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Democracy Happy Hour - Shared screen with speaker view
Kathleen Gallagher
13:12
Suquamish; Silverdale
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
15:54
Here in Washington State and across the country, we are all on indigenous lands. I ask you to join me in acknowledging the native communities where you live, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations.If you don’t know the indigenous land where you reside on, you can look it up here: https://native-land.ca/
Linda Brewster
15:58
Linda Brewster from Coastal Salish and Chimakum land
Walt Boyes
16:37
Walt Boyes, Port Angeles
Linda Bock
16:49
Linda Bock, Coast Salish, Duwamish, Stillaguamish
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
16:52
Melvin Mackey - Vashon Washington - Sqababsh Land
Jeremy Street
17:08
Nancy and Jeremy Street - Spokane
Jacqueline (Jackie) Boss
17:12
Happy to live on Swinomish & Samish lands -Jackie Boss
Yvonne Brandon
17:32
Hi Everyone from Yvonne in Redmond.
Yvonne Brandon
18:08
Pence thinks he's running for POTUS in 2024.
Dwight Rousu
18:10
Dwight Rousu, Redmond, Coastal Salish
Dwight Rousu
19:20
McConnel just did not want republicans attacking other republicans. Wants republicans elected
nancy gill
19:25
nancy gill - living on the lands of the Cowlitz,Confederated Tribes of Siletz IndiansConfederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Barbara Hill
19:36
Hi everyone - Barb, sitting on Duwamish Coast Salish land
Roy Pardee
20:10
if only they were empowered to charge crimes!
Roy Pardee
22:37
(my eye-rolling is audible over here)
nancy gill
23:34
Heather Cox Richardson discusses and describe history. Recommend listening to her T and Th 1-2 on facebook
Roy Pardee
25:02
NARA recommended DOJ investigate this I believe
Linda Brewster
25:22
I think the opening divide has to do with some like Pencegetting prepared to run in 2024's presidential election. They have to create some air between themselves and Trump
Daniel Lewinski
26:53
Dan Lewinski - Stanwood - Tulalip, Skagit, Stillaguamish and Coastal Salish
Robert Brown
28:29
Robert Brown, he/hi/his, Fircrest, Puyallup tribal lands
David Gordon
28:41
how does eliminating mail in voting help Republicans? Anyone know?
Linda Brewster
30:01
People with less time on their hands (working folks often with more than one job and less free time) are more likely to use mail-in and to vote Democrat.
David Gordon
30:23
thanks, Linda. I suppose the same reason applies to early voting
Linda Brewster
30:44
Yup!!!
Robert Brown
31:08
On the topic of book banning and burning: Robert Reich delightfully noted that books on the hot seat get read even more. Apparently, Maus has returned to bestseller status. We know it is the wrong thing to do, but it has the opposite effect than intended, often.
Linda Brewster
31:54
In some states can you imagine to get a mail-in ballot (absentee voting) you had to get your signature notarized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah right especially during COVID!!!
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
32:42
Are ballot boxes secure from dropping flaming material in the deposit slot?
Roy Pardee
34:40
completely outrageous
Barbara Hill
35:00
Dispicable!
Roy Pardee
36:23
in WA you can always update your signature by filling out a new voter registration form
Norm Conrad
37:12
Wisconsin had one in which a man voted his late wife's ballot, claiming that she asked him to vote for her, got no prison time.Ann Coulter intentionally voted in a district she no longer lived in. No penalty of consequence.
Dwight Rousu
37:32
DeJoy is violating environmental policies by ordering ten years of gas powered postal trucks....
Rich Stevenson
38:31
Can't stay, going to pick up pizza for my brother. Will read the material later. Thanks Cindy. Rich S.
Yvonne Brandon
38:46
John Roberts has lost complete control of his court!
Dwight Rousu
39:21
Or pack the court
Roy Pardee
39:32
and Roberts wrote the opinion in Brnovich! They lost him!
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
40:24
We should ask congress to make 5 to 4 votes by the Supreme Court be treated the same as a tie.
Linda Brewster
42:57
What?? You mean require a super-majority or the 60 vute equivalent in the Supreme Court? :-)
Barbara Hill
43:29
Here, Here!
Walt Boyes
45:01
Enjoyed being here. Gotta run. Next week!
JP Shapiro
45:54
How about turning to the topic: reform of the Electoral Vote Act, issues, threats, opportunities ? That’s why I joined today
Dwight Rousu
46:25
Boeing PAC is still donating to insurrection Goppers
Linda Brewster
46:27
That will happen very shortly!
Kate Butt
47:10
Erik Prince is Betsy Devos' brother. Original CEO of Blackwater
Barbara Hill
47:33
Thank you Cindy for your wonderful coverage of the current news. So valuable!
Linda Brewster
48:01
Ya think it's about money???? :-)
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
48:33
Changing the Supreme Court to require at least a 6 to 3 majority would be like requiring a 52 to 48 majority vote in the senate.
Dwight Rousu
49:50
Congress critters can stop insider trading, they can make enough on lobbying after leaving office.
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
50:15
One vote changing sides should never change the outcome.
JP Shapiro
51:22
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/01/25/reforming-electoral-count-act-is-crucial-our-democracy-it-must-be-done-bipartisan-basis/
nancy gill
52:16
that’s wrong about media literacy. Washington has learning standards on media literacy. Retired elementary Principal .
Dwight Rousu
52:22
If the house RCV bill get through, is it still alive for the senate?
Walter Jorgensen
53:37
Should be.
Christy Bear
53:45
@JP Shapiro -discussion of electoral account act will start momentarily — main topic is always after current happenings
Carol Sullivan
54:08
The two RCV (Local Options Bills) are not exactly companion bills - the Senate had an amendment added, so if 1156 passes the HOUSE, the bill will go thru the Senate and 5584 will not. But it would be a huge step forward if 1156 gets the House Floor Vote!
Dwight Rousu
54:13
All genders: RUN
JP Shapiro
54:15
https://www.nytimes.cm/2022/02/05/opinion/electoral-count-act-congress.html
JP Shapiro
54:42
Good evening everybody
Jeanne Large
01:00:50
Sorry about the "hand up" Jeanne Large
Dwight Rousu
01:02:26
Lets continue to advocate for direct vote by the people to elect our president.
Linda Brewster
01:04:55
Amen to what Dwight urged!
Roy Pardee
01:08:04
hear hear!
nancy gill
01:08:44
where are we in WA legislature on ranked choice voting?
Roy Pardee
01:10:12
wouldn't ditching the electoral college require a constitutional amendment?
Roy Pardee
01:10:31
(leaving aside the state compact Cindy mentioned earlier)
Dwight Rousu
01:11:21
If the constitution is silent on an issue, it does not need to be ammended
Roy Pardee
01:11:21
you're blowing my mind...
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:12:12
National Popular Vote Interstate Compact - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Popular_Vote_Interstate_Compact
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:12:50
National Popular Vote - https://www.nationalpopularvote.com/
Roy Pardee
01:13:26
the EC was supposed to protect us from demagogues like trump!
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
01:14:24
The Electoral College also gives more power to small states.
Dwight Rousu
01:16:45
Make the Senate like the House of Lords, status, but no vote
Norm Conrad
01:16:54
No state should have more senators than representatives.
USAIVA, Rich Stevenson
01:16:59
Innovations needed? I think these three together would be good. http://cs2pr.us/hamco/usaiva#ProVot , Open Final Five Primary Elections, RCV General Elections, and vote from home, RCV, Ranked choice voting.
David Gordon
01:17:03
thanks as always, Cindy! Wonderful presentation!
Julie Anderson
01:19:43
I had joined tonight hoping that the focus was: “Voter Fraud vs. Election Fraud.” When will that topic be discussed? Did I miss it?
Barbara Hill
01:19:49
Yvonne, you are right! Talk positive about the current administration's accomplishments
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:20:24
@Julie - Sorry, we switched topics and I moved this up in our schedule. We’ll be doing that topic in a couple of weeks.
Robert Brown
01:20:47
Welcome, Julie. I don’t think that is the topic for tonight. Push it for next week.
Jeremy Street
01:21:42
Everywhere I look on the internet, ads come up opposing HB1671 and SB 5532 sponsored by Big Pharma. Any explanation? Is it happening on the West side?
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
01:22:17
The electoral college might be more fair if it were limited to the number of comgessional members in the House and the number of Senators were not counted (438 electors instead of 538).
Jeremy Street
01:23:39
Thank you for your comments, Yvonne. They are appreciated.
Julie Anderson
01:26:31
I’ll come back!
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:26:39
Thanks Julie!
Yvonne Brandon
01:27:27
#DemocratsDeliver video: Please "like" and "share.! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ChWif4Y0KdgIQzT6p9PVyaVNTeJ1c20S/view?usp=sharing
Denise Smith
01:30:18
Thank you Yvonne for sharing your link and thank you Cindy for a great meeting.
Dwight Rousu
01:30:23
Bad news is more likely to make the headlines
nancy gill
01:30:55
when GOOD news is making headlines, we’re in real trouble!
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:36:22
Ezra Klein's NYTimes Podcast with Columbia University Professor on how dysfunctional our Supreme Court is - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-jamal-greene.html
Arnold Byron, Mount Vernon
01:37:54
So much of this discourse against the good of liberalism began with Rush Limbaugh. and hat was 30 years ago. He taught hate for more than a generation.
Daniel Lewinski
01:38:14
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-jamal-greene.html
Yvonne Brandon
01:39:12
….Rush Limbaugh and with Neut Gingrich!
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
01:40:46
Let’s not forget that most conservatives also believe in democracy. They are not elected in proportion to their numbers in the Republican Party.
Jeremy Street
01:40:53
High Conflict by Amanda Ripley has invaluable suggestions about talking to your opposition.
Dwight Rousu
01:42:37
Make up for mislead family; love your liberal friends...
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:43:06
Malcolm Nance
Jeremy Street
01:43:33
Big mistake to humiliate people - cookies, deplorables, etc.
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:43:56
Braver Angels - https://braverangels.org/
Linda Brewster
01:44:32
Ken Dammand always has the best reading suggestions!!!
nancy gill
01:44:55
We’re all so quick to judge others…
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
01:45:07
Thank you Cindy