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Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
16:20
If you don’t know the indigenous land where you reside on, you can look it up here: https://native-land.ca/
Tish Levee
16:33
Living on Nisqually Land in South Salish Sea aka Puget Sound in SW WA.
Carol Sullivan
16:34
Coastal Salish
Jacqueline (Jackie) Boss
17:01
T live happtly on the lands of the Swinomish * salish!
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
17:02
Melvin Mackey — Vashon, WA — Sqababsh Land
Leona Hassing
17:12
from Pasco. Umatilla, Palouse. Cayuse and Walla Walla
Keitha Bryson
17:44
Keitha - Nisqually and Squaxin tribes.
Linda Bock
17:56
Linda Bock living on former lands of the Stillaguamish, Duwamish, and Coast Salish
Ken Dammand
18:11
Ken viewing from the Tulalip Indian Reservation. Thank you to them for sharing their wonderful place with me and my family.
Rich Stevenson
19:13
Kentucky, Iroquois Hunting Grounds. All Iroquois Tribes. I live in Louisville, KY.
Aruna Bhuta
19:20
Aruna Bhuta-Spokane, confederated tribe of Colville
Aruna Bhuta
20:24
What is happening with senate pursuing electoral college isdue
James Gillis
25:24
The claims of "stolen elections" are simply a way for candidates to stay in the news and get their name/brand out there. Its just free future campaign advertising.
Roy Pardee
26:26
unfortunately, they also justify Jan 6th-style "stop the steal" lawlessness
Julie Martinson
33:02
Another reason for ranked choice voting?
David & Ruth Neal
34:13
ya'll have no idea how fortunate we are in WA. I came from GA. I stood in Line for 3 hours after work to vote in GA. Thankful caucuses have been reformed here. mail in voting is a Godsend. League of Women Voters should be commended.
Tish Levee
34:53
Absolutley David & Ruth Neal.
Roy Pardee
38:48
we have got to re-balance the courts, from top to bottom
Lisa's Fire TV
39:41
She is 37, with not a lot of legal experience. Appointed when she was 33.
Tish Levee
39:55
Main reason she was deemed unqualified is because she had only been practicing law for 8 years total. And, remember this is a lif-time appt and she is only 33.
Roy Pardee
40:24
and never tried a case when she was appointed!
Roy Pardee
45:44
it is embarrassing that the stock trading ban is taking so long
Robert Brown
47:36
I agree we should pay legislators more.
dwight rousu
47:38
Want quality legislators? Pay quality compensation.
Robert Brown
48:29
Margaret Thatcher went to war over islands near Argentina. Some women are as bad as men.
Jenna Manchester
48:39
Yes!
Roy Pardee
50:21
Nice!
Robert Brown
50:35
Well written.
Julie Martinson
50:37
++++++
Linda Bock
50:47
Hooray, Cindy
Tish Levee
50:51
Mazel tov, indy!
Robert Brown
52:08
Mat I fix your pronunciation of T’wina Nobles?
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
52:32
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52:43
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Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
52:52
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Roy Pardee
54:37
what was the isssue w/the EC?
James Gillis
58:11
2020 was $14bn
Robert Brown
58:43
But ours is also a government that is beholden to the health insurance industry, the oil industry, and the Chamber of Commerce. They may take a slight back seat to the NRA, but the situation is awful. We do need to address Citizen’s United.
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
59:42
The last time I checked, there were no co-sponsors from Washington State for the “Fair Representation Act” in congress — not even Pramila Jayapal — The Progressive Caucus needs a briefing from Fair Vote! to begin the process of educating our U.S. Representatives on this issue.
Yvonne Brandon
01:05:48
I also send directly to the candidates too!
Tish L/Living on NIsqually land
01:05:50
I only support actual candidates and candidates who dot have PACs. I don't donate to PACS
Tish L/Living on NIsqually land
01:06:10
Fortunately, I am low income enough that I can't afford to donate to the limits.
James Gillis
01:08:29
https://www.thestreet.com/politics/donald-trump-rode-5-billion-in-free-media-to-the-white-house-13896916
Jeremy Street
01:08:57
Votesmart,org can provide seemingly objective info about who and how much money is given to individual candidates. It also provides other nfo about positions on issues, etc
Carol Sullivan
01:10:20
> https://twitter.com/MalloryMcMorrow/status/1516453738403143681?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1516453738403143681%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yahoo.com%2Fnews%2Fmichigan-state-senator-hits-back-at-gop-colleague-accusing-her-of-grooming-kids-135900555.htmlhttps://twitter.com/MalloryMcMorrow/status/1516453738403143681?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1516453738403143681%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_usorry I can’t provide the link, but if you Google Sen. Mallory McMorrow of Michigan, you should be able to
Dori Peralta Baker-Yakima
01:10:56
Thank you, Cindy. Always informative and measuring political trends. Have another commitment and will depart your meeting.
Jeremy Street
01:11:32
Culp ix all over Eastern Washington!
Robert Brown
01:12:15
Greene is not successfully fundraising. Laren Boebert of Colorado is.
Carol Sullivan
01:12:30
OPPS! I was editing the link - but obviously pushed the wrong key! Google Sen. Mallory McMorrow of Michigan to view her outstanding defense against what a legislative colleague said about her in a fundraising campaign. Well worth the 4:43 min. it takes to watch.
dwight rousu
01:12:44
Times reported rational E Wash repubs are donating to Culp's opponent
USAIVA, Rich Stevenson
01:21:31
Best video from Katherine Gehl I have seen and I've seen a lot of them. I thought all. So many good points.
Arnold Byron -- Skagit
01:23:25
Will the top five candidates require five or more independent political parties like a parliamentary system?
Tish L/Living on NIsqually land
01:24:49
In California the RCV the top candidates are picked regardless of party or no party
USAIVA, Rich Stevenson
01:25:45
I have adopted the Gehl system for my IVA, Proactive Voter Movement. https://cs2pr.us/hamco/#ProVot . But all products have dozens of choices.Why not Elections? I think great idea for elections. More choices.
USAIVA, Rich Stevenson
01:27:34
James Gillis, yes, name recognition winners. No real choice.
USAIVA, Rich Stevenson
01:29:25
The video totally gives a solution that would solve the problem of monopoly winners.
dwight rousu
01:30:30
Oligarchy
USAIVA, Rich Stevenson
01:30:49
Billionaires rule as they please. In every election.
USAIVA, Rich Stevenson
01:32:25
80% of voters are lesser of two evils voters it seems to me.
James Gillis
01:34:03
sorry need to run. thanks for letting me comment! Jim G.
Jeremy Street
01:34:06
With our low voter turnout, we need ENTHUSIASM.
USAIVA, Rich Stevenson
01:34:37
30,000 D voters voted for Bush. Nader had far fewer total votes. Bush won by less than a thousand votes in 2000.
Yvonne Brandon
01:36:33
Yes, concerning Ralph Nader. He DID contribute to Al Gore's loss! He is still reviled by those of us who were voters back then.
Arnold Byron -- Skagit
01:37:18
Danial is right. We need to promote more political parties: ?greens, Libertarian, Democratic, Republican, Social Democrats or more.
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
01:38:25
I agree with Daniel Lewinski — Green party, Libertarians, American Socialist Party, etc. can all have their ideas mentioned in political campaigns without requiring supporters to throw away their votes.
Daniel Lewinski
01:38:27
The "spoiler" controversy. In the 2000 presidential election in Florida, George W. Bush defeated Al Gore by 537 votes. Nader received 97,421 votes in Florida
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
01:39:47
Daniel — How many votes did the Libertarians receive?
USAIVA, Rich Stevenson
01:40:57
30,000 D voters voted for George Bush. Minus 1,000 leaves 29,000 D votes that defeated Al Gore. That doesn't include D voters who stayed home and did not vote.Gore lost quite simply.
dwight rousu
01:41:22
Democrats might be invigorated on climate issues if they see 30$ of the voters rank a green first and a dem second...
Daniel Lewinski
01:43:26
ANother thing to keep in mind on Florida in 2000, and this may be a tangent, but the US stopped the recount for which the FL State Supreme Court ordered (how to conduct elections are a "states right") handing the election to Bush. A subsequent recount by the NYTimes showed Gore actually won. But the corrupt Supreme Court is another story
Daniel Lewinski
01:43:50
the US Supreme Court stopped . . .
Yvonne Brandon
01:44:28
Good point on positivity, Cindy. Thank you for that perspective on RCV.