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karen frances
GREAT theme song! Is this Leonard Cohen?
Linda Brewster
karen frances
Yes, Leonard!!
Glenda Carper, she/her 350.org, Sierra Club, Seattle
Glenda from north side of Seattle
Ron Leslie
Ron Leslie from Shoreline, WA
Leona Hassing
Leona from Pasco
Beth Brunton
Beth Brunton, South Seattle
myrna B
Myrna from Kirkland
Norm Conrad
Norm from Mount Vernon
Marty Bishop
Marty Bishop, she, her, Suquamish and Coast Salish
Nancy Erreca
Nancy Erreca - Port Townsend. Thanks for sending email on how to comment on bills.
karen frances
karen frances from Bellingham
David Addicott
David Addicott from Olympia
karen frances
I popped into live feed of Trump trial about 30 minutes ago. At that point, it was a procedural mess :(
karen frances
Trump excels at wasting others' money
David Gordon
abcpoll: But in this latest poll, 56% of Americans say Trump should be convicted and barred from holding office again, and 43% say he should not be." We need more Americans to say he should be convicted.
karen frances
yes, and we need more Americans with longer memories
Norm Conrad
When the forces were running behind in their recruitment quotas in the 90s, they began recruiting among militias and skinhead groups.
Arnold Byron
Arnold Byron from Mount Vernon, WA. I watched the impeachment trial all day. Fund it riveting. There are a lot of super smart Representatives in The House and 44 stupid Senators.
Linda Brewster
Arnold is right!!!
karen frances
U.S. voting machines leapt in adoption for 2000 and 2004 elections...talk about voter disenfranchisement
Dan Lewinski
I followed it starting about noon, and the procedural stuff was over and into how Trump was advocating and supporting violence throughout the election, and what he was doing to call his supporter to DC in order to storm the capital
Dan Lewinski
Burnett (? from Virgin Islands) one of the impeachment managers gave a riveting account.
dwight Rousu
Getting rid of the filibuster would be a better idea if the Senate was not so counter to democracy, with so much influence from small and rural states.
Carol Sullivan Mount Vernon
Plesett? Stacy Pleasett?
Carol Sullivan Mount Vernon
I agree with Jim! They aren’t even paying attention to the testimony. Too bad.
Dan Lewinski
Yes, Stacey Plaskett (thank you)
dwight Rousu
public funding and rank choice voting
karen frances
GREAT research! Thank you, Cindy
Barbara Klein
I think the mix is great for all of us.
David Gordon
thanks, Cindy!
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
Max Bauman
Weren’t we talking about capitalism, here?
Cindy Black
In the News & Election Links:Interactive Map Reveals Which Indigenous Lands You’re Living On - https://mymodernmet.com/interactive-map-indigenous-lands/ - Native Land - https://native-land.ca/The Origin of Black History Month—And Why it Still Matters - https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2021/02/05/black-history-month-origin/Trump impeachment trial - live: Damning videos and tweets from ex-president shown to court - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-impeachment-trial-news-live-2021-today-b1800141.htmlMajority of Americans say Trump should be convicted, barred from holding federal office in impeachment trial: POLL - https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/majority-americans-trump-convicted-barred-holding-federal-office/story?id=75729878
Cindy Black
Trump’s lie that the election was stolen has cost$519 million (and counting) as taxpayers fund enhanced security, legal fees, property repairs and more - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2021/cost-trump-election-fraud/The Trump years launched the biggest sustained protest movement in U.S. history. It’s not over. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/08/trump-years-launched-biggest-sustained-protest-movement-us-history-its-not-over/Capitol Riot Prompts A Reckoning Over Extremism In The Ranks - https://www.npr.org/2021/02/10/965951696/capitol-riot-prompts-a-reckoning-over-extremism-in-the-ranksWill Insurrection Lead to Terrorism? - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/opinion/capitol-terrorism-right-wing-proud-boys.html
Cindy Black
To Prevent Domestic Terrorism, the US Needs Community Reporting That Protects Civil Liberties - https://www.justsecurity.org/74544/to-prevent-domestic-terrorism-the-us-needs-community-reporting-that-protects-civil-liberties/REPUBLICANS TARGET BALLOT ACCESS AFTER RECORD TURNOUTREPUBLICANS TARGET BALLOT ACCESS AFTER RECORD TURNOUT - https://publicintegrity.org/politics/elections/ballotboxbarriers/republicans-target-ballot-access-after-record-turnout/Making It Easier to Vote Is Good for Republicans, Too - https://washingtonmonthly.com/2021/02/08/making-it-easier-to-vote-is-good-for-republicans-too/Voting machines didn’t steal the election. But most are still terrible technology. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/03/voting-machines-election-steal-conspiracy-flaws/
Cindy Black
New election equipment standards could pose serious cybersecurity threats - https://thefulcrum.us/voting/election-systems-and-softwareGoogle expands election security support to elected officials, political campaigns - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/google-election-securityExamining the Case Against the Filibuster - https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/examining-the-case-against-the-filibusterThe Broken Chamber: The Modern Senate and the Crippling of Democracy - https://www.brennancenter.org/events/broken-chamber-modern-senate-and-crippling-democracyAnother grim global report card: A 'flawed democracy' 5 straight years - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/the-economist-democracy-index
Cindy Black
Democracy Index 2020: In sickness and in health? - https://www.eiu.com/n/campaigns/democracy-index-2020/Money in Politics, One Month Later - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/06/business/dealbook/corporate-donations-politics.htmlSeveral Big Trade Associations Still Backing Election Objectors - https://news.bloomberglaw.com/banking-law/several-big-trade-associations-still-backing-election-objectorsSenate Democrats Want US Course Change on SCOTUS Donor Case - https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/senate-democrats-want-u-s-to-change-course-on-scotus-donor-caseSenate Letter to Oppose SCOTUS Case to Limit Disclosure - https://aboutblaw.com/VwF
Cindy Black
Stacey Abrams: Our democracy faced a near-death experience. Here’s how to revive it. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/07/stacey-abrams-democracy-test-future/Reps Would Have to Resign From Corporate Boards Under Democrats’ Ethics Bill - https://readsludge.com/2021/02/10/reps-would-have-to-resign-from-corporate-boards-under-democrats-ethics-bill/How to Change Incentives for both Politicians and Donors - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/how-change-incentives-both-politicians-and-donorsAnnotated Guide to the For the People Act of 2021 - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/annotated-guide-people-act-2021Civic Education Should Unite Americans, Not Divide Us - https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/civic-education-should-unite-americans-not-divide-us/
Cindy Black
Actions, Events & Links:Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour Topics:02/17/21 - Civic Education & Impact on Democracy02/24/21 - Canceled - Join Democracy Lobby Week Citizen Initiative Review EventFDF Legislation Page - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/legislationDFAD For the People Phonebank w/ Debra Messing & Anjelika Washington – February 11th @ 2:30 PT -https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuduCgrjIsH9Wfxs5y7AIoNWN0P_qm1G5pBecoming 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
Lynwd AL Walker
"Our Time is Now" by Stacey Abramshttps://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250257703
Cindy Black
Speak Up School – 3-Part Series with Delta Kappa Gamma & LWVWA:• 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_wCommon Power events - https://commonpower.org/eventsFDF Donation Page - http://fixdemocracyfirst.org/donateFDF Events Page - Past Events- https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/events#past-events
dwight Rousu
David Gordon
Stacy Abrams Movie: All In: The Fight for Democracy
Glenda Carper, she/her 350.org, Sierra Club, Seattle
Winners Take All by Giridharas is a good book I am reading - about how wealthy people become philanthropists and think they should solve problems of poverty but without changing their behavior causes the problems. Glenda Carper
karen frances
I'm with Max...
Tim White
New elections bill filed Monday in WA House would restore Dem's original mandates for 4 election audits.SoS Wyman & WA Assn of County Auditors' opposition to audits had succeeded in amending that Dem bill (2 yrs ago) to let county auditors pick just one of the audit methods.Since then, counties have been choosing only the easy (and all-but-meaningless) "flat audit" of six batches of ballots.The new bill would require meaningful modern audits (e.g., Risk-Limiting Audits) AND require that they be performed by independent outside auditors—same way all WA agencies are currently audited (except for our elections!)HB 1506 Concerning ballot integrityhttp://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2021-22/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1506.pdf?q=20210209201447
Deborah Olive
I can see it okay
Carol Sullivan Mount Vernon
New Cultivating Civic Conversation series begins March 1: Learn To Talk About Race from Katherine Murphy (Kittitas LWV) and Wende Sanderson (Skagit LWV) as hosts for the series that uses podcasts from Krista Tippitt, and book “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oludo.
Cindy Black
Democracy & Capitalism Links:Democratic capitalism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_capitalismHow compatible are democracy and capitalism? - https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2019/06/13/how-compatible-are-democracy-and-capitalismCapitalism and the Future of Democracy - https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Sawhill_Capitalism-and-the-Future-of-Democracy-.pdfDemocracy and capitalism: The recession and the 2020 election - https://millercenter.org/news-events/events/democracy-and-capitalism-recession-and-2020-election
Carol Sullivan Mount Vernon
for more information: www.skagitlwv.org
Carol Sullivan Mount Vernon
Information about Learning to talk about race!
Clint Collins he/they
Re: military privatization - let’s be clear. A lot of the LOGISTICS has been privatized, the dying is still being done heavily
Tim White
one acre one vote (feudalism)one penis one vote (patriarchy)]one dollar one vote (capitalism)one ___ one vote (___) [fill in your own blanks]one person one vote (democracy)
Clint Collins he/they
Re: military privatization - let’s be clear. A lot of the LOGISTICS has been privatized, while the mercs are getting a lot of press, the dying is still being done heavily by those who drawn into the the actual military ranks.
dwight Rousu
Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, by Anne Case and Angus Deaton. a selection from Reading Liberally
Cindy Black
Democratic Capitalism’s Future - https://democracyjournal.org/magazine/51/democratic-capitalisms-future/Capitalism Isn’t Free or Democratic - https://tribunemag.co.uk/2020/08/capitalism-isnt-free-or-democraticDo Democracy and Capitalism Really Need Each Other? - https://isabelleferreras.net/2020/03/13/harvard-business-review-do-democracy-and-capitalism-really-need-each-other/‘Capitalism and democracy are mutually exclusive’ - http://balkanspost.com/article/876/capitalism-and-democracy-are-mutually-exclusiveHow capitalism is destroying democracy - https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/how-capitalism-is-destroying-democracy-1.5786136
Cindy Black
Democratic Capitalism Exceeds Socialism In Economic Efficiency As Well As In Morality - https://www.hoover.org/research/democratic-capitalism-exceeds-socialismSocialism, Social Democracy, and Capitalism: A debate on which is right for America - https://crowe.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/313/2020/03/Updated-CROWE-Debate-Booklet.pdf
David Gordon
great podcast on this topic: Richard Wolf, Demoracy at Work.
Cindy Black
RIchard Wolff - Democratic Capitalism Exceeds Socialism In Economic Efficiency As Well As In Morality - https://www.hoover.org/research/democratic-capitalism-exceeds-socialismSocialism, Social Democracy, and Capitalism: A debate on which is right for America - https://crowe.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/313/2020/03/Updated-CROWE-Debate-Booklet.pdf
Cindy Black
Richard Wolff - https://www.rdwolff.com/
David Gordon
also: https://www.democracyatwork.info/
Tim White
"democratic capitalism" = one stock share, one vote
Alice Woldt
Can't understand her comments.
dwight Rousu
There are arguments that short sellers help prevent run-away stock markets and market collapses. Capitalism does need to be regulated if it is to continue
Clint Collins he/they
Democracy *IS* socialist. Read Marx!
Max Bauman
Max Bauman
dwight Rousu
Socialism and Christianity are great ideas; neither has ever survived intact in a nation state.
Tim White
We still think of capitalism as 19th century small family businesses, eg production, farming, retail, services.That's long gone.US Small Business Administration defines "small" as less than 500 employees. That definition is the only reason that "small business" is still ranked as a large (or the largest) US employer.
dwight Rousu
Capitalism is better financed than democracy...
karen frances
Excellent point, Tim