Democracy Happy Hour - October 14, 2020

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This week: Ballot Initiatives: The Pros & Cons. Fix Democracy First hosts a weekly Democracy Happy Hour on Wednesdays @ 5-6pm PT. Grab a drink and join us and  learn about the latest democracy efforts, challenges, solutions, as well upcoming events and actions.

Recording from Wednesday, October 14th, 2020:

Article & Report Links:

Long early lines in Texas and Georgia seem more about enthusiasm than suppression -

Voters Should Not Be Intimidated -

Business gifts to help run the vote expand, along with objections on left and right -

To Avoid an Election Meltdown, Officials Must Stockpile Backup Paper Ballots -

Democracy is on the ballot -

So many voter toolkits, so little time. Here's where to go shopping. -

Are elected secretaries of state inherently conflicted? -

Proteja las Elecciones del 2020 -

The United States is backsliding into autocracy under Trump, scholars warn -

Why We Need to Protect the Rule of Law in the Federal Government -

The Social Dilemma – Netflix Documentary -

Choose Democracy - How to Beat an Election-Related Power Grab -


Ballot Initiatives: The Pros & Cons Links:

Intervention Profile: Ballot Initiatives -

Advantages and disadvantages of the citizens’ initiative instrument -

Ballot measure signature costs, 2020 -,_2020

Citizen initiative activity and petition success rates from 2010 through 2018 -

The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center -

How To Evaluate Ballot Propositions -

Initiatives Are Not the Best Way to Bypass Stalled Officials -

Citizens’ Initiative Review -

Citizen Initiative Review; Judicial Review and Quality Control Options – October 19th @ 11:45am-1:45 pm -


FDF Actions, Events & Links:

Fix Democracy First Volunteer Meeting - October 15th @ 6 pm PT -

UnRepresented – Film Screening & Panel Discussion - October 26th @ 6 pm PT – Featuring

• Daniel Falconer, "UnRepresented" Film Director
• Sheila Krumholz, Executive Director of Center for Responsive Politics (
• Ellen Weintraub, Commissioner on the Federal Elections Commission
• Carl Parrish, Community & Social Activist

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Democracy Happy Hours – Upcoming Topics:

  • 10/21 - Preparing for the Upcoming Election
  • 10/28 - Early Voting Updates: How is it going?

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Protect the Results & Count Every Vote - Washington State – VIRTUAL RALLY – November 4th @ 5-7 pm – Register @:

Meaningful Movies Project AWARDS CELEBRATION – FDF is being honored as Organization of the Year - Thursday, October 22, 7 PM PT -

Resisterhood – Film Screening & Panel Discussion - October 27th @ 6 pm PT – Register @:

Support Fix Democracy First – DONATE @:

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October 14, 2020
3:00 pm
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