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Michigan Freedom Front Proud to Stand Up for Michigan’s Working Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Parody from Progress Michigan Friday, August 2, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 Attacks on wages, workplace protections the only true way for workers to chart their own extraordinary course in life LANSING – The Michigan Freedom Front today announced continued efforts to build their team headed into the next election, boosting…

Progress Michigan to Conservative Leaders: Stick to the Facts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 LANSING – Progress Michigan issued the following statement on testimony before a Michigan House subcommittee from Hillsdale President Larry Arnn. In his testimony on the Common Core State Standards, President Arnn falsely claimed that they dictate specific curriculum that,…

Progress Michigan Names New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Monday, July 15, 2013 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org, 734-323-6028 Lonnie Scott to lead progressive communications team starting on July 29 LANSING – Today Progress Michigan named Lonnie Scott as the organization’s new Executive Director, taking over for Zack Pohl, who has accepted a position as Communications Director for…

City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation: Outreach and Adopt-A-Park Assistant

OUTREACH &  ADOPT-A-PARK ASSISTANT Outreach Assistant needed for employment with the City of Ann Arbor, MI., Natural Area Preservation (NAP). RESPONSIBILITIES: Work within NAP Outreach Team to promote the Adopt-A-Park program and NAP, including: Promote healthy parks through work with neighborhood groups Coordinate and conduct park workdays, including tree and flower plantings and cleanups Actively…

City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation: Stewardship Specialist

Stewardship Specialist-Regular Position City of Ann Arbor-Natural Area Preservation The mission of Natural Area Preservation (NAP) is to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas, and to foster an environmental ethic among its citizens. Role Summary:  To provide technical expertise and staff & volunteer coordination to effectively conduct ecological stewardship activities in the City of…

AFT Michigan – Legislative Mobilization Coordinator

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR LEGISLATIVE MOBILIZATION COORDINATOR AFT MICHIGAN LANSING, MI AFT Michigan is seeking an experienced and energized legislative and political organizer to join a growing statewide union of educators. The Legislative Mobilization Coordinator is responsible for helping guide the organization’s legislative political trajectory, maintaining relationships with legislators, education advocates, and other organizations while supporting…

Statement from Progress Michigan on Supreme Court Ruling So-Called “Defense of Marriage Act” Unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517-974-6302 Statement from Progress Michigan on Supreme Court Ruling So-Called “Defense of Marriage Act” Unconstitutional LANSING – Progress Michigan issued the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional: “Today is a long-overdue victory for LGBT…

New Report Highlights Corporate Influence on Lansing Republicans’ Education Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Common Cause, Michigan Citizen Action and Progress Michigan Tuesday, June 25, 2012 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 21 current lawmakers and Snyder Administration officials belong to shadowy corporate lobby group ALEC LANSING – Citizens’ watchdog groups released a new report today showcasing the corporate influence on Lansing Republicans’ education agenda,…

Statement from Progress Michigan on Supreme Court Ruling Section 4 of Voting Rights Act Unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517-974-6302 LANSING – Progress Michigan issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to rule Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. The ruling also leaves the question of which jurisdictions must receive preclearance to Congress, effectively…