Democracy Happy Hour – March 23, 2022

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* Democracy Happy Hour, March 23, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Upcoming topics:

  • Mar 30th - Social Media Management to Support Democracy w/ Jeremy Chase
  • Apr 6th – School Board Elections

YO VOTE! (Youth Organizers for Voter Outreach, Teaching & Engagement) -

WON (Women in Office Now) –

Sign Petition - Boeing, Support Our Fundamental Democratic Values - asking Boeing withdraw funding to Jan 6th seditionist Members of Congress -

Free the Vote! Celebrating Voting Rights Restoration in WA – April 7th @ 6 pm -

U.S. Supreme Court: Impact of Recent & Upcoming Decisions Links:

Supreme Court of the United States -

Supreme Court Procedures -

About the Court -

Ketanji Brown Jackson - Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Highlights -

Ketanji Brown Jackson gets widespread support even as partisan division grows -

GOP Dark Money Criticisms in Supreme Court Fight Mirror Democrats -


Contentious Fringe Legal Theory Could Reshape State Election Laws -

Supreme Court Sides With Republicans in Case on Wisconsin Redistricting -

US Supreme Court hears arguments in NC voter ID case -

Supreme Court conservatives say religious groups should be free to hire only like-minded believers -

Important Supreme Court Cases of 2021-2022 -

Notable Supreme Court decisions passed in 2021 -

Opinions from 2021 -

2021-2022 Term -

Supreme Court Case Quick Updates - 2021 Term (Oct. 2021 - Sept. 2022) -

Most Americans Don’t Think Supreme Court Acts In A ‘Serious And Constitutional Manner’ And Want Reforms, Poll Finds -

Democracy in the News Links:

Madeleine Albright, First Woman to Serve as Secretary of State, Dies at 84 -

Witness Claims Trump’s Chief of Staff Was on Phone Call Planning Jan. 6 March on Capitol -

Under Trump, DHS directed to probe bogus claims about voter fraud -

Mark Meadows now under investigation for alleged voter fraud in North Carolina -

Republicans Push Crackdown on Crime Wave That Doesn’t Exist: Voter Fraud -

Some GOP states seek new police units for election probes -

House Democrats call on Justice Department to address 'insider threats' posed by candidates who believe false election fraud claims -

Decline in federal grant funding for local elections criticized by advocates -

The real – and far scarier – reason Republicans think Biden is illegitimate -

Polarization in Congress hits half-century peak -

Pro-Trump group sent armed members door-to-door in Colorado to “intimidate” voters: Lawsuit -

Voter fraud probes underway in several Florida counties -

Texas prevails in three separate challenges to its election code before the Fifth Circuit -

Mail Ballot Rejections Surge in Texas, With Signs of a Race Gap -

Georgia House passes sweeping bill with new election policing powers -

Arizona GOP files lawsuit, wants state supreme court to rule early voting unconstitutional -

Arizona Senate GOP revives controversial election bill -

Every voter’s name, address and ballot would be published online after every election under GOP proposal -

GOP push for new voting restrictions in Michigan ramps up ahead of June 1 deadline -

Colorado Democrats look to crack down on insider election threats and misinformation -

Judge dismisses claim that Mark Zuckerberg-linked Michigan election donations were illegal -

Indiana governor signs election security bill into law -

The race to change voting rules is on -

Comprehensive Bill Search -
Did Alaska’s redistricting board gerrymander state Senate districts to favor Republicans? The state Supreme Court hears the case. -

Alaska Supreme Court considers greater scrutiny on redistricting -

Florida Governor DeSantis wants to eliminate 2 proposed Black voting districts -

Florida’s Redistricting Process Headed for a ‘Train Wreck’ as Veto, Lawsuits Loom -,286173

Maryland’s high court set to hear gerrymandering case that delayed state’s elections -

Gov. Sununu promises veto for NH Republicans’ redrawn congressional map -

Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP-drawn Statehouse district maps for the third time -

Ohio Republicans discussing impeachment of Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor after map ruling -

With 6 weeks until Ohio's primary, many voting districts still haven't been decided -

Gov. Mike DeWine’s suggestion to break Ohio’s redistricting impasse: have mapmakers collaborate on bipartisan plan -

Pa. Supreme Court rejects legal challenges to state’s new legislative maps -

Latino organization to argue to TX Supreme Court over redistricting -

Lawsuit claims unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering in Utah -

Washington redistricting plan challenged anew -

WA redistricting panel withheld text messages, possibly breaking the law -

How This Redistricting Cycle Failed To Increase Representation For People Of Color — And Could Even Set It Back -

Redistricting could make it harder for tribes to protect the environment -

Very Few Voters Understand What’s Happening With Redistricting -
U.S. judiciary approves automating release of judges' financial disclosure reports -

The Federal Election Commission slapped Marathon Petroleum Corporation with a $85,000 fine after it illegally contributed $1 million to 2 Republican PACs -

Sarah Bloom Raskin Withdraws Her Nomination to the Federal Reserve Board -

Why Joe Manchin Sank Sarah Bloom Raskin’s Nomination -

Georgia attorney general takes campaign cash from drug lobby while negotiating opioid agreement -

Oregon Supreme Court declines to review Secretary of State Shemia Fagan’s decision to kill campaign contribution limit proposals -

Stacey Abrams sues to lift Georgia limits on candidate fundraising -

How Ted Cruz gets around a key campaign finance rule -

Analysis: Trump is a fundraising giant but his miserly spending raises questions -

Historian Nancy MacLean on the Snowballing Emergency of American Democracy -

U.S. SEC proposes companies disclose range of climate risks, emissions data -

More than $690,000 in political contributions traced to associates of a foreign national facing charges related to ‘straw donor’ scheme -

As Koch Industries continues business in Russia, Koch-backed groups oppose sanctions -

Groups opposed to gay rights rake in millions as states debate anti-LGBTQ bills -

Disney Employees Walk Out Amid Furor Over Florida Legislation -

Women’s Rights and Democracy Are Inextricably Linked -

Washington state prohibits Texas-style abortion lawsuits -

Nearly two dozen WA lawmakers decide not to seek re-election to their seats -

Maine House advances bill to allow ranked-choice voting in communities statewide -

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