Democracy Happy Hour - October 21, 2020

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This week: Preparing for the Upcoming Election. 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 21st, 2020:

Democracy Happy Hour – October 21, 2020 Links

Article & Report Links:

Enforcing money-in-politics rules is about to be left to you and me - https://thefulcrum.us/campaign-finance/campaign-finance-laws

How Trump’s Tax Records Could Point to Campaign Finance Violations - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/how-trumps-tax-records-could-point-campaign-finance-violations

AS THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA DROWN IN OPAQUE POLITICAL ADS, U.S. REFORM EFFORTS HAVE GONE NOWHERE - The 2020 cycle has again exposed the total failure of America’s campaign finance laws. - https://www.transparency.org/en/blog/us-election-2020-opaque-political-digital-advertising#

Small Donor Public Financing Could Advance Race and Gender Equity in Congress - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/small-donor-public-financing-could-advance-race-and-gender-equity

Postman's Creed For 2020 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vslxyGISC3k

"Ranked Choice Voting" Song by Irthlingz Duo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lun3GpnPuLM&feature=youtu.be

Georgia Continues to Tempt Fate This Election Season - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/georgia-continues-tempt-fate-election-season

Election fact check: WA, OR ballots can’t be ‘cancelled’ online - https://crosscut.com/politics/2020/10/election-fact-check-wa-or-ballots-cant-be-cancelled-online?utm_source=Crosscut%20Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Crosscut+Daily+20201021+ABT+-+READ  

Vote by mail has increased minority participation in Washington but other hurdles remain - https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/election/article246342075.html?ac_cid=DM306445&ac_bid=-1692191821

Democrats and Republicans Both Want Safe and Fair Elections: Surveys Show Significant Overlaps - https://www.allsides.com/blog/democrats-and-republicans-both-want-safe-and-fair-elections-surveys-show-surprising-overlaps

The 2020 Election May Be the Most Secure in U.S. History: Cyberattacks and COVID-19 Still Threaten the Vote, but States Are Prepared for Both - https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2020-10-15/2020-election-may-be-most-secure-us-history?utm_medium=social

The Mess Congress Could Make - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/10/mess-congress-could-make/616759/

The Electoral Count Act & The Process of Electing a President (ECA) - https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e70e52c7c72720ed714313f/t/5f59223d94b21d2ebe8e6957/1599676990875/Electoral+Count+Act.pdf

 

Preparing for the Election:

Vote Early Day – October 27th - https://www.voteearlyday.org/

Protect the Vote - https://protectthevote.net/

Count Every Vote - https://counteveryvote.org/

Protect Our Election - https://www.protectourelection.com/contact-state-election-officials

WA Voting Justice Coalition – 2020 Voter Challenge - https://wavotingjustice.org/voter-challenge/

Ten Things You Need to Know to Stop a Coup - https://choosedemocracy.us/prepare/#10things

Hold the Line – A Guide to Defending Democracy - https://holdthelineguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Hold-The-Line_-A-Guide-to-Defending-Democracy.pdf

The Count - A practical guide to defending the Constitution in a contested 2020 election - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aqmM4xtwrQICCu5KldYePLf3Zk_TMzRo71wRvyPmLfk/edit

Protect the Results - https://protecttheresults.com/

LWV Protecting Democracy: Active Bystander Training – Register @: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcOqvrz0uHNGFFCYYl5hXMgb7AUtohiNF

 

FDF Actions, Events & Links:

UnRepresented – Film Screening & Panel Discussion - October 26th @ 7 pm PT

You will be able to view the film any time between 7 pm PT on October 25th through 7 pm PT on October 27th. We will send you a link and directions to watch the film by October 25th.

Register @: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TfNJj2umQ5yqFxpdGMBhwg

Democracy Happy Hours – Upcoming Topic on 10/28 - Early Voting Updates: How is it going?

Register @: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJAlc-yppjstDIEL3JGv7m62A9TlapYR6g

Defend the Election Training – October 28th @ 6:30-8 pm

Register @: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtcuGpqTsoEt1bOldVQxatBxbBKZTpnXNq

Protect the Results & Count Every Vote - Washington State – VIRTUAL RALLY – November 4th @ 5-7 pm – Register @: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsf-iupj8uHtH_wAl6J0fCyr-ClgumC8Te

Meaningful Movies Project AWARDS CELEBRATION – FDF is being honored as Organization of the Year - Thursday, October 22, 7 PM PT -https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meaningful-movies-2020-annual-awards-celebration-tickets-123197598333

Resisterhood – Film Screening & Panel Discussion - October 27th @ 6 pm PT – Register @: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resisterhood-screening-panel-discussion-meaningful-movies-special-event-tickets-123106012397

FDF Events Page - Past Events at the bottom - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/get-involved?tab=events

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