Progress Michigan blog posts.

For Sale: Your Right to Vote

In the six months since Secretary of State Ruth Johnson introduced her package of legislation aimed squarely at making it harder for people to vote, you would think she’d be able to come up with at least one example of voter fraud being committed in Michigan. Instead, committee hearings on the laws have found nothing…

Oppose Guns on Michigan’s College Campuses

Did you know that a dangerous bill is moving in the Michigan State Senate to allow guns in Michigan’s public colleges and universities? The gun lobby and certain legislators are pushing legislation to make it easier for people with Concealed Pistol Permits (CPLs) to carry their hidden, loaded handguns into the dormitories and classrooms of Michigan’s colleges…

Equal Pay for Equal Work

This is a guest post from Michigan Summit Director Chong-Anna Canfora. Today, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, is the national observance of Equal Pay Day, the day when women and men around the country recognize the wage gap between working women and men, and offer remedies to address pay inequity. According to statistics released in 2011…

Tell Pete Hoekstra to Get Real

We’ve written about Pete Hoekstra’s record of hypocrisy before, and now he’s at it again. After agreeing to appear at Herman Cain’s Washington, D.C. rally and becoming the first Senate candidate to endorse his 9-9-9 plan, Pete Hoekstra called the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act a “nuisance,” and added “it shouldn’t be law.” Pete Hoekstra…

Thanks, #Romneycare!

To celebrate the sixth anniversary of Mitt Romney’s signing into law his historic health care reform in Massachusetts, ProgressNow New Mexico has launched “ThanksRomneycare.com” and the #ThanksRomneycare online campaign. Know Your Care Michigan and Progress Michigan invite you to join our progressive partners in New Mexico and around the country in celebrating the 6th anniversary of…