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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…

SEIU: Home Care Organizer

About SEIU Healthcare Michigan SEIU Healthcare Michigan is Michigan’s largest and fastest growing health care workers union. We represent over 55,000 home care, nursing home, and hospital workers across the State of Michigan. In these tough economic times, there has been no stronger advocate on behalf of workers than SEIU Healthcare Michigan. We fight not…

Leaders Urge Governor to Reverse “Wrong Priorities, Wrong Direction” in 2012

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 News from Progress Michigan and We Are the People Contact: Dawn Kettinger, 517-614-6810, dawn@progressmichigan.org Zack Pohl, 517-980-6190, zack@wearethepeoplemichigan.com Hope to hear focus on jobs, education, repaired safety net and stronger MI in “State of the State”   LANSING – Ahead of the Governor’s State of the State address…