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Schuette Seeks to Further Victimize Teen Rape Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 17, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Seeks to Further Victimize Teen Rape Victims Attorney General wants to expose names of prison rape victims MICHIGAN — In an ill-advised attempt to defend the state from a class-action sexual assault lawsuit, Attorney General Bill Schuette is seeking to publicly name […]

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Progress Michigan Calls for Boycott of Dieseltec

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 16, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls for Boycott of Dieseltec MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding discriminatory comments made toward the LGBT community by the owner of Dieseltec in Grandville, Mich. “Discriminating against people because of who they are or whom they love […]

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Big Donations from Insurance Lobby Go to Supporters of No-Fault Overhaul

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  April 16, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Big Donations from Insurance Lobby Go to Supporters of No-Fault Overhaul Five Senators received over $200,000 in total contributions from insurance industry LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan is calling attention to the massive amount of political donations made by the insurance industry […]

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After Aramark Failures, Progress Michigan Questions Move to Privatize Prison Stores

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 8, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org After Aramark Failures, Progress Michigan Questions Move to Privatize Prison Stores Privatizing prison services has been a disaster in Michigan, but trend continues  LANSING — The decision to outsource more state prison service jobs to an out-of-state corporation shows that policymakers in […]

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Progress Michigan Lauds RFRA Veto Promise by Gov. Snyder, Calls For More Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  April 2, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Lauds RFRA Veto Promise by Gov. Snyder, Calls For More Action Snyder says he’d veto RFRA without Elliot-Larsen amendment, but more needs to be done LANSING — According to media reports, Gov. Rick Snyder has vowed to veto a Religious Freedom […]

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POLL: Top Reason for Opposition to Proposal 1 — Voters Believe Middle Class Already Paying Their Fair Share

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 31, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org POLL: Top Reason for Opposition to Proposal 1 — Voters Believe Middle Class Already Paying Their Fair Share Opposition to ‘Safe Roads’ Ballot Proposal Not Driven by Anti-Tax Electorate  LANSING — Progress Michigan today released results of a Google Consumer Survey showing […]

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Progress Michigan Calls on Gov. Snyder to Join Growing Boycott of Indiana; Promise Veto of Similar Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 31, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on Gov. Snyder to Join Growing Boycott of Indiana; Promise Veto of Similar Legislation Move would send a signal that Michigan stands against hate  MICHIGAN — Today, Progress Michigan urged Gov. Snyder to join governors in Connecticut and Washington and ban all state […]

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Aramark’s Five-Second Rule: Employee Took Food from Trash, Rinsed, Reheated & Served It to Inmates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  March 30, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Aramark’s Five-Second Rule: Employee Took Food from Trash, Rinsed, Reheated & Served It to Inmates Days before November election, an Aramark employee served food from the trash, which inmates refused to serve MICHIGAN — Emails obtained by Progress Michigan through a Freedom […]

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Gov. Snyder Pardons Wealthy Lawyer of GOP Mega Donor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  March 27, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Gov. Snyder Pardons Wealthy Lawyer of GOP Mega Donor Pardon shows governor only cares about the rich and well-connected MICHIGAN — A report from the Associated Press this morning proves that Gov. Rick Snyder favors the wealthy and the well connected. The AP reported […]

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It’s Not Just Michigan Prisons: Aramark’s Extensive Rap Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  March 25, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org It’s Not Just Michigan Prisons: Aramark’s Extensive Rap Sheet Recent history shows a consistent pattern of problems with Aramark MICHIGAN — According to a laundry list of recent media reports, Aramark has a consistent record of failure and problems across the country […]