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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…

AFT Michigan: Controller/Assistant to the President for Finances

We seek a leader to be part of the executive team of a growing and energetic statewide union of educators. The Controller is responsible for guiding the organization’s financial trajectory, supporting approximately 100 local unions across the state, and maintaining relationships with contractors and other organizations. Job duties include: Oversight of all financial functions of…

Citizen Watchdog Group Calls on Lawmakers to Change Discriminatory Law, Agema to Apologize for Facebook Rant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Monday, March 27, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Michigan law allows employers to discriminate against LGBT Michiganders LANSING — Citizen watchdog group Progress Michigan is calling on Republican politicians to do the right thing by putting a stop discrimination based on sexual orientation and amending the Elliott-Larson…

Statement from Progress Michigan on SB 136, religious refusal bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Thursday, March 14, 2012 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, (517)974-6302 “Its appalling that Republicans think they have a right to shove their political agenda between a woman and her doctor,” said Jessica Tramontana, Communications Director of Progress Michigan. “This bill allows health care providers and insurance companies to refuse…

Conservative Leader Blasts Violent Rant Out to Email List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 Thanks for “firing your muskets…keep your powder dry,” Jack Hoogendyk proclaims LANSING – Progress Michigan condemned the dishonest and unhinged rhetoric of conservative leader Jack Hoogendyk regarding the expansion of Medicaid in Michigan. Hoogendyk sent out an op-ed from Florida’s…

Citizens to Republican Politicians: Don’t Rig Our Elections!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, March 13, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 Over 20,000 Michiganders sign petition against electoral college changes LANSING – Michigan citizens are urging Republicans in Lansing to reject any attempt to change the way the state’s electoral votes are allocated. The proposal was overwhelmingly endorsed by delegates…

Progress Michigan Praises Michigan Secretary of State for Change of Heart

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Monday, March 11, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 After two years of working to suppress votes, Secretary Johnson pivots to transparency LANSING – As Sunshine Week 2013 kicked off, citizens’ watchdog Progress Michigan praised Michigan Secretary of State for her newfound focus on fixing the state’s outdated…

ALEC Member Aric Nesbitt: Allowing Communities to Protect Paid Sick Leave Would Be “Economic Suicide”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 LANSING – East Lansing Mayor pro tem Nathan Triplett and citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan condemned Rep. Aric Nesbitt today for suggesting in a regular meeting of the House Commerce Committee that allowing Michigan communities to adopt employer-provided paid sick leave ordinances…

Progress Michigan to Rep. Walberg: Apologize for Lying to Michigan Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Monday, March 4, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 Walberg sent misleading press release and held interview with radio station claiming he had supported the Violence Against Women Act LANSING – Citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan is calling on Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Tipton) to apologize to women across…