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Progress Michigan Joins Calls for Resignation of County Commissioner Who Brandished Weapon During a Public Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 21, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Joins Calls for Resignation of County Commissioner Who Brandished Weapon During a Public Meeting   MICHIGAN –– On Wednesday morning, Vice Chair of the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners Ron Clous got up and brandished an AR-style rifle during an online…

Progress Michigan on Biden/Harris Inauguration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan January 20, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan on Biden/Harris Inauguration MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement from Executive Director Lonnie Scott regarding the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: “Today, along with folks across the country, we celebrate the return of empathy, kindness…

Shirkey’s Latest Racist Comment is Reprehensible, Not Surprising

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 19, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Shirkey’s Latest Racist Comment is Reprehensible, Not Surprising Senate Majority Leader has a long history of insensitive remarks MICHIGAN – Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey is once again in the news for making an offensive comment, this time a racist description of his experience…

Lawsuit Filed Over Wayne County Board of Canvassers FOIA Denial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 19, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Lawsuit Filed Over Wayne County Board of Canvassers FOIA Denial Board members were contacted, but never responded to FOIA request MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan filed a lawsuit today in the Wayne County Circuit Court seeking the disclosure of communications between Republican members of…

‘Militia Mike’ Shirkey Gave Messaging Advice to Right-Wing Militias

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan January 17, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org ‘Militia Mike’ Shirkey Gave Messaging Advice to Right-Wing Militias Progress Michigan calls out Shirkey for buddying up to dangerous extremists MICHIGAN — A month prior to a slew of arrests targeting right-wing militia members who allegedly planned to kidnap and kill Gov.…

Flint Charges are a Step Toward Healing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 14, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan Flint Charges are a Step Toward Healing Still a long way to go to repair the damage done to Flint residents MICHIGAN – This week, AG Dana Nessel announced that former Gov. Rick Snyder and other members of his administration will face…

Progress Michigan: Digital and Data Researcher

Digital and Data Researcher Progress Michigan is a non-partisan, non-profit progressive advocacy organization, government watchdog group, and communications hub for the entire progressive community in Michigan. We seek to make Michigan a more inclusive, sustainable, and equitable place for everyone. We’re a marketing department for progressive ideas – a campaign that never stops. We’re looking…

Progress Michigan on Flint Water Crisis Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News from Progress Michigan  January 12, 2021  Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Executive Director Lonnie Scott released the following statement regarding the announcement that the Michigan Attorney General has filed charges against Snyder Administration officials for their role in the Flint Water Crisis: “It’s about damn time. Justice for the people of Flint…

Promote the Vote: Campaign Director

Campaign and Position Overview: Promote the Vote (PTV) is a grassroots campaign of individuals andorganizations committed to ensuring that voting works for all Americans. PTV is a broad coalitionoriginally formed in 2018 to advance proactive voting rights reforms. In 2018, PTV focused primarily onreducing barriers to voting for all eligible Michiganders through Proposal 3 of…

Progress Michigan Demands Accountability from Corporate GOP Donors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News from Progress Michigan  January 11, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org  Progress Michigan Demands Accountability from Corporate GOP Donors Those who funded right-wing attack on democracy should withdraw their campaign contributions  MICHIGAN –– Today, Progress Michigan identified prominent individuals and corporate PACs based in Michigan who have donated to elected officials responsible for…