Progress Michigan blog posts.

Brian Calley’s Government Done Wrong

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has launched another online ad teasing his expected announcement for a run or higher office later this month. This time, his ad ends with Calley saying: “Government does work when done right.” That’s a strange claim coming from someone like Brian Calley, whose time spent as Rick Snyder’s right hand man…

To Our Teachers

  This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. As an organization that believes in public education, we know that teachers who work tirelessly to create learning environments are vital to a strong educational system. To honor that commitment, we decided to each remember our favorite teachers and share our thoughts and memories about them. Hugh Madden,…

Doing the Right Thing is Priceless

Lansing became Michigan’s first sanctuary city on Monday night. It was a victory for immigration rights organizations, local activists, and the city as a whole. Lansing (where I live and where Progress Michigan has offices) is strongest when families aren’t being ripped apart because of a broken immigration system. One of the possible bumps in…

We Need a Vaccine Against Stupidity

Yesterday marked the start of National Public Health Week. This is a blog about some of Michigan’s conservative elected officials who clearly did not get the memo. Michigan Republicans have decided to throw established science and concerns for public health out the window by introducing bills that are clearly catered to the anti-vaccine crowd — and…

This is Not About Bathrooms

Donald Trump has revoked Obama administration guidelines regarding transgender students’ rights. And while every headline, news story, and debate around this topic seems to have centered around students’ right to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, Trump’s actions have nothing to do with bathrooms. Laverne Cox, a TV star and trans rights…