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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…

History Shows EMU Should Not Privatize Food Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 15, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org History Shows EMU Should Not Privatize Food Services Outsourcing public jobs to private, for-profit companies has proven problematic YPSILANTI — Progress Michigan is urging the Eastern Michigan Board of Regents to not privatize the university’s food service. The board is considering Chartwells,…

Michigan Republicans Choose Their Donors Over Detroit Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  June 9, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michigan Republicans Choose Their Donors Over Detroit Children Detroit Public Schools package creates more problems for students; protects bad charter operators LANSING — Tonight, the House and Senate Republicans sent a bill to Governor Snyder’s desk that fails to address…

Bathroom Policing Bill Filed in House by Republicans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 3, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bathroom Policing Bill Dropped in House by Republicans Bill is latest attempt by MIGOP to discriminate against transgender people LANSING — Michigan House Republicans have introduced a bathroom-policing bill that discriminates against transgender people and stokes fear and ignorance in our…

Bathroom Policing Bill Dropped in House by Republicans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 3, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bathroom Policing Bill Dropped in House by Republicans Bill is latest attempt by MIGOP to discriminate against transgender people LANSING — Michigan House Republicans have introduced a bathroom-policing bill that discriminates against transgender people and stokes fear and ignorance in our…

House Republicans Push For-Profit Charter Agenda on Detroit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 2, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org House Republicans Push For-Profit Charter Agenda on Detroit House GOP concerned about for profit charters, not helping DPS and students MICHIGAN — House Republicans have passed a package of bills that only serves the for-profit charter school industry and is a direct…

Bill Schuette Backs Trump and His Racist Policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 2, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bill Schuette Backs Trump and His Racist Policies Michigan’s right-wing attorney general sides with right-wing presidential candidate MICHIGAN — Attorney General Bill Schuette has officially announced he plans to support Donald Trump for president. With the announcement, Schuette joins a growing…

Bill Schuette Crusading Against Transgender Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 27, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bill Schuette Crusading Against Transgender Students Letter to Obama Administration latest attempt by AG to stymie progress  MICHIGAN — Attorney General Bill Schuette has officially begun his campaign against transgender students and the Obama Administration’s attempt to recognize their rights as…

Progress Michigan Blasts Casperson’s Gender Discrimination Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 25, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Blasts Casperson’s Gender Discrimination Bill Bill would force transgender students to out themselves, open them up to bullying MICHIGAN — Michigan Republican State Senator — and U.S. Congressional hopeful — Tom Casperson has introduced a gender discrimination bill that stokes…