Democracy Happy Hour – May 17, 2024

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Democracy Happy Hour, May 17, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Fix Democracy First Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • May 24th - National Infrastructure Bank: What is it and why is it important? w/ Representatives from the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank & Washingtonians for Public Banking
  • May 31st – What is the Federalist Society and what does it want from our courts? with Nick Licata
  • June 7th - CANCELED - No Democracy Happy Hour this week



14Point3 Campaign -

Campaign to disqualify Trump from 2024 ballot -

People Powered Elections Washington -

People Powered Elections Washington: Email Sign Up -

Citizen Connect -

The Center for Election Innovation & Research (CEIR) Links:

Democracy in the News Links

Trump fills his CNN town hall with a fire hose of old and new false claims -


8 takeaways from Trump’s CNN town hall in New Hampshire -


Trump Suggests He Knowingly Took Documents From White House -


Trump’s defiance at the CNN town hall may scare off many voters — but not the GOP base -


CNN leadership under fire after ‘disastrous’ Trump town hall -


A short guide to Donald Trump's many legal woes -


Georgia Prosecutor Rebuts Trump’s Effort to Scuttle Elections Case -


Ahead of 2024 election, several states overhauled voting laws -


GOP state lawmakers try to restrict ballot initiatives, partly to thwart abortion protections -


Why GOP Govs. Are Rushing to Quit Project for Clean Voter Data -


Is This the Most Dangerous Right-Wing Think Tank You’ve Never Heard Of? -


What You Need To Know About Florida’s New Voting Law And The Potential Damage To Black Voters -


‘Impossible to hold him accountable’: DeSantis signs laws to ease 2024 run -


DeSantis signs bill to defund DEI programs at Florida’s public colleges -

Election deniers seek to oust Kentucky Republican who expanded voting access -


Louisiana Republican elections chief says GOP party 'integrity' effort is bogus, unnecessary -


Ohioans will vote on 60% constitutional amendment during August special election -


Oregon - Reformers Unveil Statewide Ranked-Choice Voting Initiative -


Extended boycott disqualifies 2 GOP senators, 1 independent in Oregon Senate from being re-elected -



Inside the Tennessee legislature, where a GOP supermajority reigns -


Tennessee Gov. Lee signs bills to shield gunmakers, place armed guards at schools in wake of Covenant shooting -


Texas - Big Oil Tries To Buy Its Own Courts -


Virginia joins Republican states pulling out of multi-state voter list program -


OPINION | The End of Advisory Votes Is a Victory for Immigrant and New Voters -


How One Local Republican Is Trying To Invalidate Washington State’s Voting Rights Act -


State Supreme Court Diversity — May 2023 Update -


Tracking Supreme Court decisions in major cases -


Moore v. Harper: Will the Supreme Court give up on Independent State Legislature case from NC? -


Supreme Court to Consider South Carolina Voting Map Ruled a Racial Gerrymander -


A new Supreme Court case threatens to make gerrymandering even worse -


The Origins of Our Investigation Into Clarence Thomas’ Relationship With Harlan Crow -


Jane Roberts' anti-abortion advocacy helped her husband, Chief Justice John Roberts, land his spot on the Supreme Court years before Roe v. Wade was overturned -


Anatomy of the Supreme Court as an Institution in Crisis -


Democrats reintroduce Supreme Court expansion legislation -


Group Tied to Influential Conservative Activist Spent $183 Million in a Year -


Who Is Leonard Leo’s Mysterious Dark Money King? -


House GOP election law overhaul may try to protect donors -


Ron DeSantis is about to make a mockery of campaign finance law -



From School Boards to City Councils, Local Redistricting Matters -


Alaska - OPINION: In support of open primaries and ranked choice voting -


Democracy isn't ready for its AI test -


AI presents political peril for 2024 with threat to mislead voters -


7 Ways AI Could Solve All Of Our Election Woes: Out With The Polls, In With The AI Models -


America needs a cross-national approach to counter authoritarianism -


Fighting back against authoritarianism -

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