Democracy Happy Hour – June 29, 2022

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Democracy Happy Hour, June 29, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:

Fix Democracy First links:

WON (Women in Office Now) –

Upcoming Topics in July:

  • July 6 - US Supreme Court Debrief
  • July 13 - Dark Money in Elections
  • July 20 - Jan 6 Hearings Review



Proportional Representation as a Social Justice Issue Links:

Washington for Equitable Representation -


How Proportional Representation Elections Work -


Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote -Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote


Proportional Representation: Reimagining American Elections to Combat Gerrymandering -



The two-party system is killing our democracy -

Democracy in the News Links:

Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade -


Roe’s demise marks new phase in state-by-state battle over abortion -


Abortion is now banned in these states. Others will follow. -


State courts, under 50 different constitutions, will now decide who can get an abortion -


Some states move quickly to ban abortion after Supreme Court ruling -


Supreme Court Throws Abortion to an Unlevel State Playing Field -


The link between voting rights and the abortion ruling -


Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Shows What Happens When Democracy Is Thwarted -




Biden’s Health Secretary: ‘No Magic Bullet’ for Preserving Abortion Access -


Supreme Court's abortion ruling sets off new court fights -


Louisiana and Utah trigger laws banning abortions temporarily blocked by courts -


Abortions in Texas can temporarily resume, judge rules -


Thomas’s concurring opinion raises questions about what rights might be next. -


Supreme Court finds N.Y. law violates right to carry guns outside home -


States brace for fight over gun laws after high court ruling -


With N.Y. Gun Law Struck Down, States Scramble to Respond -


Police Officers Can’t Be Sued for Miranda Violations, Supreme Court Rules -


Alito’s Attack on Miranda Warnings Is Worse Than It Seems -


Supreme Court Sides With Coach Over Prayers on 50-Yard Line -


How Supreme Court ruling lays groundwork for religious charter schools -

U.S. Supreme Court allows Louisiana electoral map faulted for racial bias -


Supreme Court allows Louisiana to use congressional map that lower court said likely violates Voting Rights Act -


The Supreme Court just handed down very bad news for Black voters -


The Supreme Court is at its most conservative now from the last 75 years -


Confidence in U.S. Supreme Court Sinks to Historic Low -


Poll: Confidence in Supreme Court collapses as just 33% agree with decision to overturn Roe v. Wade -


Accountable To None: The Urgent Need for Supreme Court Ethics Reforms -


Congress Passes Bipartisan Gun Legislation, Clearing It for Biden -


Senate Breaks Decades-Long Impasse on Gun Safety -


Biden Signs Gun Bill Into Law, Ending Years of Stalemate -


Jan. 6 Hearings Day 5: Trump Pressured Justice Dept., and His Allies Sought Pardons -


Echoes of Watergate: Trump’s appointees reveal his push to topple Justice Dept. -


Jan. 6 panel names five Republicans who allegedly sought Trump pardons -


Witness Details Trump’s Rage and Meadows’s Inaction on Jan. 6 -


All the bombshells Cassidy Hutchinson dropped about Trump and Jan. 6 -

January 6 committee subpoenas Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone for testimony -


January 6 committee focuses on phone calls among Trump’s children and aides -

Jan. 6 probe expands with fresh subpoenas in multiple states -


A lawyer for Virginia Thomas said she would not testify to the House panel for now. -


Federal Authorities Search Home of Trump Justice Dept. Official -


Federal Agents Seized Phone of John Eastman, Key Figure in Jan. 6 Plan -


6 takeaways from elections in Illinois, Colorado, Oklahoma and other states -


Election deniers in Colo. rejected in favor of more moderate Republicans -


Crockett is part of a national push to recruit an ‘army’ of activists to watch elections -


GOP poll watcher training casts unfounded suspicion on Arizona elections -


Violent Threats to Election Workers Are Common. Prosecutions Are Not. -


New Report Shows Rural Voters Rely on Vote By Mail and Early Voting -


Court strikes down NYC law granting voting rights to non-citizen residents -


Political gerrymandering is constitutional in Kansas, divided Supreme Court rules in precedent-setting case -


Gerrymandering: What You Need to Know About the Threat Affecting Every Election -


How Anti-Abortion Politics Swallowed Up the GOP -


Dark Money Led To This Moment -


Dark Money Fuels the Anti-Abortion Movement’s Push to Control State Legislatures -


Businesses Are Bracing for the Political and Social Fight Post-Roe -


AT&T has bankrolled politicians behind anti-abortion 'trigger laws' in 13 states. Other telecom and media giants aren't far behind. -


Liberal groups devote millions to blocking GOP election deniers -


Companies Butter Up Likely Next Energy and Commerce Chair -


State Lobbying Disclosure: A Scorecard -


Supreme Court: Ranked-choice voting can go to ballot, but not tax petitions, vouchers -

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