Progress Michigan blog posts.

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…

Legislative Malfeasance in Michigan

This guest post was written by Amy Hunter, President of Equality Michigan Pride PAC. An “anti-bullying” bill with exceptions, really? In a stunning betrayal of the public trust, ultra-conservatives in Michigan pushed an “anti-bullying” initiative through the state Senate Wednesday after attaching an amendment that radically changed the legislation’s impact. The surprise change guts the…

Calling out the Supercommittee

Double-digit unemployment. Dramatically increasing income inequality. Politicians owned by millionaires and lobbyists. As sure as the sun rises, every day brings news that the richest few are getting even richer, and big banks and corporations get away with abusing the rules because the politicians they fund let them write the rules. Right now, the average…

Eric Cantor Couldn’t Hide

Yesterday, US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor visited the University of Michigan and was met by a protest decrying the “death of the middle class” and Rep. Cantor’s active support for the top 1 percent. The protest was attended by members of Progress Michigan, the Washtenaw Community Action Team, the University of Michigan Planners Network,…