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Bill Schuette Running For Governor, Wealthy Donors Rejoice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 11, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the news that Attorney General Bill Schuette will be announcing his candidacy for governor on Tuesday. “The only people excited about a potential Governor Schuette are his wealthy donors like the…

Statement on Trump’s DACA Repeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 1, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s heartless decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA: “What Donald Trump did today tears away at the fabric of so many communities across Michigan…

Mackinac Center Part of National ‘Mortal Blow’ Strategy to Break Unions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 30, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Mackinac Center Part of National ‘Mortal Blow’ Strategy to Break Unions The MacCen isn’t about freedom; they’re about building power for corporate donors MICHIGAN — Not mincing words, the president of the State Policy Network, of which the Mackinac Center…

RELEASE: Progress Michigan to MIGOP: Which Side Are You On?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 29, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan to MIGOP: Which Side Are You On? Split in Party calls for clarity from Republican leaders LANSING — The following is a statement in response to calls for Wayne Bradley, Michigan GOP state director of African American engagement, to resign…

Town Hall Features ‘Corporate Puppet’ Congressman David Trott

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 16, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916- 0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Town Hall Features ‘Corporate Puppet’ Congressman David Trott A ventriloquist — rather than his corporate donors — spoke for him at event PLYMOUTH, Mich. — On Wednesday, residents of Michigan’s 11th Congressional District heard from Congressman David Trott, while the real…

Progress Michigan Calls on Schuette to Condemn White Supremacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 15, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,  Sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on Schuette to Condemn White Nationalism LANSING—Progress Michigan is calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette to immediately speak clearly about the cause of violence in Charlottesville, VA and to condemn white-nationalists. “Nazis and white supremacists are who caused…

RELEASE: Progress Michigan Response to GOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel: You Can’t Run from Your Party

Progress Michigan News from Progress Michigan August 14, 2017 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Response to GOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel: You Can’t Run from Your Party LANSING – The following is a statement in response to National Republican Party Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel’s statements earlier today in response to the “Unite the Right” rally…

RELEASE: Progress Michigan Demands Explanation from ABC CEO Jimmy Greene

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 10, 2017 Contact: Hugh Madden, hugh@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Demands Explanation from ABC CEO Jimmy Greene LANSING—Progress Michigan is calling on Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Michigan CEO Jimmy Greene to answer once and for all whether his organization is funneling funds from taxpayer-funded schools to ABC through…

RELEASE: Progress Michigan Cleans Up the Clean Michigan Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  August 10, 2017 Contact: Hugh Madden, hugh@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Cleans Up the Clean Michigan Campaign Committee cleans up its campaign finance filings after Progress Michigan complains LANSING — In response to a complaint by Progress Michigan, Lt. Governor Brian Calley’s Clean MI campaign has cleaned up its own…