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Progress Michigan Statement on U.S. Senate Healthcare Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 25, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on U.S. Senate Healthcare Vote Republican Senators betrayed the American people MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate Republicans’ vote to advance the repeal of the Affordable Care Act: “Republicans are gearing up to drop…

Community Organizer – Planned Parenthood

Position: Planned Parenthood Community Organizer Position Status: Full-Time Location: Ann Arbor/Lansing Manager: Dani Vilella Job Summary: Seeking field organizers to implement Planned Parenthood 501c(3) and 501c(4) advocacy and activist initiatives to coordinate strategic grassroots organizing efforts, conduct extensive community outreach, and build a robust volunteer and supporter base in key geographic regions. Ideal candidates must…

Report: Michigan Voters May Have Been Targeted by Russia with Help From Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 13, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Report: Michigan Voters May Have Been Targeted by Russia with Help From Trump Progress Michigan calling for answers from Trump-supporting Schuette  LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling for a response from Attorney General Bill Schuette after a story was published detailing how…

A New Chapter

  By Matthew Kovac Three years ago, my future coworkers asked why I wanted to join them in Michigan. I was Skyping in from the Chicago suburbs, fresh from journalism school and just 40 minutes away from a metropolis overflowing with its own racial and economic injustices to expose. Why pick up and move? The…

Progress Michigan Staffer Heads to Oxford

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 12, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Staffer Heads to Oxford Matt Kovac to research war and social movements in the UK LANSING — Progress Michigan Digital Media Coordinator Matt Kovac will leave the watchdog organization Friday to head to the University of Oxford’s Keble College this fall. “From…

Progress Michigan Asks Michigan Republicans to Choose Trump or America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  July 11, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Asks Michigan Republicans to Choose Trump or America Donald Trump Jr.’s emails show collusion between Trump campaign and Russian government   LANSING — Progress Michigan is challenging Michigan Republicans to speak out against the potentially illegal acts committed by Donald Trump…

Progress Michigan Names Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. ‘Legislator of the Month’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 5, 2017 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Names Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. ‘Legislator of the Month’ Hertel honored for introducing legislation to keep petition circulators honest when collecting signatures  LANSING — Progress Michigan has named State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. the Legislator of the Month for June.…

Progress Michigan Statement on Trump’s Request to Hand Over Sensitive Voter Info

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  June 30, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Trump’s Request to Hand Over Sensitive Voter Info MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s demand to states across the country to give up their voter data, including social security numbers.…

FOIA Confirms Cover-Up at Schuette’s Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 28, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org FOIA Confirms Cover-Up at Schuette’s Office Why is Rusty Hills using personal email on state time? Questions remain LANSING — According to documents obtained by the Great Lakes Beacon through a Freedom of Information Act request, Attorney General Bill Schuette’s staff…

Campaign Finance Complaint Filed Against Part-Time Legislature Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 27, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Campaign Finance Complaint Filed Against Part-Time Legislature Committee Ads featuring Calley and countdown clock not reported in campaign finance filing LANSING — Progress Michigan has filed a campaign finance complaint with the Michigan Secretary of State regarding Lieutenant Governor Brian…