Democracy Happy Hour – November 29, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Nov 29, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Dec 6 - The Future of Public Banking in Washington and Beyond with Marco Rosaire Rossi, Washingtonians For Public Banking
  • Dec 13 - Universal Voting with 100% Democracy
  • Dec 20, 27 & Jan 3 - CANCELED - No Democracy Happy Hours - Happy Holidays!


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Democracy in the News Links


Georgia prosecutor in Trump election case proposes Aug. 5 trial date -


Colorado judge rules Trump ‘engaged in an insurrection’ — but can still run for president -


Donald Trump is set to return to the witness stand in his civil fraud trial -


Trump hints at expanded role for the military within the US. A legacy law gives him few guardrails -


Voter frustration could be key to turnout in 2024, experts say -


How election officials are planning to avoid a repeat of 2020’s slow vote count -


Understanding democratic decline in the United States -


5 redistricting cases that will impact the 2024 elections -


Why Newsom and California lawmakers want the state Supreme Court to remove a 2024 ballot proposition -


2024 ballot measure would make Colorado’s primaries open, enact ranked-choice voting for general elections -


Georgia lawmakers back at Capitol to redraw political maps to comply with Voting Rights Act -


Whitmer signs bills to expand voting rights in Michigan -


Missouri advocates say new voter ID law is intended to suppress turnout — and it's working -




Nevada Group Launches Effort To Create Independent Redistricting Commission -


New Mexico Supreme Court will not overturn Republican’s redistricting appeal -


New York Court of Appeals hears arguments on redrawing House map -


Black voters sue to strike down NC Senate map, saying it's racially gerrymandered -


NAACP, state lawmakers jostle over voter ID trial date as 2024 election looms closer -


Judge finds Voting Rights Act violation in North Dakota redistricting for two tribes -


Ohio Supreme Court dismisses redistricting challenge, leaving Statehouse maps in place -


Proposed redistricting constitutional amendment moves forward -


Federal Judge Rules Undated Mail-In Ballots in Pennsylvania Must Be Counted -


Tennessee Senate redistricting map thrown out by court, but dissenting opinion opens the door for an appeal -


Voter turnout hits modern low in WA -


Wisconsin supreme court appears poised to strike down legislative maps and end Republican dominance -


Appeals court decision could limit enforcement of Voting Rights Act -


Voting Rights Act ruling sets up likely Supreme Court showdown -


The Newest Attack on the Voting Rights Act -


How the Voting Rights Act, Newly Challenged, Has Long Been Under Attack -


Supreme Court says Florida can’t enforce anti-drag law -


Supreme Court books hearing in Chevron doctrine showdown -


Rep. George Santos won’t seek reelection after a scathing ethics report cites evidence of lawbreaking -




George Santos faces new motion to expel him from Congress -


George Santos predicts he’ll be expelled from Congress in upcoming vote -


Major Trump donors who soured on him after 2020 and Jan. 6 now insist he's their best choice -


Koch network endorses Nikki Haley for president as it looks to stop Trump -


Donations to GOP drop as worries mount about the party’s finances -


These companies are the top lobbying spenders in 2023 -


World’s richest 1% pollute more than the poorest two-thirds, Oxfam says -


How Seattle's democracy vouchers are working -


The hidden biases at play in the U.S. Senate -


Many voters say Congress is broken. Could proportional representation fix it? -


The Voter Choice Act reintroduced in the Senate -


Facebook, Instagram will allow political ads that claim the 2020 election was stolen -


Formerly incarcerated lawmaker reflects on breaking down barriers after prison -

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