Democracy Happy Hour – May 11, 2022

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Democracy Happy Hour, May 11, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

  • May 18th – Ranked Choice Voting Local Campaigns: Clark & San Juan Counties w/ FairVote WA
  • May 25th – The Precinct Strategy: What is it and why?

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

WON (Women in Office Now) –

Campaign Communications – May 17th @ 6 pm – w/ guest speaker Kristine Reeves – Register @

Movement Briefing: January 6 Select Committee Hearings with Representatives Jayapal & Raskin - Thursday, May 12th @ 4 pm PT -

January 6th Commission Hearing Watch Event - Thursday, June 9th @ 5 pm PT - (Time tentative based on Commission schedule) -

Running With My Girls – Film Screening & Panel Discussion – May 26th @ 6 pm PT – Register @

Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote – Film Screening & Panel Discussion – June 9th @ 6 pm PT –

What Divides Rural, Suburban & Urban Politics? Links:

Urban–rural political divide -

Our urban/rural political divide is both new — and decades in the making -

Tracing the Divide: Urban and Rural Voting Preferences Started to Diverge in the 1970s -

The divide between us: Urban-rural political differences rooted in geography -

Why are urban and rural areas so politically divided? -

What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities -

Key Findings about American life in urban, suburban and rural areas -

How the Urban/Rural Political Divide Plays Out in America’s Suburbs -

Some digital divides persist between rural, urban and suburban America -

How the Rural-Urban Divide Became America’s Political Fault Line -

The ‘rural-urban divide’ furthers myths about race and poverty—concealing effective policy solutions -

The Growing Rural-Urban Political Divide and Democratic Vulnerability -

What we learned about the urban/rural political divide in WA -

Shrinking Rural America Faces State Power Struggle -

How Right-Wing Media Fuels The Political Divide -

Joke’s on them: how Democrats gave up on rural America -

Big cities aren’t dividing America. They hold the key to our collective future -

Democracy in the News Links:

Oath Keeper details pre-Jan. 6 planning, pleads to seditious conspiracy -

Oath Keepers sharing with January 6 investigators their efforts to find election fraud, communications with Trump allies -

Inside Mark Meadows’s final push to keep Trump in power -

Donald Trump Jr. meets with Jan. 6 panel -

Giuliani withdraws from interview with Jan. 6 committee -
Facebook Provided Warning to FBI Before January 6, GAO Report Reveals -

New Evidence Undercuts Jan. 6 Instigator Conspiracy Theory -

In Georgia, a judge rules that Marjorie Taylor Greene did not engage in an insurrection on Jan. 6. -

Pro-Trump OAN network admits there was no widespread fraud in Georgia in the 2020 election after extensively pushing the claim -

Groups perpetuating Trump’s 2020 election lie face scrutiny and lawsuits -

'Rogue governor' scenario spooks senators working to prevent stolen elections -

Jail is the new threat facing election workers -

Colorado county bars indicted pro-Trump official from overseeing 2022 elections -

Appeals court reinstates Florida’s disputed voting law -

Louisiana lawmakers target local voting rules with proposed amendment -

Missouri lawmakers aim to require photo ID, two weeks of early voting in elections bill -

New workgroup is paving the way for more election legislation in 2023 -

ACLU-Pa. sues Lancaster County commissioners over ballot drop box removal -

People With Disabilities Say New Bills Could Make it Impossible For Them to Vote: 'I'm Being Punished' -

Immigrant Communities Push for More Non-English Ballots -

What Unions Are Doing to Protect American Democracy -

Voting groups sue over DeSantis' new congressional map -

State fires back in redistricting lawsuit -

New Hampshire Supreme Court hears arguments in case over congressional redistricting map -

Judge won’t revive NY political maps that favored Democrats -

Ohio Redistricting Commission passes statehouse maps already struck down by Supreme Court -

Ohio Supreme Court deliberating over resubmitted, rejected maps -

Ohio GOP asks high court to pause map fight for 2022 vote -

South Carolina to adjust House district lines in voting rights lawsuit -

With high court in spotlight, Democrats push judicial ethics overhaul -

Clarence Thomas says he worries respect for institutions is eroding -

Draft Opinion Overturning Roe Raises a Question: Are More Precedents Next? -

If Roe Falls, Is Same-Sex Marriage Next? -

Texas Governor Ready to Challenge Schooling of Migrant Children -

Companies Are Stuck Between Their Workers and Politicians -

Unprecedented $1 billion first quarter lobbying haul puts 2022 on track for record year -

Scoop: GOP heavyweights launch “anti-woke” lobbying group -

Crypto becomes a political player -

Class of 2022 – Ready to Vote Challenge -

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