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Democracy Happy Hour - Shared screen with speaker view
Floyd Kershner
16:12
Floyd Woodinville
karen frances
16:12
Bernie Sanders on floor of Senate today - 20 minutes of most informative statement of support for Dem's COVID stimulus.
AL Walker
16:16
Lynnwood AL Walker
David Gordon
16:18
david Gordon, Fremont, seattle
VICTORIA WOLFF
16:20
Vici in Portlandia
Ron Leslie
16:24
Ron Leslie Shoreline WA
Jennifer Calvert
16:27
Spokane Valley
dwight Rousu
16:35
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
Pamela Ng
16:37
Pamela N Seattle
Darrell Johnson
16:43
Hi All. Darrell Johnson. Fox Island
myrna B
16:44
Myrna from Kirkland
Dan Lewinski
16:45
Dan Lewinski, Stanwood, WA
Leona Hassing
16:47
Leona from Pasco
Norm Conrad
16:48
Norm Conrad -- Mt Vernon
sue langhans
16:52
Sue Olympia
Rebecca Wolfe
16:55
Greetings from Rebecca in Edmonds
Kira Sorensen
16:56
kira, seattle
Libby Carr
16:57
Libby Carr, Songaia Community in Bothell.
Barbara Klein
17:00
Barbara Klein, Oregon
Wendy Gelbart
17:04
Wendy Gelbart Bellevue
Cindy Madigan
17:35
Cindy Madigan, Bellingham
Tom Slyter
17:36
Tom Slyter PCO 257th precinct 26th LD Port Orchard
Ann Donahue
17:37
Ann Donahue, Spokane, uucs
Rosanne Petersen
18:01
Hi All, Rosanne from Vancouver
Max Bauman
19:50
Hello?
David Gordon
20:01
some Democrats have tried for years to make illegal economic protest against Israel
Pamela Ng
20:02
with citizen united and the revolving door, US corruption had become LEGAL!!
dwight Rousu
21:03
Opposing all protests is partly the fruit of right wing press giving biased pictures of Seattle protests as antifata riots...
Rebecca Wolfe
21:52
Jason, thank you for being such a great co-host!
alex koplin
22:01
hello from alex in Homer Alaska
Pamela Ng
23:20
AZ is regressing! arrrgh!
AL Walker
23:30
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.
Susan Fleming
23:33
Significance of filibuster and exactly how it works
Tom Slyter
23:44
Here in Washington HB 1377 is being introduced to eliminate mail in balloting!
Aruna Bhuta
24:04
Cindy, how can such legislation be introduced?
Rebecca Wolfe
24:27
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!
Pamela Ng
24:36
stopHB 1377!
AL Walker
26:04
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.
Cindy Black
26:58
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/
Pamela Ng
27:40
hello, Jack
Cindy Black
28:35
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
karen frances
28:45
Sanders' speech on Senate floor today spoke to our corrupted democracy as hamstringing governance by and for the people.
Cindy Black
29:05
tvw.org
Barbara Klein
29:19
nice to see all the sponsors
Cindy Black
30:40
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
AL Walker
32:12
Who represents the non-incumbents in the Washington State Redistricting Commission?
Cindy Black
34:16
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
alex koplin
39:37
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.
Cindy Black
40:56
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/
Cindy Black
41:30
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
Terri Bates
42:39
unfortunately have to go, will catch up later. great info and action items
Cindy Black
46:00
cindy@fixdemocracy.org
dwight Rousu
46:24
Could states independently adopt provisions that are in HR1, for the current redistricting?
Jason Sears
46:38
Here's the Eastpoint documentary on Ranked Choice Voting: https://vimeo.com/431992925?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=69a4107e-a07b-43bf-8e35-c3e2e2db34f9
Cindy Black
47:09
https://www.c-span.org/video/?476214-1/senator-bernie-sanders-challenges-president-trump-voter-fraud-transfer-power-comments
Darrell Johnson
50:32
Here’s a wonderful read on American history/politics.
Barbara Klein
50:37
I've heard American Nations recommended about 8 times, must be good.
Darrell Johnson
51:04
Oops. . . “American Nations”. By Colin Woodard
Alice Woldt
53:26
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?
Tom Slyter
54:53
Is there anything to the founding fathers concerns about the Tyranny of the Majority and protecting minority voices with the filibuster?
Jason Sears
55:18
^ ^ I'm curious about that as well
karen frances
56:50
CORRECTION: Here is Sanders' Senate debate speech YESTERDAY 2/2 in Senate - Sanders speaks for the first 25 minutes:
karen frances
57:00
https://www.c-span.org/video/?508519-9/senators-sanders-graham-wyden-budget-resolution-covid-19-relief
dwight Rousu
01:01:39
The statistics on the use of the filibuster do not include the issues never brought to the floor because a filibuster was anticipated.
Cindy Black
01:03:31
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
Cindy Black
01:03:58
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
Cindy Black
01:04:09
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
Darrell Johnson
01:04:44
The filibuster is not a dichotomous decision. There are many alternatives.
Pamela Ng
01:05:03
possible breakout rm subject: solutions to eliminate or limit filibuster.
Libby Carr
01:05:30
Let
Jeff Bialer
01:05:42
Have to get a solution that Joe Manchin (D-WV) has to agree with.
Libby Carr
01:05:59
Let's have a chat breakout group on Civic Education again. Libby Carr
AL Walker
01:07:13
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.
AL Walker
01:08:04
2020 Biden 81million votes2020 Trump 74million votes
Jeff Bialer
01:09:15
McConnell will get rid of the filibuster as soon as it serves him.
alex koplin
01:09:50
I would like to be in a small group talking about the filibuster
Cil Pierce
01:10:36
Just for a counter balance, I very much agree with David Gordon's comments!
dwight Rousu
01:11:05
I read that no other country has a filibuster
dwight Rousu
01:12:32
The house does not confirm court appointees...
Barbara Klein
01:13:41
Was Krysten Sienema, AZ and she is NOT a conservative.
AL Walker
01:13:53
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.
Barbara Klein
01:14:41
Great info on Filibuster resources. Thanks.
Lainie Block Wilker
01:15:50
Thank you for an informative program! I need to leave now.
Cil Pierce
01:16:05
thanks, I've got to go. Appreciate all the thoughts!!
David Gordon
01:16:13
thanks, Cindy! have to go
Jennifer Hill
01:16:55
Thank you!!!
Rebecca Wolfe
01:17:16
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.
Rebecca Wolfe
01:17:46
PS — Listen for it. It’s awful!