The WØRD – “Democracy”

While Michigan Democrats continue to enact legislation focused on making lives better for working families, democracy is under assault from MAGA Republicans across the nation. The leader of the Republican Party has called for defunding the FBI and Justice Department even as their congressional leaders call for across-the-board cuts that defund police nationwide. MAGA Republicans continue attacks on fair-and-open elections, the civil rights of the trans community, the reproductive healthcare rights of women, and even on drag queens.

On this week’s podcast, MDP chair Lavora Barnes discusses

  • The expulsion of two Democratic legislators from the Tennessee House of Representatives
  • Still more criminal problems for Michigan Republicans
  • Attacks on the rights of transgender Americans by MAGA-dominated legislatures
  • Michigan’s new marketing campaigns for businesses, professionals and visitors: the un-Florida!
  • The big win for fair elections and reproductive healthcare rights in Wisconsin
The two federal court opinions on the use of safe pharmaceuticals for abortions have raised a lot of questions. Attorney General Dana Nessel provides some answers.

Stories We’re Following This Week

Reproductive Healthcare Rights

Marketing Michigan

Gun Safety and the Tennessee House Expulsions

State Government

Wisconsin Supreme Court

GOP Attacks on LGBTQ Rights