Democracy Happy Hour – September 20, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Sept 20, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • 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
  • Oct 11 - U.S. Supreme Court Cases to Watch in the 2023-2024 Term
  • Oct 18 - Protecting Elections & Election Workers with Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor


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Democracy in the News Links

Trump again argues for federal Judge Chutkan’s recusal from Jan. 6 case -

Special counsel fights Trump bid to oust Judge Chutkan from Jan. 6 case -

Special Counsel Seeking Gag Order on Trump in Election Case -

Georgia election case prosecutors cite fairness in urging 1 trial for Trump and 18 other defendants -

Former president Trump waives right to speedy trial in Georgia election RICO case -

Trump’s Georgia trial won’t start in October, judge says -

Trump Moves to Quash Most Charges Against Him in Georgia -

Trump official Jeffrey Clark attempts to move Georgia trial to federal court -

GOP fake electors charged in Georgia try to move case to federal court -

What to expect from the lawsuit seeking to block Trump from the Minnesota ballot -

Constitutional lawyer explains why Trump shouldn’t be removed from ballot -

First Cases From Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Reach US Supreme Court -

Trump wrote to-do lists for assistant on White House documents marked classified -

New Report: One-Third of States Have an Election Denier Overseeing Elections -

The Election Denier Landscape -

A New Antidemocracy Tool -

Irreparable Injury: Voters in Six States Cast Ballots Under Illegal Maps in 2022 -

Election experts warn democracy ‘under great stress’ -

24 for ’24: Urgent Recommendations in Law, Media, Politics, and Tech for Fair and Legitimate 2024 U.S. Elections -

US Democracy Defenders Applaud Fresh Push for 'Urgently Needed' Voting Rights Bill -

Alabama - Bill to criminalize absentee ballot assistance back on the docket -

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen says new plan will keep voter rolls accurate -

State watchdog finds ballot group violated Alaska laws in effort to repeal ranked choice voting -

Federal judge strikes down 2 Arizona voting proof-of-citizenship laws -

Georgia redistricting trial ends with debate over Black representation -

Group challenges new Minnesota law criminalizing election disinformation, felon voting rights -

Ohio AG rejects second petition summary on proposed redistricting changes -

Ohio Secretary of State signs voter data sharing agreements with three states -

Pennsylvania rolls out automatic voter registration -

Paxton Impeachment Trial - Texas Attorney General Is Acquitted -

WA lawmakers won’t call a special session on Yakima Valley district map -

After court ruling, new Central WA legislative maps could mean shakeup in Olympia -

A conservative initiative slate hits the streets -

GOP-led Wisconsin Senate votes to fire nonpartisan official targeted by 2020 election skeptics -

Federal judge again declares that DACA is illegal with issue likely to be decided by Supreme Court -

Supreme Court freezes ruling that would curb government contact with social media companies -

Dark money: The backstory of Alabama’s redistricting defiance -

Biden campaign offers perks to donors -

Billionaire megadonor couple funding election denial with extensive influence machine and dark money network -

Inside Exxon’s Strategy to Downplay Climate Change -

The FEC, Still Failing to Enforce Campaign Laws, Heads to Capitol Hill -

The U.S. has a 'primary problem,' say advocates who call for new election systems -

Proportional Representation Can Reduce the Impact of Gerrymandering -

Americans say media bias divides the nation. This chart shows most polarizing. -

Protecting Democracy Online in 2024 and Beyond -

Economic Democracy Explained: Community Control over Institutions through Co-Governance -

Americans’ Dismal Views of the Nation’s Politics -

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