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Democracy Happy Hour - Shared screen with speaker view
JAY JOHNSON
15:54
Joan Baez - Birmingham Sundayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ0y-vO9QLE
Cindy Black
17:48
If you don’t know the indigenous land where you reside on, you can look it up here: Native Land - https://native-land.ca/
Donna Cohen
19:43
Donna Cohen, Civics for Adults, Portland! www.civicthinker.info
Linda Bock
19:47
Linda Bock from Sammamish, former lands of the Coast Salish, Stillaguamish, and Duwamosh
Leona Hassing - Pasco
21:16
Leona Hassing - former lands of the Walla Walla, Palouse, Cayuse, and Umatilla.
Roy Pardee
21:37
fwiw, Word on my twitter feed is that this rally is likely to be a dud. Roger Stone et al are calling it a trap to be avoided
Robert Brown
21:40
I thought the leaders of this organized protest were scrapping that event and going to different localities, like Portland and Seattle.
Linda Brewster
21:41
Linda Brewster from the land of the Chemakum, Hoh and Quileute
Kathleen Gallagher
23:13
a riot by any other name is still a riot
Raul Norbe
23:14
Good AM. PM and Evening. Raul from the Philippines. Listening the info. Nice to learn. Thank you.
Roy Pardee
24:18
relevant editorial from Margaret Sullivan: https://www.washingtonpost.com/s/lifestyle/media/audit-pennsylvania-gop-inquirer-media/2021/09/13/660f0462-14b8-11ec-a5e5-ceecb895922f_story.html
Matthew Munsey
24:28
I wish they would not call them "audits" or even use that word. The Philadelphia Inquirer has announced they will not use that word for these sham "election reviews."
Matthew Munsey
24:38
+++++
Roy Pardee
24:41
hah--great minds!
Roy Pardee
26:48
Let's hope it's the climax...
JAY JOHNSON
30:03
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GBAsFwPglw
jeff e
31:52
https://www.acslaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Democratizing-the-Filibuster.pdf
Linda Brewster
37:17
Good idea not to judge based on shape! :-)
JAY JOHNSON
40:46
A Lobbyist And A Senator Walk Into A Restaurant ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy9_fsL6uS8
Cindy Black
44:11
 Pledge to Support Community-Led WA Redistricting Maps - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjS_COUv7ekwXIShQ0-lvrWD2ZMU5k4Z-0lVkFsmok6LzFHw/viewform
David Gordon
47:13
Do Cantwell and Murray need to be convinced to bote for the the Freedom to Vote Act?
Roy Pardee
47:17
Do we expect Murray/Cantwell to be luke-warm on Freedom To Vote?
Cindy Black
47:50
o Sign the petition: Urge the Senate to pass John Lewis VRAA @ bit.ly/38qI0Zg
Dorene Carrel
48:46
PSARA is Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action.
Donna Cohen
49:21
Link to the Freedom to VOte Act?
Jennifer Calvert
49:26
Please put the donation link here…. Make it easy for me…
Cindy Black
52:16
Pledge to Support Community-Led WA Redistricting Maps - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjS_COUv7ekwXIShQ0-lvrWD2ZMU5k4Z-0lVkFsmok6LzFHw/viewform
Linda Brewster
53:19
https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donate/fdf
Cindy Black
53:33
• DONATE:o YO VOTE! - https://www.yo-vote.org/donateo Fix Democracy First - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donateo Donate $35 or more & receive a FREE copy of “Democracy Vouchers” by Tom Latkowski - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donate/book-fundraiser
Matthew Munsey
53:58
https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/e/4/e448657f-914b-43a3-9153-05cabfb31c76/68440D88BF5EF1F90133FCB5AD2865D9.freedom-to-vote-act-text.pdf
Barbara Klein
56:42
It also removes stipulation for Independent Redistricting Commissions.- But still strengthens against partisan gerrymandering.
Jennifer Hill
57:21
Yes-Election Day Holiday!!!
David Gordon
57:24
mail voting?
David Gordon
01:00:34
how about gun permits? (grin)
Roy Pardee
01:00:50
(I worked the polls @ Poulsbo for the 2020 election & we had provisional ballots to give ppl if needed, but I don't think we gave out a single one)
Dwight Rousu
01:01:30
Provisional ballots are common in some states that move voting locations shortly before an election to confuse voters into voting in the wrong old precinct.
Donna Cohen
01:01:31
Yay!
David Gordon
01:01:33
so what was removed from the For the People Act?
Donna Cohen
01:01:51
Ethics was removed, for one thing [big section]
David Gordon
01:02:14
what is an example of what was in the Ethics section?
Donna Cohen
01:03:21
Ethics is Division C in the text. https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1/text?format=txt
Roy Pardee
01:03:22
I'm curious about the campaign finance reform stuff
JAY JOHNSON
01:05:13
When will we AUDIT ELECTION FUNDING?
Donna Cohen
01:06:41
Election funding? Governments pay for elections...although in the last election some private entities helped funding things like offering a sports arena, or buying personal protective equipment, due to COVID>
David Gordon
01:07:08
here are some things that were in the old bill and missing from the new bill, I think: Sec. 8001. Short title.Sec. 8002. Restrictions on private sector payment for government service.Sec. 8003. Requirements relating to slowing the revolving door.Sec. 8004. Prohibition of procurement officers accepting employment from governmentcontractors.Sec. 8005. Revolving door restrictions on employees moving into the privatesector.Sec. 8006. Guidance on unpaid employees.Sec. 8007. Limitation on use of Federal funds and contracting at businessesowned by certain Government officers and employees.
Roy Pardee
01:07:37
amazing that should be necessary
Roy Pardee
01:10:14
that puts me in mind of the "democracy dollars" program that Seattle put in place--would that be an innovation qualifying for the funds?
Donna Cohen
01:10:22
So, new equipment for counting Ranked Choice Voting?
Barbara Klein
01:12:30
It's pretty good on gerrymandering, but it does not require an Independent Redistricting Commission.
David Gordon
01:13:20
so perhaps if a state has 40% republican, but only 20% of districts are republican, it would considered Gerrymandered?
Roy Pardee
01:13:53
conceivably, yes
Daniel Lewinski
01:14:41
Will lawsuits hold up the implementation of the Freedom to Vote Act?
Donna Cohen
01:14:47
Great job, Cindy!! Thanks so much.
Roy Pardee
01:14:57
Yes--bravo Cindy!
Lin Crowley
01:15:04
Great job, Cindy!!
Joe Mallahan
01:15:07
Great presentation, Cindy! Thanks. Gotta log out. Joe Mallahan
jeff e
01:16:09
One potential fillibuster solution https://www.acslaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Democratizing-the-Filibuster.pdf
jeff e
01:16:29
How to get there is the hard part
jeff e
01:16:57
Thank you for the great info, Cindy
Cindy Black
01:17:03
o Call your Senators: 1.888.453.3211 - Tell them to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, Freedom to Vote Act & Washington, D.C. Admission Act, , plus address the filibuster.o Call the White House: 1.888.724.8746 - Tell the President to use his power to push the Senate to pass these bills, plus address the filibuster. (The comment line is open Tues-Thurs, 8 am – 12 pm PT.)
Barbara Klein
01:19:51
Terrific work.
Barbara Hill
01:20:54
Cindy - Thank you for the great presentation! And thanks Linda for your backup support!
David Gordon
01:20:57
thanks so much Cindy! bye