Progress Michigan blog posts.

Wheels Up To Houston!

In 1984, there were an estimated 50 out LGBT officials in the whole world. Today, there are more than 1,000, and they’re on the front lines in the fight for equality every day in their respective public offices. In 2011, an additional 53 openly LGBT candidates joined their ranks, moving the dial that much closer…

Another Attack on Workers

By now it’s obvious that our lawmakers are primarily interested in passing laws that punish the hardest working Michiganders just to placate the top 1 percent who run corporations and special interests. From a massive tax cut for big businesses made on the backs of the working poor and seniors to the shredding of the…

The truth about the supercommittee

Guest post from John Karebian, Executive Director of Michigan Nurses Association. Cross-posted from Fight for Main Street. It’s impossible to know what the supercommittee is thinking as they approach the Nov. 23 deadline to recommend cuts of $1.5 trillion or more. They generally meet behind closed doors, and Michigan’s two supercommittee members have refused to hold…

They’re Holding Town Halls!

OK, supercommittee members Fred Upton and Dave Camp didn’t finally do the right thing and agree to hold a public meeting to listen to their constituents back home. That’s crazy talk. In reality, they’re finishing up this week of recess and getting ready to run back to D.C. and hide behind their Wall Street campaign donors. Nope,…

They’ll Do Anything To Win

Today, Americans across the country are heading to the polls despite new efforts by Republican politicians and corporate front groups in 15 states to make it harder for millions of American citizens to vote. In Michigan, this process was recently started by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, who kicked off her campaign lobbying for the…