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Democracy Happy Hour - Shared screen with gallery view
Johanna Baxter
17:42
Hi, I’m Johanna, please call me hannie. I am from South Colby, WA.
Anne Engstrom
17:47
Anne Engstrom Seattle Citizens Climate Lobby
Alisha Victorine
18:10
Durga- Try Cities WA
Linda Bock
18:36
Linda Bock rom Sammamish, former land of the Coast Salish, Duwamish, and Stillaguamish
Leona Hassing
19:30
Leona from Pasco, Umatilla, Yakima. _
Amber Oosting
19:47
Amber from Spokane
Dave Heller
19:55
I’m from NY, working on Ranked Choice Voting for my State, particularly interested in Multi-Seat RCV/Proportional Representation
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
20:08
If you don’t know the indigenous land where you reside on, you can look it up here: https://native-land.ca/
Kathleen Gallagher
20:53
Suquamish
Roy Pardee
21:02
Also Suquamish
Joann Roomes
21:04
Joann from Whidbey Island, traditional and ancestral home of the Coast Salish people, especially Lower Skagit
Kathryn Lewandowsky
21:20
Kathryn from Arlington, On lands originally cared for by the Stillaguamish, Sauk-Suiattle and Tulalips!
Dwight Rousu
23:03
fraudit
Norm Conrad
24:48
The Hatch Act requires that one do no campaigning while on official duties and/or property.
Kathryn Lewandowsky
41:45
Maybe a Sham?
Kathryn Lewandowsky
43:48
Personally, I feel it was pretty inconsiderate to the League of Women’s voters who went all out encouraging participation from the public.
Kathryn Lewandowsky
44:19
They basically did their public meeting behind closed doors.
Kathryn Lewandowsky
47:00
Wow!
Roy Pardee
47:21
still seems crazy they tackled infrastructure before voting rights...
Kathryn Lewandowsky
50:52
I feel that it should be changed to county lines and the number of Reps dependent on the population. And using proportional representation.
Pia Kanistros
53:06
Bottom line they are trying to cheat to win by any means they can
Norm Conrad
54:12
Most conservative among very conservative courts over the last 40+years
Dwight Rousu
55:41
They are not "conservative", they are radical right
Linda Brewster
56:32
Dwight is right!!! (That has a certain ring to it, doesn't it?)
Pia Kanistros
56:32
ABSOLUTELY, ETHICS, INTELLIGENCE, HISTORY AND PYSCH TEST BEFORE CONGRESS AND SUPREME COURT
Linda Brewster
01:01:13
Damn there needs to be a thumbs down reaction option~!
Linda Brewster
01:02:01
I've had to stop using the angry emoji on FB and stick to capital letters!
Dwight Rousu
01:05:48
Former Peace Corps Volunteers are politically active too..
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:06:05
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Dwight Rousu
01:13:10
Unions tend to move some voters' opinions, and unions have been in serious decline
Dwight Rousu
01:15:12
many churches have moved to the gospel of prosperity, rather than causes of people an ethics. Trends the break us up.
Pia Kanistros
01:15:20
They people in the know about their professions are being challenged by people who know nothing about there subject despite presenting correct info
Linda Brewster
01:15:36
That gospel of prosperity is horrifying to me!!!!
Anne Engstrom
01:16:09
Wanted to hear more about redistricting. We get a lot of news and don’t care to be lectured at for an hour. Sorry
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
01:16:41
@Anne - We will be discussing redistricting at length next week.
Kathryn Lewandowsky
01:17:16
Gotta run to another meeting. I’ll try and make it next week!
Nancy Street
01:19:17
Maybe it was a protest.
Pia Kanistros
01:21:28
I am wondering about the craziness about masking and vaccination denials and then city and business are getting rid of them. In our state the number is going up with winer coming and people being indoors what is going to happen. Nobody is listening. Healthcare people are being threatened too besides school system. Our state ( Ohio is going down the tubes with the Rep. legislators. Just did away with necessity of canceled weapon license. Want to do what Texas is doing with abortions. People to rat on others for money.
Amber Oosting
01:22:14
The right of a student to refrain from participating during the Pledge is part of Washington’s law governing school districts. RCW 28A.230.140 says that school boards “shall cause appropriate flag exercises to be held.” It also explains that an “appropriate” flag exercise is one where student participation is voluntary:Those pupils so desiring shall recite the following salute to the flag: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Students not reciting the pledge shall maintain a respectful silence.
Yvonne Brandon
01:22:23
Trump has made the Am Flag a hate symbol.
Pia Kanistros
01:23:13
same here isn Ohio Walt- “WE THE PEOPLE” They talk about their rights but they want to deny others rights
Pia Kanistros
01:24:50
we need to bring back “Civics and Social problems” in schools
hannie (she/her)
01:26:05
Max: Thank you for sharing that.
Robert Brown
01:26:16
Civics could easily be a semester course in a high school to prepare kids for citizenship. I had a course in modern problems which functioned in part as a civics course.
Amber Oosting
01:26:28
Thank you for sharing that Max, you’re absolutely correct
Aisha Sial
01:26:29
yes thank you, Max
Pia Kanistros
01:26:43
I had that class in High School back in 1970’s
Robert Brown
01:27:07
I describe it from the late 60’s.
Pia Kanistros
01:27:55
That’s like saying it is OK
Pia Kanistros
01:28:39
A lot of those churches should lose their tax exempt status
Max Bauman
01:29:01
I think this video eloquently puts across that very same sentiment in a truly cogent way most can relate to.
Max Bauman
01:29:03
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daf9cayc8BM
Amber Oosting
01:29:06
Yes! Absolutely 100% Pia.
Pia Kanistros
01:29:21
They need to have a classes on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence and what they all mean
Pia Kanistros
01:30:07
Just because the wave the flag doesn’t mean they get it!
Pia Kanistros
01:31:26
That is because they refuse facts and rely on misinformation and believe disinformation
Amber Oosting
01:31:41
Our educational system needs a complete overhaul or restructuring at minimum. Our math system alone is far behind many developed countries
Pia Kanistros
01:32:34
They act like America only belongs to them. The elected officials are to represent everyone but they don’t. They try to get their followers to look at the most extreme right with fake info
Pia Kanistros
01:33:20
Healthcare has been weaponized-
Pia Kanistros
01:33:48
Amber so does healthcare- Total mess and broken
Amber Oosting
01:35:20
Yeah unfortunately we are at then point where every system is failing. Education, health care, political systems, infrastructure. All of it needs to be torn down and rebuilt at this point
Dwight Rousu
01:36:29
The united states of oligarchy
Pia Kanistros
01:37:20
Your right Dwight!
Pia Kanistros
01:37:59
The population don’t want to think for themselves. They need problem solving and critical thinking skills
Christy Bear
01:40:26
This is why School Board elections are so important
Nancy Street
01:40:37
See my LTE in the Spokesman Review;https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/nov/07/teach-by-example/
Pia Kanistros
01:41:05
The Infrastructure building is critical- We are getting further and further behind and not progressing like we should be a dears in the world. If everything is falling down we cannot survive. Power and greed in the hands of a few is disgusting and will be our downfall. Hey most of the people are experiencing climate change destruction just ignore it
Dwight Rousu
01:41:28
The press in in the constitution, schools were not
Pia Kanistros
01:41:43
Let the guns nuts then carry those weapons that they used in 1776
Pia Kanistros
01:42:33
people need to learn to discuss and compromise so that each gets a little of what they want
Pia Kanistros
01:43:43
The problem is that some of those people deny the facts. That is what is hard to deal with
Amber Oosting
01:44:16
Unfortunately since almost l forms of our media have been bought and sold, so now we have no idea what sources are legitimate
Pia Kanistros
01:45:11
if you aren’t educated then you cannot understand the problem
Pia Kanistros
01:46:31
Need Universal healthcare- No healthcare should rely on you having a job. Covid exposed that.
Pia Kanistros
01:48:27
Ohio Redistricting went to hell
Amber Oosting
01:48:32
This was amazing! Thank you all!