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Progress Michigan provides a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable and helps build grassroots support for progressive ideas.

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  • Who we are

    Progress Michigan is a first-of-its-kind organization. Our mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable and assists in the promotion of progressive ideas.

  • What we do

    Progress Michigan works as a communications team and media hub for the entire progressive community. We're a marketing department for progressive ideas - a campaign that never stops.

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    Want to take your activism to the next level? Join our network of thousands of Michiganders working to make Michigan better.

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Gotta Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving from the folks at Progress Michigan! Enjoy the food, family and football today and know that we’re thankful for your support every single day. Here are a few things we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving: -Progressive Bloggers / Independent Media -A higher minimum wage that’s tied to inflation -Congressman John Dingell -Protests in solidarity […]


Ferguson is Just the Beginning

By Matthew Kovac When President Obama called for peace in Ferguson after Monday night’s grand jury decision, I could not help but think of a speech that political activist Howard Zinn gave at the height of the Vietnam War. “Thousands of us were arrested for disturbing the peace,” he said. “But there is no peace. […]


Can We Talk?

I don’t mean to downplay or disrespect the power of people who faced down police dogs, fire hoses and mob violence in the fight for civil rights and it’s not just because I’m a media jackal that I’m playing up the role of the media, but I don’t want to even try to imagine that […]

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Thoughts on Ferguson

As I sat and watched the events unfold in Ferguson last night I was filled with many emotions. As a parent, my first thoughts were with Michael Brown’s family and the pain they’re enduring as they not only bury their son, but as they received word that their son’s killer would not be brought to […]


25,000 and Counting

As one of Michigan’s most trusted watchdog groups, we have worked hard to hold the Snyder administration accountable for managing the contract between Aramark and the Department of Corrections. To that end, we submitted a FOIA request on September 12th asking for all documents related to the contract. It’s two-plus months later and we’re still […]