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Detroit Field Organizer, Michigan Voice

Deadline: May 8, 2013 or until position is filled 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…

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan: Community Canvasser

Job Title: Community Canvasser Reports To: Field Organizer/Project Coordinator Location: Detroit FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/Temporary/Non-Benefited Position Summary: Under the leadership of the Field Organizer and Project Coordinator, this position will perform door-to-door and high traffic area canvassing in targeted areas of the City of Detroit. This is a 6 week, non-benefited, temporary position and pays $12/hr.…

Progress Michigan Condemns Snyder for Financing Pro-RTW Propaganda with Taxpayer Dollars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 Letter and flier sent to employers brags about “Freedom to Work” laws LANSING – Citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan condemned Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration Tuesday for sending out a letter and flier at taxpayer expense advertising the new so-called “Freedom…

70 Percent Support Raising Michigan’s Minimum Wage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan & Oakland County Commissioner David Woodward Friday, April 5, 2013 Contact: Zack Pohl (517-980-6190) David Woodward (248-894-6650) New Progress Michigan survey shows strong support for increasing current wage above $10.00 per hour LANSING – A new survey released today by Oakland County Commissioner David Woodward and Progress Michigan shows strong support…

Rep. Amash Calls for Abortion Ban Three Days After Conception, Opposes Some Forms of Birth Control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, (517) 974-6302 Watchdog group urges Congressman to come clean about extreme views on women’s health care LANSING – In a recent interview with Reason Magazine, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R) voiced his support for a ban on abortion three days after…

Continuing Education and Professional Development Nurse Associate, Michigan Nurses Association

The Michigan Nurses Association, an affiliate of National Nurses United (NNU) and AFL-CIO, seeks a continuing education and professional development nurse associate in the Nursing Practice Department. The department is responsible for promoting excellence in nursing practice, protecting the art and science of nursing in the workplace, and advocating for patient safety/quality care. General Summary…

Labor Relations Representative, Michigan Nurses Association

The labor relations representative is responsible for all matters related to collective bargaining, including organizing nurses in private and public employment; compiling, analyzing, interpreting and presenting pertinent data; negotiating contracts; processing grievances and conducting arbitrations; and representing nurses in employment-related problems. The ideal candidate has had prior experience as a full time labor relations representative,…

Republican Leaders Should Condemn Agema’s Rant Against LGBT Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Monday, April 1, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 After hateful Facebook post against LBGT Americans, Agema continues discriminatory rhetoric in radio interview on WPIQ morning show LANSING – Citizen watchdog group Progress Michigan is calling for Republican leaders to condemn Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema for openly…

Republican Leaders Call on Agema to Resign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Monday, April 1, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 In joint statement, GOP leadership withdraws support for Agema after bigoted Facebook post LANSING – Michigan’s Republican leadership issued a joint statement today condemning Republican National Committeeman for posting on Facebook that many LGBT Americans are pedophiles and responsible for…