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


  • 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 @

Addressing Conspiracy Theories That Impact Democracy Links:

How conspiratorial thinking is undermining democracy, and what we can do about it -

Conspiracy in America - Recognizing and Confronting Assaults on Our Democracy -

Media Literacy & Misinformation: How it Spreads - Social Media & Conspiracy Theories -

Trust Nobody: How Voters React to Conspiracy Theories -

Data and Democracy -

Conspiracy Theorists and Extremists Using Various Tactics to Manipulate US Election Process -

Why Are So Many Politicians Embracing Conspiracy Theories? -

“DIGITAL SOLDIERS” QAnon Extremists Exploit U.S. Military, Threaten Democracy -

The psychological and political correlates of conspiracy theory beliefs -

Democracy in the News Links:

Fani Willis is likely going to indict Trump soon. Here’s what that looks like -

Fulton County, Georgia’s Trump Investigation Analysis -

Special counsel asks judge to compel Mike Pence to testify in Jan. 6 probe -

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 -

In Sharing Video With Fox Host, McCarthy Hits Rewind on Jan. 6 -

McCarthy Puts Jan. 6 Footage in the Hands of a Conspiracy Theorist -

Media organizations demand Jan. 6 videos McCarthy shared with Fox News' Tucker Carlson -

What Fox News Hosts Said Privately vs. Publicly About Voter Fraud -

‘Incredibly damning:’ Fox News documents stun some legal experts -

Murdoch Acknowledges Fox News Hosts Endorsed Election Fraud Falsehoods -

Voting Laws Roundup: February 2023 -

Top state officials push to make spread of US election misinformation illegal -

Some Democratic-led states seek to strengthen protections for voting rights -

More states appear poised to expand voting access for people who were incarcerated -

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 -

Fraud hunters challenged 92,000 voter registrations in Georgia last year -

DeSantis administration requires events at the Capitol ‘align’ with its mission -

Proposed bills open the door to partisan judicial elections -

U.S. Supreme Court leaves congressional redistricting to Mississippi Legislature -

“Model for bad democracy”: Voting rights wins may be reversed after GOP flips North Carolina court -

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 -

Supreme Court Skeptical of Biden’s Student Loan Cancellation Plan -

Wisconsin Supreme Court race expected to break campaign spending records -

Dark money and special deals: How Leonard Leo and his friends benefited from his judicial activism -

New Details Shed Light on FTX’s Campaign Contributions -

Poll: New Yorkers Support Public Campaign Finance -

Klobuchar, Graham, Warner Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Transparency and Accountability of Online Political Advertising  -

House races were very uncompetitive in 2022. The 2024 elections are projected to be even worse. -

FairVote DUBIOUS DEMOCRACY 2022 Report -

Why the South has such low credit scores -

The Roadmap for Local News -

Local News Dollars -

Seattle, here’s something we haven’t tried: A people’s assembly -

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