Zoom Logo

Democracy Happy Hour - Shared screen with gallery view
Carole R Brown
Hello - this is Carole
Linda Brewster
Hi Carole!!
Carole R Brown
Where is the web meeting taking place?
Carole R Brown
I live in Oakland, CA
Linda Brewster
In a coupole of minutes!
myrna B
love the song!
Rebecca Wolfe
Greg Williams
Rebecca Wolfe
I’m in Edmonds on the land originally inhabited by the Snohomish people and their successors, the Tulalip tribes.
dwight Rousu
historically more people of color vote in the wrong precinct
Greg Williams
...largely because of the consolidation of voting precincts in their communities.
Greg Williams
Jane Mayer's "Dark money: The hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right" is a phenomenally investigative resource on the Koch network (aka the Kochtopus). It's available on Kindle.
6:17:58 PM H.R. 1 Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further consideration of H.R. 1 was postponed.
Cil Pierce
Hi Cindy, I heard that the WA Green Party is against HR 1 which made me sad, but they said there was a provision that limits multiple parties because now parties will need to raise $25,000 in 20 states to qualify for federal funds, versus the $5,000 required in 20 states now. Please comment
Carol Sullivan
April 11 is cut off date for bills to pass in the opposite house - March 9 cut off for house of origin.
Carollynn Zimmers
What changes took place in the amendments for 5170
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/Women’s History Month - https://womenshistorymonth.gov/The Equal Right Amendment Could Still Pass Today - https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a32175363/what-is-the-equal-rights-amendment-today/Take Action: ERA Fight Comes to the 117th Congress - http://participate.lwv.org/c/10065/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=13855Trump rules out third party as he moves to firm up control of GOP - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-cpac/2021/02/28/6a04140e-79e0-11eb-85cd-9b7fa90c8873_story.html
Cindy Black
The Supreme Court finally rejected Sidney Powell's election-conspiracy-theory lawsuits - https://www.businessinsider.com/supreme-court-rejects-sidney-powell-election-lawsuits-2021-3New Super-PAC Will Defend Republican Lawmakers Targeted by Trump - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-01/new-super-pac-will-defend-republican-lawmakers-targeted-by-trumpFar-Right Groups Are Splintering in Wake of the Capitol Riot - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/us/extremism-capitol-riot.htmlWhy Republicans Are Moving To Fix Elections That Weren't Broken - https://www.npr.org/2021/02/28/970877930/why-republicans-are-moving-to-fix-elections-that-werent-brokenIn Statehouses, Stolen-Election Myth Fuels a G.O.P. Drive to Rewrite Rules - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/27/us/republican-voter-suppression.html
Aruna Bhuta
Sb 5188
Cindy Black
Georgia House passes GOP bill rolling back voting access - https://apnews.com/article/senate-elections-bills-legislation-elections-georgia-842d9ad16a78901322f4b952f6c0d8ddArizona to argue before US Supreme Court that 2 laws don't hurt minority voting - https://tucson.com/news/arizona_news/arizona-to-argue-before-us-supreme-court-that-2-laws-dont-hurt-minority-voting/article_2b85c0c1-4983-54fa-a5fd-cd968770499c.htmlThe Supreme Court Case Challenging Voting Restrictions in Arizona, Explained - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/supreme-court-case-challenging-voting-restrictions-arizona-explainedSupreme Court Seems Ready to Sustain Arizona Voting Limits - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/us/politics/supreme-court-arizona-voting.html
Cindy Black
Not All the Supreme Court’s Conservatives May Be Ready to Kill the Voting Rights Act - https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/03/arizona-voting-rights-act-supreme-court.htmlLISTEN: Supreme Court hears arguments in voting rights case - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/listen-live-supreme-court-hears-arguments-in-voting-rights-caseThe New Voter Suppression - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/new-voter-suppressionWhy millennials and Gen Z have the most to lose in the voting wars - https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/02/politics/voting-rights-bill-millennials-generation-z/index.htmlCongress Might Actually Expand the Courts - https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/congress-expand-courts.htmlFEC Announces New Federal Campaign Contribution Limits - https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/fec-announces-new-federal-campaign-6794186/
dwight Rousu
Somebody demanded "bank" be removed from the title
Cindy Black
The far right’s big money strategy has poisoned our politics - https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/03/03/far-rights-big-money-strategy-has-poisoned-our-politics/THE FIGHT FOR PEOPLE IN PRISON TO VOTE REACHES CONGRESS - https://theappeal.org/politicalreport/congress-voting-from-prison-vote/How the riot and the HR 1 debate are fueling the crusade against dark money - https://thefulcrum.us/campaign-finance/charles-kochPro-GOP group takes aim at House Democrats over massive election HR 1 reform bill - https://foxwilmington.com/headlines/pro-gop-group-takes-aim-at-house-democrats-over-massive-election-hr-1-reform-bill/Congress Deluged With False Attack On Voting Rights And Campaign Finance Reform Bill - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/for-the-people-act-hr-1-attack_n_60341398c5b66da5dba39478Fair Fight Action – Stacy Abrams Letter on HR 1 - https://www.speaker.gov/sites/speaker.house.gov/files/20210301_AbramsLettertoCongressHR1.pdf
Cindy Black
The For the People Act (H.R.1/S.1) is A Racial Justice Bill - https://www.demos.org/testimony-and-public-comment/people-act-hr1s1-racial-justice-billThe For the People Act Is America’s Next Great Civil Rights Bill - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/people-act-americas-next-great-civil-rights-billH.R. 1 is the most transformational and comprehensive suite of democracy reforms in a generation. - https://hr1-cha.house.govCan teaching civics in schools help break down barriers in American society? - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/can-teaching-civics-in-schools-help-break-down-barriers-in-american-societyMassive investment in civic education proposed to reinvigorate democracy - https://thefulcrum.us/civic-ed/civic-education-investment
Keitha Bryson
Senate Bill 5188 State Bank
Cindy Black
Actions, Events & Links:Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour Topics:03/10/21 - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Democracy03/17/21 - Social Media's Impact on Democracy03/27/21 - Foreign Influence in U.S. Democracy03/31/21 - Campaign Finance ReformFDF Legislation Page - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/legislationDemocracy Lobby Week – Program Recordings – https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/events/democracy-lobby-week-2021 ORhttps://lwvwa.org/DLW-Schedule
Cindy Black
FDF Donation Page - http://fixdemocracyfirst.org/donateFDF Events Page - Past Events- https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/events#past-events
Carol Sullivan
he brings in $$$$$ for GOP candidates at this point.
Carol Sullivan
Tough one will be HB 1078 - restoration of voting rights to former felons.
Carol Sullivan
37 other states, plus Fed. Gov. have “revolving door” rules - we are not inventing the wheel here.
Carol Sullivan
I’ll bet there are real examples of this in states where districts are determined buy the legislators.
Carol Sullivan
There they are!
dwight Rousu
Even Washington has two republicans and two democrats and one independent. Room for lots of political views.
Carol Sullivan
And they have to have three votes to pass anything within the Redistricting Commission.
Carol Sullivan
The chair does not vote.
Arnold Byron PCO MV308
Congressional Districts are required to have the same number of residents per District within each individual State. I don't think this is true for Legislative Districts. How much variance can their be for Leg Dist. Precincts can have varying populations. How about changing the US constitution to allow differing populations in Congressional Districts within a State.
Carol Sullivan
OLD white men!
dwight Rousu
Some of us old white men are progressive...
Carol Sullivan
Legislative districts are drawn so that they are equal as possible in population, too.
Rosanne Vancouver
Being young is overrated!
Cindy Black
Redistricting & Gerrymandering Links:Redistricting – Brennan Center - https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/gerrymandering-fair-representation/redistrictingRedistricting & Census Information – WA State - https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/redistricting/redistricting-information.aspxThis is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/03/01/this-is-the-best-explanation-of-gerrymandering-you-will-ever-see/How Partisan Gerrymandering Limits Voting Rights - https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/reports/2020/07/08/487426/partisan-gerrymandering-limits-voting-rights/What is Racial Gerrymandering? - https://now.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Learn-More-What-is-Racial-Gerrymandering.pdf
Cindy Black
Gerrymandering & Fair Representation – Brennan Center - https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/gerrymandering-fair-representationThe Redistricting Majority Project – Red Map Project - http://www.redistrictingmajorityproject.com/How Redistricting Became a Technological Arms Race - https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/10/gerrymandering-technology-redmap-2020/543888/How the battle over redistricting in 2021 could decide control of the U.S. Congress - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-redistricting/how-the-battle-over-redistricting-in-2021-could-decide-control-of-the-u-s-congress-idUSKBN2AI1CXRedistricting in 2021 – Brennan Center - https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/gerrymandering-fair-representation/redistricting/redistricting-2021
dwight Rousu
down with ageism and sexism !!!
Cindy Black
The 2021 Redistricting Cycle: What to Expect and Why It Matters - https://www.teenvogue.com/story/what-to-know-about-redistricting-2021The Gerrymander Battles Loom, as G.O.P. Looks to Press Its Advantage - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/31/us/politics/gerrymander-census-democrats-republicans.html2020 Census Delays and the Impact on Redistricting - https://www.ncsl.org/research/redistricting/2020-census-delays-and-the-impact-on-redistricting-637261879.aspxWA State Redistricting Commission - http://redistricting.wa.gov/Speak Up Schools - https://lwvwa.org/speakupRepresentable – WA State - https://representable.org/drive/wa-state-mapping-drive/Dave’s Redistricting - https://davesredistricting.org/
Cindy Black
Speak Up School Series with Fix Democracy First, Delta Kappa Gamma & LWVWA:• 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_w• Dave’s Redistricting App Map Drawing – March 25th @ 6-7:30 pm –https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v7Qjq2ccQsi2z-rUMZN0ew
Check out <www.DemocracyDocket.com>
Jilda Nettleton
LWV will be having other speak out schools at other times.
Cindy Black
FDF Donation Page - http://fixdemocracyfirst.org/donate
Anne Watanabe
Thank you for this great session! Really informative and I look forward to being involved in the future!
Jennifer Hill
Thank you-have a good week!!
Carol Sullivan
Can’t stick this week - but will next week!