Democracy Happy Hour – Novemeber 15, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Nov 15, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • 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 Action Workshop, Dec 2, 2023 and Democracy Lobby Week, Jan 22-26, 2024 -

FairVote RCV Lobby Day with FairVote Washington – Jan 17, 2024 -

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

Avoiding Election Misinformation Links:

News Literacy Project -

PolitiFact -

Election Misinformation -

Misinformation is eroding the public’s confidence in democracy -

Why the fight to counter false election claims may be harder in 2024 -

A Misinformation Expert’s Top Tips to Slow the Spread of Misleading Information in the 2024 Election -

Poll shows most US adults think AI will add to election misinformation in 2024 -

Democracy in the News Links

Jan. 6 riot was 'culmination' of Trump conspiracies to overturn 2020 election, special counsel says in new filing -

Trump belief that 2020 election was stolen is not a defense, DOJ says -

Ex-Trump allies detail efforts to overturn election in Georgia plea videos -

Ex-Trump lawyer says ‘boss’ was not going to leave White House -

Fani Willis: Georgia trial involving Trump might not conclude until early 2025 -

Trump’s lawyers want a mistrial in his New York civil fraud case. They claim the judge is biased -

The Trump Trials -

Judge allows Trump on Michigan primary ballot as critics try to bar him -

Courts, state officials hesitate to keep Trump off 2024 ballots -

Suspicious letters sent to elections offices in at least five states -

Several WA elections offices evacuated over white powder, fentanyl -

Threats against election workers driving exodus of veteran staff, experts say -

A third of Kansas election officials have quit because of harassment and conspiracy theories -

Oregon Election Offices Are Underfunded, Understaffed Heading Into 2024 Presidential Election Cycle -

Bipartisan legislation introduced in House to increase transparency of mail-in ballots -

A boom of ballot initiatives is reshaping this state’s democracy -

Louisiana Must Finalize New Voting Map by January, Federal Appeals Court Says -

Michigan to allow 16-year-olds to preregister to vote -

N.J. Republicans cite mail-in voting and messaging as lessons of election losses -

Federal appeals court agrees to rehear Texas gerrymandering case -

WA ballot rejections more likely for young voters, people of color -

Poll: Washingtonians worried, anxious about the 2024 election -

Two Federal Cases Over Washington’s Legislative Map Appealed to Supreme Court -

Supreme Court, under pressure, issues ethics code specific to justices -

The Supreme Court Has Adopted a Conduct Code, but Who Will Enforce It? -

There's one word missing from the Supreme Court's new code of conduct that makes the whole thing toothless -


Liberal Super PAC Is Turning Its Focus Entirely Digital -

Democratic super PAC commits $25M to state-level voter registration surge -

MAGA-dominated state Republican parties plagued by infighting, money woes -

Aide to Rep. George Santos pleads guilty to defrauding donors -

Investigation into NYC Mayor Adams focused on campaign money and possible foreign influence -

‘Buying influence’: top US nuclear board advisers are tied to arms business -

An unamended Constitution is a serious problem -

To help 2024 voters, Meta says it will begin labeling political ads that use AI-generated imagery -

States Take the Lead on Regulating Artificial Intelligence -

Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence -

Seven local jurisdictions voted on ranked-choice voting measures in 2023 -

Citywide elections in Washington suffer from lower voter turnout -

GOOD NEWS Websites:

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