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Santorum Exit a Win for Healthcare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 10, 2012 Contact: Lonnie ScottCell: 734-323-6028 Santorum gives “RomneyCare” an early Anniversary Gift MICHIGAN – Today Rick Santorum announced that he was ending his campaign for the Republican nomination for President.  This move is being lauded by advocates as a “win” for healthcare, because it now assures that the presumptive nominee will…

Corporate Sponsors Quit ALEC, Lansing Politicians Should Follow Suit

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, April 10, 2012Contact: Zack Pohl, (517) 980-6190, zack@progressmichigan.org Michigan citizens demand that lawmakers put constituents first LANSING – To date, five major funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have indicated they will not renew their membership to the controversial conservative lobbying organization. Progress Michigan is now calling on Michigan lawmakers to join these corporate…

Email Disclosure Prompts Call for Legislature to Come Clean About Mackinac Center’s Influence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Contact: David Holtz, (313) 300-4454 Emails showing political cover-up point to need for more transparency LANSING, MI—Progress Michigan called today on the state Legislature to release all emails and other communications between lawmakers and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, including those of a lobbying nature, in light…

Progress Michigan Names New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        CONTACT:  Zack Pohl, 517-980-6190Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Zack Pohl to lead progressive communications organization starting on April 2 LANSING – Today Progress Michigan named Zack Pohl as the organization’s new Executive Director, taking over for David Holtz, who has accepted a position on U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee’s congressional staff. Pohl currently serves…

State Representative Frantically Seeking Driver Following Run-in With The Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, March 19, 2012CONTACT: Mitchell Rivard, 517-227-5233 Craigslist Ad gives Genetski hope he isn’t left walking home to Saugatuck after having driver’s license suspended LANSING – Following this morning’s ruling by an administrative law examiner suspending his driver’s license, State Rep. Bob Genetski (R-Saugatuck) was left scrambling for a ride to Lansing, cautiously optimistic…

Lansing Politicians Retaliate Against Teachers, Bus Drivers for Taking Action to Protect Collective Bargaining Rights

News from Protect Our JobsCONTACT: Zack Pohl, 517-980-6190 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 7, 2012 Politicians pushing new bills to dismantle collective bargaining, punish public school employees LANSING – Lansing politicians are retaliating against an effort launched by teachers, nurses, and construction workers yesterday to amend the state constitution to protect collective bargaining rights and strengthen Michigan’s middle class.…

“Protect Our Jobs” Campaign Launches to Protect Collective Bargaining Rights, Strengthen Michigan’s Middle Class

News from Protect Our JobsCONTACT: Zack Pohl, 517-980-6190 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 6, 2012 Grassroots volunteers gathering signatures to amend state constitution, protect voice of Michigan’s working families LANSING – Working men and women from across Michigan gathered at the state Capitol today to formally launch the “Protect Our Jobs” campaign. Grassroots volunteers started gathering signatures this…

Michiganders want Integrity in the their Elections, Not Waste and Redundancy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact MNA: Christina Kuo, Sr. Dir.of Public Policy & Public Affairs (517) 492-2408 (ofc) (248)762-6113 (cell), ckuo@mnaonline.org February 28, 2012 Media Contact Common Cause MI: Melanie McElroy, Executive Director(517) 610-2576, mmcelroy@commoncause.org Media Contact Project Vote: Sarah Massey, Media Director(202) 210-6614, smassey@projectvote.org Lansing – Michigan voters were surprised to see a new…

‘Let Romney Go Bankrupt’ Billboard Planned For ‘Don’t Bet Against Michigan’ Rally Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 23, 2012MORE INFORMATION:David Holtz 313-300-4454 Billboard, Rally Targeting Opposition To Auto Rescue LANSING, MI—Citizens group Progress Michigan said today it will feature a giant mobile billboard to protest Mitt Romney’s opposition to the auto rescue and to welcome Michiganders who will gather for a rally Friday near Ford Field before Romney’s…

Citizens Launch Online Petition to Stop Lansing’s Attacks on Workers

News from We Are the People and Progress MichiganCONTACT: Zack Pohl, 517-980-6190 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 22, 2012 Legislators push nearly 90 bills to weaken or end collective bargaining rights LANSING – Citizens groups today launched an online petition calling on Lansing politicians to stop the attacks on Michigan workers. Legislators have introduced nearly…