Progress Michigan is a first-of-its-kind organization. Our mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses state-of-the-art web based new media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive ideas.

Report: Snyder Plans to Rollback Private Prison Food Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 7, 2018 Progress Michigan has been calling for cancellation since beginning MICHIGAN — According to MIRS News, Gov. Rick Snyder is planning to “reverse course on using private vendors for prison food service” following years of Progress Michigan calling for such action. The out-of-state, for-profit food service…

Schuette Touts Ethics and Transparency, Ignores Record of Flouting Both

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  February 6, 2018 Schuette’s rhetoric differs from his actions MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is calling out Attorney General Bill Schuette for his hypocrisy around calls for reforms to Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act. The watchdog organization, who has been a leading voice advocating real FOIA reform, is actively…

NOW HIRING: Communications Specialist

DESCRIPTION Position Purpose: The primary responsibility of the Communications Specialist is to provide additional communications support for Progress Michigan, a statewide progressive communications hub. The position will report to the Communications Director, working closely with the Deputy Communications Director to generate original written content, social media content and provide partner communications support. Organizational Summary: Progress…

NOW HIRING: Data and Policy Analyst

Progress Michigan’s mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses cutting-edge digital media strategies to creatively build grassroots support for progressive issues. We’re a marketing department for progressive ideas – a campaign that never stops. We’re looking for a…

Progress Michigan Response to Former Governor John Engler’s Appointment to Lead MSU

  January 30, 2018 Partisanship, past failures to protect vulnerable citizens raise real concerns  LANSING — Watchdog group Progress Michigan issued the following response to the appointment of former governor John Engler as interim president of Michigan State University. The statement should be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan: “At a time…

Secchia Donations Must Be Returned After He Blames Nassar Survivors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 26, 2018 Secchia Donations Must Be Returned After He Blames Nassar Survivors GOP Mega-Donor has given over hundreds of thousands to Republicans in last decade alone LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling for Republicans like Bill Schuette to return donations from mega-donor Peter Secchia after he made tone-deaf…