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Updated Progress Michigan Research Memo: The BABE PAC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 16, 2022 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Updated Progress Michigan Research Memo: The BABE PAC How a PAC with ties to Joe Bellino worked with Republican leadership and Lee Chatfield to funnel tens of thousands of dollars to the House Republican Campaign Committee MICHIGAN – The Building Accountability…

New Report Sheds Light on Gun Violence in Michigan and What it Will Take to Curb It

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 10, 2022 Contact: Lynna Kaucheck, lynna@progressmichigan.org New Report Sheds Light on Gun Violence in Michigan and What it Will Take to Curb It Michigan scores above national average in nearly every statistical category of gun violence MICHIGAN – Today, Center for American Progress and Progress Michigan released…

GOP Cuts Taxes for Corporations, Leaves Everyday Michiganders Out in the Cold

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 15, 2022 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org GOP Cuts Taxes for Corporations, Leaves Everyday Michiganders Out in the Cold Rather than help Michiganders, GOP tax cuts for corporations will take away funding from roads and schools MICHIGAN – Michigan Senate Republicans just passed tax cuts, largely for corporations,…

BABE PAC

February 16, 2022 Despite its name, the Building Accountability Behind Experience Political Action Committee (BABE PAC), appears to be doing the opposite of building accountability in Lansing. In fact, it appears to be yet another cog in the extensive Republican political money machine, used to get around campaign contribution limits. The BABE PAC’s most recent large…

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The MI Healthy Climate Plan Needs Your Voice!

Fighting the climate crisis is a team effort. Everyone must get involved if we want to see results that matter. For their part, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration released its draft MI Healthy Climate Plan, and they’re looking for feedback from the public – that means it’s a perfect opportunity for us to make sure it’s the…

DeVos Petition Scheme Livestream Shuts Down Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 2, 2022 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org DeVos Petition Scheme Livestream Shuts Down Comments MICHIGAN – Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the launch of a DeVos-backed petition effort designed to gut public education funding and provide tax breaks for the wealthy. During the stream, those critical…

New Poll: Michigan’s Job Situation Rated ‘Strong’ by Large Majority 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Feburary 1, 2022 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org New Poll: Michigan’s Job Situation Rated ‘Strong’ by Large Majority  Latest Lake Effect polling also indicates widespread support for abortion rights, disdain for Maddock and fake electors MICHIGAN – On Monday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect, a monthly research newsletter…

MI GOP Must Denounce Rhetoric Calling for Election Sabotage and Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 31, 2022 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org MI GOP Must Denounce Rhetoric Calling for Election Sabotage and Violence Republican leadership cannot ignore Mike Detmer and Ryan Kelley MICHIGAN – Progress Michigan is calling on the Michigan Republican Party to denounce Republican activists Mike Detmer and Ryan Kelley who…

Meshawn Maddock Needs to be Removed from MIGOP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 24, 2022 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Meshawn Maddock Needs to be Removed from MIGOP The MIGOP co-chair continues to spread misinformation and racism LANSING – After Michigan Republican Party Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock spent the weekend     spreading misinformation and racism, Progress Michigan is calling for her…