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…

Child Refugees Deserve Compassion and Civility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 5, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Child Refugees Deserve Compassion and Civility Residents of Alma Need to Look at the Facts, Not Baseless Fear Mongering  MICHIGAN – Amid a vitriolic atmosphere in a small Michigan town where anti-immigrant grifters have spread misinformation about a proposed facility for child asylum seekers,…

MIGOP Drops the Ball on Flood Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 1, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org MIGOP Drops the Ball on Flood Relief Michiganders will suffer while Republican legislators enjoy a vacation MICHIGAN – This week, House and Senate Republicans each passed along a bill containing flood relief to the other chamber, but neither caucus chose to…

Progress Michigan on MRP “Fraudit”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan June 18, 2021 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan on MRP “Fraudit” MICHIGAN – The Michigan Republican Party and their army of conspiracy theorists are calling for another audit of the November 2020 election. In response Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan released the following statement:  “Rudy Giuliani and…

‘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…

#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…