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If You Don’t Vote, Please Complain

I often hear progressives say, “If you don’t vote, don’t complain.” The statement is usually directed at people who fail to vote in elections – and is often made in despair when new, harmful policies are announced or laws are passed by conservative-led legislatures. As progressives, we should stop telling people not to complain. Instead, […]


If Your Ancestors Came Here Legally, It’s Because The Government Let Them

By Matthew Kovac While lawmakers continue to clash over President Obama’s immigration action, another challenge to the measure is coming from Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who has sued the administration over its plan to scale back deportations. This is nothing new for Schuette. Back in 2011, he led nine other state attorneys general in […]

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Progress Michigan Urges Gov. Snyder to Veto NRA-Backed Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 25, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Urges Gov. Snyder to Veto NRA-Backed Legislation Legislature should focus on other issues to move Michigan forward LANSING — Progress Michigan is urging Gov. Rick Snyder to veto gun lobby-backed legislation that passed out of the House today that would […]

President Obama Delivers Speech On U.S. Signals Intelligence Programs

Why Progressives Need to Stop Talking About Obama’s Patriotism

By Matthew Kovac Last week, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani sparked a media firestorm when he said he does not “believe that the president loves America.” Adding fuel to the fire, likely GOP presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker failed to disavow Giuliani’s remarks. Progressives have responded with outrage. But their real […]


Media Accountability?

When we send out a press release, we hope to get a response from the media. We often field phone calls and emails asking us to elaborate or give an original quote. It’s not often we’re attacked by members of the media for sending what we send or saying what we say. We sent out […]