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Consumer Protections And A Call For A Resignation From Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

Dana Nessel
State of Michigan

To ensure Michiganders remain hypervigilant about protecting themselves from someone stealing personal information and to protect them from increasingly more sophisticated robocalls, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel talks to WEMU's Lisa Barry about her efforts to stop these crimes. 

They also discuss her reaction to recent public comments calling her and other top women leaders in the state "witches." 

As part of the Michigan Department of Attorney General’s continued commitment to support and protect Michigan consumers, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced a new consumer protection initiative to provide identity theft victims with resources and guidance to minimize damage caused by identity theft.  

Michigan Identity Theft Support (MITS) is an extension of the department’s Consumer Protection Team.  MITS staff is dedicated to helping victims navigate the challenges  of identity theft.  The signs of identity theft, the various types of identity theft, and the steps to combat it are among the resources available to Michiganders on the MITS website.  She also discussed a recent public service announcement campaign to inform residents about robocalls and how to protect yourself.

Meanwhile, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says she would like to see the head of the state Republican Party resign as a University of Michigan regent for derogatory public comments he has made about her and other top women leaders in the state.

Responding to recent comments by state Republican Party chairman Ron Weisercalling the three top female Democratic leaders in the state “witches," Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says thinks he should resign from the University of Michigan Board of Regents.  University regents have already called for Weiser’s resignation, but he refused.

The attorney general says we’re getting into a “dangerous space” with public comments she believes could lead to something disastrous for our state and for our country.  Nessel says, "I just have to hope that the party stops trafficking in this type of rhetoric.  Will they?  I very much doubt it."

Nessel said it’s fine to have political differences but disagrees with what she called the need to dehumanize and demonize our political opponents.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu

Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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