Democracy Happy Hour – March 15, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, March 15, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Mar 22nd - Walking Ancient Paths to Peace: Learning from Lived Experience to Strengthen Democracy with Stephanie Nestlerode of 7th Generation Labs
  • Mar 29th - Electronic Registration Information Center or ERIC: What is it and do we need it?
  • Apr 5th - Local Intersections: Working Together to Strengthen Democracy

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Democracy by Lottery: Letting Everyday People Decide Links:

Democracy in the News Links:

 

Ex-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, former Ohio GOP leader Matt Borges found guilty - https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/politics/2023/03/09/jury-verdict-larry-householder-matt-borges-ohio-corruption-racketeering/69955618007/

 

‘Dark Money’ Ohio Bribe Verdict Shows Citizens United Limit - https://news.bloomberglaw.com/white-collar-and-criminal-law/firstenergy-bribery-scheme-nets-landmark-guilty-verdict-in-ohio

 

Prosecutors Signal Criminal Charges for Trump Are Likely - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/09/nyregion/trump-potential-criminal-charges-bragg.html

 

Trump in growing legal and political peril ahead of 2024 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/03/10/trump-peril-legal-political/

 

Trump claims violence he inspired on Jan. 6 was Pence’s fault - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/03/13/trump-pence-iowa/

 

‘History Will Hold Donald Trump Accountable’ for Jan. 6, Pence Says - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/12/us/politics/mike-pence-donald-trump-gridiron.html

 

Ga. Republicans push for prosecutorial oversight amid Trump election probe - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/03/07/ga-republicans-push-prosecutorial-oversight-amid-trump-election-probe/

 

GOP state officials at U.S. House hearing push back against federal election oversight - https://tennesseelookout.com/2023/03/11/gop-state-officials-at-u-s-house-hearing-push-back-against-federal-election-oversight/

 

DOJ takes on the Jan. 6 Tucker Carlson tapes - https://www.politico.com/news/2023/03/07/justice-department-tucker-carlson-trials-evidence-00086031

 

House GOP plots new January 6 probes despite internal backlash over McCarthy giving Carlson footage - https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/08/politics/house-republican-carlson-footage-backlash/index.html

 

How a civil war erupted at Fox News after the 2020 election - https://www.npr.org/2023/03/08/1161694400/fox-news-lawsuit-civil-war-ingraham-hannity

 

Some Election Officials Refused to Certify Results. Few Were Held Accountable. - https://www.propublica.org/article/election-officials-refused-certify-results-few-held-accountable

 

G.O.P. States Abandon Bipartisan Voting Integrity Group, Yielding to Conspiracy Theories - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/07/us/politics/gop-voter-registration-fraud-eric.html

 

Breaking Up With ERIC: Why Are These 3 States Leaving? - https://www.govtech.com/elections/breaking-up-with-eric-why-are-these-3-states-leaving

 

Withdrawals from ERIC are the result of politics that hurt the integrity and security of U.S. elections, say current and former election officials - https://issueone.org/press/eric-withdrawals-current-and-former-election-officials/

 

Conspiracy theory whirlwind threatens to blow Texas out of national program that keeps voter rolls updated - https://www.texastribune.org/2023/03/09/texas-voting-eric/

 

House panel endorses bill that would create state ‘election integrity unit’ - https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2023/mar/09/house-panel-endorses-bill-that-would-create-state/

 

Arizona Sues After County Puts an Election Skeptic in Charge of Voting - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/08/us/politics/arizona-sues-cochise-county.html

 

California Considers Giving the Incarcerated a Right to Vote - https://capitalandmain.com/california-considers-giving-the-incarcerated-a-right-to-vote

 

Florida Republicans are prepping changes to local election laws and school board races - https://news.wgcu.org/government-politics/2023-03-13/florida-republicans-are-prepping-changes-to-local-election-laws-and-school-board-races

 

A Florida-Sized Roadblock for the League of Women Voters - https://www.propublica.org/article/florida-roadblocks-league-of-women-voters

 

DeSantis crackdown on free speech and civil rights blasted by beloved voting rights group - https://www.rawstory.com/amp/league-of-women-voters-2659587268

 

Trump ‘White House in waiting’ helped develop Ohio voting bill touted as model for states - https://nebraskaexaminer.com/2023/03/08/trump-white-house-in-waiting-helped-develop-ohio-voting-bill-touted-as-model-for-states/

 

Voting rights expansion bill heads to governor’s desk - https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2023/03/13/voting-rights-expansion-bill-heads-to-governors-desk/

 

Oregon takes step toward letting people in prison vote - https://philomathnews.com/oregon-takes-step-toward-letting-people-in-prison-vote/

 

Wyden, Blumenauer try again to export Oregon mail voting, automatic registration to rest of US - https://oregoncapitalchronicle.com/2023/03/08/wyden-blumenauer-try-again-to-export-oregon-mail-voting-automatic-registration-to-rest-of-us/

 

GOP showcases states with added voter ID laws as model for country - https://rollcall.com/2023/03/10/gop-showcases-states-with-added-voter-id-laws-as-model-for-country/

 

Federal Homeland Security Grant Funds Directed to Election Security - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/federal-homeland-security-grant-funds-directed-election-security

 

North Carolina Supreme Court To Rehear State-Level Redistricting Case Underlying Moore v. Harper - https://www.democracydocket.com/analysis/north-carolina-supreme-court-to-rehear-state-level-redistricting-case-underlying-moore-v-harper/

 

Voting rights case in North Carolina Supreme Court: The issues, arguments and potential outcomes - https://myfox8.com/news/politics/your-local-election-hq/redistricting/voting-rights-case-in-north-carolina-supreme-court-the-issues-arguments-and-potential-outcomes/

 

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Latest Order Could Throw a Wrench in a Major Election Case - https://www.democracydocket.com/analysis/the-u-s-supreme-courts-latest-order-could-throw-a-wrench-in-a-major-election-case/

 

Outside groups take a first stab at a Supreme Court ethics code - https://www.npr.org/2023/03/09/1162324746/outside-groups-take-a-first-stab-at-a-supreme-court-ethics-code

 

Election-denying donors pour millions into key Wisconsin supreme court race - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/mar/14/wisconsin-supreme-court-election-funding-donors-election-deniers

 

Back-to-Back Bank Collapses Came After Deregulatory Push - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/13/business/signature-silicon-valley-bank-dodd-frank-regulation.html

 

SILICON VALLEY BANK USED FORMER MCCARTHY STAFFERS TO WEAKEN REGULATIONS, LOBBY FDIC - https://theintercept.com/2023/03/11/silicon-valley-bank-used-former-mccarthy-staffers-to-weaken-regulations-lobby-fdic/

 

SVB’s Lobby Groups Fought Proposal To Bolster Deposit Insurance - https://www.levernews.com/svbs-lobby-groups-fought-proposal-to-bolster-deposit-insurance/

 

Collapsed Silicon Valley Bank enlisted ‘revolving door’ lobbyists to push its policy agenda in Washington - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/03/collapsed-silicon-valley-bank-enlisted-revolving-door-lobbyists-to-push-its-policy-agenda-in-washington/

 

SVB CEO Greg Becker lobbied the government to relax some Dodd-Frank provisions on regional lenders in 2015. Trump did in 2018. - https://fortune.com/2023/03/11/silicon-valley-bank-svb-ceo-greg-becker-dodd-frank-trump-rollback-systemically-important-fdic/

 

Cryptocurrency industry lobbying and political contributions skyrocketed in 2022 - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/03/cryptocurrency-industry-lobbying-and-political-contributions-skyrocketed-in-2022

 

Elizabeth Warren: Silicon Valley Bank Is Gone. We Know Who Is Responsible. - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/13/opinion/elizabeth-warren-silicon-valley-bank.html

 

Inside the “Private and Confidential” Conservative Group That Promises to “Crush Liberal Dominance” - https://www.propublica.org/article/leonard-leo-teneo-videos-documents

 

Democracy dies without trust and truth: Shore up civics in schools - https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/democracy-dies-without-trust-and-truth-shore-up-civics-in-schools/

 

RANKED CHOICE VOTING WINS IN 2 MORE CITIES - https://fairvote.org/press/ranked-choice-voting-wins-in-2-more-cities/

 

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