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Opponents of Kalamazoo Ordinance 1856 Same As Those Who Make False Claims in Backing the Repeal of Affirmative Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Don’t Let Them Get Away With It Again! KALAMAZOO, MI—Leaders of the group opposed to the expansion of the current City of Kalamazoo non-discrimination ordinance have a history of using misinformation to confuse voters When she pushed for the 2006 ban on affirmative action then-Kalamazoo City Commissioner Mary Balkema clamed Proposal 2…

Citizens Group Calls on Legislators to Cut Their Pay before Slashing School Funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: DAVID HOLTZ TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2009 (517) 999-3646 Whitmer plan will force Legislature to share in Michigan families’ sacrifice LANSING – Citizens watchdog group Progress Michigan today called on the Michigan Legislature to pass a proposal that will cut legislators’ pay and benefits before they can further slash funding for Michigan…

Consumers Energy refuses to refund millions it owes customers while seeking coal plant that will hike rates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: LEIGH FIFELSKI TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2009 (517) 999-3646 Utility fails to honor agreement on $14 million in refunds owed electric consumers LANSING — Consumers Energy is failing to return more than $14 million it owes to Michigan ratepayers while pursuing an unneeded costly new coal plant that would result in higher…

PROGRESS MICHIGAN PRESS BACKGROUNDER AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY

Americans for Prosperity Press Backgrounder PROGRESS MICHIGAN PRESS BACKGROUNDER AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY Americans for Prosperity is part of an array of industry backed, right-wing groups who have promoted turnout at health care town halls from www.recessrally.com. Rachel Maddow did an investigation into the groups behind the mob-style rallies and one of the more prominent groups…

Health Care Reform will Bring Relief to Tens of Thousands of Detroit Citizens, Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 21, 2009 CONTACT: Leigh Fifelski (248) 321-4579 Health Care Reform will Bring Relief to Tens of Thousands of Detroit Citizens, Businesses Reform is critical to Detroit families, business struggling to survive DETROIT – Members of Congress and advocates of health care reform today joined citizens who have been victims of…

Citizens urge Granholm to reject dirty coal amid public opposition, new report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Holtz Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 (517) 999-3646/(313) 300-4454 (cell) New study shows Michigan benefits all around from clean energy, energy efficiency as thousands oppose dirty coal projects Lansing – With 8,000 citizens opposing the development of new dirty coal plants in Michigan, citizens groups are calling on Gov. Jennifer Granholm…