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Remembering Cesar Chavez

Working people face a lot of hardships. From growing inequality to stagnant wages to a lack of benefits like paid sick leave and overtime pay, many workers struggle to get by as their bosses get richer—and though we still have strides to make to ensure things like a livable wage and paid sick days for…

‘Real Leadership’ Ad Thanks Whitmer for Protecting Public During COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan March 23, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574 ‘Real Leadership’ Ad Thanks Whitmer for Protecting Public During COVID-19 Ad draws a contrast between Whitmer’s handling of crisis, Trump’s foot-dragging MICHIGAN — Today, Progress Michigan announced the launch of a new digital ad praising Gov. Whitmer’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis…

Progress Michigan Praises Governor Whitmer’s Actions on Unemployment Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 16, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Praises Governor Whitmer’s Actions on Unemployment Expansion Amidst COVID-19 Shutdowns, Gov. Whitmer Expands Unemployment Benefits LANSING – Today, Governor Whitmer issued an executive order that temporarily expands eligibility for unemployment benefits now through April 14 in response to shutdowns…

Progress Michigan Slams GOP’s Continued Threats to State’s Healthcare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org March 12, 2020 Progress Michigan Slams GOP’s Continued Threats to State’s Healthcare Republican lawmakers are endangering Michigan’s public health MICHIGAN – On Thursday, Progress Michigan condemned a GOP-backed resolution that would use public money to fight against healthcare.  Republicans want to appropriate funds…

Progress Michigan Statement on Senator Lucido’s Removal as Chair of One Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 5, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Senator Lucido’s Removal as Chair of One Committee Senate Investigation finds Lucido’s conduct inappropriate MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Michigan Senate’s decision to remove Senator Peter Lucido as chair of the Senate…

Progress Michigan CondemnsSenate Rejection of George Heartwell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 27, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan CondemnsSenate Rejection of George Heartwell Decision shows Senate Republicans care more about NRA cash than qualifications Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Michigan Senate’s decision to reject George Heartwell’s nomination to serve on the NRC. The quote…

Statement from Progress Michigan Ahead of VP Mike Pence’s Visit to Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 25, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Statement from Progress Michigan Ahead of VP Mike Pence’s Visit to Michigan Administration has fought protections for preexisting conditions, threatened to cut Medicare LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Michigan. The quote should…

Lobbying Reform Effort Gets Board of Canvassers Approval

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from the Coalition to Close Lansing Loopholes   February 19, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Lobbying Reform Effort Gets Board of Canvassers Approval Coalition to Close Lansing Loopholes to start gathering signatures LANSING — Today, the Michigan Board of Canvassers approved petition language for the Coalition to Close Lansing Loophole’s effort improve lobbying,…

A Tale of Two Budgets

In the past two weeks, we’ve seen new budget proposals from both Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and President Donald Trump. Coming shortly after Governor Whitmer delivered a Democratic response to Trump’s State of the Union address, these budgets provide further insight into the wildly different priorities being pushed by our two major parties. A budget…

Republicans Reject Qualified Appointee After Pressure from the NRA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 13, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Republicans Reject Qualified Appointee After Pressure from the NRA The NRA is pressuring Michigan GOP to threaten a quid pro quo if Heartwell not withdrawn LANSING – This morning, Senate Republicans voted to reject qualified appointee, Anna Mitterling, a biology professor,…