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whit worcester
13:28
Sorry the desktop doesn't have camera or mike. I'll have to use chat
Cindy Black
16:14
Native Land - https://native-land.ca/
Donna Cohen
16:48
Hi, Donna Cohen from Portland. My org is Civics for Adults www.civicthinker.info
Nickie Askov
17:25
Nickie & Warren Askov from Seattle
Vicky van den Berg
17:34
Vicky from Central Coast CA - Chumash and Salinian
Jacqueline Boss
17:48
Jackie Boss: Land of Swinomish & Samish
Aisha Sial
18:06
Aisha on Coast Salish Land
myrna B
18:20
Myrna from Kirkland
whit worcester
18:25
Whit Worcester - Puyallup Tribal Land in Edgewood, WA
David Gordon
18:29
david Gordon, Duwamish, coast salish
Andronetta Douglass
18:41
Bellingham WA
Dwight Rousu
18:41
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
Cindy Black
18:47
Please DONATE to Fix Democracy First Education Fund GiveBIG 2021 - https://www.givebigwa.org/fixdemocracyfirst
Marcia Kimmell
19:18
Marcia Kimmell on Ohlone land, known as Berkeley, CA
Donna Cohen
19:30
Me, neither
christy bear
19:44
Christy Bear - Stillaguamish, Coast Salish and Duwamish/Bellevue
Norm Conrad
19:52
Norm, Mount Vernon -- Upper Skagit tribes
Abbey Kaufman
21:07
Abbey, Pt Townsend, S’Kallam
Dwight Rousu
23:15
ultraviolet light conteracts the space lasers...
Dwight Rousu
24:15
Lie streaming
Donna Cohen
27:03
And, "charged" is not "convicted"
Leona Hassing. Pasco
30:01
Leona - Cayuse, Walla Walla
Jeff Bialer
33:18
And 49 because of Joe Manchin.
Libby Carr
40:50
Libby Carr; libbycarr007@gmail.com; Salish Sea, Duwamish, in Bothell at Songaia CoHousingcommunity.
Michael Otten
41:58
The Democrats let the filibuster die for federal Court justices, and you can see what happened. Gerrymandering in 2021 and 22 is likely to give the House to the Republicans, along with the Senate. Democrats are being foolish pushing an uncompromised HR1 through filibuster elimination, which ultimately would reverse everything they do in 2021.
Michael Otten
42:20
He might appeal to the Supreme Court on the Facebook issue.
Deborah Olive
42:26
Wasn’t Trump’s ban from Twitter for life?
Michael Otten
44:17
If Trump was suspended for inciting the insurrection of Jan 6, Facebook will have to reinstate him as he was exonerated by the Senate impeachment trial!
Carol Miller
44:19
I bet Supreme Court declines FB ban. Oversight committee made the decision
Carol Miller
45:38
I mean SC will decline to hear Trumps case.
Jeff Bialer
48:03
We used to always have discussions with people of the other political persuasion. We called them Thanksgiving and Christmas. I frankly found them kind of unpleasant.
David Gordon
49:04
see: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/30/opinion/politics/bubble-politics.html
David Gordon
49:12
It says that I live in a democratic bubble
Donna Cohen
49:45
Thanks, Cindy. One much register. Here is the registration link. https://www.harneycountylibrary.org/constitution.html If you have questions, feel free to email me. dcohen@hevanet.con www.civicthinker.info
Donna Cohen
49:59
dcohen@hevanet.com !
Cindy Black
50:07
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Donna Cohen
51:40
There are some comprehensive Resource Lists on civics topics on the website, too www.civicthinker.info
Carol Miller
52:31
Yay!!
Cindy Black
52:42
Actions, Events & Misc. Links:• Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour Topics:o 05/12/21 – Corporate Constitutional Personhood: Rights and Powero 05/19/21 – Why Not a Constitutional Convention?o 05/26/21 – Challenges to the Right to Protest• The Constitution: Fulfilling Democracy’s Promise?: Democracy, the Constitution and Representation in Congress. - May 6th @ 6:30-8:00 pm PT - Register @: https://www.harneycountylibrary.org/constitution.html• Freedom to Vote - Expanding and Ensuring Democracy for All - https://www.facebook.com/events/290153299372794/o Register @ https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModOGopzMtGtEoE5hWVtqccjq-0y8nKYFZ
Cindy Black
52:51
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Cindy Black
54:30
Investing in Civic Education and Our Democracy - https://www.amacad.org/events/civic-education-ead
Dwight Rousu
56:43
Will the voting right act be able to reverse state voting changes that have flooded in this year?
Cindy Black
01:02:47
John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Links:• H.R.4 - Voting Rights Advancement Act - https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4• How to Restore and Strengthen the Voting Rights Act - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/how-to-restore-and-strengthen-voting-rights-act• John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Action Day – May 8th - https://www.johnlewisdayofaction.org/o National Broadcast for the Nationwide John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day - https://www.mobilize.us/publiccitizen/event/387558/o Washington State Actions: Seattle - https://www.mobilize.us/publiccitizen/event/384185/ Vashon - https://www.mobilize.us/publiccitizen/event/384030/ Tacoma - https://www.mobilize.us/publiccitizen/event/385579/ Bellingham - https://www.mobilize.us/publiccitizen/event/386149/
Donna Cohen
01:03:20
Do we know if it's going to have the same number, HR4?
David Gordon
01:04:11
What were the requirements of the Shelby decision that that threw out the Voting Rights pre-clearance?
David Gordon
01:05:49
HOw is this different from the Voting Rights Act that makes this not subject to the Shelby decision?
Cindy Black
01:06:31
Democracy in the News Links:Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - https://asianpacificheritage.gov/Biden calls on Congress to pass voting, elections reform bills - https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/550855-biden-calls-on-congress-to-pass-voting-elections-reform-bills?rl=1With Florida Bill, Republicans Continue Unrelenting Push to Restrict Voting - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/30/us/politics/florida-voting-rights-bill-republicans.htmlDespite business warnings, GOP moves ahead with voting bills - https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/business-warnings-gop-moves-ahead-voting-bills-77491624What’s behind Arizona’s bizarre, haphazard, and highly partisan “audit” of the 2020 election - https://www.vox.com/22417310/arizona-audit-ballots-cyber-ninjas-uv-lights-qanon-conspiracy-theory-vote-suppression-fraud
Donna Cohen
01:06:44
David, I'm unclear as to your question. Shelby got rid of pre-clearance. That's the main thing we have to put back into law.
Cindy Black
01:07:08
Voting rights groups ask for federal intervention in Arizona, where a company owned by a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist is conducting an 'audit' of the 2020 election - https://www.businessinsider.com/voting-rights-groups-ask-federal-intervention-arizona-over-2020-audit-2021-4G.O.P. Seeks to Empower Poll Watchers, Raising Intimidation Worries - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/01/us/politics/republican-pollwatchers.htmlWho Watches the Poll Watchers? - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/who-watches-poll-watchersDespite GOP rhetoric, there have been fewer than two dozen charged cases of voter fraud since the election - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/05/04/despite-gop-rhetoric-there-have-been-fewer-than-two-dozen-charged-cases-voter-fraud-since-election/‘Two justice systems’: Anger as white Trump supporter who used dead mother’s vote walks free while Black woman faces jail for voting error - https://news.yahoo.com/two-justice-systems-anger-white-195643370.html
Cindy Black
01:07:20
For Republicans, fealty to Trump’s election falsehood becomes defining loyalty test - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-trump-election-falsehood/2021/05/01/7bd380a0-a921-11eb-8c1a-56f0cb4ff3b5_story.htmlScoop: GOP leaders threaten Cheney ouster - https://www.axios.com/gop-leaders-cheney-ouster-fc28f6c2-507e-4a69-b4c4-6af95cc734fc.htmlFlorida Republicans rushed to curb mail voting after Trump’s attacks on the practice. Now some fear it could lower GOP turnout. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/florida-republicans-mail-voting/2021/05/02/4c133920-a9bf-11eb-8c1a-56f0cb4ff3b5_story.htmlHalf of Youth Voted in 2020, An 11-Point Increase from 2016 - https://circle.tufts.edu/latest-research/half-youth-voted-2020-11-point-increase-2016Republicans feared Democrats’ voting protections bill polls well. A new poll says they’re right. - https://www.vox.com/2021/5/3/22406391/hr1-poll-for-the-people-act
Cindy Black
01:07:40
Polling on Policy Proposals in the For the People Act - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uuehJF4p8SYMSsJOelPlOHvbCKQtGJqjQjhULXy6UqE/edit#heading=h.sf6i76p33efdSenate Dems agonize over voting rights strategy - https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/03/senate-democrats-voting-rights-strategy-485127Constitutional Challenges Loom Over Proposed Voting Bill - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/05/us/voting-rights-bill-legal.htmlTHE FILIBUSTER STOPS PROGRESS ON SOLUTIONS MOST AMERICANS WANT - https://www.sightline.org/2021/04/26/the-filibuster-stops-progress-on-solutions-most-americans-want/Americans for Prosperity launches campaign targeting six Democrats to oppose ending filibuster - https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/551131-americans-for-prosperity-launches-campaign-targeting-six-democrats-to?rl=1
Cindy Black
01:07:58
The next major US voting rights fight is here – and Republicans are ahead - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/29/us-voting-rights-census-house-seats-districtsThe GOP scared Latinos from the census. Now that may cost the party red seats. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/05/01/hispanics-census-undercount-house-seats/Wave Of 'Anti-Protest' Bills Could Threaten First Amendment - https://www.npr.org/2021/04/30/992545210/wave-of-anti-protest-bills-could-threaten-first-amendmentAmazon’s algorithms promote extremist misinformation, report says - https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazons-algorithms-promote-extremist-misinformation-report-says/
Cindy Black
01:08:15
Big tech’s power: Political influence - https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/big-techs-power-political-influence/Austin Voters Approved Ranked-Choice Voting. But Whether They’ll Get To Use It Is Another Matter. - https://www.kut.org/austin/2021-05-03/ranked-choice-voting-proposition-e-austin-may-election-2021Ranked-choice voting is already changing politics for the better - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/04/ranked-choice-voting-is-already-changing-politics-better/Do You Live in a Political Bubble? - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/30/opinion/politics/bubble-politics.htmlBraver Angels Washington State - https://www.braverangelswa.org/Investing in Civic Education and Our Democracy - https://www.amacad.org/events/civic-education-ead
Donna Cohen
01:10:10
SC basically said that the criteria might be out of date since it had been so long since the criteria were established.
Donna Cohen
01:11:01
Ginsberg said getting rid of preclearance was like getting rid of your umbrella in a rainstorm because you're not getting wet!
Cindy Black
01:12:38
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Carol Miller
01:14:46
I have to leave early again. Thanks again.
David Gordon
01:15:40
thanks, Cindy!