Democracy Happy Hour - October 7, 2020

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This week: Representation. 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 7th, 2020:

Articles & Report Links:

Countdown to Election 2020 - https://declarationforamericandemocracy.org/countdown/

WA State Election Dates and Deadlines 2020 - https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/dates-and-deadlines.aspx

Millions brace for more layoffs, hunger and utility shutoffs as stimulus talks break down - https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/10/07/workers-business-stimulus/

White House lurches in new direction on stimulus talks, pushing for airline aid - https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/10/07/trump-congress-stimulus-checks

Voters Should Not Be Intimidated - https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/2020-10/Voters%20Should%20Not%20Be%20Intimidated.pdf

The 13 states where election security matters most - https://thefulcrum.us/election-security-battleground-states/arizona

The 12 worst House districts: Experts label gerrymandering's dirty dozen - https://thefulcrum.us/worst-gerrymandering-districts-example/1-beside-lake-erie

PETITION for #DemocracyDay1 — because Day 1 is for Democracy - https://declarationforamericandemocracy.org/petition/

Representation: Who’s Really Represented? Links:  

Representative democracy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representative_democracy

More money, less transparency: A decade under Citizens United - https://dkftve4js3etk.cloudfront.net/news/reports/citizens-united/OpenSecrets-more-money-less%20transparency-a-decade-under-citizens-united.pdf

Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/perspectives-on-politics/article/testing-theories-of-american-politics-elites-interest-groups-and-average-citizens/62327F513959D0A304D4893B382B992B/core-reader#

How corporations turned into political beasts - https://www.businessinsider.com/how-corporations-turned-into-political-beasts-2015-4

Influence & Lobbying - https://www.opensecrets.org/influence/

2020 is about oligarchy vs. democracy - https://blogs.berkeley.edu/2019/10/29/2020-is-about-oligarchy-vs-democracy/

Influence of Big Money - https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/reform-money-politics/influence-big-money

Corruption is Legal in America - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tu32CCA_Ig&feature=emb_logo  

How proportional representation works - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whYFjkCZHI8

What is Fair Representation Voting? - https://www.fairvote.org/what_is_fair_voting

 

FDF Events & Links:

UnRepresented Documentary Trailer - https://www.weareunrepresented.com/

UnRepresented – October 26th @ 6 pm PT - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TfNJj2umQ5yqFxpdGMBhwg

Democracy Happy Hours – Upcoming Topics:

  • 10/14 - Ballot Initiatives: The Pros & Cons
  • 10/21 - Civil Justice & Democracy
  • 10/28 - Early Voting Updates: How is it going?

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

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