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Progress Michigan Calls on GOP to Support Net Neutrality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 25, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on GOP to Support Net Neutrality For once, Senate Republicans should support equality, not corporate giants LANSING — Earlier today, according to media reports, the Senate Republicans passed a non-binding resolution urging President Barack Obama, Congress and the Federal Communications […]

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Snyder and Walker: Assailing Workers’ Rights Across the Great Lakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 24, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder and Walker: Assailing Workers’ Rights Across the Great Lakes Michigan proves it: Right to Work doesn’t create jobs, only hurts workers MICHIGAN — Today, Progress Michigan voiced solidarity with Wisconsin workers and unions as they challenge Gov. Scott Walker’s […]

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MIGOP Chair Hopeful Uses Racist and Offensive Language to Describe Asian American Michiganders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 19, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org MIGOP Chair Hopeful Uses Racist and Offensive Language to Describe Asian American Michiganders Republicans have a problem with cultural insensitivity from sitting, prospective leaders  LANSING — The Michigan GOP has a long, problematic history of its leaders using racial and derogatory terms […]

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Snyder Lied About Balanced Budget on Campaign Trail, MEDC Needs Transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 18, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Lied About Balanced Budget on Campaign Trail, MEDC Needs Transparency Testimony from Treasury official states administration knew about budget shortfall in October MICHIGAN — News broke today that the Snyder administration knew about the state’s massive budget shortfall last October while […]

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National Media Problem of Racial Biases Comes to Lansing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 9, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org National Media Problem of Racial Biases Comes to Lansing Prominent Lansing radio host excuses murder with stereotypes in East Lansing shooting death LANSING — Recently, Lansing radio host Tim Barron, who emcees a morning radio program on WLMI 92.9, used […]

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Progress Michigan Congratulates LGBT Couples Whose Marriages Are Now Legal in Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 4, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Congratulates LGBT Couples Whose Marriages Are Now Legal in Michigan MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding Gov. Snyder’s decision to not appeal a federal judge’s ruling saying that Michigan must recognize the over 300 same-sex marriages that […]

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FLASHBACK: Jeb Bush Clueless on Paycheck Fairness Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 4, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org FLASHBACK: Jeb Bush Clueless on Paycheck Fairness Act Stumping in Michigan, presidential candidate botched question on critical legislation MICHIGAN — In an attempt to lift the profile of his 2016 presidential campaign, Jeb Bush is speaking at the Detroit Economic Club today. […]

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Progress Michigan to Snyder: Don’t Appeal Marriage Equality Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 4, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan to Snyder: Don’t Appeal Marriage Equality Ruling Gov. Snyder has an opportunity to get on the right side of history  LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan urged Gov. Rick Snyder to not appeal U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith’s January 15th ruling in […]

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NRA-Backed Gun Bill Passes Senate: Shows GOP Has Wrong Priorities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 3, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org NRA-Backed Gun Bill Passes Senate: Shows GOP Has Wrong Priorities Despite massive budget shortfall, MI GOP tows the line for corporate gun lobby LANSING — Today, the Michigan Senate approved a bill that would eliminate county gun boards that approve concealed pistol […]

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Questions Abound After Aramark Overseer Jumps Ship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 30, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Questions Abound After Aramark Overseer Jumps Ship Departure of controversial former prison chief adds to Aramark’s embattled legacy in Michigan LANSING — The controversy surrounding the state’s prison food service contract with Aramark only worsens with the news that Ed Buss, the contract […]