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Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
19:30
If you don’t know the indigenous land where you live, you can look it up here: https://native-land.ca/
Linda Bock
20:09
Sammamish, Coastal Salish, Duwamish, Stillaguamish
Michael Otten
20:21
Mike from Susquahana land in New York
Alpana Banerjee
21:07
Alpana—-WA
Jeremy C
21:57
Vancouver, WA Hello!
Jim Lazar
22:29
Olympia, Squaxin and Nisqually.
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
24:16
Hi Cindy. I’m not sure if it’s only my connection, but you’re vocals are REALLY choppy
David Gordon
24:37
Cindy's audio is clear for me
Daniel Lewinski
24:38
Cindy is coming through clear here
Linda Brewster
24:59
And she's clear on mine as welll
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
25:13
Thanks David and Daniel. I’ll drop-off and re login
Jim Lazar
25:19
They wanted Republicans to vote on Tuesday, and Democrats to vote on Wednesday. 😉
Jeremy Street
27:41
All those that believe the elections are not fair should not vote and not honor any result, if they follow the logic!
Daniel Lewinski
29:11
The United States has an egregious record of separating Native children from their families to destroy their culture
David Gordon
30:14
What do Natives want in the Supreme Court case?
Jim Lazar, Olympia
32:36
And one billionaire donated his entire company, $1.3 billion, to the Federalist Society PAC
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
32:54
Billionaires are sloppy
Dwight Rousu, Redmond, WA
33:42
And also dark foreign money...
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
34:13
We can give LOTS that will move the needles in way that the people who’re hired to serve billionaires don’t know how to move the needle
Janine
35:13
If your WA legislator is NOT a co-signer on HJS 48, which supports a constitutional amendment on reversing Citizen's United, then you should be pressuring them. Marilyn Strickland is NOT a co-sponsor, and she needs to explain why not. Pramila Jayapal is the sponsor (Seattle), and four other WA legislators are as well.
Dwight Rousu, Redmond, WA
35:30
Stand by for the money still to flow into Georgia for the senate runoff
Rich Stevenson, Proactive Voter Movement, USAIVA
35:36
Louisville, KY. Can't Vote!! Can't Contribute
Rich Stevenson, Proactive Voter Movement, USAIVA
36:41
11 !! Equal Political speech Amendment. My Issue, top of the list.
Janine
36:43
Sorry HJR 48, (not HJS)
Daniel Lewinski
37:36
Not only is it foolish, isn't it illegal?
David Gordon
38:15
why would Manchin say that? Is he observing some companies not asking for something and he is telling them they should ask?
Daniel Lewinski
38:34
I mean not in the sense that its illegal for corporations to give money to politicians, it's that they have a fiduciary responsibility to only to so in order to have benefits (payback) from doing so.
Dwight Rousu, Redmond, WA
38:47
People with families and average incomes cannot afford to run for office without going broke.
Janine
38:53
Delbene, Schrier, Smith and Kilmer are co-sponsors on Jayapal's HJR 48.Speak up to your U.S. legislator!!
Arnold Byron -- Mount Vernon
39:11
What percentage of that money goes to wages for everyday people who are working on campaigns, to printing companies and the media advertising industry?
Jim Lazar, Olympia
39:52
Heidi Perez Gluesenkamp is a rare exception: a working class woman still leading in the 3rd CD race. 52:47 as of now on SOS site
Christy Bear
40:34
;-) Marie Perez Glusenkamp
Dwight Rousu, Redmond, WA
41:29
I thought it was Marie Glusenkamp Perez
Janine
41:37
YAY! It will be amazing to flip this seat :-)
Jim Lazar, Olympia
42:21
Yes, Marie. Sorry. If she wins, I'll happily call her "Representative."
Jeremy Street
43:30
Nancy had a LTE published in a newspaper to which she didn't send itl Yikes!
Christy Bear
43:54
@Dwight - whoops, it is Marie Glusenkamp Perez in CD-3!
Libby Carr
44:19
Cindy -
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
44:52
Events:Meaningful Movies Project 2022 Awards Ceremony - Nov 10th @ 7 pm PT - https://meaningfulmovies.org/events/meaningful-movies-project-awards-ceremony/Indivisible Eastside - Speaker: Dr. Maya Carey, Research Analyst Southern Poverty Law Center – Nov 13th @ 3 pm – Register @ https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtceuhrDgoEtIiVTLfQRHFTQZaJX_8cQwtSave the Date! Democracy Lobby Week 2023 - https://lwvwa.org/page-18629/12967035
Libby Carr
45:03
Can we announce about Meaningful Movies Award Night is this Thursday - tomorrow at 7:00 PM.
Jim Lazar, Olympia
45:22
If we're being picky about spelling, here's how her name shows on the SOS site: Marie Gluesenkamp Perez
Libby Carr
45:33
I'm on their board and want lots of people to show up. It's FREE
Janine
46:12
Ok, since we're getting technical about our NEW REPRESENTATIVE (hopefully) in CD 3, this is her actual name, with accents and 'e's included:Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
46:43
o DONATE to Fix Democracy First or Fix Democracy First Education Fund @ https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donate
James Gillis
48:14
Quick question if we donate to Fix Democracy First does that money get counted as "money in elections" meaning does it get counted in the $16.7bn?
Jim Lazar, Olympia
49:36
vote.wa.gov
Dwight Rousu, Redmond, WA
52:20
georgea has 4 weeks to the next vote that decides the runoff
Michael Kenig
52:22
GA 12/06
Janine
52:29
it's votewa.gov
Kathryn Lewandowsky
52:55
There just aren’t very many people in that large red area.
Joanna Cullen
54:16
How are they looking at Boebert in Colorado? She is just barely behind in a red district.
Deborah Olive
54:43
What is the impact of gerrymandering?
Janine
57:20
Michael Moore was right!!
Joanna Cullen
57:25
I hate to mention it. Sarah Huckabee first woman governor in Arkansas
Kathryn Lewandowsky
57:31
Yes! Michael was!
David Gordon
57:46
what did Moore say?
Janine
58:47
He's put out over 40 daily emails telling us that Abortion will get the People to the polls, and it did.
Janine
59:41
Younger voters, most likely.....
Kathryn Lewandowsky
01:00:18
He spent the last 41 days writing a daily message about why he felt that there would not be a red wave but rather a blue tsunami.
Dwight Rousu, Redmond, WA
01:00:37
Moore was right about Trump in 2016 and right in 2022
Kathryn Lewandowsky
01:00:48
Did the RCV measure in Seattle pass?
David Gordon
01:00:52
well, there was not a blue tsunami, was there?
Linda Brewster
01:01:07
nOT LOOKING GOOD FOR rcv
Joanna Cullen
01:01:49
RCV more popular than approval. At the moment "no" change is ahead of "yes" change. yes
Kathryn Lewandowsky
01:02:04
Actually, I think it was a huge statement against Trump and his right wing politics!
Janine
01:02:14
He qualified that....he mostly said it would get many people to the polls (with hopefully a blue tsunami....but not necessarily)
Linda Brewster
01:02:22
cOMPARED WELLL WITH APPROVAL VOTING BUT DIDN'T GET THE SUPPORT FOR CHANGE IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Kathryn Lewandowsky
01:02:43
Rats!
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:03:14
Thanks Cindy! Here’s the most recent update on the wins for RCV around the country:
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:03:18
https://fairvote.org/preliminary-results-in-alaskas-rcv-elections-november-2022/
Jim Lazar, Olympia
01:04:13
In the 3rd CD, Clark HAS reported today and Cowlitz HAS NOT. It will be a little less blue later today.
Jim Lazar, Olympia
01:06:39
42nd LD was 3 R's six years ago, and appears to be 3 D's next year. I do not miss Doug Ericksen, and will not miss Simon Sefzik who was appointed to replace him.
Jim Lazar, Olympia
01:08:16
Win a plurality. FIrst past the post. Don't have to win a majority. With Top 2, the only difference is the write-ins, but, for example, one can win with 49.8% if there are a few hundred write-ins.
Kathryn Lewandowsky
01:09:43
I think I remember that he holds both positions. County council and Leg rep.
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:10:10
@Cindy, do you think the “yes’s” might win?
Kathryn Lewandowsky
01:10:39
How much left to count?
Kathryn Lewandowsky
01:11:46
Why do so many people continue to want to do the same thing over and over and expect different results.
Linda Brewster
01:12:14
The operational definition of insanity!
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:12:18
@Cindy, if you want 90% voting, help us back Compulsory/Universal Voting
David Gordon
01:12:50
@Guy: is there a movement for compulsory voting? Could you share some information about that, please?
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:13:13
@David Gordon . . . .Yes!
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:13:17
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6970415072439320576/
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:14:01
@David, I’d love to connect you to the national leaders in the compulsory/universal voting movement
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:14:26
We’re not far from moving the needle on that issues - nationally
Julie Martinson
01:14:37
Loved Fetterman’s and Maxwell Frost
Dwight Rousu, Redmond, WA
01:14:50
PA vote was also a vote against Oz
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:15:20
@Jeremy C, what’s your last name?
David Gordon
01:15:52
@Guy: I'm at dgordon562@gmail.com Do you have a pdf of the book or slides or anything?
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:16:32
@David Gordon - yes - I don. guy.cammilleri@calrcv.org
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:16:46
I have a TON of stuff that will help you
Kathryn Lewandowsky
01:17:10
I have to run. Thanks for all everyone does here.
Karen Austin
01:17:13
Fetterman won because he went and talked to people in EVERY county! He was personable, approachable for people to identify with. I don’t think his win would have been possible without the boots on the ground.
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:17:14
And TONS of stuff from FairVote, DemocracyRising, and More Equitable Democracy
Kathryn Lewandowsky
01:17:34
We have a non functional government!
Dwight Rousu, Redmond, WA
01:19:34
If we control the Senate, judges can be confirmed who are not problematic
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:19:36
@Kathryn Lewandowsky - we ARE in charge of making gov’t more functional. I’m looking forward to connecting w/you
Jeremy C
01:20:45
yes! exactly!
Tim White
01:20:51
Rural and blue collar Mason County (Shelton) is very red—mostly voted R yesterday.Mason County Auditor has been hotly contested Stop the Steal insurgent vs mainstream Dem incumbent.7 vote difference! (updated 5:32 just now):12,361 Paddy McGuire (D)12,368 Steve Duenkel (R)Incumbent Democrat McGuire—like Republican Auditor Greg Kimsey in Clark Co—holds that WA elections are solid as-is, no changes needed.
Suellen Mele
01:20:56
Rep Joe Fitzgibbon has been a Representative in the state House since 2011 and has chaired the House Environment and Energy Committee since 2015. He’s not on the King County Council. (Perhaps you’re thinking of Councilmember Joe McDermott?)
Bob Findlay
01:21:28
Tim Ryan
Bob Findlay
01:21:32
a privilege!
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:21:36
@Libby, you’re amazing. Yes, let’s chat. @Tim Ryan
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:21:44
626-827-2798
Dwight Rousu, Redmond, WA
01:21:47
Some of the republicans who were MAGA and lost were supported in the primary by progressives so a klutz would be the republican candidate
Linda Brewster
01:22:22
Terribly disappointed re Tim Ryan!
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:22:35
@Libby, yes, yes, yes. @Cincy, WE are in charge of Congresss
Jeremy Street
01:23:16
Lee Summers , Democratic Socialist won in PA. She is a great speaker.
Janine
01:23:52
We have to keep supporting Stacey Abrams nationally, until she GETS ELECTED!! Nobody deserves it more than her.
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:24:12
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David Gordon
01:24:29
Actually it is Sommer Lee, isn't it?
David Gordon
01:24:52
She was the best news of the evening to me
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:25:15
Y’all are amazing. Y’all know that we are now preparing for November 2024, right?
Dwight Rousu, Redmond, WA
01:25:32
Warnock not Warlock... ;-)
Jeremy Street
01:25:40
Yes. Got the names mixed up Summer Lee, I believe.
Janine
01:25:46
Walker is such an idiot and a JERK
linden Bentley
01:25:54
I understand the Georgia legislature reduced the time between election and runoff—I believe to 4 weeks putting it at Dec 7 I believe.
Jeremy C
01:26:16
yep dec6
Jim Lazar, Olympia
01:26:39
Stacey Abrams lost because her opponent got more votes than she did. While I'm sad, it's better way to lose than the way that Al Gore lost in 2000.
Janine
01:27:29
Her opponent 'got more votes' because Georgia has led the voter suppression efforts in our nation.
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:27:50
The 2022 Cycle has done what it’s going to do. Fun to chat about it. A great Wed night happy hour. What shall we do to win 2024?
linden Bentley
01:27:58
Dec 6
Jeremy Street
01:28:01
Read that we are still seeing the Southern Strategy with the loss of Beto, Stacey.
Christy Bear
01:29:06
GA voter suppression at work, and apparently large numbers of white males didn’t opt to vote for Stacy.
Janine
01:29:08
When you see the stories of how difficult and oppressive it is for voters of color just to get to the polls and not have their ballots fraudulently invalidated....you see why Kemp is winning. It's absolutely corrupt
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:29:47
So many raised hands. Lovini’ this
Janine
01:30:23
Kemp is only being 'elected' by TRULY fraudulent means
Nancy Anacker
01:30:24
The term is "All hat and no cattle" and he is.
Bob Findlay
01:30:40
Abrams loss was disappointing though I did not find it surprising. I was extremely disappointed with reelections of DeSantis in FL, Abbot in TX and Stitt in OK, these people will absolutely feel empowered and emboldened to curtail human rights, nod, wink and dogwhistle hate speech, etc etc
Linda Brewster
01:30:54
In Seattle for example in the Kshama Sawant race, the progressive vote came late and pushed her to victory...
Libby Carr
01:32:13
LINDA Brewster - Is Shama winning or losing?
Janine
01:32:41
Not running right now...this was a past race.
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:32:52
y’all realize that we’re POWERFUL
Jeremy Street
01:33:40
Great book to read - How Civil Wars Start and how to Stop Them by Barbara F Walter.
Julie Martinson
01:34:22
Michigan women rocked the whole vote in their state!
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:34:47
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David Gordon
01:35:14
If I remember, Louisiana voted *overwhelmingly* to continue slavery with prisoners. True?
Janine
01:35:31
Worst voter suppression in the nation
Janine
01:35:42
VIA Kemp himself
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:36:08
Amen @ Jeremy Street; a little background on that book:
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:36:14
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6910304277102030848/
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:38:36
Hi Friends. For future meetings, can you add your last names? Some of you just show up as “Janine”, etc. It would be nice to be more connected and help each other with reform in our various states
Bob Findlay
01:40:44
fairness doctrine
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:41:16
@Norm, we agree, that will backfire
Linda Brewster
01:42:16
We were all prepared to be very depressed. And I think a little depression is appropriate still. Like how could some of these races be up for question??????
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:42:53
@Jim, I agree. I’m sensing this group falls “left of center” relative to US politics. If that’s is indeed the case, we can all go to sleep well tonite.
Jeremy Street
01:43:06
Agreed, Linda. We didn't have many wins over here in the Spokane area.
*Guy Cammilleri, CalRCV.org, Los Angeles 90065
01:43:33
That being said . . . . we ALL have a shit ton of work to do between now and 2024
Jeremy C
01:43:53
yeah Spokane is pretty red
Jeremy Street
01:44:31
We had nonstop ads for CMR and Tiffany.
Arnold Byron -- Mount Vernon
01:44:52
If Perez wins as congressperson Washington State will have gained one more Democrat to Congress. New York is said to have lost Democrats to Congress.
Jim Lazar, Olympia
01:44:53
Anderson's own contributions to candidates in the past elections, according to PDC data, were about 98% to Democrats. A few bucks to moderate R's. She was probably more of a D than Hobbs.
Bob Findlay
01:45:04
Nonstop ads for Smiley in Seattle too, not sure what that says...
Jim Lazar, Olympia
01:45:22
I thought that Inslee appointed Hobbs to get him out of the way from blocking his electric vehicle agenda as chair of transportation.
Bob Findlay
01:46:09
Never heard that Jim!
David Gordon
01:46:09
anyone wants to help GOTV for Warnock, contact me for letter writing: dgordon562@gmail.com
Nancy Anacker
01:46:23
Thanks!