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Progress Michigan Responds to MI Supreme Court Emergency Power Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan   October 2, 2020 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Responds to MI Supreme Court Emergency Power Decision   MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Michigan Supreme Court ruling 4-3 against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers she has used to keep Michiganders safe during the…

Michigan Deserves Answers About Spending on Partisan Lawsuits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 30, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org  Michigan Deserves Answers About Spending on Partisan Lawsuits Progress Michigan requests financial transparency from legislative offices MICHIGAN – This week, Progress Michigan sent emails to the Secretary of the Senate and the House Business Office requesting financial records that pertain…

Progressives Express Support for Whitmer Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 23, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Progressives Express Support for Whitmer Climate Action Gov. Whitmer’s latest executive action shows she takes this crisis seriously MICHIGAN – On Wednesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order aimed at combating the climate crisis and making Michigan a carbon-neutral state…

Unlock Michigan Caught Teaching Signature Collectors to Break the Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 22, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Unlock Michigan Caught Teaching Signature Collectors to Break the Law Petition Drive is Nothing More Than A Partisan Power Grab MICHIGAN – A report from the Detroit Free Press details yet another scandal involving the Unlock Michigan ballot campaign — and this one was caught…

Macomb County Republican Spotted at QAnon Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 2, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Macomb County Republican Spotted at QAnon Event County Clerk Candidate’s Association with Conspiracy Group Raises Questions MACOMB – Recently, former Republican state representative and current county clerk candidate Anthony Forlini [left] was photographed attending a “Save the Children” event along 16…

Flint Settlement Is A Step Toward Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 20, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Flint Settlement Is A Step Toward Justice Despite this good news, the fight for true justice continues MICHIGAN – On Thursday, state officials agreed to a $600 million settlement with plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought by Flint residents. The settlement focuses…

Shirkey Says Vulnerable Michigan Residents Should ‘Suffer through’ Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 14, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Shirkey Says Vulnerable Michigan Residents Should ‘Suffer through’ Pandemic Majority Leader’s comments show stunning lack of empathy MICHIGAN – On Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said he was okay with the federal government declining to send any more COVID-19 relief…

Progress Michigan Calls for Resignation of Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 6, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls for Resignation of Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle  Tom Eckerle calls Black Detroiters the n-word, blames Black people for spread of COVID MICHIGAN – Progress Michigan released the following statement calling for the resignation of a Leelanau County Road…

55 Years, and There’s Still Work to Be Done

Fifty-five-years-ago today President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into effect. As we consider the state of the world today a lot has changed, and a lot hasn’t. The Voting Rights Act was possibly the greatest piece of civil rights legislation to have passed through Congress at the time, and it was overwhelmingly approved by…

New Poll Tracks Michiganians’ Attitudes Around Issues, Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 3, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org New Poll Tracks Michiganians’ Attitudes around Issues, Candidates Monthly Lake Effect newsletter finds support for Whitmer, vote by mail MICHIGAN – On Monday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect, a monthly newsletter produced in conjunction with Public Policy…