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Let’s talk about Iraq, baby

Let’s talk about the G.O.P. Let’s talk about all the good things (and the bad things). Let’s talk about Iraq. Like teaching safe sex in public schools, recognizing the Bush administration’s central role in packaging and selling the Iraq war with poorly conceived photoshop mockups would help prevent costly mistakes now – and in the…

National Heritage Academies Spends Tens-of-Thousands on Advertising in Response to Detroit Free Press Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 24, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org National Heritage Academies Spends Tens-of-Thousands on Advertising in Response to Detroit Free Press Investigation Proof that Michigan’s charter schools need better financial oversight MICHIGAN — This week, the Detroit Free Press is running an in-depth series highlighting wasteful spending, self-dealing,…

Terri Lynn Land Can’t Accurately Answer Basic Foreign Policy Questions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 20, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Terri Lynn Land Can’t Accurately Answer Basic Foreign Policy Questions Land should not get a pass for fudging the facts  MICHIGAN — During a press scrum following a candidate forum with the Small Business Association of Michigan, Terri Lynn Land…

Potholes or Progress

Michigan’s roads are in bad shape. If you drive on the roads or talk to an agitated driver it’s easy to tell. Sadly, the only people in Michigan that seem to think that fixing our roads is no big deal are the same people that have the power to fix them. Last week, conservatives in…

Covington Jumps Ship: Another Example of Gov. Snyder’s Failed EAA Experiment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 16, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Covington Jumps Ship: Another Example of Gov. Snyder’s Failed EAA Experiment LANSING — It was announced today that John Covington, the chancellor of the Education Achievement Authority, resigned from his position. This is the latest — and largest — piece…

Gov. Snyder’s Inability to Tackle Roads Shows Serious Lack of Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 12, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Gov. Snyder’s Inability to Tackle Roads Shows Serious Lack of Leadership For three years governor talks roads, waits until last minute and can’t finish the job LANSING — Thanks to the lack of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder, the Senate…

Sadly, One More

There was another deadly shooting today on a school campus. That makes 74 school shootings since the 2012 tragedy in Newtown. That’s 74 tragedies that could have been avoided. Somehow. We’ve had plenty of people say, “Enough is enough!” And move into some realm of the policy debate regarding school safety, gun control and mental…

Conservative Lawmakers Must Apologize to Female Constituents for Sexist Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 5, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Conservative Lawmakers Must Apologize to Female Constituents for Sexist Comment Lawmakers who voted for “rape insurance” belittle women’s issues with fashion magazines on House floor LANSING — Today, conservative lawmakers Peter Pettalia, Roger Victory and Ben Glardon made light of women’s issues…

Progress Michigan Calls out Sen. Randy Richardville for Blatant Hypocrisy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 4, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls out Sen. Randy Richardville for Blatant Hypocrisy On minimum wage, the legislature knows best, DIA a different story LANSING — In an act of stark hypocrisy, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville said yesterday that voters should have…

Human Rights Campaign: Field Coordinator Sought for Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act Amendment Campaign in Michigan

Job Description The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC is hiring a Field Coordinator to work the state of Michigan to organize and recruit volunteers and constituents to contact identified legislative targets in the Michigan House and Senate about the amendment…