Democracy Happy Hour – October 18, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Oct 18, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

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The Legislative Path to Supreme Court Reform – October 25th @ 3 pm PT/6 pm ET -

Digital Citizens Unite: A Panel on Navigating the Age of NEW Media, October 25, 6-7 pm PST -Renton Highlands Library, 2801 NE 10th St, Renton, WA 98056 - Online attendance available. Register at:

No Time to Fail Premier – Oct 26th @ 4 pm PT/7 pm ET – Trailer:

Register @

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


Citizen Connect -

Protecting Elections & Election Workers  Links:

Thurston County Auditor -

Thurston County Elections -

National Organization Recognizes Thurston County Auditor’s Cybersecurity Initiative -,90043

Washington State Legislation re: Election Workers Harassment - HB 1241 -

Election skeptics try new strategy targeting voter registrations in Washington -

Heading into the 2024 election cycle, officials are bracing for heightened accusations of fraud—and the threats that often accompany them -

Securing Your Vote – WA State -

Election Protection -

Defend Our Elections -

2024 Election Workers Need Better Protection from Harassment -

Deterring Threats to Election Workers -

King Cosponsors Legislation to Protect Election Workers From Threats -

Democracy in the News Links

Trump has narrow gag order imposed on him by federal judge overseeing 2020 election subversion case -

Trump’s Claim That He Can’t Be Prosecuted Collides With Precedents -

Prosecutors Ask if Trump Will Blame His Lawyers as Defense in Election Case -

Trump push for incremental delays risks upending federal trials -

Special counsel Jack Smith pulls subpoena over pro-Trump fundraising -

GOP’s Jim Jordan fails again to win vote to become House speaker and colleagues seek other options -

Sen. Bob Menendez charged with conspiring to act as foreign agent -

Expanding the Vote: State Felony Disenfranchisement Reform, 1997-2023 -

Athletes’ advocacy for voting rights garners broad support, poll finds -

A Shift in Gerrymandering -

Using big data to make elections fairer -

Community Redistricting Report Card -

Two groups battle to bring their changes to primary elections to the voters -

Federal lawsuit over voter ID law will proceed -

Michigan Republicans Resurrect Right-Wing Legal Theory Rejected by Supreme Court Last Summer -

Overriding Gov. Cooper’s vetoes, the NC legislature makes it harder to vote, easier to pollute. -

Ohio Ballot Board approves anti-gerrymandering amendment. Proposal to go forward -

Federal Judge Strikes Down Galveston County, Texas Commissioners Court Districts for Violating Voting Rights Act -

How Texas Law Lets the State Get Around Injunctions -

Virginia Attorney General Warns Right-Wing Group To Stop Sending False Info to Voters -

Election skeptics try new strategy targeting voter registrations in Washington -

Wisconsin Supreme Court To Take Up Gerrymandering Case as GOP Seeks To Oust New Liberal Justice -

Justices Poised to Restore Voting Map Ruled a Racial Gerrymander -

US Supreme Court may make it harder to prove racial gerrymandering -

A Supreme Court dispute over a $15,000 IRS bill may be aimed at a never-enacted tax on billionaires -

Supreme Court to Hear Another Broad Challenge to Agency Power -

We Don’t Talk About Leonard: The Man Behind the Right’s Supreme Court Supermajority -

On the Media PODCAST: We Don't Talk About Leonard: Episode 3 -

US judicial panel to examine 'judge shopping' reforms -

Who’s up, who’s down, and who’s tanking: 5 takeaways from the latest campaign finance reports -

Biden Campaign Raises $71.3 Million, Far Outpacing Trump and Republican Field -

Lawyers, Trump and money: Ex-president spends millions in donor cash on attorneys as legal woes grow -

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