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Progress Michigan Stands with Planned Parenthood, Against Extremist Lies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 28, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Stands with Planned Parenthood, Against Extremist Lies Speaks out against attacks on health care provider LANSING — Anti-choice activists have reached a new low with the release of another secretly recorded video that seeks to attack Planned Parenthood and go…

A Racial Reality Check for Progressives

By Denzel McCampbell Over the weekend, Netroots Nation, a conference that hosts thousands of progressives, hosted a Presidential Town Hall featuring two presidential candidates. During the beginning of the town hall, the discussion with candidate and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley was paused when activists and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement stood up…

Progress Michigan Statement on Decision to End Aramark Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  July 13, 2015  Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@proressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Decision to end Aramark Contract  LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement in response to Aramark’s contract being cancelled by mutual agreement. “Today’s announcement is great news for people who value accountability. Progress Michigan is…

ALEC State Chair Dishonest in WNEM Interview About ALEC Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 10, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org ALEC State Chair Dishonest in WNEM Interview About ALEC Bills Sen. Green’s ALEC-model legislation moved from committee just days before interview aired LANSING — During an interview with WNEM, the Co-Chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Michigan chapter, Senator Mike Green,…

Bill Schuette Should Speak Out about Midland County District Court; Defend Law of the Land

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  July 1, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bill Schuette Should Speak Out about Midland County District Court; Defend Law of the Land Courts decision to halt marriages a clear slap at Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality decision LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan is calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette to…

Progress Michigan to New Corrections Director: Cancel the Aramark Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan to New Corrections Director: Cancel the Aramark Contract Heidi Washington has an opportunity to show leadership on first day; poll shows voters want Aramark gone LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan is calling on Heidi Washington, the new director of the Department of Corrections,…

Gov. Snyder Signs Death Star Bill, Attacks Workers Across Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  June 30, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Gov. Snyder Signs Death Star Bill, Attacks Workers Across Michigan Corporate-backed bill will allow big business to run roughshod over communities LANSING — Today, Gov. Rick Snyder silenced the voices of millions of Michiganders by signing legislation that prevents local governments from…

Progress Michigan: Love Wins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 26, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan: Love Wins Ruling is proof that government can be the peoples’ tool for good, justice and equality LANSING — Progress Michigan joined the chorus of millions celebrating today’s ruling guaranteeing marriage equality for LGBT Americans. The following statement can be…

Supreme Court Rules Against Tea Party Crusaders; Once Again Upholds Affordable Care Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 25, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Supreme Court Rules Against Tea Party Crusaders; Once Again Upholds Affordable Care Act Attorney General Bill Schuette should apologize for threatening to take away Michiganders’ health coverage LANSING — Today, the United State Supreme Court upheld the ability of those on the…