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Election Day Should be a Paid Holiday

Two weeks ago, Kalamazoo County voted to make Election Day a paid holiday so that county workers may have a chance to exercise their right to vote. Kalamazoo County is headed in the right direction, and it’s time for the rest of Michigan—and the rest of the country as a matter of fact—to catch up.…

House Democrats and Governor Whitmer Introduce Reproductive Health Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  October 29, 2019 Contact: Cayley Winters, 269-601-5834, cayley@progressmichigan.org House Democrats and Governor Whitmer Introduce Reproductive Health Act  RHA will protect abortion rights as well as repeal and update outdated abortion laws LANSING — Tuesday morning, House Democrats and Governor Gretchen Whitmer introduced the Reproductive Health Act. The bill…

MEA: ORGANIZING SNAP

DATE OF POSTING: October 23, 2019  TERMINATION DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: November 5, 2019 POSITION: ORGANIZING SNAP (6 positions) COMPENSATION/BENEFITS: $40 per hour 10 hrs/wk, potential up to 20 hrs/wk STAFF RELATIONSHIP: Responsible to Marcy Kamienecki Associate Executive Director EMPLOYMENT DATE: As soon as possible SEND APPLICATION AND RESUME TO: Human Resources Department Michigan Education Association…

Whitmer Request for Overtime Expansion Will Help Working Families

October 24, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan  Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Whitmer Request for Overtime Expansion Will Help Working Families Trump administration has scaled back OT expansion MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is applauding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s effort to expand overtime eligibility to more working people in Michigan.  “When people go above and beyond…

Progress MI Reminds Michiganders of GOP ‘Decade of Deceit’ Ahead of Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 8, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress MI Reminds Michiganders of GOP ‘Decade of Deceit’ Ahead of Debate Republicans have had total control over Michigan, ignored problems & made others worse  LANSING — As Republican candidates for governor get set to take the stage for a debate…

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Must Denounce Islamophobia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 25, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Must Denounce Islamophobia Patrick Colbeck spewing lies about Dem candidate’s religion cannot go unanswered   MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is calling on Republican gubernatorial candidates, especially Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Attorney General Bill Schuette, to denounce…

Republican Senate Moves to Strip Healthcare from Michigan Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 19, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Republican Senate Moves to Strip Healthcare from Michigan Families So-called ‘work requirements’ for Medicaid are further assault on working families MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Republican-controlled Senate passing legislation that attempts to strip healthcare away from…

Numbers: The GOP Tax Scam

Today is Tax Day and a big topic of discussion has been the fallout from the GOP Tax Scam that was passed in 2017. Republicans like Congressman Mike Bishop and Attorney General Bill Schuette have been singing the plan’s praises ever since it passed. They claim that the tax plan is benefitting working families. But…