Democracy Happy Hour – March 8, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, March 8, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Fix Democracy First Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Mar 15 – Democracy by Lottery: Letting Everyday People Decide w/ Nick Coccoma
  • Mar 22 –  Walking Ancient Paths to Peace: Learning from Lived Experience to Strengthen Democracy w/ Stephanie Nestlerode

ACTIONS & EVENTS:

  • ACTION ALERT: Sign in PRO for the following bills before 7 am PT on March 10th -
  • First Meeting on March 9th @ 5 pm PT w/ Special Guest Diane Silver with Better Ballot North Carolina and FairVote

14.3 Campaign: Prohibiting Insurrectionists from Holding Office Links:

Democracy in the News Links:

International Women’s Day – March 8th - https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

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

Biden renews call for new voting protections in visit to Selma - https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/05/politics/joe-biden-selma-bloody-sunday/index.html

Lawsuit Against Trump Over Capitol Attack Should Proceed, Justice Dept. Says - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/02/us/politics/trump-jan-6-lawsuits.html

Trump can be sued by police over Jan. 6 riot, Justice Department says - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/03/02/trump-jan6-lawsuit-riot/

Tucker Carlson, with video provided by Speaker McCarthy, falsely depicts Jan. 6 riot as a peaceful gathering - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/tucker-carlson-new-video-provided-speaker-mccarthy-falsely-depicts-jan-rcna73673

Republican Lawmakers Split Over Carlson’s False Jan. 6 Claims - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/07/us/republicans-tucker-carlson-jan-6.html

Trump Privately Proposes Pardoning High-Level Allies for Jan. 6, Mar-a-Lago Docs - https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/donald-trump-pardons-jan6-maralago-raid-1234692667/

Inside the Panic at Fox News After the 2020 Election - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/04/us/politics/panic-fox-news-2020-election.html

Inside Jim Jordan’s Disastrous Search for a ‘Deep State’ Whistleblower - https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/jim-jordan-weaponization-committee-trump-deep-state-1234690041

Democrats challenge credibility of GOP witnesses who embrace false Jan. 6 claims - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/03/03/gop-witnesses-fbi-jan-6-jim-jordan/

Election deniers take aim at group that helps states maintain voter rolls - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/03/06/election-deniers-voter-rolls/

3 more Republican states announce they're leaving a key voting data partnership - https://www.npr.org/2023/03/06/1161374479/electronic-registration-information-center-eric-florida-missouri-west-virginia

State and Local Govs Prepare for 2024 Misinformation Fight - https://www.governing.com/security/state-and-local-govs-prepare-for-2024-misinformation-fight

The Fight Against Election Lies Never Ends for Local Officials - https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline

‘We will prosecute death threats’: Arizona’s new attorney general fights to protect election workers - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/mar/01/arizona-attorney-general-interview-elections

Democracy on the ballot — will the remaining election deniers succeed? - https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2023/03/03/democracy-on-the-ballot-will-the-remaining-election-deniers-succeed/amp/

Voting Rights Are Expanding in Blue States, Contracting in Red - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/voting-rights-are-expanding-blue-states-contracting-red

Students protest legislative bills aimed to restrict forms of voter identification - https://www.kivitv.com/news/students-protest-legislative-bills-aimed-to-restrict-forms-of-voter-identification

Voting rights restored to 50,000 under new Minnesota law - https://www.mprnews.org/story/2023/03/03/voting-rights-restored-to-50000-under-new-minnesota-law

A Texas Republican says banning college polling places is about safety. Students don’t buy it. - https://www.kut.org/education/2023-03-01/a-texas-republican-says-banning-college-polling-places-is-about-safety-students-dont-buy-it

Supreme Court asks for more briefings in major voting rights case in North Carolina - https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/02/politics/north-carolina-voting-rights-supreme-court/index.html

The Supreme Court signals that a terrifying attack on voting rights will vanish — for now - https://www.vox.com/politics/2023/3/2/23622717/supreme-court-moore-harper-anti-democracy-case-elections

Supreme Court Hints That It May Duck Two Big Cases - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/07/us/politics/supreme-court-voting-immigration.html

Biden says he’s not confident Supreme Court will clear student loan forgiveness plan - https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/3880149-biden-says-hes-not-confident-supreme-court-will-clear-student-loan-forgiveness-plan/


Supreme Court’s student debt ruling could affect millions of swing-state voters - https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/news/supreme-courts-student-debt-ruling-affect-millions-swing-state-voters-rcna73443

The Curious Rise of a Supreme Court Doctrine That Threatens Biden’s Agenda - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/06/us/politics/supreme-court-major-questions-doctrine.html

The Major Questions Doctrine - https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IF/IF12077

Online platforms embroiled in Supreme Court cases on content moderation spend millions lobbying on internet legislation - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/03/online-platforms-embroiled-in-supreme-court-cases-on-content-moderation-spend-millions-lobbying-on-internet-legislation/

‘Guardian angel’ donors poured more than $440.9 million into 73 federal super PACs during 2022 cycle - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/03/guardian-angel-donors-poured-more-than-440-9-million-into-73-federal-super-pacs-during-2022-cycle

Armed Services Committee members received $5.8 million from defense sector during 2022 election cycle - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/03/armed-services-committee-members-received-5-8-million-from-defense-sector-during-2022-election-cycle/

Buying Time 2023 – Wisconsin - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/buying-time-2023-wisconsin

Fox Corp. and the Trump campaign hit with FEC complaints over Dominion revelations - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/fox-corp-trump-campaign-hit-fec-complaint-rcna73342

Ethics panel formed to investigate Rep. George Santos - https://rollcall.com/2023/03/02/ethics-panel-formed-to-investigate-rep-george-santos/

‘Slavery was wrong’ and 5 other things some educators won’t teach anymore - https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2023/03/06/slavery-was-wrong-5-other-things-educators-wont-teach-anymore/

Which proportional representation method is best for America?- https://democracysos.substack.com/p/which-proportional-representation

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