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Progress Michigan Announces New Legislator of the Month Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 26, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Announces New Legislator of the Month Award Award will highlight positive work done by our elected officials  LANSING — Progress Michigan, a government watchdog group, announced today that it will give a Legislator of the Month award to…

Judge Calls Schuette’s Amicus Brief Defending Flint Residents ‘Superficial Posturing’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 23, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Judge Calls Schuette’s Amicus Brief Defending Flint Residents ‘Superficial Posturing’ Judge throws out Schuette’s brief, saying he can’t defend both state and residents  LANSING — Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette cannot defend the state’s refusal to deliver bottled water to…

The Coward’s Way: Snyder Uses Inauguration Cover to Announce 38 School Closures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 20, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org The Coward’s Way: Snyder Uses Inauguration Cover to Announce 38 School Closures Meanwhile, President Trump says schools are “flush” with cash MICHIGAN — Just before the inauguration, Gov. Rick Snyder announced that he would be considering the closure of 38…

Progress Michigan Statement on Inauguration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 20, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Inauguration MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the presidential inauguration. The statement can be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “President Donald Trump represents the worst of America: greed, racism,…

Progress Michigan Urges U.S. Senate to Reject the Appointment of Betsy DeVos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 17, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Urges U.S. Senate to Reject the Appointment of Betsy DeVos DeVos-funded education policies have been bad for Michigan students LANSING — Today the United States Senate will hold a confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos’ appointment as Secretary of…

Progress Michigan: Time for Fouts to Resign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 17, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan: Time for Fouts to Resign Racist remarks only latest in scandals surrounding Warren mayor  MICHIGAN — Allegations of racist, sexist, and discriminatory remarks continue to pile up around Warren Mayor Jim Fouts and Progress Michigan is calling on…

Good Jobs Now: Executive Director

About GJN: Created by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in 2011, Good Jobs Now (GJN) is a grassroots community organization that fights for economic and social justice for low wage workers and Detroiters. We are seeking an experienced organizer, manager and fundraiser to stabilize and grow GJN’s membership base, staffing size and capacity, and funding,…

Republican State Senator Calls $72,000 Salary a ‘Fixed Income’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 4, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Republican State Senator Calls $72,000 Salary a ‘Fixed Income’ Out-of-Touch Patrick Colbeck Complains About His Publicly-Funded Salary  LANSING — Despite twice running for election to serve the people of Michigan, Senator Patrick Colbeck took to social media today to complain…

Schuette Failed to Mention AG Office Role in Flint Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 28, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Failed to Mention AG Office Role in Flint Crisis Schuette’s political ambitions outweigh any transparency LANSING – Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the recent revelation that Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office approved documents related to Flint’s 2015…