Democracy Happy Hour – October 25, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Oct 25, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Nov 1 - Redrawing Washington's 15th Legislative District with Andrew Hong, Redistricting Justice for WA
  • Nov 8 - How to Get Involved with Local Actions, Daniel Weise, Take Action Network
  • 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 - Section Two of the 14th Amendment: A Never Enforced Provision of the Constitution with Jared Pettinato & Todd Drezner


Sign the petition to President Biden: Act now to protect democracy -

Braver Angels: A Braver Way Podcast -

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

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


Citizen Connect -

Can Moving to Even Year Elections Boost Turnout & Participation? Links:

Democracy in the News Links

Trump co-defendant Sidney Powell pleads guilty in Georgia election interference case -

Lawyer Kenneth Chesebro pleads guilty over efforts to overturn Trump’s 2020 loss in Georgia -

Jenna Ellis, Former Trump Lawyer, Pleads Guilty in Georgia Election Case -

Georgia plea deals spell danger for Trump, co-defendants -

Trump files motions in new bid to dismiss election subversion case -

Ex-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows granted immunity, tells special counsel he warned Trump about 2020 claims -

Trump Seeks Freeze of Gag Order in Election Case During Appeal -

Gag Order on Trump in Election Case Leaves More Hard Questions -

In court faceoff, Michael Cohen testifies against Trump in fraud trial. Trump shrugs: ‘Proven liar’ -

Trump is fined $10,000 over a comment he made outside court in his New York civil fraud trial -

U.S. to appeal sentences of five Proud Boys in Jan. 6 Capitol riot case -

New study looks at attitudes towards political violence -

Nearly one in four Americans believe political violence justified to ‘save’ US -

Rep. Mike Johnson elected speaker, breaking weeks-long stalemate -

Republican states swore off a voting tool. Now they're scrambling to recreate it -

Voting Laws Roundup: October 2023 -

Youth Voting Rights Are on the Docket in These Six States -

Study shows twice as many state legislatures gerrymandered to favor Republicans -

Redistricting fights in these 10 states could determine which party controls the US House -

Court ordered voting map will be used for 2024 congressional elections even as state continues to fight, AG says -

Entire DC voters’ list may have been breached -

A case of magnitude: DeSantis’ frontal assault on Voting Rights Act and fate of Black district -

Voting-rights groups support ruling that DeSantis-backed redistricting is unconstitutional -

Supreme Court Delays Efforts to Redraw Louisiana Voting Map -

Minnesota leaders to fight court ruling that restoring voting rights for felons was unconstitutional -

New NC election districts that lock in Republican advantages on their way to approval -

North Carolina’s governor sues lawmakers for a measure that eliminates his elections board authority -

Federal appeals court stays redistricting ruling against Galveston County -

Trial date set in voting rights lawsuit against Yakima County over Latino signatures -

Lawsuit asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to draw new maps by March -

Wisconsin Republicans look to pass constitutional amendments on election grants, voting eligibility and voter ID -

Supreme Court rejects Missouri bid to implement law that limits state role in enforcing federal gun laws -

How a Supreme Court case on gerrymandering could decide control of Congress in 2024 -

Supreme Court to hear court ban on government contact with social media companies -

Democratic senators introduce bill establishing Supreme Court term limits -

Here’s How Supreme Court Term Limits Bills Would Actually Work -

Justice Barrett Calls for Supreme Court to Adopt an Ethics Code -

Leonard Leo tied group registers to lobby -

Top groups’ lobbying spending drops in divided Congress -

Fossil fuel firms spent millions on US lawmakers who sponsored anti-protest bills -

7 facts about Americans’ views of money in politics -

Artificial Intelligence and Election Security -

Tech Titans Must Step Up to Protect Elections -

41 states sue Meta, claiming Instagram, Facebook are addictive, harm kids -

Women across Iceland, including the prime minister, go on strike for equal pay and no more violence -

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