Democracy Happy Hour – May 4, 2022

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* Democracy Happy Hour, May 4, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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FDFEF GiveBIG 2022https://www.wagives.org/organization/fixdemocracyfirst

Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

  • May 11th – What Divides Rural, Suburban & Urban Politics?
  • May 18th – Ranked Choice Voting Local Campaigns: Clark & San Juan Counties w/ FairVote WA
  • May 25th – The Precinct Strategy: What is it and why?

WON (Women in Office Now) – https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/won

Campaign Communications – May 17th @ 6 pm – w/ guest speaker Kristine Reeves – Register @ https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/won-modules/module-06-campaign-communications

The New Corporation – Film Screening & Panel Discussion – May 9th @ 6:30 pm - More info @  https://meaningfulmovies.org/events/the-new-corporation/

Running With My Girls – Film Screening & Panel Discussion – May 26th @ 6 pm PT – Register @ https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bJh0GUlAR3-G8z0WV4NhOw

Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote – Film Screening & Panel Discussion – June 9th @ 6 pm PT Register @  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t-6eJlOiR6Kdw7TqMzIruQ

Tax the Rich Links:

Tax the Rich! How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer – BOOK – https://thenewpress.com/books/tax-rich

Patriotic Millionaires - https://patrioticmillionaires.org/

What Is Initiative 1929? - https://fusewashington.org/news/what-initiative-1929

Democracy in the News Links:

Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/02/supreme-court-abortion-draft-opinion-00029473

Supreme Court Confirms Leak but Says Text Is Not Final - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/05/03/us/roe-wade-abortion-supreme-court

Abortion leak exposes U.S. Supreme Court in disarray - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/under-pressure-abortion-leak-exposes-us-supreme-courts-disunity-2022-05-03/

The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Is Already Lost - https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/05/roe-falling-supreme-court-legitimacy-lost.html

Crowds protest at Supreme Court after leak of Roe opinion draft - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/05/03/protests-roe-v-wade-supreme-court/

ROE IS IN JEOPARDY, AND IT’S A VOTING RIGHTS ISSUE - https://www.mic.com/impact/roe-supreme-court-abortion-gerrymandering-voting-rights

January 6 committee to hold 8 hearings in June, chairman says - https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/28/politics/bennie-thompson-january-6-committee-hearings/index.html

Evidence mounts of GOP involvement in Trump election schemes - https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/evidence-mounts-gop-involvement-trump-election-schemes-84425739

Judge rejects RNC bid to block email, fundraising data from Jan. 6 panel - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/05/02/rnc-jan6-salesforce-fundraising-lawsuit/

Multiple RNC staffers have spoken to Jan. 6 panel, sources say - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/27/multiple-rnc-staffers-have-spoken-to-jan-6-panel-sources-say-00028349

Rudy Giuliani expected to appear before January 6 committee next month - https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/27/politics/rudy-giuliani-january-6-committee-next-month/index.html

Herrera Beutler, Newhouse went further than previously known in attempts to oust Trump, new book says - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/herrera-beutler-newhouse-went-further-than-previously-known-in-attempts-to-oust-trump-new-book-says/

Talk of martial law, Insurrection Act draws notice of Jan. 6 committee - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/04/27/talk-martial-law-insurrection-act-draws-notice-jan-6-committee/

Georgia Jury to Consider Whether Trump Illegally Interfered in 2020 Election - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/02/us/trump-election-georgia-grand-jury.html

G.O.P. Concocts Fake Threat: Voter Fraud by Undocumented Immigrants - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/28/us/politics/gop-vote-fraud-immigrants.html

Trump allies breach U.S. voting systems in search of 2020 fraud ‘evidence’ - https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-election-breaches/

Republicans Are Trying to Seize Veto Power Over the 2024 Election - https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/michigan-election-denier-trump-2024-biglie-1342918/

The State of Voting - https://thefulcrum.us/Elections/Voting/florida-voting-laws

Why it’s now illegal for some voters with disabilities to cast a ballot - https://www.vox.com/23043567/voters-with-disabilities-voting-barriers-restrictive-laws

Misinformation may only worsen for Black voters in lead-up to election, experts warn - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/misinformation-may-only-worsen-black-voters-lead-election-experts-warn-rcna26924

Florida’s new election police unit is the scariest voter suppression effort yet - https://www.vox.com/2022/5/3/23048665/florida-election-police-voting-rights

Democrats urge Biden to use presidential powers, 'whatever means necessary' to protect voters - https://money.yahoo.com/democrats-urge-biden-presidential-powers-090056099.html

DEMOCRATIC INACTION IS SERIOUSLY ERODING THE PARTY’S ACTIVIST BASE - https://theintercept.com/2022/05/03/democratic-party-activist-progressive/

Supreme Court to decide the legality of Alabama Congressional maps - https://www.ktvq.com/news/national/supreme-court-to-decide-the-legality-of-alabama-congressional-maps

Voting rights groups seek a temporary injunction against DeSantis' congressional map - https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/courts-law/2022-04-27/voting-rights-groups-seek-a-temporary-injunction-against-desantis-congressional-map

With North Florida congressional district gone, Black voters wonder: 'What happens to us?' - https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/politics/2022/05/02/desantis-florida-redistricting-plan-mean-black-voters/9560384002/

The Kansas Supreme Court to say if Republicans gerrymandered the state's congressional map - https://www.kcur.org/news/2022-04-29/the-kansas-supreme-court-to-say-if-republicans-gerrymandered-the-states-congressional-map

Missouri faces more lawsuits over lack of redistricting map - https://www.thestar.com/news/world/us/2022/04/27/missouri-faces-more-lawsuits-over-lack-of-redistricting-map.html

Democrats Lose Control of N.Y. Election Maps, as Top Court Rejects Appeal - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/27/nyregion/redistricting-congress-gerrymander-ny.html

NY redistricting: Dems ask federal court to restore gerrymandered maps, keep primary in June - https://wskg.org/ny-redistricting-dems-ask-federal-court-to-restore-gerrymandered-maps-keep-primary-in-june/

With no new legislative map in sight, Republican Ohio Redistricting Commission members set meeting days before Supreme Court deadline - https://www.cleveland.com/news/2022/04/with-no-legislative-map-in-sight-republican-ohio-redistricting-commission-members-consider-meeting-days-before-supreme-court-deadline.html

Federal judges will soon face tougher financial disclosure requirements - https://www.businessinsider.com/federal-judges-courts-financial-disclosure-2022-4

Lawmakers to look at Supreme Court ethics changes after Ginni Thomas' election texts stirred debate - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2022/04/27/congress-ethics-supreme-court/7278891001/?gnt-cfr=1

State Supreme Courts Are (Slowly) Starting to Look More Like America - https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline

Major corporations quietly funnel millions to national group behind regressive state laws - https://popular.info/p/major-corporations-quietly-funnel?s=r

Corporate PAC donations to election objectors surpass $12 million - https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-lobbying/3470563-corporate-pac-donations-to-election-objectors-surpass-12-million/

New report calls out corporations who have resumed campaign contributions to GOP election deniers - https://www.rawstory.com/corporate-contributions-to-gop-election-deniers/

Tracking the Top Donations - https://www.accountable.us/corporate-donations-tracker/

Nonprofits and Foundations Likely to Come Under Fire as Senate Committee Explores ‘Dark Money’ in Politics - https://www.philanthropy.com/article/nonprofits-and-foundations-likely-to-come-under-fire-as-senate-committee-explores-dark-money-in-politics

Biden Democrats Are Deer in the Headlights Against Dishonest GOP Onslaught - https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/04/29/biden-democrats-are-deer-headlights-against-dishonest-gop-onslaught

How a billionaires boys’ club came to dominate the public square - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/05/01/billionaires-politics/

Florida, Tennessee Ban Ranked-Choice Voting Despite Citizen Support - https://reason.com/2022/04/28/florida-tennessee-ban-ranked-choice-voting-despite-citizen-support/

Let’s seize the chance for a better presidential primary in 2024 - https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/lets-seize-the-chance-for-a-better-presidential-primary-in-2024/

COALITION FOR DIVERSE POLITICAL REPRESENTATION CITES STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS - https://southseattleemerald.com/2022/04/27/coalition-for-diverse-political-representation-cites-structural-problems-and-solutions/

Estonia's Embrace of Digital Citizenship Is a Model for Us All - https://www.cnet.com/news/politics/features/estonias-embrace-of-digital-citizenship-is-a-model-for-us-all/

The Power of Big Oil – Frontline 3-part documentary - https://www.pbs.org/video/the-power-of-big-oil-part-one-denial-redxh6/

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