Progress Michigan is a first-of-its-kind organization. Our mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses state-of-the-art web based new media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive ideas.

Republicans Put COVID-19 Unemployment at Risk, Choose Campaigning Over Fix

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 6, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Republicans Put COVID-19 Unemployment at Risk, Choose Campaigning Over Fix Taking down Whitmer’s executive orders scored political points, but put working Michiganders at risk LANSING — Going after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers was always about winning political points for Republicans,…

Progress Michigan Responds to MI Supreme Court Emergency Power Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan   October 2, 2020 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Responds to MI Supreme Court Emergency Power Decision   MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Michigan Supreme Court ruling 4-3 against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers she has used to keep Michiganders safe during the…

Michigan Deserves Answers About Spending on Partisan Lawsuits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 30, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org  Michigan Deserves Answers About Spending on Partisan Lawsuits Progress Michigan requests financial transparency from legislative offices MICHIGAN – This week, Progress Michigan sent emails to the Secretary of the Senate and the House Business Office requesting financial records that pertain…

Progressives Express Support for Whitmer Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 23, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Progressives Express Support for Whitmer Climate Action Gov. Whitmer’s latest executive action shows she takes this crisis seriously MICHIGAN – On Wednesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order aimed at combating the climate crisis and making Michigan a carbon-neutral state…

Unlock Michigan Caught Teaching Signature Collectors to Break the Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 22, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Unlock Michigan Caught Teaching Signature Collectors to Break the Law Petition Drive is Nothing More Than A Partisan Power Grab MICHIGAN – A report from the Detroit Free Press details yet another scandal involving the Unlock Michigan ballot campaign — and this one was caught…

Macomb County Republican Spotted at QAnon Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 2, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Macomb County Republican Spotted at QAnon Event County Clerk Candidate’s Association with Conspiracy Group Raises Questions MACOMB – Recently, former Republican state representative and current county clerk candidate Anthony Forlini [left] was photographed attending a “Save the Children” event along 16…

AFT Michigan: Field Representative

AFT Michigan: Field Representative Based in Detroit, MI (Requires travel across the state) AFT Michigan is seeking an experienced and energized higher education Field Representative to join our dynamic statewide union of educators and healthcare providers. Our team works with approximately 100 local unions across the state to build strong locals, develop leadership, bargain and enforce contracts,…

AFT Michigan: Leadership Development & Internal Organizing Coordinator

AFT Michigan: Leadership Development & Internal Organizing Coordinator Based in Detroit, MI (Requires travel across the state) AFT Michigan is seeking an experienced and energized person to join our dynamic statewide union of educators and healthcare providers as a Leadership Development & Internal Organizing Coordinator. Our team works with approximately 100 local unions across the state…

Flint Settlement Is A Step Toward Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 20, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Flint Settlement Is A Step Toward Justice Despite this good news, the fight for true justice continues MICHIGAN – On Thursday, state officials agreed to a $600 million settlement with plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought by Flint residents. The settlement focuses…