Progress Michigan blog posts.

There’s Work To Be Done

The following blog is a guest piece from Michael Anderson, who is currently an intern at Progress Michigan. February is Black History Month, which gives us an opportunity to reflect on the contributions African Americans have made – and continue to make – on our society. Tonight will mark President Barack Obama’s fifth State of…

The 2013 State of the Union

Looking for information about tonight’s State of the Union address? We’ve pulled together our favorite Tweets, videos, and primers about tonight’s SOTU below. Make sure to check back for additional information. Too busy to watch? Well you’re in luck, if you’re out and about we’ll be live Tweeting the entire State of the Union address…

We’re back

Finally, we’re back. You may not have noticed it, but our national hosting provider had a major meltdown and our website – along with the websites of every organization they hosted – was stuck in something of a twilight zone. Our website was up, but we couldn’t update it and a lot of the links…

No Means No

This week Rep. Joel Johnson (R-Clare) introduced HB 4187, which requires all women to perform a “diagnostic ultrasound examination of the fetus at least two hours before an abortion is performed,” to provide “the most visibly clear image of the gross anatomical development of the fetus and the most audible fetal heartbeat.” Many – including…

Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks

The following blog is a guest piece from Michael Anderson, who is currently an intern at Progress Michigan. Today marks the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks, a woman that was a hero for the civil rights movement and a voice for the oppressed.  Parks had long been a civil rights activist but one action not only cemented…

Freedom from Gun Violence

The following blog is a guest piece from Michael Anderson, who is currently an intern at Progress Michigan. Senate Bill 63, the “Michigan Firearms Freedom Act” passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last Wednesday. The bill would prohibit federal regulation of firearms manufactured and kept in the state of Michigan. It was sponsored by Sen. Phil Pavlov…

Dan Benishek is a hypocrite

Dan Benishek is just the worst kind of person. He’s a hypocrite. After last month’s fiscal cliff negotiations (and after promising end-of-session Hurricane Sandy relief to Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Andrew Cuomo), House Republicans promptly tabled the matter, choosing to go home instead. The outrage that followed, to put it simply, forced House Republicans…

Not Even One

As has been reported on multiple times already, the most notable thing about the way Republicans passed so-called “right-to-work” laws in Michigan was the speed and lack of any public input. But as time goes by, giving reporters a chance to examine the law that lawmakers apparently weren’t allowed to examine before voting on it,…

Taking on Fox News

Last night I went on Fox News to face off against Sean Hannity and former Dick DeVos campaign manager Greg McNeilly to debate so-called “Right to Work” legislation. In case you missed it, you can watch the clip here: When it comes to standing up for Michigan’s middle class, Progress Michigan will never back down…