Progress Michigan is a first-of-its-kind organization. Our mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses state-of-the-art web based new media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive ideas.

Brian Calley Should Return One-Third of Pay for Skipping Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 30, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Brian Calley Should Return One-Third of Pay for Skipping Work MACKINAC ISLAND — In the wake of a proposal launch for a part-time legislature, government watchdog group Progress Michigan is calling on Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley to return some of the…

Progress Michigan Statement on Part-Time Legislature Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 30, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Part-Time Legislature Proposal Move would concentrate even more power in the hands of corporate lobbyists MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the proposal to make Michigan’s legislature a part-time governing body. “Corporate lobbyists already…

ROC-MI: Workplace Justice Organizer

ROC-MI WORKPLACE JUSTICE ORGANIZER Location: Detroit, MI Type of Job: Full-Time-Position Overview: The Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York was initially founded in New York City by Fekkak Mamdouh and Saru Jayaraman after September 11th, 2001 to provide support to restaurant workers displaced as a result of the World Trade Center tragedy. Based on our successful…

Trump Budget Threatens Michigan Communities and Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 23, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Trump Budget Threatens Michigan Communities and Residents MICHIGAN — Donald Trump’s budget proposal is boon for the wealthy, while Michigan residents and communities get the axe, Progress Michigan said today in a statement. “It’s no wonder so many Michigan Republicans like…

Latest MPSERS Proposal From Republicans Will Worsen Already Bad Situation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 23, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Latest MPSERS Proposal From Republicans Will Worsen Already Bad Situation LANSING ­– Newly introduced legislation to close the public school employee pension system to all new hires would have a damning effect on teacher attraction and retention, Progress Michigan announced…

Main Street Alliance: Michigan Lead Organizer

Job Description: Main Street Alliance Michigan Lead Organizer Location: Michigan Position Overview: Main Street Alliance (501(c)(3)) and Main Street Alliance Action Fund (501(c)(4)) are seeking a Michigan Lead Organizer to focus on grassroots organizing and leadership development, campaign management, partner and ally relationship building, as well as some fundraising to support building a Main Street…

After Amash Statement, Progress Michigan calls on Michigan’s Republican Members of Congress to take a Stand on Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 18, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org After Amash Statement, Progress Michigan calls on Michigan’s Republican Members of Congress to take a Stand on Trump Michigan citizens deserve to know where members of Congress stand on possible obstruction of justice LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling on…

Progress Michigan Welcomes Danielle Emerson as Communications Specialist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 15, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Welcomes Danielle Emerson as Communications Specialist LANSING — Progress Michigan is pleased to announce today the addition of Danielle Emerson as Communications Specialist for the organization. “Danielle’s wealth of knowledge about Lansing politics, established record of holding elected officials…

‘Overwhelming Stench’: New Emails Highlight Continued Problems Under Outsourced Prison Food Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 9, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org ‘Overwhelming Stench’: New Emails Highlight Continued Problems Under Outsourced Prison Food Contract After problems, millions in fines, Trinity contract must be cancelled  MICHIGAN — On a summer day at Kinross Correctional Facility, inmates were told by Trinity food service workers…

To Our Teachers

  This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. As an organization that believes in public education, we know that teachers who work tirelessly to create learning environments are vital to a strong educational system. To honor that commitment, we decided to each remember our favorite teachers and share our thoughts and memories about them. Hugh Madden,…