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 Calls on Snyder to Tap Rainy Day Fund to Re-Open Buena Vista Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Monday, May 13, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, (517) 974-6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org LANSING – Today citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan called on Gov. Rick Snyder to tap emergency funding from the state’s +$500 million rainy day fund to re-open the Buena Vista school district. The district has been closed for…

ACLU: Media Relations Strategist

MEDIA RELATIONS STRATEGIST Job Description GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Media Relations Strategist works with the Deputy Director and Digital Communications Strategist to develop and implement communication and media strategies. The Media Relations Strategist is responsible for communicating with the media, the public and members on a wide variety of civil liberties issues by creating public education…

New Documents Reveal “Skunk Works” Cover-Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Thursday, May 9, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 FOIA request on secret Snyder voucher group partially denied after online records deleted LANSING – Today citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan released the Freedom of Information Act response from Gov. Snyder’s administration on the secret “Skunk Works” voucher group.…

Statement from Progress Michigan on Response to FOIA Request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 LARA responds to FOIA request with pro forma letter, no supporting documentation LANSING – After initially denying two FOIA requests for any documents related to taxpayer resources used in production of a flier promoting the state’s new RTW law that…

Civic Engagement Intern, Michigan Voice

Michigan Voice is a state based collaboration formed in 2005 to improve long-term coordination and communication among nonprofit civic engagement organizations in Michigan. The collaboration’s nonpartisan mission is to engage underrepresented and socially responsible voters in the democratic process and to establish collective action around a common issue agenda. Position Description Michigan Voice is seeking…

Snyder Administration Refuses to Disclose Costs of RTW Promotional Materials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Thursday, April 25, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Snyder Administration Refuses to Disclose Costs of RTW Promotional Materials State departments deny FOIA request disclosing costs to taxpayers for RTW flyer LANSING — Citizen Watchdog group Progress Michigan is calling on Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Department of…

CAPPS: Communications Coordinator Job Opening

Communications Coordinator Position summary: The Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS) is a Michigan nonprofit research and public policy organization that advocates for reducing corrections costs by safely reducing the prisoner population and shifting state investment to programs proven to reduce crime. CAPPS’s website is www.capps-mi.org. The communications coordinator will assist in carrying…

Watchdog Group Calls for Full Transparency on Snyder Administration’s Secret “Skunk Works” Voucher Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 Snyder officials used private email accounts to circumvent FOIA laws LANSING – Today the citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan called on Gov. Rick Snyder to publicly release any and all documents related to the secret “Skunk Works” voucher plan. According…