theory-that-fbi-incited-jan-6-riot/

 

GOP member of Jan. 6 committee warns that more violence is coming - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/19/jan-6-kinzinger-ginni-thomas/

 

In the Shadow of the Jan. 6 Hearings, Right-Wing Militancy Is on the Rise - https://theintercept.com/2022/06/17/jan-6-hearings-right-wing-white-nationalists/

 

Jan. 6 hearings remind reformers of Trump’s pattern of disregarding democracy - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/Leveraging-big-ideas/jan-6-hearings

 

January 6 Hearings and the Big Lie’s Ongoing Damage to Democracy - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/january-6-hearings-and-big-lies-ongoing-damage-democracy

 

County’s refusal to certify the vote hints at election chaos - https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-biden-new-mexico-voting-machines-7b91e326d2f378898046ec7df779ba20

 

New Mexico Supreme Court orders rural county to certify election results by Friday - https://www.courthousenews.com/new-mexico-supreme-court-orders-rural-county-to-certify-election-results-by-june/

 

Election deniers quiet on fraud claims after primary wins - https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-us-supreme-court-donald-trump-texas-ohio-b73b98ca48734b0499e8c160bdd408a7

 

Texas GOP approves resolution rejecting the results of the 2020 presidential election - https://www.kvue.com/article/news/politics/texas-gop-party-platform-2022/269-33def839-f21e-4e63-a35d-6b1f3ee5a327

 

Judge denies extension for Louisiana redistricting deadline - https://www.wbrz.com/news/louisiana-lawmakers-resume-work-on-remapping-house-districts/

 

Middle District Judge set to redraw state’s congressional map - https://www.wafb.com/2022/06/20/middle-district-judge-set-redraw-states-congressional-map/

 

Has Your State Made It Harder To Vote? - https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/voting-restrictions-by-state/

 

Legislative Assaults on State Courts — 2022 - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/legislative-assaults-state-courts-2022

 

Supreme Court Rejects Maine’s Ban on Aid to Religious Schools - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/us/politics/supreme-court-maine-religious-schools.html

 

Justices seem poised to hear elections case pressed by GOP - https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-us-supreme-court-pennsylvania-constitutions-north-carolina-b1aaaf54cda0deada714a4eb57643d94

 

Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/19/climate/supreme-court-climate-epa.html

 

Supreme Court could soon make it easier to carry guns in six states - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/18/supreme-court-guns-ruling/

 

With abortion decision looming, trust in Supreme Court hits new low - https://thefulcrum.us/supreme-court-abortion-1178958

 

Trump’s political operation and Republican Party committees have paid over $12.6 million to Jan. 6 rally organizers since the 2020 election cycle - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/06/trumps-political-operation-and-republican-party-committees-have-paid-over-12-6-million-to-jan-6-rally-organizers-since-the-2020-election-cycle

 

The Money Behind January 6 Is Flowing into the 2022 Elections - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/money-behind-january-6-flowing-2022-elections

 

Private prison industry shifts focus to immigrant detention centers, funding immigration hawks - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/06/private-prison-industry-shifts-focus-to-immigrant-detention-centers-funding-immigration-hawks/

 

Bipartisan bill aims to curb foreign influence in U.S. democracy - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/16/bipartisan-bill-aims-curb-foreign-influence-us-democracy/

 

The State Campaign Finance Index 2022 - https://www.coalitionforintegrity.org/state-campaign-finance/

Supporting Democracy Dollars Is a Powerful Way Funders Can Protect Local Elections - https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2022/6/16/supporting-democracy-dollars-is-a-powerful-way-funders-can-protect-local-democracy

 

Vote fraud conspiracy theories driving some candidates for elections offices in WA, elsewhere - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/vote-fraud-conspiracy-theories-driving-some-candidates-for-elections-offices-in-wa-elsewhere/

 

Let’s Go Washington - https://letsgowashington.com/

 

Push to move King County elections to even-numbered years likely headed to voters in November - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/push-to-move-king-county-elections-to-even-numbered-years-likely-headed-to-voters-in-november/

 

Initiative for ‘approval voting’ that would change Seattle elections is headed toward November ballot - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/initiative-for-approval-voting-that-would-change-seattle-elections-is-headed-toward-november-ballot/

 

Clark County Yes on Ranked-Choice Voting - https://fairvotewa.org/ClarkCoCampaign/

 

San Juan County Yes on Ranked-Choice Voting - https://fairvotewa.org/SJCOcampaign/

 

Organizing for collective impact: The making of a mass pro-democracy movement - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/Leadership/pro-democracy-movement

 

Upcoming Elections in Your State - https://866ourvote.org/

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