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Michiganders Deserve Answers from GOP Lawmakers Who Allegedly Got ALEC Support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 28, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org  Michiganders Deserve Answers from GOP Lawmakers Who Allegedly Got ALEC Support Progress Michigan demands Republicans come clean about their shady relationship with right-wing lobby network MICHIGAN – After news broke that Michigan Republican lawmakers allegedly received illegal campaign contributions from the American Legislative Exchange…

Rural Policy Action Report Advances Progressive Vision for Rural Michigan, America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 8, 2021  Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Rural Policy Action Report Advances Progressive Vision for Rural Michigan, America Report urges profound investment in rural communities to advance equity and resilience MICHIGAN – A national collaborative of rural policy and advocacy organizations recently released the “2021 Rural Policy Action Report,” outlining specific investments, policy improvements, and regulatory reforms designed to improve our…

Republican Legislators Jam Through Unpopular Attack on Whitmer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan July 15, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Republican Legislators Jam Through Unpopular Attack on Whitmer MIGOP needs to stop wasting time and get to work on policies that matter MICHIGAN – On Thursday, the Republican-controlled state Senate opted to pass the Unlock Michigan initiative rather than let voters decide…

MIGOP Executive Director Resigns Amid Disinformation Wildfire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 14, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org MIGOP Executive Director Resigns Amid Disinformation Wildfire Year-long election misinformation campaign is catching up with Michigan Republicans MICHIGAN – On Wednesday, Jason Roe, executive director of the Michigan Republican Party, resigned under pressure from the grassroots for not being loyal to…

New Poll: Michiganders Support Probe Into Insurrection, Militias

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 8, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org New Poll: Michiganders Support Probe Into Insurrection, Militias Voters want real action to combat right-wing extremism and build back better  MICHIGAN – On Thursday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect, a monthly research newsletter that tracks public opinion about…

New Report: The Big Lie Persists in the GOP Base

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan July 7, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org New Report: The Big Lie Persists in the GOP Base Republican legislators’ efforts to distance themselves may be too little, too late MICHIGAN – A new report compiled by Progress Michigan analyzes social media posts from local Republican parties across the…

MIGOP Drops the Ball on Flood Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 1, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org MIGOP Drops the Ball on Flood Relief Michiganders will suffer while Republican legislators enjoy a vacation MICHIGAN – This week, House and Senate Republicans each passed along a bill containing flood relief to the other chamber, but neither caucus chose to…

MSU Community Deserves Transparency Around Benefit Cuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 25, 2021 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org MSU Community Deserves Transparency Around Benefit Cuts Employees concerned about decision to continue retirement cuts into 2021-22 budget EAST LANSING – As the administration at Michigan State University moves toward finalizing a budget for the 2021-22 school year, employees and labor rights…

Progress Michigan to Appeal Circuit Court Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan June 24, 2021 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan to Appeal Circuit Court Decision  Wayne County deserves transparency from canvassers who tried to suppress their votes MICHIGAN – Despite a disappointing decision from the Wayne County Circuit Court, Progress Michigan is continuing to push for transparency from the Wayne…

Progress Michigan Denounces House Elections and Ethics Committee Passage of Anti-Voter Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Denounces House Elections and Ethics Committee Passage of Anti-Voter Bills  MICHIGAN – After the Michigan House Elections and Ethics Committee voted out two extreme anti-voter bills that would eliminate options voters have at the ballot box, Progress Michigan is calling upon the legislature to…