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GOP Roads Plan is Highway Robbery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 4, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org GOP Roads Plan is Highway Robbery LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement on the GOP-controlled House voting to gut funding to neighborhood schools and local governments in a misguided attempt to fix Michigan’s roads and bridges: “Republicans claimed on the…

House Passage of RFRA All About Politics, Not Good Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 4, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org House Passage of RFRA All About Politics, Not Good Policy LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Michigan House passing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act: “The idea that we need to ‘restore’ religious freedom — rights that are already…

RFRA Shows Cotter’s True Colors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 4, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot: 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org RFRA Shows Cotter’s True Colors In first act after being elected House Speaker Cotter ushers through bill to enshrine discrimination in Michigan law  MICHIGAN — Below is a statement by Progress Michigan Executive Director Lonnie Scott following the passage of the RFRA bill…

This Week in Progress

This Week in Progressive Blogging: Eclectablog: Constitutionality of Michigan’s anti-democratic Emergency Manager law headed to federal court Eclectablog: Everything that’s wrong with the debate over marriage equality in one screenshot Democracy Tree: The Detroit News Overstates the Value of Privatization TWIP Clips: #ImmigrationAction The biggest news of the week has been President Barack Obama’s announcement…

Progress Michigan Applauds President Obama’s Immigration Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  November 20, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Applauds President Obama’s Immigration Action Executive action announcement small step toward comprehensive immigration reform MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s announcement regarding executive action on immigration. “While the President’s actions won’t completely fix our…

This Week in Progress

Lame Duck has begun…hold on! This Week in PM Blogging: Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management Not everyone is lauding the Plan of Adjustment that ended Detroit’s bankruptcy. Apathy is a Dangerous Course Last Tuesday’s election marked Michigan’s worst midterm voter turnout in 24 years. Exclusive Inclusivity LGB? Something is missing here… Conservative legislators introduced a bill…

The Dismantling of Detroit

By Matthew Kovac While politicians and CEOs celebrate the approval of Detroit’s Plan of Adjustment, and the mainstream media parrots their line to the public, the real story of the bankruptcy deal has yet to be written. The court proceedings may be over, but the harm inflicted by the city’s austerity and privatization measures is…

Progress Michigan Responds to Jase Bolger’s Attempt to Codify Religious Discrimination Into Michigan Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 12, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Responds to Jase Bolger’s Attempt to Codify Religious Discrimination Into Michigan Law LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement on the news that an amendment to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act has been introduced that doesn’t protect transgender people,…