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More Than 150 Michigan Scientists Urge Members of Congress to Support Climate Change Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: CATHY BACILE TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009 (517) 333-1606 Scientists’ letter: Cut CO2 pollution, protect Michigan’s future LANSING – More than 150 scientists, researchers and academics from across Michigan have signed a letter of support calling on Michigan’s U.S. representatives and senators to take action against climate change and support measures to…

Progress Michigan Announces Hiring of New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2009 Contact: Leigh Fifelski 517.999.3646 Progress Michigan, a strong voice for the state’s progressive community, has named former reporter and non-profit national communications director David Holtz as its new Executive Director. “We are incredibly fortunate to have David leading the great Progress Michigan team,” said Ray Plowden, chair of the…

Groups Support MEA in Defending Voters’ Rights

Remark Offensive to Voters and to the Electoral Process FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 5, 2009 CONTACT: LEIGH FIFELSKI 517-999-3646 LANSING – Progress Michigan, Michigan Election Coalition and Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote-Michigan joined the Michigan Education Association in blasting the Michigan Association of School Boards today and its executive director, Kathy Hayes, over…

Michigan Health Care for America Now Issues New Report: To Fix Michigan’s Economy, We Need To Fix Health Care Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 23rd, 2009 Contact: Leigh Fifelski 517.999.3646 w 248.321.4579 c Michigan Grassroots Groups Demand Quality, Affordable Health Care for All to Move Michigan’s Economy Forward Lansing – A new report released today by Michigan Health Care for America Now (HCAN) shows why we must fix our health care system now in order…

TIME Exposes ‘Clean Coal’ Myth; Coal-Burning Puts MI Future at Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 Contact: Dan Farough 517-643-2949 c 517-999-6343 Leigh Fifelski 248-321-4579 TIME Exposes ‘Clean Coal’ Myth; Coal-Burning Puts MI Future at Risk MI citizens urge end to state’s coal rush, which threatens health and economy LANSING – TIME Magazine this week exposed the myth of so-called “clean coal” at plants…

McCain Health Care Plan Bad Deal for Michigan Families, Report Shows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Leigh Fifelski September 30, 2008 (517) 999-3646-Office (248) 321-4579-Cell Middle Class Families Feel Burn of Shift from Employer-Based LANSING – With ordinary Americans increasingly struggling under the combined impact of the banking and health care crises, the Center for American Progress Action Fund is preparing to release a report that details…