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Sen. Tom Casperson Doubles Down on Birther Claims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 27, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 Politician insists President Obama “didn’t produce” birth certificate LANSING – Yesterday evening, State Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) doubled down on comments he made earlier in the day questioning President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Last night Casperson told MIRS News, “People…

Sen. Tom Casperson Goes Birther

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 “Don’t know,” Casperson tells Lansing radio host in response to question about Obama’s birthplace LANSING – Today Progress Michigan strongly condemned Sen. Tom Casperson and called on him to apologize for comments on Michael Patrick Shiels’ show that he…

Rep. Dale Zorn Sponsors Bill to Limit Paid Sick Leave for Michigan Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Monday, February 25, 2013 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 Republicans work with ALEC to hurt workers by banning paid sick days LANSING – Citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan today condemned Republican efforts to attack workers by banning local governments from protecting workers’ right to paid sick leave. State…

Lead Organizer, Common Cause Michigan

Overview of Organization: Common Cause Michigan is a non-­profit organization that works to promote government transparency and accountability. CCMI focuses on issues of money in politics and campaign finance reform, voter protection and voter rights, and keeping elected officials accountable to Michigan taxpayers. For more, see CommonCause.org/MI Job Description: The position of lead organizer for…

State Field Organizer, Equality Michigan

Job Description:  State Field Organizer Job Title:  Field Organizer – Full-Time Position Job Supervisor:  Policy Director Job Location:  Detroit, Michigan Position Description Focus is on building relationships with groups and individuals, training and motivating activists, and increasing member and activist base. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Develop a strong grassroots activist network focused on the passage…

Statement from Executive Director Zack Pohl on Oakland County Republicans Inviting Donald Trump to be Keynote Speaker at Fundraising Dinner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Thursday, February 14, 2012 Contact: Zack Pohl, zack@progressmichigan.org, (517) 980-6190 “It was one thing when they sent Kerry Bentivolio to Washington, but now Oakland County Republicans have embraced prominent birther Donald Trump with an invitation to speak at a fundraising dinner,” said Zack Pohl, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “It’s…

Marco Rubio Needs A Drink

Politics can be awfully dry sometimes. At Progress Michigan, we’re committed to holding politicians accountable – and we’ll always try to liven it up. LIKE, Tweet, and share this video with your friends, family, and co-workers. Really like our work? Join our community and engage with thousands of Michiganders: [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’…

There’s Work To Be Done

The following blog is a guest piece from Michael Anderson, who is currently an intern at Progress Michigan. February is Black History Month, which gives us an opportunity to reflect on the contributions African Americans have made – and continue to make – on our society. Tonight will mark President Barack Obama’s fifth State of…

The 2013 State of the Union

Looking for information about tonight’s State of the Union address? We’ve pulled together our favorite Tweets, videos, and primers about tonight’s SOTU below. Make sure to check back for additional information. Too busy to watch? Well you’re in luck, if you’re out and about we’ll be live Tweeting the entire State of the Union address…