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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…

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…

Progress Michigan Condemns Anti-Choice Extremists for Illegally Campaigning in Public Buildings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517-974-6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Right to Life lobbyist pulled several politicians away from budget votes before getting tossed from Capitol LANSING – Progress Michigan today condemned anti-choice extremists for illegal campaigning in our State Capitol and the Senate Office Building. Right to Life…

Progress Michigan Introduces Skunk Works Mascot To Mackinac Conference Attendees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 Watchdog group demanding transparency from Snyder on privatization MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – Citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan introduced Pepé Le Voucher, the mascot for Gov. Snyder’s secret “Skunk Works” education workgroup, to the attendees of the Mackinac Policy Conference. They…

Statement from Progress Michigan on Paid Anti-Choice Staffers Comparing Rape to Car Accidents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517-974-6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org “Right to Life” President, Lobbyist deploy offensive language repeatedly to media LANSING – Citizen’s watchdog group Progress Michigan issued the following statement in response to RTL President Barbara Listing and RTL lobbyist Ed Rivet repeatedly comparing rape to car…

Progress Michigan Applauds Decision to Fund Buena Vista Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, (517) 974-6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org LANSING – Today citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan applauded Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan on the decision to provide funds to re-open the Buena Vista school district. The district has been closed for a week-and-a-half due to…

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…