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Let Them Eat Cake: Aramark Employees Served Cake that Rodents Had Eaten

EMBARGOED UNTIL TUESDAY, MARCH 17th @ 5:30AM EST News from Progress Michigan March 16, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Let Them Eat Cake: Aramark Employees Served Cake that Rodents Had Eaten Another scandal uncovered in the state’s relationship with Aramark MICHIGAN — In July 2014, an Aramark employee working at the St. Louis Correctional Facility in Mid-Michigan…

Sunshine Week: Governor Rick Snyder Lobbied by Governor Jeb Bush Using Personal Email

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 16, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Sunshine Week: Governor Rick Snyder Lobbied by Governor Jeb Bush Using Personal Email Documents obtained via FOIA request include personal emails regarding state business between Governor Rick Snyder and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan highlighted a private…

Gov. Snyder Chooses Partisan Politics Over Michigan’s Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 12, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Governor Snyder Chooses Partisan Politics Over Michigan’s Students Move of School Reform office to DTMB strictly a partisan political move LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan is calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to explain to Michigan residents why he chose partisan politics…

Progress Michigan Calls on Rep. Al Pscholka to Apologize for Insensitive Remarks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 11, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on Rep. Al Pscholka to Apologize for Insensitive Remarks Rep. Al Pscholka uses derogatory language to describe the LGBT community and people with mental illness LANSING — Today, on the House floor, Representative Al Pscholka (R-Stevensville) attempted to…

Agema on President Obama: ‘50% white, 43.75% Arabic and 6,26% black’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 9, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Agema on President Obama: ‘50% white, 43.75% Arabic and 6,26% black’ Will new MIGOP leadership finally take action? MICHIGAN — In yet another example of startling ignorance and racism, Dave Agema took to Facebook today and issued a statement that teemed with…

Why is Bill Schuette Trying to Intimidate the Media?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 9, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Why is Bill Schuette Trying to Intimidate the Media? Huffpo’s Dana Liebelson subpoenaed for written notes regarding juvenile corrections story MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is asking why Attorney General Bill Schuette is harassing a national reporter who was in Michigan last week…

#MiCalling: Gov. Rick Snyder

On March 9, Gov. Snyder will be on Michigan Public Radio’s “Michigan Calling” program and will take questions from Michiganders. The program will air from 9-10 a.m. Monday morning. Callers can submit questions at (866) 255-2762 as well as on Facebook at “Michigan Calling,” or on Twitter with the #MiCalling hashtag. Below are some questions…

ACLU of Michigan Digital Media Strategist

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is seeking a Digital Media Strategist to work with the Communications Director and Deputy Director to develop and implement cross-platform communication and media strategies. The DMS focuses on creating content for email marketing and advocacy, informational videos, and public education materials to be shared through social media and…

House Republican Committee Chooses Discrimination Over Well-Being of Michigan Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 4, 2015 Contact: Hugh Madden, hugh@progressmichigan.org House Republican Committee Chooses Discrimination Over Well-Being of Michigan Children Today’s vote seeks to codify hate into Michigan’s laws  LANSING — Today, the Michigan House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee voted 5-3 on a party line vote to allow adoption agencies to…