Democracy Happy Hour – March 1, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, March 1, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Fix Democracy First Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Mar 8th –  14.3 Campaign: Prohibiting Insurrectionists from Holding Office w/ Alexandra Flores-Quilty & Chris Vines from Free Speech for People
  • Mar 15 – Democracy by Lottery: Letting Everyday People Decide w/ Nick Coccoma


ACTIONS & EVENTS:

  • SB 5378 – This is presented as a voter education bill, but it’s really an anti-RCV (Ranked-Choice Voting) bill. ACTION NEEDED: Comment on bill to OPPOSE and tell your Senator to vote NO @ https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill/5378


Addressing Conspiracy Theories That Impact Democracy Links:

How conspiratorial thinking is undermining democracy, and what we can do about it - https://thebulletin.org/2022/12/how-conspiratorial-thinking-is-undermining-democracy-and-what-we-can-do-about-it/

Conspiracy in America - Recognizing and Confronting Assaults on Our Democracy - https://www.aft.org/ae/fall2022/muirhead_rosenblum

Media Literacy & Misinformation: How it Spreads - Social Media & Conspiracy Theories - https://guides.monmouth.edu/media_literacy/ConspTheories

Trust Nobody: How Voters React to Conspiracy Theories - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-experimental-political-science/article/trust-nobody-how-voters-react-to-conspiracy-theories/E212DCA3B7A3FD8DE6E72DCC5D279902

Data and Democracy - https://effectivegov.uchicago.edu/initiatives/data-and-democracy

Conspiracy Theorists and Extremists Using Various Tactics to Manipulate US Election Process - https://www.adl.org/resources/blog/conspiracy-theorists-and-extremists-using-various-tactics-manipulate-us-election

Why Are So Many Politicians Embracing Conspiracy Theories? - https://insight.kellogg.northwestern.edu/article/why-are-so-many-politicians-embracing-conspiracy-theories

“DIGITAL SOLDIERS” QAnon Extremists Exploit U.S. Military, Threaten Democracy - https://humanrightsfirst.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Digital-Soldiers_QAnon-Report.pdf

The psychological and political correlates of conspiracy theory beliefs - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-25617-0

Democracy in the News Links:

Fani Willis is likely going to indict Trump soon. Here’s what that looks like - https://www.citizensforethics.org/reports-investigations/crew-reports/fani-willis-is-going-to-indict-trump-soon-heres-what-that-looks-like/

Fulton County, Georgia’s Trump Investigation Analysis - https://www.brookings.edu/research/second-edition-fulton-county-georgias-trump-investigation/

Special counsel asks judge to compel Mike Pence to testify in Jan. 6 probe - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jan-6-special-counsel-asks-judge-compel-mike-pence-testify/

GOP Arizona legislators, including leaders of the House and Senate, subpoenaed to testify in special counsel probe of Trump - https://www.azmirror.com/blog/gop-arizona-legislators-including-leaders-of-the-house-and-senate-subpoenaed-to-testify-in-special-counsel-probe-of-trump/

Government watchdog report finds FBI, Capitol Police identified but didn't share "credible threats" before Jan. 6 - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-capitol-police-identified-but-didnt-share-credible-threats-before-jan-6/

In Sharing Video With Fox Host, McCarthy Hits Rewind on Jan. 6 - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/22/us/politics/tucker-carlson-jan-6-mccarthy.html

McCarthy Puts Jan. 6 Footage in the Hands of a Conspiracy Theorist - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/22/us/politics/tucker-carlson-jan-6-mccarthy.html

Media organizations demand Jan. 6 videos McCarthy shared with Fox News' Tucker Carlson - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/media-organizations-demand-jan-6-videos-mccarthy-shared-fox-news-tucker-carlson/

What Fox News Hosts Said Privately vs. Publicly About Voter Fraud - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/02/25/business/media/fox-news-dominion-tucker-carlson.html

‘Incredibly damning:’ Fox News documents stun some legal experts - https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2023/02/23/fox-news-dominion-lawsuit-legal-analysis/

Murdoch Acknowledges Fox News Hosts Endorsed Election Fraud Falsehoods - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/27/business/media/fox-news-dominion-rupert-murdoch.html

Voting Laws Roundup: February 2023 - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/voting-laws-roundup-february-2023

Top state officials push to make spread of US election misinformation illegal - https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/feb/23/us-spreading-election-misinformation-illegal

Some Democratic-led states seek to strengthen protections for voting rights - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/some-democratic-led-states-seek-to-strengthen-protections-for-voting-rights

More states appear poised to expand voting access for people who were incarcerated - https://www.npr.org/2023/03/01/1160102835/voting-rights-felony-convictions-minnesota

Voter Suppression Laws Are Targeting Youth — But They Are Fighting Back - https://truthout.org/articles/voter-suppression-laws-are-targeting-youth-but-they-are-fighting-back/

Election deniers who lost secretary of state races now run several state GOP operations - https://coloradonewsline.com/2023/02/23/election-deniers-run-several-state-gop-operations/

Fraud hunters challenged 92,000 voter registrations in Georgia last year - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/fraud-hunters-challenged-92k-georgia-voter-registrations-2022-rcna71668

DeSantis administration requires events at the Capitol ‘align’ with its mission - https://www.politico.com/news/2023/02/22/desantis-events-florida-capitol-00083989

Proposed bills open the door to partisan judicial elections - https://www.mtpr.org/montana-news/2023-02-22/proposed-bills-open-the-door-to-partisan-judicial-elections

U.S. Supreme Court leaves congressional redistricting to Mississippi Legislature - https://mississippitoday.org/2023/02/22/redistricting-mississippi-supreme-court-legislature/

“Model for bad democracy”: Voting rights wins may be reversed after GOP flips North Carolina court - https://www.salon.com/2023/02/25/model-for-democracy-voting-rights-wins-may-be-reversed-after-flips-north-carolina/

The Future of Redistricting Rests on These Two U.S. Supreme Court Cases - https://www.democracydocket.com/opinion/the-future-of-redistricting-rests-on-these-two-u-s-supreme-court-cases/

How a Supreme Court justice's paragraph put the Voting Rights Act in more danger - https://www.npr.org/2023/02/26/1157248572/supreme-court-voting-rights-act-private-right-of-action-arkansas

Supreme Court Skeptical of Biden’s Student Loan Cancellation Plan - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/02/28/us/student-loans-supreme-court

Wisconsin Supreme Court race expected to break campaign spending records - https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-supreme-court-race-expected-break-campaign-spending-records

Dark money and special deals: How Leonard Leo and his friends benefited from his judicial activism - https://www.politico.com/news/2023/03/01/dark-money-leonard-leo-judicial-activism-00084864

New Details Shed Light on FTX’s Campaign Contributions - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/23/business/sam-bankman-fried-ftx.html

Poll: New Yorkers Support Public Campaign Finance - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/poll-new-yorkers-support-public-campaign-finance

Klobuchar, Graham, Warner Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Transparency and Accountability of Online Political Advertising  - https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/news-releases?ID=AD4716CB-4CD6-4AFD-9886-B45E94EC0B7A

House races were very uncompetitive in 2022. The 2024 elections are projected to be even worse. - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2023/02/27/house-races-competitiveness-2024-election-midterms-2022/11358112002/

FairVote DUBIOUS DEMOCRACY 2022 Report - https://fairvote.org/report/dubious-democracy-2022/

Why the South has such low credit scores - https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/02/17/bad-southern-credit-scores/

The Roadmap for Local News - https://localnewsroadmap.org/

Local News Dollars - https://democracypolicy.network/agenda/strong-people/strong-communities/local-news-dollars

Seattle, here’s something we haven’t tried: A people’s assembly - https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/seattle-heres-something-we-havent-tried-a-peoples-assembly

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