‘Transparency’ Bills Don’t Pass the Smell Test; Progress MI Demands Real Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan April 29, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org ‘Transparency’ Bills Don’t Pass the Smell Test; Progress MI Demands Real Reform Close Lansing Loopholes FOIA and lobbying reform initiatives will offer real ethics and transparency changes MICHIGAN –– In the wake of a Bridge Magazine article outlining the extreme deficiencies in an ethics…

Fight for Real Justice Far from Over after Chauvin Verdict

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 20, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Fight for Real Justice Far from Over after Chauvin Verdict The following statement on the news that Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all three charges can be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan: “Holding Derek Chauvin…

Emma White Research: Research Analyst

Research AnalystEmma White ResearchEmma White Research, a small and growing firm based in Ann Arbor, MI, is seeking a ResearchAnalyst to support the public opinion research we conduct for clients such as non-profitorganizations, labor unions, and local governments. Our work provides information and guidanceto changemakers, and the right candidate for this position will be excited…

#ShadyShirkey Campaign Aims To Hold Senate Majority Leader Accountable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Political Action Fund February 12, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org  #ShadyShirkey Campaign Aims To Hold Senate Majority Leader Accountable Pattern of bigoted comments and pandering to extremists makes it clear Shirkey has to go MICHIGAN – On Friday, the Progress Michigan Political Action Fund launched an accountability campaign targeting…

Statement on Sens. Stabenow and Peters’ Vote to Withhold COVID Relief from Undocumented Immigrants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan February 5, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Statement on Sens. Stabenow and Peters’ Vote to Withhold COVID Relief from Undocumented Immigrants MICHIGAN – Yesterday the U.S. Senate voted on the Young Amendment, to withhold COVID relief from undocumented immigrants. The following response can be attributed to Lonnie Scott, Executive Director…

ProgressNow: Executive Director

Applications Due:  Monday, February 8, 2021 Organizational Summary ProgressNow is a national network of affiliated state communications organizations focused on producing and delivering communications and earned media on behalf of the progressive community.  Active in 25 states, ProgressNow state affiliates move to the rhythm of state politics while working around the 24-hour news cycle. We…

Progress Michigan on Biden/Harris Inauguration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan January 20, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan on Biden/Harris Inauguration MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement from Executive Director Lonnie Scott regarding the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: “Today, along with folks across the country, we celebrate the return of empathy, kindness…

DeVos Family, Other Michigan Donors Spending Thousands to Re-Elect Georgia GOP Senators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan January 4, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org DeVos Family, Other Michigan Donors Spending Thousands to Re-Elect Georgia GOP Senators  DeVos Family, Dan Gilbert and his businesses, are donating to Georgia Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue despite racist remarks and profiting off of the pandemic  MICHIGAN – Progress…

Statement on Racist, Partisan Power Grab by GOP Wayne County BOC Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan November 17, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Statement on Racist, Partisan Power Grab by GOP Wayne County BOC Members  MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan Executive Director Lonnie Scott released the following statement regarding the Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers refusing to certify the November election results:…