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Progress Michigan Executive Director on Medicaid Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Contact: Lonnie Scott, (734) 323-6028, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Executive Director on Medicaid Expansion “With every ticking second the Senate wastes, Michigan tax-dollars are being sent to other states,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Today Senator Patrick Colbeck refused to cast his…

Enough dawdling, pass Medicaid expansion NOW!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News From Progress Michigan Contact: Lonnie Scott, 734-323-6028, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Media Advisory Enough dawdling, pass Medicaid expansion NOW! Progress Michigan calls on Senate to pass Medicaid expansion immediately LANSING – Today, citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan called on the Michigan Senate to pass Medicaid expansion, which would give health coverage to hundreds of thousands of uninsured…

Progress Michigan Calls on Snyder to Support Equal Pay for Equal Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Friday, August 23, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on Snyder to Support Equal Pay for Equal Work LANSING – Today citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan called on Gov. Rick Snyder to support equal pay for equal work in Michigan. At a Grand Rapids CEO…

Progress Michigan names new Communications Specialist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from: Progress Michigan Contact: Jessica Tramontana 517-974-6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org  Progress Michigan names new Communications Specialist Sam Inglot joins citizens’ watchdog organization  LANSING – On Wednesday, Sam Inglot joined Progress Michigan as the organization’s new Communications Specialist, taking over for Joshua Pugh, who recently became the communications director at the Michigan Democratic Party. Sam joins Progress…

Progress Michigan Calls on Rep. Lisa Lyons to Stop Her Outright Hypocrisy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, August 21, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on Rep. Lisa Lyons to Stop Her Outright Hypocrisy LANSING – Today citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan called on Rep. Lisa Lyons to practice what she preaches and put an end to her shameless hypocrisy. Lyons…

Progress Michigan Issues FOIA Request for Dillon Phone Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Monday, August 19, 2013 Contact: Lonnie Scott, (734) 323-6028, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Issues FOIA Request for Dillon Phone Records “Governor Snyder claimed that he would bring transparency to Michigan Government, yet his administration has been one of the most secretive in history,” said Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “Today…

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…

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…