Democracy Happy Hour – March 22, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, March 22, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • 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
  • Apr 12th - Democracy by Lottery Part 2 with Nick Coccoma
  • Apr 19th - WA Legislative Recap: What passed? What happens next?


Walking Ancient Paths to Peace: Learning from Lived Experience to Strengthen Democracy Links:

Where can I see an overview of native Americans over the centuries in the US? - John L-Voth Director’s

Statement: The film is about Oglala Lakota tribal member Jim Warne’s efforts in helping Tribal Nations find a way to success in a contemporary American system and still remain Indian at heart. The film traces the history as well as painting a picture of the future. An estimated 100 to 120 million native Americans died in the US as a result of the arrival of colonists.


Who lived in the US when colonists arrived? - Maps by Aaron Campella in Broken Arrow Oklahoma. This map is posted at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur Oklahoma

How can I find out who originally lived where I now live? - App used by the Sunrise Movement as an opening to their meetings.

San Marcos TX gives you Apache and Comanche and several lesser-known tribes.

How can I learn more about Paula Underwood? - Website with background information on Paula Underwood, keeper of a

10,000-year-old oral history. The people traveled from Southeast Asia to New York state and became

the Oneida Nation, one of five nations that became the Haudenosaunee Confederacy over 800 years

ago. The Confederacy is the world’s oldest living participatory democracy.


How can I buy Paula Underwood’s books? - Place to purchase books by Paula Underwood

including Franklin Listens when I speak that tells the story of how Benjamin Franklin worked with natives on the founding documents. You will be buying directly from Paula Underwood’s daughter, Laurie Roberts.


Where can I learn more about the founding of the Iroquois Confederacy?

Paperback/dp/B000N8KEZA/ref=sr_1_29?dchild=1&keywords=jean+houston&qid=1621171331&sr=8-29 - Book by Jean Houston tells the story of the founding of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. She describes the story as one of the most amazing stories from the Americas. The US Constitution was written based on its structure. - Born of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, musical icon Robbie Robertson of the Band learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the Haudenosaunee people’s oral tradition. Now he shares the same gift of storytelling with a new generation. A children’s book on the history.


What was Crazy Horse’s Vision?

We saw this 7th Generation Rising at the Standing Rock protest on the pipeline. Young people joined with elders to organize and carry out the event. We see this happening in the Wimberley Valley.


Where can I learn more about the indigenous worldview based on Universal Laws and




Where can I learn about peaceful indigenous societies throughout history?

“The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity” by David Graeber and David Wengrow -


How did Fredericksburg Texas citizens create a treaty with the Comanches? - The treaty is one of its kind during this period of time. The Germans chose to be proactive in how they worked on peaceful co-existence. The treaty was never broken.


Democracy in the News Links:


Trump Claims His Arrest Is Imminent and Calls for Protests, Echoing Jan. 6 -


Far-right activists wary of 'trap' after Trump calls for protests -


McCarthy tells Trump supporters not to protest if ex-president is indicted -


Trump seeks to use indictment to his political advantage -


Donald Trump wants his '74 million' supporters to sign a petition railing against his potential arrest. Those who sign it are asked to donate $3,300 and more. -


The Jan. 6 investigation is the biggest in U.S. history. It’s only half done. -


Trump’s Georgia lawyers seek to quash special grand jury report -


Behind the scenes of Trump grand jury; jurors hear 3rd leaked Trump call -


Trump-commissioned report undercut his claims of dead and double voters -


Trump and GOP attempt to reverse course on mail-in voting ahead of 2024 -


Arizona Republican legislators announce formal opposition to ranked choice voting -


Minnesota lawmakers pushing ranked-choice voting for all state, federal races -


Babe Vote, League of Women Voters file lawsuit over Idaho voting bill -


Texas Senate passes bill to restore stricter penalties for voter fraud -


‘Election Integrity and Security’ facts vanish from state website -


Red State Copycats Follow Florida’s Lead On Voter Suppression And Create More Election Police -


2 more Republican states abruptly depart from interstate voter list program -


How the backbone of American elections is being upended -


As election deniers target the U.S. voter database, WA worries -


Several States Look To Pass Their Own Voting Rights Acts -


It was a week of do-overs for GOP state lawmakers at the NC Supreme Court -


New NC Supreme Court could restore 2018 voter ID law -


North Carolina’s high court seems inclined to toss past redistricting rulings -


North Carolina urges US Supreme Court to toss major elections case -


Namesake of Moore v. Harper election case urges Supreme Court to take bold action -


Supreme Court urged by DOJ and other parties to sidestep independent state legislature dispute -


Senators relaunch bill seeking to force Supreme Court to televise sessions -


‘New Era’ of Scrutiny Brings Calls for Supreme Court Ethics Code -


How State Supreme Court Justices Are Selected -


How Did State Supreme Court Races Get So Expensive? -


WisPolitics: Supreme Court spending approaches $30 million -


Reframing judicial elections — not “who should we elect,” but “why should we elect them at all?” -


A Pro-Trump Group Files an Ethics Complaint Against DeSantis -


Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank executives gave thousands to Democrats and Republicans -


SVB collapse: Financial committee lawmakers took thousands in donations from bank -


Hundreds of lobbyists pushed government to water down banking regulations -


Democrats, led by Warren and Porter, unveil bill to repeal Trump-era bank law -


Sunshine Week: Shining a light on money in politics -


Leonard Leo Wants to Use His Dark Money to Remake American Culture -


Digital literacy: Can the republic ‘survive an algorithm’? -

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