Democracy Happy Hour – September 22, 2021

Event Details

Democracy Happy Hour, September 22, 2021 - Meeting Recordings & Chat:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:


Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

  • Sept 29th - Extremism in the U.S. – What, When & How
  • Oct 6th - Gender & Racial Parity in Political Participation – Why does it matter?

WA Redistricting:

Testify at upcoming hearings:

Public Comment:

Important dates to note:

  • Tuesday, September 21 – Commissioners released their proposed state legislative district map. -
  • Tuesday, September 28 – Commissioners will each release their proposed congressional district map.
  • Friday, October 22 – Deadline to ensure full consideration of third-party map submissions by the Commission.
  • Monday, November 15 (11:59 p.m.) – Deadline for Commission to submit final maps to the Legislature.

TAKE ACTION for VOTING RIGHTS – Please do one or more of these actions:

Defending Democracy in a Period of Far-Right Insurrection w/ Leonard Zeskind and Devin Burghart - September 23rd @ 5 pm PT – Register @

Democracy in the News Links:

Trump Campaign Knew Lawyers’ Voting Machine Claims Were Baseless, Memo Shows -

Memo shows Trump lawyer's six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election -

Georgia criminal probe into Trump's attempts to overturn 2020 election quietly moves forward -

Not much happened at the “Justice for J6” rally. But the far right’s focus is elsewhere. -

Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers approve wide-ranging subpoenas for personal information of 2020 voters -

Fact check: No evidence 'lost votes' or 'ghost votes' affected Arizona's election outcome -

Maricopa County and Arizona GOP-led Senate reach agreement after months of partisan sparring over 2020 ballots -

Trump won these counties big. His supporters question the results there, too. -

Nevada GOP Senate candidate threatens election lawsuits — 14 months before anybody votes -

‘It’s spreading’: Phony election fraud conspiracies infect midterms -

Some Republicans Fear Tighter Election Rules Could Boomerang on the Party -

Special Report: Backers of Trump's false fraud claims seek to control next elections -

Disinformation May Be the New Normal, Election Officials Fear -

Harassed and Harangued, Poll Workers Now Have a New Form of Defense -

The Election-Reform Bill That Might Just Save Our Democracy -

S.2747 - Freedom to Vote Act -

The Freedom to Vote Act -

A Comprehensive Look at the Freedom To Vote Act -

Freedom to Vote – Key Findings - Policies in the Freedom to Vote Act have widespread support. -

Democrats' 'bold' new attempt at bipartisan voting rights reform is failing to win over Manchin's GOP allies -

Why Did Senate Democrats Strip Ethics Reform From Their Voting Rights Bill? -

Bipartisan Groups Urge Congress to Curb Executive Branch Power -

The Protecting Our Democracy Act -

Tennessee attorney general joins opposition to John Lewis Voting Rights Act -

N.C. Judges Strike Down A Voter ID Law They Say Discriminates Against Black Voters -

CLC Wins State Voting Rights Act Case in Historic Settlement -

In a changing Texas, Republicans will begin redistricting with more freedom to draw their maps -

Indiana Redistricting Plan Criticized as Aiding Republicans -

Newly approved Ohio district map 'falls far below what's considered to be fair,' lawsuit likely -

NCGOP vows transparency as redistricting process kicks into gear -

2 Parties, 2 Maps: Democrats and Republicans Squabble on Redistricting -

Oregon legislature on the brink as Democrats push gerrymandered maps -

Slicing up Liberal Cities Becomes Go-To Redistricting Strategy -

Feds Have Lots of Questions About These GOP Donations -

This Powerful Democrat Linked to Fossil Fuels Will Craft the U.S. Climate Plan -

How Accounting Giants Craft Favorable Tax Rules From Inside Government -

Public Campaign Funding Gains Steam to Counter Big Donors’ Sway -

Justice Dept. Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Roe v. Wade -

Reversing precedent is rare, but the Supreme Court may do it on abortion -

Supreme Court job approval sinks to all-time low, poll shows -

Facebook’s algorithms fueled foreign propaganda campaigns in 2020. Here’s how algorithms can manipulate you. -

Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election, internal report shows -

Facebook keeps researching its own harms — and burying the findings -

How Social Media Companies Intensify U.S. Political Polarization -

National Institute foe Civil Discourse -

Living Room Conversations -

Citizen University -


Election Audits – What are the best options? Links:

Center for Tech & Civic Life – Post-Election Audits – VIDEOS -

Post-Election Audits – National Conference of State Legislatures -

Post-Election Audits – Verified Voting -


Risk-Limiting Audit Methods -

Principles and Best Practices for Post-Election Tabulation Audits -


NASS Task Force on Vote Verification­ – Post-Election Audit Report -

US Justice Department Warns States Over Post-Election Audits -

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