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    Our mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable and assists in the promotion of progressive ideas.

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    Progress Michigan works as a communications team and media hub for the entire progressive community. We're a marketing department for progressive ideas - a campaign that never stops.

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FLINT, MI - JANUARY 27:  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to the media regarding the status of the Flint water crisis on January 27, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan.  A federal state of emergency has been declared in Flint related to the city's water becoming contaminated.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

After Michigan Disaster, “Right-to-Work” Gets Zero Votes in Illinois

In 2012, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation making Michigan a “right-to-work” state. At the bill signing, done while thousands protested outside the governor’s office, Snyder explained, “Again, I don’t view this as anti-union at all. I believe this is pro-worker.” Despite Snyder’s corporate rhetoric, wages are down in Michigan since he signed the bill into […]

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Brian Calley’s Government Done Wrong

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has launched another online ad teasing his expected announcement for a run or higher office later this month. This time, his ad ends with Calley saying: “Government does work when done right.” That’s a strange claim coming from someone like Brian Calley, whose time spent as Rick Snyder’s right hand man […]

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To Our Teachers

  This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. As an organization that believes in public education, we know that teachers who work tirelessly to create learning environments are vital to a strong educational system. To honor that commitment, we decided to each remember our favorite teachers and share our thoughts and memories about them. Hugh Madden, […]

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Now Hiring: Digital Organizer

Position Summary: Progress Michigan’s mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses cutting-edge digital media strategies to creatively build grassroots support for progressive issues. We’re a marketing department for progressive ideas – a campaign that never stops. We’re looking for a full-time Digital […]

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#MIGOP Worst Nightmare: Roadtrips

Last week I was fortunate enough to do what many families around Michigan were doing, spending my son’s Spring Break on a family vacation. Our trip took a slightly unexpected turn. Instead of flying, we ended up driving – all the way to Miami. As we drove through numerous states, several things stood out to […]