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Michigan Tea Party ‘Powwow’: Bigotry on Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 12, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michigan Tea Party ‘Powwow’: Bigotry on Parade Keynote speeches at Michigan Tea Party gathering filled with blatant fear-mongering  MICHIGAN — “The problem is, the only [Muslims] in Dearborn or anywhere else in America that have a voice are the ones who want…

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Snyder Should Immediately Veto NRA-Backed Gun Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 9, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Should Immediately Veto NRA-Backed Gun Bill Choosing between protecting people or siding with corporate lobbyists isn’t a hard decision MICHIGAN — Today, Progress Michigan called on Gov. Rick Snyder to veto a National Rifle Association-backed bill that would allow…

Selma’s Not Over

By Brad O’Neil Over the holiday, I went to see a screening of the new film Selma. It focuses on the period between the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. I found it both historically relevant and emotionally impactful in its effort to give life…

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Progress Michigan to Tea Party: Cancel Agema as Keynote Speaker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 7, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan to Tea Party: Cancel Agema as Keynote Speaker Latest promotion of racism, religious intolerance should be last straw for leadership, incoming legislators MICHIGAN — Republican Committeeman Dave Agema has been caught promoting yet another racist rant on his Facebook page. Progress…

A New Year’s Resolution

By Matthew Kovac With corporations rolling back the hard-won gains of past social movements and creating economic inequality, the need for independent progressive voices has never been greater. That’s where we come in. As Progress Michigan kicks off the New Year, we resolve to continue speaking truth to power and holding officials from both parties accountable…

This Week in Progress

Victories in Lame Duck By Sam Inglot Thanks to constant pressure from progressives across the state, the damage done by the Republican Legislature was mitigated to a few smaller bills. While these bills headed for Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk won’t radically change our state individually, they do present hurdles on the track to a more…

Progress Michigan Statement on Road Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 18, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Road Proposal MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the announcement by Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders of a road-funding proposal.  “This package of bills is Republicans attempting to repair the damage they have caused…

Progress Michigan Statement on Jeb Bush’s Announcement he will “Actively Explore” Running for President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 17, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616.916.0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Jeb Bush’s Announcement he will ‘Actively Explore’ Running for President LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement in response to Jeb Bush’s announcement that he will “actively explore” running for President of the United States.…

This Week in Progress

Thankfully, Lame Duck is heading into its final week. Traditionally, lame duck is when we’ve seen the worst of the worst legislation pass such as Right to Work and rape insurance. This year, it’s been tamer, but we have to stay vigilant because the 2015 legislature will be redder and even more conservative. TWIP Clips:…

Bills to Restrict Women’s Health Care Rights Pass Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 11, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bills to Restrict Women’s Health Care Rights Pass Senate Right to Life-backed bills do nothing to protect women LANSING – Today, the Michigan Senate passed a package of Right to Life-backed bills, Senate Bills 1156 and 1157, that make it harder for a…