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Progress Michigan Launches ‘Let Romney Go Bankrupt’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Thursday, February 16, 2012 MORE INFORMATIONDavid Holtz 313-300-4454 Drive Targeting Opposition To Auto Rescue That Saved Michigan LANSING, MI—Citizens group Progress Michigan today unveiled a new grassroots campaign aimed at Mitt Romney’s opposition to the successful rescue of the Michigan auto industry.  The campaign features a new online video, website, petition drive and…

Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations, Leaders Announce Respect America, Respect Michigan Candidate Pledge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News From Progress Michigan Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 Contact: Mitchell Rivard, (517) 227-5233, mitchell@progressmichigan.org Pledge asks candidates for office to refrain from using harmful racial and ethic stereotypes in their campaigns MADISON HEIGHTS – In light of the now-controversial Super Bowl ad by former Congressman Pete Hoekstra, over twenty civil rights organizations and leaders today announced…

Statement of David Hecker, AFT Michigan President, on Gov. Snyder’s Budget Presentation to the Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News From AFT Michigan Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 Contact: David Hecker, (313) 204-6115, dhecker@aftmichigan.org Gov. Snyder today unveiled his budget, in which he proposed tying education funding to specific benchmarks. We need to fully restore the drastic cuts to our PreK-12 schools, community colleges, and universities, not create new hoops for them to jump…

Why is Benishek Running Away From One Nation PAC?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews From Progress Michigan Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 Contact: Mitchell Rivard, (517) 227-5233, mitchell@progressmichigan.org Listed as an honorary member, Congressman now says he doesn’t know a thing about being honored at controversial PAC fundraiser LANSING – Despite being listed on the official event invitation as an honorary member on a $1,000 per host…

Benishek Set to Headline $1,000 PAC Fundraiser with Washington Elite While His Constituents Continue to Struggle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews From Michigan Nurses Association Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012Contact: Mitchell Rivard, (517) 227-5233, mitchell@progressmichigan.org Michigan Nurses Challenge Congressman to Donate the Price of Admission for Fundraiser to Local Clinic Helping Families in Need OKEMOS – Congressman Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls) is set to headline a $1,000 per person “Scotch and Cigars” PAC fundraiser Thursday…

Citizens Groups Support Ethics, Campaign Reforms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 2, 2011 MORE INFORMATION: David Holtz 313-300-4454 State House Democrats Target Corporate Cash, Lobbying LANSING, MI–Ethics and campaign finance reforms proposed by state House Democrats were supported today by citizens groups who say Michigan must challenge unfair corporate power and revolving door politics and make state government more responsive to…

Michigan Clean Water Action Releases Midterm Legislative Scorecard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews From Clean Water Action Tuesday, January 24, 2012Contact: Nic Clark, 231-313-2605,nclark@cleanwater.org Majority in State House receive failing grade  LANSING – Clean Water Action held a press conference at the State Capitol today to urge the majority in the legislature to start protecting Michigan’s water and other natural resources in the New Year. “A majority of…

Michiganders Deserve Full Disclosure By Romney

For Immediate Release                                           More information: Tuesday, January 24, 2012                                     David Holtz  313-300-4454 Should Follow Example Set by Father, the former Michigan Governor LANSING, MI–Responding to the limited release of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s tax returns for 2010 and 2011, Progress Michigan demanded that Romney immediately disclose additional tax returns and financial history–going back to…