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Dwight Rousu
14:36
A dozen eggs on our democracy
Pat Dowden
17:13
in Seattle on Duwamish land.
Leona Hassing
17:19
Umatilla, Palouse, Cayuse. Walla Walla
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
17:43
Melvin Mackey — Vashon WA — Sqababsh/S’Hommish/Puyallup
Julie Caruso
18:46
beautiful Chumash land, CA, formerly was on beautiful Salish land, WA
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
18:48
Already passed in the Senate and re-written in the House and then back to the Senate.
Betsy Robins
19:35
Betsy Robins-Port Angeles-Elwha Clallam
Dwight Rousu
30:14
They did not have a platform last time
Pia Kanistros
34:27
yes yes yes! ohio
Pia Kanistros
35:05
Ohio leadership at the statehouse are corrupt
Pia Kanistros
36:39
Nazi behaviors ( bounty hunters)
Pia Kanistros
38:01
We need to get our Supreme Court to be term limits!
Pia Kanistros
41:23
and the political leaders are supporting and encouraging those people who support chaos
Bryan Callan
42:36
Sen Cantwell spoke on the floor yesterday
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
43:37
• Lobby Week 2022 w/ League of Women Voters of WA – January 24-27, 2022 - https://lwvwa.org/event-4596311
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
43:45
• DONATION Links:o Fix Democracy First or Fix Democracy First Education Fund - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donateo YO VOTE! - https://www.yo-vote.org/donate
Julie Martinson
45:54
I hope you’ll use ‘Democratic’ Party candidates, not Democrat Party. Language matters, esp. when creating images for Republicans.
Tish Levee
46:23
Agreed Julie Martinson
Pia Kanistros
48:25
BS
Yvonne Brandon
49:02
Sure, they don't!
Linda Bock
49:33
If you are not speaking, please mute yourself.
Robert Brown
50:02
Money from Russia was guided to the Trump campaign through the NRA, if I am not mistaken.
Pia Kanistros
50:23
free speech should be on individuals-not corporation Citzens United uses lies, special interest groups to seek power and get more money for themselves
Arnold Byron
52:53
Public Financing of campaigns is the democratic way.
Norm Conrad
52:54
The power given to corporations is the result of earlier Court decisions, from Buckley and Bellotti in the '70s and, in particular, the Santa Clara railroad cases in 1886.
Dwight Rousu
54:35
Plutocracy leads to kakistocracy
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
57:01
A constitutional convention might be very dangerous. Every state gets on vote. Wyoming and California have equal votes — One vote. A convention would have a majority of conservatives, who would want pass a “Balanced Budget” amendment.
Dwight Rousu
01:01:38
The right wing "Freedom Foundation" wants a constitutional convention because they think they can clearly control what gets changed. Have to fix democracy first before any constitutional convention.
Pat Dowden
01:06:11
whitehouse also wrote a great book: Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy
Alaska 101
01:06:32
Thanks Cindy for doing these events. Appreciate the format, information, and discussions.
Dwight Rousu
01:07:21
the federal society?
Barbara Hill
01:08:30
Yes, Dwight, I thing it was the "Federalist Society"
David Gordon
01:13:35
thanks, Cindy, for a great presentation and discussion.
Betsy Robins
01:14:04
Thank you, closed captioning typist!
Pat Dowden
01:14:47
thanks! have to hop off.
Julie Martinson
01:14:49
I am bothered by national polls influencing voters. How can we voluntarily be counted if we don’t answer phones anymore?
Julie Martinson
01:19:19
Thank you!
Julie Caruso
01:19:29
Thank you Cindy
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:19:37
• Lobby Week 2022 w/ League of Women Voters of WA – January 24-27, 2022 - https://lwvwa.org/event-4596311
Dwight Rousu
01:20:57
Any decent pollster will try to correct for non-answering phones, but the polls sometimes to not feature their adjustments nor their uncertainty bounds.
USAIVA, Rich Stevenson
01:25:38
Ken, Buckley v. Valeo in 1974 made speech money.; Tha is one source.of precedent.
Carol Sullivan
01:30:20
ACT via Zoom, LEV WA education session about legislative issues hosts Heather Trim, Zero Waste WA director, with consumer environmental legislation. The group meets 10 am Mondays, and meeting ID is 828 4147 9719, with 619917 as password. Not necessary to be league member. Following week, Jan. 31: Carbon Pricing Basics with Betty Carteret, Citizens Climate Lobby, Skagit County. Good information!
Cindy Madigan
01:32:40
ACT - Yes ^^ highly recommended!
Julie Martinson
01:34:37
Love Heather Trim!
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:35:04
ACT meeting ID is 828 4147 9719, Password: 619917 - Mondays at 10 am
Carol Sullivan
01:36:16
Heather Trim, as Julie M. noted, is a joy! She has such enthusiasm for all those trashy topics!
Libby Carr
01:38:03
Libby Carr, libbycarr007@gmail.com, 425-223-8556
Dwight Rousu
01:38:20
State Democrats Environmental Caucus meets tomorrow at 7... members, not general public.