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Bernie Sanders on floor of Senate today - 20 minutes of most informative statement of support for Dem's COVID stimulus.
Lynnwood AL Walker
david Gordon, Fremont, seattle
Vici in Portlandia
Ron Leslie Shoreline WA
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
Pamela N Seattle
Hi All. Darrell Johnson. Fox Island
Myrna from Kirkland
Dan Lewinski, Stanwood, WA
Leona from Pasco
Norm Conrad -- Mt Vernon
Greetings from Rebecca in Edmonds
Libby Carr, Songaia Community in Bothell.
Barbara Klein, Oregon
Wendy Gelbart Bellevue
Cindy Madigan, Bellingham
Tom Slyter PCO 257th precinct 26th LD Port Orchard
Ann Donahue, Spokane, uucs
Hi All, Rosanne from Vancouver
some Democrats have tried for years to make illegal economic protest against Israel
with citizen united and the revolving door, US corruption had become LEGAL!!
Opposing all protests is partly the fruit of right wing press giving biased pictures of Seattle protests as antifata riots...
Jason, thank you for being such a great co-host!
hello from alex in Homer Alaska
AZ is regressing! arrrgh!
Breakout room idea: How to pass HB1/SB1 For The People Act which helps more citizens vote. Should this be by itself, a stand alone bill, or part of a reconciliation (51 votes to pass)? A stand alone bill could be filibustered.
Significance of filibuster and exactly how it works
Here in Washington HB 1377 is being introduced to eliminate mail in balloting!
Cindy, how can such legislation be introduced?
WOW! Welcome, Alex! Spread the good word up there about the need to fix democracy so that we can protect our Constitutional system of democracy. Thanks!
Breakout room idea: FILIBUSTER: Let them talk and talk like "Mr.Smith Goes to Washington". No more 59-41, vote failed. How do we get the Senate to require talk and talk and talk day after day after day in order to filibuster.
State lawmakers make both voting easements and restrictions a legislative priority - https://thefulcrum.us/voting/voting-rights-legislation-2650170891Arizona GOP lawmaker introduces bill to give Legislature power to toss out election results - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/arizona-gop-lawmaker-introduces-bill-give-legislature-power-toss-out-n1256097Corporate America Reckons with Its Role Enabling Trump - https://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/corporate-america-reckons-with-its-role-enabling-trumpPause in Corporate PAC Spending Triggers Political Pushback - https://www.wsj.com/articles/pause-in-corporate-pac-spending-triggers-political-pushback-11612175400An Open Letter to Corporate America: Cease Political Spending Now - https://whistleblower.org/uncategorized/an-open-letter-to-corporate-america-cease-political-spending-now/
RANKED CHOICE VOTING FREES ELECTEDS TO SIDESTEP PARTY LOCKSTEP - https://www.sightline.org/2021/01/22/ranked-choice-voting-frees-electeds-to-sidestep-party-lockstep/HB 1156 – WA State Local Options bill – Hearing in House State Government & Tribal Relations scheduled on Monday, Feb 8th @ 1:30 pm - https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1156&Year=2021&Initiative=FalseAmanda Gorman is not only an inspiring poet, but a civic futurist - https://thefulcrum.us/civic-ed/amanda-gorman
Sanders' speech on Senate floor today spoke to our corrupted democracy as hamstringing governance by and for the people.
nice to see all the sponsors
League of Women Voters Washington: Civics education is crucial to making our democracy work - https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/jan/29/league-of-women-voters-washington-civics-education/Census delay sends redistricting ripples nationwide - https://www.rollcall.com/2021/01/29/census-delay-sends-redistricting-ripples-nationwide/The Gerrymander Battles Loom, as G.O.P. Looks to Press Its Advantage - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/31/us/politics/gerrymander-census-democrats-republicans.htmlBiden urged to create commission on trust in democracy - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/trust-in-democracyHow Cities Are Reimagining Our Democracy - https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/how-cities-are-reimagining-our-democracy
Who represents the non-incumbents in the Washington State Redistricting Commission?
How to Restore and Strengthen the Voting Rights Act - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/how-to-restore-and-strengthen-voting-rights-actAnnotated Guide to the For the People Act of 2021 - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/annotated-guide-people-act-2021The Peril and Promise of Redistricting Reform in H.R. 1 - https://blog.harvardlawreview.org/the-peril-and-promise-of-redistricting-reform-in-h-r-1/Transparency is for government. Privacy is for people. - http://www.unitedforprivacy.com/Oppose HR 1 Letter - https://unitedforprivacy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Oppose_HR1_S1.pdf
If we get rid of the filibuster- then HR 1 could pass-and we can get rid of the filibuster as long as we hold the majority in both houses.
Actions, Events & Links:Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour Topics:02/03/21 - The Filibuster02/10/21 - Democracy & Capitalism02/17/21 - Civic Education & Impact on Democracy02/24/21 - Redistricting & Gerrymandering (Might be canceled due to Democracy Lobby Week)Becoming a Democracy ROUND 2 w/ Kristin Eberhard – February 18th @ 6 pm PT - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H2Mp6r62S8qdzhRvY3adqgDemocracy Lobby Week – Feb 22-26: https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/events/democracy-lobby-week-2021“Dark Money” Film Discussion with Meaningful Movies at First Church – Feb 28th @ 12 pm PT: https://firstchurchseattle.org/events/meaningful-movies-dark-money/
Speak Up School series with Delta Gamma Kappa & LWV:• Redistricting 101 – March 2nd @ 6-8 pm PT -https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qcWptJGKQqa6UcoPyhnp9g• Orientation & Testifying Training – March 6th @ 9 am – 12:30 pm PT – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkcu2sqj8vGNRL11B5LHKr-pXfYXwmFSdy• Data Lenses – March 11th @ 6-7:30 pm PT – https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gAv2IfMXQPi-29H1iuX4_wFDF Donation Page - http://fixdemocracyfirst.org/donateFDF Events Page - Past Events- https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/events#past-events
unfortunately have to go, will catch up later. great info and action items
Could states independently adopt provisions that are in HR1, for the current redistricting?
Here's the Eastpoint documentary on Ranked Choice Voting: https://vimeo.com/431992925?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=69a4107e-a07b-43bf-8e35-c3e2e2db34f9
Here’s a wonderful read on American history/politics.
I've heard American Nations recommended about 8 times, must be good.
Oops. . . “American Nations”. By Colin Woodard
I urge you to sign in to the committee hearing on the Local Options Bill as pro. I don't remember the time limit for signing in. I know it's cut off before the hearing begins. Does anyone know the timing for signing in to the hearing?
Is there anything to the founding fathers concerns about the Tyranny of the Majority and protecting minority voices with the filibuster?
^ ^ I'm curious about that as well
CORRECTION: Here is Sanders' Senate debate speech YESTERDAY 2/2 in Senate - Sanders speaks for the first 25 minutes:
The statistics on the use of the filibuster do not include the issues never brought to the floor because a filibuster was anticipated.
The Filibuster Links:Filibuster – Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FilibusterThe origins of the filibuster—and how it came to exasperate the U.S. Senate - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/reference/united-states-history/origins-of-filibuster-united-states-senate/#closeThe Senate Filibuster Is Another Monument to White Supremacy - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/senate-filibuster-monument-white-supremacy/613579/Obama: The filibuster is a “Jim Crow relic” - https://www.vox.com/2020/7/30/21348382/obama-filibuster-jim-crow-relic-john-lewis-funeral-voting-rights'Kill Switch' Explores How Senate Minority Uses Filibuster To Protect Its Interests -https://www.npr.org/2021/01/12/956145713/kill-switch-explores-how-senate-minority-uses-filibuster-to-protect-its-interest
All the Lies They Told Us About the Filibuster - https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/all-the-lies-they-told-us-about-the-filibuster.htmlThe Impact of the Filibuster on Federal Policymaking - https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/reports/2019/12/05/478199/impact-filibuster-federal-policymaking/#Ca=3#Or=1#Pr=28#IA=RNumber of senate filibusters by minority party from 1917-2012, by party - https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/27yz6i/number_of_senate_filibusters_by_minority_party/What Democrats Can’t Do As Long As The Filibuster Remains In Place — And What They Can - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-democrats-cant-do-as-long-as-the-filibuster-remains-in-place-and-what-they-can/The Case Against the Filibuster - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/case-against-filibuster
Time to Deal with the Filibuster - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/time-deal-filibusterExplainer: what is the filibuster and why do some Democrats want to get rid of it? - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/30/what-is-filibuster-meaning-republicans-blocking-biden-agendaThe Decision That Will Define Democrats for a Decade - https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/01/democrats-biggest-decision-nuking-filibuster/617854/Say Goodbye to the Senate Filibuster - https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-01-25/senate-filibuster-is-on-the-way-outSenate filibuster fight cools for now, but battles ahead - https://apnews.com/article/politics-filibusters-kyrsten-sinema-joe-manchin-mitch-mcconnell-e2cc0c9fe29370b009277877604745e0
The filibuster is not a dichotomous decision. There are many alternatives.
possible breakout rm subject: solutions to eliminate or limit filibuster.
Have to get a solution that Joe Manchin (D-WV) has to agree with.
Let's have a chat breakout group on Civic Education again. Libby Carr
I believe our founders trusted the will of the people. So should we. Let the people vote. Let their elected leaders create bills and pass them.
2020 Biden 81million votes2020 Trump 74million votes
McConnell will get rid of the filibuster as soon as it serves him.
I would like to be in a small group talking about the filibuster
Just for a counter balance, I very much agree with David Gordon's comments!
I read that no other country has a filibuster
The house does not confirm court appointees...
Was Krysten Sienema, AZ and she is NOT a conservative.
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATESWe the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence[sic], promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Great info on Filibuster resources. Thanks.
Lainie Block Wilker
Thank you for an informative program! I need to leave now.
thanks, I've got to go. Appreciate all the thoughts!!
thanks, Cindy! have to go
PLEASE do not use the word, “Democrat,” as an adjective. Use the word,” Democratic” as in “She’s in the Democratic caucus.” The focus-group-oriented Republican Party determined that they would all say, “Democrat” when we should say “Democratic,” based on public acceptance of the word, “democratic.” See this history and explanation here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrat_Party_(epithet). We who are not Republicans have fallen into the trap. Let’s avoid it.
PS — Listen for it. It’s awful!