Democracy Happy Hour – March 2, 2022

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* Democracy Happy Hour, March 2, 2022 - Meeting Recordings, Chat & Closed Caption Files:

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DONATE to Fix Democracy First or Fix Democracy First Education Fund @ https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donate

Upcoming topics in March:

  • Mar 9th - WA 2022 Legislation Recap
  • Mar 16th - Redistricting Updates & Final WA Maps w/ Alison McCaffree, LWVWA
  • Mar 23rd - U.S. Supreme Court: Impact of Recent & Upcoming Decisions
  • Mar 30th - Social Media Management to Support Democracy w/ Jeremy Chase

YO VOTE! (Youth Organizers for Voter Outreach, Teaching & Engagement) - https://www.yo-vote.org/donate

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

March 8th Training Session -https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrfuyrqzMqHdw_iwuFjhI3Syjbmjk9ljRo

Sign Petition - Demand Boeing Show Integrity - We are asking Boeing to withdraw funding to Jan 6th Members of Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 election. - https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/boeing-support-our-fundamental-democratic-values/

TAKE ACTION:

The Civics Education Crisis: How do we fix it?

Links:

League of Women Voters of WA - https://lwvwa.org/

The State We’re In WA – Civics Textbooks - https://lwvwa.org/the-state-we-are-in

Strengthening Democracy with a Modern Civics Education - Center for American Progress - https://www.americanprogress.org/article/strengthening-democracy-modern-civics-education/

Educating for American Democracy Roadmap - March 2021 -

https://circle.tufts.edu/latest-research/educating-american-democracy-roadmap-transform-k-12-civics

Harvard Business School Case Method Project -

https://www.hbs.edu/case-method-project/Pages/default.aspx

Civic Education in Washington State - WA Secretary of State -

https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/civics/

Civic Education in Washington State - WA Office of Public Instruction (OSPI) -

https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/graduation/graduation-requirements/credit-requirements/civic-education

Civic Education in Washington State - WA Office of Public Instruction: Six Proven Practices https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/socialstudies/pubdocs/CEIinWashingtonNOV2019.pdf

YO VOTE! (Youth Organizers for Voter Outreach, Teaching & Engagement) A civics project of Fix Democracy First Education Fund - https://www.yo-vote.org/

Democracy in the News Links:

Ukraine Live Updates - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/03/02/world/ukraine-russia-war

Biden touts ‘unity agenda,’ touches on voting rights in State of the Union - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/Leadership/biden-state-of-the-union-2656826392

House Panel Widens Investigation of Trump’s Handling of Documents - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/25/us/politics/trump-classified-information.html

Many Capitol riot cases could hinge on 1st trial’s outcome - https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-texas-riots-donald-trump-f7c650caa88498c510d7275662ae650f

Nancy MacLean, “The Pre-History—and Likely Sequels—of the Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol” -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m26Gp0DzO-w

Democracy May Depend on a New Partisan Battleground: Races for State Secretary of State - https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2022/02/28/secretary-of-state/

Voting Machines at Risk in 2022 - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/voting-machines-risk-2022

Governors' races in 'blue wall' states carry high stakes for voting rights - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/governors-races-blue-wall-states-carry-high-stakes-voting-rights-2022-02-18/

Pamela Moses granted new trial after being sentenced to 6 years for illegally registering to vote - https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/pamela-moses-granted-new-trial-after-being-sentenced-to-6-years-for-illegally-registering-to-vote/ar-AAUkaD4?li=BBnbcA1

Arizona Republican Party seeks end to early voting in state - https://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/arizona-republican-party-seeks-end-to-early-voting-in-state/article_1950d05e-98ae-11ec-84b8-abddaf9d895b.html

GOP Lawsuit Looks to Throw Out Absentee Voting in Arizona - https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-02-28/gop-lawsuit-looks-to-throw-out-absentee-voting-in-arizona

Arizona is ground zero for election changes - https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/22/politics/arizona-election-changes-ctzn/index.html

Utah House committee rejects baseless claims of election fraud; soundly defeats bill to end universal vote by mail - https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2022/02/23/utah-house-committee/

Voting rights, election security in crosshairs - https://news.yahoo.com/voting-rights-election-security-crosshairs-133300063.html

Election laws: FL Senate Dems fight changes they say are built on fear tactics - https://floridaphoenix.com/2022/02/24/election-laws-fl-senate-dems-fight-changes-they-say-are-built-on-fear-tactics/

A new office to investigate voting irregularities, and other election changes could be on the way - https://www.wlrn.org/news/2022-02-28/a-new-office-to-investigate-voting-irregularities-and-other-election-changes-could-be-on-the-way

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices keep mail-in voting law in place, at least for now - https://www.timesherald.com/2022/03/02/justices-keep-mail-in-voting-law-in-place-at-least-for-now/

Dueling bills show the partisan divide over how Colorado should run its elections - https://www.cpr.org/2022/02/28/colorado-elections-security-legislation-partisan-divide/

Rejected mail ballots, confused voters: Texas’s restrictive new law casts shadow over primary - https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2022/03/01/texas-voting-primary-election/

Texas election workers provide practical and emotional support to confused voters - https://www.npr.org/2022/02/27/1082821390/texas-election-workers-provide-practical-and-emotional-support-to-confused-voter

Analysis: The 3% of Texans deciding who governs the other 97% - https://www.texastribune.org/2022/02/25/texas-election-turnout/

Texas’s primaries are happening on a legally disputed congressional map - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2022/texas-congressional-district-map/

‘Blood Red’: How Lopsided New District Lines Are Deepening America’s Divide - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/27/us/politics/redistricting-partisan-divide.html

Ohio Supreme Court justices at odds over chief justice power in postponed contempt hearing -https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2022/02/28/ohio-supreme-court-justices-at-odds-over-chief-justice-power-in-redistricting-contempt-hearing/

Ohio Republicans introduce latest congressional map proposal - https://www.cleveland.com/news/2022/03/ohio-republicans-introduce-latest-congressional-map-proposal.html

State judge lets court challenge to Maryland’s congressional maps move forward - https://www.capitalgazette.com/politics/bs-md-pol-congress-redistricting-challenge-20220223-hd5elna77ra45aplylilxffolu-story.html

Courts adopt new House maps that favor Democrats in PA, NC - https://rollcall.com/2022/02/23/courts-adopt-new-house-maps-that-favor-democrats-in-pa-nc/

NC Republicans appeal gerrymandering decision to US Supreme Court - https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article258796698.html

Pennsylvania Republicans ask US Supreme Court to halt new congressional map - https://www.jurist.org/news/2022/03/pennsylvania-republicans-ask-us-supreme-court-to-halt-new-congressional-map/

Redistricting creates new 'powerhouse' districts for Minnesota tribes - https://www.startribune.com/redistricting-creates-new-powerhouse-districts-for-minnesota-tribes/600151216/

On The Trail: Arkansas case poses new threat to Voting Rights Act - https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/594931-on-the-trail-arkansas-case-poses-new-threat-to-voting-rights-act

Politicians are stripping Black voters of their voice in Congress - https://www.kake.com/story/45924111/politicians-are-stripping-black-voters-of-their-voice-in-congress

Latinos losing political power in redistricting - https://www.baystatebanner.com/2022/02/24/latinos-losing-political-power-in-redistricting/

WA redistricting panel admits it broke the law. What now? - https://crosscut.com/politics/2022/02/wa-redistricting-panel-admits-it-broke-law-what-now

Legislature should use redistricting settlement as basis for reform - https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/legislature-should-use-redistricting-settlement-as-basis-for-reform/

Courts Choose More Congressional Lines: Ballots & Boundaries - https://about.bgov.com/news/courts-choose-more-congressional-lines-ballots-boundaries/

As maps fall, GOP tries to neutralize state supreme courts - https://apnews.com/article/voting-rights-pennsylvania-campaigns-north-carolina-state-courts-94254d78cfb37a4a429194de30f2cf4a

U.S. judges are narrowing voting protections. Some fear lasting damage - https://www.npr.org/2022/02/25/1082626791/u-s-judges-are-narrowing-voting-protections-some-fear-lasting-damage

Biden Introduces Ketanji Brown Jackson, His Supreme Court Pick - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/02/25/us/supreme-court-nominee-biden

Supreme Court nominee heads to Senate for confirmation process - https://rollcall.com/2022/03/01/supreme-court-nominee-heads-to-senate-for-confirmation-process/

In EPA Supreme Court case, the agency’s power to combat climate change hangs in the balance - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/02/25/supreme-court-epa-west-virginia

Koch Machine Pressing Supreme Court To Crush EPA - https://www.dailyposter.com/koch-machine-pressing-supreme-court-to-crush-epa/

Why Supreme Court Expansion Is Winning Over More Skeptics - https://ballsandstrikes.org/court-reform/supreme-court-expansion-skeptics/
U.S. Democrats stockpile lawyers, money to fight Republican voting laws - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-democrats-stockpile-lawyers-money-fight-republican-voting-laws-2022-02-27/

Maine Ethics Commission Votes to Subpoena ALEC Over Its Campaign Software Scheme - https://www.exposedbycmd.org/2022/02/28/maine-ethics-commission-votes-to-subpoena-alec-over-its-campaign-software-scheme/

CPAC bankrolled by Jan. 6 rally organizers and groups spreading 2020 election fraud claims - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/02/cpac-bankrolled-by-jan-6-rally-organizers-and-groups-spreading-2020-election-fraud-claims/

Humanity has a ‘brief and rapidly closing window’ to avoid a hotter, deadly future, U.N. climate report says - https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/02/28/ipcc-united-nations-climate-change-adaptation/

These Climate Scientists Are Fed Up and Ready to Go on Strike - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/01/climate/ipcc-climate-scientists-strike.html

Facing climate and social justice crises, older people are getting back into the protest battle - https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/02/23/metro/facing-climate-voting-crises-third-actors-are-getting-back-into-fight/

Commentary: The recent onslaught of book bans is a strategic part of wider attacks on our democracy - https://www.johnsoncitypress.com/ap/commentary/commentary-the-recent-onslaught-of-book-bans-is-a-strategic-part-of-wider-attacks-on/article_925ed3e7-31e6-5d0d-8040-fa267fedf3e1.html

Activism grows nationwide in response to school book bans - https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-arts-and-entertainment-lifestyle-education-florida-62616d5f02b1045e734234c583c3f203

Rethinking Civic Engagement - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/rethinking-civic-engagement

March is Women’s History Month - https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

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