Democracy Happy Hour – November 8, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Nov 8, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Nov 15 - Avoiding Election Misinformation with DeMario Phipps-Smith, News Literacy Project, Senior Manager of Community Learning
  • Nov 22 - CANCELED - No Democracy Happy Hour this week - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Nov 29 - The Path to Full Voting Rights Restoration with Anthony Blankenship, Civil Survival
  • 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!


Step Up! To Redistricting Reform – Nov 18th @ 10 am PT – Register to join @

LWVWA Lobby Team Gears up for Action Workshop (Dec 2, 2023) and Lobby Week (Jan 22-26, 2024) -

CivXNow Educator Advocacy Program Sign Up – Looking for current & retired educators -

Assemble America – Democracy by Assembly -

How to Get Involved with Local Actions Links:

Democracy in the News Links

Live Election Results: Top Races to Watch -

Abortion rights advocates win major victories in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia -


Live updates: 2023 Washington general election results -

Business-backed candidates lead early Seattle City Council results -

WA State - November 7, 2023 General Election Results -

Pierce, King county election offices evacuated while police investigate white powder -

Spokane County ballot counting halted by suspicious substance and evacuation -

Appeals courts temporarily lifts Trump’s gag order as he fights the restrictions on his speech -

Trump and media want a televised trial in D.C. The Justice Dept. doesn’t. -

Can Trump be on the ballot in 2024? It can hinge on the meaning of ‘insurrection’ -

Colorado judge weighs if Trump incited an insurrection, can run again -

Minnesota Supreme Court dismisses ‘insurrection clause’ challenge and allows Trump on 2024 ballot -

Donald Trump sues to stay on Michigan ballot as opponents seek disqualification -

14th Amendment challenges to Trump's candidacy are likely Supreme Court bound -

Trump completes testimony in N.Y. civil fraud trial -

Testifying in fraud case, Trump clashes with judge and draws reprimands -

Trump sons testify during New York civil fraud trial against their family business -

Ivanka Trump testifies she wasn't involved in documents central to her father's civil fraud trial -

Judge Hints at a Delay in Trump Documents Trial -

Renegade review: Adam Kinzinger on why he left Republican ranks -

State and local election workers quitting amid abuse, officials tell U.S. Senate panel -

A tide of election worker resignations raises alarms ahead of 2024 -

Republicans claw back control of elections in key states -

How states are using legislative privilege to drag out redistricting lawsuits -

How a wave of Gen Z voters will impact upcoming elections -

Trial begins over Arizona voter registration laws -

Florida - Redistricting plaintiffs face skeptical court -

Georgia to appeal order to add Black districts to state’s political maps, but special session still set for Nov. 29 -

After Georgia’s Congressional and Legislative Maps Were Struck Down, Court Pauses Other Cases -

Michigan has emerged as a model for U.S. electoral reform -

Minnesota appeals court protects felon voting rights after finding a lower court judge overstepped -

Gov. Stitt establishes task force to bolster election security and campaign finance integrity in Oklahoma -

27K registered Ohio voters removed for inactivity weeks before November 7 election -

Oregon Republicans Challenge Amendment Barring Lawmakers With Unexcused Absences From Reelection -

New study finds evidence voters of color in Washington get their ballots rejected more often -

For the second year in a row, three Washington counties reportedly go against state election security suggestion -

Court seems likely to allow gun bans for those under protective orders -

Supreme Court will rule on ban on rapid-fire gun bump stocks, used in the Las Vegas mass shooting -

Supreme Court Considers Challenge to Washington State’s Conversion Therapy Ban -

Bankman-Fried convicted on all charges after weeks-long criminal trial -

Faith in Elections Playbook -

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