Progress Michigan blog posts.

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…

Corporate Backers quit ALEC, Lansing politicians should follow suit

We’ve written in this space about the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council several times before, but in recent weeks their organization has faced renewed scrutiny. This is in part thanks to revelations that they have worked diligently (and secretly) to pass “Kill-At-Will” laws like Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law that let Trayvon Martin’s killer go…

Liberty and Justice for A Few

Yesterday, local elected officials from across Michigan stood in solidarity to announce that they were signing on to the Local Electeds Against Discrimination (LEAD) statement. This statement recognizes the 18 cities across the state that have put non-discrimination protections for gay and transgender people in place, and expresses the hope that other communities, as well…

Goodbye

Today I say goodbye as Executive Director of Progress Michigan, and after three years here I know exactly what I want to leave behind: a commitment from me and you to keep making progress in Michigan. 

There’s really nothing like Progress Michigan – no other progressive advocacy group that day in and day out gives…