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Raquel Castañeda-López Named Legislator of the Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 15, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Raquel Castañeda-López Named Legislator of the Month Castañeda-López named for protecting children from pet coke pollution LANSING — Progress Michigan has named Detroit City Council member Raquel Castañeda-López its Legislator of the Month for October. Castañeda-López worked tirelessly to pass a pet coke ordinance to protect the…

Giving Thanks

I’ve been working at Progress Michigan for about three months now. When I was brought on as the Digital Media Strategist, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I came from the corporate marketing world, helping Fortune 500 companies connect with consumers in new and innovative ways. I loved what I was doing, but after…

Schuette Failing to Get Justice for GR Vets Home

FOR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 31, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Failing to Get Justice for Grand Rapids Veterans Home Residents Charges have been dismissed against low-level employees MICHIGAN — According to media reports, Attorney General Bill Schuette’s investigation into the abuses and lack of quality services at the Grand…

Progress Michigan Calls on MSU to Divest From Hate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 25, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on Michigan State University to Divest From Hate Investments in Robert Mercer companies calls into the question Michigan State’s commitment to diversity LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling on Michigan State University to divest all investments made…

Lawsuit Over Schuette’s Use of Private Email Accounts Moves Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  October 20, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Lawsuit Over Schuette’s Use of Private Emails Moves Forward The Court of Claims has denied Schuette’s motion to dismiss the FOIA claim LANSING — Progress Michigan’s lawsuit to publicly disclose the emails sent using private email accounts by Attorney General Bill Schuette and…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  October 19, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org UIA Changes a Start; Must Make Falsely Accused Whole LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the introduction of a package of bills that seek to fix the state’s broken unemployment fraud system, which falsely accused thousands of…

Schuette Backs Plan to Gut Healthcare Help for MI Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 13, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Backs Plan to Gut Healthcare Help for MI Families Bill Schuette’s inaction will hurt families’ paychecks and healthcare MICHIGAN — Attorney General Bill Schuette has stated that he won’t be joining efforts to stop President Donald Trump from raising healthcare…