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Progress Michigan to Schuette: Stop Offensive, Misleading Campaign Against Parole Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 15, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan to Schuette: Stop Offensive, Misleading Campaign Against Parole Reform LANSING – Today Progress Michigan released the following statement condemning Attorney General Bill Schuette’s offensive and misleading campaign against House Bill 4138, a parole reform bill that seeks to…

Progress Michigan on The Passing of Activist & Educator Bonnie Bucqueroux

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 14, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan on The Passing of Activist & Educator Bonnie Bucqueroux MICHIGAN — The passing of Bonnie Bucqueroux, an activist, journalist and Michigan State University educator, is a heavy loss for progressive activists and her former students around the state. “This…

Progress Michigan Echoes Call For Flint Accountability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 13, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Echoes Call For Flint Accountability Earley should be fired and Snyder should pay LANSING – Today, Progress Michigan is calling on Governor Rick Snyder to hold himself and Emergency Manager Darnell Earley accountable for their decision to use the Flint River …

Gov. Snyder Tells Us What We Already Know: His Emergency Manager Poisoned Flint Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 8, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Gov. Snyder Tells Us What We Already Know: His Emergency Manager Poisoned Flint Children Announces overdue plans to switch back to Detroit water system  LANSING – Today, Governor Rick Snyder announced that Flint would switch back to Detroit’s water system…

Schuette Pushes FOIA Fees to Block Public’s Right to Know

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 8, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Pushes FOIA Fees to Block Public’s Right to Know Documents prove AG Bill Schuette’s Office advises using FOIA fees to discourage public seeking access to information LANSING — Documents obtained by Progress Michigan through a Freedom of Information Act request…

Whistleblower Lawsuit Raises Further Questions About Cotter’s Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 6, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Whistleblower Lawsuit Raises Further Questions About Cotter’s Leadership Allegations lead to more questions about what Speaker Cotter knew and when he knew it LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement after staff members fired by Todd Courser and Cindy…

Progress Iowa: Communications Director

Progress Iowa seeks a Communications Director to coordinate proactive public communications, digital media and campaign communications projects under the direction of the Executive Director. The person we’re looking for will have excellent oral and written communications skills, experience speaking on the record, comfort with social media platforms and an ability to handle multiple fast-paced projects…

Questions Abound: Snyder Supreme Court Appointee Authored Secret Bush-Era Indefinite Detention Memo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 30, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Questions Abound: Snyder Supreme Court Appointee Authored Secret Bush-Era Indefinite Detention Memo What kind of involvement did Joan Larsen have with torture, interrogation and surveillance memos? MICHIGAN — Gov. Rick Snyder’s appointee to the Michigan Supreme Court, Joan Larsen, helped author…

Snyder Admin: There’s No Lead Problem, But Here’s Some Water Filters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 29, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Admin: There’s No Lead Problem, But Here’s Some Water Filters Administration denied Flint water problem while secretly distributing 1,500 filters FLINT — News broke today that the Snyder administration secretly organized the distribution of water filters to Flint residents…

Michigan Legislature & Congress Attack Women’s Reproductive Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 29, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michigan Legislature & Congress Attack Women’s Reproductive Rights Anti-choice crusaders in Michigan and Washington push radical agenda MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is proud to stand with Planned Parenthood in Michigan and across the country as extremist-backed elected officials continue to push…