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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 […]

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Doing the Right Thing is Priceless

Lansing became Michigan’s first sanctuary city on Monday night. It was a victory for immigration rights organizations, local activists, and the city as a whole. Lansing (where I live and where Progress Michigan has offices) is strongest when families aren’t being ripped apart because of a broken immigration system. One of the possible bumps in […]

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We Need a Vaccine Against Stupidity

Yesterday marked the start of National Public Health Week. This is a blog about some of Michigan’s conservative elected officials who clearly did not get the memo. Michigan Republicans have decided to throw established science and concerns for public health out the window by introducing bills that are clearly catered to the anti-vaccine crowd — and […]

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This is Not About Bathrooms

Donald Trump has revoked Obama administration guidelines regarding transgender students’ rights. And while every headline, news story, and debate around this topic seems to have centered around students’ right to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, Trump’s actions have nothing to do with bathrooms. Laverne Cox, a TV star and trans rights […]

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Trouble at the border

A dangerous remnant of the 2016 lame duck session has been resurrected and is moving through the legislature. The bill, SB40, would allow Michigan companies near the border that hire out-of-state workers to count those non-Michigan employees toward receiving publicly-funded grants and aid. It’s essentially a signal to corporations on Michigan’s border that they can […]