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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…

HB5977: Corporate Greed Over Local Control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  December 9, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org HB5977: Corporate Greed Over Local Control LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Michigan Competitiveness Committee passing out HB5977: “This bill is the ultimate slap in the face to local communities and hardworking families,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of…

This Week In Progress

Lame Duck has officially gotten out of control and we’re getting loud about it. This Week in PM Blogging: Thou Doth Protest the Protests Protests are disruptive by nature. That’s why they work. Don’t Mess With Our Elections Rigging the Electoral College? Not on our watch. Lame Duck Legislative Update Controversial laws often fly under…

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…