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Republicans on Board of State Canvassers Side with Corporate Special Interests Over the People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 27, 2018 Republicans on Board of State Canvassers Side with Corporate Special Interests Over the People Shinkle and Pero toss out 22 years of precedent to block popular proposal; play partisan politics with minimum wage ballot measure LANSING — Progress Michigan blasted the two Republican members of […]

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The Stakes of SCOTUS

Since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s recent retirement, the battle for control of the U.S. Supreme Court has taken center-stage in many political conversations. President Trump’s nominee to replace him, Brett Kavanaugh, falls to Kennedy’s right and would undoubtedly shift the court in a more conservative direction. Democrats in the Senate have promised to do everything they […]

Schuette, Once Again, Fights Against LGBT Equality and Freedom

Schuette, Once Again, Fights Against LGBT Equality and Freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 20, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, [email protected] Schuette, Once Again, Fights Against LGBT Equality and Freedom AG Bill Schuette says Civil R MICHIGAN — Attorney General Bill Schuette issued an opinion today saying the Michigan Civil Rights Commissions effort to expand protections to the LGBTQ community through the […]

Snyder Sends Letter to Protect Thin-Skinned Corporate Donor

Snyder Sends Letter to Protect Thin-Skinned Corporate Donor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 19, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, [email protected] Snyder Sends Letter to Protect Thin-Skinned Corporate Donor Citizens have a right to protest and call out business lobbyists trying to protect gerrymandering MICHIGAN — Gov. Rick Snyder has sent a letter to various organizations and candidates for office calling for […]

Promote the Vote Would Eliminate Barriers and Make Voting More Accessible

Promote the Vote Would Eliminate Barriers and Make Voting More Accessible

After gathering more than 430,000 signatures, Michigan’s Promote the Vote campaign has submitted a proposed ballot initiative that, simply put, would make voting easier. The changes proposed include allowing straight-ticket voting, no-reason absentee voting, same-day registration, and automatic voter registration. Each of these policies would be a step toward ensuring every Michigander can exercise their […]

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Coincidence or Corruption? Mysterious Redaction in Schuette’s Calendar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 10, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, [email protected] Coincidence or Corruption? Mysterious Redaction in Schuette’s Calendar Date coincides with date Schuette used public staff to facilitate private real estate deal LANSING — Progress Michigan has obtained Attorney General Bill Schuette’s work calendar and is pointing out a questionable redaction […]

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Progress Michigan names Representative Abdullah Hammoud ‘Legislator of the Month’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 9, 2018 Progress Michigan names Representative Abdullah Hammoud ‘Legislator of the Month’ Hammoud named for quest for accountability from corporations receiving tax dollars LANSING — Progress Michigan has named Representative Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) its Legislator of the Month for June. Representative Hammoud was honored for sponsoring House […]