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Lawmakers Face Death Threats Over GOP Conspiracies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 7, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Lawmakers Face Death Threats Over GOP Conspiracies Threats of violence show the danger of allowing disinformation to spread MICHIGAN – A few months after the FBI foiled a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, right-wing extremists are still threatening Michigan…

Michiganders Wait on COVID Solutions While Republicans Focus on Nonexistent Election Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 1, 2020 Contact: Lonnie Scott, 734-323-6038, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Michiganders Wait on COVID Solutions While Republicans Focus on Nonexistent Election Fraud Republican inaction is literally killing people MICHIGAN – With COVID-19 caseloads still on the rise and people across the state experiencing food and housing insecurity, Michigan’s Republican-controlled state legislature…

Senate Oversight Committee Prepares for Another Sham Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 1, 2020 Contact: Contact: Lonnie Scott, 734-323-6028, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Senate Oversight Committee Prepares for Another Sham Hearing Michigan Republicans continue efforts to bolster conspiracy theories and doubt MICHIGAN – Michigan’s Senate Oversight Committee still refuses to allow public testimony about the vote-counting process at the TCF Center in Detroit…

Shirkey, Chatfield Summoned to White House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 19, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Shirkey, Chatfield Summoned to White House Republican leadership should be condemning Trump’s lies, not feeding a coup   MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding news that Mike Shirkey and Lee Chatfield have been summoned to the White House by Donald…

Michigan Deserves Answers from the Wayne County Board of Canvassers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  November 18, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progresmsichigan.org Michigan Deserves Answers from the Wayne County Board of Canvassers Racist attempt to block election certification inspires FOIA request DETROIT – After a contentious meeting during which the Wayne County Board of Canvassers’ two Republican members initially refused to certify…

Statement on Racist, Partisan Power Grab by GOP Wayne County BOC Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan November 17, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Statement on Racist, Partisan Power Grab by GOP Wayne County BOC Members  MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan Executive Director Lonnie Scott released the following statement regarding the Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers refusing to certify the November election results:…

Progress Michigan to Wayne Board of Canvassers: ‘Do Your Job’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 17, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org, 616-916-0574 Progress Michigan to Wayne Board of Canvassers: ‘Do Your Job’ Republican Board of Canvassers are reportedly refusing to certify election results MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding information that the Republicans on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers will…