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Statement from Progress Michigan Executive Director Zack Pohl on Romney’s Selection of Paul Ryan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan Saturday, August 11, 2012 Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org “The Romney/Ryan budget is bad news for Michigan seniors and the middle class,” said Zack Pohl, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “Their plan would privatize Social Security, end Medicare as we know it, and give more handouts to CEOs that ship…

BolgerGate: FOIA Request Seeks Release of State Police Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan and We Are the People Wednesday, August 1, 2012Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jtramontana@progressmichigan.org | Roger Kerson, 734.645.0535, roger@rkcommunications.net More than 14,000 Citizens Join Call for Bolger’s Resignation Lansing – We Are the People, Michigan (WATP) and Progress Michigan announced today they have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request…

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund: Michigan State Director

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION:    Michigan State Director    POSTING DATE:  July 30, 2012LOCATION:   East Lansing, MI    CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled             Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are seeking a full-time State Director to oversee our programs in Michigan. Clean Water Action (CWA) is a national citizens’ organization working for clean, safe, affordable water, prevention of health…

Progress Michigan Calls on Mark Ouimet to Stop Abusing Taxpayer Resources

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan Friday, July 27, 2012Contact: Jessica Tramontana, (517) 974-6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Email sent with state resources reveals Ouimet’s habit of waste and abuse of tax dollars LANSING – A partisan political email recently sent from Rep. Mark Ouimet’s official House email account to a constituent is just the latest example of Ouimet’s…

Progress Michigan Applauds GM Cutting Ties With Controversial Lobby Group ALEC

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News from Progress Michigan Thursday, July 26, 2012
Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Applauds GM Cutting Ties With Controversial Lobby Group ALEC LANSING – General Motors’ decision today to drop their ALEC membership is being applauded by citizens group Progress Michigan. This decision came after nearly 10,000 people signed an online petition…

Statement from Executive Director, Zack Pohl on the Last-Minute Committee Hearing on SB 5711

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan Thursday, July 26, 2012Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org “Lansing Republican have shown once again that they have the wrong priorities and are making things harder for the middle class in Michigan,” said Zack Pohl, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “Republican politicians called this last-minute committee hearing to fast-track a vote on…

New Texts Reveal Alarming Level of Deception from Bolger/Schmidt Election Fraud Scheme

For Immediate ReleaseNews from Progress Michigan & We Are the People                                               Wednesday, July 25, 2012  Contact:Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517.974.6302 10,000 citizens sign petition calling on Bolger to resign as Speaker LANSING – An effort calling on Rep. Jase Bolger to step down as Speaker of the House is gaining momentum today, after new text messages and emails…

Progress Michigan Statement on Bolger/Schmidt Election “Fraud”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, July 17, 2012Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Bolger/Schmidt Election “Fraud” “Jase Bolger and Roy Schmidt should be ashamed,” said Zack Pohl, executive director of Progress Michigan. “While Lansing Republicans were passing voter suppression legislation this spring, Bolger and Schmidt were secretly hatching a plan to undermine…

Voting Advocates Thank Gov. Snyder for Vetoing Voter Suppression Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Michigan Election CoalitionTuesday, July 3, 2012Contact: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org, 517-974-6302 LANSING – Today the Michigan Election Coalition publicly thanked Gov. Rick Snyder for vetoing voter suppression legislation. House Bill 5061, and Senate Bills 754 and 803 would have caused unnecessary confusion and discouraged thousands of eligible voters, especially the poor and…