Democracy Happy Hour – May 31, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, May 31, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Fix Democracy First Links:

  • Fix Democracy First 20th Anniversary Celebration - SAVE THE DATE! – Saturday, September 9, 2023 – Bloedel Hall @ St. Mark’s in Seattle - More details to come!
  • You can view past Democracy Happy Hour recordings on our Past Events page @

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • June 7th - CANCELED - No Democracy Happy Hour this week
  • June 14th - Fighting Back Against Authoritarianism with Vinay Orekondy  
  • June 21st - Declaration for American Democracy Coalition with Christine Wood, Co-Director
  • June 28, July 5 & July 12 - CANCELED - There are NO Democracy Happy Hour these weeks, as Cindy will be on vacation.
  • July 19th - The Future of AI & Its Impact on Democracy
  • July 26th - Requiring Truthful Content in Political Speech with Tim Love & Bob Viney  



Sign and send the petition to corporate executives: Stop donating to pro-insurrectionist members of Congress! -


Voting Rights & Registration Training for New or Returning Volunteers with Seattle/King Coalition on Homelessness – June 7th @ 6 pm -

A conversation w/Gigi Sohn: "How giant media companies & dark money sabotage the FCC and democracy". Tuesday, June 6th @ 4 pm PT -


Citizen Connect -


14Point3 Campaign -

·      Campaign to disqualify Trump from 2024 ballot -


People Powered Elections Washington -

·      People Powered Elections Washington: Email Sign Up -

What is the Federalist Society and what does it want from our courts? Links:


Becoming a Citizen Activist – Nick Licata’s website -


Nick Licata's Citizenship Politics Newsletter sign-up -


Nick Licata’s books -


The Federalist Society website -


What Is The Federalist Society And How Does It Affect Supreme Court Picks? -


Leonard Leo used Federalist Society contact to obtain $1.6B donation -


How the Federalist Society Won -

Donald Trump's legacy - six policy takeaways -




Banning Abortion Pills – Choosing between secularism and moralism -


American Constitution Society for Law and Policy -


No Liberal Equivalent of the Federalist Society? Please. -


Split Definitive: How Party Polarization Turned the Supreme Court into a Partisan Court -


The Scheme - How the Right Wing Used Dark Money to Capture the Supreme Court -


Democracy in the News Links

Oath Keepers leader Rhodes gets 18 years for Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy -


2 more Oath Keepers sentenced to prison terms for Jan. 6 Capitol attack -


Jan. 6 rioters are raking in thousands in donations. Now the US is coming after their haul -


EXCLUSIVE: Trump captured on tape talking about classified document he kept after leaving the White House -


Evidence grows that Trump hoarded documents — and showed them to people -


Trump workers moved Mar-a-Lago boxes a day before FBI came for documents -


Trial date set in Trump’s N.Y. criminal case, judge issues contempt warning -


Trump’s Potential Summer Indictment in Georgia Raises Security Concerns -


Trump’s latest liability: Refusing to remain silent -


The status of key investigations involving Donald Trump -


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launches 2024 presidential bid on Twitter with Elon Musk -


States are Making it Harder for Ballot Initiatives to Pass -


GOP-led states plan new voter data systems to replace one they rejected. Good luck with that. -


Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Force State To Leave ERIC -


Federal Court Slaps Down Claim That Arkansas Congressional Maps Were Racially Gerrymandered -


DeSantis signs bill that makes his presidential run easier -


DeSantis’ signature on voting bill draws lawsuit from League of Women Voters of FL -


Nevada becomes latest to enhance penalties for election worker intimidation after statewide exodus -


GOP state lawmakers set on keeping North Carolina out of voter list maintenance compact -


Ohio election officials scramble ahead of August vote on state constitution changes -


Oregon voters could decide on ranked-choice voting soon -


Texas Republicans pass voting bills targeting large Democratic county -


Texas Senate again approves increasing penalty for illegal voting to a felony, regardless of intent -


Texas lawmakers approve bill to allow school districts to replace counselors with chaplains -


Texas House impeaches Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton -


Washington's $849 Million Capital Gains Windfall Shows 'Taxing the Rich Is a Really Good Idea' -


Voter confidence ticks up in 2022 — but deep partisan divides remain -


Tracking Supreme Court decisions in this term’s major cases -


South Carolina gerrymandering case could further erode the Voting Rights Act -


Roberts says Supreme Court will address ethics issues -


Congress ‘absolutely’ can impose ethics reform on supreme court, senator says -


Pro-Ron DeSantis super PAC to inherit state-level PAC war chest to support presidential run -


DeSantis campaign will receive $500K raised by super PAC, a source says. Campaign finance experts call it "unprecedented" -


DeSantis campaign fundraising draws FEC complaint; improper ‘soft money’ alleged -

Gusher of cash reshapes GOP presidential contest -


States and localities take on foreign-influenced political spending -


AI could sway the 2024 elections, campaign pros say — but not like you think -


AI poses ‘risk of extinction’ on par with nukes, tech leaders say -


We hit rock bottom on civics education. Can we turn it around? -


Education for American Democracy -

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