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Tweet Retreat

By Tiffany Silgas Akleh, Progress Michigan intern Last week, the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) tweeted a meme comparing George Wallace, the racist governor who blocked integration in the Alabama public schools to Mike Flanagan, the Superintendent of Public Instruction who is calling on charter school authorizers to hold charter schools accountable. GLEP was called…

Great Lakes Education Project Should Apologize for Racial Insensitivity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 14, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Great Lakes Education Project Should Apologize for Racial Insensitivity Should endorse real civil rights battles in the state LANSING — Today the DeVos-funded Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) posted a picture to Twitter depicting George Wallace blocking a school door next to a picture…

Gotta get down on Friday

In politics, not much usually happens on Fridays. However, for Governor Rick Snyder, last Friday (August 8) was one of those “Gotta get down” kind of Fridays where he was really looking forward to the weekend. Friday was just an overall bad day for our governor. The first news to drop was that Scott Woosley,…

This Week in Progress

If you’ve ever been curious about what a “Friday News Dump” was, just check out the afternoon our governor had today. This Week in PM Blogging: Michigan needs leaders, not cowards Hey Michigan Republicans serving in Congress, the U.S. (and Michigan) needs leaders, not cowards. Stand up to the fringes of your party and your…

Statement from Progress Michigan on Governor Snyder Retaining State Contract with Aramark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 8, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Statement from Progress Michigan on Governor Snyder Retaining State Contract with Aramark MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan issued the following statement on the news that the state would — once again — fine Aramark over prison food service violation and apply…

Progress Michigan to Gov. Snyder: Make MSHDA Head Repay Lavish Expenses, Rid Administration of Cronyism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 8, 2014 Progress Michigan to Gov. Snyder: Make MSHDA Head Repay Lavish Expenses, Rid Administration of Cronyism  Woosley must reimburse taxpayers before leaving post LANSING — According to MIRS News, Scott Woosley, the head of MSHDA, will be stepping down from his post amid controversy that he lived…

Is Dave Agema the Face of the Michigan Republican Party?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 6, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Is Dave Agema the Face of the Michigan Republican Party? Right-Wing Extremists Continue to Find Comfort in Michigan GOP MICHIGAN — Right-wing extremists will represent the Michigan Republican Party on the November ballot after enjoying support from RNC Committeeman and possible Lt. Governor…

Local Officials Demand Gov. Snyder End Aramark Prison Contract, Hold Company Accountable for Banned Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  July 31, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Local Officials Demand Gov. Snyder End Aramark Prison Contract, Hold Company Accountable for Banned Employees County commissioners express concern over privatization given high-profile failure of prison contract MICHIGAN — Today, county commissioners from Ingham and Oakland County demanded that Governor…