‘Transparency Reform’ Passed by House is Just an Illusion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 9, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,  sam@progressmichigan.org ‘Transparency Reform’ Passed by House is Just an Illusion Financial disclosure bills fall well short of real disclosure MICHIGAN – After news that the Michigan House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan set of financial disclosure bills, transparency advocates are calling…

New Poll: Michiganders Don’t Want to See Voting Rights Rolled Back

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News from Progress Michigan June 7, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org New Poll: Michiganders Don’t Want to See Voting Rights Rolled Back Monthly newsletter examines opinions on election laws MICHIGAN – On Monday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect, a monthly research newsletter that tracks public opinion in…

Questions Remain Around Republican Ties to Militia and Insurrection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan & MI People’s Campaign June 3, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Questions Remain Around Republican Ties to Militia and Insurrection Current lack of federal investigation does not mean MIGOP officials should escape scrutiny MICHIGAN – Today on a virtual press call, Progress Michigan and the Michigan People’s…

14 Organizations Call for Improved Financial Disclosure Policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Multiple Organizations May 18, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Organizations Call for Improved Financial Disclosure Policies HB 4680-4686 are not the financial disclosure we need Lansing – On Tuesday, a group of 14 organizations who support government ethics and transparency released the following joint statement about HB 4680-4686, which…

Leaked Video Exposes Nationwide Voter Suppression Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan May 14, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Leaked Video Exposes Nationwide Voter Suppression Campaign Voting rights advocates slam right-wing efforts to push anti-voter bills in key states MICHIGAN – Leaked video of a meeting with wealthy right-wing donors shows the executive director of Heritage for America, an organization connected with the…

GOP Pushes for Michigan Taxpayers to Pay for Foreign Corporation’s Legal Fees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 12, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org GOP Pushes for Michigan Taxpayers to Pay for Foreign Corporation’s Legal Fees Michigan taxpayers will now foot the bill to pay for Enbridge’s flouting of state law MICHIGAN – In a brazen move to cater to the corporate whims of…

Gov. Whitmer Correct in Issuing Warning Letter to Shut Down Line 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan May 11, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Gov. Whitmer Correct in Issuing Warning Letter to Shut Down Line 5  Gov. has legal authority to order shutdown, while Enbridge chooses to operate its pipeline unlawfully  MICHIGAN – Progress Michigan is applauding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s action to shut down Line…

New Poll: Michiganders Favor Bold Plans to Rebuild from Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 11, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org New Poll: Michiganders Favor Bold Plans to Rebuild from Pandemic Monthly research newsletter shows high disapproval of GOP effort to tie federal relief to emergency powers MICHIGAN – On Monday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect,…

House Republicans Continue to Make a Mockery of the Political Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 6, 2020 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org House Republicans Continue to Make a Mockery of the Political Process Hearing with conspiracy theorist Naomi Wolf is an embarrassment to our state MICHIGAN – On Thursday, House Republicans held a hearing featuring testimony from noted conspiracy theorist and anti-vaxxer Naomi Wolf,…

Add Rank Hypocrisy to List of Ron Weiser Transgressions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan May 4, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Add Rank Hypocrisy to List of Ron Weiser Transgressions MIGOP hypocrisy allows privately funded police departments, but not election administration  MICHIGAN – After the Petoskey City Council voted 3-2 to accept a donation from serial inciter of misogyny and political violence Ron…