Democracy Happy Hour – Nov 3, 2021

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Democracy Happy Hour, November 3, 2021 - Meeting Recordings & Chat:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:

SPECIAL EVENT on November 10th!


Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

WA Redistricting ACTION NEEDED:

  • Email or Submit Public Comments @
  • Key points to focus on. Please prioritize the first two points:
  • Comply with the Voting Rights Act and draw a majority-minority CVAP state legislative district in Yakima that also includes the Yakama Nation.
  • Draw a majority-minority 9th congressional district that includes South Seattle and Chinatown-International District.
  • Draw a majority-minority 21st LD in Snohomish County
  • Draw a majority-minority 28th and 29th LD in Pierce County
  • Draw majority-minority CVAP districts in the 37th, 11th, and 33rd LDs. Do not split Chinatown-International District from the 37th district.
  • Draw a majority-minority 47th LD.
  • Draw a majority-minority 16th LD in Pasco and Kennewick
  • WA Redistricting Commission -

Monday, November 15 (11:59 p.m.) – Deadline for Commission to submit final maps to the Legislature.


Civics for Adults II: Beyond Voting-Elections and Campaign Financing – Nov 5th @ 6:30 pm -  

Democracy in the News Links:

RED FLAGS – Before, During & After January 6th -

Trump seeking to block hundreds of pages of documents from Jan. 6 committee, court filing shows -

Texas’ new secretary of state doesn’t deny Joe Biden’s 2020 victory, but he’s still prioritizing an election audit -

Election disinformation has Colorado clerks trying new tactics to assure voters -

Virginia AG presses GOP senator for proof of claims of fraud in statewide elections -

Hobbs pushes for federal voting legislation to protect workers, voters -

‘It’s been a barrage every day’: US election workers face threats and harassment -

An army of poll watchers — many driven by GOP’s ‘election integrity’ push — turns out across Virginia -

Republicans want more eyes on election workers. Experts worry about their intent -

University of Florida bars faculty members from testifying in voting rights lawsuit against DeSantis administration -

Heading into 2022, Georgia is poised to be at the center of the political universe — again -

Most Americans trust elections are fair, but sharp divides exist, a new poll finds -

Navigator Research - Voting and Democracy: A Guide for Advocates -

Poll finds bipartisan support for reforming Electoral Count Act -

Latino civil rights group sues Iowa election officials over 'English-only' law -

Manchin, Murkowski back revised John Lewis voting rights bill -

Senate Republicans block debate on a third major voting rights bill -

Bipartisan Commissions Cause Redistricting Pain for Democrats -

Texas Republicans Are Again Targeting Communities of Color -

Despite transparency vows, much of Pa.’s redistricting still takes place behind closed doors -

Before making changes to political maps, Michigan’s redistricting commission retreats behind closed doors -

Voting rights groups concerned over Alabama’s draft redistricting maps -

Princeton research group fails many of NC's proposed voting maps -

Brace yourselves: Politicians begin remap of a changing Georgia -

What you need to know about redistricting in California -

Colorado Supreme Court approves new congressional map drawn by redistricting commission -

Democrats backed a commission to draw fair House lines in Colorado. Now they worry they gave up their power. -

States rethink 'prison gerrymandering' in 2020 redistricting process -

Gerry's Partisan Pizza - &

Supreme Court seems willing to allow challenge of Texas’s restrictive abortion law -

Why The Supreme Court Might Overturn Texas’s Abortion Law -

Supreme Court Won’t Block Maine’s Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers -

Supreme Court to hear case on state efforts to revive a Trump immigration policy -

The Supreme Court case that could gut America’s gun laws, explained -

Justices’ Questions Suggest New York Gun-Control Law Unlikely to Survive -

NRA sued for allegedly violating campaign finance laws -

Representing Giffords, CLC Action Sues NRA, Senate Campaigns, for Illegal Spending -

Secret real estate purchases are a driving force behind the offshore economy -

Big Oil CEOs deny lying to the public about climate change -

AOC And Other Members Of Congress Called Out Big Oil’s Climate BS In A Historic Hearing -

Analysis of the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Legislative Lobbying and Capital Expenditures Related to Climate Change -

Joe Manchin has made millions from coal. His ties are now facing examination as Democrats scramble for a climate and economic agreement -

Joe Manchin’s former aides lobbied Congress for oil, gas and pharma while he fought to shrink Biden’s economic plans -

Pro-pharma Democrats kill bill to lower drug costs — advocates ask: “What did they get for that?” -

Big Tech, facing Congressional scrutiny, continues to flex its lobbying power -

Cases show foreign donors secretly funnel money through straw donors, shell companies, ‘dark money’ -

Foreign nationals can finance ballot initiatives, FEC affirms -

GOP rethinks super PACs -

The Massive Progressive Dark-Money Group You’ve Never Heard Of -

A year out, political groups prepare for what could be the most expensive midterms ever -

Exposed: The Insidious Cancer at the Core of Democracy that Could Take Down Biden -

Corruption Scandals Can Make the Public Cynical — or They Can Spark Change, Advocate Says -

PAC spending in Seattle elections tops $3 million with late surge in real estate, business money -

With campaign spending at record heights, is Seattle’s Democracy Voucher program still working? -

What Seattle Can Teach the Country About Fixing Our Democracy -

League of Women Voters looks at local news landscape in Washington, possible impact on democracy -

2021 Election Report Links:

Election Day poses first security test for Biden officials, overhauled voting laws -

No major snags for Election Day voting amid a year of scrutiny, false claims -

New York Times Elections 2021 -

FiveThirtyEight 2021 Elections: Live Updates And Results -

8 takeaways from the 2021 elections -

4 takeaways on Virginia, New Jersey and Election Day 2021 -

Reeling Democrats see threat to House and Senate control as Republicans crack their 2020 coalition -

Rough Night for Democrats Exposes the Party’s Weakness -

Westbrook, ME adopts ranked-choice voting for local races -

Returns show Broomfield, CO voters in favor of ranked choice voting -

"Symbolic" ranked voting proposal passes in Ann Arbor, MI -

Seattle Times November 2 election live updates: Results roll in for Seattle mayor, other contests in King County -

Progressives on the ropes? 5 take-aways from Seattle’s election night returns -

Crosscut Election results for Seattle and King County 2021 races -

Seattle voters appear to elect Bruce Harrell to be next mayor -

Dow Constantine leads for King County executive, Lambert in trouble -

Ann Davison leading in Seattle city attorney race -

WA SOS November 2, 2021 General Election Results -

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