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Progress Michigan Applauds Gay Marriage Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 21, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Applauds Gay Marriage Ruling MICHIGAN — Today, Progress Michigan praised the ruling by U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman to strike down Michigan’s gay marriage ban. The decision comes after a circus-like trial where Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill…

Progress Michigan Executive Director Statement on EAA Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 20, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Executive Director Statement on EAA Expansion LANSING — Today, the Michigan House passed a series of bills that expand Gov. Rick Snyder’s experimental Education Achievement Authority school district. The controversial district has been shown to have accountability and transparency issues,…

Right to Life Endorses Terri Lynn Land and Launches Vile Attack on Gary Peters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News From Progress Michigan March 20, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Right to Life Endorses Terri Lynn Land and Launches Vile Attack on Gary Peters Proclaiming it “PAC season,” Right to Life says Gary Peters wants abortion “accessible and cheap for his daughters” LANSING — Recently, Michiganders witnessed what is likely…

Progress Michigan: Rick Snyder Out of Touch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 19, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan: Rick Snyder Out of Touch Closed door fundraiser with Chris Christie further proof of Snyder’s wrong priorities LANSING – Today, Progress Michigan blasted Rick Snyder as out of touch while he holds a closed-door fundraiser with embattled New Jersey Governor Chris…

Study: Michigan Would See $205.4 million in SNAP Savings If Minimum Wage Were Raised

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 6, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Study: Michigan Would See $205.4 million in SNAP Savings If Minimum Wage Were Raised MICHIGAN — A new report from the Center for American Progress, released yesterday, found that if the federal minimum wage were increased to $10.10 it would…

Progress Michigan Names New Communications Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from: Progress Michigan Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Names New Communications Director Hugh Madden joins citizens’ watchdog organization  LANSING – Today, Progress Michigan announced that Hugh Madden has been selected as the organization’s new Communications Director, taking over for Jessica Tramontana, who left for a new position at the Martin Waymire public…

Progress Michigan Executive Director’s Statement on Gov. Snyder’s Continued Efforts to Uphold the Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 17, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Executive Director’s Statement on Gov. Snyder’s Continued Efforts to Uphold the Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits LANSING, MI — Earlier today, Gov. Rick Snyder asked a federal judge to uphold a ban on domestic partner benefits for public…

Statement from Progress Michigan Executive Director on Federal Balanced Budget Amendment Moving Out of Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 13, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Statement from Progress Michigan Executive Director on Federal Balanced Budget Amendment Moving Out of Committee LANSING — Today, the Republican chair of the House Financial Liability Reform Committee, Rep. Earl Poleski (R-Jackson), continually silenced the voices of Democrats on the committee. Democrats…