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.

Progress Michigan Supports Raising the Minimum Wage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 27, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Supports Raising the Minimum Wage Recent polling shows strong, growing support for raising Michigan’s minimum wage  LANSING — Earlier today, news broke that a ballot committee had formed to place a question on the November 2014 ballot asking…

Progress Michigan Executive Director Statement on Dave Agema Calling Michiganders ‘Domestic Enemies’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 27, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Executive Director Statement on Dave Agema Calling Michiganders ‘Domestic Enemies’ RNC Committeeman Continues Divisive and Hateful Diatribe Despite Calls for Resignation  MICHIGAN — Earlier today at a fundraiser in Grand Rapids, Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema said, “I…

Progress Michigan Executive Director Statement on Republican Claims of 200,000 New Jobs Due to Right to Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 13, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, Sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Executive Director Statement on Republican Claims of 200,000 New Jobs Due to Right to Work LANSING – Last month, the Michigan Republican Party mailed a fundraising letter urging supporters to donate and keep the conservative agenda moving forward…

New Organizing Institute: STATE TRAINING PROGRAM SENIOR ORGANIZER

DESCRIPTION Position: State Training Program Senior Organizer (hiring for six organizers total) Locations: Houston, Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, or Chicago PROGRAM OVERVIEW NOI is bringing the realness to Houston, Detroit, Miami and points between in 2014. Known nationally for peerless trainings that combine cutting-edge digital and data practice with relationship-based organizing, NOI will…

Progress Michigan Executive Director Responds to Anti-Choice Legislation Taking Hold in Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 11, 2013 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Executive Director Responds to Anti-Choice Legislation Taking Hold in Michigan “Today it’s official: Michigan Republicans truly view women as second-class citizens,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “On the one-year anniversary of Right to Work, the…

Progress Michigan Executive Director Reacts to Bill that Would Double Campaign Contributions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 10, 2013 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Executive Director Reacts to Bill that Would Double Campaign Contributions More money in politics is not what Michigan needs LANSING — A Republican-sponsored bill that would double the maximum amount of money that citizens could contribute to candidates…

Leaked Documents Show MI Legislators Asked to Take Pledge Putting Corporate Bill Mill Ahead of Constituents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 6, 2013 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Leaked Documents Show MI Legislators Asked to Take Pledge Putting Corporate Bill Mill Ahead of Constituents Leak shows how far American Legislative Exchange Council will push its members to protect its interests LANSING — New leaked documents show that corporate…