Democracy Happy Hour – June 29, 2022

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Fix Democracy First links:

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

Upcoming Topics in July:

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

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Proportional Representation as a Social Justice Issue Links:

Washington for Equitable Representation - https://www.representingwa.org/

 

How Proportional Representation Elections Work -https://www.fairvote.org/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 -https://www.democracydocket.com/news/proportional-representation-reimagining-american-elections-to-combat-gerrymandering/

 

HOW PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION GAVE AMERICAN VOTERS MEANINGFUL REPRESENTATION INTHE 1900S - https://www.sightline.org/2021/10/05/how-proportional-representation-gave-american-voters-meaningful-representation-in-the-1900s/

The two-party system is killing our democracy -https://www.vox.com/2020/1/23/21075960/polarization-parties-ranked-choice-voting-proportional-representation

Democracy in the News Links:

Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade - https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/roe-v-wade-supreme-court-abortion

 

Roe’s demise marks new phase in state-by-state battle over abortion - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/24/roe-v-wade-abortion-supreme-court-dobbs/

 

Abortion is now banned in these states. Others will follow. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/24/abortion-state-laws-criminalization-roe/

 

State courts, under 50 different constitutions, will now decide who can get an abortion - https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/state-courts-under-50-different-constitutions-will-now-decide-who-can-get-an-abortion-analysis/

 

Some states move quickly to ban abortion after Supreme Court ruling - https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/24/politics/abortion-ban-states-move-quickly/index.html

 

Supreme Court Throws Abortion to an Unlevel State Playing Field - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/25/us/politics/abortion-ruling-states.html

 

The link between voting rights and the abortion ruling - https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2022/06/28/dobbs-voting-rights-minority-rule/

 

Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Shows What Happens When Democracy Is Thwarted - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/supreme-courts-abortion-ruling-shows-what-happens-when-democracy-thwarted

 

THE ACTIVISTS GOING STATE BY STATE TO MAKE ABORTION RIGHTS CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/06/ballot-measures-abortion-rights-constitutional-law-roe-v-wade

 

Biden’s Health Secretary: ‘No Magic Bullet’ for Preserving Abortion Access - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/28/us/politics/biden-abortion-roe.html

 

Supreme Court's abortion ruling sets off new court fights - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/supreme-courts-abortion-ruling-sets-off-new-court-fights/2022/06/27/aadb57dc-f61f-11ec-81db-ac07a394a86b_story.html

 

Louisiana and Utah trigger laws banning abortions temporarily blocked by courts - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/louisiana-trigger-law-banning-abortions-temporarily-blocked-court-rcna35528

 

Abortions in Texas can temporarily resume, judge rules - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/28/texas-abortion-ban-blocked/

 

Thomas’s concurring opinion raises questions about what rights might be next. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/us/clarence-thomas-roe-griswold-lawrence-obergefell.html

 

Supreme Court finds N.Y. law violates right to carry guns outside home - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/23/supreme-court-gun-control/

 

States brace for fight over gun laws after high court ruling - https://apnews.com/article/us-supreme-court-new-york-jersey-gun-politics-government-and-24a6a82ea365212ecaa7af71f9c72561

 

With N.Y. Gun Law Struck Down, States Scramble to Respond - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/28/nyregion/gun-law-ny-nj.html

 

Police Officers Can’t Be Sued for Miranda Violations, Supreme Court Rules - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/us/politics/supreme-court-miranda-lawsuits.html

 

Alito’s Attack on Miranda Warnings Is Worse Than It Seems - https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/06/miranda-warnings-supreme-court-alito-kagan.html

 

Supreme Court Sides With Coach Over Prayers on 50-Yard Line - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/27/us/politics/supreme-court-coach-prayers.html

 

How Supreme Court ruling lays groundwork for religious charter schools - https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/06/21/supreme-court-ruling-religious-charter-schools/


U.S. Supreme Court allows Louisiana electoral map faulted for racial bias - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-supreme-court-reinstates-louisiana-electoral-map-faulted-racial-bias-2022-06-28/

 

Supreme Court allows Louisiana to use congressional map that lower court said likely violates Voting Rights Act - https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/28/politics/louisiana-congressional-map-supreme-court/index.html

 

The Supreme Court just handed down very bad news for Black voters - https://www.vox.com/23187117/supreme-court-louisiana-racial-gerrymander-ardoin-robinson-congressional-maps

 

The Supreme Court is at its most conservative now from the last 75 years - https://www.npr.org/2022/06/25/1107628715/the-supreme-court-is-at-its-most-conservative-now-from-the-last-75-years

 

Confidence in U.S. Supreme Court Sinks to Historic Low - https://news.gallup.com/poll/394103/confidence-supreme-court-sinks-historic-low.aspx

 

Poll: Confidence in Supreme Court collapses as just 33% agree with decision to overturn Roe v. Wade - https://news.yahoo.com/poll-confidence-in-supreme-court-collapses-as-just-33-agree-with-decision-to-overturn-roe-v-wade-090021689.html

 

Accountable To None: The Urgent Need for Supreme Court Ethics Reforms - https://www.afj.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/JudicialEthicsReport_Final.pdf

 

Congress Passes Bipartisan Gun Legislation, Clearing It for Biden - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/us/politics/gun-control-bill-congress.html

 

Senate Breaks Decades-Long Impasse on Gun Safety - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/06/23/us/gun-control-senate-supreme-court

 

Biden Signs Gun Bill Into Law, Ending Years of Stalemate - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/25/us/politics/gun-control-bill-biden.html

 

Jan. 6 Hearings Day 5: Trump Pressured Justice Dept., and His Allies Sought Pardons - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/06/23/us/jan-6-hearing-today-trump

 

Echoes of Watergate: Trump’s appointees reveal his push to topple Justice Dept. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/06/23/jan6-doj-clark-rosen-donoghue-testimony/

 

Jan. 6 panel names five Republicans who allegedly sought Trump pardons - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/06/23/justice-jan6-hearing-thursday/

 

Witness Details Trump’s Rage and Meadows’s Inaction on Jan. 6 - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/06/28/us/jan-6-hearing-today

 

All the bombshells Cassidy Hutchinson dropped about Trump and Jan. 6 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/28/cassidy-hutchinson-jan-6-testimony-takeaways/


January 6 committee subpoenas Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone for testimony -  https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/29/politics/pat-cipollone-january-6-committee-subpoena/index.html

 

January 6 committee focuses on phone calls among Trump’s children and aides - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/28/january-6-hearings-focus-on-phone-calls-among-trumps-children-and-aides-weeks-before-election

Jan. 6 probe expands with fresh subpoenas in multiple states - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/06/22/jan6-fbi-electors-subpoenas/

 

A lawyer for Virginia Thomas said she would not testify to the House panel for now. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/28/us/ginni-thomas-emails-jan-6-hearing.html

 

Federal Authorities Search Home of Trump Justice Dept. Official - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/us/politics/jeffrey-clark-trump-justice-dept.html

 

Federal Agents Seized Phone of John Eastman, Key Figure in Jan. 6 Plan - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/27/us/politics/john-eastman-jan-6.html

 

6 takeaways from elections in Illinois, Colorado, Oklahoma and other states - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/29/illinois-colorado-primaries-takeaways/

 

Election deniers in Colo. rejected in favor of more moderate Republicans - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/28/republicans-abortion-jan6-primaries/

 

Crockett is part of a national push to recruit an ‘army’ of activists to watch elections - https://minnesotareformer.com/2022/06/23/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 - https://www.azmirror.com/2022/06/27/gop-poll-watcher-training-casts-unfounded-suspicion-on-arizona-elections/

 

Violent Threats to Election Workers Are Common. Prosecutions Are Not. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/27/us/election-workers-safety.html

 

New Report Shows Rural Voters Rely on Vote By Mail and Early Voting - https://www.securedemocracyusa.org/new-report-rural-voters

 

Court strikes down NYC law granting voting rights to non-citizen residents - https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/n-y-supreme-court-strikes-down-nyc-law-granting-voting-rights-to-noncitizen-residents/

 

Political gerrymandering is constitutional in Kansas, divided Supreme Court rules in precedent-setting case - https://www.cjonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/21/kansas-supreme-court-ruling-political-gerrymandering-constitutional-legal/7687249001/

 

Gerrymandering: What You Need to Know About the Threat Affecting Every Election - https://www.cnet.com/news/politics/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-threat-affecting-every-election/

 

How Anti-Abortion Politics Swallowed Up the GOP - https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/06/campaign-finance-abortion-activism-dollars-for-life.html

 

Dark Money Led To This Moment - https://www.levernews.com/dark-money-went-in-supreme-court-rulings-are-coming-out/

 

Dark Money Fuels the Anti-Abortion Movement’s Push to Control State Legislatures - https://truthout.org/articles/dark-money-fuels-the-anti-abortion-movements-push-to-control-state-legislatures/

 

Businesses Are Bracing for the Political and Social Fight Post-Roe - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/25/business/dealbook/businesses-brace-for-post-roe.html

 

AT&T has bankrolled politicians behind anti-abortion 'trigger laws' in 13 states. Other telecom and media giants aren't far behind. - https://www.businessinsider.com/att-biggest-corporate-benefactor-to-anti-abortion-lawmakers-in-trigger-states-2022-5

 

Liberal groups devote millions to blocking GOP election deniers - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/22/liberal-money-election-deniers/

 

Companies Butter Up Likely Next Energy and Commerce Chair - https://readsludge.com/2022/06/23/companies-butter-up-likely-next-energy-and-commerce-chair/

 

State Lobbying Disclosure: A Scorecard - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/reports/layers-of-lobbying/lobbying-scorecard

 

Supreme Court: Ranked-choice voting can go to ballot, but not tax petitions, vouchers - https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/supreme-court-ranked-choice-voting-can-go-to-ballot-but-not-tax-petitions-vouchers

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