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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…

Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Crusade Against Michigan Families Reaches Supreme Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 4, 2015 Contact: Hugh Madden, hugh@progressmichigan.org Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Crusade Against Michigan Families Reaches Supreme Court King v Burwell could strip Michiganders of health insurance coverage and raise taxes on hard working families  LANSING — Today, the United State Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v…

Progress Michigan Calls on GOP to Support Net Neutrality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 25, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on GOP to Support Net Neutrality For once, Senate Republicans should support equality, not corporate giants LANSING — Earlier today, according to media reports, the Senate Republicans passed a non-binding resolution urging President Barack Obama, Congress and the Federal Communications…

Progress Michigan Urges Gov. Snyder to Veto NRA-Backed Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 25, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Urges Gov. Snyder to Veto NRA-Backed Legislation Legislature should focus on other issues to move Michigan forward LANSING — Progress Michigan is urging Gov. Rick Snyder to veto gun lobby-backed legislation that passed out of the House today that would…

Snyder and Walker: Assailing Workers’ Rights Across the Great Lakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 24, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder and Walker: Assailing Workers’ Rights Across the Great Lakes Michigan proves it: Right to Work doesn’t create jobs, only hurts workers MICHIGAN — Today, Progress Michigan voiced solidarity with Wisconsin workers and unions as they challenge Gov. Scott Walker’s…

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When we send out a press release, we hope to get a response from the media. We often field phone calls and emails asking us to elaborate or give an original quote. It’s not often we’re attacked by members of the media for sending what we send or saying what we say. We sent out…

MIGOP Chair Hopeful Uses Racist and Offensive Language to Describe Asian American Michiganders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 19, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org MIGOP Chair Hopeful Uses Racist and Offensive Language to Describe Asian American Michiganders Republicans have a problem with cultural insensitivity from sitting, prospective leaders  LANSING — The Michigan GOP has a long, problematic history of its leaders using racial and derogatory terms…

Snyder Lied About Balanced Budget on Campaign Trail, MEDC Needs Transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 18, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Lied About Balanced Budget on Campaign Trail, MEDC Needs Transparency Testimony from Treasury official states administration knew about budget shortfall in October MICHIGAN — News broke today that the Snyder administration knew about the state’s massive budget shortfall last October while…