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Progress Michigan Calls for Resignation of Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 6, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls for Resignation of Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle  Tom Eckerle calls Black Detroiters the n-word, blames Black people for spread of COVID MICHIGAN – Progress Michigan released the following statement calling for the resignation of a Leelanau County Road…

55 Years, and There’s Still Work to Be Done

Fifty-five-years-ago today President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into effect. As we consider the state of the world today a lot has changed, and a lot hasn’t. The Voting Rights Act was possibly the greatest piece of civil rights legislation to have passed through Congress at the time, and it was overwhelmingly approved by…

New Poll Tracks Michiganians’ Attitudes Around Issues, Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 3, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org New Poll Tracks Michiganians’ Attitudes around Issues, Candidates Monthly Lake Effect newsletter finds support for Whitmer, vote by mail MICHIGAN – On Monday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect, a monthly newsletter produced in conjunction with Public Policy…

But His Emails! Progress Michigan Wins Unanimous Decision over Schuette at Supreme Court!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 27, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org But His Emails! Progress Michigan Wins Unanimous Decision over Schuette at Supreme Court! Michigan Supreme Court delivers a long-awaited win for transparency MICHIGAN – On Monday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Progress Michigan’s favor in a case regarding the email practices of…

Progress Michigan Celebrates Failure of Anti-Choice Petition Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 21, 2020 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Celebrates Failure of Anti-Choice Petition Drive Meant to ban dilation and evacuation abortions in Michigan, Right to Life falls short LANSING – The following statement may be attributed to Lonnie Scott executive director of Progress Michigan.   “Right to Life…

Chair of Michigan Civil Service Commission Lives in Illinois?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 9, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Chair of Michigan Civil Service Commission Lives in Illinois? MI Civil Service Commission Chair Janet McClelland recently sold Michigan home, appears to have moved to Illinois MICHIGAN — According to publicly-available information, it looks like Michigan Civil Service Commission Chair…

Nessel, Whitmer Are Right to Challenge DeVos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 7, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Nessel, Whitmer Are Right to Challenge DeVos Progress Michigan slams proposed CARES Act Rule MICHIGAN – On Tuesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel announced a lawsuit opposing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s efforts to divert funding meant to help…

New Poll Tracks Attitudes on Police Reform and Michigan Officials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 1, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org New Poll Tracks Attitudes on Police Reform and Michigan Officials Michigan voters approve of police reforms and Gov. Whitmer MICHIGAN – On Wednesday, Progress Michigan and Public Policy Polling released the latest version of Lake Effect, a monthly research newsletter that tracks public…

Progress Michigan Applauds Whitmer Administration Police Reform Proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 29, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Applauds Whitmer Administration Police Reform Proposals Calls reform proposals a step in the right direction LANSING – Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced new reforms to the way police will conduct their day to day work, including banning chokeholds and…