Did Wayne County Canvassers Lie in FOIA Response?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan October 18, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Did Wayne County Canvassers Lie in FOIA Response? Monica Palmer alludes to text message from district GOP chair MICHIGAN – After Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers tried to disenfranchise Detroit voters in 2020, Progress Michigan filed a…

New Report: Republicans’ Fight Against Fair Legislative Maps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 14, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org New Report: Republicans’ Fight Against Fair Legislative Maps Michigan’s right-wing has been fighting against a fair, nonpartisan redistricting process for decades, spending millions to spread lies MICHIGAN – A new report by Progress Michigan outlines how Michigan Republicans and right-wing…

MICRC Demands Exorbitant Amount to Fulfill Routine Progress Michigan FOIA Request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 7, 2021 Contact: Lonnie Scott, Lonnie@progressmichigan.org MICRC Demands Exorbitant Amount to Fulfill Routine Progress Michigan FOIA Request Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission requires $60,000 for public records request, reduces to $30,000 after missing deadline, obstructing transparency MICHIGAN – In August, Progress Michigan submitted a public records request to…

New Poll: Michiganders See Through GOP’s Lies About Voting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 7, 2021 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org New Poll: Michiganders See Through GOP’s Lies About Voting MICHIGAN – On Wednesday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect, a monthly research newsletter that tracks public opinion about a variety of political issues and public figures. This month’s report tackles the…

Progress Michigan Calls Out Senate GOP’s Passage of SB 303

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 6, 2021 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls Out Senate GOP’s Passage of SB 303  Anti-voter bill is the most restrictive effort from MIGOP yet  MICHIGAN – Today, the Michigan Senate passed SB 303, an anti-voter bill that would make it more difficult to vote in Michigan.…

Whitmer Vetoes Bills That Promoted ‘Big Lie’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Monday, October 4, 2021 Contact: Lonnie Scott, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Whitmer Vetoes Bills That Promoted ‘Big Lie’  Four election bills were simply aimed at voter suppression MICHIGAN – After Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed four anti-voter bills that originated from conspiracies about the November 2020 election, Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan, issued…

Enbridge: Polluting Our Great Lakes and Government

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Monday, September 20, 2021  Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org, (616) 916-0574  Enbridge: Polluting Our Great Lakes and Government Multinational fossil fuel corporation runs Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority ‘informational’ session on tunnel MICHIGAN – Progress Michigan is calling for transparency and accountability at the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA), the body…

Complaint: DTE, Bellino and Shirkey Violated Campaign Finance and Lobby Acts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan Thursday, September 16, 2021  Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org, (616) 916-0574  Complaint: DTE, Bellino and Shirkey Violated Campaign Finance and Lobby Acts Progress Michigan files formal complaint over golf fees MICHIGAN – Today, Progress Michigan filed complaints with the State Bureau of Elections against Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, Rep. Joe Bellino, DTE Energy…

Alma Welcomes Immigrants to Former Masonic Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, September 15, 2021  Contact: Sam Inglot, sam@progressmichigan.org, (616) 916-0574  Alma Welcomes Immigrants to Former Masonic Home Alma City Commission votes 4-2 for unity, not division MICHIGAN – In a sign of showing compassion for children seeking a better life in this country, the Alma City Commission voted 4-2 to rezone a former…

‘Building Back Rural Michigan’ Livestream Highlights Policy Agenda for Rural Communities     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, September 14, 2021  Contact: Levi Teitel, levi@progressmichigan.org ‘Building Back Rural Michigan’ Livestream Highlights Policy Agenda for Rural Communities      Progress Michigan hosts discussion advocating policies to help rural communities thrive MICHIGAN – As part of its advocacy around the 2021 Rural Policy Action Report, Progress Michigan hosted a virtual discussion on Tuesday to talk about the challenges…