Democracy Happy Hour - September 23, 2020

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This week: Democracy and the Courts.

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, September 23rd, 2020:

Article & Report Links:

Voter Registration Day combats a sharp decline in signups thanks to Covid - https://thefulcrum.us/voting/national-voter-registration-day-2647768706

FBI and DHS warn of foreign misinformation about election results - https://thefulcrum.us/voting/election-security-2647779080  

How Election Night 2020 Will Be Different - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/how-election-night-2020-will-be-different

First ranked-choice presidential vote will be in Maine this fall, state's top court decides - https://thefulcrum.us/maine-ranked-choice-voting-2647769750

DIRTY MONEY POURS INTO THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL BANKS. - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/fincen-files-financial-scandal-criminal-networks?fbclid=IwAR3EMAhnhqG7OQMbGC_86GZHhq_WJo3fmBLAjOrSdWvG7c3aL08S7HzsUv4

‘We were shocked’: RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1% - https://www.fastcompany.com/90550015/we-were-shocked-rand-study-uncovers-massive-income-shift-to-the-top-1?fbclid=IwAR23-N1j6BFeD5JIbApCQPATUaNlW8bX_zELStvJ4Jcy7Wt8sVykVQCIHFg

The Protecting Our Democracy Act - https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/fact_sheet.pdf

Keep the Promise: America 250 - https://americanpromise.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Keep-the-Promise-America250.pdf

Move to Amend - Peoples Movement Assembly - Towards a Peoples Constitution - https://www.movetoamend.org/pma?utm_campaign=pma_2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=movetoamend  

Election Scenarios - Very important article on possibilities….   https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/11/what-if-trump-refuses-concede/616424/

Democracy & the Courts Links:  

The Court and Democracy – Court History - https://www.thirteen.org/wnet/supremecourt/democracy/history.html

Statement on the Rule of Law and an Independent Judiciary - https://www.fedbar.org/government-relations/fba-statements-letters-and-testimony/statement-on-the-rule-of-law-and-an-independent-judiciary/

What Does Fair and Impartial Judiciary Mean and Why is it Important? - https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/2019/11/what-does-fair-and-impartial-judiciary-mean-and-why-is-it-important/

Our Courts Are a Growing Threat to Democracy - https://www.thenation.com/article/society/supreme-court-democracy-trump/

The Supreme Court’s starring role in democracy’s demise - https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/09/07/opinion/supreme-courts-starring-role-democracys-demise/

The Supreme Court struggle is about democracy - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-supreme-court-struggle-is-about-democracy/2020/09/20/6eafb098-fb6a-11ea-8d05-9beaaa91c71f_story.html

How Ginsburg’s Seat is Saved - https://medium.com/@lessig/how-ginsburgs-seat-is-saved-1cc2be08b659

Much Is at Stake in State Supreme Court Elections — Who’s Trying to Influence Them? - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/much-stake-state-supreme-court-elections-whos-trying-influence-them

 

FDF Events & Links:

Media & Democracy: Time for a Reset – Sept 24th @ 6-7:30 pm PT - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JXDX3ITIQe-_rbw91JXHzw

Democracy Happy Hours – Register for future meetings here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJAlc-yppjstDIEL3JGv7m62A9TlapYR6g

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