Michiganders deserve better policies to prevent gun violence.

Taking action to prevent gun violence and protect our communities shouldn’t be controversial—and for the majority of Michiganders, it isn’t. That’s right: Most Michigan voters, including Republican voters and gun owners, support evidence-based policies like Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws, safe storage regulations, and increased funding for community groups and mental health services.  So…

New Poll: Michiganders Support Gun Reforms, Stand Firm on Abortion Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News from Progress Michigan June 8, 2022 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org New Poll: Michiganders Support Gun Reforms, Stand Firm on Abortion Rights Voters also weigh in on signature forgery, competing tax plans, and election funding MICHIGAN – On Wednesday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect, a monthly research newsletter that tracks public opinion…

Whitsett’s Anti-Choice Vote is a Betrayal to Her Constituents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 19, 2022 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Whitsett’s Anti-Choice Vote is a Betrayal to Her Constituents Democratic representative delivers swing vote or anti-abortion funding MICHIGAN – On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s favorite Michigan Democrat, Representative Karen Whitsett voted with Republicans to pass a MDHHS budget that includes funding for…

Abortion Rights, Whitmer Policies Popular Among Michigan Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 11, 2022 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Abortion Rights, Whitmer Policies Popular Among Michigan Voters Polling shows support for governor’s infrastructure plan, tax cut vetoes MICHIGAN – On Monday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect, a monthly research newsletter that tracks public opinion about a variety of political…

FOIA Requests Submitted to Livingston Sheriff, Prosecutor Offices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org FOIA Requests Submitted to Livingston Sheriff, Prosecutor Offices Charges filed for tweets could be major First Amendment infringement LANSING – Today, Progress Michigan filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the Livingston County Sheriff and Prosecutor’s office seeking communications regarding highly-questionable charges filed against…

Progress Michigan Statement on Oxford School Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 30, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Oxford School Shooting Michiganders deserve safe communities MICHIGAN – The following statement regarding the shooting that occurred in Oxford, MI, today can be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan: “What happened in Oxford today…

New Report: MI GOP Used Party Fund to Oppose Previous Petition Drives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 7, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org New Report: MI GOP Used Party Fund to Oppose Previous Petition Drives A review of campaign finance records shows the MI GOP has a history of using its administrative fund to impact ballot initiatives MICHIGAN – A new report compiled…