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Democracy Happy Hour - Shared screen with speaker view
Jason Sears
THank you!
Nancy Jenny
I’m in Mount Vernon on Coast Salish, Stillaguamish, Suak Seattle and Skagit lands.
Ron Leslie
Ron Leslie from Shorelne
Cindy Black
Interactive Map Reveals Which Indigenous Lands You’re Living On - https://mymodernmet.com/interactive-map-indigenous-lands/ - Native Land - https://native-land.ca/
Jennifer Karius
Cayuga Nation Ithaca NY
Dwight Rousu
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
Norm Conrad
Norm -- Mt Vernon, WA -- Upper Skagit tribes
Arnold Byron
Mount Vernon -- Upper Skagit Tribes.
Barbara Hill
Hi from Barb, Seattle, Land of Duwamish, Coast Salish.
Susan Lane
Susan Lane, Buckley WA, Muckleshoot Tribe
Carol Sullivan
Swinomish, Upper Skagit - Mount Vernon
Carol Sullivan
All On the Line
Dwight Rousu
Numbers of districts in WA will not change, but the boundaries of the districts are expected to shift.
Jennifer Karius
On top of it all…Inviting you for: Do We Have a Media Crisis? Core Factors & What We Can Do About It. Pls join but register in advance https://tinyurl.com/dowehaveamediacrisis
Ken Dammand
Live from the Tulalip reservation.
Deborah Olive
Deborah - Gig Harbor - Coast Salish, Puyallup
Dwight Rousu
Maybe need to migrate the idea of Charity Navigator to a PAC Navigator
Jeff Bialer
NATIONAL Constitutional amendment. Makes me nervous.
Jason Sears
Yay!! I've done that too! Rural/Urban convo
Barbara Hill
Kudos to Cindy & Jason!
Cindy Black
Democracy in the News Links:House Democrats pass D.C. statehood, launching bill into uncharted territory - https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-statehood-house-vote/2021/04/22/935a1ece-a1fa-11eb-a7ee-949c574a09ac_story.htmlWinners and losers from first release of 2020 census data - https://apnews.com/article/electoral-college-census-2020-government-and-politics-politics-86e1a31aeeea02004a3c71abd58097eeWashington grew but not enough to get another House seat, census figures show - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/washington-grew-but-not-enough-to-get-another-house-seat-census-figures-show/The 2020 Census Population and Apportionment Data, Explained - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/2020-census-population-and-apportionment-data-explained
Cindy Black
The Impact of Census Timeline Changes on the Next Round of Redistricting - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/impact-census-timeline-changes-next-round-redistrictingThe first redistricting lawsuits are here - https://thefulcrum.us/redistricting/redistricting-lawsuitsThe Republicans’ staggering effort to attack voting rights in Biden’s first 100 days - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/28/republicans-voter-suppression-biden-100-daysFlorida Senate advances bill that includes limits on voting by mail, drop boxes - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/florida-senate-advances-bill-includes-limits-voting-mail-drop-boxes-n1265365
Cindy Black
As Republicans Push to Limit Voting, Disagreements on Strategy Emerge - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/21/us/politics/republican-voting-laws.htmlThe Assault on Voting is an Assault on Local Democracy - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/assault-voting-assault-local-democracyA Democracy Crisis in the Making – REPORT - https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20688594/democracy-crisis-report-april-21.pdfCompanies That Back Voting Rights Receive Broad Public Support In New Poll - https://www.forbes.com/sites/edwardsegal/2021/04/22/companies-that-back-voting-rights-receive-broad-public-support-in-new-poll/?sh=65c4cdda6f0d
Cindy Black
Most Americans see voting rights as more important than election security - https://thefulcrum.us/congress/nbc-voting-pollManchin: Passing sweeping Democratic election bill 'on a partisan line' could spur 'anarchy' - https://www.foxnews.com/politics/manchin-democrat-backed-election-bill-warns-against-voting-changes-on-a-partisan-lineBlack Democrats urge party to shift its voting rights push - https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/22/black-democrats-voting-rights-484089Schumer: Senate deadline for voting rights bill 'probably by August or so' - https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/550185-schumer-senate-deadline-for-voting-rights-bill-probably-by-august-or-so?rl=1Democrats move to expand voting rights for felons - https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/550010-democrats-move-to-expand-voting-rights-for-felons?rl=1
Cindy Black
How a major election reform is upending the race for New York City's next mayor - https://news.yahoo.com/how-a-major-election-reform-is-upending-the-race-for-new-york-citys-next-mayor-175931732.htmlSalt Lake City is moving to ranked-choice voting this fall - https://www.ksl.com/article/50151203/salt-lake-city-is-moving-to-ranked-choice-voting-this-fallFEC explores measures to expose ‘scam PACs’ - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2021/04/fec-explores-measures-to-expose-scampacs/Supreme Court Wary of Donor Disclosure Requirement for Charities - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/26/us/supreme-court-charities-donors.html‘Donor Disclosure’ Chills Free Speech - https://www.wsj.com/articles/donor-disclosure-chills-free-speech-11619383972
Cindy Black
It may take a while, but elections and voting could be the force behind constitutional change - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/amending-the-constitutionHow Can America Depolarize? The Best 11 Ideas from Early 2021 - https://www.allsides.com/blog/how-can-america-depolarize-best-11-ideas-early-2021
Cindy Black
Actions, Events & Misc. Links:• Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour Topics:o 05/05/21 – John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Teach-in• Speak Up Schools - https://lwvwa.org/speakupo LWVWA Mapping Session – April 29th @ 5 pm PT - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrdOGvrj4vHdbp0sdzN4vZ2G9GFhaXLlRH• For the People Act Policy Panel – April 30th @ 6-7:30 pm PT - https://representsandiego.org/for-the-people-act-panel-discussion-h-r-1• Depolarizing Within – Standard (Western WA Alliance/LWV Snohomish County) – May 2nd @ 1-4 pm PT - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/depolarizing-within-standard-western-wa-alliancelwv-snohomish-county-registration-148268530165• John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day – May 8th – Votercades & Teach-ins - https://dfadcoalition.org/lewis-day/
Carol Miller
I predict the sham audit will be challenged and overturned. They’ve tainted the process, the guy in charge had a preconceived agenda and is supporter of Trump conspiracies.
Dwight Rousu
People have been flooding out of California
Fiona Murray
There is some independent audits happening
Dwight Rousu
Cost of living and raging fire dangers
Fiona Murray
I believe that there was something like a 6.5% increase in population in California, but that didn't overcome the population increases in other states
Jilda Nettleton
There were predictions that NY were going to lose 2 seats so this could have been worse.
Carol Miller
I understand they got approval for the audit from a judge.
Barbara Hill
I saw reports that approving officials had been threatened (if they didn't go along) and sheriffs testified that they had to have law enforcement parked in front of homes.
Fiona Murray
I believe Jayapal just introduced legislation to counteract the impacts of Citizens United
Deborah Olive
Excellent presentation, Cindy. I have to hop off early tonight.
Carol Miller
Thanks again! I’ve got to go.
Barbara Hill
Thanks SO much Cindy & all who shared! I'm going to go watch the pres.