"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
Democracy is on the march OUT of Michigan. Apparently unsatisfied with trashing democracy in places like Benton Harbor and Flint where unelected "financial managers" are now running the cities - Republicans in the Wolverine state are trying to stop people from voting altogether. Or at least making it a lot harder for people to vote. As the Detroit News reports - legislation is in the works that would, "Require voters to affirm their US Citizenship at the polls, have photo identification when registering to vote and government sanctioned training to register others to vote." In other words - if the legislation is passed - Michiganders will have to jump through hoops just to get a chance to have their voices heard in our democracy. Which is exactly what Republicans want - fewer people voting. So is that what's going on in Michigan? Joining me now is Susan Kay Smith - President of the League of Women Voters of Michigan