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News from Progress Michigan Political Action Fund

February 12, 2021

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#ShadyShirkey Campaign Aims To Hold Senate Majority Leader Accountable

Pattern of bigoted comments and pandering to extremists makes it clear Shirkey has to go

MICHIGAN – On Friday, the Progress Michigan Political Action Fund launched an accountability campaign targeting Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and the Senate Republican caucus. The campaign website,, highlights Shirkey’s unacceptable conduct and includes a petition calling on his donors to pull their contributions.

“The people of Michigan are sick of Mike Shirkey and and the Senate Republicans he represents” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of the Progress Michigan Political Action Fund. “It’s bad enough that Shirkey and his caucus have spent the past two years refusing to do their job while working to obstruct Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s attempts to make our state better. Add in Shirkey’s insistence on using racist and sexist language and the way he actively enables white supremacists and right-wing extremists and it’s abundantly clear that he is not fit to serve as a public official. We need to hold him accountable, and that starts with the donors who bankroll him and the Senate GOP. It’s time for Shirkey’s donors to disavow his actions and stop funding someone who is clearly not fit to hold public office.”