01. February 2023 · Comments Off on Fix Democracy First – Happy Hour February 1, 2023 · Categories: Uncategorized

TODAY: Democracy Happy Hour @ 5 pm PT –

Utilizing Coalitions to Reform Democracy

PLUS: Democracy Lobby Week – Feb 6-10

Democracy Happy Hour February 1 @ 5 pm PT!

Grab a drink and come hear about the latest democracy news, ongoing efforts to fix democracy, and actions you can take at our weekly Democracy Happy Hour, Wednesdays @ 5 pm PT.

Today's topic for February 1, 2023:
Media Literacy

w/ Lesley James, Media Literacy & Digital Citizenship Program Supervisor, WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction  

Upcoming Topics:

  • Feb 8th – CANCELLED: We will instead host the following two presentations for Democracy Lobby Week 2023 – Register to join HERE
    •  5:00 pm – People Powered Elections: Expanding Democracy Vouchers Statewide
    •  6:30 pm – Multi-member Districts: Using Proportional Ranked Choice Voting for Better Representation
  • Feb 15th – Fighting Political Gridlock: How States Shape Our Nation And Our Lives w/ David Toscano
  • Feb 22nd – Alaska for Better Elections: Impact of Their New Reforms w/ Jason Grenn
  • Mar 1st – Conspiracy Theories & Their Impact on Democracy


Please submit any questions to: cindy@fixdemocracyfirst.org.

Join us for

Democracy Lobby Week 2023 – February 6-10, 2023

Attend this year’s Democracy Lobby Week 2023, jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Washington and Fix Democracy First. This event will be held online February 6-10, 2023.

It’s going to be a busy and exciting legislative session! Lots of important legislation will be introduced and voted on, so here’s a way to get in on the action, and make your voice heard, including the chance to meet online with your state representatives and senators. 

Planned sessions include hearing about current legislation, learning from issue experts, getting lobbying tips on how to talk to your legislators, and opportunities to speak with your own legislators.

Our goal is to facilitate your participation in our Washington State government, and to give you the tools you need to work effectively with your legislators.

Preliminary schedule:

Monday, Feb 6, 2023
• 10:00 – 11:00 am – Special ACT Program – How a bill becomes a law 

Monday, Feb 6, 2023 – Main program

• 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Main Program – Program will include bill info and talking points, hearing from legislators, lobbying tips, and Q&A.

Tuesday, February 7th

• 5:00 – 7:30 pm – Two Crises: Climate Change and Housing (Break at 6:00)

Wednesday, February 8th

• 5:00 pm – People Powered Elections: Expanding Democracy Vouchers Statewide

• 6:30 pm – Multi-member Districts: Using Proportional Ranked Choice Voting for Better Representation

Thursday, February 9th    

• 5:00 pm – Be Bold: Creating a People-Focused Redistricting Commission

• 6:30 pm – Different Roles & Models in Healthcare: Reducing Gaps & Improving Health Outcomes

Friday, February 10th 

• 6:00-7:00 pm – Closing Program

Important Note: All events will be recorded (except for legislator meetings). If you are not sure you can make it to one or more of the events, please register anyway, as all registrants will receive links to all events.

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