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Democracy Happy Hour - Shared screen with speaker view
Linda Bock
09:01
Linda Bock from Sammamish, former lands of the Coast Salish, Stillaguamish, and Duwamish
Kathleen Gallagher
10:32
Suquamish
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
10:42
If you don’t know the indigenous land where you reside on, you can look it up here: Native Land - https://native-land.ca/
Diane Gordon
10:52
Duwamish
Jeremy Street
11:10
Nancy and Jeremy Street - Spokane
Leona Hassing
11:46
Walla Walla, Cayuse, Palouse, and Umatilla
Al Walker Suquamish
13:36
Suquamish
David Gordon
13:48
Oxfam was very unhappy that it wasn't higher than 15%
Kathryn Lewandowsky
15:16
Stillaguamish, Sauk-Suiattle and Tulalips
Linda Brewster
18:12
Chimakum and Coastal Salish
Robert Brown
21:08
The only way we can win in 2022 is if Democrats actually accomplish some things. That means passing HR-1, The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and both infrastructure bills which will demonstrate to citizens that Democrats deliver.
Norm Conrad
21:52
The partisan bungee cord will never let them vote for Democrats. As the time to actually vote becomes near, it tightens up and snaps them back into line and vote for the Republican candidate.
Robert Brown
22:34
From, that is why Democrats needs to get things done because it will excite our base.
Linda Brewster
23:40
Love that bungee cord metaphor if not the bungee cord itself!
Linda Bock
24:08
So do I.....
Norm Conrad
24:22
Exactly right, Robert. The failure of the Obama Admin to get really good things passed during his first year plus, is one of the main reason why the Dems were slaughtered during the 2010 midterms.
Robert Brown
25:11
That led to our lost decade. We can’t have that again.
Norm Conrad
25:14
And that is happening now.
Dwight Rousu
26:20
and eliminate the post office workers union, the biggest in the nation
Linda Brewster
26:35
It is also now about making vote by mail impossible..
Carol Sullivan
28:02
And of course, the Republicans are going to be sure Democrats have no successes to campaign on . . . they learned that lesson well.
Norm Conrad
28:27
The 2006 PAEA which put the 75 yr prefunding of benefits in force was the BIIIIG move in privatizing the USPS. And most Dems voted for it. Sen. Murray was a primary sponsor.
Linda Brewster
30:16
I didn't know that Norm Conrad!!! GRRRRRR!!!!
Jeff Bialer
31:10
NOT moderate Dems. Only Manchin and Sinema. Other moderates are on board foe election reforms.
Keitha Bryson
32:33
Keitha Bryson - Tumwater (Nisqually, Cowlitz, and Squaxin)
Jeff Bialer
32:59
Insurance companies will be wiped out by climate change (fires, flooding, etc.)
Dwight Rousu
33:35
insurance firms will raise fees, the people will suffer, not the insurance companies
Keitha Bryson
34:52
Great virtual presentation today by the Environmental Law Institute: The Constitutional Right to Save the Environment.
Linda Brewster
34:57
Dwight Rouso is right....
Juan Vega
35:00
From Juan Vega - Recently I sent a copy of Fix Democracy First's YO VOTE! project Values & Commitments to every Democratic U.S. Senator & U.S. House of Representative, but not one of them took the time to respond even though the project will greatly help Democrats to get elected. I also sent the same copy to every State of Washington Senator and House of Representative and none of them responded. But, recently I've received several ask letters for donations.
Linda Brewster
37:38
I have found this to be a particularly depressing two weeks in politics.
Norm Conrad
37:41
Juan, Not terribly surviving, is it?
Norm Conrad
39:24
surprising
Dwight Rousu
42:52
Yang declared himself leaving the Dem party, so rank choice voting could benefit
Pamela Ng
43:43
andrew young on Saturday: https://mobilize.us/s/VdZVOh/r
Robert Brown
47:23
Yang’s ideas have no home with Republicans. He, then, is a man without a party.
Dwight Rousu
48:53
How old can you be and still go YO?
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
49:13
• DONATE:o Fix Democracy First or Fix Democracy First Education Fund - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donateo YO VOTE! - https://www.yo-vote.org/donateo Defending Democracy 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony, November 10th @ 6 pm - Ticket & more info here: https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/event-pages/2021-virtual-awards-ceremony
Carol Sullivan
50:33
I’d like to suggest looking at your own address to see how each of the four commissioner’s maps have the 4LD and the 4 CD effect YOU directly. Then decide which map you favor. It is easy to submit comment. Check the LWV maps at lwvwa.org.
Alice Woldt
51:21
The Republican maps really divide up communities.
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
52:04
 Commissioners’ Proposed Maps:• Proposed Legislative District Maps Released by the commission - https://www.redistricting.wa.gov/commissioner-proposed-maps• Proposed Congressional District Maps Released by the commission – https://www.redistricting.wa.gov/proposed-congressional-maps
Alice Woldt
52:38
Testifying, sending letters, emails, phone calls make a big difference. If they don't hear, they follow their own instincts, which sometimes is not good.
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
53:12
o Defending Democracy 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony, November 10th @ 6 pm - Ticket & more info here: https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/event-pages/2021-virtual-awards-ceremony
Al Walker
53:22
Are the four maps different? I saw that there is a map under all four members of the Washington State redistricting commission. I assumed all four maps were the same. There is set for Congressional and Legislative.
Sherri Gangitano
53:48
Spokane County is going from 3 to 5 commissioners so that's changing the map
Alice Woldt
54:11
Every commissioner's map is different.
Robert Brown
55:12
Speaking of local redistricting: the 28th District has just gone all-Democratic. The Republican map changes make the district more Republican by adding some southern rural Pierce County areas. I don’t think Democrats benefit anywhere else from this change.
Juan Vega
55:57
no age limit
Dwight Rousu
01:01:22
Rich white males: get elected because of being rich? Get money out of politics
Dwight Rousu
01:05:06
which issues will be most helpful in getting elected? If elected, then can advocate for equity issues also
Dwight Rousu
01:08:57
Bellevue is almost 50% asian
Jeff Bialer
01:11:21
George Washington, elected in election from landowning males, was elected by bout 2% lf the population.