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Bill Schuette Should Speak Out about Midland County District Court; Defend Law of the Land

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  July 1, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bill Schuette Should Speak Out about Midland County District Court; Defend Law of the Land Courts decision to halt marriages a clear slap at Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality decision LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan is calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette to […]

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Progress Michigan to New Corrections Director: Cancel the Aramark Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan to New Corrections Director: Cancel the Aramark Contract Heidi Washington has an opportunity to show leadership on first day; poll shows voters want Aramark gone LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan is calling on Heidi Washington, the new director of the Department of Corrections, […]

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Gov. Snyder Signs Death Star Bill, Attacks Workers Across Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  June 30, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Gov. Snyder Signs Death Star Bill, Attacks Workers Across Michigan Corporate-backed bill will allow big business to run roughshod over communities LANSING — Today, Gov. Rick Snyder silenced the voices of millions of Michiganders by signing legislation that prevents local governments from […]

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Progress Michigan: Love Wins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 26, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan: Love Wins Ruling is proof that government can be the peoples’ tool for good, justice and equality LANSING — Progress Michigan joined the chorus of millions celebrating today’s ruling guaranteeing marriage equality for LGBT Americans. The following statement can be […]

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Supreme Court Rules Against Tea Party Crusaders; Once Again Upholds Affordable Care Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 25, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Supreme Court Rules Against Tea Party Crusaders; Once Again Upholds Affordable Care Act Attorney General Bill Schuette should apologize for threatening to take away Michiganders’ health coverage LANSING — Today, the United State Supreme Court upheld the ability of those on the […]

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Progress Michigan Responds to Aramark-Prompted Prison Kitchen Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 24, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Responds to Aramark-Prompted Prison Kitchen Bill LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding proposed legislation to require prison kitchens to undergo health inspections in the wake of maggots being found in an Aramark kitchen. The bipartisan package of bills includes […]

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Senate Committee Votes to Pay Young Adults Poverty Wages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 17, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Senate Committee Votes to Pay Young Adults Poverty Wages SB250 would lower wages for Michiganders under 20 years old  LANSING — Continuing their trend of attacking workers’ wages, conservatives on a Senate committee voted this morning to lower the wages of young […]

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Not Cutting It: Aramark Employees Left Knife Unsecured Before Going Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 15, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Not Cutting It: Aramark Employees Left Knife Unsecured Before Going Home Similar negligence by private contractor led to prison break in New York MICHIGAN — According to emails obtained by Progress Michigan, Aramark workers at the Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center […]

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Progress Michigan Calls on Gov. Snyder to Veto Death Star Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 11, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on Gov. Snyder to Veto Death Star Bill HB4052 is undemocratic, unnecessary and only helps corporations LANSING — Following passage of HB4052 in the Senate, also known as the Death Star Bill, Progress Michigan is calling on Gov. Rick […]

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Gov. Snyder Signs Indiana-Style Adoption RFRA Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 11, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Gov. Snyder Signs Indiana-Style Adoption RFRA Bill MICHIGAN — Gov. Snyder has signed a package of bills that will allow adoption agencies to discriminate based on religious beliefs. Progress Michigan released the following statement in response: “Gov. Snyder has a history of […]