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Fight for Real Justice Far from Over after Chauvin Verdict

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 20, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Fight for Real Justice Far from Over after Chauvin Verdict The following statement on the news that Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all three charges can be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan: “Holding Derek Chauvin…

New Poll: Nearly 60% Support Calls for Ron Weiser Resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 6, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org New Poll: Nearly 60% Support Calls for Ron Weiser Resignation Lake Effect poll shows strong disapproval of GOP Co-Chair, support for FOIA reform MICHIGAN – On Tuesday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect, a monthly research newsletter that tracks…

Progress Michigan Slams GOP Chair for Assassination Joke, “Witches” Comparison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan March 26, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Slams GOP Chair for Assassination Joke, “Witches” Comparison Weiser’s comments are dangerous, inflammatory, and unacceptable MICHIGAN – The following statement on the video released today showing GOP Chair Ron Weiser joking about assassination and referring to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, AG…

Voter Suppression Bills Spark Well-Deserved Backlash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan March 24, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Voter Suppression Bills Spark Well-Deserved Backlash Michiganders are ready to fight back against attacks on our voting rights MICHIGAN – Despite a series of thorough audits showing that the 2020 election was safe, fair, and accurate, Michigan Republicans are working to undermine…

Questions Remain Around Legislative Separation Agreements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan March 18, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Questions Remain Around Legislative Separation Agreements While Republicans call out Whitmer, they refuse to look in the mirror MICHIGAN — With the news that the Governor’s office has waived the confidentiality agreement in the severance of former DHHS Director Robert Gordon…

Michiganders Are Done Waiting for FOIA Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan March 16, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michiganders Are Done Waiting for FOIA ReformProgress Michigan announces details of ballot initiative to expand FOIA  MICHIGAN – This Sunshine Week, Progress Michigan is celebrating by rolling out the details of an upcoming ballot initiative to expand the Freedom of Information Act…

Gov. Whitmer’s Propane Plan is Great for Michigan and Great Lakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 12, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Gov. Whitmer’s Propane Plan is Great for Michigan and Great Lakes  We can ensure resilience without Line 5, as plan makes clear  MICHIGAN –– Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office released the Michigan Propane Security Plan which sets forth how our state can address the…

Hypocrisy in the Michigan House and the Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 9, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Hypocrisy in the Michigan House and the Senate Records request reveals 33 severance payments made by House and Senate since 2010 MICHIGAN – When the public learned that former health department Director Robert Gordon received a substantial severance payment as part of…

Progress Michigan Demands Removal of Enbridge’s False Advertising

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 9, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Demands Removal of Enbridge’s False Advertising  Progressive advocacy group calls on radio stations to stop giving airtime to Line 5 ad MICHIGAN — Today, Progress Michigan, through their legal counsel, sent notices to Detroit and Grand Rapids radio stations…