Democracy Happy Hour – September 21, 2022

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Democracy Happy Hour, September 21, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:

Fix Democracy First Links

Upcoming Topics:

  • Sept 28 - Next U.S. Supreme Court Session: What can we expect?
  • Oct 5 - Jan 6 Committee Report Review (tentative)
  • Oct 12 - Ranked-Choice Voting on the Ballot



Seattle Supports Democracy Actions:

Benefits & Types of Public Funding for Elections Links:


Public Campaign Financing – Brennan Center for Justice -


Citizen Funding for Elections – The Campaign Finance Institute


Designing Public Financing Systems to Advance Equity and Independent Political Power - Demos


Expanding Participation in Municipal Elections: Assessing the Impact of Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program - UW Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology


Diversifying the Donor Pool: How Did Seattle's Democracy Voucher Program Reshape Participation in Municipal Campaign Finance? – Election Law Journal


Justices decline challenge to Seattle ‘democracy vouchers’ – AP News


Seattle Democracy Voucher Program – Reports:

Internal reports:

External reports:


YES on W (the Oakland Fair Elections Act) -

Democracy in the News Links:


House Passes Overhaul of Electoral Count, Moving to Avert Another Jan. 6 Crisis -


Bipartisan electoral count reform bill clears major hurdle -


Seeing double: dueling electoral count overhauls -


Proposals to Update the Electoral Count Act -

House Jan. 6 committee chairman confirms date for the likely final hearing -


The Justice Dept.’s Jan. 6 investigation is looking at ... everything -


The Story So Far: Where 6 Investigations Into Donald Trump Stand -


Georgia 2020 election inquiry may lead to prison sentences, prosecutor says -


U.S. Asks Appeals Court to Restore Access to Sensitive Records Seized From Trump -


Special Master Expresses Skepticism of Declassification Claims by Trump’s Lawyers -


Videos Show Trump Allies Handling Georgia Voting Equipment -


Dozens of Trump’s phony electors, many under investigation, still hold powerful GOP jobs in key states -


Prominent election deniers are facing growing legal trouble -


GOP-led voting changes are on the rise, making elections more vulnerable to meddling, many analysts say -


Republicans in key battleground races refuse to say they will accept results -


What an election denier could do if elected secretary of state -


Breaches of voting machine data raise worries for midterms -


Election officials tired, frustrated by continuous 2020 records requests -


Election chief on mounting threats to poll workers ahead of midterms -


GOP Anti-Voting Lawsuits Increase Nearly Five-Fold in 2022 -


GOP escalates fight against citizen-led ballot initiatives -


The ‘Cost’ of Voting in America: A Look at Where It’s Easiest and Hardest -




Democracy Challenged -


‘A Crisis Coming’: The Twin Threats to American Democracy -


Supreme Court reverses course on religious school’s LGBTQ club in 5-4 vote -


Yeshiva University suspends student clubs in wake of Supreme Court's LGBTQ ruling -


Federal appeals court upholds controversial Texas social media law -


A landmark Supreme Court fight over social media now looks likely -


States’ chief justices group argues against independent state legislatures ‘theory’ -


The story of the praying Bremerton coach keeps getting more surreal -


U.S. Senate will vote this week on election transparency bill -Schumer -


Biden makes push to rid elections of 'dark money' -


Old money: How retirees are funding and fueling political candidates unlike ever before -


New ‘dark money’ group tied to former Trump officials launches provocative ads ahead of 2022 midterms -


National conservative groups pour money into local school board races -


Dark Money School Groups Are Trying to Buy the Midterm Elections for the GOP -




Democrats Are Delaying A Stock Trading Ban Until After Midterms -


Pelosi Says Congress Stock Trading Bill Could Go To Floor This Month -


Warnings Mount Over Right-Wing Plot to Rewrite US Constitution -


Partisan gerrymandering can reduce access to credit, study finds -


Scholars Ask Congress to Scrap Winner-Take-All Political System -


Americans want younger leaders, but elected officials are getting older -


How Russian Trolls Helped Keep the Women’s March Out of Lock Step -


Pentagon opens sweeping review of clandestine psychological operations -


Heritage Foundation is dead wrong about WA’s election integrity -


Washington state's tax system is worsening income inequality -


The Democracy Group – Exploring the Future of Democracy - Podcasts -

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