AG Maura Healey On Efforts To Ensure Free, Fair Election Following Trump’s Debate Threats
After the first presidential debate Tuesday, many are asking about actions being taken to ensure a free and fair election this fall. On such tool is multi-state lawsuits, such as the one Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined in August against the Postal Service for service changes that would have threatened the use of mail-in ballots. (The Postmaster General has since said the biggest policy changes at the USPS will be suspended until post-election.) Healey joined Jim Braude to talk about these and other pro-democracy efforts, as well as high-profile cases in Massachusetts involving the Holyoke Soldier’s Home and the RMV.
Concerns Arise About White Supremacists After Trump Tells Far-Right Group To 'Stand By'
When asked to condemn the far-right Proud Boys group by name during the first presidential debate Tuesday night, President Donald Trump instead told them to “stand back and stand by” — a phrase the group quickly celebrated online as a show of support. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Carl Williams, an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School and former staff attorney with the ACLU of Massachusetts.
School Bus Drivers’ Jobs Take A Hit As Many Students Learn From Home
Although most schools are back in session, there are a lot fewer school buses on the road than usual as many children continue learning from home. Liz Neisloss reports on what that means not only the drivers’ jobs, but also for an industry that will eventually be in demand again.