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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/
Ron Leslie
Ron Leslie Shoreline
Carol Miller
Carol, in Olympia Squaxin (spelling?) land.
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/
Norm Conrad
Norm in Mount Vernon, WA Upper Skagit Tribes
Jacqueline Boss
Swinomish & Samish Lands
Terri Bates
Terri in SE King County near the headwaters of the Cedar River, so at the intersection of Coast Salish Duwamish and Muckleshoot traditional lands
Terri Bates
helpful resource tracking all the state bills: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/state-voting-bills-tracker-2021
Linda Brewster
Thanks Terri Bates!!!
Alisha Victorine
TY for that link Terri
Dwight Rousu
Voter washing
Carol Sullivan Mount Vernon
Who is Nina Turner???? Not a mistype for Tina Turner, I’m guessing.
AL Walker Lynwd Tsimshianic
Be aware that Representative Greene (R-GA) used a firm that collects 80% of funds raised. The funds might be from conservatives who have given n the past. ProPublica source: https://www.propublica.org/article/how-josh-hawley-and-marjorie-taylor-greene-juiced-their-fundraising-numbers#1064210
Linda Brewster
Nina Turner was a State Senator in maybe Ohio or Illinois and a Bernie Sanders surrogate. Wonderful outspoken speaker!
Terri Bates
Turner is OH rep
AL Walker Lynwd Tsimshianic
Illinois State Senator Nina Turner was co-chair of Senator Bernie Sanders run for President in 2020.
Durga she/her/ella
She’s an awesome black leader from OH who campaigned for Bernie Sanders and acted as his surrogate
AL Walker Lynwd Tsimshianic
Correction OHIO State Senator Nina Turner.
Terri Bates
Durga she/her/ella
AL Walker Lynwd Tsimshianic
According to current Senate rules, if a Senate committee ties on whether to advance something or not, it heads to the full U.S. Senate.
Jennifer Hill
Nina Turner is running for Congress in the special election to replace Rep. Fudge who is now HUD Secretary-Cleveland area.
Linda Brewster
Thanks for that info on where she is running...
Carol Sullivan Mount Vernon
Although Alison said that any amount would be appreciated! So 25 +/- OK.
Cindy Black
• FDF Spring 2021 Online Auction – Now until April 25th https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=22798
Cindy Black
Actions, Events & Misc. Links:• Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour Topics:o 04/28/21 – Court Cases Impacting Democracyo 05/05/21 – John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act• Many Maps, One Voice – April 24th @ 4 pm PT https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9016173019023/WN_677ndhjWSBqmVqGhVNlTqw• FDF Spring 2021 Online Auction – Now until April 25th https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=22798• John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day – May 8th – Votercades & Teach-ins - https://dfadcoalition.org/lewis-day/• S.1 – For the People Act – Markup session on May 11th in Senate Rules - 8-8 committee and Republicans can block amendments. There will be another chance for amendments when S1 goes to the floor. - https://www.rules.senate.gov/
Cindy Black
Democracy in the News Links:Interactive Map Reveals Which Indigenous Lands You’re Living On - https://mymodernmet.com/interactive-map-indigenous-lands/ - Native Land - https://native-land.ca/Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death - https://apnews.com/article/derek-chauvin-trial-live-updates-04-20-2021-955a78df9a7a51835ad63afb8ce9b5c1Police in Washington who see fellow officer using excessive force must intervene, Legislature says - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/washington-legislature-passes-bill-requiring-police-officers-to-intervene-if-they-witness-excessive-force/Washington Legislature approves ban of open carry of guns at demonstrations, state Capitol - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/washington-legislature-approves-bill-to-ban-open-carry-of-guns-at-demonstrations-the-capitol/Washington state House approves capital gains tax bill - https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article250828484.html
Cindy Black
Research undercuts idea that changes to absentee voting in 2020 benefited Democrats - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/14/new-research-undercuts-idea-that-absentee-voting-changes-2020-benefited-democrats/The 2020 election still hovers over the Supreme Court with another pending Pennsylvania case - https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/17/politics/2020-election-supreme-court-pennsylvania/index.htmlMore voting curbs advance under the GOP whip in Arizona, Florida and Ohio - https://thefulcrum.us/voting-restrictionsMontana Democrats sue after GOP governor signs into law two bills restricting voting access - https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/politics/montana-democrats-lawsuit-governor-voting-bills/index.htmlThe next big voting rights fight is in Texas - https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2021/4/19/22374521/texas-voting-laws-sb7-hb6
Cindy Black
Senators Debating Federal Voting Laws Scrutinize Georgia Statute - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/us/politics/senate-voting-rights-georgia.htmlFaith leaders across US join in decrying voting restrictions - https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/faith-leaders-us-join-decrying-voting-restrictions-77148478White House appoints voting rights adviser in federal elections bill push - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/white-house-appoints-new-voting-rights-adviser-during-federal-elections-n1264579Biden’s Choice for Civil Rights Post Has Worked to Defend Voting Rights - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/14/us/politics/kristen-clarke-civil-rights.html
Cindy Black
House Panel Advances Bill to Study Reparations in Historic Vote - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/14/us/politics/reparations-slavery-house.htmlRestrictive Voting Bills Will Make Elections Easier to Hack - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/restrictive-voting-bills-will-make-elections-easier-hackU.S. sanctions Russia for 2020 election interference, SolarWinds hack - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-sanction-russia-alleged-election-interference-solarwinds-hack-n1264142Inside the GOP's tense fallout with the big business lobby - https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/19/politics/business-lobby-republican-lawmaker-breakup/index.htmlLawmakers Who Voted Against Certifying Biden’s Victory Saw Drop in Business Contributions - https://www.wsj.com/articles/lawmakers-who-voted-against-certifying-bidens-victory-saw-drop-in-business-contributions-11618595920
Cindy Black
Why Corporate America Opposes Voter Suppression - https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelposner/2021/04/14/why-corporate-america-opposes-voter-suppression/?sh=2445e3cb7163Companies Signing Voting Rights Statement Are Members of Anti–H.R. 1 Lobbying Group - https://prospect.org/power/companies-signing-voting-rights-statement-anti-hr1-lobbying-group/U.S. Chamber rewards Senators Manchin, Sinema for opposing Biden initiatives - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-chamber-backs-manchin-sinema-with-campaign-contributions-2021-04-15/Voting Rights Inspire Company Words While Actions Fall Short - https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/voting-rights-inspire-company-words-while-actions-fall-shortCompanies Who Want Everyone to Know They Support Voting Rights Don’t Actually Seem To Want To Expand Voting Rights - https://thebrick.house/companies-signing-voting-rights-statement-are-members-of-anti-hr-1-lobbying-group/
Cindy Black
Dozen Megadonors Gave $3.4 Billion, One in Every 13 Dollars, Since 2009 - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/us/politics/megadonors-political-spending.htmlGOP faces massive realignment as it sheds college-educated voters - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/gop-faces-massive-realignment-it-sheds-college-educated-voters-n1264425Opinion: Two stats show why Republicans are so fixated on suppressing the vote - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/21/why-republicans-fixate-suppressing-vote/Why Political Sectarianism Is a Growing Threat to American Democracy - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/us/democracy-gop-democrats-sectarianism.htmlRNC sets fundraising record in March in drive to retake control of Congress - https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rnc-fundraising-record-congress-senate-house
Cindy Black
Lawmakers break fundraising records to kick off 2022 cycle - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2021/04/fundraising-records-break-to-kick-off-2022-cycle/Small-dollar donors get behind headline-grabbing lawmakers - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2021/04/small-dollar-donors-q121-headline-congress/U.S. SUPREME COURT DONOR PRIVACY CASE COULD HAVE RAMIFICATIONS FOR DARK MONEY IN ELECTIONS - https://ritzherald.com/u-s-supreme-court-donor-privacy-case-could-have-ramifications-for-dark-money-in-elections/Republicans’ Criminalization of Protest and Cops’ Crackdown on Journalists Go Hand in Hand - https://newrepublic.com/article/162104/desantis-protest-riot-george-floyd-policeMost Americans want to end lifetime Supreme Court appointments for justices - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/most-americans-want-end-lifetime-supreme-court-appointments-justices-n1264423
Cindy Black
Opinion: Court-packing isn’t the right fix for our courts. Ending life tenure is. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/court-packing-isnt-the-right-fix-for-our-courts-ending-life-tenure-is/2021/04/09/482af550-994d-11eb-b28d-bfa7bb5cb2a5_story.htmlState Supreme Court Diversity — April 2021 Update - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/state-supreme-court-diversity-april-2021-updateKilling Our Climate A Primer on the Koch Network’s Impact on the Environment Through Dark Money, Deceit, and Disinformation - https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5400da69e4b0cb1fd47c9077/t/607dddf07855b675a00d58c1/1618861577297/UKMC_KillingOurClimate_April2021-2.pdfGerrymandering is like... really bad – Represent Us VIDEO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on1yMLMiIgc
Anne Watanabe
Amen Cindy & Max! We are evolving as a people, thank goodness.
Cindy Black
COMMISSIONER SOUGHT FOR SEATTLE ETHICS AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1of3w-Q8KAjHcJQ1QdAn-F-rwrBsqA5D7z1oPAroO-MY/editLocal & State Reforms' Impact on National Policy Links:Federalism — the Relationship between Federal and State Government - https://medium.com/@faizan81/federalism-the-relationship-between-federal-and-state-government-d9d8074edd75Factors That Influence Public Policy - https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_the-sustainable-business-case-book/s07-01-factors-that-influence-public-.htmlA History of Social Movements in the U.S. - https://www.thoughtco.com/social-movements-history-4109227
Cindy Black
Mapping American Social Movements - https://depts.washington.edu/moves/index.shtml7 Influential Protests in American History - https://www.ucf.edu/news/7-influential-protests-in-american-history/How the Civil Rights Movement Shaped Us - https://www.american.edu/media/news/20120220_1963_civil_rights_movement.cfmThe Decade in 11 Movements - https://prospect.org/civil-rights/the-decade-in-11-movements/The Strategy to End Corruption – VIDEO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTP4uvIFu5c&t=1sNine facts about state and local policy - https://www.brookings.edu/research/nine-facts-about-state-and-local-policy/What Is the Role of States in Evidence-Based Policymaking? - https://bipartisanpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/What-Is-the-Role-of-States-in-Evidence-Based-Policymaking.pdf
Cindy Black
How Do State‐Level Environmental Policies Impact the Voting Behavior of National Legislators? - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ssqu.12559How California is changing the US - https://www.bbc.com/news/business-457677365 Charts About Public Opinion on the Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court - https://www.kff.org/health-reform/poll-finding/5-charts-about-public-opinion-on-the-affordable-care-act-and-the-supreme-court/Seattle Democracy Voucher Program - http://www.seattle.gov/democracyvoucher‘Democracy dollars’ could pump millions of dollars of public funding into elections - https://www.azmirror.com/2019/11/01/democracy-dollars-could-pump-millions-of-dollars-of-public-funding-into-elections/
Cindy Black
‘Democracy dollars’ proposal looks to spread influence, participation in elections - https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2021/03/democracy-dollars-proposal-looks-to-spread-influence-participation-in-elections/St. Petersburg City Council Votes to Abolish Super PACs and Limit Foreign Corporate Money in Local Elections - https://freespeechforpeople.org/st-petersburg-city-council-votes-abolish-super-pacs-limit-foreign-corporate-money-local-elections/Seattle City Council bans ‘foreign-influenced’ companies from most political spending - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-city-council-bans-foreign-influenced-companies-from-most-political-spending/Ranked-Choice Voting Gains Momentum Nationwide - https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2021/03/12/ranked-choice-voting-gains-momentum-nationwide
Cindy Black
Constitutional Amendments to Reverse Citizens United - http://united4thepeople.org/amendments/Influence State and Local Policy - https://www.multistate.us/solutions/influence-state-and-local-policy
Lainie Block Wilker
Thanks for the update. Need to drop off.
Dwight Rousu
Cancel cultureCancel culture is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles – whether it be online, on social media, or in person. Those who are subject to this ostracism are said to have been "cancelled".Wikipedia
David Gordon
was the occupation of Alcatraz about prisoner rights?
Bryan Callan
The National Archives has a fabulous permanent exhibit called Records of Rights. It chronicles the evolution of rights in the US. Check out some of of the content at http://recordsofrights.org/
Norm Conrad
The 1964 and 1969 occupations of Alcatraz was about Native rights and Treaties. The American Indian Movement, because of treaty rights that abandoned Federal property could be claimed by Native tribes. It lasted for about 2 yrs from 69 - 71.