Democracy Happy Hour – June 9, 2021

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Topic for June 16, 2021: Possible Effects of New Voting Restrictions in 2022 Election.

Meeting Recordings & Chat:

Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour Topics:

  • 06/16/21 – Proposed Changes to State & Federal Courts
  • 06/23/21 – Ranked Choice Voting
  • 06/30/21 – Special Guest: Nick Licata

Actions, Events & Action Links:

For the People Act/John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act – ACTIONS

Democracy Rebellion - Screening & Panel Discussion – June 9th @ 6 pm

DONATE to Fix Democracy First - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donate

Possible Effects of New Voting Laws in 2022 Election - Links:

• State Voting Bills Tracker 2021 - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/state-voting-bills-tracker-2021

• How Much Do Voting Restrictions Affect Elections? - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-much-do-voting-restrictions-affect-elections/

• Voter Suppression Laws Cost Americans Their Voices at the Polls - https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/reports/2016/11/11/292322/voter-suppression-laws-cost-americans-their-voices-at-the-polls/

• Election Reform and Its 2022 Impact - https://www.carolinapoliticalreview.org/editorial-content/2021/5/9/election-reform-and-its-2022-impact

• How The Republican Push To Restrict Voting Could Affect Our Elections - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-the-republican-push-to-restrict-voting-could-affect-our-elections/

• Challenges to Black voting rights hark back to Jim Crow era - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/03/05/black-voting-rights-reconstruction-jim-crow/6919352002/

• Youth Turnout Was Big in 2020. It May Fall in 2022 If Democrats Fail to Protect The Vote. - https://washingtonmonthly.com/2021/05/03/youth-turnout-was-big-in-2020-it-may-fall-in-2022-if-democrats-fail-to-protect-the-vote-2/

• Voting Restrictions Are Further Politicizing U.S. Electoral System, Journalist Says - https://www.npr.org/2021/05/27/1000869614/voting-restrictions-are-further-politicizing-u-s-electoral-system-journalist-say

• Democrats and Republicans are battling over voting rights in Congress and at statehouses. Which side will win? - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/03/06/for-people-voting-rights-bill-could-stop-gop-election-laws/4583707001/

Democracy in the News Links:

• Capitol Police had intelligence indicating an armed invasion weeks before Jan. 6 riot, Senate probe finds - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/january-6-senate-investigation/2021/06/08/a8cc5b1e-c7d4-11eb-81b1-34796c7393af_story.html

• At Once Diminished and Dominating, Trump Begins His Next Act - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/us/politics/donald-trump-republican-convention-speech.html

• Facebook Says Trump’s Ban Will Last at Least 2 Years - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/04/technology/facebook-trump-ban.html

• Rejecting Biden’s Win, Rising Republicans Attack Legitimacy of Elections - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/07/us/politics/republican-election-fraud-claims.html

• Arizona’s election review poses risks for Republicans and Democracy. - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/07/us/politics/arizonas-election-review-poses-risks-for-republicans-and-democracy.html

• Trump-tied ‘dark money’ groups funding Arizona ballot review - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2021/06/trump-dark-money-groups-funding-arizona-review/

• Top ALEC Official Is Behind Conspiracy Theory-Fueled Arizona Ballot Audit - https://truthout.org/articles/top-alec-official-is-behind-conspiracy-theory-fueled-arizona-ballot-audit/

• Cops and their allies have pushed hard for new wave of stringent anti-protest bills - https://www.salon.com/2021/06/03/cops-and-their-allies-have-pushed-hard-for-new-wave-of-stringent-anti-protest-bills/

• Watch What’s Happening in Red States - In states where Republicans control the legislature, American life is rapidly changing. - https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/06/republican-state-legislatures-changes/619086/

• Why you should care that other states are restricting voting rights at record pace - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/voter-suppression-laws-just-jim-crow-in-new-clothes/

• Vermont’s Governor Expands Voting Rights, Bucking Republican Push - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/07/us/vermont-voting-rights.html

• While states restrict voting, Illinois would expand access after lawmakers approve changes - https://abc7chicago.com/politics/while-states-restrict-voting-illinois-would-expand-access/10756890/

• Joe Manchin: Why I'm voting against the For the People Act - https://www.wvgazettemail.com/opinion/op_ed_commentaries/joe-manchin-why-im-voting-against-the-for-the-people-act/article_c7eb2551-a500-5f77-aa37-2e42d0af870f.html

• Civil rights leaders don’t budge key senator on voting bill - https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-voting-rights-voting-government-and-politics-365b422b2155aa21755d742cd801317c

• Joe Manchin Is Opposing Big Parts of Biden's Agenda as the Koch Network Pressures Him - https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/business/money-report/joe-manchin-is-opposing-big-parts-of-bidens-agenda-as-the-koch-network-pressures-him/3095724/

• Dem leaders struggle to keep voting rights bill afloat - https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/08/pelosi-democrats-voting-rights-manchin-492128

• John Lewis voting rights bill faces steep uphill climb in Senate - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/john-lewis-voting-rights-bill-faces-steep-uphill-climb-senate-n1269910

Stacey Abrams-led group launches campaign to mobilize young voters of color around voting rights bill - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/stacey-abrams-voting-rights-bill/

• More than 300 groups sign letter asking Biden to push for passage of For the People Act - https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/557349-groups-representing-25-million-americans-ask-biden-to-pass-for-the?rl=1

• The Time to Secure Voting Rights Is Now or Never - https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2021/06/03/voting-rights-voter-suppression-bills

• Tyranny of the Minority? — The Filibuster: Democracy at Risk - https://blog.ucsusa.org/michael-latner/filibuster-puts-voting-rights-democracy-at-risk/

• After hitting pause, PACs begin to press play again - https://www.rollcall.com/2021/06/07/after-hitting-pause-pacs-begin-to-press-play-again/

• Big Business Offers Democracy Its Thoughts & Prayers - https://www.democracydocket.com/2021/06/big-business-offers-democracy-its-thoughts-and-prayers/

• More than two-thirds of Congress cashed a pharma campaign check in 2020, new STAT analysis shows - https://www.statnews.com/feature/prescription-politics/federal-full-data-set/

• The Postmaster General Is Under Federal Investigation Over Campaign Contributions - https://www.npr.org/2021/06/03/1002998881/the-postmaster-general-is-under-federal-investigation-over-campaign-contribution

• Democrats’ Improbable New F.E.C. Strategy: More Deadlock Than Ever - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/08/us/politics/fec-democrats-republicans.html?partner=slack&smid=sl-share

• One Shockingly Easy Step For Government Transparency: Staff Pages - https://therevolvingdoorproject.org/one-shockingly-easy-step-for-government-transparency-staff-pages/

• The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax - https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax

• Can this new voting system fix America’s ugliest elections? - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/08/new-york-city-ranked-choice-voting-mayoral-race

• New York State Senate Cracks Down on Multinational Corporations Interfering in State Elections, Passes Democracy Preservation Act - https://freespeechforpeople.org/new-york-state-senate-cracks-down-on-multinational-corporations-interfering-in-state-elections-passes-democracy-preservation-act/

• New options for public to engage remotely with Legislature worked - https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/new-options-for-public-to-engage-remotely-with-legislature-worked/

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