The Signal (Episode 11) | Unmasking Moms for Liberty’s Extremism, with Olivia Little and Diana Leygerman

On the first half of the show Olivia talks about her undercover reporting at the Moms for Liberty summit in Philadelphia, then Diana joins to explain why she and so many others in Bucks County refuse to co-parent with these extremists.
Image via Screenshot Moms for Liberty episode of Full Measure.

“Lots of normal people, it’s great.” That’s a direct quote from Bucks County Moms for Liberty member and Northampton Township GOP committee member Megan Brock celebrating the so-called normalcy of the right-wing culture warrior moms at the summit in Philadelphia.

So what is this “new normal” for Brock and the Moms for Liberty Qlan that she is part of? Today we welcome two guests to the show to dig into the Moms for Liberty summit and their continued impact on our school boards and communities.

On the first half of the show we’ll talk to Olivia Little, a writer and researcher with Media Matters who was undercover inside the group’s summit in Philadelphia. On the second half we are joined by Diana Leygerman, a writer, teacher, and Central Bucks School District Mom who refuses to co-parent with Moms for Liberty.

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My 5 Book Recommendations to Further Shine a Light on Moms for Liberty’s Extremism

  1. The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism, by Katherine Stewart
  2. Sisters in Hate: American Women and White Extremism, by Seyward Darby
  3. The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War, by Jeff Sharlet
  4. Dark Money and the Politics of School Privatization, by Maurice Cunningham
  5. A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School, by Jennifer Berkshire

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Cyril Mychalejko is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bucks County Beacon. Read his columns on Sundays and follow him on Twitter.

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