Progress Michigan is a first-of-its-kind organization. Our mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses state-of-the-art web based new media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive ideas.

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…

Clean Water Action: Office Manager/ Communications Coordinator

CLEAN WATER ACTION AND CLEAN WATER FUND JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Position:  Office Manager/ Communications Coordinator        Posting Date:  July 21, 2014 Location:  Lansing, MI                                                Closing Date:  Until filled Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are seeking a highly motivated individualt to fill the role of Office Manager and Communications Coordinator for our Lansing office,…

Progress Michigan: Graphic/Web Design Coordinator

PROGRESS MICHIGAN – GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGN COORDINATOR  Position Summary: Progress Michigan’s mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses state-of-the-art digital media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive issues. This posting is for a Graphic/Web Design Coordinator that will…

Progress Michigan: Digital Media Coordinator

PROGRESS MICHIGAN – DIGITAL MEDIA COORDINATOR Position Summary: Progress Michigan’s mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses state-of-the-art digital media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive issues. This posting is for a Digital Media Coordinator that will…

Sen. Mike Green’s Comments About Refugee Children Equate to Fear-Mongering, Should Call For Immigration Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Sen. Mike Green’s Comments About Refugee Children Equate to Fear-Mongering, Should Call For Immigration Reform Rather than spewing vitriol, should be calling for comprehensive immigration reform  MICHIGAN — According to a story today about the possible relocation of 60 unaccompanied minor refugees from…

Progress Michigan: Kevyn Orr Shouldn’t Give Pay Raises While Residents Go Without Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 8, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan: Kevyn Orr Shouldn’t Give Pay Raises While Residents Go Without Water Detroit’s emergency manager gives pay raises to politicians, non-union officials DETROIT — According to recent media reports, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has decided to give Detroit’s mayor, city council…

Michigan United: Youth Civic Engagement Coordinator

Organization Background: Michigan United is a statewide coalition of faith, labor, civil rights, business, and social service organizations working together for racial and economic justice through community organizing. We are currently engaged in campaigns to: -Reform the broken immigration system and defend the rights of immigrant workers, families, and youth; -Prevent unjust foreclosures and ensure…

Progress Michigan Blasts SCOTUS Decision on Hobby Lobby Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 30, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Blasts SCOTUS Decision on Hobby Lobby Case Court says CEOs can force religious beliefs onto employees  MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan blasted the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today that sided with Hobby Lobby in a case that says the…

This Week in Progress

We’re all over the map. We weigh in Michigan’s failed charter experiment, the conservative War on Women shows no signs of ceasing, we travel to Chicago to fight climate change, and talk about Iraq. Let’s dig in. This week in PM blogging: Public Dollars, Private Profit Michigan’s charter experiment has been a failure by educational…