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Deborah Olive
31:01
Deborah from Gig Harbor, WA
Nancy Erreca
31:01
Nancy Erreca - Port Townsend
Ron Leslie
31:03
Ron Leslie from Shoreline
Andrea doll
31:08
Andrea Doll, anacortes
myrna B
31:09
Myrna from Kirkland
Leona Hassing
31:13
Leona, from Pasco
Judy Garnett
31:17
Judy Garnett Burlington, WA
Mary Lou Johnson
31:20
Mary Lou Johnson, Spokane
Dorothy & Rick
31:26
Snohomish
Dorene Carrel
31:34
Dorene from Burien, WA
Linda Bock
31:40
Linda Bock from Sammamish
Edwyna Spiegel
32:12
Edwyna from mount vernon
Nickie Askov
32:39
Nickie Askov from Seattle South Lake Union
Paul Tabayoyon
32:58
Paul from Yakima, WA
Rebecca (RBG) Wolfe
33:04
Rebecca Wolfe — Edmonds, WA
AL Walker LYNWD
33:32
AL Walker - Lynnwood WA
Keitha Bryson
33:33
Keitha Bryson - Tumwater, WA
Carollynn Zimmers - Poulsbo
33:49
Jan 6th
Jennifer Calvert
34:18
Jennifer - Spokane Valley
Jacqueline Boss
36:00
Jackie Boss - Anacortes WA
Linda Brewster
36:27
Linda Brewster Port Townsend WA
Aruna Bhuta
37:24
Aruna Bhuta fromSpokane
Aruna Bhuta-Spokane
45:01
started on 12/14/20
AL Walker LYNWD
46:02
Georgia early voting runs Dec.14-31
Carol Sullivan Mount Vernon
50:05
Netflix from PBS: “College Behind Bars” - 4 part series - EXCELLENT! Well worth the time spent watching.
Carol Sullivan Mount Vernon
56:55
WA State LWVoters will be offering “Speak Up Schools” to help prepare people to testify or write testimony for the WA State redistricting commission. www.lwvwa.org for information. League also drawing redistricting maps to share with the commission. AND hosting “mapping parties” for different parts of the state so interested citizens like us can see what district looks like now, and we can have input into how it could improve. We know our own areas.
Aruna Bhuta-Spokane
57:11
where is Native American vote article published
AL Walker LYNWD
58:35
https://crosscut.com/politics/2020/12/shining-light-native-vote-data
Cindy Black
59:39
In the News & Protect the Results Updates:Interactive Map - Reveals which Indigenous Lands you’re living on - https://mymodernmet.com/interactive-map-indigenous-lands/ - Native Land - https://native-land.ca/Supreme Court dismisses bid led by Texas attorney general to overturn the presidential election results, blocking Trump’s legal path to a reversal of his loss - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-texas-election-trump/2020/12/11/bf462f22-3bc6-11eb-bc68-96af0daae728_story.htmlThe Electoral College vote was blissfully bureaucratic and boring - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/12/14/electoral-college-vote-was-blissfully-bureaucratic-boring/
Cindy Black
59:58
McConnell warns GOP off Electoral College brawl in Congress - https://apnews.com/article/mitch-mcconnell-gop-electoral-college-34fb478601b72b3e8049f12371670001Mitch McConnell begs Republicans to stop feeding the Trump beast - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/12/15/mitch-mcconnell-begs-republicans-stop-feeding-trump-beast/‘With reservations’: Trump voters grapple with Biden’s win - https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-voters-joe-biden-b2ab709f2ae8095cd586f20bcfce6627William Barr Is Out as Attorney General - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/14/us/politics/william-barr-attorney-general.html
Aruna Bhuta-Spokane
01:00:04
thank you!
Cindy Black
01:00:09
How Americans overwhelmingly rejected violence this election season - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/election-protests-in-americaGuess which states saw the most election disinformation in 2020 - https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/12/16/1014633/data-shows-swing-state-voters-more-local-disinformation/It’s Official: The Election Was Secure - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/its-official-election-was-secureGOP efforts to overturn election may do lasting harm to democracy, political scientists warn - https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/14/republicans-trump-election-democracy-texas-lawsuit/
Cindy Black
01:00:20
Some GOP-Led States Defy Trump to Push for Expanded Voter Access - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-16/some-gop-led-states-defy-trump-to-push-for-expanded-voter-accessElection Chaos Adds Fuel to Campaign for a National Popular Vote to Elect U.S. President - https://www.democracynow.org/2020/12/15/electoral_college_national_popular_voteTop WA elections official threatened, doxxed after challenging Trump campaign's election misinformation - https://www.kuow.org/stories/top-washington-state-elections-official-threatened-doxxed-after-disputing-trump-campaign-s-election-misinformation
Cindy Black
01:00:29
Congress bans anonymous shell companies after long campaign by anti-corruption groups - https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/12/11/anonymous-shell-company-us-ban/Wall Street donates millions to back Republicans in Georgia Senate race - https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/dec/15/georgia-senate-race-wall-street-donates-millions-back-republicansOpinion: Stop political spending by foreign-influenced U.S. firms - https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/12/15/opinion-stop-political-spending-by-foreign-influenced-u-s-firms/Seattle To Require Lobbying Group Registration, Disclosure - https://hosted.ap.org/article/8c8399b3ba0d2d864e9ea7c3cc2fc410/seattle-require-lobbying-group-registration-disclosureElection Commission Regains Quorum and Resumes Full Duties, Facing a Massive Backlog of Work - https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/12/election-commission-regains-quorum-and-resumes-full-duties-facing-massive-backlog-work/170680/
Cindy Black
01:00:40
Restoring the Right to Vote for People on Parole - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/restoring-right-vote-people-paroleMomentum builds for letting people vote while on parole - https://apnews.com/article/seattle-voting-rights-washington-elections-california-894655fd2131318c0a8afa50fee4afd0Voter turnout in 2020 increased the ballot initiative signature requirements in 10 states - https://news.ballotpedia.org/2020/12/15/voter-turnout-in-2020-increased-the-ballot-initiative-signature-requirements-in-10-states/Voting Laws Roundup 2020 - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/voting-laws-roundup-2020-0The Five Biggest Threats Our Democracy Faces - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/five-biggest-threats-our-democracy-faces
Cindy Black
01:00:49
Shining a light on the Native vote with data - https://crosscut.com/politics/2020/12/shining-light-native-vote-dataDemocracy on the Ballot 2020 - https://www.commoncause.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/DemocracyontheBallot2020v1.pdfBuilding and Maintaining a Diverse and Inclusive Congressional Office - https://be7d95bd-d6a0-4c77-8537-d360198e0018.filesusr.com/ugd/5956e5_2af49a41cfd442cc88ec72471413db45.pdfMoving Forward Together – A transpartisan agenda to rebuild trust and tackle American’s biggest challenges - https://environmentamerica.org/sites/environment/files/reports/Moving%20Forward%20Together%20USP%20EA%20FG%20Dec%202020%20final_0.pdf
Cindy Black
01:01:13
Supporting Georgia Senate Runoff Efforts:Call with the Stars – Phone banking for Georgia - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHUP4NlTugN9uQDMqdHwIR4G1LIvZkaRoB1iZX61-MDfzU5g/viewformNew Georgia Project - https://newgeorgiaproject.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer/Fair Fight - https://fairfight.com/Common Power - https://commonpower.org/
Nickie Askov
01:02:10
Our retirement community in Seattle wrote 880 postcards to Georgia through Reclaim Our Vote.
Jeremy and Nancy
01:02:43
Are you aware of the bomb threat in Spokane Democratic office?
Hannah Irish
01:07:41
I believe SCOTUS declined to hear that TX case, and it was about the EC vote, which has officially elected Biden, so I don't think we need to be concerned about that specific suit. And McConnell has reportedly convinced Senate Republicans not to join any of the House Republicans in challenging the congressional vote on Jan. 6
Carol Sullivan Mount Vernon
01:10:21
Re the two WA Reps joining in:
Linda Brewster
01:10:21
I think it was sedition! We are like the frog in the now boiling water!!
Carol Sullivan Mount Vernon
01:10:42
baa -Baa - BAA-D!.
Linda Brewster
01:10:55
We have dealt with so much S*** that we have become desensitized!
AL Walker LYNWD
01:11:08
To raise your hand in a ZOOM meeting press Participants below all the faces and pick the blue hand.
Mary Lou Johnson
01:11:37
I wrote Cathy McMorris Rogers. Her form response was - its ok if Trumps exhausts all his legal remedies. Not satisfactory in my estimation.
Martin Talarico
01:12:50
28th Amendment on what topic? ERA?
Martin Talarico
01:13:22
Great, Thank You!
Aruna Bhuta-Spokane
01:14:02
can we get more info about ms Keithas ?
Kathryn Lewandowsky
01:15:48
I agree!
Keitha Bryson
01:15:57
I will check with the Brooklyn Public Library to see if those two events were recorded. If so Cindy will be able to post them for us. I’ll let them know that we want to work with them on those town hall library events.
Tim White
01:19:48
“As we transition to a new administration, I still have strong concerns that we could be headed down a slippery slope: If the American people can’t have confidence that our elections are safe, fair, and constitutional, we will not keep our republic.”US Rep Dan Newhouse, WA-Sunnyside, 12-16-20 (today)https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/elections/newhouse-calls-biden-president-elect-even-while-repeating-unfounded-election-concerns/article_c0048d41-ad71-55c8-afa6-26405e95de42.amp.html
Norm Conrad
01:22:11
link to Nation article by Thom Hartmann https://www.thenation.com/article/society/conservative-talk-radio/?utm_source=Sailthru
Norm Conrad
01:23:34
Right-wing talk radio is the "gateway drug" to right-wing authoritarianism
Cindy Black
01:23:57
Democracy & the Courts:Trump And His Allies Have Lost Nearly 60 Election Fights In Court (And Counting) - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-election-court-losses-electoral-collegeSCOTUS Junking Trump's Election Lawsuit Shows Judicial Independence is a Necessity - https://thewire.in/law/scotus-donald-trump-lawsuit-india-supreme-court-judicial-independence‘The last wall’: How dozens of judges across the political spectrum rejected Trump’s efforts to overturn the election - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/judges-trump-election-lawsuits/2020/12/12/e3a57224-3a72-11eb-98c4-25dc9f4987e8_story.htmlLiberals Were Right to Fear the Supreme Court’s Election Intervention - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/12/scotus-texas-trump/617376/
Cindy Black
01:24:08
Assaults on the Courts - https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/strengthen-our-courts/promote-fair-courts/assaults-courtsThe Degradation of American Democracy — And the Court - https://harvardlawreview.org/2020/11/the-degradation-of-american-democracy-and-the-court/Our Courts Are a Growing Threat to Democracy - https://www.thenation.com/article/society/supreme-court-democracy-trump/The Courts v. Democracy - https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/10/19/the-courts-v-democracy/Preserving the Courts - A Comprehensive Review of How President Trump’s Attacks on the Courts Threaten Democracy - https://protectdemocracy.org/preserving-courts/Defining Democracy: Independent Judiciary - https://rdi.org/defining-democracy/2020/9/4/defining-democracy-independent-judiciary/
Cindy Black
01:24:21
Strengthen the Courts - https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/strengthen-our-courtsSCOTUS & the Federal Courts - https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/strengthen-our-courts/scotus-federal-courtsPromote Fair Courts - https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/strengthen-our-courts/promote-fair-courtsMaking the Supreme Court Safe for Democracy - Beyond packing schemes, we need to diminish the high court’s power. - https://newrepublic.com/article/159710/supreme-court-reform-court-packing-diminish-powerStrengthen the Courts - https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/strengthen-our-courtsSCOTUS & the Federal Courts - https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/strengthen-our-courts/scotus-federal-courtsPromote Fair Courts - https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/strengthen-our-courts/promote-fair-courtsMaking the Supreme Court Safe for Democracy - Beyond packing schemes, we need to diminish the high court’s power. - https://newrepublic.com/article/159710/supreme-court-reform-court-packing-diminish-power
Cindy Black
01:26:33
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Paul Tabayoyon
01:28:19
Other branches have forms of oversight
Martin Talarico
01:30:19
Thanks!