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Progress Michigan Names Representative Darrin Camilleri ‘Legislator of the Month’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 6, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Names Representative Darrin Camilleri ‘Legislator of the Month’ Camilleri awarded for bills to clean up the tax code and his commitment to every child’s right to literacy  LANSING — Progress Michigan has named Representative Darrin Camilleri the Legislator…

Our Maryland: Digital Director

Our Maryland seeks a Digital Director to launch a progressive state-level communications hub. In partnership with Our Maryland’s board of directors, the Digital Director will design and implement a strategy to engage Marylanders around a progressive agenda across multiple digital platforms and to push back against right wing actions designed to undermine our state’s progress.…

Over 700 Activists Converge on Lansing for Michigan Progressive Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 4, 2017 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@progressmichigan.org Over 700 Activists Converge on Lansing for Michigan Progressive Summit Michiganders ready to learn, network and organize to build progressive future LANSING — On Saturday, at the Michigan Progressive Summit in downtown Lansing, hundreds of progressive activists from around the…

Michigan’s Congressional Republicans Must Call for Sessions’ Resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 2, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michigan’s Congressional Republicans Must Call for Sessions’ Resignation Appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Trump-Russia Ties, get Sessions out LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling for Michigan’s Republican Congressional Delegation to demand the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions…

GLEP Director: “I wanted to shake her, like I like to shake my wife.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 28, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org GLEP Director: ‘I wanted to shake her, like I like to shake my wife.” Head of DeVos-backed org makes troubling comment regarding SRO official LANSING — Today during a Senate Education Committee meeting, the head of the DeVos-backed, anti-public school group…

This is Not About Bathrooms

Donald Trump has revoked Obama administration guidelines regarding transgender students’ rights. And while every headline, news story, and debate around this topic seems to have centered around students’ right to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, Trump’s actions have nothing to do with bathrooms. Laverne Cox, a TV star and trans rights…

The Michigan Progressive Summit Returns to Lansing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 23, 2017 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@progressmichigan.org The Michigan Progressive Summit Returns to Lansing Conference features speakers, panels, skill-building workshops LANSING – On Saturday, March 4, hundreds of residents and activists from across Michigan will convene in Lansing for the 2017 Michigan Progressive Summit, entitled “March Forth:…

‘Systematic Racism’ Contributed to Flint Water Crisis, Commission Says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  February 17, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org ‘Systematic Racism’ Contributed to Flint Water Crisis, Commission Says Report from Snyder-appointed commission says racism responsible for slow response MICHIGAN — Gov. Rick Snyder’s own Civil Rights Commission has released a scathing report showing how “systematic racism” was a major factor…

Trouble at the border

A dangerous remnant of the 2016 lame duck session has been resurrected and is moving through the legislature. The bill, SB40, would allow Michigan companies near the border that hire out-of-state workers to count those non-Michigan employees toward receiving publicly-funded grants and aid. It’s essentially a signal to corporations on Michigan’s border that they can…

Progress Michigan Applauds House and Senate Democrats for Bills to Address Unemployment Insurance Agency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 14, 2017 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Applauds House and Senate Democrats for Bills to Address Unemployment Insurance Agency Bills needed after latest Republican privatization scheme, GOP attacks on working families  LANSING — Progress Michigan is applauding the sponsors of a package a bills that…