Democracy Happy Hour – September 6, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Sept 6, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

Fix Democracy First Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Sept 13 - WA Public Disclosure Commission with Kim Bradford, Deputy Director & Sean Flynn, General Council
  • Sept 20 - Braver Angels: Finding Common Ground with Elizabeth Doll, Director of Braver Politics
  • Sept 27 - CANCELED - No Democracy Happy Hour this week (Cindy will be at the American Democracy Summit in Los Angeles.)


Federal Election Commission – Submit your comments on amending regulation to include deliberately deceptive Artificial Intelligence in campaign ads -

·      Pending rulemaking matters for comment -

Common Power & Goodwill Voter Registration Drives in Western WA -

American Democracy Summit 2023 – Sept 27-29 in Los Angeles -

Citizen Connect -

Election Security & Accountability Links:

Democracy in the News Links

Trump enters not-guilty plea in Georgia election case, waives hearing -

Breaking down charges against Trump, 18 co-defendants in Georgia case -

Trump’s co-defendants are already starting to turn against him -

Republicans fight to defund Trump prosecutions -

Fulton judge says Trump court proceedings will be televised -

Trump’s Legal and Political Calendar: All the Dates You Need to Know -

Could the 14th Amendment keep Trump off the ballot in 2024? -

State election officials studying whether 14th Amendment disqualifies ‘insurrectionist’ Trump from ballot -

Lawsuit contends Constitution’s ‘insurrection’ clause bars Trump from running again for president -

US supreme court likely to determine Trump’s 2024 eligibility soon – ex-judge -

Proud Boys’ Enrique Tarrio gets record 22 years in prison for Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy -

Proud Boys leader gets 18 years, matching longest Jan. 6 punishment to date -

Proud Boys leader Joseph Biggs sentenced to 17 years for Jan. 6 crimes -

Ex-Trump aide Peter Navarro faces trial on contempt of Congress charges -

9 things to watch as the 2024 presidential campaign heats up -

Push to expand voting rights gains ground in 2023 -

Legal fights over voting districts could play role in control of Congress for 2024 -

Court tosses Alabama congressional map after GOP refuses to draw second Black district -

DeSantis Florida redistricting map is unconstitutional and must be redrawn, judge says -

A Georgia trial arguing redistricting harmed Black voters could decide control of a US House seat -

Iowa attorney general appeals decision allowing non-English voting materials -

Lawsuit arguing racial gerrymandering in Michigan’s legislative districts to go to trial -

North Carolina bill could change voting rules if state GOP majority overrides veto -

Ohio redistricting up in the air as attorney general says governor must reconstitute commission -

Not just Ohio: Biased language is the hot new tactic to thwart ballot measures -

Republican senators, state attorneys seek Oregon Supreme Court review of anti-walkout law -

New Texas laws enhance accessibility, resources for voters -

Harris County breaks up elections office in compliance with new state law -

Ken Paxton’s Texas impeachment trial begins: Here’s what to know -

Texas AG Paxton pleads not guilty as historic impeachment trial begins -

Complaints over campaign comments by Wisconsin Supreme Court justice are dismissed -

New filings reveal more luxury trips and opaque payments to Clarence Thomas’ wife, Ginni -

Thomas, Alito go on the attack over Supreme Court ethics -


Tax prep companies that spent over $90 million lobbying against free tax-filing system face new scrutiny from lawmakers -

D.C. Board of Elections allows ballot initiative on ranked choice, open primaries -

Portland voters will choose from 5 candidates for mayor in November -

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