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Lobbying Reform Effort Gets Board of Canvassers Approval

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from the Coalition to Close Lansing Loopholes   February 19, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Lobbying Reform Effort Gets Board of Canvassers Approval Coalition to Close Lansing Loopholes to start gathering signatures LANSING — Today, the Michigan Board of Canvassers approved petition language for the Coalition to Close Lansing Loophole’s effort improve lobbying,…

A Tale of Two Budgets

In the past two weeks, we’ve seen new budget proposals from both Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and President Donald Trump. Coming shortly after Governor Whitmer delivered a Democratic response to Trump’s State of the Union address, these budgets provide further insight into the wildly different priorities being pushed by our two major parties. A budget…

Executive Office of the Governor: Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant Lansing, Michigan Full-time Benefits included Job Description: As the Communications Assistant, you will be the point person for all administrative functions in the communications division of the Executive Office of the Governor. You will report to the Communications Director and work with the entire communications staff to help communicate the Governor’s message within…

Republicans Reject Qualified Appointee After Pressure from the NRA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 13, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Republicans Reject Qualified Appointee After Pressure from the NRA The NRA is pressuring Michigan GOP to threaten a quid pro quo if Heartwell not withdrawn LANSING – This morning, Senate Republicans voted to reject qualified appointee, Anna Mitterling, a biology professor,…

Gary Peters Gets Things Done

For the last six years, Gary Peters has consistently been doing the work Michiganders want to see in Washington, while keeping a relatively low profile. He’s not flashy, but it’s clear from his time in the U.S. Senate he’s been focused on getting results, not seeking the spotlight.  Here’s what you need to know about…

Action of Greater Lansing: Schools Not Jails Organizer Position Description 

Schools Not Jails Organizer Position Description  Action of Greater Lansing is seeking an Organizer experienced in congregation-centered community organizing to recruit new membership and identify, train, and organize community leaders to address local and statewide education issues, including full and fair funding for K-12 public education.  The Schools Not Jails Organizer will work with the…

Report: GOP Mega-Donor Pushed Bill by Threatening to Cut Off Donations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 7, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Report: GOP Mega-Donor Pushed Bill by Threatening to Cut Off Donations Letter obtained by Progress Michigan shows GOP tying public policy to political donations MICHIGAN — In a letter to Republican leadership, GOP mega-donor Peter Secchia threatened to cut off…

Progress North Carolina: Executive Director

Executive Director Location: Raleigh, NC Organization Overview  Progress North Carolina (PNC) and its sister organization, Progress North Carolina Action (PNCA), are multi-issue advocacy organizations. We are focused on communicating a progressive vision and policy options across North Carolina. We make sure progressive viewpoints are seen, heard, and read in the news media across NC and…

Shirkey and Chatfield Lie About Whitmer’s SOTS Road Bonding Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 30, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Both officials continually claimed it was framed as a “long-term” solution, which is not true LANSING — During a press conference today in Lansing, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield continually lied about how Gov. Gretchen Whitmer…