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Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
21:15
If you don’t know the indigenous land where you reside on, you can look it up here: https://native-land.ca/
Diane Gordon
21:33
Mercer Island is on Duwamish land.
Max Bauman
21:39
https://regenerationinternational.org/regenerative-farm-map#
Marge Lofstrom
21:50
Marge Lofstrom
Jacqueline (Jackie) Boss
21:52
I Happily Enjoy Living in Samish & Swinomish Lands
Linda Bock
22:16
Linda Bock from Sammamish former lands of the Stillaguamish, Duwamish, and Coastal Salish
Roy Pardee
23:37
Cindy needs to get one of these: https://pi-hole.net/
Nancy Street
23:49
Nancy Street lives on Spokane land
Norm Conrad
24:03
Upper Skagit Tribes, Mount Vernon
Linda Brewster
24:19
Chimakum and Coast Salish land (port Townsend)
Norm Conrad
25:07
The judges are getting quite a lot of additional evidence re: the quality of the actions, intent.
Roy Pardee
30:47
that was walked back I thought?
Carol Sullivan
39:22
Am I right in thinking that the WA State LWV map did put Latino voters in Yakima area into one district?
Norm Conrad
40:24
Both the Dem maps do that for Yakima, but only one does the same for the Colville.
Nancy Street
48:00
Turning Point USA was active at EWU and WSU in 2020.
Dwight rousu
49:24
Happy hour needs Bacardi
Linda Brewster
49:54
:-)
Roy Pardee
50:37
<3 popular.info
David Gordon
50:45
why is it in banks' interest for people to cheat on taxes?
Nancy Street
52:36
Do Cantwell and Murray take money from Big Pharma?
Carol Sullivan
54:52
Over $600,000 each time Advisory Votes appear on the ballot. All for nothing . . . .
Roy Pardee
56:00
Looks like Murray takes significant $ from pharma: https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/patty-murray/summary?cid=N00007876&cycle=2022&type=C
Linda Brewster
56:02
NANCY i BELIEVE SO BUT YOU CAN CHECK AT OPENSECRETS.COM
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
56:09
• ACTION NEEDED for WA Redistricting: PLEASE EMAIL THE COMMISSION!o Can you take 1 minute to email comment@redistricting.wa.gov with the following message? Step 1: Pick a Subject Line - or write your own• All Maps Should Comply with the Voting Rights Act• Commissioners Fain and Graves Must Comply with the Voting Rights Act• All Commissioners Should Have VRA-compliant Maps• Commissioners Shouldn’t Violate the Voting Rights Act• The Voting Rights Act Isn’t Negotiable
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
56:19
 Step 2: Pick a Message - or put it in your own words• Hello,My name is []. I’m a resident of Washington state and I’m calling on all commissioners to publish maps that comply with the federal Voting Rights Act. Specifically, all commissioners should draw a VRA-compliant, majority-Latino CVAP district in Yakima and Central Washington. The Commissioners have a historic opportunity to allow communities of color across Washington state to obtain fair representation and elect candidates of their choice. Latino communities in Yakima especially have been underrepresented for decades. This is a chance to give fair representation to those communities for the first time in the state legislature.
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
56:28
• Hi there,My name is []. I’m a resident of Washington state and I’m calling on all commissioners to publish maps that comply with the federal Voting Rights Act. Specifically, all commissioners should draw a VRA-compliant, majority-Latino CVAP district in Yakima and Central Washington. Commissioners should be accountable to taxpayers and not risk handing them a bill for a pending lawsuit if they don’t create maps that are legally binding. If the Commission is to draw illegal maps, it would not only waste our tax dollars but damage public faith in our independent redistricting commission process. The responsible thing for the Commissioners to do is draw legal, VRA-compliant maps.
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
56:35
• Dear Commissioners,My name is []. I’m a resident of Washington state and I’m calling on all commissioners to publish maps that comply with the federal Voting Rights Act. Specifically, all commissioners should draw a VRA-compliant, majority-Latino CVAP district in Yakima and Central Washington. Don’t let Yakima become a point on the map for a voting rights lawsuit again. The people in the Yakima valley deserve a chance at fair representation.
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
57:14
https://freedomtovoteactions.org/
Linda Brewster
57:17
Excellent Cindy!
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
58:21
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Dwight rousu
01:02:50
Whether large or small groups are better may depend on the subjects du jour.
Roy Pardee
01:03:19
Yep, I agree w/Dwight
Nancy Street
01:04:45
People in prison are people. Shouldn't they vote?
Norm Conrad
01:04:48
It's SUPPOSED to be us. But for a variety of reasons, that isn't what actually happens these days, according to a few studies comparing what the big majorities of what the people want done vs. what gets passed in Congress and state legislatures.
Linda Brewster
01:06:27
Reagan's "I am from the government and I am here to help you...." became the death knoll...
Ken Dammand
01:09:13
Has anyone come across a credible estimate of the total expenditure on political campaigns at all levels in 2020?
Norm Conrad
01:12:02
Trump and W, and Reagan and Nixon ALL worked to sabotage agencies' ability to do their jobs and the CPB to change the way news is reported on PBS.
Dwight rousu
01:12:35
Unions can be a counter force against disinformation.
Nancy Street
01:14:21
Sorry I have to leave for a school board meeting.
Linda Brewster
01:15:28
Message will come from cindy@fixdemocracyfirst.org
David Gordon
01:17:10
one person joked that Murray is a full time campaign fundraiser who moonlights as a US Senator
Norm Conrad
01:17:34
Hey Dwight, Is that your RX7?
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:17:43
Open Secrets - https://www.opensecrets.org/
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:18:01
Follow the Money - https://www.followthemoney.org/
David Gordon
01:19:56
thank you, Cindy! Have to run...
Linda Brewster
01:25:10
DemocracyNow today...
Roy Pardee
01:25:56
what's the name of the lawyer Dan's talking about?
Norm Conrad
01:26:14
Steven Donziger
Roy Pardee
01:26:23
thanks!
Daniel Lewinski
01:26:28
Steven Donziger
Max Bauman
01:29:42
https://youtu.be/2TSB5YQqDiYI’m pretty sure this at least relates to Reagan’s role in that.
Dwight rousu
01:29:58
duckduckgo might go better places than google
Dwight rousu
01:30:44
"Run government like a business". Businesses are a dictatorship...
Dwight rousu
01:32:04
Air traffic controllers were just the start....
Roy Pardee
01:35:19
got to run--thanks Cindy & all!
Linda Bock
01:36:12
I have lost audio; has anyone else also lost audio?
Dwight rousu
01:36:45
If you want more zooming, the Meaningful Movies is having their annual awards meeting tonight at 7. meaningfulmovies.org
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:37:09
Thanks Dwight! I’m headed there right after this.
Dwight rousu
01:39:24
Unfortunately, you cannot win elections without big money
Dwight rousu
01:43:30
make the money in politics be money directed by citizens. You cannot remove the need for money to run for most offices, but vouchers or viable publicly funded elections seem to be a first issue.
Dwight rousu
01:47:02
And lots of corporations are international now.
Max Bauman
01:51:03
https://www.fanfiction.net/u/7789442/TheUnknownLegion
Barbara Hill
01:51:10
Thank you Cindy!