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Progress Michigan Calls on Michigan Congressional Delegation to Return or Donate Paychecks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Friday, October 4, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517-974-6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on Michigan Congressional Delegation to Return or Donate Paychecks If federal employees don’t get a paycheck, neither should our elected officials Progress Michigan is calling on our state’s Congressional Delegation to donate or return their salaries…

Progress Michigan on Right to Life Shirking Political Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Friday, October 4, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan on Right to Life Shirking Political Process “It’s unconscionable that Right to Life has launched a campaign against women’s rights by finding a loophole in the law and skirting a signature from the governor,” said Jessica Tramontana, communications director of Progress Michigan. “Right to Life…

Michigan Association for Justice: Development Director

Purpose:  The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), formerly the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) is a trade association of over 1,600 plaintiff’s attorneys and staff, with offices in Lansing, Michigan. MAJ provides members with professional networking, online listserves, a data bank of relevant court documents and legal experts, and a member directory. The organization also…

Progress Michigan speaks out on failed prison privatization bids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, October 3rd, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517-974-6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan speaks out on failed prison privatization bids Earlier today, bids from two private companies to run a prison in Michigan failed to achieve any savings for the state. The two bids, from GEO Group and MTC would…

Statement from Progress Michigan Executive Director Lonnie Scott on the Senate Republicans Failing Michigan Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Statement from Progress Michigan Executive Director Lonnie Scott on the Senate Republicans Failing Michigan Residents LANSING — Senate Democrats made a resolution to immediately end the 2013 fiscal year, which would allow the Medicaid expansion bill to take effect on January 1, 2014 as the law was intended.…

Progress Michigan Responds to Snyder Campaign Ad with Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517-974-6302, Jessica@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Responds to Snyder Campaign Ad with Video “Don’t believe the smoke and mirrors, because at the end of the day the man branding himself as “One Successful Nerd” is truly One Weak Geek,” said Lonnie Scott, Progress Michigan executive director.  “Today…

Progress Michigan Calls on Snyder to Put a Stop to Privatization Plans for Michigan Prison Food Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on Snyder to Put a Stop to Privatization Plans for Michigan Prison Food Services LANSING – Today citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan called on Gov. Rick Snyder to halt plans to privatize food services to Michigan’s…

Progress Michigan executive director speaks out about Michigan’s Republican Delegation voting to cut food assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan executive director speaks out about Michigan’s Republican Delegation voting to cut food assistance “By voting to cut SNAP benefits to needy Michiganders and Americans by $40 billion, the Michigan Republicans in Congress have once again failed the people they claim to…

State employee unions take right-to-work case to Michigan Supreme Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from State employee unions Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Contact: Lonnie Scott, (734) 323-6028, Lonnie@progressmichigan.org State employee unions take right-to-work case to Michigan Supreme Court  LANSING, Mich. — State employee unions filed papers today asking the Michigan Supreme Court to review a Court of Appeals opinion that state employees are governed by the…