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Democracy Happy Hour - Shared screen with speaker view
Leona Hassing - Pasco
11:38
Umatilla, Walla Walla, Palouse, Cayuse tribes
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
12:41
If you don’t know the indigenous land where you reside on, you can look it up here: https://native-land.ca/
Carol Sullivan
13:02
Coastal Salish
Nancy Street
13:28
Spokane
Joann Roomes
21:02
The title of the film concerning Stacy Abrams, please?
Roy Pardee
25:20
I think this is it @Joann:
Roy Pardee
25:22
https://www.bravenewfilms.org/suppressed
Chris Mason
26:51
Looks like there is another movie:All In: The Fight for Democracyhttps://www.amazon.com/All-Fight-Democracy-Stacey-Abrams/dp/B08FRQQKD5
Joann Roomes
27:54
Thanks for all the titles/sources.
Dwight Rousu
36:43
Friend who was interested in running up from Everett said he could not run and feed his family
Dwight Rousu
39:40
Local news, AND national progressive web news...
Dwight Rousu
41:54
Young voters unfortunately have a low percentage turning out to vote...
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
43:53
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Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
44:02
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Kathryn Rood
46:14
she is muted
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
52:59
Washington for Equitable Representation - https://representingwa.org/
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
53:07
Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8XOZJkozfI
Barbara Klein
01:01:50
It might go unsaid, but STV (Single Transferable Vote) in the video is another name for Proportional Ranked Choice Voting.
Lisa Ayrault
01:02:46
Thank you Barbara! Yes, a bit of jargon!
Evan
01:03:19
Right, which is different from ranked IRV (Instant Runoff Voting)
Kit Muehlman
01:06:39
Is it possible to get Proportional Ranked Choice Voting in Washington before our next redistricting? What would it take?
David Addicott
01:06:50
I saw in the footnote that for the Senate it would require a constitutional amendment—is there a movement for this?
Barbara Klein
01:07:57
yay Lisa. Final Five, not Top Two.
David Addicott
01:09:30
To clarify; the STV or RCV for US Senate it would require a constitutional amendment. Is this on the immediate horizon?
Walter Jorgensen
01:09:33
Can you discuss proportionate representation
Roy Pardee
01:11:50
So changing WA Senate elections would require a WA constitutional amendment, but the US Senate elec
Roy Pardee
01:12:06
tions don't require an amendment, right?
Kit Muehlman
01:12:28
Great math mind, Ken!
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:13:00
No, a constitutional amendment would be for changing the redistricting commission, but not for changing how we vote. We could change the way we vote via legislation or a ballot inititative.
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:13:27
Does that answer your question Roy?
Kit Muehlman
01:13:28
Tweak the Vote, entertaining podcast! https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/tweak-vote
Chris Mason
01:15:26
Video on fractional transfers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNxwMdI8OWw&list=PLxW1b5v_sbMZYenOmFjp950oY9Zo7i8t6&index=2
Carol Sullivan
01:15:43
Are WA state tabulation machines able to handle PR or RCV? Or will we need all new machines!
Kit Muehlman
01:17:10
Video for tabulating Proportional RCV with sticky notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNxwMdI8OWw&list=PLxW1b5v_sbMZYenOmFjp950oY9Zo7i8t6&index=3
Barbara Klein
01:18:12
Please repeat the name AND website for the WA organization working on Equitable Representation.
Chris Mason
01:18:27
http://representingwa.org/
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:18:31
Washington for Equitable Representation - https://representingwa.org/
Kit Muehlman
01:27:41
Arnold Byron, Here’s the long answer to your question about other voting methods in the study by LWV in 2000 https://www.lwvme.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/lwvwa_evaluation_of_major_election_methods.pdf
Durga she/her Tri-Cities
01:27:47
Isn’t the baked in racism precisely the point?
Chris Mason
01:28:26
https://apps.leg.wa.gov/billsummary/?BillNumber=1156&Year=2021&Initiative=false
Kenia Peregrino
01:28:28
yes
Kenia Peregrino
01:29:42
Reclaiming representation for communities of color and minorities that historically have not been represented in our legislative bodies
Nancy Street
01:31:28
On another topic: In Spokane there are three huge billboards sponsored by the Spokane GOP: One says First Black Congressman was a Republican. Another says First Female Congresswoman was a Republican, and the Third says Republican Party was Formed to end Slavery.
Durga she/her Tri-Cities
01:31:32
It’s beyond overdue. I’m completely in support of RCV- just saying it’s always been that way in the US and will remain that way unless ripped out of the control of the GOP. Their entire objective is to keep discriminating.
Chris Mason
01:33:11
National bill to change the House of Representatives changed to use Proportional RCV:https://www.fairvote.org/fair_rep_in_congress#why_we_need_the_fair_representation_act
Dwight Rousu
01:33:26
RCV should allow more voice to minority opinion groups within each party.
Dave Heller
01:33:33
Multi-Seat RCV will transform our political system better than any other reform we could make… it would completely emasculate gerrymandering!
Chris Mason
01:34:06
Here is how WA would look under the Fair Representation Act:https://fairvote.app.box.com/v/FairRepWashington
Dwight Rousu
01:36:40
Goldbar and King County?
Dave Heller
01:36:53
The League of Women Voters (National) has endorsed The Fair Representation Act
Julie Martinson
01:37:22
Albany CA is one mile square.
Kit Muehlman
01:38:08
Yes, Dave, little Goldbar, Wa passed a resolution in favor of the Local Options bill. They could use it for mayor.
Dave Heller
01:38:25
SF passed RCV in 2002 but it wasn’t implemented until 2004
Barbara Hill
01:38:30
KUDOS to the City of Albany!
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:40:04
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Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:40:10
*on
Barbara Klein
01:40:18
Correction, the national LWV has NOT endorsed the Fair Representation Act. They have endorsed the Freedom to Vote and John Lewis VRAA but not the FRA. YET!!
Dave Heller
01:40:45
The delay for SFRCV was due to the need for software and Secretary of State certification… now all voting equipment has the capability to use RCV
Durga she/her Tri-Cities
01:40:59
Who has to get to yes to make it so in WA?
Linda Bock
01:41:37
Excellent program tonight....Thanks to al who presented
Nancy Gill
01:41:52
How would the districts be defined and who decides?
Durga she/her Tri-Cities
01:42:02
I have another meeting and have to leave. Thank you so much Kenia and Lisa for sharing your info with us /
Chris Mason
01:42:06
Under the voting rights act of WA, I believe you can only file a lawsuite based upon Race. You cannot use any other identification as a reason to claim a lack of representation.
Kenia Peregrino
01:42:24
thanks for joining everyone
Barbara Klein
01:42:46
Great work!
Barbara Hill
01:43:05
Thank you Kenia, Lisa, & Cindy!
Kenia Peregrino
01:44:03
Email: team@representingwa.org