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Engage Michigan: Development Coordinator

Engage Michigan JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Development Coordinator Application Deadline:  April 17, 2015 or until the ideal candidate is identified. Engage Michigan is organizing for progressive change. We are hiring a Development Director to help make that happen. This position may be housed in either our Detroit or Lansing office. Position Overview: The Development Coordinator plays a…

Progress Michigan Lauds RFRA Veto Promise by Gov. Snyder, Calls For More Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  April 2, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Lauds RFRA Veto Promise by Gov. Snyder, Calls For More Action Snyder says he’d veto RFRA without Elliot-Larsen amendment, but more needs to be done LANSING — According to media reports, Gov. Rick Snyder has vowed to veto a Religious Freedom…

POLL: Top Reason for Opposition to Proposal 1 — Voters Believe Middle Class Already Paying Their Fair Share

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 31, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org POLL: Top Reason for Opposition to Proposal 1 — Voters Believe Middle Class Already Paying Their Fair Share Opposition to ‘Safe Roads’ Ballot Proposal Not Driven by Anti-Tax Electorate  LANSING — Progress Michigan today released results of a Google Consumer Survey showing…

Progress Michigan Calls on Gov. Snyder to Join Growing Boycott of Indiana; Promise Veto of Similar Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 31, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on Gov. Snyder to Join Growing Boycott of Indiana; Promise Veto of Similar Legislation Move would send a signal that Michigan stands against hate  MICHIGAN — Today, Progress Michigan urged Gov. Snyder to join governors in Connecticut and Washington and ban all state…

Aramark’s Recipe for Disaster

By Matthew Kovac Just days after news broke that food vendor Aramark fed rodent-eaten cake to Michigan prisoners, newly released emails offer further proof that the company’s health and safety violations are rampant in the state prison system. Last October, Aramark staff at Saginaw Correctional Facility threw away food before realizing there were more inmates…

Aramark’s Five-Second Rule: Employee Took Food from Trash, Rinsed, Reheated & Served It to Inmates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  March 30, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Aramark’s Five-Second Rule: Employee Took Food from Trash, Rinsed, Reheated & Served It to Inmates Days before November election, an Aramark employee served food from the trash, which inmates refused to serve MICHIGAN — Emails obtained by Progress Michigan through a Freedom…

Gov. Snyder Pardons Wealthy Lawyer of GOP Mega Donor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  March 27, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Gov. Snyder Pardons Wealthy Lawyer of GOP Mega Donor Pardon shows governor only cares about the rich and well-connected MICHIGAN — A report from the Associated Press this morning proves that Gov. Rick Snyder favors the wealthy and the well connected. The AP reported…

It’s Not Just Michigan Prisons: Aramark’s Extensive Rap Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  March 25, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org It’s Not Just Michigan Prisons: Aramark’s Extensive Rap Sheet Recent history shows a consistent pattern of problems with Aramark MICHIGAN — According to a laundry list of recent media reports, Aramark has a consistent record of failure and problems across the country…

Poor Attendance at Closed-Door Lansing Event Shows ALEC Power Waning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  March 25, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Poor Attendance at Closed-Door Lansing Event Shows ALEC Power Waning Despite complete GOP-control of legislature, only small handful of lawmakers attend corporate bill mill breakfast  LANSING — Associating with the American Legislative Exchange Council, commonly known as ALEC, is proving too toxic…