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RELEASE: Progress Michigan Names Representative Kara Hope Legislator of the Month for January

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 5, 2019 Progress Michigan Names Representative Kara Hope Legislator of the Month for January Hope named for efforts to make government more accountable, help keep Michigan clean LANSING — Progress Michigan has named Representative Kara Hope its Legislator of the Month for January for introducing legislation to […]

GOP Seeks to Reinstate Corporate Control of Enviro Regs

GOP Seeks to Reinstate Corporate Control of Enviro Regs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan   February 6, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org GOP Seeks to Reinstate Corporate Control of Enviro Regs Biz interests had too much control over regulations, Whitmer made right call   MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding Republican legislative efforts to undermine Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent […]

Whitmer Continues to Improve Transparency in Michigan

Whitmer Continues to Improve Transparency in Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 1, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Whitmer Continues to Improve Transparency in Michigan Executive order will limit state agencies’ ability to drag feet when responding to FOIA MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is praising Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today for an executive order improving transparency in state government by limiting […]

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Michelle Wolf to Bring Hilarious Comedy Show to Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 31, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michelle Wolf to Bring Hilarious Comedy Show to Michigan Wolf will headline Stand Up for Progress event LANSING — Comedian Michelle Wolf will be the headliner for Progress Michigan’s annual Stand Up for Progress fundraiser on April 13 in Lansing. Tickets for the […]

We Need to Talk About Discrimination

We Need to Talk About Discrimination

In 2019, it’s hard to believe we’re still having this conversation—but in response to House Speaker Lee Chatfield’s ignorant comments about why he doesn’t believe in protecting LGBTQ+ Michiganders’ civil rights, let’s make one thing really clear: Despite Chatfield’s bizarre world view, civilized society must not protect bigotry.   Of course, this isn’t new. It’s the […]

Project Coordinator: ProgressNow

Project Coordinator: ProgressNow

ProgressNow is currently hiring a Project Coordinator to manage a nationwide narrative shift project through its affiliate of 21 state-based advocacy organizations. The Project Coordinator will work closely with ProgressNow national staff and affiliates to create campaigns and outreach efforts that promote a progressive vision of bodily autonomy and access to abortion that is rooted […]

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Progress Michigan Calls for Investigation of Scabies Outbreak at Women’s Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 18, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls for Investigation of Scabies Outbreak at Women’s Prison Another privatized public service at the center of problems in Michigan’s prison MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is calling for an investigation into an out-of-state medical service provider contracted by the […]

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Progress Michigan Statement on the Resignation of John Engler

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 16, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on the Resignation of John Engler LANSING – Progress Michigan has released the following statement regarding the official resignation of former governor John Engler as interim president at Michigan State University. “Good riddance. It’s too bad Michigan had […]