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Statement from Progress Michigan on the Tragic School Shooting in Connecticut

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan Friday, December 13, 2012Contact: Jessica Tramontana, (517) 974-6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org “Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, families, teachers and administrators following the tragic school shooting in Connecticut,” said Jessica Tramontana, Communications Director of Progress Michigan. “After midnight on Thursday, the House passed SB 59, legislation that allows…

Statement from Progress Michigan on Snyder signing RTW bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan Tuesday, December 11, 2012CONTACT: Zack Pohl, zack@progressmichigan.org, 517-980-6190 “It’s clear Rick Snyder is one weak geek,” said Zack Pohl, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “Signing these bills under the cover of darkness behind closed doors is the ultimate slap in the face to Michigan’s middle class families. RTW is…

New Video Shows State Police Trooper Beating Defenseless Senior Citizen Activist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress MichiganTuesday, December 11, 2012CONTACT: Zack Pohl, zack@progressmichigan.org, 517-980-6190 LANSING – Today Progress Michigan released a video clip of a State Police Trooper beating a defenseless senior citizen at today’s rally in Lansing. The clip can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/igY3JR0afWE “Gov. Snyder should be ashamed that this so-called RTW bill was…

Lansing Republicans Pushing Tax Credit for Fetuses After Eliminating Tax Credit for Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jtramontana@progressmichigan.org HB 5684 and 5685 give tax credit for fetuses past 12 weeks gestation, would cost taxpayers up to $10 MILLION LANSING – Today Lansing Republicans held a hearing on House Bills 5684 and 5685 in the Tax Policy Committee, which would…

House Republicans Re-Elect Corrupt Speaker Jase Bolger, Following Loss of Five Seats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan Thursday, November 8, 2012CONTACT: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 Voters rejecting Snyder/Bolger agenda; more votes cast for Democratic candidates LANSING – Progress Michigan released the following statement today after Lansing Republicans re-elected Jase Bolger to serve as Speaker of the House, despite an active and ongoing grand jury investigation into…

New Poll: 70% Support Collective Bargaining in Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center & Lake Research Partnerswww.ProgressMichigan.org | www.ballot.org | www.lakeresearch.com Wednesday, November 7, 2012CONTACT: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302Kate Folmar, Kate@ballot.org, 202-223-2373 Voters want Lansing politicians to focus on creating jobs and improving education, not changing rules on collective bargaining LANSING – Following yesterday’s election, Progress Michigan and the…

Michigan Voters Endure Long Lines Due to Broken Machines, Poor Planning by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan Tuesday, November 6, 2012CONTACT: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 LANSING – Today Progress Michigan released the following statement in response to reports of broken voting machines at multiple polling locations across Metro Detroit: “It’s unfortunate that Michigan voters are being forced to endure long lines due to faulty equipment and poor planning…

Hundreds of Calls Flood Voter Protection Hotline, Dozens Report Broken Machines in Metro Detroit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Michigan Election Coalition  Tuesday, November 6, 2012Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, (517) 974-6302 866-OUR VOTE hotline has received hundreds of reports of machine malfunctions and lack of worker training on proper procedures LANSING – The nonpartisan Michigan Election Coalition has received hundreds of calls to their voter protection hotline, reporting dozens of cases of…

Voting Advocates Announce Hotline to Protect Michigan Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from the Michigan Election Coalition Tuesday, October 23, 2012Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, (517) 974-6302 866-OUR-VOTE hotline aims to educate, protect voters LANSING – Members of the Michigan Election Coalition held a press conference at the Capitol today to announce new changes to the 866-OUR-VOTE toll-free hotline, a website at 866OurVote.org, and a new mobile application. Voting…

Watchdog Group Calls on Rep. Outman to Stop Hypocrisy, Come Clean with Voters About History of Tax Delinquency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, October 16, 2012 CONTACT: Jessica Tramontana, 517-974-6302 Outman slams opponent for bankruptcy while facing a mountain of debt, over $21,000 in delinquent taxes, and home foreclosure LANSING – New documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act highlight the hypocrisy of Rep. Rick Outman (R-Six Lakes). Outman…