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Why is Bill Schuette Scared of a Recount?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Contact: Sam Inglot,  616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org December 2, 2016 Why is Bill Schuette Scared of a Recount? Attorney General files last minute, Trump-esque lawsuit to stop Michigan recount LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is suing to stop the statewide recount of Michigan’s presidential election results. “Bill Schuette…

Snyder Must Veto Law Restricting Local Democracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 1, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Must Veto Law Restricting Local Democracy Republicans hell-bent on stifling local control despite rhetoric LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to veto Senate Bill 853, which continues the Republican trend of attacking local democracy. According…

Progress Michigan Statement on Michigan Recount Effort

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 30, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Michigan Recount Effort Why are Republicans so worried about voter fraud but oppose a recount? LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the presidential recount effort underway in Michigan. “Every vote should count in…

Michigan Trump Campaign Staff Member Convicted of Election Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 30, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michigan Trump Campaign Staff Member Convicted of Election Fraud Brandon Hall hired despite facing trial for actions taken in 2012  MICHIGAN — A Trump campaign staffer in Michigan was convicted of ten counts of election fraud and now faces up…

Progress Michigan Slams Voter ID Law Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 30, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Slams Voter ID Law Proposal Requiring a photo ID is no way to modernize Michigan’s antiquated voting systems LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding a package of bills in the Michigan House that would require…

Snyder Picks GOP Staffer at Center of Gamrat & Courser Scandal for CoA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 29, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Picks GOP Staffer at Center of Gamrat & Courser Scandal for CoA Snyder continues trend of setting up political allies with powerful positions LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has picked Brock Swartzle — a top Republican staffer for House Speaker…

Progress Michigan Slams Trump Appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 23, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org, 616-916-0574 Progress Michigan Slams Trump Appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education DeVos Family Donations Appear to Purchase More Than Just MI Legislature LANSING — Today President Elect Donald Trump announced MI GOP financier Betsy DeVos as his pick for Secretary of…

Progress Michigan Calls for Roseville School Board VP to Step Down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 22, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls for Roseville School Board VP to Step Down Alfredo Fancesconi’s Facebook page is rife with ignorance and bigotry MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is calling for the vice president of the Roseville Community School Board to step down…

Progress Michigan: Attorney General Schuette Must Condemn Post Election Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 18, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan: Attorney General Schuette Must Condemn Post Election Violence Latest incident in Grand Rapids amplifies need for leadership LANSING — In light of the most recent example of post-election violence, Progress Michigan is calling on Michigan Attorney General and…