Democracy Happy Hour - September 9, 2020

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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, Sept. 9th, 2020:

Article & Report Links:

Election 2020: A once-in-a-century, massive turnout? - https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/08/14/election-2020-a-once-in-a-century-massive-turnout/

The drop box rises as a compromise between the mail and the voting booth - https://thefulcrum.us/ballot-drop-box

The Homeless Have Voting Rights but Face Many Hurdles – https://www.governing.com/now/The-Homeless-Have-Voting-Rights-but-Face-Many-Hurdles.html

‘Our country is in a state of emergency.’ First-time voters reflect on why they are voting in 2020 - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/our-country-is-in-a-state-of-emergency-first-time-voters-reflect-on-why-they-are-voting-in-2020

17 Ways Companies Can Help Americans Vote Safely - https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/reports/2020/09/09/490167/17-ways-companies-can-help-americans-vote-safely/

HOW MEDIA HABITS RELATE TO VOTER PARTICIPATION - https://knightfoundation.org/reports/how-media-habits-relate-to-voter-participation/

Full report - https://knightfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/100M-Project-Media-Diets-and-Democracy.pdf

Voters vs. Disinformation - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/voters-vs-disinformation

The Best Way to Vote in Every State - https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/08/2020-voting-guide.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab

When Absentee/Mail Ballot Processing and Counting Can Begin - https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-16-when-absentee-mail-ballot-processing-and-counting-can-begin.aspx

Voter Resources Hub - https://www.whenweallvote.org/vrh/

Ranked-choice voting remains on Maine ballot, but it's not over yet - https://thefulcrum.us/voting/maine-ranked-choice-voting-2647536680

In Washington, the revolving door between government service and lobbying is well-greased - https://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/post/washington-revolving-door-between-government-service-and-lobbying-well-greased

Fix Washington state’s government-to-lobbyist revolving door - https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/fix-the-government-to-lobbyist-revolving-door

Tyranny Links:

Tyranny – Meaning & Facts - https://www.britannica.com/topic/tyranny

To defeat tyranny today, look to the past - https://theconversation.com/to-defeat-tyranny-today-look-to-the-past-81014

TWENTY LESSONS ON FIGHTING TYRANNY FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY - https://scholars.org/contribution/twenty-lessons-fighting-tyranny-twentieth-century

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder - https://www.timothysnyder.org/books/on-tyranny-tr

 

FDF Events & Links:

Fix Democracy First Virtual Volunteer Meeting – Next meeting, September 10th @ 6-7 pm - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc-yuqT8tH9FJZfSmtYoZdIjjSgqF4Kqc

2020 Vision: Picturing Real Democracy – Week of Special Events  - Sept 11-18th https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/2020-vision-picturing-real-democracy

• Online Auction - September 11-18th

• SPECIAL Democracy Happy Hour - September 16th @ 5 pm PT

• 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony - September 17th @ 6 pm PT

• Main Speaker Event w/ Lawrence Lessig - September 18th @ 6 pm PT

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

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