Democracy Happy Hour – September 13, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Sept 13, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

Fix Democracy First Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • 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.)
  • Oct 4 - Oregon's Effort for Campaign Finance Reform with Dan Meek


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 -

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

Citizen Connect -

Washington State Public Disclosure Commission Links:

WA Public Disclosure Commission -

PDC – For Voters & the Public -

Washington ranked No. 1 for regulating campaign cash -


Campaign finance requirements in Washington -

Meta faces $24.7M fine for campaign finance violations in Washington -

Facebook intentionally violated WA campaign finance law 822 times -

Good Government Groups Defend Washington State Disclosure Law, Facing Opposition from Meta -

Democracy in the News Links

Trump tells judge he may try to move Georgia election interference case to federal court -

Trump demands recusal by Judge Chutkan in D.C. Jan. 6 trial -

Judge denies Meadows’ bid to move Fulton case to fed court -

Georgia prosecutors in Trump election case estimate four-month trial -

Georgia special grand jury recommended charges against 39 people, including Sen. Lindsey Graham -

Trump’s posts ‘threaten to prejudice jury pool’ in federal 2020 case, complaint says -

Do unbiased jurors exist to serve at Trump’s 2020 election trials in the age of social media? -

Trump’s Next Legal Drama—a Reconstruction-Era Amendment Barring Insurrectionists From Office -

‘Uncharted territory’: elections officials weigh Trump’s presidency eligibility -

Trump Classified Documents: Lawyers Reportedly Said Ex-President Would Go ‘Ballistic’ If Forced To Comply With Subpoena—And Warned Him About FBI Raid -

He Was Just the I.T. Guy. Then He Got Caught in the Trump Documents Case. -

Pretrial-palooza underway for Trump -

Trump White House official Navarro convicted of contempt after defying House Jan. 6 subpoena -

Kevin McCarthy directs House committees to open Biden impeachment inquiry -

Voting rights activists sound alarms over private tool that could lead to canceling voter registrations -

Redrawing of GOP Gerrymandered Districts Could Tip House in Dems’ Favor in 2024 -

How States Can Prevent Election Subversion in 2024 and Beyond -

13 presidential libraries from Hoover to Obama warn of fragile state of U.S. democracy -

Alabama Asks Supreme Court to Revisit Dispute Over Congressional Map -

Two more Alaska ballot measures pass legal muster, but another is disqualified -

DeSantis eyes revoking constitutional safeguard for Florida’s Black voters -

Challenge to political maps to proceed with state’s claim Black voting power isn’t diluted -

Georgia removed nearly 190K voters from rolls, 305K remain inactive -

Voting rights groups ask to dismiss lawsuit challenging gerrymandered Ohio congressional map -

Group resubmits amendment to create independent redistricting commission in Ohio -

Supreme Court won’t intervene in Pennsylvania dispute over access to voting equipment after 2020 election -

What’s at stake in the long-awaited trial over Texas’s sweeping 2021 elections law -

WA court to hear case that seeks to stop ballot signature rejections -

Who will redraw Central WA’s Latino-majority voting district? -

‘Uncharted territory’ – Could the Wisconsin GOP protect their gerrymandered maps by impeaching Protasiewicz? -

Wisconsin’s skewed legislative maps could cost taxpayers millions in legal fees -

Evers rejects Republican GOP's surprise redistricting plan -

Welcome to State Court Report -

Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh predicts ‘concrete steps soon’ to address ethics concerns -

The Supreme Court’s Growing Ethics Splits -

What Ginni Thomas and Leonard Leo wrought: How a justice’s wife and a key activist started a movement -

Biden campaign to focus more on Trump to boost lackluster fundraising -

How Fossil Fuel Lobbyists and Their Allies Use ‘Zombie’ Bills and Exploit Loopholes to Avoid Climate Action -


Google to require disclosure of AI use in political ads -

For a Better Democracy: Proportional Representation -

Democracy Decoded -

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