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Teachers Push Back Against Snyder’s Half-Billion Dollar Rip-Off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 3, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Teachers Push Back Against Snyder’s Half-Billion Dollar Rip-Off GOP legislators stay quiet while Snyder takes money from public school employees LANSING — Across the state today, teachers, support staff, students and parents are protesting Gov. Rick Snyder’s continued assault on…

Under Mike Pence, Indiana Scored a D- on Transparency and Accountability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  July 28, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Under Mike Pence, Indiana Scored a D- on Transparency and Accountability Center for Public Integrity gave failing grades to Pence administration for FOIA laws  MICHIGAN — With Mike Pence campaigning in Michigan, voters should be aware that Indiana received a failing…

Injunction Protects Michiganders’ Right to Straight Ticket Voting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 21, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Injunction Protects Michiganders’ Right to Straight Ticket Voting Elimination of straight ticket voting would have led to longer lines MICHIGAN — A federal judge has blocked a Republican-backed law that eliminates straight ticket voting in Michigan, which would’ve led to longer lines…

Schuette Should File Brief Supporting Teachers Fighting Wage Confiscation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 21, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Should File Brief Supporting Teachers Fighting Wage Confiscation Educators need a true ally, not a political show horse MICHIGAN — If Attorney General Bill Schuette wants to stand on the side of justice and support Michigan educators, he needs…

Progress Michigan Statement on Selection of Mike Pence as Trump’s Running Mate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 15, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Selection of Mike Pence as Trump’s Running Mate LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding Indiana Governor Mike Pence as the running mate for Donald Trump. The statement should be attributed to Lonnie Scott,…

Schuette Doubles Down on Crusade Against Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 8, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Doubles Down on Crusade Against Equality Michigan’s Republican AG drags state into lawsuit against transgender rights MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the news that Michigan’s Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette joined a lawsuit attacking equality…

Sierra Club: State Budget Education Director

Job Title: State Budget Education Organizer Chapter: Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Location: Sierra Club Michigan Chapter office, 109 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing                    (some flexibility on location) with occasional travel required Reports To: Legislative and Political Director and State Director Timeline: August 2, 2016 – February 28, 2017 (with possible extension based on availability of funds). Hours: 3 days a week…

Report: MI Republican Budgets Don’t Properly Fund Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 28, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Report: MI Republican Budgets Don’t Properly Fund Education Study shows 89 percent of school districts left behind in Snyder/GOP Budget LANSING — A report released today shows that the education budget signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday continues to…

Attorney General Schuette Lawsuit Another Charade To Deflect Blame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 22, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Attorney General Schuette Lawsuit Another Charade To Deflect Blame Schuette should be honest, Republican governing philosophy ruined Flint LANSING — Today, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced a civil lawsuit against three companies, Veolia North America, Lockwood, Andrews & Newman and…